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  • The Dual Dimensions of Artha

    "Artha" refers to not just wealth but also meaning. To pursue artha means to pursue both wealth and meaning, that is, to pursue wealth in a meaningful way that creates value.

  • The Bhopal Disaster’s Toxic Legacy

    Indians in the twentieth century, victims of propaganda that urban industrial development would bring them prosperity and well-being, neglected the Vedic principles of God consciousness.

  • He’s Grown Cocoa For Years, But Never Seen Chocolate

    This video is a strong reminder of how a global economy doesn’t mean everyone gets to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Cocoa farmers on the Ivory Coast earn their living growing the beans. It’s hard work and they earn very little money for their harvest. Many of them do not even know what the cocoa beans are used for. So when this journalist gives them chocolate for the first time, it’s a revelation.

  • The Hidden Costs of a Big Mac

    There’s more to a Big Mac than meets the eye -- besides killing innocent cows. The following video takes a look at the real cost of a Big Mac burger, from the health factors to economic contributions.

  • Donald Trump Or God? America Votes On Whose Financial Advice Is Better
    In a down economy, many Americans are searching for advice on how to manage their finances. But whose advice do they trust? A new study shows more Americans are willing to take advice from Donald Trump, than from the Bible. Yet the Bible has more than 2,000 verses that relate to money and possessions.
  • Top American Graduates Heading to India for Employment

    Breaking tradition, top American graduates are heading to India to find jobs and opportunity. Many believe that having experience in India is an important addition to their resume in this increasingly globalized world. Some say that its easier to find a good job in India than in the United States, as India's economy is growing while the US economy is predicted to shrink within the next year.

  • Redistribution of Wealth: Making Varnasrama Dharma Work
    The organization of society into four social orders for work and four religious orders for spiritual practice advocated by Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita , known as varnasrama dharma, provides both hope and frustration for those searching for alternatives to the failing social orders of modern societies.
  • World Leadership: Where Are We Going?
    My fellow Americans it’s time to face the truth, the era of the lead-dog is over. As described by Srila Prabhupada, world leadership today requires a collaborative effort: “The blind man of the Western countries and the lame man of India should combine together."
  • Obama In India Looking To Boost US Economy
    National Security Adviser Tom Donilon said Obama intends the trip to be "a full embrace of India's rise." Said Donilon: "There's no more powerful way to do that than a presidential trip."
  • Hard Times Are Jamming the Ashrams
    SHORTLY after Steven Odnoha lost his job at Intel, he drove three days from Rio Rancho, N.M., to the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pa. For months, Mr. Odnoha had been wondering how he could get the time off to join a yearlong meditation program at the nonprofit yoga retreat. His pink slip, in September 2007, provided the answer.
  • Door to Door as Missionaries, Then as Salesmen
    OAK BROOK, Ill. — Six days a week, in fair weather and foul, two-dozen door-to-door salesmen, all of whom live clustered together in an apartment complex in this suburb west of Chicago, pile into S.U.V.’s and cars and head into the big city, bent on sales of home security systems. And on Sunday, their one day off, they drive together to the nearest house of worship of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Gurus, Pundits, and the Lottery

    Once confined to the mystic spirituality of India, terms such as guru and pundit are now chic designations all over the world. Consider this headline from the UK news source published during last year’s U.S. presidential campaign, “The 50 Most Influential US Political Pundits.” The article begins, “Among those who help Americans decide are the ubiquitous political pundits who help drive the national conversation and shape public opinion.”

  • The 'Soul' of Biking to Work

    Tuscon, Ariz. - There's a road out there and it stretches into the distance. It's a road that leads to more roads, creating a web of concrete that crosses the country's spine. It connects suburbs to downtowns and zigzags back out again to exurbs. It's out there waiting to be explored. And it was made for a car.

  • Donations Fall as Krishna Lunch Attendance Increases

    Those enjoying Krishna Lunch this week may have received something extra with their meal — a flier. On Monday, meal servers began handing out the fliers, detailing the economy’s impact on meal costs.

  • Economic Crunch Hits ISKCON Mumbai's Midday Meals Program

    MUMBAI: The economic slowdown has kicked many in the stomach, but few as directly as the Midday Meal Project in Mumbai. That's what one of the providers, the ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (FRF), is figuring out the hard way.

  • Keeping the Faith Through a Financial Crisis

    Pastor Rudy Rasmus recently called the staff of St. John's Methodist Church downtown together for a meeting. The news wasn't good, and the timing couldn't be worse.

    Between Christmas and New Year's Day, the staff of 40 will be reduced by 20 percent.

  • Money Madness
    Andy Serwer and Allan Sloan write today in their Time article "How Financial Madness Overtook Wall Street":

    "If you're having a little trouble coping with what seems to be the complete unraveling of the world's financial system, you needn't feel bad about yourself. It's horribly confusing, not to say terrifying; even people like us, with a combined 65 years of writing about business, have never seen anything like what's going on."