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Politics inspires “beautiful garbage” fashion

President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney aren’t the kind of faces you expect to see at a fashion show in New York. But, one designer showing at the Mercedes-Benz…

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San Francisco architects create Zen living “cube”

A San Francisco architectural firm has created a two-story, eight foot cube, living space. Feng Shui expert Liu Ming commissioned the living cube from SpaceFlavor. The company was founded by…

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Hindus welcome McDonald’s “vegetarian only” outlets

Hindus have welcomed McDonald’s plans to open some vegetarian only restaurants in India, which are said to be its first vegetarian outlets. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement…

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Veena Malik’s “Masonic” logo provokes controversy

Pakistani actress and model Veena Malik has just launched her new logo. Yet, composed of a stylishly interlaced V and M, the logo is already provoking controversy, with several Asian…

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Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, author, dies at 59

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, the author of many highly-praised academic works on Western esotericism, has died at the age of 59. Hereward Tilton (University of Exeter) and Wouter Hanegraaff (President of ESSWE)…

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Thee year-old Thai boy believed reincarnation of Buddhist Lama

A three year-old boy in Thailand named Nong Mark is gaining wider recognition for leading Buddhist congregations, and reciting lengthy Buddhist chants. Mark has had his head shaved and wears…

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Godiva: pagan goddess, fashion icon

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen was immortalized in Vanity Fair, in 2000, when she appeared as a naked Lady Godiva, riding a white horse. The fashion shoot is one of many that…

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Lord Ganesha graces San Francisco Airport

SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport (USA) is holding an exhibition “Deities in Stone: Hindu Sculpture” till February next, containing sculptures of Hindu deities and other Hindu artifacts. This…

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Muslim-Buddhist Conflict in Asia: and how to understand it

Over the last decade, Muslim-Buddhist conflict has escalated in Asia, with casualties on both sides. Although largely forgotten today, the Taliban detonated the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan statues in 2001,…