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Inside Saarbrucken's "Paradise"
Inside Saarbrucken's "Paradise"
Céline Lauer

SAARBRÜCKEN — If you’re looking for the biggest whorehouse in the state of Saarland, you'll probably end up first at a dog training school. There aren't any signs yet pointing the way to the brothel — or, as it calls itself, the "wellness oasis" — so the GPS will take you right past its unobtrusive access to the neighboring "Saarbrücken Police and Guard Dog Sports Association." It's only when you turn around, that you notice the "VIP Club" sign left over from previous occupants, and you make your way past a discreet parking area to the entrance with its big yellow sign that reads, "Paradise."

The project being developed by Stuttgart investor Jürgen “Brothel King” Rudloff has been described as a "mega-brothel" — and for good reason. It is located in a 4,500 square-meter (48,500 square feet) house, on two floors. With 30 rooms and up to 50 sex workers, it can service 120 clients per day. Paradise Island Entertainment GmbH already has establishments in Stuttgart and Frankfurt, and in Graz and Salzburg (Austria); and now they’re putting 4.5 million euros into this new "Wellness Oasis for Men" scheduled to open in mid-June.

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Taking A Position: A Call To Regulate Yoga In India

Trained practitioners warn that unregulated yoga can be detrimental to people's health. The government in India, where the ancient practice was invented, knows this very well — yet continues to postpone regulation.

Prime Minister Modi at a mass yoga demonstration in Lucknow, India

Banjot Kaur

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the observance of the eighth International Yoga Day from Mysuru, in southwestern India, early on the morning of June 21. Together with his colleagues from the Bharatiya Janata Party, he set out to mark the occasion in various parts of the country — reviving an annual ritual that had to take a break for the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yoga is one of the five kinds of alternative Indian medicine listed under India’s AYUSH efforts — standing for "Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and naturopathy, and Homeopathy." Among them, only yoga is yet to be regulated under any Act of Parliament: All other practices are governed by the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM), Act 2020.

Yoga and naturopathy are taught at the undergraduate level in 70 medical colleges across 14 Indian states. The Mangalore University in Karnataka first launched this course in 1989; today, these subjects are also taught at the postgraduate level.

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