Mormon Church Baptises Mahatma Gandhi, Shocks Hindus

Hindus in the U.S. have been shocked by the proxy baptism of the Indian peace icon and father of the nation Mahatama Gandhi by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), headquartered in Salt Lake City, U.S. Feb 29, 2012

Book on Sufism and Indian Mysticism Released

The Vice President of India Hamid Ansari released a book entitled "Sufism and Indian Mysticism" edited by Prof. Akhtarul Wasey and Farhat Ehsas (Farhatullah Khan) at a function in New Delhi on Thursday. Feb 24, 2012

Ansari Releases Catalogues of Digital Persian and Arabic Manuscripts

The Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari, released the "Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts", "Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts of Fort William College" and "Fascimile copies of Rozmnama, Tarikh - i-Alfi and Ilajut Tuyur", bought by the National Archives of India, at a function in New Delhi, on Thursday. Feb 16, 2012

New Zealand School to Teach Sanskrit

In a bid to enhance the learning process of children a school in New Zealand teaches Sanskrit as a "base of study" and as a "road map for understanding English". Feb 3, 2012

Russia: Appeal Planned Against Gita Verdict

Prosecutors in Russia are planning to file an appeal against a verdict that rejected their call to ban a translated version of the holy book of the Hindus, the Bhagavad Gita, which they describe as "extremist literature." Jan 27, 2012

NBC Removes Objectionable Term After Hindus Protest

National Broadcasting Company (NBC), Chicago, which sparked an outrage among the Hindus with its commentary on an ice hockey match, has removed the objectionable term "weird" from its Web site. Jan 27, 2012

India's First 3-D Movie on Swami Vivekananda to be Launched

For the first time in India, a short, stereoscopic 3-D movie on Swami Vivekananda will be launched by the Chennai branch of Sri Ramakrishna Math at Vivekanandar Illam, Tamil Nadu, on Jan. 12 (the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda) which is celebrated as National Youth Day in India. Jan 9, 2012