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Nithyananda's Kailaasa

An inmate of his ashram claimed she had been repeatedly raped over a period of five years

Devangshu Datta 

Devangshu Datta

An apocryphal story features a meeting between Queen Victoria and Cecil Rhodes in the late 19th century. The empire builder had returned to Britain after years in Africa. The Queen asked, “What have you been doing since we last met, Mr Rhodes?” Rhodes replied, “I have added two dominions to your majesty’s empire.” (Northern Rhodesia and Rhodesia, now Zambia and Zimbabwe).

The Queen responded, “Oh thank you, Sir Cecil!” The global political map was malleable then. It continued to see major changes until the 1990s. Apart from the ...

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First Published: Sat, December 07 2019. 00:31 IST
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