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Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

Hinduism Under Assault: Appropriation and a New Model for Conversion.

The growing phenomena of Christian yoga is not only cultural appropriation, it reveals more serious considerations for Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma. While it is certainly true that Christians can practice yoga, I am not aware of any Christian theology regarding yoga. Yoga, as a word or practice, has no etymology in the [...]

January 15, 2017 Guest Author Analysis/Insights, Archives, The Yoga Snatchers 0

The selective outrage over bans

The selective outrage over bans

Communities are deprived of livelihood by bans on their traditional arts. Has the elite ever protested? Had the fever-pitch anxiety about a four-day meat ban, in deference to the Jain community’s Paryushan, remained confined to TV anchors and the handpicked chatterati who appear on TV debates, one would have ignored it as another passing storm [...]

November 28, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives Comments Off on The selective outrage over bans

Man who spread fake story about gau-rakshaks says he did it because he hates Hindus

Man who spread fake story about gau-rakshaks says he did it because he hates Hindus

“I lied because have hatred towards Hindus.” Barun is quoted as saying [...]

October 13, 2016 HHR Archives, India, News updates Comments Off on Man who spread fake story about gau-rakshaks says he did it because he hates Hindus

Temple Elephants of Kerala : What is Brewing?

Temple Elephants of Kerala : What is Brewing?

Anyone in Kerala will have a story to tell of a cherished memory with an elephant. It is said that a true Malayali can identify elephants just by looking at it. As a person who grew up in Kerala, I can testify how the intelligent, gentle and majestic pachyderm has been an integral part of [...]

September 3, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, India Comments Off on Temple Elephants of Kerala : What is Brewing?

Hawaii GOP disavows their bigoted candidate for launching a holy war against Hindu Rep Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaii GOP disavows their bigoted candidate for launching a holy war against Hindu Rep Tulsi Gabbard

The chair of the Republican party of Hawaii is urging fellow party members to disavow his own congressional candidate in the 2nd District after the GOP candidate attacked Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) for her religion and faith. GOP candidate Angela Kaaihue issued a press release last week saying that Gabbard and former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa [...]

August 22, 2016 HHR Archives, News updates, World Focus Comments Off on Hawaii GOP disavows their bigoted candidate for launching a holy war against Hindu Rep Tulsi Gabbard

Now Gau rakshaks to tell their version of cow slaughter

Now Gau rakshaks to tell their version of cow slaughter

NEW DELHI: In what could turn out to be the rekindling of half-century-old embers, a Delhi-based cow protection group is planning a massive memorial day for those killed in police firing in a 1966 agitation in Delhi. On November 7, 1966, thousands of people led by naked Naga sadhus and other Hindu religious leaders had [...]

August 10, 2016 HHR India, Spirituality/Culture, World Focus Comments Off on Now Gau rakshaks to tell their version of cow slaughter

India is intolerant, if I talk about Hindu religion, I am labelled as RSS here: Nitish Bhardwaj

India is intolerant, if I talk about Hindu religion, I am labelled as RSS here: Nitish Bhardwaj

Nitish Bhardwaj, the actor who immortalized Lord Krishna for Indian audience through B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat makes a comeback to Hindi cinema with Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjodaro. In an exclusive conversation with Indian Express.com, the former Parliamentarian spoke at length about the movie, his character and why, in his opinion, India is an intolerant nation. How did [...]

August 6, 2016 HHR Archives, India Comments Off on India is intolerant, if I talk about Hindu religion, I am labelled as RSS here: Nitish Bhardwaj

Engineers, realtors: Gau rakshaks in Gujarat just a WhatsApp message away

Engineers, realtors: Gau rakshaks in Gujarat just a WhatsApp message away

Engineers, realtors and private professionals are among the 10,000 self-styled cow protectors spread across Gujarat’s 33 districts, who are just a WhatsApp message or phonecall away from hunting down vehicles suspected of ferrying cattle for slaughter. The cow-protection brigade has thrived in the past four years, forming 50 groups under the larger umbrella of the [...]

July 26, 2016 HHR Archives, India Comments Off on Engineers, realtors: Gau rakshaks in Gujarat just a WhatsApp message away

Tulsi Gabbard Asks California Board To Describe Hinduism Accurately

Tulsi Gabbard Asks California Board To Describe Hinduism Accurately

Tulsi Gabbard, the first ever Hindu elected to the US House of Representatives, has asked a Californian educational board to give Hinduism its due place in school text books and not to describe it inaccurately as ‘religions of ancient India’. California State Board of Education is in final stages of revising and updating the K-12 [...]

July 14, 2016 HHR Archives, News updates, World Focus 16

Translating Ancient Hindu Texts (Agenda for conversion?)

Translating Ancient Hindu Texts (Agenda for conversion?)

Aside from the Bhagavad Gita and a sampling of the vast compendium of Hindu dharmic teachings, relatively few important texts have a comprehensive and detailed modern translation.  This is especially true for the Vedas.  For insight and understanding in English of ancient texts, such as the Vedas, one must often rely upon translations dating back [...]

June 2, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives, World Focus Comments Off on Translating Ancient Hindu Texts (Agenda for conversion?)