Ramdev

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Hindutva
Radicalization
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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Environment
National

In memory of Swami Nigamanand

Last year, on this day, the 19th February 2011, Swami Nigamananda took the place of another sadhu, Swami Yajnanda as a part of their long struggle against illegal mining of the riverbanks of the Ganga. Determined and unnoticed, Matra Sadan, the Ashram these Sadhus belonged to has been waging an overwhelming resistance to the illegal […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Whose side am I on, anyway?

I’m not a Congress supporter, BJP supporter, Hazare, Ramdev or anyone else supporter. I am a citizen of India, and I am unhappy with the status quo. I am angry that the resources of the country have been looted. Looted consistently. I believe that without this kind of loot, India would have had far fewer […]

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General
Hindutva
Radicalization

Congress's old game

Read lots of columns and watched so many debates on TV set but none of them addresses my one question, on recent attack by congress’s government in New Delhi at midnight, happens to be on chaotic Indian democracy that what provoked government to attack Indian democracy?. Some are saying government felt Baba will attract more […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Rough notes: Ramdev Baba's arrest at Ramlila

Its 2am and a massive disaster in progress at Ramlila ground. 6 DCPs moved into the area. The latest govt brainwave was apparently to move in the middle of the night and evict Ramdev from Delhi. Ramdev was sleeping. He has jumped onto stage, crowd furious. People surrounding him, not visible at all. Crowd is […]

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