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Ishwar Sharan
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Abuse victim critical of pope asked to leave Vatican commission – Inés San Martín http://wp.me/pEi6D-o0J  
"Saunders is currently in Rome participating in the commission’s third general assembly, which will end Sunday. Before the meeting, he told The Los Angeles Times that 'Francis has said phenomenally...
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An open letter to Sabarimala petitioner Naushad Ahmed Khan – True Indian Women http://wp.me/pEi6D-o05
A lawyer who is fighting for the right of women to enter the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala has told the Supreme Court that he has received hundreds of death threats warning him to drop...
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How India forgot about Pakistani Hindus – David Frawley http://wp.me/pEi6D-nUE  
"Hindus in India do not give adequate attention to the plight of Pakistani Hindus. ... Yet should they raise the issue of mistreatment of Hindus in Pakistan, they are criticised as communal or dist...
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Headley asserts Pakistan’s ISI, Army’s hand in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks – Manoj Gupta & Shawan Sen http://wp.me/pEi6D-nYc
"Headley is the first one to depose before Indian court from foreign soil. Sources said Headley had initially refused to confess and after which Doval met US officials four months ago. According to...
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TTD’s hundi income to cross Rs 1,000 crore in 2016-17 – G. P. Shukla http://wp.me/pEi6D-nWS
"For the first time in the history of the TTD, the income derived from the temple hundi by way of offerings is put at Rs. 1,010 crore, surpassing the one thousand crore mark." - G. P. Shukla The Ti...
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When rationalists don’t get Hindu philosophy – David Frawley http://wp.me/pEi6D-nWm
"It is time to move beyond ... circumscribed views to recognising the deeper aspects of science, art and philosophy behind the yoga tradition and its extraordinary images and cosmic depictions. Thi...
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Free Julian Assange now! – M. D. Nalapat http://wp.me/pEi6D-nXO  
"After its treatment of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, with what moral force can Washington declaim against other capitals for alleged 'human rights' violations? India has been...
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Science, Secularism and Saturn – Ashish Dhar http://wp.me/pEi6D-nWW
"Most Indians are deeply religious in temperament and therefore, many laws that are derived from a secular constitution find few instinctively eager takers. This dichotomy, though, is brushed aside...
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Pakistan’s hand in the rise of international jihad – Carlotta Gall http://wp.me/pEi6D-nYA  
"Pakistan is intervening in a number of foreign conflicts. Its intelligence service has long acted as the manager of international mujahedeen forces, many of them Sunni extremists. ... Pakistan was...
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Congress attempts to takeover Kamakhya Temple – Jayant Chowdhury http://wp.me/pEi6D-nXn  
"This is a shameless attempt by the Tarun Gogoi government to run the temple through its chosen agents. The government has no business to run a temple or any place of worship, be it a mosque, churc...
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K. K. Muhammed: Left historians thwarted Babri compromise – S. Rama Krishna http://wp.me/pEi6D-nUG  
“Left-leaning historians led by Irfan Habib, who was the chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research at the time, impelled Muslim groups active on the Babri Action Committee not to accept...
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Queer community looking for a better tomorrow – Vaishna Roy http://wp.me/pEi6D-nVV
On February 2nd the Supreme Court in New Delhi agreed to set up a five-judge Constitution bench to reconsider its 2013 ruling that only Parliament can change the 1861 law banning gay sex. Tuesday’s...
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Ishwar Sharan is author of the comprehensive study of the St. Thomas in India legend called THE MYTH OF SAINT THOMAS AND THE MYLAPORE SHIVA TEMPLE.
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Canadian author Ishwar Sharan is a Smarta Dashanami sannyasi called Swami Devananda Saraswati, who took his Vedic initiation from a renowned mahamandaleswar at Prayag in 1977. His purvasrama family were middle class professionals and God-fearing Protestant Christians. He did not complete high school and is self-educated through reading books on all subjects, with a special interest in religion and history. He has travelled extensively in Canada, USA, Europe, North Africa, West Asia and India. His experiences during these wandering years include service in a communist kibbutz during the Six Day War in Israel and some months spent in retreat in a Franciscan hermitage near Assisi, Italy. En route to India by road in 1967, he visited the places that his child-hood hero, Alexander the Great, had visited on his expedition to India in the 4th century BCE. Later he tried without success to visit Babylon near Baghdad, where Alexander had died, and Ctesephon on the Tigris where his beloved spiritual hero, Julian the Apostate, had been martyred by a trusted Christian officer.

Under the pen name ISHWAR SHARAN, Swami Devananda wrote the comprehensive study of the St. Thomas in India legend, The Myth of Saint Thomas and the Mylapore Shiva Temple, published by Voice of India, New Delhi.

Bragging rights
THE MYTH OF SAINT THOMAS AND THE MYLAPORE SHIVA TEMPLE has gone into three editions and is famous in India and abroad though the mainstream Indian media refuse to review it.
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Swami Devananda Saraswati
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Pondicherry
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Kashi - Ganeshpuri - Mumbai - Nashik - Chennai - Tiruvannamalai
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Pondicherry, India