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Revealed: The secret of the ‘ass-curse’ stones scattered across Maharashtra. They sit innocuously in an airy gallery in Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji museum, drawing barely a glance.

Revealed: The secret of the ‘ass-curse’ stones scattered across Maharashtra

But a closer look at the two engraved stone slabs from the 11th century reveals a rather explicit scene: a donkey with an erect phallus poised over a woman, about to have sex with her. As it turns out, scores of stone slabs with this configuration of figures lie scattered across Maharashtra and parts of Goa. A short history of bhang in India. What coffee was to the American television sitcom, Friends, the cannabis drink bhang was to Hindi’s greatest satirical novel, Raag Darbari.

A short history of bhang in India

Set in an Uttar Pradesh village during the 1960s, bhang is ubiquitous in the novel and even the children of the village, some of whom are too poor to even know what milk tastes like, are familiar with it. Videos: This is why Indian-American groups (and others) are opposing CNN's series featuring Indians. India’s Aghori ascetics have been subject to frequent portrayals in Western interpretations of the “mystical East”.

Videos: This is why Indian-American groups (and others) are opposing CNN's series featuring Indians

MyIndMakers. Isha Foundation did not have approval for construction of Shiva statue, says Tamil Nadu government. In its response to a petition filed in the Madras High Court against Isha Yoga Centre, the Tamil Nadu government has said that necessary approvals for the construction of the 113-feet Shiva statue were not obtained by the foundation, PTI reported on Wednesday.

Isha Foundation did not have approval for construction of Shiva statue, says Tamil Nadu government

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled the statue in Coimbatore on February 24, despite protests from several quarters. Watch: Narendra Modi unveils controversial 112-foot Shiva statue at Isha Foundation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Isha Foundation’s 113-foot Shiva statue in Coimbatore amid protests against allegations that the organisation led by yoga guru Jaggi Vasudev had violated several environmental norms while building it.

Watch: Narendra Modi unveils controversial 112-foot Shiva statue at Isha Foundation

The ceremony was scheduled for 6 pm on Friday, on the occasion of Mahashivratri. An online petition on change.org asking the prime minister to comply with their request had gained traction. State authorities had increased security arrangements as tribal associations and environmentalist groups announced plans to stage demonstrations against the organisation. Dhari Devi temple: Dhari devi temple on river Alaknanda awaits relocation since 3 years. Death on the Hippie Trail. Hindi film tributes to Krishna range from the sublime to the ridiculous. 2014/11 [The Hindu] The Sunday Book Club (@TSBookClub). Every Sunday at 3 p.m., book lovers on twitter discuss authors, genres and publishing trends in a session moderated by The Sunday Book Club (@TSBookClub).

2014/11 [The Hindu] The Sunday Book Club (@TSBookClub).

The TSBC has crossed 112 weeks and has at its helm three founders — Raghav Modi, Sudha Ganapathi and Rahul Gupta, based in different cities. “TSBC arose from a combined passion for books and the fact that nothing like this was being done on Twitter, in India at least,” says Raghav, who had been running a movie chat, #MTOS (Movie Talk on Sunday). He realised that a number of conversations he was having with Twitter friends based in India were about books. “Since I had a basic idea about running a chat, I asked Sudha and Rahul (with whom I had interacted on Twitter) if they would like to start something,” he recalls. The first TSBC chat took place on September 30, 2012. Blogger: Sudha Ganapathi. BBC The Secret Swami Satya Sai Baba 2004 full. 2016/10 [scroll] The making of Coke Studio: The 120-person crew, a wannabe Deepika and other fun facts. Consider the way this year’s season kicked off with the heartrending Aye Rah-e-Haq Ke Shaheedo, timed closely around Pakistan’s Independence Day.

2016/10 [scroll] The making of Coke Studio: The 120-person crew, a wannabe Deepika and other fun facts

It then proceeded to undulate through troughs and peaks, culminating with a poignant collaboration between maestros Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the tragically deceased Amjad Sabri. The audiences were hooked, waves were made on social media – mission achieved. This drink may have gotten a bit tepid and the bubbles may have waned, but it’s still being guzzled down. One has to give credit to the Studio for trying to shake things up. The six guest music producers that were taken on-board this time were meant to bring new flavours to the platform. 2016/09 [catapult] My Indian Passport Is a Bitch. Think Body Electric: Yogis, Ascetic, and Fakirs: Fascinating historical images of India that I don't pretend to understand. On further investigation, I figured out that this collection is part of a much larger set of online resources put together by Dr.

Think Body Electric: Yogis, Ascetic, and Fakirs: Fascinating historical images of India that I don't pretend to understand

Frances W. Pritchett at Columbia University. 10 Bizarre Truths About The Mystic Aghori Sadhus That Will Leave You Completely Baffled. None of the cults in the history of mankind have inspired such a degree of bafflement, loathing, fear and disgust in equal measures than the mystic, and often acknowledged as the cannibalistic tribe of India called the Aghoris or the Aghori sadhus.

10 Bizarre Truths About The Mystic Aghori Sadhus That Will Leave You Completely Baffled

Not only cannibalism, Aghoris have also been associated with making love to the corpses as well as using human skulls for grisly religious rituals. Aghori: Cannibal Hindu Monks. The Aghori monks are a Hindu sect known predominantly for their taboo practices such as the ritual cannibalism of the dead.

Aghori: Cannibal Hindu Monks

The Aghori are Shaivites, ascetic sadhus devoted to Shiva. They believe the Hindu god of transformation through death and destruction is the supreme being, embracing death and devoting their lives to living in filth. They often live in or near cremation sites, covering themselves in ashes of the dead, and use bones to make bowls and jewelry. Taste of Travel: 12 Must-Try Food Walks in India, From Mumbai to Mysore. The country's best kebabs, kulfis, buttery dosas, and biryani. Jalebis in Varanasi. Photo: BMD Images/Alamy/Indiapicture. 2001/08 いちもん 第47号/ネパール王宮重大事件に係る報道について. 2006/06 [GQ] The Incredible Buddha Boy. Last December, I got an e-mail from my editor at GQ. A 15-year-old boy in Nepal had supposedly been meditating for the past seven months without any food or water.

Would I like to look into this? I went online. Saraswati. Hindu Goddesses.