Yoga may help university students deal with stress

A faculty member of State University of New York (SUNY) at Canton “aims to prove yoga can help students battle the stresses of college life”, according to a University release. Its Assistant Professor Dr. Erica M. Sharpe is seeking student volunteers for a new four-week study, starting April 11, to determine the effects of yoga […]

Yoga reduces depression, Harvard-Columbia researchers find

Columbia and Harvard researchers find yoga and controlled breathing reduce depressive symptoms, according to The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine which has published this study on March one. This randomized controlled dosing study “Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing” claims to provide evidence that participation in an intervention composed […]

Chanting by Montana elementary students linked to Hindu epic Ramayana

Hindus have welcomed reports of performance by students of some elementary schools of Missoula County Public Schools (MCPS) in Montana, involving a chant linked to Hindu text Ramayana in February. According to reports, this performance, part of a project which received grant from state agency Montana Arts Council; included pupils from Lewis and Clark Elementary, […]

Diwali declared holiday in New York’s East Williston School District

Hindus have welcomed the reported inclusion of Diwali, most popular of their festival, as holiday by East Williston Union Free School District (EWUFSD) in New York State on its School Calendar for 2017-2018. Nearby Syosset Central School District, East Meadow School District and Half Hollow Hills Central School District recently declared Diwali as an official […]

Worship Space at Texas A&M University, USA

Hindus are commending public research institution Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station (Texas) for reported launching of designated Prayer and Meditation Room in its Sterling C. Evans Library; said to be an all-inclusive worship area. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today; called this dedication of a quiet calming space […]

#IAmNewIndia, Take the Pledge for Nation Building

IAmNewIndia Take pledge Narendra Modi App no-watermark

#IAmNewIndia – This Holi, time to take a pledge to build a new india! PM Narendra Modi is known to blend important festivals and occasions to bind the nation with a cause of nation building. Last Diwali, his call to send #Sandesh2Soldiers got a huge response and it changed the Diwali for our men in […]

Historic renovation of America’s 1st Hindu temple nearing completion in San Francisco

Historic, painstaking and expensive renovation of the magnificent Old Temple in San Francisco, claimed to be “the first Hindu temple in the Western world” and dedicated in 1906, is nearing completion. Old Temple, originally known as Hindu Temple and said to be built within four months, is a part of Vedanta Society of Northern California […]

Maryland church offering yoga

Hindus have welcomed Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church (LHUMC) (in Linthicum, Maryland), whose history goes back to 1828, for offering yoga classes. Besides special Lent meditation-prayer services on Wednesdays, LHUMC is also offering two-levels of yoga in Church’s Fellowship Hall which include yoga postures, alignment and breath. Its current classes, “Yoga 1”, will end on […]

Hindus urge Sydney Mayor to disallow exhibition showing Lord Krishna smoking meth

Upset Hindus are urging Lord Mayor Clover Moore and City Council of Sydney for immediate disallowing of “Krishna in Erskineville” art exhibition from a Darlinghurst gallery, reportedly showing Hindu deity Lord Krishna brandishing a meth pipe; calling it highly inappropriate. “Krishna in Erskineville” at ESD Gallery of Sydney suburb Darlinghurst, described as “A series of […]

Women’s Day Sand Sculptures by Tarani Prasad Mishra

Here are the Women’s Day Sand Sculptures designed by Tarani Prasad Mishra, a renowned sand sculptor from Andhra Pradesh. As on 8 March 2017, the International Women’s Day is being celebrated all over the world, Tarani made these sand sculptures for the betterment and upliftment of women in this modern world. “Yatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra […]