Hindus ask for permanent exit of “Dutch Black Pete”

In view of Virginia (USA) Governor blackface controversy, Hindus are asking for the permanent departure of Dutch Black Pete (Zwarte Piet). It was time for the negative, offensive, racist and discriminatory caricature of Black Pete to vanish from the traditional festivities of Netherlands, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stressed in a statement in Nevada (USA) […]

Upset Hindus urge C&H Sugar to list cow bone on packages, when used to refine sugar

Hindus are urging C&H Sugar, which has a refinery in Crockett (California), to clearly mention bone char (identifying the source animal), if used to refine the sugar, on the packages sold in the market. Sugar, coming out of Crockett refinery, does not mention bone char (from recycled cattle bones) on its packages, although it is […]

Welcoming Pennsylvania Senate Yoga Room, Hindus urge other state capitols to follow

Hindus have commended Pennsylvania State Senate for reportedly providing a yoga and meditation room for usage by legislators and legislative staff in Harrisburg Capitol, calling it a “step in the positive direction”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, welcomed Pennsylvania Senate for reportedly coming forward and arranging a space for […]

Hindus urge Alabama to end “prohibition” of yoga in public schools

Hindus are urging Alabama to end “prohibition” of yoga in the public schools of the State. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that this “prohibition” was clearly doing a disservice to Alabama’s students and denying them the valuable opportunities to avail the multiple benefits yoga provided. Alabama State Department […]

Lauding Tempe School District for offering yoga, Hindus seek yoga in all Arizona schools

Hindus have commended Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) in Arizona for offering Yoga and Advanced Yoga in its 2018-19 Course Catalog, calling it a step in the positive direction. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, applauded TUHSD for coming forward and providing an opportunity to students to avail the […]

Hindus welcome Trident Health for free Yoga Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston

Hindus have commended award-winning Trident Health hospital system for launching free Yoga Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston (South Carolina). “A growing body of research indicates some children with special needs benefit from yoga…classes are appropriate for children who have high-functioning autism, high-functioning cerebral palsy, ADHD and ADD… If there’s an interest […]

Alabama Methodist Church offers free yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Gadsden (Alabama) for offering free yoga classes. FUMC is offering free yoga classes to the community as a “Gift to Gadsden”. Tagline of FUMC includes: “Changing Lives by…Serving People and Giving Hope”. Sam Hayes and Andy Yarnell are Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor respectively. Welcoming FUMC […]

Hindus welcome Atlanta Airport plans of yoga space

Hindus have welcomed proposal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to create Yoga/Meditation space, and hope that it will be available free-of-charge to users like some other US and international airports. ATL is seeking proposals to develop “Traveler’s Oasis” on its T & B Concourses totaling 4,334 square feet, which includes Yoga/Meditation space with yoga […]

Renowned Getty Museum exhibiting paintings of Hindu gods

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is showcasing images of various Hindu deities in its “Pathways to Paradise” exhibition, which will continue till August five. It includes “Krishna Uprooting the Parijata Tree” (1525-50) and “The Goddess Shri (Lakshmi)” (about 1475)—both watercolor paintings; and “Pendant with Narasimha” (9th-10th century). Welcoming the J. Paul Getty […]

Hindus commend Emory University for Ramayana exhibition curated by students

“Tell the Whole Story from Beginning to End:” The Ramayana in Indian Painting— exhibition has been launched at Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University (Carlos Museum), which will continue till May 20. Claimed to be first-of-its kind art exhibit which was curated, organized and researched exclusively by Emory students; uniting artwork and classwork; in […]

Hindu Leaders condemn Florida school massacre

Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist leaders in Nevada strongly condemned the Florida school massacre, which reportedly killed 17 and injured many today. “We, the faith leaders in Nevada, unanimously condemn any and all acts of violence against innocent people. We are deeply saddened by Wednesday tragedy of horrific Parkland (Florida) massacre. Our hearts go out […]

W. Virginia University offers free yoga classes to reduce students’ stress

Hindus have welcomed West Virginia University (WVU), a public research-intensive university in Morgantown, for offering free yoga and meditation classes to reduce the increasing stress experienced by students; and are urging all US universities/colleges to offer such free yoga-meditation programs. “Yoga and meditation have been proven to reduce stress levels, help with academic performance, and […]

Hindu prayers to open Nevada’s capital Carson City Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors of Nevada’s capital Carson City will start their day on February 15 with Sanskrit mantras, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Board. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit […]

Hindus concerned at alarmingly high rates of prize denials to Patels by Georgia Lottery

Hindus are concerned at the reportedly alarmingly high rates of prize denials to the Hindu and Indo-American community by Georgia Lottery, and are urging Governor Nathan Deal to launch an investigation. According to an review/analysis of the denial letters by Georgia’s largest newspaper Atlanta Journal-Constitution published on December 20 under the title—“Ga. lottery denies millions […]

2018 welcomed with multi-faith prayers in world’s gambling capital Nevada

In a remarkable interfaith gesture and a unique way to welcome 2018, various religions got together in Reno (Nevada, USA) to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year at midnight in a unique and divine manner, away from the glitter of the casinos and sending a message of unity to the world. Coordinated by […]

Yoga can reduce risky sex in youth: University of Cincinnati study indicates

A University of Cincinnati (UC) long-term study shows a marked reduction in risky sex and substance abuse in troubled 18- to 24-year-olds after several months of participating in mindful yoga and positive coping strategies, according to a report published in UC Magazine. “We found that many of these youths who had endured stressful life events […]

Christian-Jew-Buddhist leaders back Hindu plea of no sacred mandalas on Tampa roads

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian, Jew and Buddhist leaders have backed the Hindu plea that sacred mandalas do not belong on Tampa (Florida) roads; which was recently floated by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, recently pointed out: Mandalas are sacred symbols and do not belong […]

Hindus urge all Virginia schools to offer yoga like a Fairfax County school

Hindus have commended Cherry Run Elementary School (CRES) in Burke (Virginia), an institution of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), for reportedly adopting yoga; calling it a step in the positive direction. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended CRES and FCPS for coming forward and providing an opportunity to students […]

Hindus upset at exclusion of Asian-Americans in the “Inclusion” Plan of University of Kansas

Hindus are upset at the exclusion of Asian-Americans from the “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan” for the University of Kansas (KU) College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Under its goals, this Plan talks about active recruitment to increase the representation of minority populations in the College’s faculty, staff and administrative/executive hires, stating “We especially […]