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Buddha’s Head : A Headhunters Trophy

Buddha’s Head : A Headhunters Trophy

I had to go and buy some tea mugs downtown. Little did I know that I would literally come face to face with my own past. Instead of ‘face off, it was more a case of ‘head off’. Browsing the shop, a survival holding out against the corporate onslaught on the high street, I notice [...]

January 24, 2014 HHR Spirituality/Culture 0

ASOS online clothing company removes offending garment on Shiva

ASOS online clothing company removes offending garment on Shiva

Hindu Human Rights received many complaints about the use of sacred imagery by ASOS. As is usual in these circumstances the retail outlet decided to use the sanctity of one faith in a manner it would never do for certain other belief systems. This is an unfortunate hangover of a bygone era when colonial mentality [...]

July 22, 2013 HHR HHR Activities/Press releases, News updates 0

The Art of Hate

The Art of Hate

To Hindus such imagery is not trivial but has meanings which the western mindset rarely fathoms. These icons and images are not chosen at random but have specific purpose. As Hindu author Stephen Knapp writes: Vedic paintings or symbols are unique in that they can deliver the same spiritual energy, vibration and insight that it [...]

July 20, 2013 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Swami Bhaktiteertha hits road to stop misuse of God figures

Swami Bhaktiteertha hits road to stop misuse of God figures

MANGALORE: His attire and mannerism reflects asceticism. But unlike other seers, 68 year-old Swami Bhaktiteertha has hit the road to apply brakes on the trend of naming beedi wrappers, wine shops, non-vegetarian restaurants among others after Hindu gods and goddesses. Since June this year ( 2012), the seer, travelling in a custom built Maruti van [...]

June 5, 2012 HHR Archives, Dharma Seva, India 0