15,000 Pilgrims Start This Year’s Amarnath Yatra

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com SRINAGAR, INDIA, July 1, 2010: The annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir kicked off on Thursday with over 15,000 pilgrims beginning the climb to the cave shrine dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. “More than 7,000 yatris began their uphill 14-km trek at 8 am on Thursday from Baltal to the cave. Another batch of 1,100 yatris…

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Spirituality In The Corporate Work Arena

Source: www.businessweek.com UNITED STATES, July 2010: Across the country, major-league executives are meeting for prayer breakfasts and spiritual conferences. If America’s chief executives had tried any of this 10 years ago, they probably would have inspired ridicule and maybe even ostracism. But today, a spiritual revival is sweeping across Corporate America as executives of all stripes are mixing mysticism into…

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Chief Minister Sanctions 113 Posts In Sanskrit Colleges

Source: www.ptinews.com DEHRADUN, INDIA, June 10, 2010: To give more prominence to Sanskrit, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank today sanctioned the creation of 113 posts on government grant basis in 11 non-government Sanskrit institutions in the state. The posts include 11 principals, 39 lecturers, 30 assistant teachers, 11 clerks and 22 peons. As the government has already extended the…

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Tamilnadu Temples Seek ISO Approval

Source: www.siliconindia.com CHENNAI, INDIA, July 26, 2010: A number of temples and religious bodies in Tamilnadu are applying for the International Standard Organization’s (ISO) certification. This step has been initiated by the state government’s Hindu religious and charitable endowments (HR&CE) department. Three popular temples — the Kapaleeshwarar Temple in Mylapore, Parthasarathy Temple in Triplicane and Dhandayudhapani Temple in Vadapalani —…

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Record Number of Indian-Americans Seeking Office

Source: www.google.com UNITED STATES, June 19, 2020: Meet the new wave of Indian-American politicians. At least eight children of Indian immigrants are running for Congress or statewide office, the most ever. The star of this trend is Nikki Haley, born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa, who is favored to win the election for governor of South Carolina. Indian heritage is where Haley’s…

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India’s Caste System and American Society: Similarities

Source: www.uwf.edu [HPI note: Dr. M. Lal Goel, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at The University of West Florida, wrote about the similarities between India’s caste system and American society. You can read the full article at the source link, above. Here is a summary provided by the author.] UNITED STATES, July 30, 2010: A recent article in Newsweek by…

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Hindu of the Year Award Presented to Sri P. Parameswaran

Source: HPI (by G.K. Nair, correspondent) THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, INDIA, June 30: Mr P. Parameswaran, Hinduism Today’s Hindu of the Year 2010, has received the award from the magazine’s correspondent in Kerala, G.K. Nair. Speaking on behalf of Hinduism Today, Nair said, “to raise India to the heights Vivekananda spoke of is no easy task, but that is the defining thread…

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Can Sikhs, Hindus Get Elected Without Converting?

Source: Religion News Service WASHINGTON, DC, USA, July 5, 2010: (RNS) What does it mean when the two best-known Indian-American politicians in American politics are converts to Christianity? In South Carolina, Nikki Haley won the Republican nomination for governor despite a whisper campaign that criticized her name and religion. Many questioned the validity of Haley’s Christian faith. Some, including Republican…

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Daily Inspiration

Source: www.hinduismtoday.com The greatest source of strength for any society is its faith in God. The day it renounces such faith will be the day that society begins to die.    Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)

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