Dismayed Hindus urge Illinois brewery to rename Trishul beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Buffalo Grove (Illinois, USA) based Prairie Krafts Brewing Company to apologize and rename/withdraw its “Trishul” beer; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu symbols or concepts or deities or icons for commercial or other agenda […]

Upset Hindus urge Virginia firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh mini-skirt & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Toano (Virginia, USA) headquartered Enlighten Clothing Company (ECC) for immediate withdrawal of “Ganesh Balance Mini Skirt” carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in California’s Fremont-Sunnyvale-Cupertino schools, starting 2021

Hindus are urging all public-private-charter-independent schools in California cities of Fremont, Sunnyvale and Cupertino to declare official holiday on Diwali; the most popular of their festivals; starting 2021. They are thus urging Fremont Unified School District, Sunnyvale School District, Cupertino Union School District, Santa Clara Unified School District, Fremont Union High School District; besides private, […]

Upset Hindus urge London firm to withdraw denigrating apparel & apologize

Hindus are urging “Yoga Peace Life”, a London (United Kingdom) based apparel and accessories online company, for immediate withdrawal of some products, which they feel denigrate and trivialize sacred Hindu symbols and concepts. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was hurtful for the devotees to see […]

Florida’s Everglades City Council to open with Hindu mantras on August 4, 2020

Hindu prayer will open the meeting of Everglades City Council (Florida) on August four, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures via Zoom before Everglades City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English interpretation of the prayers. Sanskrit is […]

Schweppes “sincerely” regrets & removes Lord Ganesha cocktail after Hindu protest

Amsterdam (Netherlands) headquartered beverage firm Schweppes International Limited (SIL) has expressed regret and removed the Ganesha Cocktail (earlier promoted on its website), after Hindus protested calling it “highly inappropriate”. Alexis Daems, Head of SIL, in an emailed letter to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed (who spearheaded the protest), wrote: On behalf of Schweppes International Limited […]

Upset Hindus urge Wish to withdraw Lord Ganesha shorts & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging San Francisco headquartered “global e-commerce platform” Wish for immediate withdrawal of shorts/swim-trunks carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples […]

Majestic Hindu temple in Harare shut down again due to COVID-19 pandemic

Ridgeview Shree Omkar Mandir in Harare (Zimbabwe), which re-opened on June 26 after over three months closure due to COVID-19, has been shut down again for the same reason. Executive Committee of The Hindoo Society Harare (HSH), which runs the temple, in an email on July 24 to its members, stated that all “events, meetings, […]

The Importance of Local Sentiments in India

Religion is an indispensable part of life in India. A predominantly Hindu nation, India is nevertheless a secular and democratic country that has people from all faiths living together. However, religious sentiments are of much importance to the locals, who are both god-fearing and passionate about their beliefs. For any business to operate successfully in […]

Schweppes removed Lord Ganesha Cocktail after Hindu protest

Amsterdam (Netherlands) headquartered beverage firm Schweppes International Limited (SIL) removed the Ganesha Cocktail (earlier promoted on its 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 SIL for understanding the concerns of Hindu community, which thought name of Lord […]

Upset Hindus urge Schweppes to stop promoting Lord Ganesha Cocktail & apologize

Upset Hindus have urged Amsterdam headquartered beverage firm Schweppes International Limited (SIL) to remove the Ganesha Cocktail promoted on its website, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda […]

Diverse religious leaders find it “morally wrong” to continue with “Squaw Valley Ski Resort” name

Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Baha’i-Native American-Pagan religious leaders have stated that continuing with popular “Squaw Valley Ski Resort” (SVSR) name would be “morally wrong”, as many considered it as a hurtful reminder of the historical maltreatment of Native Americans. Welcoming the reports of Resort management considering the removal of word “Squaw” from its name; these religious leaders from nearby […]

Upset Hindus urge Orlando firm to withdraw “Blood of Kali” tea & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Coffee Shop of Horrors located in Greater Orlando (Florida) to withdraw its “Blood of Kali” Chai Black Tea; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that goddess Kali was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or […]

Upset Hindus plead Anheuser-Busch InBev for name change of its “Brahma” beer

Upset Hindus have urged Leuven (Belgium) headquartered Anheuser-Busch InBev, “largest brewer in the world”, to change the name of its popular “Brahma” beer, calling it highly inappropriate. Creator god Lord Brahma was highly revered in Hinduism, and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be misused as a “toasting” […]

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 […]

Diverse religious leaders urge Las Vegas casino to remove statues of Hindu & Jain deities & apologize

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Jain religious leaders have urged the Las Vegas casino Mandalay Bay to remove statues of various Hindu and Jain deities from its Foundation Room night club, calling it highly inappropriate. Nevada’s Greek Orthodox Christian Priest Stephen R. Karcher, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, prominent Buddhist Priest Matthew T. Fisher, well-known Jewish […]

Hindus welcome proposal of Diwali holiday in Virginia’s Fairfax County Schools

Hindus have welcomed inclusion of Diwali holiday (November four, 2021) in the Draft Calendars 2021-2022 of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in Virginia. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged the Fairfax County School Board to unanimously approve this Diwali holiday, as included in the calendar drafts presented to them, […]

England brewery apologizes over Lord Hanuman beer after Hindu protest

Sheffield (England) based Neepsend Brew Co. has apologized after Hindus protested over its “Hanuman” Beer; calling it “highly inappropriate”. Gavin Martin, Director/Head Brewer of Neepsend Brew Co., in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we of course apologise for […]

Hindus seek apology from Australia over mistreatment of “coolies” in 1800s

Hindus are urging formal apology from Australia for reportedly severe maltreatment of Indian and Chinese “coolies” during their indentured servitude in 1800s, many of whom were Hindus. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that a multi-cultural society like Australia should have apologized much earlier on this odious issue […]