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‘Rationalist’ faces arrest for making bets on blind faith


Snakes, magicians, rope trick - That is India for West! But if Indians cannot see beyond this it is a problem ...

Snakes, magicians, rope trick - That is India for West! But if Indians cannot see beyond this it is a problem ...

A Hyderabad-based rationalist faces an arrest warrant from a Kangeyam court in western Tamil Nadu for allegedly going back on his promise of Rs 5 crore reward to a vaastu consultant there for proving that vaastu is effective and scientific.

When the case comes up on Thursday (April 8), vaastu expert M. Palanisamy hopes to see the police get T.V. Rao of the Vaasthu Nija Nirtharana Vethika Committee of Hyderabad to the court for going back on his promise of reward made before the media in Coimbatore five years ago. (via Arrest warrant on anti-vaastu AP man | Deccan Chronicle).

Western perceptions is their problem

If Randi knows nothing about Vaastu – it is not such a shame. Of course, Randi is betting that the only race that knows anything about science is the West. And Indians did not even know the Indian Rope Trick.

But it is plain bad news if an Indian shuts his eyes, closes his minds to Indic systems – but is willing to accept any garbage from the West.

Price Collection/From ''The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick'' The Indian rope trick performed by Karachi (Arthur Derby), 1935. (Courtesy - nyt.com)

Price Collection/From ''The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick'' The Indian rope trick performed by Karachi (Arthur Derby), 1935. (Courtesy - nyt.com)

If more than 1000 cities (of the Indus-Saraswati Basin) were built on Vaastu logic, it takes  a certain amount of brazen ignorance to dismiss this knowledge. To take a bet after that, based on Randi’s assertions and ignorance, is downright stupid. The man, TV Rao, is a loser.

Let it be!

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  1. Vinay
    April 13, 2010 at 4:43 am

    If entire population knows that the sun revolves around earth, it takes a certain amount of brazen ignorance to dismiss this knowledge. To take a bet after that, based on Galileo’s assertions and ignorance, is downright stupid. The man, Galileo, is a loser.

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