Browsing the "India" Tag

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Birds Find Paradise Under Sri Swamiji’s Wings

Appealing for more reverential treatment for birds, Sri Swamiji has founded a lush, serene paradise in Mysore, India, called Shuka Vana, or Parrot Park. The delightful tropical landscape flashes with rainbows of color as rare and exotic parrots, macaws, and cockatoos flit and chatter in this verdant haven. Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is the […]

August 3rd

Lower Carbon Footprint of the Dead, Says India Court

The Ganges River, a source of spiritual purification for Hindus, is polluted. Every breath inhaled and exhaled at ashrams in Delhi, Jaipur, and Patna is polluted. Indians’ health is suffering as their country’s forests are disappearing. But last week, a federal environmental court took an important step to protect the Ganges, the air, the people, and the […]

February 8th

Why Not Eating Meat Should Be an Interfaith Issue

In the United States, eating meat is one of the few issues both Democrats and Republicans can support. While Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) may complain about the rising price of ground beef and Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) may condemn Burger King for moving its headquarters abroad, the mere issue of eating beef is not a political issue. […]

November 12th

Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi the Wise Way

There is a growing movement in India to start making Hindu holidays more green. From the colorful Holi festival in the spring, to the week-long Diwali “Festival of the Lights” in the fall, a new, eco-consciousness is enriching celebrations. The same is true for Ganesh Chaturthi, which is celebrated this year on September 17th. What Is Ganesh Chaturthi? […]

September 17th

Prime Minister Modi Needs to Treat Nature as God

In Berlin this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that “Indians treat nature as God . . . we should ask the world about climate change. We believe exploitation of nature is a crime.” While I agree with Modi that India’s many ancient traditions recognize the importance of nature, I find this statement more than a […]

April 16th

SunEdison Installs Solar on Ramakrishna Mission in India

As part of its Social Innovations mission to bring energy independence to 20 million people by 2020, SunEdison is installing a 100 kilowatt (kW) solar rooftop system on the Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home in India. Enabling the approximately 700 students to gain energy independence, the new solar installation will help raise revenue for the Mission […]

April 14th

Yoga Helps Si2 Pilots Flying Solar Plane #RTW

(Originally published on Planetsave.com) While flying around the world in a solar plane, Si2 Pilot Andre Borschberg relates, “Though the cockpit is not big enough, I still do yoga and meditation to keep fit, aware and awake.” Then, taking off once again in the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), Andre Borschberg piloted the innovative solar plane […]

April 2nd

India’s Aligarh Muslim University Focusing on the Environment

Focusing on “Environment and Commerce,” Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh, India, recently held a five-day workshop to widen promotion of ongoing environmental protection and conservation programs. The AMU workshop was launched in conjunction with a World Bank funded project on “Environmental Assessment Capacity Building in South Asia,” partnering with the Indian Institute of […]

April 1st