SEARCH

Baba’ism’….The New Age Baba!

Watching the old, rustic man in a saffron robe with a long beard looking serene and an epitome of simplicity, in movies was fascinating. He resonated with God, the supreme. Come 21st  century, and this once serene looking man  is giving the multi millionaires a run for their money. Welcome the New Age BABA, a word that at one time struck only the nursery rhyme cord.

baba

Watching Nirmal Baba’ on television, (yes, a channel dedicated to him), claiming that binging on 7  ‘gol guppas’ will secure a follower’s ‘samasya’ for good. And a ‘samosa’ daily would make another rich! Now that’s my kind of ‘Babaji’, i thought …an ardent street food lover, just like me! But I must add, i was impressed with the size of the gathering that he held, prescribing a variety of street food options to lead a satiated life….Going by that reference, my life is Heaven on Earth, while i go have my 7 course street food meal, all credit to this innovative Guruji!

baba

Gone are the days of hermit like Babajis living a life of a pauper. I had never thought i’d hear a frail looking very popular BABA, wrapped in saffron, talk about his business. So as i sat in bewilderment at the idea of Babaji raking in the moolah, pop went my bubble!  I must confess, i felt a pang of jealousy, even if momentary. No more the comic book hermit begging for alms, now traveling in First Class, meeting the creme de la creme and being invited to lecture at prestigious international universities, is a matter of fact!..And hold your horses, he is also a rockstar, an actor, a director…the specially chosen messenger of God. I am now torn between envy and awe!

‘Jai Babaji ki’…..who said priests and babas live a life of celibacy? No points for guessing…..Baba Asaram has changed that stereotypical image for sure…and for good. Pretty ironically, Babas’ colourful lives and harems can put the most leeing Bollywood movie villains to shame!

In the race for the most inventive Godmen, this one gets full marks! Did you know that you can magically turn into a millionaire by keeping your wallet open and placing it on a ”money” plant outdoor?   My inquisitiveness flaring at the sheer ludicrity of it, I set about giving this very unique trick a try. Lo behold, the rain gods visited, and there swept my branded wallet and my money, quite the irony…..So that turned out to be a damn squib, but atleast he compelled me to shop for a new wallet!

baba

Going by the name,fame and moolah these Contemporary Babas roll up, it might also be listed as a fabulous profession option! Slogging for years for a seat in IIT? Nah, be a BABA! Simple, hassle free and at no investment cost! A course in learning the art of Babaism, anyone? The perception of India as the land of superstitions takes a leap with this.

Living in an age where progression is anticipated, I am appalled and amused, simultaneously at the thought of a million people bowing to a self-proclaimed godman, who manages to enthrall a grotesque number of people! Well, if nothing else, i will give due credit for engaging the audience.

Notwithstanding the satire, there is also a holistic approach to the whole hullabaloo around Baba Ram Rahim recently. Though it did somewhere ruffle my feathers, it gave my biased opinions a stir. With the flabbergasting number of followers he  holds, could there be any credibility to the prefix ‘baba’, that entitles him to be an influencer?

 

Share.

About Author

Dipti Datta

Dipti is an entrepreneur and a libertarian. Previously associated with some of the most renowned television channels and personalities as a stylist and being a qualified fashion designer her creative bent is apparent. Also,Having worked copiously with a team as an Operations Manager on an online portal, her conviction to work as a team player is undaunting. Her inclination to write is very strong as well, inevitably, as she holds a bachelors degree in English literature. Dipti is A travel buff, an avid reader and a painter and also dabbles in writing poetry. She believes that creativity is the best form of reform.Dipti is determined to associate herself with people and work alike, that refine her tastes and sharpen her sensibilities.

FEATURE TAGS

Hair Weave Health provides authoritative information and insights on a wide variety of hair weave topics, helping women with a healthier hair weave and a more fulfilling live.?Remy Human Hair Extensions?about 2 posts per week .Glam Seamless Extensions are the finest quality 100% Remy Human Hair extensions at an affordable price available in many colors and lengths. We specialize in the new seamless extension, for those looking for a natural and long lasting Remy Human Hair Vanlov hair is a leading wholesale online hair extensions shop of your first choice for top grade quality products at bottom prices.Vanlov hair firmly believe that the product quality is the lifeline of business survival, after the technical renovation for three times ,the human hair wigs qulity have been promoted to up a new level .
to be social

Powered by Webdior