Millions in the Indian subcontinent celebrate the Hindu festival with fervour.
Arts & Culture
US & Canada
by Taran N Khan
Politics03 Mar 2015 15:52 GMT
Sale or possession of beef is punishable by up to five years in jail in western state - home to financial hub Mumbai.
Politics23 Dec 2014 04:02 GMT
Shouting matches erupt in parliament as calls grow to stop 'forced' conversions of Christians and Muslims to Hinduism.
Politics10 Dec 2014 11:17 GMT
Opposition MPs attack ruling party over mass conversion of about 200 Muslims to Hinduism by far right Hindu groups.
Politics04 Nov 2014 11:29 GMT
Books by Hindu nationalists merging myth with reality proliferate in PM Modi's home state of Gujarat.
Arts & Culture26 Aug 2014 11:58 GMT
Worshipers hope rebuilding ancient Hindu temple can help in reconciliation between Tamil and Sinhala community.
© 2017 Al Jazeera Media Network