Hinduism

Denial of Visa to Modi Causes Split Among Indo-Americans

March 23, 2005

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/11208026.htm

On March 23, 2005 the Mercury News reported, "An international spat involving a controversial politician in India and a convention of hotel owners in Florida is causing a major uproar in Silicon Valley, the heart of the nation's Indo-American community. Indians of all creeds are in a tizzy about the U.S. refusal to allow Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat, to...

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Hindu Nationalists Torch Pepsi Warehouse, Protest at US Offices in Gujarat

March 21, 2005

Source: Taipei Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2005/03/21/2003247189

On March 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Hindu nationalists torched a PepsiCo warehouse and picketed US government offices in western India on Saturday to protest the cancellation of a US visa for the elected head of Gujarat state. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged Washington to urgently reconsider its...

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17 Minority Hindus Killed in Clashes

March 21, 2005

Source: ABC 7 News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0305/214847.html

On March 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Seventeen minority Hindus were killed when their temple was hit by rockets during fighting between renegade tribesmen and security forces in a restive tribal town in southwestern Pakistan last week, a government official said Monday. The fighting in the town of Dera Bugti erupted Thursday after the...

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Hindus Celebrate Holi, Mixing Color with Cold

March 19, 2005

Source: Beliefnet/The Globe and Mail

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/163/story_16303_1.html

On March 19, 2005 The Globe and Mail reported, "Next Saturday morning, when Himanshu Vyas leaves home to meet a few of his friends, he'll bring along a packet of bright red powder. When he sees them, he'll dip his fingers in the powder and smear a generous daub on their faces, hands and any other patches of exposed skin within his reach. His friends will reciprocate the...

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US Denies Visa to Hindu Nationalist

March 18, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?storyID=7942917

On March 18, 2005 Reuters reported, "The United States has revoked the visa of Narendra Modi, the Hindu-nationalist chief minister of Gujarat, the U.S. embassy said on Friday, after he was accused of ignoring the massacre of Muslims in 2002. The Indian government said the U.S. action was unjustified, and the chief minister himself expressed outrage. The move comes two days after U.S....

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Hindu Temple in Davie Hosts Event as Part of Hindu Heritage Month

March 18, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-we18hindumar18,0,104976.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

On March 18, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "Hindu Heritage Month in February, [is] designed to educate people as to what it means to be Hindu. The temple draws from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, with a high concentration from Davie, Miramar, Weston and Plantation. The daandiya-...

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Banquet Sponsored by Harvard's Hindu Student Group Raises Over $2000

March 18, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=506408

On March 18, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "Dharma, Harvard’s Hindu students’ association, raised over $2000—which will be matched by the University—at their Tsunami Charity Banquet and Raffle in Kirkland Dining Hall on Saturday night. Over 200 people attended the banquet, which included a catered spread of Indian cuisine and a raffle for prizes including gift certificates to...

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Traditional Hindu Characters Soon to Fill Children’s Toy Market

March 17, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050318/asp/northeast/story_4505753.asp

On March 17, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "Move over Spiderman and Batman, children in Assam could soon discard toys and masks depicting western comic characters for those featuring figures from Hindu mythology. The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, has undertaken a project to popularise masks used in Assamese bhaonas, the collective name for the...

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Tensions Between Sikhs and Hindus Faring Well 20 Years After Uprisings

March 16, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3733271.stm

On March 16, 2005 BBC News reported, "Times change. The verdict in Canada following the destruction of an Air India jumbo jet over the Atlantic in 1985 is a reminder of the extent of Sikh militancy in India at the time. Several thousand people died in nearly 10 years of militancy - and India's Sikhs effectively became alienated from mainstream society. In a series of events that that...

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Area Hindus Gather for Worship in Lutheran Church

March 15, 2005

Source: The Argus Leader

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050315/NEWS/%20503150317/1001

On March 15, 2005 The Argus Leader reported, "[Siouxland India Cultural Association], a nonprofit association meets once a month in the former Immanuel Lutheran Church, which had moved to a new location a few years earlier. Last year, the Indian association bought the empty building, which stands two stories high and holds a...

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Former Air Force Colonel Now Hindu Convert

March 14, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2005/03/14/findrelig.DTL

On March 14, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "as a former colonel in the U.S. Air Force, Kirby Knox is accustomed to giving orders as much as following them. These days, however, he's willingly surrendering to a guru as part of his spiritual practice. Knox, a 53-year-old physician who received his medical training while in the military, is a...

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Cornell Hindu Dance Team Celebrates Spring Navratri with Performance

March 14, 2005

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

http://www.cornellsun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/03/14/423538edb335e

On March 14, 2005 The Cornell Daily Sun reported, "the sound of beating of dandiyas, and lively folk music resonated under a canopy of vibrant colors Friday evening in the Straight Memorial Room, where the Cornell Raas Team held its annual celebration of Spring Navratri. The evening began with an Indian prayer ceremony or puja, led by the Hindu Student...

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Two Indian Charities Face Questions About Connections to Hindu Nationalists

March 13, 2005

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/11125411.htm

On March 13, 2005 the Mercury News reported, "The crowd at a recent tsunami fundraiser represented a swath of the Bay Area's Indo-American community...But if the turnout was typical of Silicon Valley's easygoing diversity, some critics say the event at the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple was tainted by episodes of sectarian violence half a world away. The two U.S.-based non-...

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