Each week, we bring you a selection of the past week’s multimedia stories.
A Delhi court issued an interim injunction on the book on an ex parte basis – which means the publisher and author were not asked to present their version of events.
In conversation with Priyanka Pathak-Narain about her research into the rise of Ramdev, India’s surprising godman-tycoon.
The priorities of the central and state governments seem to be misplaced in Assam.
At least now we have a partial answer to why agrarian distress isn’t going anywhere – the minister in charge seems to care more about posture than pasture
Patanjali Yogpeeth, Baba Ramdev’s flagship project, is one of India’s largest yoga institutes. Its purpose is to practise, research and develop yoga and ayurveda, as well as manufacture ayurvedic medicines.
Patanjali was found guilty of misbranding its products, which were shown as produced at its own units but were in fact manufactured elsewhere.
The female elephant died 19 hours after falling into the pit at the site of Patanjali Herbal and Mega Food Park in Assam’s Sonitpur district.
China is “more concerned that the boycott will negatively affect Chinese enterprises to invest in India and the bilateral cooperation”.
Instead of investing huge amounts of money on festivities and idols, religious institutions would do well to spend on philanthropic efforts for people in need.
Pricing, branding and Baba Ramdev are the ingredients that have helped the company reach these levels
He deserves credit for popularising yoga as an effective way of physiotherapy but by making specious claims, he is doing a disservice both to himself and to his followers.
Freedom Under Fire: Ramdev says ‘Capable of Beheading Those Not Respecting Bharat Mata’; Encounter Cops Go Missing
A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.
The godman has become an accomplice in the million injustices that scar this land every day. In turn, the politician finds ways to ensure the baba’s revenue model enjoys state protection and patronage.
The real essence of cronyism flows from how deeply the link between business and politics is embedded in the larger system, and no individual politician has the power to alter this.