RMF Summary: Week of July 11 - 17, 2011

July 11
Interview with Raja Marthanda Verma
'The riches belong to nobody, certainly not to our family' The head of a former royal family...

July 16
Understanding the Existential Threat
Chitra posts: 
Returning to the necessity for purva - paksha that Rajiv often dwells on, there is a need for us to  base our arguments and approach on a proper understanding of the adversary's mindset -- not only on matters of religion,  but on their methods of promoting it. In this context some of you might have noticed that when you do a search for Breaking India on Amazon, there is another book title that pops up right under it.    Only this one is a handbook on church planting, using India as a case study.  What diabolical irony! ...

July 16
Want to be a Doctor? Just 'donate' to Church... Raj Kashyap posts:
"...Rs 50 lakh can buy MBBS seat in God's Own Land

... According to reports, the Dr Somervell Memorial Medical College, run by the Church of South India, at Karakonam near Thiruvananthapuram has admitted at least 45 students in the MBBS course for the academic year after collecting between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 50 lakh as capitation. None of these students would have qualified for admission in any college in the normal course..."

Indira adds:
"This is happening not just in Kerala Christian colleges or just in christian colleges. Also in Tamilnadu private engineering and medical colleges..."

July 17
Kathakali gets appropriated by Catholic Church
http://expressbuzz.com/states/kerala/now-kathakali-gets-a-catholic-expression/294921.html and http://www.deccanherald.com/content/176812/...

July 17
Join the Huffpost discussion started by my video discussion
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-stanton/is-history-centrism-an-ab_b\ _894260.html ...


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