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Swami Nithyananda - Persecution 2.0 (Part 2)

Swami Nithyananda - Persecution 2.0 Part 2

Rajiv Malhotra's Criteria for Evaluating Swami Nithyananda Matter
I already gave my initial impressions on Swami Nithyananda's Persecution 2.0. [Swami Nithyananda Persecution 2.0 (Part 1)] Now I wish to explain my methodology for reasoning on these matters. There are multiple factors to consider. Following are the criteria I use to evaluate where I stand:


Swami Nithyananda - Persecution 2.0 (Part 1)

 Swami Nithyananda - Persecution 2.0 Part 1

Also see Swami Nithyananda - Persecution 2.0 (Part 2)

In my recent India trips I tried to inquire into the allegations against Swami Nithyananda and found a totally new set of facts than what I had been led to believe earlier. Though not a legal expert, I feel I should share what I heard from sources that seem reliable.




Budget 2015

Highlights of BUDGET 2015 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley


The curious case of Kejriwal

 The curious case of KejriwalIf Kejriwal has been brought to the limelight to divide the anti-incumbency/anti-corruption votes thereby stopping Modi from coming to power, no more discussion is required on it. In that case, he is bigger culprit than Gandhis because while Gandhis are arrogantly corrupt, Kejriwal has raised the hopes of thousands of people who see him as messiah who will remove corruption from this country. If only 10% of senior founder AAP member Ashwini Upadhyay’s revelations are true, Kejriwal may be the most wicked politician India has seen in last few decades.


Expect the Expected

Expect the expected

My next door neighbor, Singh Sahab is a nice husband and family man, famous as an actively practicing cook and grocery shopper. A fortnight ago, his wife and kids had gone to their native place and Singh Sahab was enjoying a bachelor life. Last Sunday, while cooking lunch, he found that he had run out of tomatoes. The vegetable shop is less than 2 minutes walk from our house;  thinking that he will be back in less than 5 minutes, he didn't lock his house and went to buy his tomatoes. Nothing unusual happened and the guy was back in less than 5 minutes. Ten minutes later, he knocked at my door which was already open for my obsession with fresh air and asked me if I had taken his phone from his house. Before I could understand what he was up to, he had accused me of stealing his phone from his house. As per his argument, no other house was so close to his for the operation to complete within 5 minutes, no other door was open so no one else could have seen him going out. Amid the din, 10 of my neighbors came around and I was convicted of being a thief. The only relief of the day for me was that the poor guy whose phone was stolen and those sympathizing with him didn't do a third degree search of my house to find the phone. May be for them, I deserved to keep the iPhone in return for the insult I was given.


भारतीय सेक्युलरिझम सेक्युलर नहीं है

भरतय सकयलरझम सकयलर नह ह

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लगभग तीन साल पहेले जब मैं ने एक टीवी खरीदा तब मुझे पता लगा कि, समभाव या स्थितप्रज्ञता का अभ्यास करने के कितने मौके मैं ने अब तक गंवाए थे। शुरुआत के दिनों में समाचार चेनलोंपर चर्चा करनेवाले विशेषज्ञों की बातें एक घंटे के लिये सुनते हुए कितनी तीव्र भावनाओं का तूफ़ान मेरे मन में उठता था और सभी स्थितियों में शांत रहना मेरे लिए तो असंभव ही था। तथापि, धीरे धीरे मैं ने अपने आप पर काबू पाया।आज भी मैं उन विशेषज्ञों की हाजिर जबाबी और दुसरों की बातें सुनते सुनते खुद की बात कहने की या चिल्लाने की काबिलियत को देख कर अचम्भित होती हूँ।


Is this the respect our brave soldiers deserve?

Politicians shame on you

IAF Veteran Biren Yadav wrote:

"Yesterday I was at Hindon Air Force base for the funeral of 5 brave air warriors of 77 Squadron who were involved in the recent air crash. Amongst them was our dear late Wing Commander Prashant Joshi (Son of Veteran Group Captain Ashok  Joshi and Son-in-law of Veteran Wing Commander SU "Suzy" Apte, who are ace Fighter pilots and now settled at pune). Late Wing Commander Joshi leaves behind his wife Squadron Leader (retd) Anita Joshi and two small children of age 8 and 2. Late Wing Commander Joshi was cleared for Promotion to next Rank as Group Captain and was slated to take over as CO of No 77 Squadron equipped with Hercules Super 130J. It was a very sad moment. The Station arranged their farewell with honour and dignity which they truly deserved. The loss of so many from a squadron is unthinkable. The Squadron officers proudly saluted their comrades knowing very well they have lost the best."