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Oxford University Cancels Lectures by Dr. Subramanian Swamy (on India's Economy) and Rajiv Malhotra (on "Revisionist History")
Posted on 2015/3/24 16:29:35 ( 1274 reads )

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LONDON, ENGLAND, March 23, 2015 (Press Release from National Council of Hindu Temples UK): Following a series of meetings between prominent and influential members of Oxford University's academic faculty and members of the Oxford India Society on Friday, March 20th, a decision was taken to cancel the lectures of Dr. Subramaniam Swami and Rajiv Malhotra during an April 3 to 6th event at Oxford University, citing 'logistical and internal issues.' We [NCHTUK] have asked for further clarification as to the reasons and justification and await clarification. In light of this very significant development, Shri Rajiv Malhotraji who had been battling health issues to ensure his participation at the events, has now bowed to his physicians recommendation not to travel, and will be participating fully in all of the remaining events by live video conference. Dr. Subramanian Swamy remains undeterred and unsurprised and will be present and will join the other speakers at the remaining events as planned.

Dr. Subramanian Swamy was to speak on "Economic development over the years and new reforms need to take India forward," and Rajiv Malhotra on "Rethinking Indian history based on the book Breaking India: Western interventions in Dravidian and Dalit faultlines."

"We are stunned that a leading British University that should be championing free speech and freedom of thought, has taken such a cowardly decision. We cannot allow the appeasement of extremists to stifle cherished values and I fear this decision will reflect very badly on Oxford University and their much publicized "free rigorous thinking" credentials." Satish K Sharma, General Secretary, National Council of Hindu Temples (UK)

Of interest will be this online petition (mostly aimed at Dr. Subramaniam Swami) by "Oxford Students" on change.org requesting the lectures be cancelled:

https://www.change.org/p/oxford-india- ... custom_msg&fb_ref=Default

And this somewhat defensive post by the same group when the lectures actually were canceled, apparently to their surprise:

https://www.change.org/p/oxford-india- ... y-and-malhotra/u/10161516

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Anita Ratnam tells A Million Sitas
Posted on 2015/3/24 16:29:29 ( 893 reads )

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK, March 20, 2015 (NYU Steinhardt school of music): Through the lens of Sita, timeless icon of womanhood, Anita Ratnam refracts and reweaves the many strands of the majestic and sweeping Hindu epic. One of India's most celebrated dance-actors, Ratnam brings storytelling, theatre, and dance to her rendering of Sita, who stands at the epicenter of this story of love, honor, courage, treachery, and sacrifice.

Dr. Anita Ratnam, one of India's most renowned performers, describes herself as a "contemporary classicist" whose solo work re-imagines notions of what is sacred and what is secular from within the framework of her life and experience. Her ability to connect through storytelling, musical theatre, and gesture to a wide variety of audiences has led to international engagements in diverse venues such as Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Korzo Theatre in The Hague, Substation Singapore, Newark Museum, and Peabody Essex Museum in the US. arangham.com.
All shows, scheduled for May 3, 2015 at 3.00 p.m, are at the historic Provincetown Playhouse at 133 MacDougal Street, New York City, and are appropriate for adults and children over 12.

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Bhagavad Gita English-Translation Collection, 70+ Books Up For Auction--Ending in Two Days
Posted on 2015/3/24 16:29:23 ( 896 reads )

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KAUAI, HAWAII, March 22, 2015 (Hinduism Today): Hinduism Today is offering at auction its collection of English translations of the Bhagavad Gita. These range from Edwin Arnold's early translation to multiple editions issued since 2000. Condition of books is from new (many of them) to fair or poor condition, mostly depending on age.

To see the Ebay auction with a complete list of authors, titles, dates of publication and condition, click "source" above. Bidding started at $101 and is now at $300. Auction ends March 26th. There is no reserve.

Direct link to auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bhagavad-Gita ... ranslation-/281632110136?

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Daily Inspiration
Posted on 2015/3/24 16:29:16 ( 820 reads )

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Parents must teach children to appreciate those who are different, those who believe differently; teach them the openness that they need to live in a pluralistic world where others have their unique ways, their life and culture; teach them the value of human diversity and the narrow-mindedness of a provincial outlook; give them the tools to live in a world of differences without feeling threatened, without forcing their ways or their will on others; teach them that it never helps to hurt another of our brothers or sisters.
-- Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001), founder of Hinduism Today

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Modi Visits War-Hit Jaffna, Visits Keerimalai Temple
Posted on 2015/3/23 10:44:07 ( 1013 reads )

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SRI LANKA, March 22, 2015 (by Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times): Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured Tamil minorities in Sri Lanka on Saturday of India's support in their fight for equal political rights during a highly symbolic first visit by an Indian premier to the island nation's war-scarred Tamil heartland since the end of the civil war. Modi's trip to Jaffna came a day after he nudged Colombo to give greater autonomy to the Tamil community through early implementation of the 13th Amendment on devolution of powers to Tamils that was introduced by an India-Sri Lanka pact in 1987 under former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.To this, Northern Province chief minister and Tamil leader CV Wigneswaran asked that India be the guarantor for the political rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

"Unity, peace and amity are essential ingredients for equitable development where there is respect for all citizens," Modi said at the auditorium of the historic Jaffna public library after unveiling a plaque for a cultural centre built with Indian help. Later, the PM handed over 27,000 houses built with Indian assistance to Tamils displaced by the civil war as part of New Delhi's efforts to help in the reconciliation process. "I am glad this program is my final public programme during my Sri Lanka visit, and is one to wipe away tears from the eyes of those who suffered," he said. "These houses are not merely walls of bricks and stone. These houses are an effort to make the lives of those who have suffered happier."

Modi offered prayers at Keerimalai Naguleswaram temple, a famous Hindu temple north of Jaffna, as he concluded a packed four-hour visit to the former war zone. "Feeling blessed," he tweeted later.

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Ma Yoga Shakti Attains Maha Samadhi
Posted on 2015/3/23 10:44:00 ( 955 reads )

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FLORIDA, USA, March 22, 2015 (Announcement from Yogashakti Mission): "Our Beloved Guru Her Holiness Maha Mandaleshwar Ma Yoga Shakti Saraswati left her physical body February 20, 2015 and attained Maha Samadhi. Hers was a life dedicated to service. Through deep devotion to God, strong determination, single-mindedness, and constant tapas, Mataji has been able to accomplish so much. Not only are her spiritual and material accomplishments enormous, but more importantly she has personally touched, transformed, and elevated countless lives. She was truly a loving Mother who showered her blessings on all that came to her. She will remain in our hearts forever." She was born April 6, 1927.

Ma was a long-time friend of Hinduism Today's founder, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami; the two first meeting in the late 70s. We wrote about her in the May, 1988, issue of Hinduism Today (http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/ ... ction/item.php?itemid=519), and named her "Hindu of the Year" in 2000 (http://www.yogashakti.org/ma_yogashakti/awards.php).

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Bhagavad Gita English-Translation Collection, 70+ Books Up For Auction--Ending in Three Days
Posted on 2015/3/23 10:43:54 ( 864 reads )

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KAUAI, HAWAII, March 22, 2015 (Hinduism Today): Hinduism Today is offering at auction its collection of English translations of the Bhagavad Gita. These range from Edwin Arnold's early translation to multiple editions issued since 2000. Condition of books is from new (many of them) to fair or poor condition, mostly depending on age.

To see the Ebay auction with a complete list of authors, titles and dates of publication, click "source" above. Bidding started at $101 and is not at $281. Auction ends March 26th. There is no reserve.

Direct link to auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bhagavad-Gita ... ranslation-/281632110136?

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Daily Inspiration
Posted on 2015/3/23 10:43:48 ( 742 reads )

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Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
-- Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952), Founder of Self-Realization Fellowship

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City Abuzz with Cheti Chand Preparations
Posted on 2015/3/22 18:15:43 ( 840 reads )

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LUCKNOW, March 20, 2015 (TNN): Ahead of Cheti Chand festival, falling on March 21, this year, members of the Sindhi community in the city have already made special arrangements. The festival is celebrated by the Sindhi diaspora across the world in honor of the birth of their patron saint Ishtadeva Uderolal, popularly known as Jhulelal.

As Sindhis believe Jhulelal to be the Varunavtaar (incarnation of Lord Varuna), water holds a very important place in the festival. The women prepare the puja thaal for the Baharana Sahib procession with an oil lamp, fruits, coconut, flowers, leaves along with a Deity of Jhulelal which is very carefully submersed in the river praying for the wellness of the community. Considering the day to be the most auspicious, businessmen of the community open new account books, undertake new ventures and even properties are bought and booked around the occasion.

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Free Yoga Classes for 3.1 Million Government Employees and Their Families
Posted on 2015/3/22 18:15:37 ( 899 reads )

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NEW DELHI, INDIA, March 20, 2015 (NDTV): "The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is organising regular yoga training sessions from April 1, 2015, for the benefit of central government employees and their dependents," an official order issued today said. The sessions will be held all days except Sundays or gazetted holidays at Grih Kalyan Kendra, Samaj Sadan in association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga in Delhi. No registration or training fees will be charged. There are about 3.1 million central government employees working across the country.

The central government has been emphasizing on popularizing use of traditional medicine and yoga among others. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last year in his speech at the United Nations appealed to the international community to adopt an International Yoga Day. Last December, UN General Assembly declared June 21 as International Yoga Day.

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Bhagavad Gita English-Translation Collection, 70+ Books Up For Auction--Ending in Four Days
Posted on 2015/3/22 18:15:31 ( 842 reads )

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KAUAI, HAWAII, March 22, 2015 (Hinduism Today): Hinduism Today is offering at auction its collection of English translations of the Bhagavad Gita. These range from Edwin Arnold's early translation to multiple editions issued since 2000. Condition of books is from new (many of them) to fair or poor condition, mostly depending on age.

To see the Ebay auction with a complete list of authors, titles and dates of publication, click "source" above. Bidding started at $101 and is not at $281. Auction ends March 26th. There is no reserve.

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Daily Inspiration
Posted on 2015/3/22 18:15:25 ( 534 reads )

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O Mother! Let all my speech be your prayer; let all my crafts and technology be your worship and be the mystic gestures of my hand, adorning you. May all my movements become your devotional circumambulations. May everything I eat or drink be oblations to you. Let my lying down in rest and sleep be prostrations to you. Mother! Whatever I do, may all that become a sacramental service and worship for you.
-- Adi Sankaracharya's 'Hymn to the Divine Mother'

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Tolerance on Display for Nyepi Day of Silence in Bali
Posted on 2015/3/21 17:31:29 ( 744 reads )

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BALI, INDONESIA, March 19, 2015 (Jakarta Post): Preparations are gearing up for Nyepi, the Balinese Hindu Day of Silence, which falls on Saturday. This year's celebration will offer another demonstration of Bali's strong interfaith relations, as the celebration coincides with the Catholic period of Lent, where adherents fast and make penitence in preparation for Easter. Chairman of Bali's Interfaith Communication Forum (FKUB), Ida I Dewa Gede Ngurah Swasta, said all interfaith leaders had pledged to safeguard Nyepi.

During Nyepi, Balinese Hindus will celebrate the Caka New Year through meditation and contemplation and refrain from using electricity, making fires, traveling outside homes or participating in entertainment activities. Visitors and non-Hindu residents are expected to show respect for Nyepi by following rules set by the local authorities and traditional village guards. The local administration said Bali would be closed for 24 hours during the holiday. All of the island's gates-of-entry, including the Ngurah Rai International Airport and three major ferry harbors, would also be closed from 6 a.m. on March 21 until 6 a.m. the following day.

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Teenager to Challenge Music Legends
Posted on 2015/3/21 17:31:22 ( 673 reads )

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FIJI, March 19, 2015 (Fiji Times): Reciting tales from Hindi religious books through song has long been the domain of tambura bhajan masters armed with decades of experience tucked under their belt.This form of traditional Hindu music is normally performed by mature men devoted to the study of Hindu scripture. But this Saturday, a 17-year-old Lautoka boy will defy the norm when he takes on two of the country's tambura bhajan legends -- Anmol Chand from Nadi and Praveen Mani from Ba -- in a showdown at the Waiyavi Kaliman Temple in the Sugar City.

Arjun Pawan Sami, a Fiji National University student, is no stranger to the bhajan business. Since 2004, such as a seasoned professional boxer, the teenager has ducked and weaved his way through hundreds of musical bouts against men with decades of life experience and talent on their curriculum vitae. And at every event, he has emerged victorious. "I've been doing this since I was 5 years old and singing tambura bhajans has taken me to countries I had only dreamt of visiting, so I want to pursue studies in marketing and to get a good job and do music on the side," the Fiji National University student shared.

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Pre-Angkorian Archaeological Treasure Sees Light in Southern Laos
Posted on 2015/3/21 17:31:15 ( 651 reads )

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LAOS, March 18, 2015 (Global Times): A large 7th century artifact described as one of the most significant archaeological items ever found in Laos has been unearthed at a world heritage site in the country's south, local media reported Wednesday. The discovery was made during archaeological excavations at Phou Kao, a mountain site associated with the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Vat Phou complex in the southern province of Champassak, state-run media Vientiane Times reported.

The piece, featuring carvings of figures from Hindu scripture and stories, measures 7 ft. by 3 ft. wide. The 8.5-inch-thick sculpture was located under a 8 inch layer of debris. Sivone Vangkhonevilay, Deputy Director of Champassak Provincial Department of Information, Culture and Tourism, hailed the discovery of the piece, which was likely attached to a shrine gate. "This is considered to be the most special and rare discovery in our country that archeologists have ever made, particularly regarding the historical value of the sculpture."

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