Hey, Do you speak Hindu? #IAMHINDUAMERICAN

By : American Hindu Foundation. #IAMHINDUAMERICAN We’re teachers and parents, politicians and artists, cab drivers and entrepreneurs, doctors and lawyers, small business owners and engineers. We give back to our communities every day in innumerable ways. Yet the general American public knows very little about us and our traditions. We want to change that. And […]

Gerald Barr – Interviews with non-Indian Hindus

I think Hinduism is an alive tradition that is not frozen in ancient times. It adjusts to the time and place. However, the source must always be preserved.  I became immensely inspired by Indian Classical Music, and began learning from Ustad Zakir Hussain in 1995. He teaches not just tabla, but also how the music […]

Shakti initiative of Hindu American Foundation

Namaste WELCOME TO THE SHAKTI INITIATIVE! Many years ago, I was invited to speak on a panel about women and religion. Armed with my senior thesis from undergrad — The Vedic Woman: Who Was She and Will She Return? — I was able to quickly pull together a long list of stories and scriptural quotes to bolster my […]

Neighbors object to sacred Hindu symbols – get sued

A devout Hindu Akhil Tripathi had put up a Toran at the entrance to his home door, a common practice among many religions including Hinduism to place a sacred and blessed object at their condo home entrance. Unfamiliar with the object, the Condo association has passed a law requiring the Toran to be removed though […]

A Hindu Textbook Controversy in USA

The basic complaint by Hindus, including the American Hindu Education Foundation (HEF) is that previous textbooks have given an inaccurate and disparaging portrayal of their religion. While there are many individual complaints the big three are: the emphasis on the caste system, making the Indo-Aryan Migration Theory seem undisputed, and changing ancient India to Southwest […]

Negative stereotypes about Hindus

In any country or region, media plays a powerful role in influencing people’s beliefs and world views on a topic. If someone controls the message in the media, they have a disproportionate level of influence on what is generally believed as truth. Unfortunately, the broadcast media in the US has been unintentionally or carelessly used […]

How Americans came to embrace meditation

In the 1960s many Americans may have only known Hinduism through meditation, but the story of this country’s relationship with Hinduism is much longer and more complex. [Read more …]

Illinois and Iowa Senate-House open with Hindu prayers

India Post News Service CHICAGO: On February 27 and 28 respectively, Illinois State Senate and House of Representatives in Springfield started their sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.  [Click here to read more…]