Dr. Peeyush Lala and Indira V. Samarasekera to be honoured by Western
Thursday, June 13, 10 a.m.
Doctor of Science, honoris causa (D.Sc.)
Professor Emeritus and Past Chair of Western's Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Professor, Department of Oncology, Dr. Peeyush Lala pioneered research which bridged two disciplines in biomedical research: reproduction and cancer. Having developed novel therapy for advance melanomas and kidney cancers, his research goals include preventing certain fetal-maternal maladies and developing new modes of breast cancer therapy. Having contributed 199 peer-reviewed publications, the award ... Read More
India's Dayamani Barla Selected for Cultural Survival’s Ellen L. Lutz Indigenous Rights Award
CAMBRIDGE, MA. Grassroots Indigenous rights heroes too often go unrecognized. Yet their efforts to promote the rights of their peoples and protect their traditions, languages, and resources are critical to cultural survival. On April 23, 2013 in recognition of her work with Adivasi (Indigenous) communities in India, Dayamani Barla was chosen by Cultural Survival, an Indigenous Peoples rights organization, as the winner of the 2013 Ellen L. Lutz Indigenous Rights Award.
“Cultural Survival is honored ... Read More
Venkateswara Hindu temple opening in northeast Ohio
Sree Venkateswara Temple of Cleveland in Richfield Village (Ohio, USA) is opening on a seven-acre lot with elaborate seven-day celebrations starting May 22.
The “Grand Opening & Prana Pratishtapanam Celebrations”, based on Agamas, besides various Poojas, Homams, Aarathis, Sankalpams, Punyahavachanams, Prarthanas, etc., will also include Kalasadivasam, Jaladivasam, Dhanyadivasam, Ksheeradivasam, Pushpadivasam, Phaladivasam, Sayanadivasam, Rathna Stapanam, Mahakumbha/Upakumbha Aradhanam, Vinesha Kalyana Utsavam, Suprabhatam, Sahasranama Archana, Hanuman Chalisa, etc.
Meanwhile, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in ... Read More
Ethnic perspective on election victory of Clark
Like many political pundits taking a retrospective look at the B.C. Liberal government’s surprising election victory, SFU business student Japreet Lehal believes the premier’s “wow” factor was her trump card. Lehal, a well-known youth columnist for the Surrey Leader and Peace Arch News, can offer a multicultural perspective on the NDP’s missed opportunities in the election. “Certainly, Mr. Dix’s opposition to negative campaigning is commendable,” says Lehal. “However, he still needed to emphasize and better ... Read More
Gift5 for unfogettable moments
Gifts are often understood as tangible gifts that can be touched, seen or at most felt. But how about a gift that brings an unforgettable moment, an ever memorable smile; a sentimental and emotional touch in the heart of someone you care for?
Yes this is what Just Dial Music greeting services is all about. JustDialMusic is India’s pioneer and professional Live Music Greeting service established in Delhi for the last half decade.
What makes this service ... Read More
Zed addresses forum on religious freedom by Northern Nevada Baha’is
Northern Nevada Baha’is organized a forum on religious freedom on May 10 in Reno (USA).
Various Baha’i activists highlighted the persecution of Baha’i leaders on the occasion and urged the world to wake-up to their plight and frequent violation of their human rights.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who also addressed the forum, listed the repression and discrimination suffered by religious minorities world over and stressed that everybody should be free to practice the faith of ... Read More
‘Bunty Berman Presents ...’: Theater review
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
'Bunty Berman Presents ...,' a musical set in 1950s Bombay, stars Nick Choksi and Lipica Shah.
Title: 'Bunty Berman Presents ...'
Venue: Acorn Theatre
Location: 410 W. 42nd St.
Price: Tickets: $60
Phone: (212) 239-6200
Times Square Cookie Monster a real grouch to
Bollywood releases romantic comedy in latest effort to break fertility taboos
Picture this: Bunty Berman, the head of a C-list movie studio in 1950s Bombay, finds his empire at the edge of collapse following ... Read More
Indo-Canadians win in British Columbia elections
Toronto: Two Indo-Canadians from different parties were among the winners in the provincial elections in British Columbia, Canada, media reported Wednesday.
While Amrik Virk of the Liberals, who swept back to power in the province, was declared elected from Surrey-Tynehead over the New Democratic Party's (NDP) Avtar Bains, incumbent Raj Chouhan of the NDP held on to his seat in Burnaby-Edmonds in a close fight against Jeff Kuah of the Liberals, the Vancouver Desi reported.
Virk is ... Read More
Western's CIBC Centre examines growing concern over student loans
A growing concern for graduating students around the world is how they will repay student loans, which have accumulated over the course of their studies.
According to new research from Western University's CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity (http://economics.uwo.ca/centres/cibc/), a student borrower in Canada, on average, faces more than $10,000 in Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) debt upon graduation.
More shockingly, nearly 15 per cent will find themselves in default at some point within ... Read More
Child poverty conference to draw high school students
A group started by Simon Fraser University students - calling themselves One Big Movement (OBM) - is organizing a conference on child poverty aimed at engaging high school students from Grades 10 – 12 in conversation about finding solutions.
The Conference of Change is on Saturday, May 25 from 10 am – 2 pm at SFU’s Surrey campus, room 5140 and will feature speakers from the BC Poverty Coalition.
“The more we think that the poor are ... Read More
Indian origin students dominate Intel Fair in Phoenix
The dominance of Indian origin students was evident at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) here with more than 30 students from different parts of the world bagging awards while the Indian contingent of eight students could not impress the judges with their innovations.
The lone exception was Akshat Boobna from New Delhi who received the ‘Certificate of Honorable Mention’ for his project on finding best speaker position using new algorithms to determine acoustic ... Read More
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Topics will include: NEW U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW DEVELOPMENTS - LAWYERS WILL DISCUSS H-1B ALTERNATIVES, STEM OPT, PROVISIONAL WAIVERS, ELECTRONIC I-94s, OBAMA'S ... Read More
Smithsonian launching world’s 1st yoga history exhibit
“Yoga: The Art of Transformation”, termed as “world’s first exhibition of the visual history of yoga”, will be held at Smithsonian in Washington DC (USA), world's largest museum and research complex, from October 19 to January 26 next.
Through over 130 stone and bronze sculptures, devotional icons, illustrated manuscripts, court paintings, photographs, books, missionary postcards, magic posters, medical illustrations and films borrowed from 25 museums and collections worldwide; some as old as 3rd century; it will ... Read More
As Minority Violence in Bangladesh Escalates, Coalition Urges Congress to Act
Washington, D.C. (May 15, 2013) - Decrying a steep rise in atrocities against religious minorities, an international religious freedom coalition of 23 organizations and individuals led by the Hindu American Foundation urged the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee to host a Congressional hearing on the ongoing persecution of religious minorities in Bangladesh.
According to the Coalition, large-scale anti-minority violence, widespread restrictions on religious freedom, and the growing influence and power of radical Islamist ... Read More
Western Nevada College to have unique Multi-faith Baccalaureate Service
Western Nevada College (WNC) will have unique Multi-faith Baccalaureate Service on May 20 in Carson City (USA), first in its 41 plus years of existence.
According to distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed, co-organizer of this Service alongwith Douglas Diversity Student Club of WNC; clergy belonging to Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i and Native American traditions will bless the graduates with their respective prayers in this Service. Dance and music will form part of ... Read More
Football Federation be disciplined over continuing racism
Hindus feel that Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has failed to control the incidents of racism and should be disciplined.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA), said that reported racist chanting during a match between AC Milan and Roma on May 12 was a recent example. In January also, racist chants reportedly occurred in a friendly between Milan and Pro Patria.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, ... Read More
Tulare City Council opening with Hindu prayer
Tulare City Council in California (USA), incorporated in 1888, will start its day with Hindu invocation on July two, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages.
Zed, who is the President of Universal Society ... Read More
Britney Spears urged to have deeper spirituality exploration beyond yoga
Seeing American entertainer Britney Spears’ keen interest in yoga for staying in shape, Hindus have urged her to explore the rich philosophical thought of Hinduism, which introduced and nourished yoga.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that in addition to yoga and meditation, Hinduism was a superabundant storehouse of wisdom going back to ancient times. He or other Hindu scholars would be glad to help in her spiritual exploration ... Read More
Let women pray just like men at Jerusalem’s Western Wall
Hindus have urged protesters to let Jewish women pray freely at Jerusalem’s venerated Western Wall using religious rituals like men.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that women deserved equal and full participation and access in religions. We understand the age-old traditions very well as we are the oldest existing religion, but “men only” practices and customs need to go. Women are not aliens—they are our mothers, sisters, daughters, ... Read More
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