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Japanese Film Festival at Nandan, Kolkata 28th to 30th August, 2009

Japan Film Festival

Hindus & Jews ask Hollywood to produce a feature film unmasking European Roma apartheid

Hindus and Jews have urged Hollywood to come out with a major feature film exposing the apartheid of 15-million Roma people of Europe and their centuries of maltreatment ...



Religious statesman Zed is a “continuing story” at Harvard University Pluralism Project

Religious statesman and Hindu leader Rajan Zed is a “continuing story” in “The Pluralism Project at Harvard University” database ...


Hollywood actor Thomas Jane (The Mist) “would love to go back to Bollywood”.

Hindus laud Hollywood star Thomas Jane for “seeing the light” in India’s value system

Jane, who currently stars in ten-episode HBO TV series “Hung” about a basketball coach, dropped out of high school at age 17 to act in “Padamati Sandhya Ragam” (Jandhyala), a 1986 Telugu film depicting an Indian girl falling in love with an American, and thus lived in India for about five months for filming ...



Naked yoga is reportedly the new trend among Hollywood and other celebrities

Naked yoga is reportedly the new trend among Hollywood and other celebrities.

Unconfirmed reports link Oscar winners Nicolas Cage (Adaptation), Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love); Oscar nominated Naomi Watts (21 Grams); Golden Globe nominated Jennifer Lopez (Selena); Rita Wilson (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), etc., with naked yoga.


Madonna Booed for supporting the Roma cause - Hindus, Jews express solidarity with Madonna

Hindus & Jews express solidarity with Madonna, who was booed for backing European Roma cause

Hindus and Jews have come out in support of entertainer Madonna who was reportedly booed and jeered by thousands of fans in Romania Wednesday night when she sympathized with Roma people, who they say face apartheid in Europe.


Hollywood celebrities to participate in the Haridwar Kumbh Mela - biggest spiritual gathering on earth

Hollywood celebrities to partake in India’s Kumbh Mela, expecting 100 million pilgrims


Evening prayers at Har-Ki-Pairi Ghat in HaridwarSome Hollywood celebrities are expected to participate in the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, termed as biggest spiritual gathering on earth, in India during January-April next, according to reports.

Tour operators are keeping the celebrity names hush-hush. Many luxury camps with all-weather cottages will be set-up on the banks of holy river Ganga for international celebrities, business tycoons and other VVIPs for the Mela, which is expecting an influx of about 100 million people. Some American tour companies are advertising the tour for about $9,000 (airfares not included).


Hindus & Jews urge Pope to undertake cause of Roma of Czech Republic during his September visit

Hindus and Jews have asked Pope Benedict to take-up the cause of Roma people of Czech Republic during his upcoming apostolic journey on September 26-28, who they said were facing apartheid like conditions.


Hollywood actress-model Joy Bryant (Antwone Fisher) is a big fan of Kundalini yoga.

Hollywood actress-model Joy Bryant (Antwone Fisher) is a big fan of Kundalini yoga.

Bryant, 32, who is a strict vegetarian, reportedly goes for Kundalini yoga for the “great” workout of mind and body. She was quoted as saying that she did it more for the meditative part of it but she got physical benefits also in the process.


Upset Hindus tell Hollywood types: “Tantra is not just sex”

Hindus are strongly critical of “Hollywood types” who apparently think and describe of Tantra as just sex.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Tantrism was a major channel in Indian religious traditions and besides Hinduism, it also exerted considerable influence on Buddhism and Jainism.  Sankaracharya had mentioned the names of 64 Tantras.



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