Upset Hindus urge British Columbia firm to withdraw Ganesh-Lakshmi leggings & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Salt Spring Island (British Columbia, Canada) based firm Hannah Stone Apparel for immediate withdrawal of leggings carrying images of Hindu deities Ganesh and Lakshmi; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Lord Ganesh and goddess Lakshmi were highly revered in Hinduism and were meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to adorn one’s legs, thighs, calves, knees, groin, genitals, waist, crotch, pelvis. Inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons…

Voye Homes Opens First Office in Kerala

“By 2025, the KSUM-incubated startup foresees more than 1000 premium homestay villa owners coming on board as partners, providing a much-needed boost to tourism in India.”     Kozhikode: StartupcompanyVoye Homes opened its first office at Kinfra Techno Industrial Park in Kozhikode. Within two years, Voye Homes, which began operations in 2020, has established itself in over 11 destinations with 50-plus private holiday homes, and more than 268 villas and rooms. Voye Homes manages homestays and villas in partnership with corporate companies and celebrities. The inauguration was attended by popular actors…

Business Consultancy Accovet Turns Three

‘’Thiruvananthapuram-based Accovet has branches in Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Thrissur’’ Thiruvananthapuram: Accovet, a business consultancy firm that provides end-to-end solutions for enterprises and entrepreneurs, completed three years of operations. Providing all the services that a business needs, the Thiruvananthapuram-based company assists its clients through various stages from startup registration, to creating a business project plan, business budget, bookkeeping, auditing, tax-related services and more. “In the last three years, we have worked with and successfully provided our services to more than 1000 entrepreneurs and enterprises,” said Arundas Haridas, MD & CFO, Accovet.…

Kishore Kumar Award for Debut Director; Entries invited by Janachithra Film Society Thriprayar

Thriprayar: Janachithra film Society Thriprayar invites entries for the Kishore Kumar Award for Debut Director in Malayalam. The award is constituted in memory of K V Kishore kumar, film society organizer and cultural activist.The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000, citation and a sculpture designed by renowned sculptor T P Premji. Last year, ‘Aarkkariyam’ director Sanu John Varghese bagged the first Kishore Kumar award. Jury comprises three eminent personalities from the filmdom. Films that have been censored or completed between January 1 and December 31, 2022 will be…

Foundation Spotlights Food Insecurity and Donates Turkeys to Help People in Bergen County

(Hackensack, New Jersey; November 21, 2022)— The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) celebration of National Community Foundation Week from November 12 through November 18 and National Philanthropy Day on November 15 highlighted the escalation of food insecurity in the region.  The NNJCF collaborated for a third year with community leader Randy Glover and donated frozen turkeys to All Access Community Development Corporation (All Access CDC), a nonprofit organization headquartered in Hackensack, to help people struggling to put food on the table.  All Access CDC distributed the frozen turkeys at the Majestic Lodge and Temple (Elks), located…

England sporting goods firm removed Lord Ganesh polo-suit after Hindu protest

Whitstable (Kent, England) based online sporting goods store, Water Polo Shop, withdrew the water polo swimsuit carrying the image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; after Hindus protested calling these “highly inappropriate”. Pauline of Water Polo Shop, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: We have removed the sale of this product from our website. Meanwhile, Bbosi, the sportswear company in Spain, which reportedly owned this design, also seems to have removed this and all other Ganesh products, as “Ganesh” search on its website yielded…

The Community Chest Accepting Applications for Sixth High School Young Women’s Leadership Awards

Eastern Bergen County (New Jersey) — The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County is accepting applications for its sixth annual High School Young Women’s Leadership Awards.  This year, three awards will be given to outstanding students identifying as female, enrolled in their junior or senior years, and residing and/or attending a public or private a high school in eastern Bergen County, New Jersey. Applicants living in and/or attending a school in any of these towns may apply: Alpine, Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale,…

Tasmania Parliament nixes Hindu prayer request

Both the houses of the Tasmania Parliament (in Australia), the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council, have turned down requests to have Hindu opening-prayer in one of their sessions. On taking the Chair each day, Tasmania House of Assembly Speaker and Legislative Council President recite/read the prayers. Lord’s Prayer, a well-known prayer in Christianity, has reportedly been read in the House of Assembly since 1930. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed had email exchanges on the prayer request with Leonie Hiscutt, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council; and…

Diwali Celebrated at Ferguson Library, Stamford CT

Ferguson Library, Stamford in coordination with The Connecticut Chapter of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO-CT) celebrated Diwali the Festival of Lights, on Sunday, Nov. 13th 2022. The program started with a welcome address by the Library President Ms. Alice Knapp, who thanked GOPIO for initiating this celebrationand all the attendees for their show of support by their participation.Ms.Knapp also said that the library looked bright and very colorful with all the decorations and was thrilled to hear that therewere more than 80 performers at this year’s cultural…

Australian Human Rights Commission refuses to help Hindus on Parliament opening-prayer issue

Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) seems to think that Australian Parliament’s denial of Hindu opening-prayer request does not appear to be covered by the Commission’s complaint handling powers. Responding to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who had raised this issue, Ms. Tallulah, AHRC Complaint Information Officer, wrote in an email: …it does not appear that the Commission’s Investigation and Conciliation Section can help you with this matter. It does not appear to be covered by the Commission’s complaint handling powers. Email further adds: It appears the most appropriate body with…