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The rise of Hindu-phobia?

May 24, 2014 Vaishakha Krushna Paksha Ekadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5116 It is usually the right-wing fundamentalists who raise the issue of Hindu-phobia (hatred of all things Hindu), but no one takes them seriously as they have a habit of being … Continue reading

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Temple sessions help to teach the teachers

May 7, 2014 Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Ashtami, Kaliyug Varsha 5116 Montgomery educators study Sikhism, Hinduism in training By Lindsay A. Powers Staff Writer Montgomery County teachers got the chance this April to delve into Sikhism and Hinduism — two religions that some … Continue reading

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Significance Of Conch Shell In Hinduism

April 29, 2014 Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Pratipada, Kaliyug Varsha 5116 Conch shell is a significant instrument in Hinduism. The conch shell is known as the ‘Shankha’ in Sanskrit. It is a symbol of purity, brilliance and auspiciousness. In Hinduism, the … Continue reading

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US Hindus criticize Texas Christian University

April 17, 2014 Chaitra Krushna Paksha Trutiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5116 Nevada, Apr 16 (IBNS): Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth has been criticized for ignoring some of the world’s major religions in its student listing. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan … Continue reading

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“Hindus are happier than most people of many other religions”

March 30, 2014 Phalgun Amavasya, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 George Harrison once said, “Through Hinduism I feel a better person. I just got happier and happier.” There are many reasons why Hindus are so contented, but I’ll point out some of the … Continue reading

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IS HINDU DHARMA GOOD AND HINDUTVA BAD?

February 26, 2014 Magha Krushna Dwadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 “When Germany is Christian, is India Hindu?” got amazingly good response with thousands of facebook likes. However, some readers felt I made a mistake by not distinguishing between good, tolerant Hinduism, … Continue reading

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The Potential Challenges of Temple Visits as Teaching Tools

February 25, 2014 Magha Krushna Ekadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the honor of speaking to parent groups and educators at conferences in different parts of the country. After my talks, several teachers have approached me … Continue reading

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UMBC HSC provides a place for spiritual growth

February 23, 2014 Magha Krushna Navami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 UMBC’s Hindu Student Council makes an impact on campus Once a month, about thirty students gather in the Math and Physics building during free hour for the Hindu Student Council (HSC) … Continue reading

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‘Current Trends Are Not Very Healthy For Our Culture’

February 03, 2014 Magha Shukla Panchami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 By Chetana Divya Vasudev   Rajiv Malhotra, the Indian-American author and founder of Infinity Foundation which provides grants for research, education and community work, addressed a full hall audience at the … Continue reading

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The Problem with ‘God’

January 26, 2014 Pousha Krushna Dashami-Ekadashi, Kaliyug Varsha 5115 ‘God’ is a much used word yet hardly anyone pauses to find out what is meant by it. ‘Isn’t it clear?’ religious people may ask and answer:  God is the Highest, … Continue reading

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