Daily Archives: October 6, 2012

Death on the Path to Enlightenment – Rise of India Syndrome

Death on the Path to Enlightenment: Inside the Rise of India Syndrome

By Scott Carney, – Illustrations by Mat Maitland – October 2012 Issue

Every year thousands of westerners flock to India to meditate, practice yoga, and seek spiritual transcendence. Some find what they’re looking for. Others give up and go home. A few become so consumed by their quest for godliness that it kills them.

Jonathan Spollen, a 28-year-old Irishman with long brown hair and a delicate brogue, was at a crossroads in his life. He’d embarked on a career as an overseas journalist, working first as a reporter at the Daily Star Egypt in Cairo and then as a foreign editor at The National in Abu Dhabi. But now he was a copy editor for the International Herald Tribune in Hong Kong, approaching 30, and wondering if he liked where his life was going.

In October 2011, following a split with his girlfriend, he bought some trekking gear, sent his laptop home to Dublin, and booked a flight to Kathmandu, Nepal. From there, Spollen made his way to India.        Continue reading

National Population and Housing Census progressing well – video

National Population and Housing Census progressing well

The National Population and Housing Census, has been running for just over 2 weeks now and according to the Deputy Census Officer, Vanessa Profitt, said, that the exercise is progressing well.                         Continue reading

Minister Rohee admits to conversations with Commander Hicken

Linden Commission of Inquiry into Police Shootings of Protesters

Home Affairs Minister has all but admits he had conversations with Commander Hicken – this conflicts with Hicken’s testimony and the telephone records submitted to the Commission.

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