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Hindus seek Diwali holiday in all Pennsylvania schools

Like Unionville-Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD) headquartered in Kennett Square in Pennsylvania, Hindus are urging all public school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Pennsylvania to close on October 19, the day of their most popular festival Diwali this year. Besides UCFSD in Pennsylvania, many public school districts in New York and New Jersey have already reportedly declared day-off for students ... Read More »

Etsy removes Lord Ganesha toilet seat within 2 hours of Hindu protest

Brooklyn (New York) headquartered e-commerce company Etsy, Inc. withdrew toilet seat carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha from its website within less than two hours after upset Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”.  “Ganesha Toilet Seat”, earlier selling for $85 at Etsy.com, does not show up anymore. In its “Item details”,   Lord Ganesha was described as “bathroom Ganesha” holding ... Read More »

Upset Hindus urge Etsy to withdraw Lord Ganesha toilet seat & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Brooklyn (New York) headquartered e-commerce company Etsy, Inc. for immediate withdrawal of toilet seat carrying image 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 be worshipped in temples or home shrines ... Read More »

Hindus call Taiwan’s proposed curbs on incense a “religious infringement”

Hindus are highly critical of Taiwan’s reportedly proposed restrictions on burning incense. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that incense restrictions would be an unnecessary obtrusion on Hindu devotees, who had been waving incense in front of the images of deities for ages as an act of homage to the divine manifestation.  Zed, ... Read More »

Hindu temple planned for London Borough of Croydon

A Hindu temple and cultural center has been proposed for Croydon area of Greater London. When ready, it plans to open daily from eight am to nine pm, conduct three main poojas every day and organize various festivals regularly; including Navarathiri, Kandha Shasti, Tamil New Year, Varalakshmi Viratham, Diwali, Kethara Gowri Viratha Pooja, etc. According to proposals, it also plans ... Read More »

Hindus welcome Lululemon for launching meditation space in its stores

Hindus have welcomed the popular athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc. for launching meditation space in its stores. Lululemon reportedly included its first Mindfulosophy space inside the new 8,000-square-foot store which opened on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan (New York City) on July 21, where visitors can follow various self-guided meditations. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada ... Read More »

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed invited to address Bahá’u’lláh’s 200th anniversary event

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has been invited to speak at the 200th anniversary celebrations of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of Bahá’í Faith, in northern Nevada on October 22. This mega celebration includes singing, chanting, discourse, etc., where various Bahá’í Assemblies are joining together. “The Baha’is are very happy that you will speak at ... Read More »

Amazon removes Lord Hanuman leggings within 8 hours of Hindu protest

Online retailer Amazon.com withdrew leggings carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Hanuman from its website within about eight hours after upset Hindus protested, calling it “highly inappropriate”. “Hanuman the Great” Women’s Leggings, which were selling at Amazon.com for $48.00 – $58.00 and were described as “ultimate fashion statement to express your style”, do not show up anymore. Distinguished Hindu statesman ... Read More »

Yemen faces the world’s largest cholera outbreak

with 368,207 suspected cases and 1,828 deaths reported since 27 April 2017. Every day, 5,000 more Yemenis fall ill with symptoms of acute watery diarrhoea /cholera.   WHO and health partners are focussing resources and efforts on interventions that can most effectively treat those affected by the outbreak and reduce further spread. This includes scaling up access to clean water ... Read More »

Amazon sells Hanuman leggings despite past Hindu protests on trivializing Hindu gods

Upset Hindus are seeking apology and urging online retailer Amazon.com for the immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Hanuman; calling it highly inappropriate. “Hanuman the Great” Women’s Leggings are selling at Amazon.com for $48.00 – $58.00 and are described as: “ultimate fashion statement to express your style”. Hindus have protested and contacted Amazon.com many times in ... Read More »

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