As a kid growing up in Dagenham, Essex in the 1950s and early 1960s, John Richardson hated ballroom dance music and crooning. But his area at the time had only one radio station, and that was the only type of music it played.
Researchers at the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center have identified an India-based plant which has been used for centuries to treat inflammation, fever and malaria that could be used to help kill cancer cells.
Srimati Radharani expressed her inconceivable benevolence to India’s youngest fashion designer Nishka Lulla when she benignly adorned the outfit designed by Nishka on Her auspicious appearance day – Radhastami which fell on 27 August 2009 this year.
Nishka won the ‘Creative Excellence Award’ for the Barbie all Doll’d–up show at the Lakme India Fashion Week 2009 where many of India’s leading designers participated to design an outfit for Barbie for her 50th anniversary. The winning design was Nishka Lulla’s whose outfit was worn by actor Katrina Kaif.
By Radhika Bhirani for Indo-Asian News Service on 20 Jun 2009
Lord Krishna is portrayed in multiple images as the naughty child, divine lover and eternal philosopher. And television producers and filmmakers are cashing in on his aura to woo audiences.
While TV shows like Jai Shri Krishna and the latest animated show Little Krishna have been entertaining viewers, the big screen has also been abuzz with animated movies like Bal Krishna and Krishna: Aayo Natkhat Nandlal in recent times.
By ISKCON News Staff for ISKCON News on 17 Jul 2010
In a shocking and saddening turn of events, world-famous kirtaniya and beloved Krishna devotee Aindra Dasa was found to have passed away on the morning of Saturday, July 17 in Vrindavana. Initial reports suggest that Aindra may have passed away due to an accidental gas leak in his room.
Popular belief has it that basking in the sun without a sunscreen will put you in a health and cosmetic risk. Our ancient ancestors, whose indulgence with the sunlight was more regular and sacred, never felt this. The truth is that the researchers have started recognizing the importance of sunlight for a healthy lifestyle, and studies reveal that sunlight renders many health benefits.
By Mahat Tattva Das for ISKCON News on 19 Nov 2010
Latest issue, issue 6, of the 16 Rounds To Samadhi newspaper is printed! 30,000 copies are about to hit the streets of San Diego. Additional 5,000 are going to Los Angeles and several more thousands are going to a few other places in the States
NASA has given a six-month grant to a company developing what could be the world’s first 3-D food printer. And the project’s developer, reports Quartz, an online digital news site, believes the invention could be used to end world hunger.
By Dayaram Das / Parijata Dasi for ISKCON News on 6 Sep 2012
The High Court affirmed that its earlier decision, wherein the High Court had determined that Madhu Pandit Das has committed “fraud” in trying to usurp the temple of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) into the control of his self and his family.
A blogpost which referred to the recent music of popular Muslim musician Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, got me thinking about how music is viewed within India's religious traditions - especially my own - the Hare Krishna faith. If you've ever seen Hare Krishnas chanting in public, you can probably surmise our general attitude toward music! In particular, George Harrison's story reveals why modern music with instruments like guitars, pianos or sitars, is not considered strictly taboo in our tradition.
“I had heard that Srila Prabhupada, who of course had run his own Prayag Pharmacy business from 1918 to 1950, had developed his own natural ‘tooth powder’ recipe,” Hari-Vilasa says. “So I began to do some research in his books, letters, and conversations.”
The Grihastha Vision Team presents its free teleconference call for August where people can call in and ask questions and listen to everyone's answers about grihastha ashrama. The next topic is: “Four things that can destroy any relationship, and how to avoid them”.