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The Love Guru: Racism of Mike Myers' 2008 film is just one sparkling gem in its diadem of problematic-ness
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The Love Guru: Racism of Mike Myers' 2008 film is just one sparkling gem in its diadem of problematic-ness

We’ve covered some pretty God-awful films in this column and even otherwise, I have watched some really, really bad movies in my lifetime. The Love Guru managed to stand out among all of these as a truly horrific feat of cinematic putrescence. | Kuzhali Manickavel writes

Allegedly Problematic: Mike Myers' 2008 film The Love Guru shows us that white dudes really can do anything
Entertainment

Allegedly Problematic: Mike Myers' 2008 film The Love Guru shows us that white dudes really can do anything

If I were to categorise The Love Guru, I think it would come under ‘white-dude-makes-movie-about-India/Indian-things- without-knowing-anything-about-these-things’. This is an extremely popular genre among white dudes. | Kuzhali Manickavel writes

Asaram Bapu's rise and downfall: Journalist Ushinor Majumdar on his book God of Sin, why god-men hold sway in India
India

Asaram Bapu's rise and downfall: Journalist Ushinor Majumdar on his book God of Sin, why god-men hold sway in India

Speaking about Asaram Bapu's influence, Ushinor Majumdar said that many godmen have a symbiotic relationship with powerful political leaders, where both feed off each other’s clout. He says this is where the line needs to be drawn, especially since politicians may not know what the godman is up to behind closed doors

From Sri Sri to Baba Ramdev: Does Hinduism 'produce' more godmen than other faiths?
India

From Sri Sri to Baba Ramdev: Does Hinduism 'produce' more godmen than other faiths?

From Asaram Bapu, Ma Anandamayi, Baba Ramdev, Putuparthi Sai Baba and Sri Sri Ravishankar, over the past two decades Hindus have created several godmen

Witness in Daati Maharaj rape case lodges complaint after receiving threats from associates of self-styled godman
India

Witness in Daati Maharaj rape case lodges complaint after receiving threats from associates of self-styled godman

Sachin Jain, a prime witness in the rape case against Daati Maharaj has lodged a complaint, saying that he was threatened by the godman's associates on 23 June

Lalu launches blistering attack on 'babas': Targets Ramdev and AOL's Ravishankar over black money
India

Lalu launches blistering attack on 'babas': Targets Ramdev and AOL's Ravishankar over black money

Launching a blistering attack at certain gurus and babas, RJD President Lalu Prasad today sought a probe into assets of these "high profile saints".

Asaram rape case: Victim's father gets death threat
India

Asaram rape case: Victim's father gets death threat

Father of the girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Asaram Bapu, has been threatened by an unidentified person to withdraw the case

After Rampal's arrest, followers move out of his ashram in Madhya Pradesh
India

After Rampal's arrest, followers move out of his ashram in Madhya Pradesh

With arrest of controversial godman Rampal in Haryana two days back, his under-construction ashram in Betul wore a deserted look as some of the followers left the place.

Six dead in Hisar: Is Sant Rampal any better than a hostage-taking terrorist?
India

Six dead in Hisar: Is Sant Rampal any better than a hostage-taking terrorist?

Which godman will put women and children in the line of fire to protect himself from the law? Haryana's Rampal Maharaj has done lasting damage to the image of godmen in India.

Clashes at Sant Rampal's Hisar ashram: Will the police learn from their past failures?
Politics

Clashes at Sant Rampal's Hisar ashram: Will the police learn from their past failures?

What follows are visuals you saw live from Hisar today: teargas shells, violent clashes, firing and many injured persons.

Congress slams presence of godmen at Fadnavis' swearing in
Politics

Congress slams presence of godmen at Fadnavis' swearing in

Congress on Friday objected to the presence of a galaxy of religious and spiritual leaders at the swearing-in ceremony of the Devendra Fadnavis ministry in Mumbai.

Asaram's son, Narayan Sai sent to police remand till Dec 11
India

Asaram's son, Narayan Sai sent to police remand till Dec 11

Self-styled godman Asaram's son Narayan Sai, accused of sexually assaulting a city-based woman at his ashram here, was remanded in police custody till December 11 by a local court tonight.

Non-bailable warrants against Narayan Sai, followers
India

Non-bailable warrants against Narayan Sai, followers

A court here issued non-bailable warrants against Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, and three of his followers, who have been absconding for 24 days after a sexual assault case was filed by one of the two city-based sisters against him.

Jodhpur court rejects Asaram's bail plea
India

Jodhpur court rejects Asaram's bail plea

Asaram, 72, is currently lodged in the Jodhpur Central Jail after the court of the district and sessions judge (rural) remanded him to 14-days' judicial custody in the sexual assault case.

Still a VIP: Asaram Bapu shows his clout even in custody
Politics

Still a VIP: Asaram Bapu shows his clout even in custody

The law has finally caught up with Asaram Bapu. But the exaggerated deference shown to the man by the authorities makes one wonder whether it will truly take its due course.

Godman or criminal? Rape not the only charge against Asaram Bapu
India

Godman or criminal? Rape not the only charge against Asaram Bapu

The godman, who has had a string of controversies plague his reputation, has among other things been accused of land grabbing, culpable homicide and attempt to murder.