Politics & Political Commentary

Real News of India exposes Swami Om and BJP’s illegal election methods #Chilling

Real News of India interviews Swami Omji among a group of BJP supporters. Swami Om Ji is contesting as a Hindu Mahasabha candidate with symbol flute. What begins as a random interview of party volunteers takes on an ominous turn as the supporter claims to be a candidate of another party contesting to undermine Arvind […]

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Religion and Phiosophy

Godmen making Godless news #shortpost

India’s Godmen seem to be falling a little short of godliness. Asaram Bapu has had his bail plea in rape cases dismissed by Supreme Court. In the meanwhile, the FOURTH witness against him to be attacked, his ex-doctor (Ayurveda) Amrit Prajapati has died. Three others were attacked a month ago in separate incidents. With Amrit […]

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A quick look at size of chargesheets

The Tarun Tejpal chargesheet attempting Guinness book records over what was basically a groping and rape under the new definition got me curious about the sizes of various chargesheets. This is mostly an experiment driven by curiosity. I thought the chargesheet had a lot of pages and compared it with a few, and there seemed […]

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asaram bapu against a blue background and flowers
Religion and Phiosophy

Asaram Bapu – when Godmen rape

Asaram bapu and his fanatical followers are a snapshot of how irrelevant moral behavior is to worship. In the recent past, Asaram Bapu has made headlines for holding the victim of a brutal rape jointly responsible for being raped. He has celebrated a mass holi wasting water in the middle of the worst drought Maharashtra […]

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Women's rights

A tragic suicide and the world that encourages it

As in the case of the Mumbai Gang Rape, the arrest of the gang rapists led to another of their victims coming to the front, so is it that Jodhpur police are claiming that more victims of the godman Asaram Bapu are filing complaints. Superficially, they may seem entirely different issues, but fundamentally, they appear […]

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