From the Hindu:
The Left, the BJP and a few other parties have been disrupting Parliament proceedings for the past two days over the alleged involvement of the Maoists in organising Trinamool Congress rally at Lalgarh in West Bengal. They have been demanding a probe. To a question, Mr. Chidambaram said there was no evidence that the CPI (Maoist) was getting overt support from any international terrorist organisation or international militant organisation.
DATE: 9 August 2010
ALBUQUERQUE: Spoken Sanskrit seminar open to the public will be held at the Hindu Temple Society of New Mexico at the corner of Utah and Zuni (South East) from August 9, 2010, to August 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The seminars are free for all the participants. Donations are encouraged.
Basu Ghosh Das, born in Chicago in 1955, is a traditional scholar from India and has conducted spoken Sanskrit seminars in India, Russia, and the United States.
BANGALORE: India on Saturday said it has taken up with Nepal the Pashupatinath temple incident in which two Indian priests were yesterday thrashed, their clothes torn and sacred thread cut by dozens of Maoists who stormed the temple protesting their recent appointment.Read more: India fumes over assault on Indian priests in Nepal - India - The Times of India.
From January 21-24, a "Rashtriya vidvat goshti" ("national conference of traditional vedic/sanskrit scholars") was held at the Purnaprajna Vidyapith (Sanskrit College run by the Madhva Sampradaya, and specifically the Pejawar Math of Udupi, Karnataka), Bangalore.
Journeyman Pictures has had out since August 2008 a 21 minute video titled India's Maoist Revolution, which focuses on Maoist activity in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh state. As per the video, one-third of Indian territory is affected by Maoist insurgent activity. And as per the two commentators--Ajai Sahni of the Institute of Conflict Management and Arundhati Roy--the Maoist insurgency is a result of class conflict. "The overwhelming majority of India's population goes unrepresented," says Sahni.
Voice of India has posted Prabhu Jambavan Das's excellent article on Marxism:
Although possessing the noble-minded purpose of promoting Egalitarianism, the economic system of Communism would fail to bring about equality among men in any nation in which it was implemented. The reason for this shortcoming on the part of Communism is due to its inability to abolish greed from the hearts of men. The only way by which greed can be eradicated is by providing men with an inner sense of fulfillment. This can be achieved only when men of all social classes recognize the true proprietor of all resources-God-and serve His interests.
On January 14, the Samprajña Institute will attend an online meeting in which Joshua DuBois, Excecutive Director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will speak to the Hindu Community.
For this event, the Samprajña Institute has submitted two questions that we hope Rev. DuBois will have the opportunity to address at the meeting:
- What is the Obama Administration's position on social conflicts in India centered on religious conversions?
- What role do you see the Hindu community in America playing in the Global War on Terror?
Please write to us if you have any particular views on these questions that we could express if they are discussed.
Dear Friends and Supporters, Namaste and Hare Krishna.
All of us at the Samprajña Institute wish you and your family a happy and auspicious Diwali. Please read and enjoy the Samprajña Institute’s latest newsletter, as published below.
Krishna Kirti Das
This article and accompanying slide presentation is from a presentation delivered at the Hindu Mandir Executives Conference, 2009, held in Linthicum, Maryland, USA. The presentation describes the issue of the Hindu-American community's high out-of-group marriage rate, explores the impact two different conceptions of religion ("universalist" and "multiculturalist") has on marriage, and explores what these different approaches imply for future generations of Hindu-Americans.