Hindus welcome Dublin Archdiocese for hosting yoga in Kilcullen Parish Centre

Hindus have commended Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin (Ireland) and its Kilcullen Parish for hosting yoga classes in Kilcullen Parish Centre. These vinyasa flow yoga classes, suitable for all levels and everyone, will help participants strengthen, stretch, tone and relax; an announcement says. Janine Callaghan of This Is Yoga is the teacher. On her website, […]

Gangasagar Mela Stampede, 6 dead (15 January 2017)

In a stampede at Gangasagar Mela, 6 people dead and several injured. On 15 January 2017, as a part of Makara Sankranti Mela at Gangasagar, West Bengal, more than a million devotees (10-12 lakh people) have performed Punya Snan. Six people are reported dead in a deadly stampede at The Gangasagar Mela in West Bengal […]

Upset Hindus urge Texas brewery to withdraw Lord Shiva beers

Upset Hindus are urging New Braunfels (Texas) based New Braunfels Brewing Company (NBBC) to withdraw three beers named after Hindu deity Lord Shiva, calling these highly inappropriate. These are: “Shiva’s Tears”, “Shiva’s Wrath” and “Cosmic Dancer”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or […]

Hindus urge CERN in Switzerland to ensure its Lord Shiva statue is treated with reverence

Hindus are urging CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, to ensure that Lord Shiva statue installed in its complex near Geneva (Switzerland) is treated with reverence it deserved. A video showing a strange ritual (which The Guardian termed as “mock ritual human sacrifice”) apparently in front of its Shiva-Nataraja statue appeared few months back, which […]

yoga may help children with cancer, study reveals

Quality of life of patients doing yoga improved, according to the conclusions of “Results of a Pilot Yoga Intervention to Improve Pediatric Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life and Physical Activity and Parents’ Well-being”. This study, published in the January 2017 issue of “Rehabilitation Oncology”, concluded: “Our findings support the notion that yoga for pediatric cancer […]

University of California Santa Cruz -> free meditation sessions

Hindus have welcomed University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), a public research university, for offering free meditation sessions for students, faculty and staff; and are urging all US universities to launch such sessions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended UCSC for recognizing the intersection of spirituality and education, and […]

Arkansas’ Ozarka College offering yoga with Om & chanting

Hindus have welcomed Ozarka College of Arkansas, a public community college, for offering “Hatha Yoga” course including “Oms and chanting”, pranayama and meditation. According to Oxford Dictionary of Hinduism, Hatha-Yoga (yoga of force) is a “form of yogic practice designed to bring about liberation and immortality in this life, through the purification and manipulation of […]

Hindus urge world’s top Louvre Museum to launch Hindu art gallery

Hindus are urging world’s-largest and top-ranking “Musée du Louvre” (Louvre Museum) of Paris, which owns Mona Lisa, to establish a permanent Gallery of Hindu Art. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Louvre; which claimed itself “a universal museum”, a “Museum among museums” and “an institution from which people […]

Amazon Canada removes Lord Ganesh underwear within few hours of Hindu protest

Online retailer Amazon Canada removed underwear carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh from its website within few hours after upset Hindus protested calling it “highly inappropriate”. “Women’s Ganesh Ganesa Ganapati 4 White Hipsters” with the image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh on the hip on the underwear worn by the model on the Amazon.ca […]

Hindus seek apology as Amazon Canada sells Lord Ganesha underwear

Upset Hindus are urging online retailer Amazon Canada for the immediate withdrawal of underwear, doormats, bed sheets, sweatpants, rugs, bedspreads, bedcovers, picnic beach sheets, floor mat, sweat shorts and skateboards carrying images of Hindu deities Ganesha, Shiva and Hanuman; calling it highly inappropriate. “Women’s Ganesh Ganesa Ganapati 4 White Hipsters” carry the image of Hindu […]