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Corporate Heads Take to Yoga

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

  Source CHENNAI, INDIA, December 13, 2014 (Deccan Chronicle): A group of 11 people, all corporate heads above 45 years, are exposed to yoga for the first time at a workshop. Almost all complain of pain in the neck, back and the knee while performing asanas and while sitting on the floor for minutes together. […]

Allahabad High Court: Conversion to Islam solely for Marriage not Valid

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

  Source ALLAHABAD, INDIA, December 20, 2014 (Daily Pioneer): In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls “without their faith and belief in Islam” and “solely for the purpose of marriage” to Muslim boys could not be held valid. Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani passed the order while […]

RSS Reconverts 100 People in Agra

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

  Source INDIA, December 11, 2014 (Indian Express): At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organized by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the cantonment area here. The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal claimed to have organized the joint mass conversion […]

India Appoints Minister Of Yoga

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

  Source INDIA, November 13, 2014 (The Huffington post): Living up to his promise to promote India’s therapeutic traditions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a ministry of yoga and alternative therapies for the country this week. Reuters reports that the AAYUSH portfolio will include traditional medicines and practices of ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha and […]

Three-day Global Hindu Set to Begin in Delhi

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

  Source NEW DELHI, INDIA , November 20, 2014 (by Deeptiman Tiwari, Times of India): HPI Note: Hinduism Today’s editor, Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami, will be making a presentation on Hindu media at this conference. With the objective of bringing together Hindus at a time “when the community is beset by very serious challenges and is standing […]

RK Misson Open Meditation Center in Fiji

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

  Source NADI, FIJI, November 28, 2014 (Fiji Times): The lack of spiritual learning in schools prompted the Ramakrishna Mission to build a US$1 million universal meditation center in Nadi as part of its long-established center there. The centre was inaugurated by leaders of the Hindu, Christian, and Muslim faiths yesterday and will serve as […]

World Hindu Congress 2018 to Be Held in USA

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

  Source NEW DELHI, INDIA, November 28, 2014 (World Hindu News): In the concluding session of World Hindu Congress 2014, the apex body announced the World Hindu Congress 2018 to be held in the USA under the stewardship of Dr. Abhaya Asthana. the USA has a myriad of Hindu organization with an estimated 3 million […]

India Aims to Rebrand and Promote Yoga in India

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

  Source NEW DELHI, INDIA, December 3, 2014 (Washington Post): Shripad Yesso Naik, India’s new yoga minister, dreams of a day when sun salutations and downward-facing dog pose will be as popular in their homeland as they are around the world. Yes, India now has a minister of yoga — and he and his government […]

Attacks on Hindu Temples in Pakistan, a Worrying Trend

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

  Source ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN, December 3, 2014 (Times of India): A Hindu temple was attacked by fanatics in Pakistan, the temple was torched, the stone Deity of Lord Hanuman blackened with soot, and some religious books burnt. This attack on November 21, in the Tando Mohammad Khan area in Sindh, and reported in the Dawn […]

Is Varanasi Older Than Its Known History?

Friday, November 14th, 2014

  Source VARANASI, INDIA February 6, 2014 (Times of India): Is Varanasi older than its known history? In an effort to find an answer to this vexed question, a group of archeologists led by former professor of archeology at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Prof. Vidula Jayaswal is busy “unearthing the antiquity” of this city […]