Hinduism

Board Wary of Temple's Parking Accommodations

February 1, 2007

Author: Chris Gaetano

Source: Sentinel

http://nbs.gmnews.com/news/2007/0201/Front_Page/037.html

SOUTH BRUNSWICK - The township Zoning Board continued to deliberate on a Hindu temple proposed for Route 27 in Kendall Park during the Jan. 25 meeting.

The temple is being proposed by an organization called Bharat Sevashram Sangha of North America, which is described by the applicant's attorney, Rosalind Westlake, as "a form of very...

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Board Wary of Temple's Parking Accommodations

February 1, 2007

Author: Chris Gaetano

Source: Sentinel

http://nbs.gmnews.com/news/2007/0201/Front_Page/037.html

SOUTH BRUNSWICK - The township Zoning Board continued to deliberate on a Hindu temple proposed for Route 27 in Kendall Park during the Jan. 25 meeting.

The temple is being proposed by an organization called Bharat Sevashram Sangha of North America, which is described by the applicant's attorney, Rosalind Westlake, as "a form of very...

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State Legislature Considers Recognizing Indian Holiday

January 28, 2007

Author: TOM CAIAZZA

Source: Woodbridge Sentinel

http://ws.gmnews.com/news/2007/0124/Front_Page/006.html

EDISON - Two state legislators have taken steps to further accent the state's diversity by introducing legislation to recognize the Indian holiday of Diwali.

Senator Barbara Buono (D-18) and Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-16) are seeking hearings on duplicate legislation in both houses that would make Oct. 15 through Nov. 14, Diwali...

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Deepa Mehta's 'Water' Goes From Being Banned to Oscar Nomination

January 28, 2007

Author: Sandip Roy

Source: New American Media

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=645ddebf5e4c7f6712f75261ca0766e8

Deepa Mehta’s film Water has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. It’s the third in a trilogy following Fire and Earth. It looks at a colony of widows set in a sacred city whose lives are upturned by a new widow, a child, in...

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Debate in India: Is Rule on Yoga Constitutional?

January 25, 2007

Author: SOMINI SENGUPTA

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/26/world/asia/26yoga.html

NEW DELHI, Jan. 25 — Hollywood celebrities swear by it. Yuppies the world over have fallen on their knees to embrace it. Now, the question of whether public school students in India should be required to take up the sun salutation, or “surya namaskar” as the common yoga exercise is known in Sanskrit, has engendered a legal...

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Hindu Temple Proposed for Route 27 Site

January 24, 2007

Source: Woodbridge Sentinel

http://ws.gmnews.com/news/2007/0124/Front_Page/023.html

SOUTH BRUNSWICK - The township might be the home of the only temple for a particular sect of Hinduism in all of New Jersey, if the Zoning Board approves.

An application presented Jan. 11 was filed by Bharat Sevashram Sangha of North America Inc., which currently maintains a house in Kendall Park for use in religious practices. The project, if approved, would entail the...

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"Hindu Women Have Won Esteem Despite Bias," a Commentary by Vasudha Narayanan

January 23, 2007

Author: Vasudha Narayanan

Source: The Washington Post

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/vasudha_narayanan/2007/01/hearing_voices_of_women_poets.html

Hindu women have been both empowered and subjugated by their religious structures. Yes, there have been terrible crimes against women, as in most religions. And yet, it may be argued that within the Hindu traditions women have also created...

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