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 […]

Hindus urge Connecticut Ballet Conservatory to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging The Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory (NBC) in Torrington (Connecticut) to withdraw “La Bayadère” from its upcoming Graduation Performance Series (May 18-21), which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that a renowned ballet conservatory like NBC, whose sponsors reportedly […]

Upset Hindus urge N. Carolina online retailer to withdraw Hindu goddess leggings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Greensboro (North Carolina) based firm “Goddess By Rachael Reed” for immediate withdrawal of leggings-skirt-dresses carrying images of Hindu goddesses Lakshmi and Kali; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that goddesses Lakshmi and Kali were highly revered in Hinduism and were meant […]

Etsy sells Sexy Ganesh Panties after removing Ganesh Flipflops-Ashtray-Toilet Seat; Hindus upset

Upset Hindus are urging Brooklyn (New York) headquartered e-commerce company Etsy, Inc. to apologize and immediately withdraw Sexy Ganesh Thong Panties carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. In the past, after a protest spearheaded by distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed; Etsy removed from its website the toilet-seat, flip-flops, and ashtray […]

Dismayed Hindus awaiting over a year to display Gita at Manchester Veterans Hospital

Despite claims of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of “inclusivity” and “religious liberty”, disheartened Hindus are still awaiting permission to display ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita on the entrance lobby table at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Manchester (New Hampshire), despite making various requests starting September five, 2019. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who […]

Upset Hindus urge Philadelphia online retailer to withdraw Hindu deity bedspreads & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Wayne (a Philadelphia suburb) based online retailer “4Rissa” to apologize and withdraw bedspreads carrying images of Hindu deities, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu symbols or deities or concepts or icons for commercial or other […]

Hindus urge Houston Ballet to drop culturally insensitive ballet “La Bayadère”

Hindus are urging Houston Ballet to withdraw “La Bayadère” from its “2020-2021 Season”, which they feel seriously trivializes Eastern religious and other traditions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Houston Ballet, nation’s fifth largest ballet company which claimed to be an “anti-racist organization”, should not be in the […]

New York breweries apologize & discontinue Lord Shiva beer within hours of Hindu protest

Buffalo (New York) based breweries— Pressure Drop Brewing and Big Ditch Brewing Company—apologized and discontinued their collaboration beer “Aqua Shiva” named after Hindu deity; within few hours of Hindu protest, who had called it “highly inappropriate”. Matt Kahn, President & Co-Founder of Big Ditch Brewing Company, in a “joint response” email to distinguished Hindu statesman […]

Upset Hindus urge New York breweries to withdraw Lord Shiva beer & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Buffalo (New York) based breweries— Pressure Drop Brewing and Big Ditch Brewing Company—to apologize and withdraw their collaboration beer “Aqua Shiva” named after Hindu deity; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu symbols or deities or […]

Diverse religious leaders find it “morally wrong” to continue with “Squaw Valley Ski Resort” name

Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Baha’i-Native American-Pagan religious leaders have stated that continuing with popular “Squaw Valley Ski Resort” (SVSR) name would be “morally wrong”, as many considered it as a hurtful reminder of the historical maltreatment of Native Americans. Welcoming the reports of Resort management considering the removal of word “Squaw” from its name; these religious leaders from nearby […]

Upset Hindus urge Orlando firm to withdraw “Blood of Kali” tea & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Coffee Shop of Horrors located in Greater Orlando (Florida) to withdraw its “Blood of Kali” Chai Black Tea; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that goddess Kali was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or […]

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 […]

Diverse religious leaders urge Las Vegas casino to remove statues of Hindu & Jain deities & apologize

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian-Hindu-Buddhist-Jewish-Jain religious leaders have urged the Las Vegas casino Mandalay Bay to remove statues of various Hindu and Jain deities from its Foundation Room night club, calling it highly inappropriate. Nevada’s Greek Orthodox Christian Priest Stephen R. Karcher, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, prominent Buddhist Priest Matthew T. Fisher, well-known Jewish […]

Multi-faith service “seeking God’s mercy” off—will be held as “Thanks to God” service after coronavirus

The multi-faith prayer service where Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions planned to join together on March 15 to pray for God’s mercy concerning worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, its victims and their loved ones, and care providers; has been cancelled due to public health concerns. According to its coordinators—distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed and senior […]