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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Betrayal of Anna Hazare and India

August 29, 2011

by anonymous

I have some explosive info for you!

A very credible source has given me information that Guruji’s assets are more than Rs 10,000 crores.
He and the Art of Living have major accounting fraud and can be raid by income tax dept tomorrow were it not for Sri Sri’s powerful ties with the Government and Mukesh Ambani who controls Sri Sri through his financial contributions to him.

Also, Sri Sri keeps changing sides and can’t be trusted, once he backed BJP in the last general elections but because of threats by Sonia Gandhi and Congress which came into power he has now become their agent to protect his misgivings.

He has been playing an unethical double role in Anna Hazare’s team of both support and also being a congress agent. Similar to Swami Agnivesh. He is also getting tremendous media and public attention though awesome PR in the Anna Hazare anti-corruption campaign.
At every deadlock he met with both the BJP and Congress leaders and brokered deals more favorable to Congress. That’s why team Anna’s demands kept getting diluted down to just a discussion of 3 points in Parliament. And he convinced team Anna that a bill will take a long time to pass we need to first start with discussion on 3 major points, and insisted that Anna break his fast as per the Congress demand.

Swami Agnivesh’s conversation was recorded by one of his followers using a cell phone so he was caught red handed. That has not happened yet with Sri Sri but he was exposed by former Election Commissioner, TN Seshan (if anyone heard the interview he gave). Seshan said that he gave the draft he created of a ‘Lokpal Commission’ to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ONLY. I DON’T KNOW WHO SRI SRI GAVE MY IDEA AND DRAFT TO, but Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Parliament on the Lokpal Commission was word by word from that draft. My insider source tells me that Sri Sri gave this draft to Sonia, Rahul and the core Sonia gang. They then discussed this and came up with a strategy to derail and delay the Anna movement by a speech in Parliament by Rahul. Which of course back fired and gave a political setback to Rahul rather than making him a hero. The PM, Mr. Singh, is not in the Sonia gang and there has been a divide in the Congress party.

I hope that if Sri Sri is playing this unethical game, that he be exposed like Swami Agnivesh, so that he stops betraying Anna and India.

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55 Comments
  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 29, 2011 8:55 am

    The moment Sheshan gave his copy Sri Sri, he announced it in TV.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    August 29, 2011 11:28 am

    what about other religions- like churches and mosques asset?dont u want it also to come under light?

    • stupidseeker permalink
      August 29, 2011 4:09 pm

      where have I heard that line before ??

  3. Anonymous permalink
    August 29, 2011 2:24 pm

    Hey, very clever writer..you need to stop posting untrue and stupid accounts such as these a atleast about all these leaders/spiritual are trying to create some awareness in the very corrupt and highly political society. obviously you do not have any spiritual awareness!! and only those who do, can understand.. please do not invite anger from the public by posting bulshit like this.. you cant make a call on anyone who is atleast standing up for some cause whilst ur sitting in ur house warming your couch!!! be careful !!! your own ignorance and very complicated mind will become your biggest enemy..
    Try to write about things which will help the man kind realize good things!!!

    • stupidseeker permalink
      August 29, 2011 4:15 pm

      when was the last time SSRS stood up for any kind of cause, which went in direct confrontation with the ruling givernment the way ramdev and hazare did ?? In both cases he played it safe and acted as a moderator between them and the government. He successfully played the game of being seen in the good books of both them and the government. Quite a politician himself this sri sri. So no matter who wins or loses sri sri gets his fame and popularity.

    • Anonymous permalink
      August 29, 2011 11:15 pm

      You have the right to be abusive and ignorant and in every attack there lies a truth about the attacker.
      I am not looking for purity in Sri Sri and I am also looking for victory of the anti-corruption movement. I applaud the efforts of Sri Sri in terms of raising awareness, supporting the cause, bringing values which is really the long term cure for ills of society.
      I consider Sri Sri as my Guru but not God.
      It’s realistic that each person has a good side and bad side. If Sri Sri has given this to Rahul Gandhi with the INTENTION of personal gain and NOT for the benefit of country, then he has betrayed Anna Hazare and this is unethical. Just as Swami Agnivesh’s double play for personal gain was unethical.
      I will not name my source, but I will only say this, there are far more informed people in this world and far wiser than you and me. Sri Sri plays the game well, protects his constituency (if you understand the term). I have no problems with that, as long as the benefits out weigh the cost.
      The day Sri Sri’s ills out weigh the good he’s doing he is contribution balance to the world is going to hurt others.
      I am just informing you – he IS A SONIA agent, let’s see what happens if she looses power. And with powerful devotees like Indu Jain he satisfies his desire to be in the lime light.
      Let’s not be naive about Sri Sri – he’s once of the most skillful, intelligent person I know.
      I always have faith in the good side of people and I know Sri Sri will continue to serve society, there is no one better in India than him to support this movement.

      • stupidseeker permalink
        August 30, 2011 10:04 am

        The only interests ravi shankar ever served were firstly his own and secondly those of his relatives. If you want such a self serving person, who as mentioned below runs with the hare and hunts with the hounds, as your guru, thats your call.
        Regarding the intelligence and skill part of it, he does have sufficient intelligence to realise the potential for “spirituality” as a product to be packaged and sold for fame and money in Indian society where electoral politics to this day utilizes religion and caste to win votes.He knows very well that his claims of “enlightenment” vis a vis his white robes, his beard and beatific smile will be accepted by large swathes of faithful people whose minds are already fertile ground to plant the seeds of claims of his spiritually exalted state.
        Ramdev was the loser in his faceof with the government, but ravi shankar the mediator won, and hazare was the winner in his faceof with the government and ravi shankr the mediator still won. At the end of the day he was just a mediator, neither the loser that ramdev was nor the winner that hazare is.Thats what he is only ever going to be known as, a moderator playing second fiddle to his braver counterparts ramdev and hazare. Always the moderator never the newsmaker.And if i know anything about this man, this playing second fiddle is sure going to rankle.;-)

  4. Anonymous permalink
    August 29, 2011 2:24 pm

    YOU ARE STUPID!!

    • anonymous permalink
      August 29, 2011 9:06 pm

      And you, poor “Anonymous @2:24pm”, are obviously a staunch Art of Living follower. Why bother? People posting here don’t care if you follow Ravi Shankar, or any other ‘master’ and then call them ‘stupid’ for pointing out the problems with him and his group. Get a life, or go live your life in your chosen cult, at the feet of the person you have such belief in. If you really believed in him, btw, you would not be posting here or even reading here. You have doubts 😉

  5. Anon permalink
    August 29, 2011 10:35 pm

    “A very credible source has given me information that Guruji’s assets are more than Rs 10,000 crores”

    Your source is not at all credible. AOL’s assets could be much bigger than this, considering the charity scam they are running for a long time

    • Anonymous permalink
      August 30, 2011 5:30 pm

      My source is an Income Tax commissioner! I will not name him.

  6. itsallabigfatlie permalink
    August 30, 2011 5:02 am

    Running with the hare and hunting with the hounds has always been ravi shankar’s policy.
    He never opposed the ruling government while appearing to support both hazare’s and ramdev’s fasts. Even in his own home state of Karnataka, he didn’t raise his voice against the corruption rampant in BSY’s government especially that relating to the mining scams in Bellary.His silence was because of the indulgence shown to him by BSY when he was on his land acquisition spree in and around the ashram.
    In a land where spirituality sells like nothing else Ravi shankar has cornered a big share of the market and is using his “enlightened” status to earn for himself more fame and money.

  7. anon permalink
    August 30, 2011 6:34 am

    During one of the interviews on the 11th day of fast, SSRS said that “Anna ji should stop the fast and if he agrees to Lokpal bill draft given by T N Sheshan, I can get this bill passed on Monday itself”.

    SSRS emphatically boasted twice in hindi that he can get T N Sheshan version passed by government on Monday (somvaar) itself.

    WoW !! what an arrogance! This also showed where his allegiance lies.

    He is worse than Swami Agnivesh who was caught speaking against ANNA. SSRS betrayed both Anna and BJP and helped Sonia and Rahul.

    The imminent threat of a CBI raid might have been the cause of this full time middleman (broker or as they say in hindi *Dalla*) role in the whole episode. When he was confronted by the media about the land encroachment he deliberately referred the land in question as the parcel where the ashram is built and offered to shave his head and beard if the land is wrongly occupied. But he conveniently dodged the actual reference which is the land behind Ayurveda centre and further from ashram.

  8. stupidseeker permalink
    August 30, 2011 10:20 am

    Speaking of betrayal, I request readers to see the lnk below. In it we see maharishi mahesh yogi seated with his lineage behind him. We see MMY with hands folded before his guru brahmananda saraswati seated on the shankaracharya throne who inturn is shown seated below adi shankaracharya.The year is 2001.
    http://www.tmbulletin.net/volume1/TMBulletinV1I06.htm

    If you expand the picture below you will see that ravi shankar has removed MMY and has transposed hiimself there.This picture forms part of the guru puja kit that AOL sells to participants of the guru puja course.

    • anonymous permalink
      August 30, 2011 11:42 am

      This, from the same man who used to cry that MMY wouldn’t take his calls! Guess he got so mad about it he just decided to delete his guru!!!LOL such a typical re-writing of history common of this man.

    • Anonymous permalink
      August 30, 2011 11:44 am

      This one was cool. Let’s see what excuses AOL followers come up with now.

    • Anonymous permalink
      November 28, 2011 6:43 am

      I really pity you may god bless you with some brains

  9. stupidseeker permalink
    August 30, 2011 12:58 pm

    @ Anonymous

    We know that brahmananda saraswati died in 1953 while ravi shankar was born in 1956. Thus a guru shishya relationship in physical sense can be ruled out.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmananda_Saraswati

    In such case, metaphysical explanations, such as past life associations or ravi shankar being reincarnation of saraswati may be used.

    No matter what the explanation for the AOLisation of saraswati will be, it is known that the guru puja is mandatory for the TTC, thus this incorporation of saraswati and hence the shankaracharya lineage into AOL will have happened with the full knowledge and approval of ravi shankar.

    I request all to not be offended by the lack of use of the usual honorific titles while referring to such well known “spiritual” persons and put it down to my “unspiritual” and hence my demonic nature. Spiritual persons anyway aren’t interested in them anyway isn’t it??

  10. Anonymous permalink
    August 30, 2011 5:48 pm

    (Author of this post) I would like to continue this discussion about Sri Sri’s role in the anti-corruption campaign in India. Anna Hazare and team are going to face a thousand obstacles and arrows from the Govt. They have already started taking revenge. Unfortunately dear Anna is a simple man and Kiran Bedi authentic however in my opinion neither equipped to deal with the political sharks. If you look behind the scenes they are the biggest criminals in the country. The BJP also will not save them, except perhaps Gadkari. Most people can be bought. Sushma Swaraj took money to agree to change from Vote to Sense of the House. Arun Jaitley is a Havala King and congress MPs his clients as well.
    So who will protect and keep this movement alive? Who can skillfully deal with the Congress? If Sri Sri doesn’t betray Anna due to threats from Sonia and gang (PC, Sibal, Pranab) he is the only hope to keep this movement alive. I was dismayed that he is playing this double game with Anna by covertly giving the draft to Rahul. Giving him the benefit of doubt that Rahul perhaps maybe in position to implement this rather than Anna and team, at the cost of making Rahul a hero. However it back fired. And Sri Sri was quite angry at Rahul because he came close to being exposed.

    On a 2nd note. I feel there is nothing wrong in power, money and fame being with good human beings such as Dalai Lama, Bill Gates (philanthropist), etc. more to them. Krishna and Ram were also rich, powerful and famous. However; money power and fame has corrupted Sri Sri in my opinion and that will be his down fall eventually. Right now he is still bringing modern hinduism, universal values/truth to millions, better than the mullahs who are recruiting terrorists. While his good side is greater than his bad I will continue to applaud him. I don’t know anyone in the world you can equal him – I have a right to my opinion. Ravana was also a great devotee and very intelligent, but he got corrupted and became arrogant.

    And finally be dispassionate to both good and bad, it’s all in God’s plan. Both aversion to bad and craving for good is unhealthy.

  11. Peaceful Warrior permalink
    August 30, 2011 9:24 pm

    “Sushma Swaraj took money to agree to change from Vote to Sense of the House. Arun Jaitley is a Havala King and congress MPs his clients as well.”

    Any you know this because….

    “Who can skillfully deal with the Congress?”
    Hello – Congress was in the backfoot here. Problem is for Congress to deal with Anna, not the other way round.

    “he is the only hope to keep this movement alive.”

    Total and utter nonsense. They have seasoned people on the team, including Kejriwal and many others. Movement was kept alive not by backroom dealmaking of Sri Sri – but passion of Anna and millions of Indians who supported him.

    “Giving him the benefit of doubt that Rahul perhaps maybe in position to implement this rather than Anna and team, at the cost of making Rahul a hero”.

    One moment he is smart negotiator, other moment he is simpleton who innocently trusts Rahul.

    “On a 2nd note. I feel there is nothing wrong in power, money and fame being with good human beings such as Dalai Lama, Bill Gates (philanthropist), etc. more to them” </i?

    Power with accountability is good. Power with no accountability – not so good.

    “Right now he is still bringing modern hinduism, universal values/truth to millions, better than the mullahs who are recruiting terrorists. ”

    Actually he is soiling the good name of hindiuism by making it a business.

    “I don’t know anyone in the world you can equal him”

    This is AOL brainwashing – projecting SSRS as messiah of the world. I have a lot more respect for honest and ethical businessmen. Greatness lies in doing simple things well – not in doing grand things badly. I’ll give you few names who have actually made a difference not PR – Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, Nelson Mandela, Ratan Tata, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs – and many many more unnamed people who work very hard to keep the world in running. SSRS talks big, but accomplishments are few. Whether it is negotiating peace in Sri Lanka, or organizing world culture festival – man is a failure when rubber hits the road. He’s not the real thing – u gotta see through the propaganda and PR.

    • Anonymous permalink
      August 31, 2011 12:01 am

      Each one has an opinion, and so do you.
      I will only answer to the first point that Sushma Swaraj took money to change from Vote to Sense of house and Arun Jaitley is a havala dealer. Yes a very senior politician of India who is also a crusader in anti-corruption and who has put several behind bars in the 2G scam has said this.

      BTW – Arvind Kejriwal and the rest of the Anna team have already split. I don’t know if you know all that’ happening. Also, Arvind has a strong leaning to the left and soft corner for Naxals. Yes it may seem like a shock but it is true for him and his Guru Aruna Roy both.
      Regardless, the only person truly standing with Anna today is Kiran Bedi, the rest are slowly falling away as predicted by several political pundits who warned Anna about the people who surround him.

      The rest of your commentary is your opinion and each one has theirs.

      • Peaceful Warrior permalink
        August 31, 2011 12:42 am

        “Yes a very senior politician of India who is also a crusader in anti-corruption and who has put several behind bars in the 2G scam has said this.”

        Still Hearsay. These people really are not as stupid as you say they are. Assuming they are not totally clean – these people have been union ministers. Small and petty bribery is not their game.

        Arvind Kejriwal and the rest of the Anna team have already split. Also, Arvind has a strong leaning to the left and soft corner for Naxals.

        More speculation. I don’t anyone would be that stupid to leave a movement they have worked hard to build, and that too after it has been such a tremendous success. And clearly it did not happen in the last 6 months when the going was tough. But after they achieve success, they would bicker and split. That sounds real plausible.

        You need to stop believing in conspiracy theories, and use some critical thinking. Sounds like whisper campaign conducted by RS and his teachers. Now that’s a real credible source!

  12. anon permalink
    August 31, 2011 12:37 am

    Both Swami Agnivesh and SSRS were Congress representative. Ramdev was exposed. However, SSRS walked a very fine line and narrowly missed being publicly exposed as a person who was helping current Indian government to save his illegal empire as well as to increase his fame and power.

    If Swami Agnivesh was indeed not speaking to Kapil Sibal (in the infamous video) as he claims, SSRS could be the person on other sides of the call.

    • Original Anonymous permalink
      November 28, 2011 10:01 am

      Swami Agnivesh addressed the person in the phone converstation as kapil ji.. he later tried to say that he was speaking to his friend Swami Kapil in Rishikesh/Haridwar, but Swami Kapil when asked totally denied speaking to Swami Agnivesh, also added that Swami Agnivesh was lying. Swami Agnivesh fell silent after this statement.

      The IAC campaign was started by Bharat Swabhiman Movement led by Baba Ramdev, and initially they brought together Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Kiran Bedi. Later Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backed out and then much later Baba Ramdev also backed out. It was not called IAC back then.
      ( – Source: Sanskaar and/or Aastha Channel. It used to be regularly telecast on one of these channels, much before IAC was even formed. )

      Later on Sri Sri did lend his support to the movement but then became disinterested when(around day 10 of the 12 day fast) their volunteers and senior teachers were sidelined. As only a few volunteers were sincere and were serving people out there. Most of them would either come just for photo sessions and/ or to sign up people for the basic course, which the IAC volunteers understood and started keeping AoL away at bay.

  13. August 31, 2011 3:12 am

    This is bull shit……u guys are psychos stuck in a well…..I used to follow this blog but after reading shit like this without citing the relevant sources it is retarded. Now it seems u r just tryin to malign Sri Sri.

  14. Anonymous permalink
    August 31, 2011 5:36 am

    What happens if an Income tax raid happens in AOL premises? They take money as donations for classes abroad. I do not how how this is all accounted.I do not find any service initiatives happening through AOL. For any service also they collect separately from Devotees . So to avoid any IT raid, they need to be friendly with Govt.SSRS is so smart un like Ramdev in this matter.

  15. anonymus permalink
    August 31, 2011 12:00 pm

    Hi
    Just causght attention to this. I am an IT professional at a senior position but now on long leave especially for this cause. I am fortunate enough to be associated with Inida gainst corruption team . I think the actual facts are viewd with absolute colored perception. While our group (two of my friends quit jobs from senior positions for this cause)did not have any opinion or background on artof living’s involvement, we are quite impressed with the way the volunteers from that organization were involved, supported us from day 1 ( from year

    2010).We are impressed with remarkable commitement attitude. Sri Sri has been back bone throughout -from day 1. My learning from this was – it is easiest thing to criticize anyone or anybody’s work but it is

    hard to be constructive contributors. Hive to the world.ence rather then wasting our time let us contribute something positive to the world.I happened to read this and hence thought of replying ,I will not repond further as everyone has their own choice of behaviour.and do not have so much time for such things.There is lot positive to be achieved.

    • Anonymous permalink
      September 6, 2011 11:59 am

      Well said Sir..

    • stupidseeker permalink
      September 6, 2011 3:47 pm

      The cancer was cured but the patient died.

  16. August 31, 2011 1:50 pm

    Open Letter to Ford Foundation and Arvind Kejriwal

    Business Standard published this morning an interview with Arvind Kejriwal and Steven Solnick, India country Rep of Ford Foundation in an article titled Claims that Hazare’s movement is US-funded baseless: Arvind.

    They confirmed Arundhati Roy’s charge that Kabir, a Kerjiwal NGO received $ 400,000 during the last 3 years as funding from Ford Foundation. On the broader allegations whether the US steamrolled the Anna Hazare anti-corruption agitation, they drove themselves further to a corner. We send them an open letter as a reaction to their interview.

    Read more: http://exitopinionpollsindia.blogspot.com/2011/08/open-letter-to-ford-foundation-and.html

  17. Anonymous permalink
    September 1, 2011 7:42 pm

    (Author)
    Here’s more fuel to the fire. Swami Agnivesh visits Sri Sri in Bangalore ashram on Aug. 31st. http://youtu.be/uY7QsxkFk5o

    @rajanalexander: The biggest contributor to IAC has been Ford Foundation. Arvind’s Kabir, Kiran Bedi’s and Sushodia’s NGOs also receive money from Ford Foundation. And as is commonly known that the Ford Foundation is a front for CIA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Foundation) I’m confused because CIA is always in favor of corrupt leaders in other countries who they can influence using money bags so why would they sponsor an anti-corruption movement?

    I also want to tell @Peaceful Warrior in code that MMS is supplying a lot of the info leaked to a previous colleague and friend of his whom I know personally. And also MMS is not in the Sonia gang.

    • Peaceful Warrior permalink
      September 1, 2011 11:38 pm

      If you say so…..not that it matters much. IMO everyone in the corridors of power is afraid of a witch hunt – which is why it’ll be tough to get the bill passed. Already they are testing the mettle of everyone in the IAC team – first bhushan was targetted, then anna, and now kejriwal. SSRS has somehow escaped the fire for now – probably because he’s been smart not put himself in the spotlight and directly at odds with the government.

      Not that he resents someone else taking the spotlight. In front of devotees he talks as if whole anti-corruption movement was his and AOL’s doing. The man is an attention whore- but still if something good comes from it, i got no problems.

  18. anon permalink
    September 2, 2011 12:41 am

    A politician (including politician wearing yogic robes) has no permanent friends or enemies. They change sides as people change clothes. The Guru wears a reversible jacket; one side has a BJP motif and the other side has a congress motif.

    Presently, he is caught wearing different jackets but not yet caught while changing (naked).

  19. Independent Observer permalink
    September 2, 2011 1:52 am

    Talking about fundamental spiritual constructs and intent behind action……I find the below article is what I would like to share with readers too.

    http://www.speakershareross.com/positive-vs-negative/

    An elegant universal principle is that Energy (Strength, power) Follows Attention. The starting point is important. Intent behind action is important. A full alignment between thought, words and action is necessary. In this case the words unfortunately, draw the attention away from

    1. The many 100s of millions of Indians that want a just and transparent governance, their passions and integrity and attention is instead diverted to the the handful that perpetrate corruption.

    2. The very name, implies prosecution and trial for misuse of resources/position Vs highlighting the abundance of resources and wealth that are available to the country today for harnessing.

    In my inside AOL days, I remember having heard Sri Sri himself say many times that its what we stand for and not what we are against that matters.

    Why was the IAC movement even allowed to have in their name the words “AGAINST CORRUPTION”.

    I wondered, with Sri Sri among the co-founders….how did he even allow it to have that name ???? …..he should have corrected Anna, Kiran Bedi, Ramdev and Arvind…and everybody else that were potentially in favour of this name. (I make this statement making a rank assumption…..that none of the others were even remotely aware of the implications of the name, but I know Sri Sri is). The cause is a very important cause for all of the country.

    It baffles me to think that the IAC founding LEADERSHIP did not even see this. In which case the leadership (With Sri Sri in it) is fundamentally weak (by intent, by spirit, by knowledge) ……

    OR…are there are some in the team that have always known that by naming it so, the IAC will inherently not draw the right energies and resources to itself…..and that its only a matter of time before it implodes…….and this is not going to be a sustainable campaign. And those who knew this, set it into motion and quietly disengaged ?.

    While it is probable that the founders all had clean intents and were actually representing a “India for Transparency” and somehow when it came to naming their movement they missed out on this important tag line. However, the tens of millions of people that support this movement have this programming called “Against Corruption” in their collective psyches. This is counter productive and wasteful.

    This is identical to George Bush’s 2001 “War against Terror”. Since its inception, the war spending, political lies, manipulation, the spread in violence has only increased many fold.

  20. September 2, 2011 8:13 am

    The Appalling Financial Transparency Standards of Anna affiliated NGOs

    Now that NGOs have attempted to engineer a revolution in this country for better transparency and accountability in the system, let’s have an insight to what actual standards they follow themselves. All the main characters in the Anna Hazare manage multiple NGOs. We review the financial standards of NGOs run by Anna Hazare; Arvind Kejriwal & Manish Sisodia and Abhinandan Sekhri; Kiran Bedi and the father-son duo, Shanti & Prashant Bhushans.

    Read more: http://exitopinionpollsindia.blogspot.com/2011/09/appalling-financial-transparency.html

  21. stupidseeker permalink
    September 2, 2011 1:20 pm

    This whole IAC gig was to add to the resume of of “social activists” bhushan, kejriwal and bedi using corruption as the excuse and the emotional appeal of hazare as the weapon.The legitimate anger of the people towards corruption did the rest of the job.Whether or not their bill works the wonders the IAc has promised is going to be another ball game altogether. If it fails I wonder if these non elected leaders are going to take the crap for it.
    ravi shankar jumped on the bandwagon in no small haste, the publicity whore that he is, and his “volunteers” did the rest of the job for him.Everyone’s the winner except the congress perhaps.

    • Anonymous permalink
      September 5, 2011 2:15 am

      Wow, another armchair expert.

      • stupidseeker permalink
        September 5, 2011 8:53 am

        @Anonymous

        Thanks for reading my post. Hope you don’t hold me responsible for that.

  22. stupidseeker permalink
    September 2, 2011 2:11 pm

    And now hazare, it seems, has managed to make it to the pantheon of Gods worshipped by the hindus.Perhaps inspired by this may we expect ravi shankar to take a more proactive role the next time gigs like this take place.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kanpur/Anna-being-worshipped-at-Ganesh-pandals/articleshow/9826999.cms

  23. Anonymous permalink
    September 2, 2011 4:41 pm

    AOL is already into promoting HHSSRS’ publicity mongering stunt with Anna Hazare on their website to lure the culpable – http://www.artofliving.org/us-en/antidote-corruption

  24. Sathya Prakash permalink
    September 4, 2011 1:57 pm

    NDTV drama- this guy want to to air that he is the one in between, for the same a 30 minutes interview has been created with NDTV, a well planned promotion:) with the support of one TV channel And one news paper he is trying to make every one a big fools.

  25. Ramakrishna permalink
    September 11, 2011 1:07 am

    I really don’t understand what people get by ‘making false statements’ on such a holy and gentle act of ‘Service’. What do they want to do? Can’t they see the loads of work done by AOL. Such a shame, if you can’t contribute, atleast don’t hinder a good cause…

    • stupidseeker permalink
      September 11, 2011 9:22 am

      @ Ramakrishna

      AOL has never really showed in terms of numbers and figures, in black and white, how much money was spent, where,how on whom and for what it was spent. Where does it post this info? As an NGO can’t it not make public its accounts ?? What about ravi shankars private bank balance? Have you heard of Sumeru Realty ? Have you heard of the Soudhamini Township? Where did money for this come from ?
      All we get to hear is repeated statements of the “loads and loads” of work done by AOL from AOL supporters like yourself.
      And yes, one more thing, as a salaried professional I pay my taxes to the government of india while this ravi shankar, leader of an NGO, doesn’t pay a penny in tax even as he set up businesses for his relatives and nephews. Whatever charity he does is from the “donations” he receives for his courses, the word “donation” being used instead of fees to maybe not give give the impression that “spirituality” is not being coomercialised and for tax exemption purposes also maybe.
      Why don’t you make a start and ask your AOL teacher where and in which public service project your money was spent? Make that effort to find out before you accuse anybody here of slandering your guru.

  26. September 11, 2011 5:39 pm

    i wonder why that fellow Ravi cannot sue us for defamation! We have been very critical about him. His chelas try to defend him all the time!

  27. November 29, 2011 6:32 am

    What can you expect from an opportunit like Ravi Shanker? He would have been an impoverished yoga teachers in Gandhi Bazar, Bangalore but for his art of living business which is called as social work! One thing that can be appreciated is his crookedness and ruthlessness.

    • Dayalu permalink
      January 9, 2012 3:03 pm

      “He would have been an impoverished yoga teachers in Gandhi Bazar, Bangalore”

      If only he can do one asana properly.

  28. Anonymous permalink
    January 8, 2012 2:56 pm

    unbelievable that all you educated guys take such a biased stand. I am also campaigner for IAC and also AOL guy. Guys, before making such judgements do some research on why core Team members like Sontosh hegde, Loksatta founder JP are distancing themselves from the active campaign. Agressive and arogant approach by Annaji and kejriwal is not acceptable by all. SRI SRI is also one of them. Just because PM doesn’t support all points from Jan lokpal you can’t start blaming him. This is a bill which was under discussion since 50 years and you can’t rush through without a dialog. Thanks to sri sri that he is bridging the gap and allowing the dialog to happen. If not why an parliament should engage us for the lakpal bill. Try to appreciate guys. Only when you have faith and respect for other person, can you be true to the movement. You cannot just listen to one side of the game and pass a judgement.

    • January 9, 2012 1:59 am

      Ravi Shankar is trying to be ‘bridge’ or rather a broker everywhere by trying to broker things and then steal the ‘thunder’. He wants to get the Nobel prize somehow and it does not matter for him to how he goes about it. Good that he is out of the picture. He is a hypocrite to the core and is worse than the others of this gang of middle class icons. When one does see through his stupid games and says so.His AOL in Iraq, his forays into Kashmir are all examples of this. If anything god comes through by eventually he can always claim the the credit and if something does not happen he can always blame others like you are doing now.
      Abut one sided judgements you should convey that message to that fellow who passes judgements on people with half knowledge( meaning us) as if he is the very epitome of al knowledge in this world, his comments on non vegetarian food, his megalomania, etc. You should ask him to come to one of our interactions before passing judgements on us or contest for a seat get elected and then reform the system. First of all give up the lands which has usurped through politicians like Yaddiyurappa who according to you is probably the most honest one around! He needs ‘corrupt’ politicians to grant land and for such other favours. But, when it comes to criticizing them in public, he can utter whatever he likes! He mus be probably telling them dont take these things seriously- they are all for public consumption only.

  29. Anonymous permalink
    June 3, 2012 11:06 am

    I know none.. except that, a teacher, a philosopher, a leader , a socialist,…. all must be in their role! And no one should cross the limits. Judicial work is different. Meditation is Different. Movement is different. And Common people should think on every aspect before making any thinking / Decision…

    • June 4, 2012 7:03 am

      In that case the double mister can confine himself to propagating his (f)art of living why should he poke his nose into other things like politics?Business? Real estate? He is a hypocrite to the core and a publicity seeker making money with his so called art of living for which he charges a fee and yet says is not a commercial venture! Social service my foot he is sucking up to the parties in power and then trying to act holier than thou!

      • Harshal permalink
        June 18, 2012 10:39 am

        how come this guy calls himself a prof …when he doesn’t even have a phd? looks like a prof from some shady college…

  30. Anonymous permalink
    June 4, 2012 6:34 am

    Stupidseeker has quiet an apt “handle” here… but is missing a mirror in his/her bathroom. Ignorance cannot be treated by medicines or words so all i can do is pity you. \

  31. Anonymous permalink
    June 18, 2012 6:15 am

    well said Narendra Nayak , i have something important to share here, this guy daadiwaala’s cousin is a fequent visitor to my jewellery shop and mostly does business with us post biz hours, i know its biz for me but looking at their so called MODEST back ground, who would invest in jewellery for nearly 2 – 2.5 crores every month ( be it ornaments or gold biscuits-99.9 purity)
    it so happened as expected from me that she began persuading me to become his disciple many times , but in vain until my patience ran out and i had my peace of mind given to her.
    Boss in today’s world to survive anyone who’s running a biz should ne a “shrewd bastard” even if they are good by heart, only then they can make good money, but am not emphasizing on money becoming the priority or the primitive means of life. these sick sadhus are nothing but a waste of time but PEOPLE who are living by means of MONEY and their maturity levels deepened by the sources that they earn through puts them at more vulnerability to follow such “DICKS”.
    i’d rather say or ask people to just spend some time at home in a quiet/calmer place and start introspecting oneself ( can be done by a Layman without anyone’s support) , then its a wonderful experience – this is usually tough for a couple of days- but once you get the confidence then you can be in absolute control of oneself and trust me – If u are a chronic smoker / alcoholic / impatient / man – you can certainly heal yourself.

    • Anonymous permalink
      June 18, 2012 3:16 pm

      @anonymous June 18 6:15 am

      Be careful that you don’t give your identity away on this blog. You have a business to protect.

  32. Harshal permalink
    June 18, 2012 3:53 pm

    do you really think he can do a 2- 2.5 crores every month business and then post about it on this blog? just a fake story like other stories on this blog.

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