HINDUISM

  • UP: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath to attend proposed conversion ceremony in Aligarh, says nothing wrong in it 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Despite the Uttar Pradesh police not allowing the mass conversion ceremony being planned in Aligarh on December 25, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath had said he would attend the proposed ceremony. He said that there was nothing wrong if people re-convert to Hinduism if they are doing it willingly. "There...
  • Try and convert me if you can: Akhilesh Yadav to BJP 6 days ago

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday alleged that the BJP was "misguiding" people in the name of religious conversions and challenged the saffron party to "try and convert" him. "People gave BJP most seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But the party is fooling the same people...
  • Live: Lok Sabha discussing alleged forced conversion issue 1 week ago

    The Agra conversion row is likely to stall Parliamentary proceedings again on Thurday. The opposition MPs have already demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. They said 100 Muslims were converted by Hindusim by an RSS offshoot by force and allurement, which is a criminal offence. ...
  • RSS claims it re-converted 100 people to 'Hinduism' in Agra December 10, 2014

    Agra: At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the cantonment area. The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal claimed to have organised the joint mass conversion ceremony where about...
  • Hinduism heritage of Hindus, not their fiefdom: RSS chief Bhagwat October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said people of India have not treated Hinduism as their fiefdom but as their heritage meant for the world and there is a greater need for people in the country to have knowledge of its roots than those abroad. Speaking at a function...
  • HinduHindi row: Hindutva aims to convert secular India into an intolerant nation, says Yechury August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury has slammed Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hetpullah for her controversial remark that Indians living in India should be called Hindus. Even as she later clarified that she did not say the word 'Hindu' but 'Hindi' to refer to Indians, Yechury said, "distorting history...
  • Maharashtra Sadan row: Uddhav demands dismissal of Resident Commissioner July 24, 2014

    Nashik: Shiv Sena president Udhhav Thackeray has demanded dismissal of Resident Commissioner of New Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, Bipin Malik, with immediate effect for allegedly providing poor quality services and food to the state's MPs. "He should be sacked from his present post. It is is a cheap ploy to...
  • President releases first Encyclopedia on Hinduism June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The basic tenet of Hinduism is happiness, health and enlightenment for everyone, and suffering, pain and agony for none, President Pranab Mukherjee said as he received the first copy of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism on Monday. Speaking at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President complimented Swami...
  • Penguin India urged to approach higher court February 23, 2014

    Penguin India, which recently withdrew American author Wendy Doniger's book on Hinduism, has been urged to approach higher courts to establish a strong precedent of upholding freedom of expression. A group of academicians and authors on Sunday said they were forwarding a petition concerning the withdrawal of the book along with...
  • 'The Hindus' effect? Wendy Doniger's 'On Hinduism' on Kindle eBooks bestsellers list in India February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy over Penguin Books India withdrawing all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies has also resulted in a greater interest in Doniger's other works. On Hinduism, a different book by Wendy Doniger is currently the No...
  • University of South Carolina launches a year-long celebration of India August 28, 2013

    The University of South Carolina launched CarolIndia, a year-long celebration of India, as it unveiled the international edition of the Encyclopaedia of Hinduism at a conference on one of the world's oldest major religions. Hundreds of Hindu families travelled to Columbia in South Carolina, to watch Indian social activist Anna Hazare,...
  • 25 years in making, Encyclopedia of Hinduism unveiled in US August 27, 2013

    A 25-year quest by nearly 1,000 scholars to document and present one of the world's oldest living traditions came to fruition when the 'Encyclopedia of Hinduism' was unveiled in Columbia on Tuesday. Hundreds of scholars, dignitaries, students, Hindu leaders and the public converged on the University of Southern California campus to...
  • 25 years in making, Hindu encyclopedia set to be unveiled August 25, 2013

    A comprehensive encyclopedia of one of the world's major religions is set to be unveiled next week in South Carolina. The 11-volume work covers Hindu spiritual beliefs, practices and philosophy, and is the culmination of a 25-year academic effort. The encyclopedia is written in English and includes about 7,000 articles on...
  • Vivekananda was the father of political Hinduism: Jyotirmaya Sharma March 18, 2013

    Author and Professor of Political Science, University of Hyderabad Jyotirmaya Sharma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his book 'Cosmic Love and Human Apathy'. Q. How much of Vivekananda's legacy is a result of how what is attributed to him has been strung together by those that came after...
  • 13 books to add to your reading list January 17, 2013

    1. Dharavi, [multiple authors], HarperCollins Dharavi is arguably Mumbai's largest problem and its greatest opportunity. This collection demands attention as much for its topic as its contributors, who include Jerry Pinto, Sonia Faleiro, Hussain Zaidi and Anne Zaidi. 2. Voices of Dissent, Soli Sorabjee, Roli Soli Sorabjee has been a regular voice of...
  • Swami Vivekananda's 1893 Chicago speech January 12, 2013

    On Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary, here's the full text of his famous Chicago speech through which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions, Chicago in 1893. September 11, 1893 Sisters and Brothers of America It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm...
  • Husain to Rushdie: India's index of intolerance January 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Celebrated author Salman Rushdie was forced to stay away from the Jaipur Literature Festival and his live video conference cancelled following protests by the Jaipurbased Milli Council. Several activists of the Milli Council arrived at the venue of the Festival at Diggi Palace demanding that the proposed video...
  • US TV removes 'weird' remark for Hindu deities January 27, 2012

    Chicago: An American television station that sparked an outrage among the Hindus by using the term 'weird' to describe their deities in a sports commentary, has removed "objectionable" content from its website after protests from the community. The commentary on an ice hockey match published on NBC Chicago website titled 'Why...
  • US: Hindus offended as channel calls deities weird January 26, 2012

    Chicago: An American television station in Chicago has offended the Hindu community after a sports commentary on its website used the term 'weird' to describe their deities. The commentary on an ice hockey match published on NBC Chicago website on Wednesday titled 'Why a 31 Blackhawks Loss Isn't So Bad', detailing...
  • A dialogue between India, Bhutan through fiction January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Diplomat and writer Pavan K Varma, the author of 16 books, is campaigning for literature in the mother tongue. And his debut fiction, set in India and Bhutan, also offers a dialogue between Hinduism and Buddhism. "Any writing becomes bad if it is derivative and not rooted in...
  • Full text: Swami Vivekananda's 1893 Chicago speech January 12, 2012

    On Swami Vivekananda's 149th birth anniversary, here's the full text of his famous Chicago speech through which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions, Chicago in 1893. 11th September, 1893 Sisters and Brothers of America It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and...
  • South actress Nayantara changed religion? August 11, 2011

    Chennai: Top southern actress Nayantara has converted from Christianity to Hinduism, say sources close to the Arya Samaj, even as she herself maintains a studied silence on the issue. Nayantara, born and brought up as Diana Mariam Kurian, was a born Christian. She changed her name because of her foray into...
  • Russell is into Hinduism: Katy Perry May 6, 2011

    Los Angeles: Singer Katy Perry says she is gravitating towards meditation because of husband Russell Brand, who is into Hinduism. Brand, who married Perry in India last year, even sought the blessing of a Hindu guru before the wedding. Perry, who had a strict Christian upbringing, says she is very accepting...
  • Oldest Hindu temple in Australia attacked March 31, 2011

    Panic in south wales as Australia's oldest Hindu temple is attacked by masked gunmen. They are caught on CCTV firing shots at the temple. There have been no arrests as yet. ...
  • Playboy in the dock over naked yoga video October 22, 2010

    London: Rajan Zed, the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, has taken aim at Playboy bosses over a raunchy new yoga video in which a model performs the asanas in the buff. The online video posted on playboy.com shows model Sara Jean Underwood performing various yoga poses on...
  • Nepal living goddess eyes a banking career April 7, 2010

    Patan, (Nepal): Even a "living goddess" is sometimes faced with tough decisions. Chanira Bajracharya, 15, has been the Kumari or "living goddess" of Patan, an ancient town south of Kathmandu, for nine years, blessing devotees at the temple and riding in decorated chariots 18 times a year during Hindu and...
  • Kandhamal: Christians convert to save lives October 17, 2008

    Phulbani: Scores of Christians have converted to Hinduism in Orissa's troubled Kandhamal district in the past weeks to save their lives and properties, a government official admitted on Friday. "We have received over 50 complaints where people alleged that Hindu villagers are forcing them to convert to Hinduism if want to...
  • Ganesha says goodbye; festival comes to an end September 13, 2008

    Join CNNIBN in celebrating the festival for everybodys favourite God. ...
  • Salman's father fumes against fatwa, warned again September 12, 2008

    Mumbai: Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan, the father of actor Salman Khan, on Friday questioned a fatwa, religious edict, against him by some Muslim organisations for celebrating Ganeshotsav at their home here. What is the locus standi of these people? Who are they to question people's religious beliefs? Why don't they issue...
  • The Love Guru is just plain fun: Mike Myers June 19, 2008

    Comedian Mike Myers' new movie The Love Guru will hit theatres in the US this Friday. But it's already raised the hackles of some Hindu organisations in the US, who say it portrays a 'Guru' in a derogatory light. Myers clears the air on the controversy. Indira Kannan: You...