After Hindu protest, Queensland yoga mat firm removes Lord Ganesha mat & says “sorry”

Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia) based yoga mat firm “Enlightened Koala” has removed yoga mat carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesha after Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Rossana Ruschel, Owner of “Enlightened Koala”, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: …the design has been removed from the website […]

After Hindu protest, Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art apologizes & removes Ganesha Puppet

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney, “Australia’s leading museum”, withdrew Lord Ganesha Finger Puppet from sale in its Store after Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. MCA, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: As soon as this issue was brought to the Museum’s attention, the […]

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

Upset Hindus are urging Sunshine Coast (Queensland, Australia) based yoga mat firm “Enlightened Koala” for immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying image of Hindu deity Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was greatly revered in Hinduism and was meant to […]

Worldwide Hindus condemn Australia for criminalizing coming home, calling it “barbaric”

Hindus worldwide have condemned Australia’s announcement of ban on Australian citizens returning home from India; failure to comply with which one may incur a civil penalty of $66,600, five years’ imprisonment, or both. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged Scott Morrison and Greg Hunt, Prime Minister and Health […]

Upset Hindus urge Australian online giant Kogan withdraw Lord Ganesh Beach Towel & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Melbourne headquartered eCommerce giant Kogan.com for immediate withdrawal of all six versions of beach-towel, sold at its subsidiary Matt Blatt, carrying image 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 […]

University of Sydney to “seriously” look into article in its paper ridiculing Hinduism

The University of Sydney (USYD) has assured to “seriously” look into an article in its student newspaper “Honi Soit” after Hindus protested calling it “unnecessarily disparaging and trivializing Hinduism”. Dr. Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor & Principal of USYD, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote:…I appreciate that this article […]

Upset Hindus seek apology for University of Sydney paper ridiculing Hinduism

Upset Hindus are urging for apology from The University of Sydney (USYD) for its student newspaper unnecessarily disparaging and trivializing Hinduism. It was highly inappropriate and insensitive for the newspaper of a public research university to blatantly belittle Hinduism, world’s oldest and third largest religion with about 1.2 billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought; […]

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 […]

Upset Hindus urge Australia jewelry firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha belly rings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Tweed Heads (NSW, Australia) based jewelry retailer The Belly Ring Shop (Tummy Toys) for immediate withdrawal of belly button rings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in […]

Teachable Moment for Australia: Hindus welcome return of Perth girl to school with nose stud

Teenager Sanya Singhal, who was expelled from Aranmore Catholic College (ACC) in Leederville (Perth, Australia), for wearing nose stud; has reportedly returned to school after about six weeks complete with her nose stud; and Hindus are calling it a “Teachable Moment” for Australia. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, […]

Western Australia Govt enquiring into suspension of Hindu student for nose stud

Upset Hindus have welcomed the enquiry into kicking out a Hindu teenager for wearing a tiny nose stud in a Catholic school in Leederville (Western Australia). Sue Ellery, Western Australia Government Minister for Education and Training and Leader of the Legislative Council, in a signed letter dated March six to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, […]

Upset Hindus seek suspension of Perth college principal for kicking out girl for nose stud

Upset Hindus are seeking suspension of the principal of Aranmore Catholic College (ACC) in Leederville (Perth, Australia), which reportedly kicked out a Hindu teenager from school for wearing a tiny nose stud. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged Western Australia (WA) Minister for Education and Training Suzanne (Sue) Mary […]

Hindus urge Reserve Bank of Australia to make upcoming $20 & $100 banknotes beef-free

Hindus are urging Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to produce beef-free $20 and $100 “Next Generation” banknotes expected to be issued in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Hindus worldwide are upset over RBA continuing with polymer banknotes which reportedly contained traces of tallow (rendered form of beef or mutton fat). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in […]

Zed urges Australian Hindus to help fellow homeless Australians

In view of the growing problem of homelessness in Australia, Australian Hindus have been urged to help the fellow homeless Australians. According to a recently released “The Essential Report” by Essential Research of Australia, about one third Australians “know someone who has experienced homelessness” and 42% worry “if my circumstances change I could become homeless”. […]