Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Astrology

From gaon to Golf Links — Modern India is still under the spell of black magic

Lona Chamarin and Ismail Jogi aren't commonly known — unless you are with a tantrik invoking these mystery figures as part of his Kamakhya vashikaran spell.

Twitter reacts to Indian astrologer who said there will be ‘no war’ between Russia & Ukraine

Anirudh Kumar Mishra says his prediction only meant there won’t be large-scale warfare between Russia and Ukraine.

Twosday — Why we are fascinated by dates like 22-2-22

“Twosday” carries absolutely no historical significance or any cosmic message. Yet it does speak volumes about our brains and cultures.

SubscriberWrites: Gram pradhans’ petty salary, and how Hindu culture ‘knew’ about the only pair of stars that revolve around each other

Subscribers write on the low salary to gram pradhans, which can be a license to corruption, and the importance of the pair of stars – 'Vashista” and “Arundhati” – in Hindu marriages.

Can a horoscope match ensure happy marriage? A new book finds answers

Venus Mars – Love and Marriage, written by Acharya P. Khurrana and launched by actress & author Shilpa Dhar, highlights the importance of studying Jupiter while matching horoscopes for marriages.

If you predicted a better 2021, you didn’t take away the one lesson from Covid

Here we are, a few days into 2021, and nothing has become magically better than 2020.

Karnataka astrologer who set Ram Mandir ceremony date can’t make it but still feels blessed

75-year-old N.R. Vijayendra Sharma says he was close to former PMs Morarji Desai and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, as well as former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.

Astrologer Bejan Daruwalla, who predicted end of Covid after 21 May, passes away at 88

Daruwalla was one of India’s most famous astrologers and his predictions won him millions of followers. He is believed to have predicted Modi and Vajpayee’s ascension as PM.

Firm believer in astrology? But here’s why your zodiac is probably wrong

Astrology and its predictions can be fun, but the subject has no basis in science. It is to science what the game “Monopoly” is to the real estate market.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.