The cremation was done according to traditional Iyengar rituals and without any state honours, reports Devidas Deshpande. Internationally renowned yoga guru B K S Iyengar, who passed into the ages in the wee hours of Wednesday, was cremated in the afternoon in Pune amid traditional rituals and chanting of Vedic hymns. Iyengar’s son, Prashant, lit the pyre at the Vaikunth crematorium at about 3 pm in the presence of around a hundred people, mostly the guru’s foreign disciples. Please ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Hundreds of yoga practitioners gathered at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune to pay their respects to yogacharya B K S Iyengar, who passed into the ages on Wednesday. Rediff.com contributor Devidas Deshpande reports. The atmosphere at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune is as serene as on any other day, except there is a tinge of melancholy. For the legend behind the institute, B K S Iyengar, passed away in the wee ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago At BKS Iyengar's home there are mourners, but no mourning Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Maharashtra cooperation minister Harshvardhan Patil on Friday suffered an eye injury after some activists from Dhangar community threw ink at him at a function at Bhigwan Pune’s Indapur tehsil. Dhangar community leaders have launched an agitation for inclusion in scheduled tribes category and benefits of reservation. Pune rural police said two persons were detained for interrogation after the incident. Patil was treated at a hospital in nearby Baramati for pain in his left eye. The ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
“I knew every child and adult in Malin village. They were so warm, I ate with them often though none were my relatives,” says Pratap Kale, who always used to park his bus at the landslide-hit village at night. Devidas Deshpande reports. Pratap Kale, the Maharashtra State Transport bus driver who broke the news of the Pune village landslide to the world, finally reached his home in Ghodegaon village on Friday, three days after the incident. For three days, Kale was forced to stay in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Maharashtra Chief Minister condemned the actions of Shiv Sena’s Rajan Vichare saying his act had tainted the image of the state. Devidas Deshpande reports. The storm over Shiv Sena member of Parliament Rajan Vichare caught on camera force feeding a staffer who was fasting for Ramzan at the Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi refuses to die down. Breaking his silence on the controversy, Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan (in picture below) condemning the act said that it ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Speaking at a function in Pune, the HRD minister also said that she would soon be introducing changes that would make her ministry more transparent. Devidas Deshpande reports. In one of her first public appearances after becoming the Human Resources Development Minister, Smriti Irani promised to make her ministry more transparent and taking the views put forth by student bodies into consideration when it came to educational institutions. In Pune on Sunday to attend a program at the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The extremist outfit has a tainted past and has been entangled in different legal cases for extortion, rioting and instigating violence. Devidas Deshpande reports from Pune. The Hindu Rashtra Sena, which has been implicated in the murder of a Pune-based techie, is a shadow organisation about which not much information can be found. It has a Facebook page that doesn't say much, and its official blog has only one post, that too from 2000. Twenty-year-old IT graduate Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh was ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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