Peabody Essex Museum removes Krishna-Ganesh-Hanuman toys after Hindu protest

“World-Renowned” Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem (Massachusetts) seems to have withdrawn from its online shop the six plush toys featuring Hindu deities Krishna-Ganesh-Hanuman, after Hindus protested calling these “highly inappropriate”. These Hindu gods’ plush toys, selling between $20 to $38 each at online PEM Shop on October 15, were not there when searched today. […]

Upset Hindus urge Peabody Essex Museum to withdraw Hindu gods’ toys from sale & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging “World-Renowned” Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem (Massachusetts) to immediately withdraw from its shop and online the plush toys featuring Hindu deities Krishna-Ganesh-Hanuman, calling it highly inappropriate. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Krishna, Lord Ganesh and Lord Hanuman were greatly revered in Hinduism […]

Hindus ask S. Dakota schools include comparative religion to develop globally competent students

Hindus are emphasizing that proposed Social Studies Standards for South Dakota classrooms should include comparative religion; if the state government is genuinely interested in developing well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened global citizens of tomorrow. Although the Proposed South Dakota Social Studies Standards, published on August 15, claimed that South Dakota children deserved sound skills for “understanding […]

Hindu mantras to open Utah’s Clearfield City Council 1st time

For the first time since its incorporation in 1922, Clearfield City Council (Utah) will start its meeting on January 11 with Hindu prayers, containing hymns from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Clearfield City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read […]

Upset Hindus urge New Jersey jewelry firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha belly rings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Stirling (New Jersey) based online body jewelry company RebelBod for immediate withdrawal of belly button rings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to […]

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed greets Christians on Christmas

Hindus have sent greetings to Christian communities world over for Christmas. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on the Christmas; wishing that it brought joy, happiness, blessings and cheer to all. Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should […]

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 […]