Shilpa Shetty visits Mahakumbh and takes a Dip at Triveni

Shilpa Shetty, the Indian Actress, took the dip at Maha Kumbh yesterday.  She was tweeting her way to the kumbh.  Her dip and the process was handled by Swami Chidananada of Parmartha Niketan.  En route 2 the KUMBH MELA,Allahabad.With my parents,thanks 2 dearest Gopi(Hinduja) uncle,who made my moms dream possible.— SHILPA SHETTY (@TheShilpaShetty) January 14, 2013   Took 3 (Very cold) dips,brrrrrrr!!Officially now I will attain moksh:) Now back in Mumbai,can't wait to hug my son … [Read more...]

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Curse of the “Bapus”: Why target Asaram? Was Gandhi’s prescription to Jews any different?

Asaram Bapu has made some comments which have sparked a lot of protests.  What he said basically was that when the Rapists were trying to rape the girl, she should have called them "brother" and begged them to leave her.This is coming obviously from a person who (i) has never known a woman's pain at being overpowered and brutalized and (ii) has never been raped.But what has surprised me is that why has the society suddenly woken up to the menace of idiocy masquerading as "Non Violence" and … [Read more...]

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Controversial statements on Delhi Gangrape by Well-known people

In this very interesting post, Shilpa Jamkhandikar gives a list of the Hall of Shame of the people who have given controversial statements regarding the Delhi Gang Rape incident.  Just putting it here as a means of future reference. Asaram Bapu, self-proclaimed “godman”: “She should have taken God’s name and could have held the hand of one of the men and said ‘I consider you as my brother’, and should have said to the other two ‘Brother I am helpless, you are my brother, my religious brother.’” I … [Read more...]

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For Dharma to survive amongst us usefully, Hindus will have to become Spiritual Seekers first

Last year Sadhguru was speaking to a group of people in Houston.  He said that Bhagwad Gita was an intimate dialog between Krishna and Arjun.  Krishna, from all the people he knew and who were dear to him, chose only one to give this knowledge/experience to.  Gita in Mahabharat has entered as Sanjay overheard the whole discussion and relayed it.  However, just the writing of the words do not convey COMPLETELY and ACCURATELY what Krishna disseminated to Arjun.  For, beyond the words, there was som … [Read more...]

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