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THE SECULARIST MANIFESTO : An Essential Guide to Understanding P-Secs, Sepoys, and Other Colonized Indian Minds

THE SECULARIST MANIFESTO : An Essential Guide to Understanding P-Secs, Sepoys, and Other Colonized Indian Minds

By Prashant Parikh [...]

May 27, 2016 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives, India, World Focus 0

Pakistan parliament adopts resolution for Holi, Diwali, Easter holidays

Pakistan parliament adopts resolution for Holi, Diwali, Easter holidays

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s State minister for religious affairs, Pir Aminul Hasnat Shah, speaking in parliament, said that interior ministry has already given permission to heads of government institutions to grant leave to minorities on their religious festivals. For the first time, minority communities in Pakistan will have public holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter festivals after [...]

March 16, 2016 HHR Archives 0

Why Western Women Embrace Hinduism ? Part 1

Why Western Women Embrace Hinduism ?  Part 1

Since time immemorial there have been strong and influential Western women who have been drawn to and been inspired by Hinduism, and who have taken up the mantle of Hindu Dharma, becoming great leaders, swaminis, and gurus as keepers and vanguards of this ancient culture. Today one can witness thousands of Western women turning vegetarian, [...]

March 7, 2015 HHR Spirituality/Culture 1

Bania community reviving tradition of starting new accounting books on Diwali

Bania community reviving tradition of starting new accounting books on Diwali

MUMBAI: Accounting books are mostly anachronisms these days. Students still fill up those long columns, but few businessmen would bother now that computers and accounting software are so cheap. Yet every Diwali businessmen still flock to shops like the ones near the Mumbadevi temple in Mumbai to buy account books that they will fill up, [...]

October 24, 2014 HHR Archives, News updates 0

US : Hindus in New Jersey school district want a day off for Diwali

US : Hindus in New Jersey school district want a day off for Diwali

Jyoti Sharma fondly remembers Diwali festivities from her childhood in India. The Hindu festival of lights is observed every autumn with prayers, fireworks and feasts. But one thing that made Diwali really special, Sharma said, is that she had five days off from school to observe the holiday. Sharma now lives in Millburn, N.J., with [...]

February 28, 2014 HHR News updates 0

Video : Christian fanatics attack the Obama’s for celebrating Diwali at White House

Video : Christian fanatics attack the Obama’s for celebrating Diwali at White House

The White House celebrated the start of the Hindu holiday of Diwali on Tuesday, something they have done every year since the Obamas have lived there. Given that this is a non-Christian holiday and the Obamas were involved, you just know that the religious right could not stay silent. Sure enough, Bryan Fischer opened his [...]

November 6, 2013 HHR HHR Videos, News updates 1

Video : British PM and Wife Celebrate Diwali at Hindu Temple

Video : British PM and Wife Celebrate Diwali at Hindu Temple

Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha joined the Diwali celebrations at the Swaminarayan Temple in Neasden, London, the largest traditional Hindu temple outside India. More at British PM and Wife Celebrate Diwali at Hindu Temple [...]

November 5, 2013 HHR Archives, HHR Videos 0

British PM and Wife Celebrate Diwali at Hindu Temple

British PM and Wife Celebrate Diwali at Hindu Temple

Stylish Samantha Cameron is known for her knack of dressing impeccably, whatever the occasion, and today the Prime Minister’s wife chose a dramatic autumnal sari to take in London’s colourful Diwali celebrations. Samantha, 42, chose a russet-coloured sari edged in gold for a visit to the Swaminarayan Mandir, the largest traditional Hindu temple outside India, [...]

November 4, 2013 HHR Archives, News updates, Spirituality/Culture 1

Divinity in Hinduism: The Supreme Female Form – A Message to Remember on Diwali

Divinity in Hinduism: The Supreme Female Form – A Message to Remember on Diwali

I bring positive greetings to you on this festive and most holy observance of Diwali. I have offered to make a small verbal contribution to this observance today on this Hindu holy occasion of Diwali and as such I would like to invite a few minutes of your attention as I proceed with this delivery, [...]

November 2, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Where to Celebrate Hindu Festival of Diwali in UK

Where to Celebrate Hindu Festival of Diwali in UK

Hindus light lamps to celebrate the festival of light Diwali (Reuters) Diwali, India’s festival of lights, will take place on 3 November with celebrations organised across the UK. The five-day festival starts on the 13th lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) of the Hindu calendar month, Ashwin. It is one of the most important [...]

November 2, 2013 HHR News updates, Spirituality/Culture 0