Hinduism

Religious Diversity Causes Parking Problems in Queens

March 29, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/29/nyregion/29flushing.html

On March 29, 2004 The New York Times reported, "There is a stretch of Flushing, Queens, where Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and Hindus worship within blocks of one another without a hint of sectarian strife. When it comes to parking spaces, though, it is all-out war. Every Sunday, a flood of cars descends on the neighborhood, thanks in large part to its dozens of newly...

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Hindu Council Says Solutions to Africa's Problems Must Come from Within

March 29, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200403291124.html

On March 29, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Catholic Information Service for Africa article that reported, "Successful solutions to the wars in Africa can only be born in Africa, and not from outside the continent, a representative of the Hindu Council for Africa has said. Prabhu Pattni, who was speaking at the regional interfaith summit going on in Nairobi, Kenya, called on religious and political...

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Pearland, T.X. Hindu Temple Plans Festival of Renewal

March 27, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2469390

On March 27, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "For the Hindu community of Sri Meenakshi Temple in Pearland, a regularly scheduled maintenance is also an opportunity for religious ritual and spiritual tune-up. The community embarks Thursday on a four-day festival that is part housekeeping and part spiritual renewal. During the course of the event, Maha Kumbhabhisekham, the...

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Hindus and Sikhs Granted Land for Cremation Grounds

March 24, 2004

Source: Institute for War and Peace Reporting

http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?archive/arr/arr_200403_111_6_eng.txt

On March 24, 2004 the Institute for War and Peace Reporting reported, "There is good news for Afghanistan's minority Hindu and Sikh community, as it looks like they will finally have a suitable place to cremate their dead. Community leader Awtar Singh credits an IWPR report in November with helping prompt Kabul municipal leaders to provide a...

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Database of Hindu Community's History to be Housed at Oxford

March 21, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/572511.cms

On March 21, 2004 The Times of India reported, "From Monday, Britain begins a unique experiment in immigration history. It begins to build a memory bank for its Hindu citizens, estimated three years ago to a total of 559,000. So, nearly £ 90,000 will be spent to collect fading memories, fickle of Britain’s first-generation Hindu community. These will form the first-ever...

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Indian and Pakistani Leaders Honored With 'Common Ground' Award

March 19, 2004

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040320/main8.htm

On March 19, 2004 The Tribune reported, "Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf have been honoured [in Washington, DC] with this year’s Common Ground International Diplomacy Award for their 'courageous commitment to re-launch a peace process between their countries.' Indian Embassy’s Minister for Political Affairs Sajjan Har and the deputy...

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Designers Market Vastu as "Yoga for the Home"

March 19, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2004/Mar/03132004/saturday/147296.asp

On March 19, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Once a sacred, oral tradition taught only to priests and sincere spiritual seekers, vastu has now made its way into the homes of the chic and famous. Kathleen Cox designed supermodel Christy Turlington's New York loft and plans to use the science in designing spas in California. She has been invited to speak at a major...

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Hare Krishna Moves Mainstream

March 19, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/032004relkrishna.3e055.html

On March 19, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Today's Hare Krishna is far more likely to live and work outside the temple, be married with a family, and dress in clothes from Brooks Brothers or L.L. Bean. Most North American temples are heavily Indian – a sign, many say, that the Krishna...

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VHP to Support Only Parties Respecting Hindu Sentiments

March 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/566535.cms

On March 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "The VHP would support only those political parties which respected the sentiments of Hindus and agreed to their main demands, including construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya, a common civil code and a law to ban religious conversions, VHP leader Dr Pravin Togadia said on Wednesday. One of the VHP's main demands, he said, was...

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Opinion: Muslims Need "Collective Introspection" on Role and Stance in Indian Society

March 17, 2004

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000642.php#more

On March 17, 2004 Muslim Wake Up! ran an article by Arshad Alam, a research scholar at the Department of Muslim Religious and Cultural History at the University of Erfurt, Germany, in which he revisits the 2002 Gujarat riots in the face of the upcoming elections in India. He writes, "Two years later, the same party is back in power in Gujarat, and the same Prime Minister is being...

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As Elections Approach, BJP Tempers Anti-Muslim Stance; Many Worry It Will Return

March 15, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=8f89189ee1a973e7beb158a7dcbb897c

On March 15, 2004 NCM reported, "India's pro-Hindu ruling party is feeling good. The country's economy has soared in the last year, and as voters consider their choices for national elections beginning next month, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is casting itself as the sole architect of a surging India...On the path to the...

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Thousands Celebrate Hindu Festival in Queens

March 15, 2004

Source: New York Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/search/ny-nypara153708813mar15,0,2637326.story

On March 15, 2004 New York Newsday reported, "Tens of thousands of people turned Liberty Avenue in Queens and a nearby park into a festival of color and music yesterday in celebration of a major Hindu holiday. People of all ages lined the avenue to watch the annual Phagwah Parade, which has been organized by religious leaders in the Queens Guyanese...

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