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Real estate crashes in Puttaparthi

Read more: http://www.openthemagazine.com/shorts/smallworld/2012-04-30#1

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‘Pope John Paul II wished to take a dip in Ganga’

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Sathya Sai Baba did not leave a will for his Rs 40,000 crore empire … Though ‘the Trust asserted that Sai Baba had no bank account, flats or any other possessions in his name as “he was above the worldly possessions”’

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/andhra-pradesh/article1796284.ece

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Narendra Modi gets annoyed with US consul general when challenged over Gujarat 2002 pogroms (The Hindu/Wikileaks)

‘A visibly annoyed Modi’ said ‘the events of 2002 were an internal Gujarati matter and the U.S. had no right to interfere; the U.S. is itself guilty of horrific human rights violations (he specified Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and attacks on Sikhs in the U.S. after September 11).’ Continue reading

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Tirupati temple’s Lord Sri Venkateswara to travel to Delhi

Tirupati temple idols coming to Delhi ‘for the celestial “Kalyanama Mahotsavam” or the symbolic wedding of Lord Venketeswara with Laxmi and Padmavati.’ (Zee) Read more: http://www.zeenews.com/news694537.html

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Indian guru Prakashanand Saraswati convicted of indecency with a child in Texas | ‘In the few instances in which they told an adult of the incidents, the women said, they were instructed that the touching had a higher purpose’ (Austin American-Statesman)

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Baba Ramdev targeted by other sadhus: ‘A decade ago, Ramdev used to move on a bicycle. He even had to struggle to find money to fix his punctured cycle. Now he flies on a chopper,’ says irate Baba Hat Yogi (India Today)

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Temple mahajans of south Goa demand right to bear arms after spate of thefts

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The ‘blocked elite’ of West Asia

‘The problem with most middle-class political movements is that they know whom they don’t want, but rarely do they know what they want. This is the case as well in what is going on in Egypt and in other Arab countries currently in the grip of uprisings. Rest assured all these are largely middle-class driven uprisings, emerging from what is called the “blocked elite” — i.e. an educated middle class that feels it has what it takes to become a power-elite but its path is being blocked by a corrupt, unfair and autocratic regime.’ (Nadeem F. Paracha in the Deccan Chronicle) Continue reading

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A bank without locks: ‘We took note of the general belief and faith of the people. Ever since the most revered temple came into existence several years ago, the village has not witnessed a single crime.’

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