World Penguin Day Sand Sculpture – 25 April 2017

World Penguin Day Sand Sculpture has been designed by Tarani Prasad Mishra on the occasion of 25 April 2017 (World Penguin Day). This sand sculpture has been made on the banks of Vamsadhara, (near L N Peta, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh) India. World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. This happens each year on […]

Sculpture Day Sand Sculpture | International Sculpture Day – 24 April 2017

Tarani Prasad Mishra has made a sand sculpture for International Sculpture Day. 24 April is celebrated as International Sculpture Day. For 2017, Tarani Prasad Mishra has designed this sand sculpture denoting three emotions in this art. Tarani has made this sand sculpture on the banks of Vamsadhara River near LN Peta, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. There […]

Maha Yagna with 108 hawan kunds in South Africa for Peace

Hindus will reportedly light 108 fires as a part of ancient Vedic ritual yajna in a sports ground in Port Shepstone town of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa on “Freedom Day” (South Africa’s national day on April 27). Yajna, an oblation made to a deity, is a Vedic ritual done in front of sacred fire with […]

3 New Jersey school districts to close for students on Diwali festival

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, by declaring holiday for students on October 19 by three school districts in New Jersey State on their school calendars for 2017-2018. Glen Rock Public Schools has announced closure of schools and offices on Diwali; in West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, schools will […]

Duke University students adopt yoga as a protest form

Some graduate students of prestigious Duke University (DU) reportedly used yoga as a protest form to bring back free gym access for fourth and fifth-year students and exhibit how strongly they felt about the issue. Protesting the revocation of access, these students held yoga classes on Abele Quad, named in honor of architect Julian Abele, […]

City of San Antonio sponsors Om Festival, where “yogis unite to say om”

Hindus have commended America’s seventh largest city San Antonio (Texas) for sponsoring Om Festival, a free and open to the public event on April 22, regarding which the City announcement says: “come spread your Om with us!” “Om” is the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious […]

Hindus urge Student referendum at Benedictine College to decide yoga’s fate

Hindus are urging referendum among all students of Benedictine College (BC), a Roman Catholic college in Atchison (Kansas), on whether to keep or discard yoga. “Concerned student body”, which started an online petitions at “care2 PETITIONS” to “bring back yoga” to BC, has received 99 supporters. “Yoga is a great way to be active and […]

Diwali Holiday in many school districts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Hindus have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, by declaring holiday for students on October 19 by various school districts in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania on their school calendars for 2017-2018. In New York State, these are East Meadow School District, East Williston Union Free School […]

Washington DC ice hockey team offering free “Playoff Stress” yoga classes to fans

The 2016-17 Presidents’ Trophy winners Washington DC based professional ice hockey team Washington Capitals (Caps) is offering free yoga sessions held in the morning of each Caps game day in upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs April 12 to 26. Called “Playoff Stress Yoga”, Caps team yoga instructor Kelly Moore will host these yoga sessions on the […]