Tag - religion

Of faith and afterlife!


By Air Vice Marshal Rajeev Hora If my faith is undoubtedly the strongest, then why do I need to defend it? It surely can defend itself. I really don’t know if you have noticed that some of our matrimonial ads go like, “— Manglik girl, — God fearing, — homely girl, etc”. Essentially, you can easily spot...

Understanding Hinduism


By Basab Dasgupta  It was September of 1893, when a charismatic young man named Narendranath Datta aka Swami Vivekananda took the podium at the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago and brought the hall down with his opening address: “Sisters and brothers of America”. He introduced the key message of Hinduism that all religions lead...

Massive protests after 2 men burn copies of Quran in Bangladesh


Dhaka: Bangladesh was reeling under massive civil chaos overnight from August 6-7 following the burning of the Quran by two men. Police said “at least 10,000” people took to the streets on August 6 night as they tried to attack the two men accused of destroying the holy book. Police officer Ajbahar Ali Shaikh was quoted...

NYC makes it illegal to discriminate against weight and height


New York: New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed legislation Friday that will ban discrimination based on body size by adding weight and height to the list of protected categories such as race, sex and religion. “We all deserve the same access to employment, housing and public accommodation, regardless of our appearance, and it shouldn’t...

American Celebrities who follow Hinduism


Hinduism is the third largest and the oldest of all religions globally around 1 billion people following the religion. For them, Hinduism is considered not only the oldest religion but also the way of life they follow regularly. The culture has attracted many people worldwide. The teachings of Hinduism have attracted them worldwide. Some celebrities like famous Beatle...

Is the Lack of Asteya the cause of Civilization downfall?


By Bal Ram Singh, PhD Nature of hiding begins with the false notion that it will protect the one who is hiding, be it is  hiding of the truth, about oneself,  one’s position ,  one’s status, one’s knowledge,  or one’s intentions. However, the truth always comes out. Thus, it is always a good idea to practice Asteya meaning stealing, that one...

NY brewery urged to withdraw ‘Nirvana’ ale


New York: Upset Hindus and Buddhists are urging Cooperstown, New York based Brewery Ommegang to apologize and withdraw its “Nirvana” Pale Ale, calling its name highly inappropriate. Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, and Buddhist minister Reverend Matthew T. Fisher in a joint statement said that “Nirvana” was an immensely sacred term in Hinduism...

Jains want J’khand govt to declare Sammed Shikharji a pilgrimage site


New Delhi: More than fifty thousand members of the Jain community gathered in the capital from across the country and abroad to protest against the Jharkhand government's declaration of Shri Sammed Shikharji as a tourist place. In a silent protest that took place last week in the vast grounds of the historic Red Fort, the protesters...

Multilateral platforms misused to justify terror: Jaishankar


New York: Multilateral platforms are being misused to justify and protect perpetrators of terrorism, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said during an open debate at the UN Security Council, in a veiled attack on China and its close ally Pakistan. Presiding over the UN Security Council open debate on 'Maintenance of International Peace and Security: New...