BBC apologizes for calling Hindu festival Holi ‘filthy’

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has apologized for labeling Hindu festival of Holi as “filthy festival”, which had upset the Hindus worldwide. In an email to Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, BBC News’ Editor On Demand Mark Barlex wrote: “…we apologise for any offence that was caused.” BBC News website posted a short video on March 29 […]

BBC calls Holi ‘filthy Festival’, Hindus upset

Hindus have criticized British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for labeling Hindu festival of Holi as “filthy festival”. BBC News website posted a short video on March 29 under its “week’s weird videos” in “Newsbeat’s odd box” showing youth playing Holi in Utah (USA) and titled the segment as “Filthy festival”. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a […]

Prince William, Kate learn about Mandalas in Los Angeles

Young British royals, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William and Catherine, reportedly learned about mandalas at Inner-City Arts in Los Angeles (USA) on July 10, 2011. “Mandala”, which means “circle” in Sanskrit, is a sacred symbolic pictorial representation of the universe originating in India. Appearing in Rig-Veda, the oldest existing scripture of the mankind, […]

Edinburgh Hindu Mandir reopens after extensive renovation

Edinburgh Hindu Mandir & Cultural Center in Scotland has reopened after an overhaul of about £322,000. This Mandir in Leith has reportedly been comprehensively revamped with improvements to various structures, including external stonework and a new lift. Besides worship services, Mandir building can be used for cultural, educational and art activities and other community needs. […]

Krishna Tent at Famed Glastonbury Festival in England

There is a Krishna Tent at the world famous Glastonbury Festival, said to be the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world, being held in England from June 22 to 26 in 2011, according to reports. Situated in Holts camping field, near Oxylers Bridge, “Krishnas offer food and some simple welfare”, Festival […]

Jewish School in London becomes Hindu Primary School

A Jewish Primary School in London Borough of Redbridge in United Kingdom (UK) will be a Hindu Primary School on 1st September 2012. London based Hindu state education promoter charity “I-Foundation” has won the competition to establish this primary school in the Barkingside area, according to Office of the Schools Adjudicator headquartered in Darlington (UK) […]