Hinduism

Bush Likely to Visit New Hindu Temple During Delhi Visit in March

January 24, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1607003,0008.htm

On January 24, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "US President George W. Bush is likely to visit the capital's newly built Akshardham Temple. The US President, accompanied by wife Laura Bush, is coming to India on a state visit around March 1. Officially, the dates of the visit are yet to be announced. 'A team of US embassy...

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Indian History Takes Center Stage in US Textbook Controversy

January 24, 2006

Source: CBS News/The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/01/24/national/main1233893.shtml

On January 24, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the halls of Sacramento, a special commission is rewriting Indian history: debating whether Aryan invaders conquered the subcontinent, whether Brahman priests had more rights than untouchables, and even whether ancient Indians ate beef. That this seemingly arcane Indian...

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Hindu American Foundation Comments on Indian-American Response to California Textbooks in India Abroad

January 23, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_letters_india_abroad_textbook.htm

On January 23, 2006 the Hindu American Foundation's Suhag A. Shukla composed a letter to the editor of India Abroad regarding the current controversy over the content of history textbooks for Californian sixth graders. "While attacks [on the textbook contents] from non-Hindu academics with no expertise in Hinduism, and whose...

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HAF Offers Presentation to ISKCON Youth Group in Bangalore

January 21, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation press release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_news_iskcon.htm

On January 21, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation press release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) took the Hindu Awareness Campaign to India, addressing a group of 70 youth at a weekend retreat in Bangalore. Swaminathan Venkataraman, a member of HAF’s Executive Council, addressed the youth group at the International Society for Krishna...

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Exquisitely Carved Hindu Temple Underway in Northern England

January 20, 2006

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1378969.cms

On January 20, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "In the latest example of exquisitely carved Hindu temples in Britain, a team of four marble masons from India has arrived to build a temple in Middlesbrough in north England. There are several Hindu temples in towns across Britain - many of them featuring idols and...

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Opinion: "Religion is Alive and Well in the Public Square"

January 18, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/opinion/stories/DN-north_goyal_18edi.ART.North.Edition2.136275cf.html

On January 18, 2006 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by Madan Goyal, chairman of the Plano National Day of Prayer Committee and a member of Thanks-Giving Square and the Texas Faith Network. "Too often lost in the debate...

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Online Hindu Calendar Available for 180 Cities Worldwide

January 17, 2006

Source: Himalayan Academy press release

On January 17, 2006 a Himalayan Academy press release reported, "Himalayan Academy, publisher of Hinduism Today and HPI, is pleased to announce the posting of the Hindu calendar calculated for 180 cities worldwide for both 2006 and 2007 (the Hindu new year beginning in April). These panchangams are primarily used for the sankalpa (declaration of intent, time and place) in ceremonies and they contain the five essential elements for future muhurthas (auspicious timing). They do not contain all of the planetary position...

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Hindus Fear Loss of Only Temple

January 17, 2006

Source: The Moscow Times

http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2006/01/17/002.html

On January 17, 2006 The Moscow Times reported, "The fate of a patch of land behind a supermarket in northern Moscow is raising the wrath of Hindus around the globe, following City Hall's withdrawal of permission for the city's Krishna community to build a temple on the site. On Wednesday, the Defend Russian Hindus campaign is to be launched by 10 member of Britain's House of Commons in...

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Friends of South Asia Speaks Out Against “Hindutva Assault” on California History Books

January 16, 2006

Source: FOSA

http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org/textbook/

On January 16, 2006 Friends of South Asia ran an editorial regarding the current controversy over the content of sixth grade history textbooks in California. "We in California are facing a Hindutva assault on school history textbooks of the kind that went on a few years ago in India. This is an issue of rising concern in the California community, and we at Friends of South Asia, as a group of Hindus, Muslims, Christians...

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Coalition of South Asians Opposes “Hindu Supremacist” Curriculum Changes

January 15, 2006

Source: FOSA

http://www.friendsofsouthasia.org/textbook/FOSACAC_Jan15Update.html

On January 15, 2006 the Friends of South Asia reported, "A broad coalition of Indians and other South Asians representing Friends of South Asia, Coalition Against Communalism, Tamil Sangams of North America, and various groups representing Dalits were present in force at the California State Board of Education meeting in Sacramento on January 12, 2006. They were there to...

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Flowood Hindu Temple Gets Facelift, Undergoes Expansion

January 13, 2006

Source: Clarion Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060113/NEWS/601130372/1002/NEWS01

On January 13, 2006 the Clarion Ledger reported, "In a year, a team of designers from India have transformed the Hindu temple off Old Fannin Road [in Flowood] from a blocky, unassuming building into an architectural work of art with intricate sculptures and delicate, flowing lines. But their work has only begun. By...

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Hindu American Foundation Retains Law Firm in California Textbook Case

January 12, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_california_textbook.htm

On January 12, 2006 the a Hindu American Foundation Press Release stated, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has retained the law firm of Olson, Hagel and Fishburn, LLP of Sacramento, California to represent the Foundation in its interactions with the California State Board of Education (SBE). The SBE is currently...

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