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When Football hooligans become Hindu gods

It’s unholy to compare Football hooligans and Hindu gods but designer Aitor Throup has used this unholy alliance to become one of Britain’s most intriguing and innovative young designers. The design is based on a simple storyIt is about a group of Football Hooligans accidentally killing Hindu boy in a racist attack. The only way they could live with such tragedy was to honor the boy’s life by dedicating their lives to Hinduism or by attempting to become Hindu Gods. If you are not used to ultra modern ideas of fashion designers then it might be hard understand and digest the concept. In simple words, images of Hindu gods have been fused with classic casual clothes. The top left pic is inspired by Hanuman. The down right is inspired by Narasimha. Now the top right is not Ganesh but Airavat. He has also got a design on Ganesh.
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YogeshKumar Bhatt, CharDham Hindu temple and his new Hinduism

Yogesh Kumar Bhatt wants to build a 30,000-square-foot temple on Coddington Road in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Here he wants to establish his own branch of Hinduism. The neighbors of the proposed temple have several fears including the fear of people thronging their peaceful neighborhood. He has failed to convince the neighbors for the third time. (link)CharDham Hindu temple is a multimillion venture and Bhatt has agreed that it could cost an estimated $5 million. The Hunterdon Review reportsPressed repeatedly by Barden to specify how his version of Hinduism would be unique, Bhatt testified that when new members join, “In the beginning it may appear to be similar with other faiths but if you go deeper with the religion and philosophy you will realize it is different.”Bhatt needs a translator as he is not fluent in English. In a democracy, people have the right to create a new religion and practice it. But what is this new Hinduism? This whole talk of new Hinduism is nothing but a m…