29 October, 2020

Guru Unstoppable

There’s no sign of Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim losing steam anytime soon

Guru Unstoppable
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Business, As Usual

They are all on Dera land and share profits with it. Some are owned fully by the Dera, others have promoters

  • A resort for international followers
  • A hotel and restaurant
  • 500 acres of agriculture farm
  • A TV channel
  • A daily newspaper
  • A shopping complex
  • Manufacturing units
  • Retail outlets selling Dera’s products
  • A wedding hall
  • A petrol pump
  • A cricket stadium
  • Four schools (two international)
  • Two colleges
  • A multi-speciality hospital
  • Car designing units

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A hospital building in the shape of a heart, a resort with garish replicas of the Eiffel Tower on the rooftop, an odd facade that turns out to be a hotel, a profusion of pink everywhere. Kitsch it might be, but no one in this dusty Haryana town bordering Raj­asthan seems to be complaining. After all, the flashy Baba...

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