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Diwali - a new dawn

It’s a sight of a new dawn. Indian culture is extending across the globe. Where Indian culture has been tolerated for the sake of diversity and community relations is now embraced by the mainstream. 

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Temples under attack

With the Navaratri festival well on the way, Hindu communities are further preparing for the Diwali celebrations. Light over darkness as the saying goes.

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Kashmir and its impact on the UK

The Kashmir plight continues to hit the headlines. It is a story since the independence of India and Pakistan, which will not go away. Both nations have entrenched their positions. It should be a conflict that India wants to resolve as an internal matter, but Pakistan is aggressively pushing for international support with little avail.

 

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Guiding Hands of Navaratri

Indian Festivals are becoming recognised across the world as part of Hindu identity, getting into the psyche of other cultures in host countries where the Indian diaspora exists. With communities making preparations for the next mega festival – Navaratri, organisers are now working hard to accommodate the elderly and the disabled.

 

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A new landmark for Oldham

When churches and other places of worship are closing down all over the country, it is astonishing that the magnificent architecture and spiritual significance of Hindu temples are making a special contribution to British civil life.

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First Hindu Shrine in a British Crematorium

Life is tough, but it is no different in death as faith and reality are at a constant edge. Cremation on open pyres or performing religious rituals and praying to deities for our loved ones may be the norm in India, but it sure is from a far cry in Britain where religious practices of one faith do not necessarily fit with the established system.

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Kumbh Mela 2019

It is the largest gathering of humanity with a cast of 120 million people. The Kumbh Mela is an awesome sight for the spiritual enthusiasts where between 15th January to 4th March 2019, people will come to the northern Indian city of Allahabad, which is has been renamed Prayagraj.

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Dadi Janki Centenary

It is hard to believe that the Spiritual Leader of the Brahma Kumaris is celebrating her 100th birthday this year. Dadi Janki has dedicated more than 70 years of her life to service to spiritual and social causes all around the world.

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Dadi Janki Centenary

It is hard to believe that the Spiritual Leader of the Brahma Kumaris is celebrating her 100th birthday this year. Dadi Janki has dedicated more than 70 years of her life to service to spiritual and social causes all around the world.

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Caste Campaign

The caste legislation controversy has become one of the most divisive issue within ethnic communities in Britain.

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Caste Campaign (1)

According to many faith based organisations, the threat of introducing caste legislation has become one of the most divisive issue within ethnic communities in Britain.

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Tribute to Pramukh Swami Maharaj

People from all across the world are paying the respects to Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of Boachasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha (BAPS) who passed away at the age of 95.

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Inter Faith Week

Inter Faith Week, now in its eighth year has become a firm fixture in the national calendar and its growing significance reflects the diversity of our society and the great importance of

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Francoise Gautier

Renowned French Indian scholar Francis Gautier is doing a speaking tour in the UK to raise awareness for a major Indian history museum project.

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Caste controversy

The issues around ‘caste’ have become controversial and complex. There is lack of clarity and understanding from people who do not understand the background. 

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World Hindu Economic Forum

World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) got a boost from the Employment Minister Priti Patel. She stressed that such platforms help strengthen economic relations and trade links between Indian and the UK.

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