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Journey of a Western Hindu

Journey of a Western Hindu

At age 13 I had decided to leave the religion of my birth, Christianity, in search of something. At the time I had no idea what I was looking for, or where I would find it. I was simply spurred on by an internal, unquestionable knowing that the relationship between man, God, and the world [...]

April 5, 2015 HHR Archives, ReBorn Again Hindus 0

Close on heels of BJP win in India, Hindu-American activists pitch for select US candidates

Close on heels of BJP win in India, Hindu-American activists pitch for select US candidates

WASHINGTON: Close on the heels of the spectacular BJP win in the general election, Hindu-American activists in the United States have for the first time, under the banner of a political action committee, publicly endorsed a slate of congressional candidates in the 2014 US primaries. Leading the list of candidates winning support from the Hindu [...]

June 2, 2014 HHR Archives, News updates 0

India v. Hinduphobia: What Narendra Modi’s Election as Prime Minister Really Means

India v. Hinduphobia: What Narendra Modi’s Election as Prime Minister Really Means

Narendra Modi’s victory needs to be understood beyond the two commonly heard positions we have heard these past few months leading up to the election. Critics of Mr. Modi’s saw his rise as the march of Hindu nationalist fascism and the inevitable death of secularism in India. Supporters of Mr. Modi saw his rise as [...]

May 17, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Hindu-Americans aren’t writing off Sanskrit just yet

Hindu-Americans aren’t writing off Sanskrit just yet

On a Wednesday night, Arshya Gurbani reaches into a white cabinet and wakes a couple Hindu gods from their slumber. She carefully lays out statues of Ganesh and Shiva on a table in preparation for aarti, a worship ritual that reminds Hindus to stay humble and give thanks for good fortune. But Gurbani, 21, and [...]

March 4, 2014 HHR Articles, 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