Upset Hindus urge Pennsylvania meadery to withdraw goddess Kali alcoholic drink & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Erie (Pennsylvania) based Ironstone Meadery to apologize and withdraw alcoholic drink mead named after Hindu deity Kali and carrying her image, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees. Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that goddess Kali was highly revered in Hinduism and she was meant to…

Multi-faith religious leaders holding candlelight vigil to honor Nevadans who died homeless in 2022

In a remarkable interfaith gesture; Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Pagan religious leaders of the area are joining together to remember homeless Nevadans who died in 2022. Besides lighting candles in memory of Nevadans who lost their lives while homeless, some from exposure to the elements, religious leaders plan to offer prayers in their respective traditions in English, Spanish, Arabic, Sanskrit, Persian, Pali languages in Reno City Plaza, by the BELIEVE sign, on February 15; starting at 05:30 pm. A former homeless person, who recently spent years on the…

Bodour Al Qasimi tours Shurooq’s latest developments at Al Heera Beach and the nearing completion of the luxurious ‘Serai Wing, Bait Khalid Bin Ibrahim’

Bodour Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), recently paid a visit to the Al Heera Beach, a newly opened beachfront destination located in the Al Fisht area of Sharjah, which was officially opened in December 2022. Additionally, she also visited the final constructions of the Serai Wing, Bait Khalid Bin Ibrahim, a premier heritage-inspired luxury development located in the Heart of Sharjah, which was originally the residence of pearl merchant Khalid Bin Ibrahim over a century ago. This project offers an unparalleled experience for those…

UST Acquires Prodigy Labs, Enhancing its Ability to Drive Digital Transformation in the Financial Sector in Canada

Addition of enhanced end-to-end financial solutions further strengthens UST’s comprehensive portfolio of services Thiruvananthapuram, 31 January, 2023 – UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company, has acquired TCB Corporation, a Canadian technology service company that operates under the name of Prodigy Labs, as part of a deal with Prodigy Ventures Inc. (TSXV: PGV) that will be worth up to CAD12.5 million. A leading provider of innovative technology solutions, Prodigy Labs plays an active role helping financial services firm drive comprehensive digital transformation campaigns. The acquisition significantly strengthens UST’s position in…

Hindus welcome idea of putting God back into Nebraska schools, if it includes Hindu gods

Hindus very much like the idea of daily prayer in Nebraska public schools as long as it includes the prayers of diverse religions and denominations practiced in Nebraska and the nation and the expression of non-believers. Talking about prayer; distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that a reverent petition for help or expression of devotion-love-praise-thanks addressed to an object of worship was important, intensely valuable, significant and uplifting to many of us. Prayer for common good helped us to grow in holiness and prayers from diverse…

Kochi-Muziris Biennale touches the Skies with Air India Express

New tail art unveiled Thiruvananthapuram, 26th January 2023: Air India Express unveiled a new tail art developed at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale and installed on Boeing 737-800 aircraft VT-AXN. The tail art was unveiled by Mr. P. A. Mohamed Riyas, Minister of Public Works and Tourism, Kerala, along with Mr. Aloke Singh, CEO of Air India Express and President of Air Asia India, and Mr. Bose Krishnamachari, President of Kochi Biennale Foundation. The 25-feet-long tail art is an adaptation of an original acrylic painting by artist Ms.Smitha G.S. The painting depicts…

Harare Hindus plan wide-ranging activities during 2023

Hindu Society Harare (HSH) in Zimbabwe seems to have lined-up extensive religious and social activities, projects, celebrations during 2023. These include three daily aartis; twice-weekly yoga classes; weekly havans, Gayatri Pariwar prayer session, Mahila Mandal, Satya Sai Bhajans, Krishnanand Saraswati Prathana, Pushpanjli Bhajans, Art of Living, Swaminarayan Satsang Sabha, Hindu Bhajan Mandal, Shishu Yuvak Mandal, Shivyog. In 2026, HSH will be celebrating 100 years of existence since its founding in 1926. To commemorate this event, HSH plans to publish a book documenting events, photos and various milestones during the last…

Azim Premji University Announces Admissions to Masters’ Programmes 2023

Developing Leaders for Social Change  Thiruvananthapuram, 27th January, 2023: Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, is inviting applications from fresh and experienced graduates for two-year full-time Postgraduate Programmes (M.A. Education, M.A. Development and M.A. Economics) and a one-year Programme (LL.M. in Law and Development) that aim to develop competent and committed professionals keen to contribute to the Indian education and social sector. Azim Premji University, Bhopal, is set to be operational from the academic year July 2023, subject to relevant approvals, and will offer similar postgraduate programs. Construction of phase 1 of the campus has been completed.…

Hindus welcome idea of prayer in Mississippi public schools, but rotating among diverse religions

Hindus very much like the idea of daily prayer in Mississippi public schools as long as it includes the prayers of diverse religions and denominations practiced in Mississippi and the nation and the expression of non-believers. Talking about prayer; distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that a reverent petition for help or expression of devotion-love-praise-thanks addressed to an object of worship was important, intensely valuable, significant and uplifting to many of us. Prayer for common good helped us to grow in holiness and prayers from diverse…

Upset Hindus urge New York firm to withdraw Lord Ganesha $940 cufflinks & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging “Fils Unique”, which “handcrafts” cufflinks in New York City, to immediately withdraw Hindu deity Ganesha shaped cufflinks, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesha was greatly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to secure the cuffs of dress shirts, misused as a fashion statement, thrown around loosely, etc. Fashion accessories companies should not be in the business of religious appropriation, sacrilege and belittling sacred Hindu deities. It…