Anti-superstition activist opposed by religious groups shot dead

Indian Activist Narendra Dabholkar, who was running a successful anti-superstition movement in Western India, was shot dead in Pune on Tuesday morning. Dabholkar was alone on a morning walk near Omkareshwar temple when unidentified persons on a motorbike fired at him and fled. Four bullets were fired at Dabholkar in the neck and he died… Read More Anti-superstition activist opposed by religious groups shot dead

India get centralized monitoring unit of all citizens

India establish Central Monitoring System – a project that gives it access to everything its citizens do over the country’s communications services. Usually, people claiming their governments are spying on them are considered merely paranoids or conspiracy-lovers. But in the last several years, it has become hard to really tell the difference between those conspiracy… Read More India get centralized monitoring unit of all citizens

First Hindu chaplain in US military is “groundbreaking”

“She knows Christian theology, and she has a great grasp of Hindu theology.” Until recently, the 1,000 or so Hindus serving in the US military – and their families – lacked a military confidant who understood their religion and culture. But now Captain Pratima Dharm has been appointed as the US military’s first Hindu chaplain.… Read More First Hindu chaplain in US military is “groundbreaking”

Hindu nationalist seeks blessings from Catholic Mary and her son

“They told me that the Mount Mary festival attracts devotees from all faiths,” he said, adding that he was happy to take the blessings of Mother Mary. Senior BJP leader L K Advani went down memory lane during his visit to the Mount Mary Church in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on Monday, recalling his association… Read More Hindu nationalist seeks blessings from Catholic Mary and her son

Riots after designer use Hindu goodess images on swimsuits

Designer Lisa Blue outraged many Hindus by modeling bikinis and one-piece swimwear with the image of Lakshmi during last week’s Australian Fashion Week in Sydney. Angry crowds burned Australian flags in protest of the depiction of Lakshmi, the goddess of beauty, wealth and good fortune. Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said he discussed the issue… Read More Riots after designer use Hindu goodess images on swimsuits

Catholics invites to Inter-religious prayer meetings in India

Roman Catholics in India arrange interfaith prayer meetings. “Forgiveness and love, that are necessary for establishing lasting peace”. The Patriarchal Seminary of Rachol in the Indian state of Goa organized its annual inter-religious prayer meeting, on Gandhi Jayanti afternoon.  This meeting at the seminary auditorium assumed special significance this year as the seminary celebrates the… Read More Catholics invites to Inter-religious prayer meetings in India

Five children sacrificed in Indian village, 4 held

Five children were killed since December in a suspected case of child sacrifice in a village in Hingoli district in Maharashtra. The Indian police have now arrested four persons including three women to unravel the mystery. The boys, aged between 4-12, belong to a family in Digras village near Aurangabad in Maharashtra and were killed… Read More Five children sacrificed in Indian village, 4 held

Vatican greets Hindus asks for unity around a «God» without Jesus

As Hindus around the world this weekend  gather to celebrate Diwali, the annual Festival of Light, the Vatican has issued greetings in a message entitled: ‘Hindus and Christians: committed to integral human development. Dear Hindu Friends, 1. It is my joy to greet you all, once again, in the name of the Pontifical Council for… Read More Vatican greets Hindus asks for unity around a «God» without Jesus