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Hindus commend Kazakhstan for “5th World Religious...

Hindus have applauded Kazakhstan for planning “5th World Religious Congress”, reportedly convening in capital Astana on June 10-11, 2015. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, commended Kazakhstan President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan Senate Chairman Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for reported plans to bring together world religious leaders, politicians and international organizations to...

Hindus critical of Westerfeld’s novel “Afterworlds...

Hindus are critical of bestselling author Scott Westerfeld’s new novel “Afterworlds”, arguing that it trivializes the Hindu god of death Yamraj (Yama). Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although “Afterworlds” was a work of fiction; but reimagining Hindu scriptures, deities and concepts for mercantile greed or other selfish agenda was highly inappropriate, created more confusion and...