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Thursday 08 March 2012
It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Not so, perhaps, when it comes to ancient Hindu temples.
Thursday 08 March 2012
Cambodians protest as construction begins on copy that will be world's tallest Hindu temple
Monday 05 March 2012
Saturday 25 February 2012
Anne Frank, the famous diarist and Holocaust victim, was put to death on account of her Jewish faith. But earlier this month, she was nonetheless secretly co-opted into the Mormon Church.
Friday 24 February 2012
I rarely disagree with Sir Ian McKellen's views on gay rights, but on this occasion I must. I do not believe that gay couples should have the right to a state-recognised marriage. I believe that the state should not recognise any union except a civil partnership, which makes things easier for legal purposes such as pensions, parenthood and inheritance.
Monday 20 February 2012
Police in Nepal say they have arrested dozens of people for smoking cannabis at a religious festival where holy men had received permission to indulge in the drug.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Visitor numbers to the ancient Khmer ruins of Angkor are rocketing, so a successful visit is all about timing. Sarah Barrell sets her alarm clock
Friday 03 February 2012
Their ideals should be applied to journeys today too, says Alain de Botton.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
India has condemned a joke made by US television host Jay Leno in which he said that the holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple of Amritsar, was the holiday home of wealthy Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Monday 16 January 2012
Archaeologists from Egypt and Switzerland have unearthed the 1,100-year-old tomb of a female singer in the Valley of the Kings.
Sunday 08 January 2012
Experts use 3D imaging to undo ravages of time and thieves at the haunting Banteay Chhmar site
Sunday 11 December 2011
Festivals, films and merchandise will go into overdrive in 2012 to mark 10 years since the Clash singer's death.
Saturday 19 November 2011
The peace was palpable. Around the temple courtyard pilgrims were reading, praying, and sweeping the gleaming marble. Meanwhile the air was filled with music and chanting, relayed via discreetly placed speakers from the golden inner sanctuary that glowed magnificently through the darkness. It was just after 4.30am at Amritsar's Golden Temple. Here, in accordance with Sikh philosophy, all are welcome – including slightly spaced-out women just arrived from England.
Friday 28 October 2011
Thursday 11 August 2011
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