Slave Labour

New Palace

Years of no money to pay the workers turns into

a spending spree on the Adyar Raj governor’s residence

 

 

It seems that not everything has stood still for the last 100

years at the Adyar Raj, social attitudes have gone backwards

 

 

The Adyar Aristocracy and the General Council would never stand for slave labour treatment in their own lives but have allowed decades of slave labour wages to persist for the Adyar workers. Court action on the matter dates back over 30 years to the mass sacking of 66 Adyar workers by Radha Burnier on March 9th 1982 for protesting about pay and conditions. The Adyar Aristocracy has had the benefit of reduced legal fees to fight this long drawn out case against its own workers, but the latest court actions may mean an expensive future which drains money from Adyar and Theosophy.

 

 

 

 

Here is a selection of extracts from General Council meetings since 2008 and this demonstrates the attitude of the ruling elite to the plight of the Adyar workers;

 

2014 General Council Minutes: “The wages of TS Adyar employees have been examined. As a number of salaries have fallen below the minimum wage level, the Executive Committee has budgeted a raise in salaries.” The sounds positive but does not necessarily mean a living wage for the Adyar workers, rather it indicates the minimum that the Adyar Aristocracy can get away with on their feudal manor. Wages below the legal minimum in an economic system constitute a form of slavery.

 

 

 

2013 General Council Minutes: “It was also agreed to examine the wages being paid at Headquarters with reference to the provision of minimum wages prescribed by the Government” How good of the Adyar Aristocracy to think about their workers on slave labour wages for the coming year while taking no action.

 

2012 General Council Minutes: “As usual we are short of workers.” Perhaps the replacement of the word ‘workers’ with the word ‘serfs’ would be appropriate.

 

2011 General Council Minutes: “The government’s policy to push for more enterprises in the city has led to an increase in the number of companies that are able to offer much higher pay to workers than the TS can afford. Therefore there is a substantial decrease in the number of workers at the Headquarters.”

The real world moves on while the Theosophical Society seeks to maintain the economic order of 100 years ago. There is no place for progress or reform in Adyar Aristocratic thinking and examining the possibility of making the Adyar Estate commercially viable does not occur to the Adyar Aristocracy or ruling General Council.

 

2010 General Council Minutes: “We are improving the buildings one by one. The progress has been slow due to lack of personnel.” That was 5 years ago, money for his Excellency’s palace has since been found and this renovation of the Adyar Raj governor’s residence has been made a priority. With the International Presidency and his commitment to his other jobs as US Theosophical Society President, and trustee of the Theosophical Investment Fund, the International President is really only going to be at Adyar for conventions and court appearances.

 

2009 General Council Minutes: “There is shortage of workers. The old Labour Court case was started by a few disgruntled workers. It is still pending a final decision by the courts.” The article “Theosophical Society: A troubled charity”  outlines the initial dispute of 1981-82 in which a labour dispute at the Adyar Estate led to the summary dismissal of 66 workers by Radha Burnier. This dismissive reference in the minutes to Adyar’s own workers clearly indicates Radha Burnier’s utter contempt for those she regarded as members of the lower orders.

 

It appears that despite court judgements against it, the Adyar Theosophical Society has been dragging this case till now (January 2015) by appealing in higher and higher courts on technical grounds against every judgment that went in favour of the plaintiffs. To settle the dispute and pay decent wages would go against the Master – Serf relationship which forms the cornerstone of the Adyar Aristocracy employment policy established by Radha Burnier. This negates the tradition of Annie Besant who was a campaigner for social reform and better wages, and working conditions. Clearly the Adyar Aristocracy doesn’t believe in any of this and is determined to keep their workers down.

 

2008 General Council Minutes: “The number of employees is difficult to maintain as many of the workers are attracted to jobs outside the campus.” “A court case started in 1982 claiming industrial rates for pensions is still pending a final decision by the courts. Fortunately the lawyers support the TS and only charge expense.” The cause of the dispute and subject of the court action was much more than pensions, and despite the Trade Union tradition of Annie Besant, Radha Burnier refused to recognise the right of the Adyar workers to belong to a Trade Union. The low legal expenses show how the Society has been able to keep the court case going for so long. Defending the current court actions won’t come so cheap.

 

 

 

 

There is no doubt that for an events venue that can accommodate a convention of over 1300 attendees, workable proposals for making the Adyar Estate commercially viable could be put forward. Suggestions regarding this project could be invited from members. Such proposals would, however, inevitably threaten the comfortable privileged genteel lifestyle of the Adyar Aristocracy, which prefers to be supported by a feudal economy and the accompanying deference.

 

The Adyar Aristocracy sits proudly in a neo-colonial time warp at the top of its fiefdom while the ruling General Council kneels in supplication to them and does nothing. The members wait hopefully for change that will never come. All this is presided over by a leader who makes a determined effort to present himself as one of the lads rather than do any actual leading.

 

 

Annie Besant and Social Reform

The Bryant & May Matchgirls Strike 1888

 

Far removed from the elitist reactionary attitude to working conditions of Radha Burnier, Annie Besant’s commitment to social reform is demonstrated by her participation in the Bryant & May Matchgirls strike in 1888. This was a bitter industrial dispute to obtain better pay and working conditions in Victorian England.

 

 

Annie Besant pictured with strikers.

 

 

In June 1888, leading trade unionist, Clementina Black gave a speech on Female Labour at a Fabian Society meeting in London. Annie Besant, a member of the audience, was horrified when she heard about the pay and conditions of the women working at the Bryant & May match factory. The next day, Annie Besant visited the factory and interviewed some of the people who worked at Bryant & May. She discovered that the women worked fourteen hours a day for a wage of less than five shillings (25p) a week. However, they did not always receive their full wage because of a system of fines, ranging from three pence to one shilling, imposed by the Bryant & May management. Offences included talking, dropping matches or going to the toilet without permission. The women worked from 6.30 am in summer (8.00am in winter) to 6.00 pm. If workers were late, they were fined a half-day's pay.

 

Annie Besant also discovered that the health of the women had been severely affected by the white phosphorous that they used to make the matches. This caused yellowing of the skin and hair loss and phossy jaw, a form of bone cancer. The whole side of the face turned green and then black, discharging foul-smelling pus and finally death. Although white phosphorous was banned in Sweden and the USA, the British government had refused to follow their example, arguing that it would be a restraint of free trade.

 

On 23rd June 1888, Annie Besant wrote an article in her newspaper, The Link. The article, entitled White Slavery in London, exposed the way the women at Bryant & May were being treated. The company reacted by attempting to force their workers to sign a statement that they were happy with their working conditions. When a group of women refused to sign, the organisers of the group were sacked. The response was immediate and 1400 of the women at Bryant & May went on strike.

 

William Stead, the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, Henry Hyde Champion of the Labour Elector and Catharine Booth of the Salvation Army joined Annie Besant in her campaign for better working conditions in the factory. However, The Times denounced Annie Besant a socialist agitator and condemned the strike.

 

Bryant and May tried to break the strike by threatening to move the factory to Norway or to import blackleg labour from Glasgow. The managing director, Frederick Bryant, was already using his influence on the press. His first statement was widely carried. 'His employees were liars. Relations with them were very friendly until they had been duped by socialist outsiders. He paid wages above the level of his competitors. He did not use fines. Working conditions were excellent... He would sue Mrs Besant for libel'.

 

Annie Besant, William Stead and Henry Hyde Champion stood firm and used their newspapers to call for a boycott of Bryant & May matches and this was starting to have an effect on sales. The women at the company also decided to form a Matchgirls' Union and Annie Besant agreed to become its leader at the request of the workers.

 

Annie Besant and Match Workers Lobby Parliament

Annie Besant transcends class barriers

and treats workers as fellow citizens

 

Annie Besant took a group of 50 workers to Parliament. The women catalogued their grievances before a group of MPs, and afterwards, 'outside the Houses of Parliament they linked arms and marched three abreast along the Embankment...' The socialist paper Justice reported that, 'A very imposing sight it was too, to see the contrast between these poor 'white slaves' and their opulent sisters'.

 

After three weeks the company announced that it was willing to re-employ the dismissed women and would also bring an end to the fines system. The women accepted the terms and returned in triumph. The Bryant & May dispute was the first strike by unorganized workers to gain national publicity. It also helped to inspire others to campaign for better pay and conditions.

 

 

 

 

Dave Marsland

 

Posted  January 29th 2015

 

Dave’s Theosophy News Board

 

Contact Dave Marsland

 

 

 

 

Theosophical Society Issues

 

 

 

The Tekels Park Family Eviction

A family has been evicted from their home at Tekels Park because

a Tekels Park Estate Limited director wanted to live in their house.

 

 

 

The Future ? of

The Adyar Theosophical Society

 

 

Will there be an Adyar Free Future?

 

 

Adyar’s Slightly International Convention

 

 

President of Nothing

Membership Decline – The Elephant in the Room

 

 

Ballast

The True Status of the

Adyar Theosophical Society Members

 

 

Open Election?

How Inconvenient

 

 

Adyar

The Voice of Stagnation

 

 

Tekels Park & Dead Animals

 

 

An Extra Box on the Ballot Paper

Suggestion for the 2014 Adyar Theosophical Society

International Presidential Election

 

 

A Society Without Members

 

 

Is the 2014 Adyar Presidential Election Invalid?

 

 

Radha Burnier Employment Services

Radha Burnier’s policy of allocating jobs to members of her own

family turned the Adyar Headquarters into the family firm.

How many suitable applicants were discounted so that

Radha Burnier could give a job to a family member?

 

 

Don’t Just Do Nothing

Stand There

Despite decades of decline and stagnation leading the

Adyar Theosophical Society to the verge of evaporation

or disintegration, the leadership have so far shown no

sign of coming up with a strategy for ensuring the

continuation of the Society as a unified body.

 

 

Adyar, the Sole Purpose of Adyar

 

 

Western President

Or

They’ll Knock Adyar Down?

 

 

Save Radha’s House

Revealing that the Adyar elite’s stately home is under threat

of compulsory land purchase and can be saved by convincing the

authorities that it is in fact an international headquarters (if true)

may have given the Theosophical Society members a brilliant

opportunity to get Adyar off their backs.

If not true then it looks like blackmail

 

 

Ignore the Voters

and Get Elected

An overview of the Adyar Theosophical Society

Presidential Election System

 

 

What an Insult to Members

Expecting members to vote for candidates while withholding

highly relevant information indicates an utter contempt by

the leadership for the general membership

 

 

Film of the Tekels Park Deer

Here is a link to a short film of the Tekels Park Deer

posted by a Camberley resident.

Everyone opposed to the killing of the Tekels Park animals

will want to see this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fkfw8amMps

 

 

International Election Protocol

This is only an idea for consideration but if the Theosophical elite

continue to treat the members with the current levels of indifference and

contempt for the duration of this election then the Adyar Theosophical

Society will be an empty shell by the time it is completed.

 

 

The Secrecy

The secrecy with which the Adyar Theosophical Society

leadership conducts the Society’s affairs is legendary.

Is this secrecy for its own sake or are some serious

issues being suppressed and kept beyond discussion?

 

 

Banging the Drum for Theosophy

Looking forward to the post Adyar era

 

 

Burnier Town Hall

Family control of Adyar has reduced the members

of the General Council to the status of town hall officials.

 

 

The Great Election

Rip-Off

Silence by elected management cheats

the members out of participating in the

running of their own organisation

 

 

Keeping the International Headquarters at Adyar

It may not be that easy

 

 

 

 

ABOLISH

The International President

ABOLISH

The General Council

An idea for consideration

 

 

What is Behind the

Attitude

of the

Theosophical Elite?

The Adyar Theosophical Society ruling elite denies

members the right to be consulted on issues and the

ability to convey their views directly to the leadership.

Why does the leadership of an organisation

treat its members like this in the modern era?

 

 

Towards a New Model for Theosophy

The Adyar Theosophical Society Leadership

now isolates itself within a cult of superiority

while the Society evaporates around it.

A Theosophical Society can survive but not

in the current format.

 

 

Choose a Stooge

When the Issues are Huge

Is this what is on offer to the Adyar Theosophical

Society's paying members from a ruling elite

that has a different agenda from that of the Society?

 

 

SHUT UP & VOTE

This election is really inconvenient for the leadership, isn’t it?

Why are the members being hustled into blind voting?

What are the leadership’s post-election plans?

 

 

Members No Longer Members

of their Own Society

An inter-regnum in the presidency, during which

matters are discussed, is the only course of action

with a chance of saving the Adyar Theosophical

Society as a unified body.

 

 

Now Here’s Something Worth

Keeping Quiet About

Are there plans to sell Adyar without

consulting the members?

 

 

Is There Hidden

Bad News?

A leadership shutdown combined with a total

news blackout suggests a serious hidden issue

and an intense fear of revealing it.

 

 

Control Adyar or

You Control Nothing

Is the self imposed isolation of the General Council effectively

a mass resignation as they have found, after the death of

Radha Burnier, that establishing control of Adyar is too difficult?

 

 

A Manifesto

Well Done! CVK Maithreya

 

 

Elected Representation

Not Representing

Silence is Killing the Adyar Theosophical Society.

The presidential candidates are as much victims of the

General Council’s silence rule as are the members.

The silence rule also seeks to establish General Council

control over the future president.

 

 

Make Way for the Messiahs

Have the Esoteric Section and the

General Council merged into one body?

 

 

Does Silence Mean

Game Over

for the Adyar Theosophical Society?

CVK Maithreya presented plans for the future, in

defiance of General Council instructions.

Does suppression of discussion mean that the

Adyar Theosophical Society doesn’t have a future?

 

 

Accountable Leadership Urgently Required

The General Council has abused its power

by putting itself beyond accountability.

A new leadership is needed, and fast.

 

 

Anybody There?

No Information,

Discussion forbidden,

No replies to questions.

Do the members still have a Society?

 

 

Can’t Change

Won’t Change

Those who have kept the Society time warped

in the 1930s now have the task of introducing

reform and they obviously don’t want to do it.

 

 

Beggars at the Door

Left sitting out in the cold and starved of information,

members now realise how the General Council regards them

Why not include this picture in any information request to General Council

officers as an indication of how members feel they are being treated.

Or just send the picture anyway.

 

 

From The Top Down

The Adyar Theosophical Society is decades

out of date and desperately in need of reform

starting with getting rid of a leadership that

refuses to be accountable to the members.

 

 

Who Owns Adyar?

 

 

The Royal Court of Radha Burnier

 

 

General Council Meeting 2013 Minutes

 

 

Adyar

Theosophical Society

International Rules

 

 

Something Wrong?

Making it a bit obvious aren’t you?

 

 

Disgraceful Treatment of an Adyar Employee

A woman sacked and evicted for complaining.

Given 13 days to get out of her home.

 

 

The Preethi Muthiah Letters

Tell A Very Sad Tale

 

 

Concerns Raised

About General Council Meetings

Looks like there has been some attempt

by a General Council member to promote

reform within the Theosophical Society

 

 

General Council

2012 Meeting Minutes

 

 

New Committee?

Make Your Wife The Chairperson

 

 

Adyar Internal Problems

that the General Council

Should Investigate

 

 

Is Adyar Still The Headquarters?

 

 

Creep On!

General Council

Or why don’t you do something

to recover Adyar for the members?

 

 

Good Campaign Pitch, Mr Singhal

 

 

Adyar Prepares for the Break-Up

 

 

Profile of Adyar

From a Victim

 

 

Adyar Family Appointment

A Job for Your Daughter

 

 

 

 

Another Family Power Appointment

For your Daughter

 

 

Bold Initiative

By Singapore Lodge

 

 

 

 

Triumph of the Weak

Don’t expect the General Council

to do anything if the election is bent

 

Adyar Job News

You don’t need a plan

You don’t need a degree

If your name’s Raghavan

It’s job number three

 

 

No Stand For Democracy

An appraisal of the General Council’s commitment

to maintaining the Adyar Theosophical Society

as a democratic body

 

 

Bent election?

But Vote Anyway

 

 

A Society Without Leadership

Nobody sees it, Nobody hears from it

Is it hiding somewhere? Does it exist?

 

 

Who will Believe It?

Even if the presidential election is correct and above board,

the confidence in the General Council has fallen so low

that members won’t believe it.

 

 

Supporting Adyar?

Haven’t members been cheated for long enough?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Tradition of

Bullying

at Adyar

Preethi Muthiah has highlighted an endemic problem at Adyar,

which the General Council has ignored for many years.

There are still no plans implement a grievance procedure and

Anti-bullying policy at Adyar.

 

 

Summary Dismissal

Of lady over 70 from her job at Adyar

 

 

True Purpose of the

2014 Election

What the paying members want has little to do with

this election, as the silence and lack of information show.

The real purpose of this election is for the General Council

to deliver the candidate that the Adyar ruling elite wants.

 

 

What Makes this Election Invalid?

 

 

Trouble

After the Election

 

 

Was Your Vote Counted?

Was your vote forwarded to Adyar?

Was the election actually held?

Against a background of silence, a court case and

allegations of irregularities, these are fair questions.

 

 

Not Being at Adyar

Well, it’s much easier than being a real president

 

 

Democracy in the Adyar Theosophical Society

R.I.P.

 

 

11,432 Votes

Is That All?

 

 

No Right To Complain

Well, what can you expect in an organisation where

the leadership regards the membership as ballast

Doubts about the integrity of the election

are left unresolved, rendering the result invalid.

 

 

President’s Inauguration

A Private Function

Elite Welcome

The Ballast now know their true status

 

 

Pray Silence

While the President Creeps into Office

 

 

It’s Silence as Usual

By the Adyar Theosophical Society ruling elite.

No hurry to prove the election result

But a real hurry to get the president installed

 

 

Who Can Support

The Leadership Now?

 

 

Shut Up & Pay Up

The Adyar Theosophical Society has become

a multi-level marketing operation

 

 

President?

Really?

Doubts about the election result will

make the President’s job impossible.

 

 

Adyar & the US each have

Half a President

 

 

The White Lotus Hi-Jack

President uses White Lotus Day

as a personal platform.

What was the inauguration for?

 

 

 

 

Is this the

Great Wheaton Rip-Off?

Questions now arise over allocation of Wheaton

resources by a two job president

 

 

Master of the Small Event

Launches New Presidency

 

 

 

The Adyar Payments Scam

 

 

 

CVK Maithreya Deserved

Better Treatment

The exclusion of Mr Maithreya from the rushed

inauguration was an insult to him and his supporters

 

 

Staff Treatment At Adyar

Is This The

True Face

of the Adyar Theosophical Society?

And if so, it’s a very ugly face

 

 

Is Wheaton Set To Support Adyar?

A two job president will produce a massive conflict

of interest that will divide the American Section

 

 

CVK Maithreya is

Presidential

Who's the Guy in the Job?

 

 

Why was Campaigning Banned

During the 2014 Election?

 

 

Adyar Allegations

Adyar Estate General Manager reports former

Theosophical Society Accountant to the police,

resulting in detention and two days of interrogation.

 

Former Accountant makes serious allegations

against the Adyar Estate General Manager.

 

 

Did the 2014 Presidential Election take place in a

Climate of Fear

 

 

Police Action Threatened

Over Someone Else’s Car

“If we hand over the vehicle to the police things will be worse”

 

 

QUICK

on getting himself inaugurated.

SLOW

on dealing with problems.

Serious allegations about a reign of terror at Adyar

are lodged with the International President.

There is no response, just silence.

 

 

The Prisoner of Adyartraz

Serious allegations surround the treatment of staff and

Theosophical Society members at Adyar, but members find

that the elected president is unable to do anything.

 

 

Preethi’s Allegations

Allegations against Adyar Estate General Manager,

Mr S Harihara Raghavan over staff bullying

and threats of imprisonment are not new.

Preethi Muthiah’s letters and articles clearly

indicate that the issue has been around for some years

 

 

2014 Election

More Info Needed

As it stands only 56% of the poll and 49% of the final vote

can be verified by section leaderships on the current information.

 

 

One Man, One Vote

Tim Boyd nominates only one candidate for

International Vice-President and expects the

General Council members to vote for him.

 

 

Poor Adyar Future

As many ask if it is safe to go to Adyar.

 

 

CVK Maithreya

For Vice-President

An idea for serious consideration

 

 

The General Council Should Allow

No Appointments

By the

Not Proven President

 

 

Visiting Adyar

will never be the same again.

Tim Boyd's failure to deal with serious allegations will

mean that the fear of being banged up in police cells

will henceforth haunt visitors to Adyar.

 

 

D V Subramaniam’s Posthumous

Letter of Complaint

Yet another source of information

regarding staff bullying at Adyar.

 

 

The Amnesty International

Paradox

Amnesty International is widely supported by members

and official policy of an organisation that refuses

to investigate allegations, that its own staff and members

are bullied by the use of threats of imprisonment.

 

 

Did you get an Invite?

Did you know you were cordially invited to the

bargain basement president’s cut price inauguration?

 

 

 

 

Serious Concerns Raised

About the Conduct of the

2014 Presidential Election

 

 

2014 Election Result?

The only option is to

Go Back

&

Do It Again

With proper safeguards this time

 

 

The Sundaram

Nomination Sham

Indian General Secretary tells the Indian

Section Council that he is nominating

Tim Boyd – no discussion – no consultation

 

 

Call for Emergency Meeting

January 24th 2014

With the unresolved issues raised at that time,

the election clearly should not have gone ahead.

 

 

The Inauguration

That Never Was

Tim Boyd airbrushes his rushed inauguration from history.

 

 

Serious Concerns

That Cannot be Ignored

Relating to the conduct of the 2014 Presidential Election.

submitted to Chittaranjan Satapathy by South African

General Secretary, Jack Hartmann on March 16th 2014

 

 

Election Committee

Ignores Misconduct

It becomes clear that the election committee had

valid evidence for misconduct but ignored it

 

 

Suspend

The Election Result

Pending an Enquiry

Krishnaphani Kesiraju calls on the governing body

to act as a governing body

 

 

Call for Action

From

East and Central Africa

Ignored

As the Adyar Theosophical Society

governing body refuses to govern.

 

 

Raise the White Flag

Admit it General Council, being the governing body of the

Adyar Theosophical Society is too difficult for you.

 

 

Staff Bullying

Allegations Ignored

True to form, one month has elapsed and

the President and General Council have failed to

investigate Mr M Kannan’s allegations of bullying.

 

 

 

 

 

Should Members Recognise

Tim Boyd

as International President?

 

 

A Leadership at War

with the Paying Members

of its Own Organisation

 

 

Ignore the Bullying

We’re OK

This is the clear message as the International

President and General Council ignore

bullying allegations at Adyar.

 

 

General Council Ignores Calls to

Suspend

The Presidential Election Result

Pending an Enquiry

 

 

Trouble at t’Mill

and a leadership unable to handle it

 

 

Official Investigation

The conduct of the 2014 Adyar Presidential Election

is now being investigated by the authorities.

 

 

 

 

Staying Silent

News of an enquiry by the Indian authorities makes

Tim Boyd and the General Council look vulnerable.

The General Council may decide that the easiest

way for it to maintain its policy of silence on the

2014 Presidential Election is to stay away from Adyar.

 

 

Outstanding Achievements

Just look at what the General Council has done for

The Adyar Theosophical Society in less than a year

 

 

Legal Action?

No problem, the leadership will make sure that the

Theosophical Society members will pay for the defence.

 

 

Lumberjack

President

Over 70 valued trees felled at the Adyar Estate

 

 

Lumberjack Boyd

Or

Sleeping President

 

 

The Adyar Cow Mystery

Is the delayed flimsy unsubstantiated explanation

now replacing the policy of silence?

 

 

Inaccuracies?

How many trees were chopped down?

 

The felling of over 70 trees at the Adyar Estate

is reported in The Hindu in some detail

 

 

 

 

 

Carry On

Up The Adyar

 

 

Roll Up! Roll Up!

For the 2014 Adyar Crisis Meeting

The current civil court action has split the Indian Society

This will be a costly affair. Who's going to pay?

 

 

Summons

To Adyar

Against a background of ongoing legal processes,

General Council members just don’t know what

they are walking into at Adyar

 

 

DAVE MARSLAND,

YOU HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM!

Open letter

Written by Jan Nicolaas Kind, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

 

 

Reply

to open letter written by Jan Nicolaas Kind

on December 16th  2014

 

 

Duty of Care

Has the Theosophical Society leadership advised

General Council and other members of the risks

involved in attending the 2014 Adyar Convention

during the current investigation?

 

 

Adyar Rumbling

Gets Louder

 

 

Adyar

Jackboot

 

 

Don't Expect Much

From the General Council on December 25th

 

 

It's in the News

A press report on the Presidential Election and resultant

court case, and expulsion has been published by the Times of India.

 

 

Crumbs from the High Table

That's how the Ballast is kept informed

 

 

 

 

 

Adyar Elite's Own Goal

The victimisation of Kesiraju Krishna Phani will probably

draw more attention from the media and public

than the ongoing civil court case itself.

 

 

Progress?

Forget it!

The Adyar Raj is rooted in the past and determined

to stay there as members refuse to pay, and walk away.

 

 

 

 

Had the Bill Yet?

 

 

Time is Needed for Change

Isn't one hundred years enough?

 

 

Silence of the Voiceless

Adyar Theosophical Society General Council.

Nothing to say.

And too frightened to say it.

 

 

Who Controls Whose Money?

A 14 million dollar question

 

 

President of the Silence

Not available for comment

 

 

Adyar Court Case Documents

A selection of documents relating to the court case

currently being brought in the Madras High Court against the

Adyar Theosophical Society by Kesiraju Krishna Phani

regarding the conduct of the 2014 Presidential Election.

 

These documents reveal the nature and extent of the allegations.

 

 

Adyar Court Case

Evidence Listing Documents

 Further court documents listing the evidence

to be presented relating to the court case currently being

brought in the Madras High Court against the

Adyar Theosophical Society by Kesiraju Krishna Phani

regarding the conduct of the 2014 Presidential Election

 

 

Slave Labour

New Palace

Years of no money to pay the workers turns into

a spending spree on the Adyar Raj governor’s residence

 

 

New Palace

Where's the Catch?

 

 

Is Adyar Finished?

without a massive cash bailout

 

 

Mugs Wanted?

Charity Scam?

 

 

President Invisible?

Is he unavailable for Adyar Day?

 

 

Satapathy

House

 

 

More Court Cases

 

 

Marathon

Court Cases

 

 

Keep the

Workers Down

Adyar General Manager, Mr S Harihara Raghavan’s

clear message to departmental heads

 

 

Avoidyar Day

February 17th 2015

A shadow of a once great event at the

Adyar Theosophical Society Headquarters

 

 

The Blavatsky Bungalow

Mystery

Conspiracy theorists may never get to the bottom of this one

 

 

Mow the Lawn

Aspirant young footballers cheated out of the opportunity to play.

 

 

Have the Voting Dead

Decided Adyar’s Future?

 

 

Adyar Football Special

When was a game last played on the Olcott School pitch?

For aspirant young footballers, a gap of three or four years

without playing is a big chunk out of their youth.

 

 

 

VOLLEYBALL

SHAME

 

 

Police Cordon

The Olcott School sports area has been

barricaded and cordoned off by the police.

 

 

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The Adyar Theosophical Society has

representation in the following countries

and regions

 

Africa-East and Central Africa-South

Africa - West America-Central

Argentina Asia-East and Southeast

Australia Austria Bangladesh

Belgium Bolivia Brazil Canada

Chile Colombia Costa Rica Croatia

Cuba Dominican Republic England

Finland France Germany Greece

Hungary Iceland India Indonesia

Ireland Israel Italy Ivory Coast

Mexico Netherlands New Zealand

Norway Orlando Pakistan Peru

Philippines Portugal Puerto Rico

Qatar Russia Scotland Slovenia

Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Switzerland

Togo Ukraine USA Uruguay Wales

 

The Adyar Theosophical Society also has the following

regional organisations

 

​The Council of the European Federation of National Societies

Inter-American Theosophical Federation

Indo-Pacific Theosophical Federation

Pan-African Theosophical Federation

 

 

 

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Links to other News Boards

 

 

The Future of the Adyar Theosophical Society

Institutional Issues

 

 

Theosophy Forum

InvisionFree

 

 

Theosophy Nexus

 

 

www.FilosofiaEsoterica.com

 

 

www.TheosophyOnline.com

 

 

www.Esoteric-Philosophy.com

 

 

Theos-Talk

 

 

Теософическое Сообщество

"Нет религии выше истины!"

The Theosophical Community
"There is no religion higher than truth!"

 

 

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Contact Dave Marsland

 

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