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Thread: an anthropological perspective on the marketing narrative of #Ramdev - shows how he skilfully interweaves nationalist feelings with consumer desires, propagating a form of neo-liberal, Hindu nationalist moral consumerism.

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"In official & public rhetoric, yoga & Ayurveda are routinely featured as ‘traditional’ systems of healing...appropriating heterogeneous herbal therapies under the umbrella of Ayurveda...linking it with Indian identity, constructing Ayurveda as a symbol of Indian civilisation."
"Some doctors in an old Ayur college in Haridwar still remember when the young Ramdev rode a bicycle, selling home-made chyawanprash & delivering clay pots to the college. How has Ramdev transformed himself from an ordinary yoga practitioner into a high-profile public persona?"
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Thread on Crony Capitalism and BJP:

Baba #Ramdev comes out supporting BJP in #HaryanaAssemblyPolls. Reminder: M L Khattar's BJP state govt has helped Ramdev and his Patanjali group make a killing - illegally turning his dubious purchase of #Aravalli hills into real-estate gold.
1. #Patanjali Investigations Part1: #Ramdev's business group has acquired and privatised huge parts of village commons in #Aravalli hills of Haryana. Exposing the group's illegal & dubious real-estate deals. Part 1 of 3. With @Kum_Sambhav :
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#Patanjali Investigations Part2: Baba Ramdev's group has a web of zero/near-zero revenue companies to buy forested hilly commons in Aravallis of Haryana worth crores. And, how real estate dealers are part of this web. @Kum_Sambhav and I unravel the maze business-standard.com/article/curren…
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Today we will expose Akharas of Hindu Ascetics & how they have been infiltrated by RSS & VHP .

How they have lost asceticism & now fight for power & wealth & indulge in Politics .

We will tell you how the titles of Shankaracharya & Mahamandaleshwar are being distributed

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So let us Start with Sukhvinder Kaur aka #RadheMaa.

Title of #Mahamandaleshwar was granted to Sukhvinder Kaur in 2013 .

She paid a hefty amount for title.

But Sadhus of Juna Akhara (most influential amongst Dasanami Akhara) protested.

So the Title was withdrawn

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Who is a #Mahamandaleshwar ?

It is a coveted Title that Akharas bestow on Sadhus .

It makes Sadhus Preacher -leaders.

The title comes with a hefty Price tag and has become a constant source of Income & Trouble for Akharas.

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#Science vs #BJP

Bjp is party very educated party consisting of scientists , researchers,doctors , IITians , Oxford topper economist.
Here we have some of important theories nd reserch done by important organisation.
One of our very intelligent after a years of hard work in his lab with his Braille book found out dat natural calamities can b prevented by reading hanuman chalisa.

Another important member of our research team.after working yr on theory of evolution,he concluded dat theory is false. few of illiterate were unhappy about his remark.

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