Despite controversy over Asaram Bapu’s rape conviction, the guru business in India is booming. Baba Ramdev, India’s most famous guru, has reached star status in his country.
Authorities have beefed up security in the state of Rajasthan fearing Asaram Bapu's followers could react violently to the verdict. Asaram Bapu has some 400 ashrams around the world and millions of devotees.
An increasing number of so-called "spiritual" gurus or "godmen" in India are implicated in ghastly crimes ranging from sexual abuse to murder. Murali Krishnan from New Delhi explores the reasons behind it.
Across India and the world, people partook in massive yoga sessions as part of the third annual International Yoga Day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promoted his country's cultural export.
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