The Smithsonian, "world's largest museum and research complex" in Washington DC, is displaying three iconic Hindu Chola bronzes till early 2017. These reportedly include Shiva Nataraja (ca. 990), Shiva Vinadhara (ca 950) and Parvati (10th century) at Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Indian government is planning global campaign to promote India with Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), as per media reports. Reports, quoting sources in India government, point out that the plan is an international ad drive promoting India as the land of yoga with Roberts as its face. About 745 million people worldwide reportedly practice yoga and Indian government wants to persuade them to indulge in it in its country of birth.
Hindus have welcomed Women and Gender Studies Center at large public research institution George Mason University (GMU) on launching "Community Yoga for Activists" program, which terms it an "inclusive yoga practice centered around community and social justice".