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Rahman to offer free peace concert in Australia

Oscar winner musician A. R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) will deliver a free concert in Sydney (Australia) to make a “statement of peace” in view of recent racial attacks on Indian students in Australia.

Sanskrit mantras being used for healing in America and the West

Sanskrit mantras are reportedly increasingly bringing healing to the West.

Many healing centers, yoga studios, etc., are reportedly turning to mantra chanting for various purposes. Mantra CDs by Western artists are increasingly showing up on the shelves of yoga places, healing hubs and other such gatherings. Mantra-yoga, which consists of 16 stages and stresses on the magical syllables, is also said to be catching up.

Gandhi at the Bat | Mahatma Gandhi as rookie hitter for New York Yankees

Did peace icon Mahatma Gandhi pinch-hit for the New York Yankees wearing his trademark khadi dhoti in 1933?

An 11-minute short film titled "Gandhi at the Bat", a faithful recreation of a black and white 1930s-style newsreel showing Gandhi as rookie baseball hitter, is going around in film festivals world over, has won numerous awards, and even played at Baseball Hall of Fame.

Watch teaser promo preview video online.

Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 2 - Fear Factor - Colors TV Show

Khatron Ke Khiladi TV Serial Poster

Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi - Level 2 is the upcoming new 2nd season of the Indian version of the Fear Factor Television reality show format. The TV series is hosted by popular Indian Bollywood Hindi movie actor Akshay Kumar, known for his Khiladi series of Bollywood box office hits. Listen to the free title track music online and watch promo-previews/trailers.

Upset Hindus criticize Yoga Journal’s yoga-comedy-series as mockery of revered discipline

Hindus have strongly criticized prestigious Yoga Journal's new “web yoga-comedy series”, saying it is mockery of the age old and revered system.

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Julia Roberts will not shoot in original ashram, where “Eat, Pray, Love” author stayed

Julia Roberts (Public Domain Image by Federal Govt of USA)Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) will reportedly not shoot “Eat, Pray, Love” in the original ashram (retreat) where author Elizabeth Gilbert stayed for about four months few years back in India, trying to find her spirituality.

Some Asia airlines adopt “namaste” like greeting

Some airlines of Asia have adopted “namaste” like greeting called “wai” as standard for greeting passengers, according to reports.

Hindus have applauded this gesture. Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that greeting with a “namaste” like gesture was full of warmth and grace and it symbolized love and respect.

Natyaranga Presents - Dadu Chai Nati Chai - Bengali Drama (Stage Theater) - Bangla Natok Review

NATYORANGA Kolkata Theater Group - Dadu Chai Nati Chai

Dadu Chaee Nati Chai is a Bengali comedy play staged by the Natya Ranga bangla theater group at the Academy Of Fine Arts, 2 Cathedral Road, Park Street, Kolkata.

Julia Roberts to shoot “Eat, Pray, Love” in India ashram in September, Hindus concerned

Julia Roberts (Public Domain Image by Federal Govt of USA)Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) reportedly will be in India in the third week of September to shoot “Eat, Pray, Love”, and Hindus are concerned about the authenticity of the depiction of sacred ashram (retreat) and other Hinduism objects in the film.

Hans Vermeersch & Rajhans Orchestra | Europan & Indian Cross-Genre Music Composer, Conductor, Performing Artist from Belgium

Hans Vermeersch Rajhans Orchestra & Ensemble | WBRi ExclusiveAs a young boy, Hans Vermeersch used to hear music on the radio and on records, and not content with listening to music composed and performed by others, he decided to create his own music reflecting emotions his own way.

Later, after a visit to India, hans realized that a lot of Indian sub-continental principles in music were identical to those of 17th / 18th Century European music. Hans was heavily involved in 17th and early 18th century European music at that time. He approached Satyatjit Ray for a few days in 1989 with a plan for a multi-cultural orchestra. Ray was enthusiastic, and with his Ray's help and advice Hans went on a search across India and established the fabulous Rajhans Orchestra.

Hans is a true world-class and world-music composer with a long and growing list of fascinating concertos and compositions with both European and Indian instrumentation. Read all about Hans, listen to his music and watch music videos »

Madan Maddi - Punjabi Superhit Songs

MADAN MADDI is a popular Canadian Punjabi pop singer.

Learn all about the popular Punjabi singer Madan Maddi, watch Punjabi music videos, and download his songs and albums online.

Mile Jub Hum Tum - Star One India TV Serial

Miley Jub Hum Tub Watch Online TV Serial Program Episodes

Miley Jab Hum Tum is a new TV show on Indian Star One Television channel aired Mon - Fri at 9 PM. Watch the episodes online.

Hindus & Jews want Pope to urgently take up cause of apartheid of European Roma

Hindus and Jews have strongly urged His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to immediately and openly embrace the cause of apartheid of 15-million Roma people of Europe, terming it as immoral and a dark stain on the face of Europe and world.

Don’t imitate Hollywood recklessly: Hindus tell Bollywood

When Harry Met SallyHindus have urged Bollywood filmmakers to use original Indian themes instead of blatant copycatting of Hollywood and other foreign cinema.

Aap Ki Kacheri Indian Court TV Show

Aap Ki Kacheri with Kiran Bedi - STAR PLUS TV Show

Aap Ki Kacheri - Kiran Ke Saath is an Indian reality court show hosted by supercop Kiran Bedi that addresses consumer complaints in a TV Serial. The show is aired on Indian TV Channel STAR Plus, Mon - Fri at 8 PM IST. Watch the STAR PLUS TV Show Online.