Plans to promote yoga & India with Julia Roberts welcomed

India government is planning global campaign to promote India with Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), per media reports. Reports, quoting sources in India government, point out that the plan is an international ad drive promoting India as the land of yoga with Roberts as its face. About 745 million people worldwide reportedly […]

Third-eye embraced by Prince is a Hindu icon

Third eye, which performer Prince embraced during the last few years, was also known as divine-seeing eye in Hinduism, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed said in a statement in Nevada today. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, noted that icon of the third eye was attributed to Hindu deity Shiva. Third eye […]

Hindus commend Miley Cyrus for yoga promotion

Hindus have welcomed Hollywood singer-actress Miley Cyrus’, 23, repeated efforts at promotion of yoga and displaying some yoga moves. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, commenting on Cyrus’ Friday Instagram postings, in a statement in Delhi today, said that her frequent advocacy of yoga was reportedly resulting in the world youth seriously looking at incorporating yoga […]

“Dairy Queen” hopes to resolve Texas store anti-Hindu displays issue with ownership change

Dairy Queen (DQ) Corporation anticipates change of ownership of its Kemah (Texas) restaurant, reportedly displaying anti-Hindu signs, soon and expects that this change will resolve the issue. Dean A. Peters, Associate Vice President of Communications of American Dairy Queen Corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, in an email response to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, wrote on […]

Hindus criticize Coldplay-Beyoncé video for trivializing Hinduism

Hindus have criticized Coldplay music-video hit single featuring Beyoncé Knowles and titled “Hymn For The Weekend”, saying it trivializes Hinduism. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this party-anthem/club-song music-video unnecessarily dragged sacred Hindu concepts and symbols with no linkage to the lyrics/storyline. What was the connection of—depicting […]

Angelina Jolie’s interest in Hinduism

Angelina Jolie’s interest in Hinduism..Hindus have welcomed the reports of Oscar winner Hollywood star Angelina Jolie praying in a Hindu temple in Phuket island in Thailand few days back. According to reports; Jolie, along with her Oscar winner husband Brad Pitt and their children visited a Hindu temple where she prayed. They were vacationing at […]

Upset Hindus urge Amazon.com to withdraw leggings & bedsheets bearing Hindu gods

Upset Hindus have urged world’s biggest retailer Amazon.com headquartered in Seattle (USA) for the immediate withdrawal of leggings, beds sheets, yoga mats, pants and shorts carrying images of various Hindu gods and goddesses and sold on its website, calling it inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that […]

Comparison of villain Apocalypse with Lord Krishna in X-Men trailer, Hindus upset

Hindus are upset over comparison of blue-colored villain Apocalypse with their deity Lord Krishna in the recently released official trailer of “X-Men: Apocalypse” action-adventure Hollywood superhero movie releasing in May 2016. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that such trivialization of Lord Krishna, who was highly revered in Hinduism, […]

Hindus criticize ban on symbols-music-mantra- incense at Turkey yoga centers

Hindus are critical of recently reported ban on religious symbols, religious music, mantra and incense burning at yoga centers in Turkey. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this ban seemed like an unnecessary obtrusion and burdensome on yoga in Turkey. Zed, who is President of Universal Society […]

Goddess Kali projected on New York’s Empire State Building

Goddess Kali projected on New York’s Empire State Building… In a breathtaking spectacle, Goddess Kali was projected on the Empire State Building in New York. Artist Andrew Jones designed the portrait of the goddess to make the point that Mother Nature now more than ever needs a fierce avatar to fight the dangers of pollution […]

Urban Outfitters removes inappropriate product within 12 hours of Hindu protest

Urban Outfitters (UO), a publicly traded retail company headquartered in Philadelphia (USA) which offers a variety of lifestyle merchandise, has removed Hindu goddess Jewelry Stand from its website within about 12 hours after Hindus protested calling it inappropriate. Lotus Jewelry Stand depicting multi-armed Hindu goddess Lakshmi seated on a lotus, an “Online Exclusive” item which […]

Urban Outfitters upsets Hindus 3rd time

Urban Outfitters (UO), a publicly traded retail company headquartered in Philadelphia (USA) which offers a variety of lifestyle merchandise, seems to have upset Hindus for the third time by offering an inappropriate product. It is selling online a Hindu goddess Jewelry Stand, which it calls “Perfect for holding all of your rings + things.” Distinguished […]

Titan Comics’ trivialization of goddess Kali, Hindus seek apology

Titan Comics’ trivialization of goddess Kali, Hindus seek apology….Hindus are disturbed over distortion of goddess Kali image in Titan Comics and are seeking the withdrawal of all the comics containing such distorted Kali from the stores and online. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, described it as highly inappropriate portrayal […]

Hindus seek withdrawal of “ampm” posters linking cheeseburger with “Holy Cow”

A current promotional offer at “ampm” stores links a cheeseburger with “Holy Cow” and upset Hindus are calling it inappropriate and urging the immediate withdrawal of concerned posters. The posters displaying “Big Western BBQ Cheeseburger” in “ampm” stores contain the words “Holy Cow” in bold and capital letters at the top. This cheeseburger contains barbeque […]

Deities’ trivialization on “Jean Paul Gaultier” perfumes, Upset Hindus seek apology

Hindus are upset at inappropriate display of images of Hindu deities on international fashion and fragrance label PUIG owned “Jean Paul Gaultier” fragrance bottles. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Hindu deities shown on the bottles—Krishna, Lakshmi, Muruga, Radha—were highly revered in Hinduism and were meant to […]

Hindus seek withdrawal of sexually explicit mandala from Toronto gallery

Hindus want “Sacred Circle VI” mandala mosaic withdrawn from John B. Aird Gallery run in a government building in Toronto, indicating that it trivializes Hinduism and was highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that mandala was a sacred symbolic drawing in Hinduism and was used for establishing […]

Whisky named as Amrut, sacred nectar – Hindus upset

Hindus are upset at a single malt whisky named as Amrut (which they regard as sacred nectar of immortality), calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that amrut (amrta) emerged from Churning of the Ocean (samudra-manthana), which was highly important part of Hindu faith; and […]

Australia’s NSW Education Dept termed Hinduism as ‘confronting’, ‘confusing’

Hindus are upset at Department of Education and Communities of New South Wales (NSW) Government in Australia describing Hinduism as “confronting”, “confusing” and “contradictory”. “Teacher’s notes and background information” on Hinduism by NSW Department of Education and Training dated March 2003 and available on NSW Department of Education and Communities website, states: “Hinduism is a […]

Hindus urge Washington Governor for Task Force on Hate Crimes

Commending Washington Governor Jay Inslee for reported drawing attention to the recent vandalizing of Bothell and Kent Hindu temples and stressing the need of standing against acts of intolerance and hate, Hindus are urging him to create a Washington Governor’s Task Force on Hate Crimes. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada […]