Hinduism

Hindu Group Objects To Vancouver Photographer's "Gods" Series

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The latest series by Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein has received backlash from at least one Hindu group for her depiction of the religion's god...

The Globe and Mail Gets Hindu Fascism Wrong

Prashanth Gopalan | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Prashanth Gopalan

An article published in the Globe and Mail last week lulled readers into thinking that India is struggling to contain a growing Hindu fascist movement, carelessly employing reductionism and omission to present a distorted view of a country that is gaining economic and cultural importance for Canada.

Penguin Books India Gave Up on Freedom of Expression

Prashanth Gopalan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada
Prashanth Gopalan

Only days ago, news leaked that Penguin Books India had quietly settled a 2011 lawsuit filed against it by a conservative Indian education reform group, which required the publisher to withdraw and destroy all available copies of the Indian edition of University of Chicago professor Wendy Doniger's book The Hindus: An Alternative History.

Why This Feminist Atheist Still Celebrates Diwali

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Living
Supriya Dwivedi

I began to question religion at a very young age. I suppose my early interest in science and constant observations of the mistreatment of women in Hinduism and Indian culture played a large role. Thankfully, I was raised by an intelligent, progressive woman who welcomed and encouraged my critical thought. Even as I started to question religion in general and mine in particular, I continued to celebrate Diwali. It seems to be the one day of the year where the whole country puts aside its trivial differences, lights up, and celebrates together as one. That's a holiday that even the most crotchety atheists, this one included, can celebrate.

Immortalizing India's Master Storyteller

Sam Singh | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada
Sam Singh

His stories earned him recognition in the global comics industry and seriously large piles of fan-mail. And today marks what would have been the 82nd birthday of India's "Master Storyteller," Anant Pai who died last year in Mumbai. But this year, he is immortalized by way of his own medium.

Celebrating Diwali With Events And Recipes

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Living

You may have noticed some of your South Asian friends lighting small tealights or cooking up traditional Indian sweets over the past few days. That's ...

Hare Krishna: The Rise in Krishna Consciousness

Sam Singh | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Sam Singh

The arrival of the Toronto International Film Festival neatly heralds the end of the summer festival season in the city and Canada as a whole. However...