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
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
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 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
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
Launching a blistering attack at certain gurus and babas, RJD President Lalu Prasad today sought a probe into assets of these "high profile saints".
Father of the girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Asaram Bapu, has been threatened by an unidentified person to withdraw the case
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.
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.
What follows are visuals you saw live from Hisar today: teargas shells, violent clashes, firing and many injured persons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.