Tanya Datta - British Broadcasting Corporation
Tanya Datta is a journalist and writer living in the UK. Tanya Datta made her TV debut in 2004 when she investigated allegations against the revered Indian Guru and humanitarian Sathya Sai Baba in a BBC2 program entitled “Secret Swami”.
Wikipedia Information About Tanya Datta:
“Tanya Datta (born 16 July 1972) is a British Asian radio and television broadcaster and writer. Tanya was born in London, and grew up in Wood Green. Her mother is a University Lecturer. Tanya studied English at Wadham College Oxford University graduating with a first in 1995. In 1996, she won the Scott Trust Bursary to study journalism at City University and went on to be selected as an ITN News Trainee. In 2000, Tanya joined the BBC where she spent seven years on BBC Radio 4’s award-winning foreign affairs series, Crossing Continents. She has also reported for Five Live, the World Service and more recently has been presenting programmes for BBC2.
More recently, she has reported in the Explore series on BBC2 uncovering ‘Argentina's Dirty War’ where she was had a detailed look into the lives of families torn apart by the Peron government’s sponsored ‘disappearances’ of suspected communists.
Tanya worked for 7 years on the international focused BBC Radio 4 strand Crossing Continents producing and presenting programmes such as The Last Taboo looking into at taboos at inter-racial relationships as well as working on worked on ‘The Dark Origins of Britain’ exploring the little known dark ages in 2003.
Tanya has been writing a collection of short stories and is currently working on a novel.”
Tanya Datta Bias & Anti-Guru Agenda Uncovered
Tanya Datta wrote an article promoting the “Secret Swami” program in exclusive association with Basava Premanand (an Indian rationalist and a known critic and defamer of Sathya Sai Baba since 1968) entitled “Sai Baba: God-Man or Con Man?”. Tanya Datta held Basava Premanand in such great esteem, she figured him prominently on the main page of her official domain.
Tanya Datta’s close association and work with Indian rationalists, skeptics and atheists (Refs: 01 – 02 – 03 – 04 – 05) lends credence to the perception that Tanya Datta is biased against Gurus and her output about Sathya Sai Baba is similarly interpreted.
Andries Krugers Dagneaux (former webmaster and “Main Representative, Supervisor and Contact” for the largest Anti-Sai website on the internet, hetnet.nl/~exbaba: Reference) made several very disturbing claims that Tanya Datta (correspondent for the BBC in the production of the Secret Swami documentary) and the BBC itself accepted, promoted the views of and were sympathetic with Ex-Devotees: Reference!
Tanya Datta and the BBC purposely suppressed behind-the-scenes collaboration with Indian rationalists and skeptics. As a matter of fact, the IHEU (International Humanist and Ethical Union – An Atheist & Rationalist group) said the following about the “Secret Swami” Program:
“The documentary had considerable input from IHEU and some of its member organizations in India during production, and prominently features B Premanand and Professor Narendra Nayak, leaders of the IHEU member organization India CSICOP.” (Ref)
Khushwant Singh (an Indian Journalist interviewed by Tanya Datta in the Secret Swami program) stated in the GuruBusters video that he holds Anti-Guru and rationalist views. Mr Singh said, “What you cannot prove by your reason, we reject…I reject God…I can only be wishful and say I hope that rationalism will thrive in this country as it has in some others.” For some mysterious reason, Mr Singh’s Anti-Guru and Rationalist views were not divulged by either Tanya Datta or the BBC.
Tanya Datta & BBC Withheld Information About Alaya Rahm
In “Response To Form Interrogatories” in Alaya Rahm’s self-dismissed lawsuit against the Sathya Sai Baba Society (Form Interrogatory No. 6.3, Set One) Alaya Rahm fully admitted that he had been a daily user of illegal street drugs and alcohol from 1995 – 2005. Consequently, during Alaya Rahm’s interviews and during the filming of the BBC Documentary “Secret Swami”, Alaya Rahm was under the influence of illegal street drugs and alcohol while relating his alleged sexual encounters with Sathya Sai Baba. This crucial information wholly undermines Alaya Rahm’s credibility and irreparably compromises the integrity of his claims. Needless to say, Alaya Rahm’s alcoholism and drug addiction have been purposely suppressed from the general public by Anti-Sai Activists, the Rahm Family, the media, Tanya Datta and the BBC (Ref).
Journalist Tanya Datta - In Conclusion
In conclusion, Tanya Datta’s strong-ties with rationalists, skeptics and atheists sheds a new light on the “Secret Swami” documentary. It would appear that Tanya Datta and the BBC had an Anti-Guru agenda and their bias was cleverly masked with soothing music and professional editing. It is also signifcant to note that Ex-Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba boasted that they were heavily involved with the “Secret Swami” program and were informed about its production and release months before anyone else knew about it. Shame on Tanya Datta and shame on the BBC!
- Referenced From: Tanya Datta On SaiSathyaSai.com