Hinduism

Hindu Deities Conjure Magic In Movement Downtown

August 18, 2010

Author: Alastair Macaulay

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/arts/dance/19guru.html

As surprising New York juxtapositions go, none surpass those provided each August by the Erasing Borders festival of Indian dance in its contributions to the Downtown Dance Festival. Here is a downtown plaza surrounded by skyscrapers

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India's Mentally Ill Turn to Faith, Not Medicine

August 10, 2010

Author: Miranda Kennedy

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126143778

In India, there is only 1 psychiatrist for every 400,000 people, according to a recent study by the Indian government. It is one of the lowest ratios anywhere in the world.

It means that most people in India go untreated for substance abuse problems, severe depression and psychotic disorders. Or rather, they go untreated by doctors....

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Pratinidhi Sabha Ordains Priests

August 2, 2010

Author: Riteshni Singh

Source: The Fiji Times

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=152770

About 40 priests of the Shree Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji were given certificates to practice yesterday.

Sabha General Secretary Vijendra Prakash said they wanted their priests to be well trained before they went out into communities to perform prayers.

Hindu American Community Expanding Civic Engagement

July 27, 2010

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: South Asia Mail

http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=75238

Yoga has become a universal language of spiritual exercise in the United States, crossing the many lines of religions and cultures. 

In the spirit of President Obama’s “Active Lifestyle Challenge”, the Dharmic community, with help from Hindu American Seva Charities will combine faith and health through a Yogathon focused on...

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Demolition Of Hindu Temple Triggers Protest In Rawalpindi

July 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Express India

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Demolition-of-Hindu-temple-triggers-protest-in-Rawalpindi/649340/

The demolition of part of an 87-year-old temple triggered protests by the minority Hindu community in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi before authorities said they would prevent the rest of the shrine from being pulled down.

Hundreds...

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Visions Of Faith: Hindu Temple Ceremony In N.Y.

July 17, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/16/AR2010071605769.html

Smoke from 121 fire pits rises and mingles with the chants of hundreds of people gathered under a massive tent at an 11-day Hindu festival in Rush, N.Y.

The Atirudram ceremony commemorated the 12th anniversary of the Sri Vidya Temple Society, just south of Rochester. The ritual...

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Hindu Minority Homeless In Kashmir

July 15, 2010

Author: Prerna Suri

Source: Al Jazeera English

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/07/2010714144652155297.html

Muslim separatist groups have been fighting Indian rule in Kashmir for two decades. New Delhi blames Pakistan for supporting them. Pakistan denies the claim.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict.

In the lead-up to talks between the two countriesin Islamabad on Thursday...

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Hindu Statesman Zed Lauds Church Of England for Allowing Female Bishops

July 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Sify News

Wire Service: ANI

http://sify.com/news/hindu-statesman-zed-lauds-church-of-england-for-allowing-female-bishops-news-international-khosOcdjgij.html

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has extolled Church of England for its decision to allow women bishops, calling it a 'step in the right direction'.

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