Mumbai: Times Now, English news channel from Times Network, will raise the bar even higher as Navika Kumar, Managing Editor, holds a forthright discussion with India’s leading spiritual reformer Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on her show ‘Frankly Speaking’, airing Saturday September 8, 2018 at 7 PM. Kumar will be seen asking pointed questions spanning a range of issues affecting the nation such as women’s right to pray, cow slaughter, sit-in protests and dharnas by politicians, section 377, the unhealthy relationship between politics and religion in our country.
Known for her keen observations and straightforward approach, Navika Kumar does not waste a moment to ask Sadhguru upfront why the nation is witnessing such high levels of discord today. Invoking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kumar asks Sadhguru if he still stands by his belief that unbridled activism, in the form of dharnas by politicians, is detrimental to law and order. Without missing a beat, Sadhguru responds, “If you want to become a leader in this country, you don’t have to build anything or make a difference in people’s lives. You just have to gather a 100 people and block the highway, make everybody’s lives miserable for the next three days and you will get elected.”
About women’s right to pray, provoked by the Shani-Shignapur and Sabarimala temple controversy, he says, “This must definitely change, there is no question. At the same time regarding Sabarimala temple, from what I’ve heard from the temple authorities, if it is about their deity being a Brahmachari, then I think you should leave it. There are thousands of temples that are empty. Why go to that one temple?”
Frankly Speaking with Navika Kumar will air on Times Now on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7 PM.