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A Puppet Fest In Bangalore

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Source BANGALORE, INDIA, May 5, 2014 (Bangalore Mirror): She is stunning even at age 150. With her long black hair bedecked with flowers, a crimson tilak on her face, a big nose-ring, chunky earrings, and a curvaceous figure under a bright red nine-yard sari, she looks resplendent. Queen, all of two feet, is a leather […]

Kedarnath Shrine Reopens for Devotees On Sunday

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Source DEHRADUN, INDIA, May 4, 2014 (India Today): Sacred portals of the Kedarnath temple were reopened to devotees amid elaborate rituals early on Sunday morning, about a year after the Himalayan shrine was marred by flash floods that had left thousands of people dead and many others stranded. Chief priest of the shrine (Rawal) Bhima […]

Hindus Open Grand Indian-Style Temple In Guyana

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Source BERBICE, GUYANA, April 22, 2014 (Kaieteur News): The Hindu Society of Berbice opened the multi-million-dollar Shri Krishna Mandir with a grand ceremony on Sunday at Gay Park, Greater New Amsterdam. The edifice, which models the rare designs of Hindu places of worship in Southern India, is a rarity among architectural designs in these parts […]

Hindu-Sikh Trainings in Maryland Provide a Template for Schools Across The Country

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Source MARYLAND, U.S., May 1, 2014 (Huffington Post): Over the past few months, the Hindu American Foundation, Kaur Foundation and Sikh Kid To Kid worked with the Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools to implement a three-part training for teachers, involving cultural immersions at Sikh and Hindu places of worship (separate trips), followed by a reflection […]

Indians, Asians Fast Becoming Politically Relevant in US: Report

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Source WASHINGTON D.C., U.S., April 24, 2014 (Times Of India): With Indians and other Asian-Americans and Pacific-Islanders growing in number at a fast pace, people of color will be in the majority in the US by mid-century, according to a new report. They are also quickly reaching the critical mass needed to be politically relevant, […]

Indian Gods, Made in China

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Source INDIA, May 2,2014 (by Ananth Krishnan, The Hindu): Chinese entrepreneur Zhao Qingfeng’s shop sits hidden in a maze of several thousand outlets at the Yiwu market – a sprawling area stretching across the size of 750 football fields that is the world’s largest commodity market. It attracts half a million businessmen from 90 countries […]

Uttarakhand Going All Out to Revive Char Dham Tourism

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

  Source UTTARAKHAND, INDIA, April 11, 2014 (domain-b.com): With tourists from Maharashtra forming a considerable number of the total visitors to Uttarakhand, the state tourism board has begun the exercise of attracting Mumbaikars for the religious of Char Dham yatra, which is set to open for the season from next month. The pilgrimage, which starts […]

Temples in Tamil Nadu Welcome Jaya, the Tamil New Year

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

  Source CHENNAI, INDIA, April 14, 2014 (Times Of India): The Tamil New Year in 2014 will be called Jaya, the 28th year in the 60-year Tamil calendar. Though January 1 is considered the New Year for official purposes, most Tamils follow the Tamil calendar and celebrate April 14 as new year. Each Tamil New […]

Global Hindu Conference 2014 to Host Seminars on Hindu Historiography and Hinduism-Christianity Comparative Religion

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

  Source SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, April 17, 2014 (Press Release): Two major seminars on subjects that impact the global Hindu community will be hosted at the Global Hindu Conference 2014, scheduled for April 26th-27th weekend in San Jose, CA, USA. One of the two seminars is on development of Hindu Historiography, which is a one-of-its […]

India Court Recognizes Transgender People As Third Gender

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

  Source INDIA, April 15, 2014 (BBC): India’s Supreme Court has recognized transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling. “It is the right of every human being to choose their gender,” it said in granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female. It ordered the government to provide […]