Hindus push for “multi-beneficial” yoga in all Wales schools

Hindus are urging that all Wales (UK) schools should urgently adopt yoga as a part of their curriculum, providing an opportunity to students to avail the multiple benefits yoga offered. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, exhorted all state, independent/private, religious, special, free and other schools of Wales to […]

Upset Hindus urge Minneapolis yoga mat firm withdraw Lord Ganesha mat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Minneapolis headquartered “luxury” yoga mat firm “Big Raven Yoga” for immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying images of Hindu deity Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was greatly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped […]

Upset Hindus seek apology from Mondelēz for non-disclosure of beef in its various snacks

Upset Hindus worldwide are seeking official apology from Mondelēz International Inc., “one of the world’s largest snacks companies” headquartered in Chicago, for non-disclosure of beef in some of its products; and immediate recall of all such items. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was shocking for Hindus […]

Hindus denounce Scottish Govt. “culture strategy” of funding projects which belittle minority religions

Governments should not be in the business of using taxpayer’s money to fund projects which patronize sacrilege, blatant belittling of “other” traditions and ridiculing entire communities; distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed emphasized in a statement in Nevada (USA) today. Scottish Government is Strategic Partner of Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) and reportedly recently awarded £300,000 to […]

Designated “Hindu Prayer Room” sought at University of Auckland

Hindus are urging for a permanent and dedicated Prayer Room at University of Auckland (UoA), “New Zealand’s world-ranked university”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that UoA should respond to the requirements of Hindu students to provide designated prayer-meditation hall for rituals, quiet reflection, festivals and spiritual exercise; […]

Upset Hindus urge Zippo to withdraw Hindu gods’ lighters & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Bradford (Pennsylvania, USA) based Zippo Manufacturing Company to immediately recall Zippo lighters displaying images of Hindu gods, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other […]

Hindus commend Houston Ballet for shutting-out culturally insensitive “La Bayadère” in 2021-22 season

Hindus have lauded Houston Ballet for understanding the concerns of Hindu community by not including ballet “La Bayadère” in their 2021-2022 season, which Hindus feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Spearheaded by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, Hindus protested last year urging Houston Ballet to withdraw “La Bayadère” from the 2020-2021 season, whose […]

Hindus feel slighted as Edinburgh Council defends Edinburgh Festival in mockery of Hindu gods

Hindus are heartbroken as City of Edinburgh Council refused to halt the funding to Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) for what Hindus saw as “collaboration in the mockery of Hindu gods”. Lindsay A. Robertson, Council’s Culture Strategy Manager, in an email (on behalf of Council Chief Executive Andrew Kerr) to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who […]

Hindus urge Lithuanian National Theatre to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging prestigious Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (LNOBT) in Vilnius to withdraw “La Bayadère” ballet; scheduled for March 03-05, 2022; which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that taxpayer-funded Lithuania’s national theater like LNOBT should not […]

Diverse religious leaders call it “morally wrong” to continue with “Washington Redskins” name

Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Native American religious leaders are appealing to Washington Redskins football team owner Dan Snyder and National Football League (NFL) to change the team’s name, as many considered it as a hurtful reminder of the historical maltreatment of Native Americans. Lutheran Pastor Chad R. Adamik, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, prominent Buddhist Priest Matthew T. Fisher, well-known […]

Despite Hindu protest, Nordstrom refuses to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Seattle headquartered luxury department store chain Nordstrom seems to have refused to withdraw “Brahmin” leather bags despite Hindu protest, which stressed that “associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with ‘Brahmin’ was very inappropriate” In an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, Nordstrom Corporate Communications wrote: Our understanding is while […]

Upset Hindus urge Nordstrom to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate; and are urging the Seattle headquartered luxury department store chain Nordstrom to withdraw these “Brahmin” leather bags from its 357 stores and online platforms. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the seat […]

Upset worldwide Hindus seek fair treatment of Hinduism in Alberta Draft K-6 Curriculum

Worldwide Hindus, disappointed by unfair treatment Hinduism received in Draft K-6 Curriculum of Alberta (Canada), are urging Alberta Government to treat Hinduism fairly and with respect it deserves. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was heartbreaking for Hindus to not find Hinduism in “Belief systems…and how […]

Upset Hindus urge Macy’s to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate; and are urging the New York City headquartered premier department store chain Macy’s to withdraw these “Brahmin” leather bags from its 512 stores, e-commerce site and mobile app. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said […]

Hindus urge Belk to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate; and are urging the Charlotte (North Carolina) headquartered department store chain Belk to withdraw these “Brahmin” leather bags from its nearly 300 stores and website. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the […]

Hindus urge Madrid’s Teatro Real to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging prestigious Teatro Real in Madrid (Spain) to withdraw “La Bayadère” from its upcoming 21-22 season, which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that taxpayer-funded Spain’s national opera house like Teatro Real should not be in the […]

International Yoga Day – 21 June 2021

21 June 2021 is International Yoga Day. Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131. According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid […]

Upset Hindus feel cow leather handbags named as “Brahmin” highly insensitive

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate, and are urging the Fairhaven (Massachusetts) headquartered national brand Brahmin Handbags to consider changing the name. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the seat of many deities, was sacred and had long […]