Bali Hindu Priest Protests Sea Turtle Massacre

Source: http//:article archives0,4273,4095631,00html TANJUNG, BALI (November 24, 2000): Tanjung Benoa is a fishing village on the idyllic south-east coast of Bali with fishermen tending their ageing boats and small Hindu temples on the shoreline. But underneath this veneer of normality, Tanjung is the centre of a deadly illegal trade in tortoise shell and meat that is threatening to exterminate one…

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New College-Level Online Course On Vegetarianism

GO TO SOURCE A college-level online course on vegetarianism is now available, according to Vegetarian Resource Group. It is taught by Chef Nancy Berkoff, RD. Originally designed as an advanced nutrition class for culinary students, the course has been expanded to include topics of interest for everyone interested in food, health, small business and vegetarianism. Consumers can learn more about…

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Anti-smoking Program Linked To Cancer Decline

GO TO SOURCE CALIFORNIA, USA: A decade after California initiated the nation’s most comprehensive and aggressive anti-smoking program, the incidence of deadly lung and bronchial cancer has dropped far more dramatically there than it has nationwide. California lung cancer rates were found to have dropped 14 percent between 1988 and 1997, while the estimated drop nationwide was 2.7 percent, according…

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Priests and People Pray for Rain

Source: Nai Duniya [Hindi], November 28, 2000 INDORE, MADHYA PRADESH: From November 13 to 23, massive ceremonies were heldd in Tarana area to alleviate a drought. Eleven brahmins brought from Ujjain did 121 ceremonial bathings of Lord Siva at the local Shri Tilbhandeshwar Mahadev Temple. They also did 121 rudrabhishekas in praise of Lord Siva, as well as chanted the…

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The Bhagavad Gita on “Fiction” Bestseller List

GO TO SOURCE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: It’s not a question at the heart of human existence. But if Krishna and Arjuna could resume their Bhagavad Gita dialogue, perhaps they’d take up a query that rumbled through the Hindu community this week: Can a sacred text be called a work of fiction? And, if so, is it worth any less? The…

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Teenager Encourages Peers to Pursue Spirituality

GO TO SOURCE EAST ELMHURST, NEW YORK (July 13, 2000): A select few are born in every century to light the spark of love, devotion, and selfless service among their communities. Young Kavindra Jaganan, age 16, is doing that very thing at the recently completed Hindu Sanatan temple in East Elmhurst, New York. Following in the steps of his priestly…

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Pakistani Hindu Community will boycott the local elections

Source: Punjab Kesari (Hindi), December 3, 2000 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN: The Pakistani Hindu community has decided to boycott the local elections. These residents of the southern sector of Sindh province are opposing the electoral system that deprives the minorities of its voting rights. The decision to boycott the election was taken at a meeting held at Jakokabad in which more than…

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Delhi Schoolkids To Be Spared The Rod

GO TO SOURCE NEW DELHI,INDIA, December 2, 2000: Spare the rod and spoil the child. Even in this, the 21st century, the Christian slogan still has many champions among school teachers, school administrators and even parents. But the Delhi High Court on Friday may have forced them to rethink. In a landmark judgement, the Delhi High Court struck down the…

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Demise of Tulsi Plant Critical to Science and Religion

Source: Hindustan Times, November 23, 2000 PATNA, INDIA: Lord Vishnu’s beloved is now down to the path of obscurity. Falling victim to neglect and the coming up of concrete jungles all around the city, the plant species with the richest cultural heritage is vanishing from sight. Tulsi, the plant which once enjoyed a high position in the flora of Bihar…

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Are New Delhi’s Crematoria Receiving Their Fair Share?

Source: The Hindu, November 28, 2000 NEW DELHI,INDIA: The populace of New Delhi lacks proper facilities for the honorable disposal of our mortal encasement after the soul continues its journey. Of the 271 crematoria available in the city, only three well-maintained ones, Nigambodh Ghat, Punjabi Bagh and Lodi Road, are primarily used. Most of the other crematoria lack adequate lighting,…

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