An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Prabhu Chawla and Baba Ramdev: Elitist Egoes against simple sense

Just look at this video interview. The interviewer is Prabhi Chawla – a senior journalist. From the way he is conducting himself he seems like a sub par journalist wanna-be!

Take out the tags of Yoga/Guru/Economist – the way Baba Ramdev is arguing economics is powerful and knowledgeable. The way he is analyzing would put any good MBA to shame! It seems Chawla’s only beef is why is someone from the village who teaches Yoga even talking about Economics or Politics of Budget. It is a pure Elitist viewpoint. Like the Burra Sahib is aghast as to why a village bumpkin is in the same intellectual pursuit as him!

Ramdev says clearly that he pays taxes and he gets affected by what the Government does.. so he has a Constitutional Right to speak about it! It just brings the nonsense and the idiocy going on in India. Who decides who can or cannot speak on a topic? What does Chawla has in terms of credentials to speak on economics or politics or ask the other of it? At least certainly not his intellect!

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12 Comments
  1. Chakra says

    I wish everyone in India opened their eyes like you have done. For some reason many people in Indian Metros (especially the so called ‘hip’ crowd) look down on anyone religious, especially of the Hindu Religion. This is even displayed regularly in Bollywood movies where the villain or clown is the religious Hindu.

    India has moved to fast to learn to respect all religions except its majority/backbone religion – hinduism (Sanathan Dharm)

    A smart person is a smart person, regardless of religion, race or creed and Swami Ramdev has proven himself smart.

    Thank you.

  2. Chakra says

    I wish everyone in India opened their eyes like you have done. For some reason many people in Indian Metros (especially the so called ‘hip’ crowd) look down on anyone religious, especially of the Hindu Religion. This is even displayed regularly in Bollywood movies where the villain or clown is the religious Hindu.

    India has moved to fast to learn to respect all religions except its majority/backbone religion – hinduism (Sanathan Dharm)

    A smart person is a smart person, regardless of religion, race or creed and Swami Ramdev has proven himself smart.

    Thank you.

  3. Desh says

    Chakra – I totally agree with you! Its a British hangover.. where the English educated have this chip on their shoulder and somehow use the same useless arguments against religion that those in west do. The Western construct of religion is VERY different and hardly defensible compared to Eastern construct.

  4. Desh says

    Chakra – I totally agree with you! Its a British hangover.. where the English educated have this chip on their shoulder and somehow use the same useless arguments against religion that those in west do. The Western construct of religion is VERY different and hardly defensible compared to Eastern construct.

  5. Prem says

    I think people like Prabhu Chawla who like to put people in a straight-jacket, would have a heart-attack if they were introduced to Leonardo da Vinci who was a painter, sculptor, mathematician, botanist, geologist, engineer, and author. Perhaps Chawla felt threatened, sitting there in his suit and tie, while Ramdev criticized the ruling class’s ‘Raj’/English mindset.

    Also, perhaps because he wears saffron clothing and includes Om invocation as part of the breathing exercise (Omkar pranayam) people tend to see Baba Ramdev as a religious guru, besides being a yoga teacher.

    However, I think Ramdev has worked extra-hard to keep himself religion-neutral, without being non-spiritual. Few people know that Ramdev historically comes from a Gurukul that was aligned with the Arya Samaj, an orthodox stream in Hinduism with strict alignment to the Vedas. Yet, he has never promoted this stream, and he tends to keep away from their religious events despite their invitation. He usually sends a close associate instead as his proxy to those events. The only hint if any of his association to the Arya Samaj is that he sometimes holds his camps there if no other venue is available close by.

    At the same time, I have never heard him say anything against negative against any religion.

    The result of these neutrality efforts is that he has attracted the ear of people across the religious spectrum and no religious group can claim him as their ‘own’. He doesn’t carry the Hindu tag on his sleeve.

  6. Prem says

    I think people like Prabhu Chawla who like to put people in a straight-jacket, would have a heart-attack if they were introduced to Leonardo da Vinci who was a painter, sculptor, mathematician, botanist, geologist, engineer, and author. Perhaps Chawla felt threatened, sitting there in his suit and tie, while Ramdev criticized the ruling class’s ‘Raj’/English mindset.

    Also, perhaps because he wears saffron clothing and includes Om invocation as part of the breathing exercise (Omkar pranayam) people tend to see Baba Ramdev as a religious guru, besides being a yoga teacher.

    However, I think Ramdev has worked extra-hard to keep himself religion-neutral, without being non-spiritual. Few people know that Ramdev historically comes from a Gurukul that was aligned with the Arya Samaj, an orthodox stream in Hinduism with strict alignment to the Vedas. Yet, he has never promoted this stream, and he tends to keep away from their religious events despite their invitation. He usually sends a close associate instead as his proxy to those events. The only hint if any of his association to the Arya Samaj is that he sometimes holds his camps there if no other venue is available close by.

    At the same time, I have never heard him say anything against negative against any religion.

    The result of these neutrality efforts is that he has attracted the ear of people across the religious spectrum and no religious group can claim him as their ‘own’. He doesn’t carry the Hindu tag on his sleeve.

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  9. Anonymous says

    Criminals get into politics and prabhu chawla has no problem with that but a yoga guru with definitive plans wants to get into politics and prabhu chawla raises objections to that !!!

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