These photos will teleport you to ’70s Kathmandu

The 1970s were an interesting time for Kathmandu. While it had been two decades since the country opened for tourists, the people on the streets still wore the traditional attire, and participated in religious rituals with a lot of fervour. This mood is aptly captured by veteran photographer Mani Lama, who has been taking photographs […]

Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered

  Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, answers six questions about the significance of the Muslim month of fasting. Why is Ramadan called Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts either 29 or 30 days, depending […]