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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Godmen of India again in news headlines

  • Hindu holy man dies: Sathya Sai Baba had millions of followers, The Associated Press, Apr 24, 2011
    Born Nov. 23, 1926, in Puttaparti, the guru was first named Sathyanarayana Raju.

    In 1940, he declared himself an "avatar," or reincarnation, of another Hindu holy man called the Sai Baba of Shirdi, a town in the western Indian state of Maharashtra who had died in 1918.

  • Bhagwan Satya Sai: Faith Marginalizes Reason, Ram Puniyani, Communalism Watch, April 27, 2011

  • Sai Baba: Guru who didn't dabble in politics, TNN | Apr 25, 2011,
    SPIRITUAL JOURNEY:The mortal remains of Sri Sathya Sai Baba kept in the Sai Kulwant Hall in Prashanthi Nilayam at Puttaparthi on Sunday. The body will be kept in this huge and ornately decorated hall on Monday and Tuesday for devotees to pay their final respects, before being interred there on Wednesday Morning
  • A chequered spiritual-philanthropic journey, S. Nagesh Kumar, The Hindu, Apr 25, 2011
    HYDERABAD: Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the spiritual guru who passed away at Puttaparthi on Sunday morning, enjoyed a large following in India and abroad that cut across religious and national boundaries.
    Sathya Sai Baba 'Dead body'
  • Corruption, Religion And God-men, Central Chronicle - 8 Apr 2011
  • Sathya Sai Baba’s death – no miracles Robert C Priddy
  • Baba said he would return stronger

  • No govt interference in Sai Trust: Baba Ramdev

  • Swamis, Celibacy And Sex Scandals. By Ram Puniyani. 21 March, 2010
  • Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed, Robert C Priddy
  • Miracles by 'Godman' just simple tricks, Montreal Gazette - Joe Schwarcz - 16 Apr 2011
  • Baba Ramdev: Yogi or Commissar? | By Ram Puniyani

  • Sex scandals: a bad week for India's 'godmen'
  • The lust for a man-made god, Ha'aretz - Yaakov Meir

  • Vamps and margins talk back Nisha Susan
  • Is Anna Hazare the new Gandhi? by Asghar Ali Engineer
  • Anna Hazare's Campaign: truly Gandhian, truly evil, Radha Rajan
  • E=mc^2: Why Anna Hazare will fail!
  • Anna Hazare Movement: Its' Project Brahmanism! By Goldy M. George
  • Modi Godman sex scandal
  • Of Ali Baba, Yahoo Baba and Forty Thieves: Sid Harth
  • India's God Krishna Was the King of Jerusalem |
  • SAIBABA AND OTHER GODMEN by asghar ali engineer
    Extract: A real religious person is not builder of empire but subvert it. Whosoever built empire failed in spiritual sense and whosoever subverted established empires became great.
  • Blah Blah Ramdev and India's love for nonsense Raheel Khursheed
  • Guru or seth? Business Standard, Jun 19, 2011
    Right on top of Swami Ramdev’s hate list are corrupt politicians (hang them, he says), followed by homosexuals (cure them, it’s a disease) and multinational corporations (drive them out of our pious land). Manipulative multinationals, says the yoga guru and crusader, suck out more money than they bring in, and take jobs away from local artisans and craftsmen. In his utopian scheme of things, there is no role for multinationals — the Rs 300,000 crore worth of black money stashed abroad is back in the country to run its power plants, build roads and reach water to the fields; people do an honest day’s work, after an hour or two of Yoga in the morning, and read religious texts before they hit the bed... continue reading
  • Baba Ramdev and Sathya Sai Baba – The Saffron Criminals? By Sai Arjun, The Chakra News

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