Water as Religion

Hindu rituals and environmental concerns clash at Jamaica Bay

By CLAUDIA BRACHOLDT & MADHURA KARNIK Richard Prasad knelt bare-footed in the grey sand on the beach. It was a Sunday morning. Prasad, 46, and his friend had been trying to light two candles that were sitting in two small clay bowls. Prasad held two gold-colored plates in his hands, trying to block the wind […]