Hinduism

Hindus Encouraged to Have More Children to Counteract Muslim Population Growth

November 20, 2003

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1088790,00.html

On November 20, 2003 The Guardian (UK) reported, "A radical Hindu political party in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, which is a key ally of the country's ruling party, is encouraging Hindus to have more children because of fears of a Muslim population explosion...'We will honour these couples [with five or more children] at a special function next month...

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What Does it Mean to be an Indian-American?

November 20, 2003

Source: Silicon India

http://www.siliconindia.com/magazine/fullstory.asp?aid=DBV305482316

On November 20, 2003 Silicon India published an editorial by Aditi Banerjee examining what it means to be a Hindu-American. She reports that "the new immigrants who are coming from India are identifying themselves not as members from a particular region, but as members of an increasingly unified nation. They are more apt to celebrate Diwali than Kali Puja when both...

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New Book Examines Indian Life in the Suburbs

November 19, 2003

Source: Indo Link

http://www.indolink.com/News/NRI/news_111803-220013.php

On November 19, 2003 Indo Link reported on a new book by Washington Post journalist S. Mitra Kalita on the lives of Indian Immigrants in America. “Suburban Sahibs: Three Immigrant Families and Their Passage from India to America” examines the lives of families who immigrated to Middlesex County, New Jersey. Middlesex County is home to one of the largest Indian communities in the...

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Hindu Students Call Emory Professor's Book a "Hate Crime"

November 14, 2003

Source: The Straits Times

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/world/story/0,4386,219915,00.html

On November 14, 2003 The Straits Times reported that "eighteen years after publishing a study of the Hindu god Ganesha, a US university professor is under fire from believers who brand sexual references in the book as an insidious 'hate crime'. Hindu student activists are demanding that Ganesa, Lord of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings be taken out of...

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Editorial: Hollywood is Ready for India, but is India Ready for Hollywood?

November 12, 2003

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=de05b5d002253839a0aa483ffc80d8f1

On November 12, 2003 Pacific News Service published an editorial by Sandip Roy on the appearance of an Indian girl in the Hollywood film "The Matrix Revolutions." Roy writes that "the Bollywoodization of American popular culture has long been underway. There have been misfires, like those images of Hindu gods...

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Moscow's Only Hare Krishna Temple to be Demolished in City Expansion

November 12, 2003

Source: The Moscow Times

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2003/11/12/013.html

On November 12, 2003 The Moscow Times reported, "Worship for Moscow's 30,000 Hindus and Hare Krishna devotees could be under threat, as the city's only Hare Krishna temple is to be demolished to make way for a luxury high-rise block...In April, City Hall promised to provide an alternative site for the construction of a Vedic Cultural Center, including a place of worship for members...

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Interfaith Gathering Commemorates Renaming of Street After Mother Teresa

November 10, 2003

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=275122

On November 10, 2003 The Times of India reported, "From next year, Park Street will be known as Mother Teresa Sarani. Mayor Subrata Mukherjee announced the decision formally on Sunday...Earlier in the day, members from various walks of life joined a prayer for Mother Teresa. From Amritsar and Barrackpore to Chandernagore and Dakshineshwar...

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Jersey City Navratri Festival to Benefit Needy Student

November 7, 2003

Source: The Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/news/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1068117141190180.xml

On November 7, 2003 The Jersey Journal reported that "proceeds from a religious Indian festival celebrated in the streets of Jersey City's Little India Neighborhood six weeks ago will be used to help a needy student attend Hudson County Community College for one year. The Hudson County Community College Foundation recently received a $3,000...

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Diwali in America, 2003

November 6, 2003

Source: Suburban

http://suburban.gmnews.com/news/2003/1106/Front_Page/027.html

On November 6, 2003 the Suburban reported that "despite mediation by the borough’s Human Relations Commission, tension between members of the Dwarkadish Temple and neighboring residents has escalated again. Some 50 borough residents gathered at a meeting of the Borough Council Oct. 27 to contend that fireworks set off during recent Diwali celebrations were illegal and...

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"Everyone is Invited" to Hindu Temple Opening in Tigard, OR

November 6, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metrosouthwest/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_southwest_news/106812384283310.xml

On November 6, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "when representatives of many faiths gather Saturday at Oregon's new Hindu temple, each will light one of several wicks in a traditional Indian oil lamp, signifying solidarity in the light of an infinite being. It will be a celebration in...

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Officers Investigate Vandalism of Hindu Temple in Ashland, MA

November 5, 2003

Source: MetroWest

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/local_regional/ashl_temple11052003.htm

On November 5, 2003 MetroWest reported that police officers in Ashland are "investigating whether racial slurs spray-painted on a rock near the Sri Lakshmi Temple are connected to other vandalism to nearby homes found this week. A message containing racial slurs and the word 'beware' was spray-painted in red on a rock near the Hindu temple's...

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Planned Hindu Temples Reflect Influx of Diversity in Palm Beach

November 3, 2003

Source: Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-ptemple03nov03,0,2100975.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On November 3, 2003 the Sun-Sentinel reported that the Florida Hindu Cultural and Religious Association bought 2.7 acres near Royal Palm Beach two years ago in order to construct a Hindu Temple. They still needs about $200,000 to build the structure." The temple is one of two mandirs planned for...

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Nobel Winner Criticizes UK's Support of Religious Schools

October 29, 2003

Source: The Scotsman

http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/scotland.cfm?id=1192452003

On October 29, 2003 The Scotsman reported that "a Nobel prize-winner, who is credited with helping to transform education in the developing world, has criticised the Scottish Executive’s stance on denominational schools, claiming single-faith establishments damage educational attainment. Amartya Sen, an economist from India, made his comments yesterday in a keynote speech to the...

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With Indian Immigration, Tampa City Embraces Religious Diversity

October 27, 2003

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://www.tampatrib.com/FloridaMetro/MGAEB3IZ9MD.html

On October 27, 2003 The Tampa Tribune discussed the increasing religious diversity in Tampa as a result of Indian immigration."Between 1990 and 2000, U.S. census records show the number of Indians in the Tampa Bay area nearly tripled. In Pinellas County, the population grew from 1,248 in 1990 to 3,424 in 2000. The number of Indians in Hillsborough County climbed from 2,316 in 1990 to 6,...

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Diwali in America, 2003

October 26, 2003

Source: Amarillo Globe-News

http://www.amarillonet.com/stories/102603/new_diwali.shtml

On October 26, 2003 the Amarillo Globe-News reported that "about 250 people packed the Indian Association of Amarillo Hall to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights that signals the end of the Hindu calendar with almost three hours of traditional Indian dances in bright traditional Indian costumes."

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