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in. india the past is still present. here just over fifty years ago a new age dawn. this is the river ganges which rises in the himalayas and flows through northern india. the ganges is worshiped by hindus and many seek spiritual enlightenment on its banks one of the towns on the ganges is rishikesh which was made famous by the beatles. john paul george and ringo of course these four here are not the real beatles. they're a tribute band. the band was invited in twenty eighteen by the minister of tourism to celebrate the anniversary of. the real beatles visit to india. and the west but
he's right so they keep. getting him. back if there's a case where they said the beatles are bigger than god when everything is gone at least the cast helped them to be god. at the very least their state impacted the beatles music says john thompson here is george harrison. riscos had such an amazing effect on the beatles they wrote the whole what album was written. and you know they they they created a cult culture music basically which is iconic for the sixty seven it's a mazing to be here in augusta goods that was. here in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight time above the ganges the beatles lived in the ashram of maharishi mahesh yogi known as the father of transcendental meditation.
in twenty eighteen the currently derelict ashram hosted a temporary exhibition to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the beatles stay in rishikesh the band and their entourage stayed for a few months and then left amid rumors of sexual misconduct on the part of the maharishi. locals had been hired to work in the ashram they had no idea how famous the celebrity guests were. they will buy dead one i thought it didn't they spent the whole time playing music and packing string instruments. they sang in english so i've no idea what i was singing i got to they got to they got to got to do it on a lot of them got that. they also meditated i can't remember how exactly but it lasted for hours and hours that it was. cutting and on a heart from hamburg. there exploring the site. as it can be this
that the mannequin i know the beatles from when i was growing up because my parents used to listen to them and we were actually just talking about whether we know and like the white album since it was written here i'd listen to it but it's not really my thing is present. these two young women wouldn't say they have much in common with those who come here for enlightenment superstar in the country relate to this i'm hanged for inspiration and to see a new side of the world which i'm not looking to amiss myself in a different way of life i'm whole when i'm under the leaves fall. although that's exactly what these people are here for nearly two thousand participants have come to the international yoga festival most of them are european or american a special yoga session commemorated the fifty year anniversary of the beatles so joining in india. or hold the festival director is originally from california
she's lived in rishikesh for two decades and has seen a shift in attitudes toward spirituality over the years. that has spirituality has spread as yoga has spread people have realized our it's not just no to vess but it's yes to this and so where in a hippie movement i think people were moving away from the establishment here people are moving toward something. speakers from all over the world to give talks on meditation. sue reason this is. the miners are originally from germany they moved to research as years ago partly inspired by the beatles.
when i was eighteen years old and living in the small town of death i read in the paper that the beatles had. a guru. the maharishi. i couldn't even pronounce his name back then and i thought it was all a bit weird. but i was a beatles fan ago and three years later i am back to my own spiritual quest. these days the meiers cheech transcendental meditation themselves but they have mixed feelings about spiritual tourism rishikesh has grown dramatically as a result and is now home to some one hundred yoga centers a population of over one hundred thousand and several slums. everything you see here used to be forest all of it rishikesh was a spiritual place there were no two wrists and it was very peaceful. now there are all these buildings and the town center is super hectic.
here meditation also comes packaged as a mass event as a quick fix rather than a spiritual journey for a country and on a from germany rishikesh is just one stop on their trip through india and the beatles tribute band will also be moving on after their shows. in the meiers meanwhile will stay put they just hope things will calm down again once the anniversary celebrations are over. in modern india the past is ever present the legacy of the islamic mogul empire for example includes the red forge in delhi along with many other famous landmarks. but some hindu nationalists would rather see the traces of the mugabe is removed from public life and indian history reframed they believe that hindu tradition holds the
key to the country's progress. seven year old high on his proud of her trophy collection she's the best student in her class and also the best athlete. yet i love this one is my favorite i won first place for solving one hundred math problems in six minutes. left planet. her parents believe there is a secret to their daughter's success. up he says it's a bit it's not so good job when demanded we use an alternative therapy when i was pregnant. that's why she's already won twenty prizes she's a straight a student. one of those and the underpass. the family has a hindu shrine at home they pray according to tradition and also returned to hindu
teachings for their family planning. the parents feel high and for others many awards are due to those traditional you know methods to. go there but. this is where higher as parents went to learn that this is good to run india's westernmost state. at the end of this lane is a complex where parents to be come for advice and treatment. the interim is run by a doctor nor vonnie. pregnant women here follow a strict schedule encompassing prayer yoga astrology and i are vedic there and. hear them all over the women must also abstain from both sex and meat. heart you have are not harmed. here at. home for you are you over
there are powers or believe to be holy animals that boost divine energy or are. that of the you there are many people in india these days born with inherited conditions or disabilities or. the genetic disorders a past on. but by returning to ancient pregnancy treatments we can stop this from happening. is my last study as a disease at it. every day here is strictly and regimented and the living quarters are more needed then push for them but this woman is six months pregnant. like the hundreds of couples who have come here she and her husband talk their investment will pay off let alone that i believe i think i can already feel the effects of the method i have a very strong feeling that my baby is developing well. take it. we want our baby to be healthy and as intelligent as possible so that it will grow up
to help india become one of the world's leading nations. raising children as an act of patriotism this is dr not ronnie's practice in town couples in treatment here generally believe that excess materialism and an erosion of hindu values are hampering india's development in was the toughest yet a better place to come you must not think youth of today are useless forefathers were cut from a very different cloth they have more talent and that's what we'd like for the. good doctor is told the couple that next week would be an ideal time to conceive every year. she told us that's when the alignments of the planets will be most favorable we've already started purifying outlawed bodies and minds well just about to give no. doctor no vonnie advertisers or services with pictures of fair skinned babies as a light complection corresponds to mainstream
a static standards and fits with hindu nationalist ideals of racial purity doctrine our bonnie thinks nazi germany's family planning system actually drew on indian tradition here. the germans refer to ideas that we have forgotten they developed a system for raising strong children in fact those methods originated in india. dr and our bonnie has ties to the paramilitary far right hindu organization r s s. the parties parades and military maneuvers are reminiscent of fascist rallies during the second world war r.s.s. leaders openly admired mussolini and hitler.
and. so these. could be. game indian prime minister narendra modi doesn't go so far as to speak of a master race but next to the ruling party the b j p he's also a member of the r.s.s. and he takes every opportunity to call for a return to his new traditions modi originally comes from good you're much like doctrinaire bonnie. she's visiting go to university for a conference on bearing perfect children the organizer is dr not ronnie's mentor hitesh johnny think i'm ecologist who also has ties to the r s s that we get. vedic car the science of pregnancy was practiced in ancient india and is thousands
of years old and unfortunately much of this traditional wisdom has since been forgotten that i began teaching these practices ten years ago the point is to eliminate the risk of genetic disease during pregnancy already to ensure they are passed on and the best way to do that is to updated ancient indian practices the result is healthy happy children. john a hand doctor now bonnie have high hopes for their form of ira vedic prenatal care in india. was about we would like to expand into old indian states for the time being we have seven births. we want to ensure women give birth to the best progeny not just in india but all over the world. but at least so many say you. know only eight couples can be treated in doctor in our bodies center at the same time. they're encouraged to see themselves as ambassadors of the
supposedly revolutionary technique and their children to assuming of course they turn out as remarkable as expected. the happy parents could then give their thanks here in this new hindu temple in good you're right. the state's most famous son if not india's most famous son is mahatma gandhi but although he was born to a hindu family gandhi respected all religions. this
is where the boy who would later be known as the father of the nation went to school. these days gandhi's childhood home is a museum one that aims to promote his message of religious tolerance and nonviolence. gandhi launched the struggle for independence against british imperial rule in and about the capital of garage and the fifth largest city in india. which the gandhi yosh from is one of the city's main attractions. gandhi lived here in a sort of commune with his followers for twelve years putting his principles into practice . these included not only nonviolence truth celibacy and non possession but also
domestic production and self-sufficiency. gandhi himself spent many hours a day at a spinning wheel which consequently became a symbol of the indian independence movement. and ended by tender cross grew to rot almost ninety percent of the population is hindu but there is also a sizeable muslim minority who live mainly in the old town. became india's first unesco world heritage city in two thousand and seventeen. its center is the almost six hundred year old mosque one of the largest on the subcontinent but not everyone in iraq has proud of this muslim heritage religious tensions run high and in two thousand and two muslims were massacred in the garage riots the official death toll was one thousand but according to unofficial
estimates as many as two thousand muslims were killed the music video mogul rap asks how it could have come to the riots. of so many. suffering for it. and. i says. the video seeks to be a history lesson and a reminder of the fact that india has always been a country of enormous cultural diversity. and the stories were dismissed so here we go listen to them look you know. they clip champions the idea of india as a melting pot. it was made by students at the renowned national institute of design here and about. how they didn't really see a division on the part of companies that keep it happening but then i see this is
a more. open mindset that we come here in such an institution but then i would say . that on a lot of problems going in that's how we're going to reduce waste and the days and i understand i'm more interested in the students were surprised when their video went viral you got more clicks then some big budget bollywood clips started oakwood reaction because at the end of the. hip hop music radio rap is agreed you know so it was really really should by all. be close to the name they were a few friends white country regarding the fact somebody like people all of different you know as i'm content if in fact in their limits or yeah there were some from haters of course some people go live that no you don't know how. to write you. know. and the stories look this
chassis can bring the emphasis so when you listen to my kids all this room. and the beauty of. it was stuff that makes. me laugh the project was originally conceived by two of the institute's professors who were concerned about the rising into religious tension they were saying. i could have not all reactions have been positive. we got a lot of hate mail which was unpredictable lines which is about you know there's a word it. means the nonbeliever in islam so we were hit by the presumably by hindu. means and also. stockholm syndrome victims and all that but to be better pleased will get worse before it gets better. which means that in the shutdown there might be more
problems but in the long term india is going to be alive kicking and is going to be a beautiful place hour delays in our differences so here we go listen to the group go right into religious conflict is not the only challenge for indian society the country is also grappling with gender inequality. and. is an early twenties and the mother of two children six years ago she was forced into an arranged marriage she suffered cruelty and abuse at the hands of her husband her family wouldn't help her so she turned to a women's help center for support. the. come back i'll give you the most or do you think it's over that he would wake me up at night and force me to have sex even when i was sick if i refuse he'd hit me. there were days when i was in so much pain i couldn't sit down or move properly and i got out that it is. suresh is sixty
years old her ordeal ended twenty years ago but it's only a dog and she's speaking out despite the anger from her family directed her four breast marching their honor suresh was married to a man she has since divorced who cheated on her with her own daughter and. her own mother. looking like it or not because she kept on having sex with me despite my objections. he would get drunk beat me write me again and again i ended up running away. but. also women's rights activist a child tell me how darren courage is victims of domestic and sexual violence to come forward and helps them find work and a place to live however she can help them take legal action because in india marital rape is not a criminal offense. it easy the basic problem is patriarchal tradition
a woman is considered the property of her father until she gets married and then she is the property of her husband she is not free to make her own decisions she has to be a b. d. and or she'll be beaten. and. indian patriarchy is the subject of the film lipstick under my burka a tale of female desire and the pressure. initially it was banned by india's censor board because it hit too close to home says the film's director. so i do feel that those are both the high level of. abuse. we've been we've been mad and you were going to the ships and somebody from me would be oh my goodness it becomes very difficult because you're always toward the well get out so this may change in future and september twenty eighth teen the indian supreme court decriminalized adultery which some saw as
a step towards criminalizing marital rape but the right wing government doesn't want to see new legislation introduced nor do many men. this is a self-help group for men who feel they've been falsely accused of abuse by their wives and obama just don't seem don't. welcome the sort of that's what's good at the business not the. other. one of them explains that his wife lied about him to the police because he'd asked her for a divorce. if the police yelled at me. especially the women. but they threatened to hang me by my feet and to torture me if i went ahead with the divorce. that already or laws under which a white can seek protection from a husband who's going to force six unfortunately there is no such protection for
men so mad at deliberate law and indeed already is there. this university in delhi is said to be progressive some students here think it's high time marital rape is criminalized but there are others who think a new law would end up misused to have seen many cases registered by boomin have utilized the rights of these dowdy is annoying in and they get their way and misuse them physical intimidation is something which is very close to a couple i mean it's if. i was. the only one. is hiding. women's rights activists here and some of her colleagues went to the indian supreme court for a hearing on the issue slated. like. the hearing was postponed titled he said this was not necessarily a bad thing if you disagree with me but. we have to be patient it will
take time for society to change first of all we need to put an end to the idea that women are men's property not even the law will make that change. for now marital rape remains non criminalized in india still several activists lawyers and even victims of marital rape feel confident that time is on their side . four hundred kilometers south of delhi these women are also looking to take their destinies into their own hands they've come from all over the world to attend the fair for college in the state of brown just as. many of the students in this class are from africa. most cannot afford electricity or live in homes that are not connected to a power grid. eat whatever heat their letter was at the barefoot college these women spend six months learning useful repair
skills and how to set up solar systems in their villages back oh. i'm learning about electricity when i came here there was no electricity at home they're just installing it now after this course my neighbor and i will be able to have electricity in our homes to say that a pop up or do one thing to further have been learned there let the fuse lay screwed save us by nurse this is that they're going sixty three feet i learned i know you just. next door is a class full of women from rural parts of india. nobbs army is from the mountainous region of le duc that doc has plenty of sunshine but little electricity. that is small. enough. that it. would be close to
and it is said that she was educating women is a priority as bhagwat nanda on coordinator of the college's solar division explains . what so good. at first we also taught men but then we saw that they didn't pass on what they learned as much. men also sometimes switched jobs or move away from their villages women are more low. oil and harrison i guess they also have few alternatives more than ten thousand women have gained qualifications at the barefoot college entirely free of charge the tuition costs are covered with donations perhaps surprisingly the best students are not the youngest maybe grandmothers grandmothers definitely they have fewer family commitments and lots of time. so i. will give them a task and they take that task and what they've learned back to their villages.
through villages that look similar to this one which is only a few kilometers from the school. there's no power line far and wide but there is money mana graduated from the barefoot college two years ago she's on her way to a client who has a solar power system that keeps breaking down and mine is going to help her fix it . the limbs keep flickering on enough that there's something wrong but i don't know what the problem is. monocytes to work. she examines the solar powered device and traces the problem to the storage unit and what if i get a call out of. socket all of them were built this side of the thirty seven about a few twists of the screwdriver and the light goes back on. there are forty five homes in this village and i've installed solar power systems in twenty three of
them now there are only sometimes problems with the storage units but i'm here to help fix those with me big ai with a bad name and. thanks to solar power people in this village now have light after sunset. usuals she was my back and barefoot college another part of the syllabus promotes cultural understanding of these women from africa giving a concert. service to the women from the dock also perform traditional songs from their region the students leave the school with valuable skills. your pulse. and i'm very proud that i can now install solar power systems. and i hope my country ivory coast will be proud of me too. of the so let i did. have this. solo to give i mean
the barefoot college teaches women to be solar power mechanics and in the process gives them self confidence and self respect. at this school in bihar in northern india students about to sit exams are being frisked her cheeks cheating has been a chronic problem here and state authorities have been clamping down on. the students even after take off their shoes. anyone found to be cheating faces stiff penalties. but. if it's like. it's become so hard to cheat. failed math. for you but i think it's unfair
they don't teach us properly and then they tighten the rooms and we have to pay the price. when you get ill but if you study at home you should be able to do well. argued nonsense which people can afford except you wish and we poor people suffer. the clampdown is partly a reaction to these pictures relatives and friends were filmed climbing a high school's walls to help students inside sitting an exam. that's when. i was on the fourth floor sitting in the front row it was chaos i couldn't concentrate the teachers had completely lost control and the people outside were yelling the names of the students they were trying to pass cheat sheets to through the window. they were copping from change sheets and then throwing them out of the window. neighbors living next to the school witnessed the chaos the school facade has since been renovated to keep people from climbing the walls.
it was always the same exam days the police would come and try to stop people from climbing up. they talk back and even throw stones at the police though they'd eventually back down. cheating is not restricted to be hard in india doing well in exams is crucial to getting ahead and shooting scams have been reported frequently on television the student supposedly ace to music exam. was. after he sent someone to set the test in his place for a common trick which ended badly for this young woman. he goes to c.n.n.'s a few companies supposedly outperformed all her classmates in a political science exam when a reporter asked her what political science is about jan. more cooking and stuff. but she made her had to retake the exam and failed spectacularly her reputation and
future were in shatters but many in india are prepared to risk everything to improve their job prospects. back in the heart of the exams are finished the students are all cheering and all promise that they didn't cheat. this young lady doesn't need to swindle her way to success still pretty car is a teenage math genius who rose to fame as a calculator girl in two thousand and fifteen when she was only fourteen she can do complicated sums in record time. i was a little. bit. i do so i've been using it to make iraq that i can very quickly. this one computer showed me a thousand numbers as each one would blink once and there were four numbers per
second i managed to add all of those and give the total of that. do preach mathematical abilities are extraordinary. in twenty seventeen she broke thirteen records including two world records. her father couldn't be prouder. of what's got to get the no one paid any attention to have talent so we decided there was no other choice but to start setting the record as we spent eight years training towards that goal. if your passion but before. they trained not at a computer but using a technique called mental abacus during which users visualize a number has to do calculations like the job for his father is a math teacher and self and trains with his daughter every day he's often asked where is daughter's talent comes from what do you think that it i think by quite
a c. there is no doubt of that give you a headache she's gifted and she has stamina a lot of young people today are too easily distracted and can't concentrate for long. but deal preet she has the necessary patience yaquis you what it's does the really good luck that i think i'm an inspiration for my classmates some of them have begun to emulate me i think i've become a sort of rel model. such as the students who come during school holidays for mass delusion or just private institute founded by a deal priest father. to get them vicious parents who've heard of her success send their children to the school hoping to boost their kids' academic performance. he will be. human blood but if i wish i could do math calculations the way she can i'm
a big fan of hers. she's even helped me sometimes. but if i do give us a bit of it with the children often come up to me and asked me if i have any tips to give them or if i get special training but i don't mean i just train very hot so you would help them with training can. you pretest became a household name in her hometown of contour in northern india deliberates mother is also a teacher and describes herself as her daughter's best friend. and me. it's funny to have a celebrity in the family it's certainly not what we expected but now that it's happened we're just so proud of. the family is discussing which record deal prichard tackle next and they're
starting to wonder if she's the only genius in the family. i think our son could also be a genius we would definitely give him the same support we give deal praise. is my role model and i'd love to be just like her. brother prefers practicing math with his sister rather than with his father but she may not be at home much longer still pretty disappointing to go to university to study computer science once she leaves school. country rowing madhya pradesh central india is a popular tourist attraction known for its complex of historical temples built by the chandelle a dynasty more than a thousand years ago. the site is famous for its numerous erotic carvings our
guide gives us some more details. of the culture rocco temples appeal both to locals and international tourists the sculptures depict for aspects of life like the divine the commercial the romantic and the ascetic. the temples were built at the time of crisis birth rates were declining because people were having less sex because priests were so conservative. the temple sculptures were designed to show the full scale of human experience they don't only get picked sex as many visitors here expect. some don't dare bring their children and leave them at the hotel. then we explain that the carvings don't only show the kama sutra so they go back and return with the whole family and have a nice day out. oh well i strongly believe that the erotic or the sensual is
very much a part of human existence or rather than thinking of the erotic as a subject of taboo or as something that should not be spoken about openly these temples out of proof of you know how broad minded how open how secure society was in the past well i think as a society we are becoming more aggressive rather than being progressive and. as i said the temples are a wonderful proof of how sexuality sensuality autism was something that was open to all it was there for everyone to see it was something that was openly discussed unlike today when we feel shy and we you know feel. about stalking off of matters of the body and of sex and of the law take. in addition to all examples conjure also hosts an annual dance festival.
at your old dance festival is. india's most but perhaps india's most this dizziness classical. festival. of mice in the backdrop of cars row and of the world are known at this site. after the sun goes down dozens of ensembles perform classical dance from india's various regions. it's an artist's dream to come and perform a touch of a home because this is probably why it's one of the best. in terms of monumental terms of archeological temple architecture this is something that all of us want to see and does this has housings and thousand years. in terms of art.
and it's a very complex composition because it has a lot of freedom of the element and it has been out which is kind as a facial expression and most importantly you need to feel from within to be able to communicate to the audience. is telling the art shiva. she was up at the start up on the shoot out from i mean i don't and she says why can't you have some compassion towards me i have been waiting for you. to show compassion to the whole boy. the annual festival is free of charge but unfortunately it doesn't draw huge crowds as special as it is because a row doesn't draw nearly as many tourists as the taj mahal though that could soon start to change both domestic and international tourism in india are booming as the
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