About Ramanan.

Ramana Maharishi Quote.
Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi.

Retired Senior Management Professional, currently Management Consultant-Education and visiting Professor to Universities on Management.


Conducts courses in Soft Skills, Stress Management , Indian Philosophy and Culture.


With Degrees in Philosophy and Psychology,  I spent Eight Years in learning Vedas, Sacred Books of Hindus.


Interested in Philosophy,Psychology,Reading( any thing),Writing and anything that stimulates the mind.
Married for thirty years with Two sons, a daughter and Three grand children.


I started Blogging in August 2009, because I wanted to be heard and  a desire to share what I know and what interests me.


The topics range from Corruption,India,Religion,Hinduism,Philosophy Lifestyle.Parenting,Christianity-in all about 116.


I write what interests me most and comments, especially Criticisms,with out abusive language are welcome.


Personal Correspondence is  welcome at my email ID ramanan50@gmail.com


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59 thoughts on “About Ramanan.

  1. Recently I read an article on Akshaya Trithiya in Hindu Jagruti Manch News letter, tha twe have to do Tharpanamon that day. I wa not aware of this and tried to findout the details . Your article on 96 Tharpanams clarified this. But why no priest, who comes for doing Tharpanams never mention anything about this.


    1. For a Brahmin does not need another priest to perform Tharpana,They have to perform Tharpana by themselves.The habit of calling a priest or Vadhyar was started some time ,probably, in the seventeenth or The eighteenth century when Brahmins started accepting jobs, leaving their anushtaanas .


  2. Ramanan Sir, you are doing a great service to Indians all over the world. I notice that you have now added a link to Siddhar Selvam on whom you had run a story once showing this person unethical deeds. The only reason I presume is that you were threatened by hi. The good news is that Selvam has been arrested now by the US Govt and has been in jail for the past 6 months. If you do not believe, see this news item: http://india-herald.com/swami-selvam-siddhar-lands-in-federal-prison-p3658-1.htm

    He will be deported once he finishes his jail term of several years.


  3. I came across your blog about the Ramayana and Ravanna being real. Which I tend to believe, although the epic is apparently written metaphorically. I looked at the rest of your material and found strong ideological bias particularly anti-Americanism. I can’t comment on your remarks about the state of affairs in India although I do believe there is much corruption there as I have friends in well placed positions in India. As for factual statements you stated right after quoting Secretary of State Kerry, who invaded Kuwait and Iraq? Clearly implying it was the US. Everyone knows who invaded Kuwait, it was Saddam Hussein and there is no doubt about that on the part of any rational person.

    The US and a consortium invaded Iraq during George Bush’s tenure years later and there has been debate in the US about whether that was right or not (I don’t think it was). As for going for the oil in Ukraine, that is an old saw repeated by the communists and left wing, there is no need for that as the US and Canada have more oil resources than any other area in the world and are busy switching into export mode by building the terminals in the gulf. I also was not too surprised then to learn of your political standing in West Bengal whose largest party is the Communist party and based on the benighted and failed policies of Marxism. Unfortunately it is hard to argue factually with committed ideologues.


  4. Hi. I think you came only once and then never came back. missing you. do come and drop in a few lines. its good to have critics around. Waiting for sharp criticism. it helps me grow you see. :) prettypinkpebbles.wordpress.com


  5. Sir, am a regular reader of your blog, can you change the background color from black to some soothing color or theme, since its a pain reading with black as background..hope you can appreciate my comments and do the changes…thanks…Rajesh


  6. Hello Sir,

    Just wanted to Say, Thank you for your research.

    I also have started to develop similar interest and try to manage my time to learn our old ancient knowledge. I am specially interesting in learning Astrology & Samskrit.

    Its really motivating for me to read your blogs.

    I am working as a software professional, but do realize our old values, culture, scriptures. The blogs like this are really an Eye openers to many people now a days who think that we are living in a most advanced society without knowing that how much superior our ancestors were.

    India really needs a lot amount of research on our old scriptures to prove to western society that Mahabharata and Ramayana are not Mythological stories but they existed in past. Unfortunately the INDIAN Government is not at all concerned about this and also the ever increasing corruption in our society is eating our values.

    At this stage I do really appreciate your research work on different things and also for posting these valuable blogs.

    Once again thanks to you.


    1. Thanks for dropping by.
      Please let me know any query to research as this points out directions where people need information.
      You may address any query so that people may be benefited from this.


  7. Hello, I’ve just discovered your blog,and I must say, the wide range of topics and themes here most certainly satiate my curiosity! Quick question, as you’ve got a lot on philosophy and religious texts here, just out of curiosity, do you believe in the ideology of ‘God’? I’m really looking forward to excavate everything your blog has to give, can’t wait!


  8. Vanakkam Ramanan Sir,

    Its been a pleasure reading through your blog. There were a lot things that which went through my mind regarding Sonia’s worst political games etc., You’ve explained some great stories and facts, beautifully.

    I’m going to spend a lot of time on your blog reading your older posts for sure. Thanks for sharing such wonderful things.

    -Naresh Ramadurai


    1. Thank You,
      My Namaskarams in advance for Sadahishkam
      அலகிலாப் பெம்மான் அலமேலு உடையான்
      ஈடில்லா இன்பமும் ஈகையும்
      உளத் திறத்துடன் ஓங்கி வாழ
      என்றும் அருள் நிறைக்க


  9. Dear Ramanan,

    With so much of education and good background you have not understood Nithyananda and the Guru Maha Sannidhanam , Before commenting on others request you to investigate and understand the scandal and other issues completely and pls do not waste your time like other anti religiuous anti social and politically motivated rowdies and media houses


    1. Will some body enlighten me about the qualification of Nithyananda in Tamil Bhakti Ilakkiyam,Saivath Thirumarais?
      How does he explain his proximity to a two bit actress?
      How come he has cameras installed at his so called Asram?
      Why did he state in his affidavit that he is neuter and he can not perform?
      Does this have anything to do with Religion?
      Why does he allow playing of film songs at the Asram?
      What is his contribution to Indian Philosophy excepting the fact that he is a demagogue?
      What is the rationale in his saying that Saint Gnana Sambandhar came in his dream and proclaimed he is the right choice as Madurai Adheenam?
      What is stand on Indian Philosophy?
      If he is a Saivaite, he can not be following Patanjali’s Yoga for Saivites shall follow Thirumoolar.
      Has Nithyanada heard of him?
      To be called aa Paramahamsa, what has be realized?
      Does he know what Paramahamsam means?
      Or what ‘Soham’is?
      Why is he eager to usurp Madrai Adheenam all of a sudden?
      Prior to his arrest, what was his involvement with the Madurai Adheenam?
      To call Arunagiri as Mahasannidhanam is an insult to Saivism. a manwho hobnobbed with the likes of Veeramai and Karunanidhi and a man who brandishes revover in a Public place.
      Why is he making Hinduism a laughing stock by saying that Lod Siva ‘ticked of the name of Nithyananda as a successor ‘to him.
      How does any one call him an Adheenam?
      I am enraged at Hinduism being made a laughing stock by he shenanigans of people like Nthyananda and Arunagiri.
      ( I have been going through the website of Nithyananda regularly like many others.
      The only difference is that I am not hysterical and I am not carried away by mass hysteria and smooth talk by a charlatan and his imaginary powers.


  10. I noticed my first two lines did not get pasted. Here they are:

    I recvd this longish mail from someone. Is there some truth in it or it is another case of self-flagellation that we are good at?


  11. My mail to your personal Id bounced – hence I’m here:

    Bribery Culture of India?

    Indians are Hobbesian.(culture of self interest)

    Analysis on corruption in India does not address its cultural aspect. We see nothing peculiar about corruption in India (except that it is everywhere). We see many corrupt individuals in a system unable to correct itself. Our media reports corruption episodically. One independent incident of greed follows another.

    Corruption in India is a cultural aspect.
    Indians seem to think nothing peculiar about corruption. It is everywhere. Indians tolerate corrupt individuals rather than correct them.

    No race can be congenitally corrupt. But can a race be corrupted by its culture? To know why Indians are corrupt, look at their patterns and practices .

    Religion is transactional in India. Indians give God cash and anticipate an out-of-turn reward. Such a plea acknowledges that favors are needed for the undeserving. In the world outside the temple walls, such a transaction is named – “bribe”.

    A wealthy Indian gives not cash to temples, but gold crowns and such baubles. His gifts cannot feed the poor. His pay-off is for God.
    He thinks it will be wasted if it goes to a needy man.

    In June 2009, The Hindu published a report of Karnataka minister G. Janardhan Reddy gifting a crown of gold and diamonds worth Rs 45 crore to Tirupati.

    India’s temples collect so much that they don’t know what to do with it. Billions are gathering dust in temple vaults.

    When Europeans came to India they built schools. When Indians go to Europe & USA, they build temples.

    Indians believe that if God accepts money for his favors, then nothing is wrong in doing the same thing. This is why Indians are so easily corruptible.

    Indian culture accommodates such transactions morally. There is no real stigma. An utterly corrupt Jayalalitha can make a comeback, just unthinkable in the West.

    Second –
    Indian moral ambiguity towards corruption is visible in its history.
    Indian history tells of the capture of cities and kingdoms after guards were paid off to open the gates, and commanders paid off to surrender.

    This is unique to India.

    Indians’ corrupt nature has meant limited warfare on the subcontinent.
    It is striking how little Indians have actually fought compared to ancient Greece and modern Europe.

    The Turks’ battles with Nadir Shah were vicious and fought to the finish.

    In India fighting wasn’t needed, bribing was enough to see off armies. Any invader willing to spend cash could brush aside India’s kings, no matter how many tens of thousands soldiers were in their infantry. Little resistance was given by the Indians at the “Battle” of Plassey. Clive paid off Mir Jaffar and all of Bengal folded to an army of 3,000.

    There was always a financial exchange to taking Indian forts. Golconda was captured in 1687 after the secret back door was left open. Mughals vanquished Marathas and Rajputs with nothing but bribes. The Raja of Srinagar gave up Dara Shikoh’s son Sulaiman to Aurangzeb after receiving a bribe.

    There are many cases where Indians participated on a large scale in treason due to bribery.

    Question is: Why Indians have a transactional culture while other ‘civilized’ nations don’t.

    Third –
    Indians do not believe in the theory that they all can rise if each of them behaves morally, because that is not the message of their faith.

    Their caste system separates them. They don’t believe that all men are equal. This resulted in their division and migration to other religions.

    Many Hindus started their own faith like Sikh, Jain, Buddha and many converted to Christianity and Islam.

    There are no Indians in India, (hard fact to digest) there are Hindus, Christians, Muslims and what not. Indians forget that 500 years ago they all belonged to one faith.

    This division evolved an unhealthy culture. The inequality has resulted in a corrupt society.

    In India everyone is thus against everyone else, except God – ¬ and even he must be bribed.



    1. That’s a good one. I have mutual feelings about this especially the history bit. We easily gave into all those invaders for wealth. I think it’s greed. Also, always wonder why transcripts from colleges cannot be obtained without bribing someone in the college. Really annoying. Hopefully people come to senses eventually.


  12. You are using an image of mine without permission. It needs to be removed from your site immediately. It shows President Bush waving from his truck. Please confirm, next step is legal action. Thank you. Rick Wilking, Reuters Newspictures – Denver


    1. I am sorry.I have used it inadvertently.I have removed the image.
      Bush waving from the truck-https://ramanan50.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/true-story-behind-911-attack-latest-research-how-the-terrorists-went-about/
      Regret the use.


  13. thanks a lot for the details of ivrs number of indane, for the past 10 days i am running behind my gas agency to get the number, but in vain, then i came across your blog, got the number and booked the gas. Keep going sir, thanks for your service


  14. Mr Ramanan please, I’ve just fed on your captivating article about Essar Telecoms. My curiosity now yearns for all those criminal cases associated with the said Essar both concluded and pending in the law courts of India. please let me know whether that is possible.


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