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Hindus disappointed as Amazon continues to carry Lord Ganesha skateboards despite requests

Hindus are disappointed with world’s largest online retailer for continuing to carry skateboards, bed covers, duvet covers and bedspreads; showing images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha; which they called highly inappropriate and urged their withdrawal sometime back. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was highly revered ... Read More »

Hindus welcome Dublin Archdiocese for hosting yoga in Kilcullen Parish Centre

Hindus have commended Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin (Ireland) and its Kilcullen Parish for hosting yoga classes in Kilcullen Parish Centre. These vinyasa flow yoga classes, suitable for all levels and everyone, will help participants strengthen, stretch, tone and relax; an announcement says. Janine Callaghan of This Is Yoga is the teacher. On her website, Janine, who says “yoga is ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Texas brewery to withdraw Lord Shiva beers

Upset Hindus are urging New Braunfels (Texas) based New Braunfels Brewing Company (NBBC) to withdraw three beers named after Hindu deity Lord Shiva, calling these highly inappropriate. These are: “Shiva’s Tears”, “Shiva’s Wrath” and “Cosmic Dancer”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of Hindu deities or concepts or symbols for commercial ... Read More »

Mumbai Police bans the use of nylon manjas for Makar Sankrant


The Mumbai Police has released a statement banning nylon manja that has been coated in glass. This has been done to avoid any injurires to people celebrating the festival. The Police has released a prohibitory order banning the manja in Mumbai. Any violation of this order will invite the wrath of the cops with them initiating cases against the violators ... Read More »

Study reveals yoga may help children with cancer

Quality of life of patients doing yoga improved, according to the conclusions of “Results of a Pilot Yoga Intervention to Improve Pediatric Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life and Physical Activity and Parents’ Well-being”. This study, published in the January 2017 issue of “Rehabilitation Oncology”, concluded: “Our findings support the notion that yoga for pediatric cancer patients during active treatment is ... Read More »

Hindus commend University of California Santa Cruz for free meditation sessions

Hindus have welcomed University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), a public research university, for offering free meditation sessions for students, faculty and staff; and are urging all US universities to launch such sessions. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended UCSC for recognizing the intersection of spirituality and education, and indicated that it would help ... Read More »

Hindus welcome Arkansas’ Ozarka College offering yoga with Om & chanting

Hindus have welcomed Ozarka College of Arkansas, a public community college, for offering “Hatha Yoga” course including “Oms and chanting”, pranayama and meditation. According to Oxford Dictionary of Hinduism, Hatha-Yoga (yoga of force) is a “form of yogic practice designed to bring about liberation and immortality in this life, through the purification and manipulation of the practitioner’s body”. Originally a ... Read More »

Amazon Canada removes Lord Ganesh underwear within few hours of Hindu protest


Online retailer Amazon Canada removed underwear carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh from its website within few hours after upset Hindus protested calling it “highly inappropriate”. “Women’s Ganesh Ganesa Ganapati 4 White Hipsters” with the image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh on the hip on the underwear worn by the model on the website, described as “Sexy Fashion ... Read More »

Hindus welcome Massachusetts church hosting yoga

Hindus have welcomed First Congregational Church of Millbury, an affiliate of United Church of Christ in Millbury (Massachusetts), for hosting yoga classes.  Millbury First Church, whose history goes back to 1,747, and which calls itself “friendly church on the hill”, is hosting weekly class on Fridays from January 20 to February 24 for all levels of mat and chair yoga and accessible ... Read More »

Zed commends community for threefold increase of Hindus in US Congress

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has commended the United States (US) Hindu community for rise of number of Hindus in the 115th Congress to three as compared to one in the last 114th Congress.  According to a report posted by Washington DC based nonpartisan fact tank Pew Research Center (PRC) titled “The religious composition of the 115th Congress”: Among non-Christian ... Read More »

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