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Ishwar Sharan
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ISIS is an Islamic Fourth Reich – V. S. Naipal http://wp.me/pEi6D-kGA
The Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul has warned that Islamic State are the most potent threat to the world since the Nazis. In a hard-hitting article in the Mail on Sunday, the revered novel...
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Hedgewar’s actions hold future lessons – Rakesh Sinha http://wp.me/pEi6D-kG7
"Nation-building cannot be accomplished by manifestoes or speeches. It demands sacrifice and realisation of the responsibility of living and dying for a larger cause. It is this widening of the sel...
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Ranaghat nun rape atrocity part of ISI’s Operation Equal Blame – Madhav Nalapat http://wp.me/pEi6D-kF5
The speedy finger-pointing over the Ranaghat atrocity has to be seen in the context of efforts by numerous international organisations to characterise the Narendra Modi-led NDA government as a fana...
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Ganja is safer than alcohol, researchers say – Christopher Ingraham http://wp.me/pEi6D-kzf
"Weed is roughly 114 times less deadly than booze, according to the authors, who ran calculations that compared lethal doses of a given substance with the amount that a typical person uses. Marijua...
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Myanmar court finds trio guilty of insulting religion – BBC http://wp.me/pEi6D-kBN
Philip Blackwood, who managed the VGastro Bar in Yangon, was arrested in December along with bar owner Tun Thurein and colleague Htut Ko Ko Lwin. They have each been sentenced to two and a half yea...
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“It is a perverse violation of democratic norms to spray-paint a legitimately approved legislation with communal colours. Beef-eating Indians rose as one to damn the government’s move as autocratic. Some even went to the extent of terming the ban as…
"It is a perverse violation of democratic norms to spray-paint a legitimately approved legislation with communal colours. Beef-eating Indians rose as one to damn the government’s move as autocratic...
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Government offices will soon be cleaned with processed cow’s urine – Vasudha Venugopal http://wp.me/pEi6D-jmG
"Products like this will also make cow protection viable commercially. 'There is no doubt that waste from our native breed cows have medicinal properties. But because they are not marketed properly...
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We take issue with India’s Daughter because of its flawed understanding of violence against women – Sakhi http://wp.me/pEi6D-kFv
"We take issue with India’s Daughter not because it sheds light on the pervasiveness of violence against women in India, but because its fundamentally flawed understanding of the issue is the basis...
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Truth must be upheld, Mr Ribeiro – Hilda Raja http://wp.me/pEi6D-kEv
"I am 78 and thought it is time to speak out. The ordinary people like me are happy and content. We feel no persecution or discrimination and are not on the hit list. Even if we are, truth cannot b...
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Is Delhi really that dangerous? – Jenny & Dave Prager http://wp.me/pEi6D-kCI
"It’s clear even from the newspapers that Delhi’s day-to-day dangers are nowhere near the level of even the safest American cities. The papers  report every crime as if it heralds the end of days, ...
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To blacken India on rape, BBC has omitted the facts – Christopher Booker http://wp.me/pEi6D-kAJ
"Those who saw the preview of India’s Daughter in Delhi have testified that the original version did make comparisons with the rest of the world. One, Anna Vetticad, praised it as a “balanced docum...
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The white woman’s story no Indian wants to hear – Jaago Re http://wp.me/pEi6D-kzL
"First, let me make one thing clear, I love India. The amazing food, music, spiritual philosophies, mountains, beaches, yoga, ethnic and religious diversity and all the other reasons tourists flock...
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Ishwar Sharan is author of the signal book THE MYTH OF SAINT THOMAS AND THE MYLAPORE SHIVA TEMPLE.
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Canadian author Ishwar Sharan is a Smarta Dashanani 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  singularly 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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