One month at an Indian Yoga Centre: Dhruv Ramnath

Guest post by DHRUV RAMNATH “When you are in India, you must follow Modi. When you are in America, you must follow Trump,” said the semi-literate Odia instructor to a batch of 70-odd students at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA), a university which received crores from our prime minister not so long ago. 30 … More One month at an Indian Yoga Centre: Dhruv Ramnath

Saffronization, Yoga and the Kerala Left: CP Geevan

Guest post by CP GEEVAN There are many ways in which ‘saffronization’ is being carried out at various levels. It takes the form of virulent battles at one extreme and persistent soft-campaigns at the other. It really does not require deep skills in socio-political analysis to see this entire spectrum of insidious divisive politics – all … More Saffronization, Yoga and the Kerala Left: CP Geevan

Stop the Coercive Imposition of Yoga to Enforce Cultural Homogeneity – A Petition

We write as concerned scholars, many of whom have long been indebted to yoga and pranayama for their therapeutic effects, about the many plans that are being made to declare June 21 as a successful start of International Yoga Day. While mindful of yoga as a most desirable option for health care, we are concerned … More Stop the Coercive Imposition of Yoga to Enforce Cultural Homogeneity – A Petition