Malala Yousafzai declared Britain's most influential Asian
London: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, has been named as Britain's most influential Asian by a weekly publication in London.
At the 'GG2 (Garavi Gujarat2) Leadership Awards 2013' last night, Malala, along Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan, who were shot and wounded by the Taliban in Swat Valley last year, were chosen for the GG2 Hammer Award, for their bravery.
British Deputy Premier Nick ... Read More
Bollywood film game developed in Brampton, ON
Fun game goes viral as Bollywood fans play the FilmiKeeda – FilmiKeeda.com
Xena Technologies present the most happening Bollywood film game that is entertaining and challenging at the same time. Packed with trivia and info about Bollywood, FilmiKeeda engages any film buff for hours with its 10 entertaining levels to be crossed to win.
Ontario, Canada (November 29, 2013) --- A gift to all those who love Hindi Films, FilmiKeeda revisits all the great films and ... Read More
Thanksgiving in Nevada with interfaith prayers
In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Nevada (USA) celebrated its 28th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service on November 27 evening at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Reno with various religions/denominations coming together to pray.
Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Baha’i prayers and other readings were held on the occasion giving thanks to God. Participants included Matthew F. Cunningham, Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno Chancellor; Gene Savoy Junior, Head Bishop of International ... Read More
Gayatri Mantra launched Nevada Latin Chamber of Business
Gayatri Mantra, considered the most sacred mantra of Hinduism, and other hymns from ancient Hindu scriptures were read at the launching of Nevada Latin Chamber of Business in Reno (USA) on November 21 evening.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed recited from Rig-Veda, the oldest scripture of the world still in common use, besides lines from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures. He started and ended the prayer with “Om”, the mystical ... Read More
Northern Nevadans “walked” together for Philippines typhoon victims
Northern Nevada students and others joined for "Walk for Philippines Typhoon Victims", starting at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) in USA on November 24 in support of the victims of deadly super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the most powerful ever recorded on land.
Organized by GienieMae Camacho Oquendo, who heads the "Nevadans Helping Philippines Typhoon Victims", and backed by distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed, various campus and outside-campus organizations supported this “Walk” effort, which went from Joe ... Read More
Leonardo DiCaprio’s donates $3 million to save Nepal tigers
Hindus have welcomed Oscar nominated Hollywood actor-producer Leonardo DiCaprio’s (The Aviator) bold initiative of donating $3 million for saving tigers in Nepal.
According to reports, this grant by Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) will help World Wildlife Fund (WWF) double Nepal’s wild tiger population by 2022 (next Chinese Year of the Tiger), create tiger corridors, protect core areas for tiger breeding, prevent poaching, monitoring and helping communities. DiCaprio, who says that “time is running out for the ... Read More
Racist graffiti against Sikh model in New York subway
New York: The Indo-American community has been stunned by the racist graffiti on a Gap advertisement featuring Sikh actor and model Waris Ahluwalia at a New York City subway station.
The American multinational clothing and accessories retailer had launched a 'Make Love' drive featuring several multi-cultural figures in Gap garments during the holiday season.
One of the posters featured the turbaned Ahluwahlia, next to Quentin Jones, a model and filmmaker -- with a caption that read "Make ... Read More
Vanier scholars help challenged populations
Supported by their prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholarships, two Simon Fraser University doctoral recipients are researching the plight of two often-marginalized populations that they want to help.
Anthropology student Jenny Shaw is investigating how chain migration affects teenaged immigrants’ ability to succeed in Canada. Chain migration is a term used when family members migrate separately, for example when immigrant parents sponsor their children’s move to Canada several years after their own arrival.
Shaw is currently a ... Read More
Indo-Brit slave owner claimed he was Jesus
In this file photo, police officers stand outside flats as police conduct house-to-house inquires in the area where three women were rescued in south London.
London: The Indian-origin head of an extremist Maoist sect, accused of enslaving three women in his home in London for 30 years, tried to convince his British followers he was Jesus Christ, a former activist has claimed.
Aravindan Balakrishnan, 73, known as Comrade Bala, is also accused of persuading his followers ... Read More
Three new research positions in Canada
The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) is a non- profit organization and a pioneer in the use of social experiments in Canada. Since 1991, we have been building a base of knowledge and experience about what works in social policy and we are recognized across Canada and internationally as a leader in the design, implementation, operation, and evaluation of demonstration projects. SRDC undertakes these projects and other forms of policy research and evaluation in ... Read More
Hindus upset at Lord Vishnu’s misrepresentation on ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Hindus are upset over ABC’s award-winning television series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for hinting at Lord Vishnu being an alien character in their Episode-8 “The Well”, which was aired on November 19 and reportedly watched by about seven million.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was inappropriate to unnecessarily drag a highly revered Hindu deity in a television episode and then create misinformation about the oldest and third ... Read More
London 'slavery' case: suspect was communist activist in 1970s
By Peter Walker
Aravindan Balakrishnan, aka Comrade Bala, ran separatist party-cum-commune from bookshop in Brixton, south London
The 73-year-old man arrested on suspicion of holding three women captive in a south London flat for 30 years is a one-time Maoist activist who was well known within far-left circles in London during the mid- and late 1970s as the leader of a separatist party-cum-commune.
Aravindan Balakrishnan, known as Comrade Bala, had been a senior member of the Communist party ... Read More
Hindu temple to break ground in Minnesota in 2014
A new Hindu temple will reportedly break ground next year in Rochester (Minnesota, USA).
As growth in the area Hindu community is causing shortage of space at the current site of Hindu Samaj Temple of Minnesota, it is planning to break ground in 2014 on a new and larger site, which will be built in three phases. The first phase, a multipurpose facility, will double the worship and community area. The land has already been bought ... Read More
Live by the word, die by the word?
On Tarun Tejpal scandal, Tunku Varadarajan writes:
"In the end, was it his verbiage that damned Tejpal? Actions speak louder than words, it is said; but here, words spoke just as loudly as actions. If Tejpal is found guilty, it will be because of what he is alleged to have inflicted on a young woman against her will in an elevator in Goa. But it will also be because of the verbal assuaging of his conscience. ... Read More
Brits start sex young and experiment into old age
By Kate Kelland
(Reuters) - Britons are having sex from their teens until well into their 70s and experimenting with experiences and techniques once dismissed as deviant, according to a major series of scientific studies of sexual behaviour.
But while people may have expanded their sexual repertoire over the past decade, both men and women also told researchers they were having sex less often.
"People are working very very hard, they are very busy," said Kaye Wellings of ... Read More
Men and women take home different regrets after sex - study
(Reuters) - Men most often regret not having sex with more people while women frequently regret having sex with the wrong partner, according to a recently released study.
The study from researchers at the University of Texas and University of California-Los Angeles aimed to show that the feeling of regret is part of the evolutionary process when it comes to reproduction, the University of Texas said on Monday.
"For men throughout evolutionary history, every missed opportunity to ... Read More
What is going on?
Please be aware of what is happening in usa where we all live as indian immigrants. If rss has disowned the leaders of 'bharat challo' in washington dc, at the last moment that is only a strategic move! Rss will do that to save bjp fascists face when they encounter failure of action!
A large group under fia and niappi with their muscle power of money manipulate things in collaboration with a few political leaders ... Read More
Texas to have another Hindu temple
Area Hindus are reportedly planning to open a new temple in Katy (Texas, USA) by May next.
Named as Shirdi Sai Durga Shiva Venkateswara Temple (Hindu Temple of Katy), it will be built on 2.39 acres of acquired land. Community plans to conduct fundraisers to cover the cost. This temple will be termed as Adhamottamam (Best of the least), reports suggest. Texas already has dozens of Hindu temples.
Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement ... Read More
Zed to talk to highschoolers on Hinduism
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will talk about Hinduism and its contributions to the world to Rainshadow Community Charter High School students in Reno (Nevada, USA) on December 18.
Kristin Quintana, leadership teacher, is facilitating this 90-minute talk, starting 08-30 am, which is part of school’s Multicultural Day, which is aimed at helping “to breakdown stereotypes and encourage communication between people of different cultures”.
Rainshadow, “Home of the Pirates” launched in 2003 whose mission includes “Creating ... Read More
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