Hindus plead for Diwali holiday in all Missouri schools

Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Missouri to close on Diwali, most popular of their festival, which falls on October 19 this year. Many public school districts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have already reportedly declared day-off for students on October 19. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in […]

UNESCO blamed of hypocrisy for heritage status to island where women are forbidden

Hindus have blamed United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) of hypocrisy over granting Okinoshima Island of Japan the World Heritage Site status where the women are not allowed to set foot. UNESCO World Heritage Committee, whose 41st session is meeting in Krakow (Poland) on July 2-12, endorsed Okinoshima Island of Japan for inscription […]

Hindus welcome Baptist Health offering free yoga at multiple sites in Miami area

Hindus have commended Miami (Florida) headquartered Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) offering various free yoga classes. These classes by BHSF ( which describes itself as “a faith-based organization guided by the spirit of Jesus Christ…”) are reportedly held on various days and times in Miami (Kendall Branch Library, Bayfront Park and A.D. Barnes Park), Pinecrest […]

Adequate coverage of Hinduism sought in new religion program at Eastern Michigan University

Welcoming the launch of new Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies degree at comprehensive public Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Hindus are urging for adequate share of Hindu studies in the program. Commending EMU for introducing study of religion, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that religion being highly powerful […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Tennessee schools

Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Tennessee to close on Diwali, most popular of their festival, which falls on October 19 this year. Many public school districts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have already reportedly declared day-off for students on October 19. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in […]

Texas apparel firm apologizes & removes Lord Ganesha leggings after Hindus object

Pharr (Texas) based athletic clothing company “Miami Fitwear” apologized and removed leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha from its website after Hindus objected, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Raquel Ponce, founder of Miami Fitwear, in emails on July five to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: “…We have removed the […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Wales schools

Hindus are urging all state and independent/private schools in Wales (United Kingdom) to close on Diwali, most popular of their festival, which falls on October 19 this year. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it would be a step in the positive direction, as it was important […]

Hinduism, Fastest Growing Religion in Australia

Hinduism seemed to be the fastest growing religion in Australia in the span of last 25 years, increasing from 0.3% in 1991 census to 1.9% of the population in 2016 census, numbering at 440,300. According to information from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) release sourced from 2016 census and dated June 27; “No Religion” is […]

Australia yogawear firm removes Lord Ganesha leggings after Hindu protest

Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) based activewear company “Flow Yoga Wear” removed leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha from website after Hindus protested calling it “highly inappropriate”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, thanked Flow Yoga Wear for understanding the concerns of Hindu community, […]

San Diego Museum showcasing Hindu gods for 19 months

The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) in California is showcasing images of various Hindu deities in an exhibition “Arts of South and Southeast Asia”, which will run through January 31, 2019. Exhibits include 6th century sandstone and 1300-1400 granite sculptures of Lord Shiva, 1100-1200 stone sculpture of Lord Vishnu, 11th century sandstone sculpture of […]