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VARIETY

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Panchkula violence, Dera Sacha Sauda, Honeypreet Insan

What now for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s 'angel', Honeypreet?

A 900-page chargesheet submitted in court recently details her role in planning the violence after Ram Rahim’s sentencing.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Self-styled gurus, Dera Sacha Sauda, Panchkula riots, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Why people surrender their lives and minds to men like Ram Rahim

We need desperate measures to give ourselves a sense of validation and self-worth.

POLITICS

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Rape case, Jail, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Dera Sacha Sauda

How Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is spending his time in jail

Deprived of the company of cell mates, the baba reportedly spends all his waking hours in jail, by himself.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Dalit, Punjab, Ram rahim verdict, Dera Sacha Sauda

Why politicians entertain the likes of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

The rise of the deras is a distressing consequence of the failure of both, institutionalised religion and the state.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Punjab, Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Ram rahim verdict

Rise and fall of beastly Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

India Today cover story explores the emergence of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief and the power he wields over followers and politicians.

VOICES

 |  Harpal Singh  |  4-minute read
Godmen, Maoism, Ram rahim verdict, Dera Sacha Sauda

North India sees flurry of godmen for the same reason central India battles Maoists

When states fail to deliver basic governance and support, the people find other alternatives.

POLITICS

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Mass appeal, Lower caste, Ram rahim verdict, Dera Sacha Sauda

Why rapists like Gurmeet Ram Rahim command such a huge following

Dera gurus have given voice to the marginalised, which made them powerful.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Oppression, Dalits, Ram rahim verdict, Dera Sacha Sauda

How Ram Rahim took advantage of caste fears bred by hierarchical Indian society

The violence in the aftermath of his conviction in a rape case highlights the unfinished task of our nation building.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Cbi court, Rape case, Dera Sacha Sauda, Ram rahim verdict

Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced to 20 years for rapes reinstates faith in Indian judiciary

Impeccable CBI court judge Jagdeep Singh remained unbending in the face of threats from Dera followers, politicians.

VOICES

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Ram rahim verdict, Godmen, Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Why Indian middle class needs gurus like rape convict Ram Rahim Singh

The baba is one of the smartest and enduring products this society has ever produced.