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UNESCO intervention requested to save ancient Hindu temples from lava in Indonesia volcanoes

Nevada, Jan 19, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have asked UNESCO to urgently save the ancient Hindu temples in Indonesia, which are reportedly being threatened by volcanic lava.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that these ancient temples were a world archeological treasure and it was our moral duty to preserve these for the coming generations.


Tales of Ganga, The River Goddess


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Calcutta, Jan 18, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Ganga, the river or the goddess, or the river-goddess, a divine emergence: bounty of gods, or a mere geological phenomenon: result of a series of physical disturbances in Himalayan region, timed or the timeless, is now for ages core of faith of millions of Indians, north and south and east and west, and beyond. They have sought in gods the means of salvation but as much, or rather more often, mere fulfillment of worldly desires, in Ganga they have always found an inexhaustible source of their spiritual energy and a ladder to salvation accomplishing with a few drops of her water what long years of penance fail to do. She evokes desires and fulfills them but mundane hardly ever though abundant food and water are her generous bounties she bestows on all, unsought and sans demand. Ganga is now for ages a river, a physical entity, but the moment the term 'Ganga' enters into one's ears the image that appears in the mind is certainly not one of a river. Ganga is a river beyond, and a spiritual realisation within - truer and more convincing.

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Indo-Americans shocked at Sabarimala tragedy

Nevada, Jan 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Indo-Americans have expressed shock and dismay at the tragedy in remote Kerala (India), where stampede caused the deaths of dozens of returning Sabarimala pilgrims and injuring many more on Friday night.


Hollywood star Wesley Snipes teaching yoga in jail

Nevada, Jan 9, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hollywood actor-producer Wesley Snipes (Blade), who is serving time at Federal Correctional Institution (FCI)—McKean (Pennsylvania, USA), is teaching yoga, according to reports.

Wesley Trent Snipes, 48, is reportedly serving a sentence on tax issues. Reports suggest that he recently requested yoga mats for himself and other inmates. FCI—McKean is a medium security facility housing male inmates. An adjacent satellite prison camp houses minimum security male offenders.


Vogue Magazine Focuses On The Fabulously Fit Mandira Bedi

Calcutta, Jan 8, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Vogue Magazine (Indian edition) has featured Mandira Bedi who, at 38, has managed to keep surprisingly fit and a streamlined figure that many Indian women half her age would go enormously long ways to have!


Avantika Malik weds Imran Khan

Mumbai, Jan 5, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) BOLLYWOOD HEARTTHROB Imran Khan is all set to dismiss his statement "I Hate Luv Storys" and he is ready to break hearts of many of his female fans by tying the knot with long-time girlfriend Avantika Malik on January 10. Imran Khan got engaged with his eight-year-old sweetheart Avantika Malik on January 16 last year.

The 27-year-old Bollywood actor's wedding functions will be starting from Saturday, January 8 with mehendi cum reception ceremony and will be followed by a registered marriage on January 10. Ceremony will take place at Avantika's farmhouse in Karjat, outskirts of Mumbai.

According to the reports, Bollywood actor Imran Khan has invited all his female co-stars including  Genelia D' Souza (Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na), Sonam Kapoor (I Hate Luv Storys), Deepika Padukone (Break Ke Baad), Katrina Kaif (upcoming Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) and Kareena Kapoor (upcoming Short Term Shaadi) for his D-day. However, Sonam Kapoor and Katrina Kaif will not attend the marriage due to their prior commitments.


Hindus say “model” Royal wedding might bolster dwindling institution of marriage

Nevada, Dec 5, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have commended the “model” wedding planned for Prince William and Catherine Middleton of United Kingdom, saying that it might help uplift the institution of marriage which is changing in dramatic ways world over.

A recent Time/Pew poll indicated that 39 percent of Americans think that marriage is becoming obsolete; only 46 percent unmarried people want to get married; and 30-31 percent give “financial stability” as “very important” reason to get married. Only 52 percent adults are married and 41 percent kids are born to unmarried women.


Hindus greet Sikhs on Guru Gobind Singh birthday

Nevada, Jan 1, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have sent early greetings to Sikh communities world over for upcoming birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib (1666-1708), tenth Guru of Sikhism.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on this sacred occasion, wishing that it brought joy, happiness, blessings and cheer to all.

Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, he added.


Special Report Shares How To Survive And Thrive When You Are Out Of Work - Employment

Many layoff survivors neglect their emotional health during unemployment and this Special Report offers them tips and techniques to help them thrive while they're looking for work.

Oak Ridge, TN (December 27, 2010) – Divine Splendor Coaching, LLC provides products to teach people how to become Thrivers, not just survivors. Helen D. Wix, certified life and spiritual coach and certified energy therapist, is the founder and CEO of Divine Splendor Coaching, LLC (http://www.divinesplendorcoaching.com).


Michael Jackson Lives on with Thriller Live

London, UK, Dec 31, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / malebits) Not only do you get to experience the thrill of the theatre when visiting the hit musical Thriller Live but you also get to reminisce over times gone by and a music legend that had an impact on many people’s lives. Thriller Live was first produced as a tribute to Michael Jackson, a member of The Jackson Five and an extraordinary solo music artist.


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