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Hindu students express strong opposition to CNN’s ‘Believer’ episode that casts Hinduism as an oppressive and exotic religion with cannibalistic practices
March 13, 2017. New Jersey. Hindu students from all over the United States have expressed strong disappointment and opposition towards CNN’s ‘Believer’ Episode on Hinduism, which aired on March 5th and showed a heavily derogatory and out-of-context depiction of Hinduism and India. In the episode, contributor Reza Aslan visits the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, […]
March 6, 2017. By Parth Parihar, General Secretary of HSC Growing up as a Hindu in America, I was often my friends’ only readily available resource about Hinduism. According to the Pew Research Forum, only 22% of Americans know a Hindu—the lowest percentage of any of the world’s “major religions”— making firsthand knowledge of my spiritual […]
March 7, 2017. On Sunday evening, March 5, CNN screened an episode as part of a documentary series, ‘Believer,’ produced by religious scholar Reza Aslan that presented a distorted and biased view of Hinduism. The documentary focused on the rare Aghora sect, which uses ritual practices with physical objects to invoke Divine grace. Although the Aghora […]
May 31, 2016. Walden, NY: Over 25 students and alumni from eleven universities, including four Ivy League schools, gathered on Memorial Day Weekend to discuss the goals of life according to Hindu philosophy, how to answer tough questions about Hinduism, the role of women in the Hindu tradition and many other topics. Hindu Students Council […]
Global Dharma Conference: Saints, Scientists, Yogis & Experts Convene to Discuss Global Harmony, Yoga’s Ancient Roots as well as Social Issues
September 13: Edison, NJ. Attendees representing 13 countries now have greater insight into the philosophy of “Dharma” for a conflict free and pluralistic world as well as ancient spiritual roots of yoga and the social issues faced by Hindus globally. The largest Hindu students’ organization in North America brought more than 40 saints, scientists, yogis […]
Hindu Student Leaders from Across America Deepen Ties to Sanatana Dharma at the HSC Annual Leadership Meet
February 7-9, 2014. New Brunswick, NJ – The Hindu Students Council held its Annual Leadership Meet to educate college students from around the country about how to be world-class stewards of Sanatana Dharma in America. “I am so happy I got an opportunity to meet and learn so much from everyone that was there. Our […]
Over 55 Students Celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s Teachings at Hindu Students Council’s 23rd Annual Camp
May 24-27, 2013, Schuylkill Haven, PA – Hindu Students Council celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at HSC’s 23rd Annual Camp. Over 55 Hindu students and young professionals from 18 different universities across the nation gathered on Memorial Day weekend on the grounds of Vraj Bhoomi Mandir in Pennsylvania. Attendees delved into Hindu […]
“This is my first time at an HSC event, and I am really happy I came,” said Lakshmi Chandrashekar, an alumni of Emory University. “I am glad I found the company of Hindu [youth] like this, who are so dedicated to their work, and also very easy to relate to in a way that I […]
May 25-28, 2012, Schuylkill Haven, PA – Memorial Day Weekend brought together over 50 Hindu youth from over ten universities across the country for the 22nd Annual Hindu Students Council (HSC) Camp on the grounds of Vraj Bhoomi in Schuylkill Haven, PA. HSC serves as a medium for college students and young professionals to help […]