Hindus call for apology by Texas A&M for inaction on harassment of Hindu students

Calling for accountability and respect, perturbed Hindus are seeking apology from Texas A&M University (TAMU) for failing to take any concrete action to resolve the issue of reported “harassment and discrimination” of its Hindu students. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was shocking to observe the blatant […]

Hindus urge Washington Concert Opera to discard culturally insensitive opera Lakmé

Hindus are urging Washington Concert Opera (WCO) in Washington DC to withdraw “Lakmé” opera; scheduled for May 22, 2022; which they feel seriously trivializes Hindu religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that a renowned institution like WCO should not be in the business of […]

Nevada clergy holding multi-faith prayer-vigil to seek divine intervention for COP26 success

Religious leaders of Nevada (USA) will hold a collective multi-faith prayer vigil at Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Reno on October 17, seeking divine intervention to save the planet and for the successful outcome of upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. Coordinated by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and hosted by […]

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

Upset Hindus are urging Minneapolis headquartered “luxury” yoga mat firm “Big Raven Yoga” for immediate withdrawal of yoga mat carrying images of Hindu deity Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was greatly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped […]

Upset Hindus seek apology from Mondelēz for non-disclosure of beef in its various snacks

Upset Hindus worldwide are seeking official apology from Mondelēz International Inc., “one of the world’s largest snacks companies” headquartered in Chicago, for non-disclosure of beef in some of its products; and immediate recall of all such items. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was shocking for Hindus […]

Upset Hindus urge Zippo to withdraw Hindu gods’ lighters & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Bradford (Pennsylvania, USA) based Zippo Manufacturing Company to immediately recall Zippo lighters displaying images of Hindu gods, calling it “highly inappropriate”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other […]

Hindus commend Houston Ballet for shutting-out culturally insensitive “La Bayadère” in 2021-22 season

Hindus have lauded Houston Ballet for understanding the concerns of Hindu community by not including ballet “La Bayadère” in their 2021-2022 season, which Hindus feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Spearheaded by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, Hindus protested last year urging Houston Ballet to withdraw “La Bayadère” from the 2020-2021 season, whose […]

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 […]

Despite Hindu protest, Nordstrom refuses to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Seattle headquartered luxury department store chain Nordstrom seems to have refused to withdraw “Brahmin” leather bags despite Hindu protest, which stressed that “associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with ‘Brahmin’ was very inappropriate” In an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, Nordstrom Corporate Communications wrote: Our understanding is while […]

Upset Hindus urge Nordstrom to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate; and are urging the Seattle headquartered luxury department store chain Nordstrom to withdraw these “Brahmin” leather bags from its 357 stores and online platforms. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the seat […]

Upset Hindus urge Macy’s to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate; and are urging the New York City headquartered premier department store chain Macy’s to withdraw these “Brahmin” leather bags from its 512 stores, e-commerce site and mobile app. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said […]

Hindus urge Belk to withdraw insensitive “Brahmin” cow leather handbags

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate; and are urging the Charlotte (North Carolina) headquartered department store chain Belk to withdraw these “Brahmin” leather bags from its nearly 300 stores and website. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the […]

Upset Hindus feel cow leather handbags named as “Brahmin” highly insensitive

Hindus feel that associating luxury handbags made of cow leather with “Brahmin” was very inappropriate, and are urging the Fairhaven (Massachusetts) headquartered national brand Brahmin Handbags to consider changing the name. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that cow, the seat of many deities, was sacred and had long […]

Upset Hindus seek apology from Kim Kardashian for donning sacred “Om” earrings in photo-shoot

Upset Hindus are seeking apology from American celebrity-socialite-actress Kim Kardashian West for wearing earrings carrying sacred “Om” in a photo-shoot posted on her official Twitter handle on May 23, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that hugely venerated “Om” was the mystical syllable containing the […]

After Hindu protest, Connecticut conservatory renames ballet & assures no stereotyping

The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory (NBC) in Torrington (Connecticut) has renamed performance of iconic ballet “La Bayadère” and assured no stereotyping in its presentation during upcoming Graduation Performance Series (May 18-21), after Hindus protested saying “La Bayadère” “seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions”. NBC, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded […]

Hindus commend Emory University for “Avatars of Vishnu” exhibition curated by students

Hindus have commended Emory University in Atlanta (founded by Methodists and which maintains a formal affiliation with the United Methodist Church) for student-curated “The Avatars of Vishnu” exhibition in its Michael C. Carlos Museum, which will continue till June 20. Various exhibits displayed in it reportedly include Churning of the Ocean, Eighteen-armed Vishnu (11th century […]