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 […]

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 […]

Upset Hindus urge Scotland theatres drop “Hindu Times” play, which trivializes Hindu gods

Upset Hindus are urging Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre in Scotland to withdraw from hosting “Hindu Times” play (May 28-30), which they feel is “highly inappropriate” as it reportedly trivializes immensely revered Hindu deities Brahma, Vishnu and Lakshmi. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that […]

Glasgow museum highlights Lord Shiva

Bronze sculpture “Shiva Nataraj” is one of highlights of award-winning Saint Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art (SMMRLA) at the heart of medieval Glasgow in Scotland. SMMRLA has three galleries of permanent displays exploring some of the world’s major religions through religious objects and works of art, as well as a gallery dedicated to […]

Hindus highest educated group in Scotland

In Scotland, “Hindus had the highest qualifications and were most likely to be full-time students”, according to a Scottish Government report published on March 26. “Analysis of Equality Results from the 2011 Census” report further states: “Hindus were most likely to be employed in the top two occupational groups” (managers, directors, senior officials and professional). […]

Interfaith gestures of Church of Scotland, Hindus welcome

Hindus have welcomed Church of Scotland’s efforts to extend the friendly hand for interfaith dialogue towards various religious traditions. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that “it was a step in the right direction”. Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should work […]