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7 problems every foodie relates to while going out with friends

Are we talking about food? Oh!! That is what I see everywhere. Yes, I am a foodie. I love eating, and getting fat is the least of my concerns. My only dream is to wake up to a platter full of yummilicious food and sleep with a delicious cup of sundaes and waffles. Oh so yummy!! However, apart from being ... Read More »

Hindus world’s largest religious group—according to 6% Americans

Six percent of Americans say the world’s largest religious group is currently Hindus, according to a demographic study “The Changing Global Religious Landscape” posted by fact tank Pew Research Center on April five. Projected population of Hindus will grow from about 1.1 billion in 2015 to nearly 1.4 billion in 2060, with 2015-2060 growth of population estimated at 27 percent ... Read More »

Hindus urge Catholic Benedictine College in Kansas not to abolish yoga

Hindus are urging Benedictine College (BC), a Roman Catholic college in Atchison (Kansas) founded on the Benedictine tradition, not to discard yoga. According to a news item posted in “The Circuit” (Benedictine College Student News) on April five, titled “Benedictine College to do away with academic and recreational yoga”: “Benedictine College Administration just announced that campus is no longer offering ... Read More »

Majestic Hindu temple planned in New Jersey

A grand Hindu temple, Sri MahaPeriyava ManiMandapam, is reportedly being planned in Flemington area of Raritan Township in New Jersey. Raritan Township Planning Board is holding a public hearing on April 12 on “Application for Preliminary and Final Site Plan Proposed Use” of non-profit Sanatana Dharma Foundation Inc. (SDFI) of Skillman on this reportedly 10,482-square-foot house of worship. A 10-acres ... Read More »

German researchers find Yoga helpful for patients with Ulcerative Colitis

A team of Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen researchers found that patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, assigned to 12 supervised 90-minute weekly sessions of yoga, had a greater increase in quality of life and reduced activity of their colitis; according to a release issued on April five. The findings suggest that regular yoga may be a valuable ... Read More »

Hinduism one of the fastest growing religions in Ireland

Hinduism is one of the fastest growing religions in Ireland and it grew over 34 per cent from 2011 to 2016, according to Census 2016 Summary Results by Central Statistics Office (CSO) of Government of Ireland reportedly published on April six. Only other religion which grew faster than Hinduism during this period was Orthodox. Religious groups whose population declined during ... Read More »

Yoga led to better sexual health—University of Pennsylvania study finds

Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) at the University of Pennsylvania study finds “twice-weekly yoga led to better physical, sexual, emotional, and social health”, according to a Penn Medicine news-release. Men who attended a structured yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn’t, according to a ... Read More »

Hindus to seek Bhagavad-Gita monuments if Oklahoma House Bill 2177 becomes law

Hindus would seek erecting monuments with verses from ancient Sanskrit scripture Bhagavad-Gita ((Song of the Lord) in public buildings and on public grounds in Oklahoma, if House Bill 2177 becomes the law. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Bhagavad-Gita was a “historically significant document”, “recognized throughout the world” and was a “treasure that ... Read More »

Haryana To Observe Mahavir Jayanti As No-Meat, No-Liquor Day

Mahavir Jayanti

The Haryana government will observe Mahavir Jayanti on April 9 every year as a no-meat and no-liquor day. Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain said that Mahavir Jayanti will be celebrated as Ahimsha Divas and a complete ban on the sale of meat, eggs, fish and liquor will be imposed on that sacred day of April 9. She said that the state government has ... Read More »

Number of Canadians holding favorable view of Hinduism increases

Forty-nine percent of Canadians had a favorable opinion of Hinduism in February 2017 as compared to 42% in September 2013, according to Religious Trends public opinion poll conducted by research organization Angus Reid Institute (ARI) and released on April four. Quebecers having favorable opinion of Hinduism increased to 50% in 2017, as compared to 32% in 2009; while in rest-of-Canada, ... Read More »

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