Hindus are criticizing Gwyneth Paltrow’s expensive yoga and meditation goods/services promoted through her lifestyle brand GOOP.
The products in question are part of GOOP’s “2017 Holiday Gift Guide.” One of them is a “Meditation Band,” which uses “soothing sounds from the great outdoors to gently guide you back to a meditative state.” It sells for a whopping $350.
In Nepal, there is a holiday that celebrates dogs.
Called “Kukur Tihar“, it falls on the same day as the Hindu holiday, Choti Diwali.
Hindus are calling out Swiss fashion label Philipp Plein Group to change the name of some of its shoes named after Ganesha and Kali, two important deities in the Hindu pantheon.
Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that the inappropriate use of Hindu deities, concepts and symbols for commercial or other untoward purposes offends practitioners.