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6 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Controversy Swirls Around 'Sanskrit Week'...

For the decades after India won its independence from Britain, politicians and activists in the south waged a vigorous battle against making Hindi, an Indo-Aryan language largely spoken in the country's north, India's only official language.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Hindu Gods Seem to Have Been Working Out

In new comics, paintings and popular books, depictions of Vishnu, Rama and other greats in the Hindu pantheon are being reimagined to give the deities broad shoulders, six-pack abs, flashy get-ups and smoldering good looks.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

South China Morning Post

Arundhati Roy prompts outrage with call for 'truth' about Mahatma Gandhi

Arundhati Roy, the Booker Prize winning author, has accused Mahatma Gandhi of discrimination and called for institutions bearing his name to be renamed.

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Merinews

Maryland Hindu Temple to be consecrated in August

Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Temple in Ijamsville , currently under construction on a 43-acre lot, will be consecrated on August 31. Religious and cultural programs will form part of its Maha Kumbhabhishekam ceremonies from August 29 to September one; including poojas, homams, pravachanam, aarathi, etc.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Queer enchantment

Vishnu takes the form of a king, a cowherd, a priest, a fish and even an enchantress called Mohini.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Merinews

Euthanasia: The Indian culture always had reference about it

As per Times of Indian report, the Supreme Court on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014, 'decided to adjudicate the legality of active and passive euthanasia and emerging concept of 'living will''.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Dozens injured in clashes in Indian Kashmir

Indian government forces used tear gas and wooden canes Friday to disperse hundreds of Kashmiri workers who clashed with them at a sprawling camp for Hindu pilgrims heading for a Himalayan cave, leaving dozens of people injured, police said.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Arizona Republic

Hinduism is Arizona's second-largest religion

Hinduism is Arizona's second-largest religion Comparatively, there are almost 2.3 million practicing Christians throughout Arizona.

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Stranger in Paradise

Stay Calm - Head North

North Bali is the new Lombok - it has all the natural charms of the more popular South but also has enormous appeal for those travellers fed up with south Bali's traffic and mass tourism.

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Daily Kos

Singgasana Hotels & Resorts

Singgasana Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality management company with deluxe and first class hotels, residences, a golf course and an international convention center in key destinations in Indonesia namely Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Makassar and Lombok.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Daily Times

Yours Sincerely', a tale about Muslim-Hindu friendship

KARACHI: 'When love becomes obsession, then goal seeking capacity is maximised. But when this applies for love with the country, then salute is assured with higher probability, told Taha Ahmed from Karachi, whose short film-'Yours Sincerely' stood among top five and Ahmed became the first ever Pakistani to be nominated for Reel Show International ... (more)

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Daily Mail

The first rule of Balinese fight club? Don't get the other guy get...

Unless, that is, you are both Balinese and enjoying a religious celebration. These men from the remote village of Tenganan are scrapping as part of their annual rituals of devotion to Indra, the Hindu god of war, who they regard as their chief deity.

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Bangkok Post

BRICS to create development bank,...

Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers meet Tuesday to launch a new development bank and a reserve fund seen as counterweights to Western-led financial institutions.

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Stranger in Paradise

The Majapahit Empire strikes back

Last month the Balinese descendents of this great exodus returned to Candi Penataran in Blitar, East Java, for a mighty re-unification with their distant relatives - the Javanese Hindus who have been hiding in the hills of Java for a very long time.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Indian Express

IITs move for a cleaner Ganga

Saints, seers and members of the civil society have been invited to be part of the programme, where the blueprint for responsibilities that could be taken up by various stakeholders is likely to be prepared.

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Hyperallergic

Using Beauty to Examine Ugly Political Truths

Installation view of "Transgressions II," a 2009 video/shadow play from the Asia Society Museum Collection, currently on view in "Nalini Malani: Transgressions."

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Stranger in Paradise

Mengwi's Merry Widow

Once upon a time there were eight happy princedoms in Mengwi, the regency to the north-west of Denpasar.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Harwich and Manningtree Standard

STILT-WALKERS have told the Hindu story of Ramayana in a performance along Dovercourt seafront.

The parade from Cliff Park to the High Lighthouse told the story of Rama's journey to rescue his wife Sita from the evil clutches of Ravan, King of Lanka.

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Merinews

Utah's flagship museum exhibiting Hindu god Krishna

Utah's flagship art museum, Utah Museum of Fine Arts , will have an exhibition on Hindu Lord Krishna starting August eight.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Merinews

Jaipur all set to get devotional on Guru Purnima

On the eve of Guru Purnima in Jaipur, the followers of Hindu and Jain saints; music and dance institutions; Vidya Bharati Schools, temples and other institutions have announced the celebration of the festival marked by singing of devotional songs, honouring teachers, holding discourses and organising sacred thread ceremony events for devout.

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