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Yoga Might Achieve What Communism Didn’t: A Response to a Communist Critic of Yoga

Yoga Might Achieve What Communism Didn’t: A Response to a Communist Critic of Yoga

In a recent column, Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury denounced the International Yoga Day as a shallow lifestyle gimmick and an attempt to Hinduise India’s diverse society at the cost of attending to serious problems like poverty. Though he concedes that yoga might be beneficial to the individual’s health and [...]

June 27, 2015 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

International Yoga Day and the Yoga of the Sun

International Yoga Day and the Yoga of the Sun

There could be no more appropriate day for honoring Yoga throughout the world then on June 21, the day of the summer solstice. Yoga’s connection with light and with the Sun goes back to Yoga’s very origin thousands of years ago in India. The system of Yoga philosophy or Yoga Darshana, on which the Yoga [...]

June 4, 2015 Vamadev Shastri Archives, Spirituality/Culture 0

Aum in or out for International Yoga Day ?

Aum in or out for International Yoga Day ?

As a member of the Dutch-speaking Belgian Yoga Federation, I received a copy of the booklet the Government of India issued for the United Nations’ first-ever Yoga Day. It falls on 21 June, Summer Solstice, a day of mixed feelings: it is the longest day, alright, but it is also the start of the sun’s [...]

May 15, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

United Nations too Christian, claims report

United Nations too Christian, claims report

Study calls for greater religious tolerance with Hinduism and Buddhism under-represented and funding a major issue Christianity dominates the United Nations and more diversity is needed to increase non-Christian representation in world peacemaking, according to a study. Research undertaken by Prof Jeremy Carrette, with colleagues from the University of Kent’s department of religious studies, has [...]

January 3, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Bangladesh : Fresh attacks on Hindus across 4 districts

Bangladesh : Fresh attacks on Hindus across 4 districts

Yet again religious fanatics have attacked temples, houses and shops of Hindus in four districts. Since Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee was handed down a death sentence in a war crimes case on February 28, more than 26 temples, 175 houses and dozens of shops of the minorities across the country have been vandalised, torched [...]

March 19, 2013 HHR Archives, Bangladesh, News updates 0

Bangladesh : Hindu Goddess Murti vandalised

Bangladesh : Hindu Goddess Murti vandalised

‘Miscreants’ vandalised a Saraswati idol at a temple beside the residence of ruling-party Member of Parliament (MP) Mohammad Atiur Rahman Atique in Sherpur city’s Madhabpur. The ‘Madhabpur Puja Temple’ committee informed the police about the incident that took place on Friday night. Hindus have been offering prayers at this temple for the past 77 years, [...]

March 19, 2013 HHR Bangladesh, News updates 0

Hundreds of New Yorkers protest political unrest in Bangladesh

Hundreds of New Yorkers protest political unrest in Bangladesh

The group, predominantly Bangladeshi-Americans, came together over political unrest in Bangladesh. Life in the small South-Asian country has been disrupted over the past several months, many blaming Jamaat-e-Islami militant political group. The protesters outside of the United Nations are calling for a ban of the group that many view as a terrorist organization and one that has [...]

March 18, 2013 HHR HHR Videos, News updates 0