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File under: Yogaphobia. Oh, Pat. Most of us know Pat Robertson is bat turd crazy, right? (Sorry. No judgement.) The 84-year-old conservative Christian evangelist still speaks on TV, dispensing his advice on the American public through his “The 700 Club” show broadcasted every weekday on ABC Family via his Christian Broadcasting Network like the super [...]

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Sadly, Kali Barbie will not be seeing the light of day, or exhibit hall. Remember? The blue plastic doll fashioned as Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction, including a severed head, which we were all a little unsure about? It’s part of the “Barbie, the Plastic Religion” series by Argentinian artists Pool Paolini and [...]

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Yes, it’s really Barbie Kali, severed head and all. We’re not sure how we feel about this but we can’t take our eyes off of it. Kali Barbie isn’t the latest addition to Mattel’s toy store offerings. It’s actually part of a 33 Barbie and Ken doll art installation by Argentinian artists Pool Paolini and Marianela [...]

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In an effort to remove all obstacles to create a Hindu deity-free marketplace, Amazon is the next to pull Ganesha clothing off its virtual shelves. This time the culprit resides in the print of yoga pants, and the instigator of the complaint, none other than Rajan Zed, the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, [...]

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Is India un-yoga? What? Everyone knows yoga came from India, right? Though it seems most of what we know of the practice today has come from Western influence, even in yoga’s motherland. Is this true? Don’t take our word for it. NPR has a story from Sandip Roy, an India-born American immigrant who’s just learning his downward [...]

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Uh oh, is this bigger celebriyogi news than Lady Gaga’s frilly panties in Bikram class? This is HUGE. Not only is there news that Brad and Angelina will finally tie the knot after 5 years and 6 kids, but they will do it Hindu style! Step aside cupcakes as wedding cake, there’s a new nuptial [...]

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UPDATED: Further commentary on the Hindu American Foundation’s “Take Yoga Back” Campaign, and Yoga history and connection with religion in general –  from authors Stefanie Syman, Mark Singleton, Deepak Chopra, and Hindu American Foundation co-founder, Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. Via Times of India Op-Ed – “Yoga’s appeal is universal” Yoga gives cultural weight to Brand [...]

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As an update to Julia Roberts Converts to Hinduism, Further Complicates Yoga and Hinduism Debate… in which we asked: Did Julia Roberts just launch the next biggest trend in Hollywood since Scientology and Kabbalah? Are we all destined to be Hindu converts? Suhag Shukla, co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, responds with an editorial in [...]

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Julia Roberts went to India and all she got was a little ‘Pray’ action for her starring role in a soon to be summer blockbuster and a conversion to Hinduism! What? In the same interview for the September Elle magazine where America’s sweetheart eschews botox because she wants her kids to recognize her happy vs [...]

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