Category: Ramdev

Yoga guru Ramdev stirs thousands to violence

Ramdev A popular yoga guru retreated to his plush ashram Sunday claiming the Indian government was out to kill him after police forcibly removed the televangelist from a “fast-unto-death” hunger strike against corruption and scattered tens of thousands of his followers.

The showdown in New Delhi had been building for days, after the saffron-robed, barefoot guru Ram Krishna Ramdev, known as Baba Ramdev, went ahead with his threat to lead a mass hunger strike in the capital.

Baba Ramdev plans to set up yoga retreat on remote Scottish Island

Ramdev One of India’s most controversial television lifestyle gurus, Swami “Baba” Ramdev, who claims homosexuality can be “cured” by yoga, plans to transform a remote Scottish Island, Little Cumbrae, into a yoga and traditional teaching centre.

His claims that yoga can treat cancer and HIV have been blasted as “quackery of the highest order” and he has been slammed for giving “false hope to ill people”.

India tunes into Ramdev, Sri salvation

MUMBAI, July 10 Early one summer morning in the holy town of Haridwar, on the banks of the sacred Ganges, about 500 people sit on mats facing their saffron-clad Hindu guru, following his every word. Swami Ramdev speaks of the benefits of ancient yoga in a society rapidly moulding the frenetic and stressful pace of Western-style capitalism to traditional values. About 1,500 km away in Kolkata, Arpita Ghosh and her husband watch Ramdev’s every move on television. “We follow his instructions on TV and do it (yoga),” Ghosh, a middle-aged bank worker says. “Yoga has changed our lives. It has

Ramdev bitter pill for doctors

Medicos faced with patients all praise for yoga and questioning allopathic cure after baba’s camp Ranchi, Feb. 27: Baba Ramdev has left behind thousands of yoga converts. And, scores of bitter doctors. The medical fraternity is confronted with patients mesmerised by the yoga guru’s prescriptions and ready to challenge allopathic treatment. Take the example of an elderly lady with a heart ailment, who visited her physician on Sunday with a unique problem. She showed a prescription written by one of Ramdev’s ayurvedic doctors. A dozen ayurvedic medicines, worth more than Rs 800, were prescribed for her. Her simple query to