Can Use Pictures of God for Marketing, Says India’s Supreme Court

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

  Source NEW DELHI, INDIA, July 25, 2015 (NDTV): It is fine to use pictures of Gods and Goddesses for commercial products, the Supreme Court said today, dismissing a petition that asked for a ban. “There are 33,000 crore (330 billion) Gods and Goddesses and everybody is to free to have their images. How can […]

Nepal’s Draft Constitution Would Ban Religious Conversion

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

  NEPAL, July 22, 2015 (by Julia A. Seymour): HPI Note: This report is from a Christian website. Christians and Muslims in Nepal are criticizing the draft version of a new constitution that bans religious conversion. Spurred to action by the recent earthquake, Nepal’s government introduced the draft for public comment on June 30, Reuters […]

Why Nashik Kumbh Mela Will Be of Epic Proportions This Time

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

  Source INDIA, July 14, 2015 (DailyO): All roads will lead to Nashik for the next two months as the Nashik Kumbh Mela was officially inaugurated by the Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union home minister Rajnath Singh. Marked by the chanting of hymns and pujas, the opening was held in two spots, around […]

The Value of Namaste and Why it Beats the Handshake

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

  Source CHINA, July 6, 2015 (China Post by Raja Murthy): At 3:30 p.m. eastern time on July 3, U.S. President Barack Obama was online on Twitter, taking questions on his new health care and Affordable Care Act. Quite likely Obama is unaware of his importing from his India visit this January a lesser known […]

Amarnath Yatra Begins July Second

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

  Source JAMMU, INDIA June 30, 2015 (India TV News): Amid tight security arrangements, the annual Amarnath yatra will begin from Jammu as the first batch of over 5,000 pilgrims will leave for 3,888-metre high cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas. The yatra will be escorted by heavy contingent of security forces to twin base-camps […]

PM Modi leads Yoga Day Celebration at Rajpath, India Sets Two World Records

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

  Source NEW DELHI, INDIA, June 21, 2015 (Times of India): On a humid summer morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stretched his arms, bent his legs, rolled his neck and twisted every sinew in his body as India celebrated the first International Day of Yoga with gusto, muscling into the Guinness World Records. Late Sunday […]

Bhagavad Gita Debuts in Communist China

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

  Source CHINA, June 20, 2015 (Hindustan Times): The Bhagavad Gita has made its debut in China with the release of a Chinese version during an international yoga conference being held in the Communist nation. Translated by professor Wang Zhu Cheng and Ling Hai of Zhejiang University in Shanghai and published by Sichuan People’s Publications, […]

Preparations for New Kailash Pilgrimage Route in Place: China

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

  Source BEIJING, CHINA, June 17, 2015 (Daily Pioneer): China is pressing ahead with preparations to open the new second Kailash Manasarovar Yatra road route to Indian pilgrims on June 22 despite difficulties caused by the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal which has badly affected the border regions in Tibet. The first batch of the […]

Global Dharma Conference, September, 2015: Update

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 UNITED STATES, June 12, 2015 (Press Release): The Hindu Students Council is pleased to announce that Pujya Swami Paramatmananda Sarawastiji as well as Pujya Swami Tattwamayanandaji accepted our invitation to address the Global Dharma Conference. Our volunteers have been working earnestly on major aspects of the Global Dharma Conference. We continue to expand […]

The Monk Who Changed Narendra Modi’s life

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

  Source NEW DEHLI,INDIA, May 4, 2015 ( by Mohua Chatterjee, Times of India): When Narendra Modi meets an ailing 95-year-old monk during his visit to Kolkata on May 9, he would be keeping a promise made to the guru whose advice led Modi to politics — and, eventually, the country’s prime ministership. Modi and […]