I have found Rajeev Srinivasan’s articles usually interesting. Writing about the tsunamis that devastated South East Asia he writes
I pooh-poohed one T John when he claimed that the Gujarat quake was a sign from above, but now I am beginning to wonder.
The devastation by the tsunami in Tamil Nadu, could it be a caveat from Up There about the atrocities being visited on the Kanchi Acharya? About adharma gaining ground?
There are mysterious forces out there that are not fully understood by our oh-so-rational selves. I am reminded of the strange signs and omens that historians recorded before calamities: for instance the rain of frogs in Vietnam preceding the cataclysmic war. Or the odd celestial signs that preceded the death of Julius Caesar.
It is said that the very elements can be affected by the mystical powers of sages who have acquired superhuman powers through meditation and sadhana. I think we should all tread carefully, for now we are treading on things we do not know. [Give so others may live again!]
So two tectonic plates after witnessing the so called atrocities against the Kanchi Acharya decided to knock each other off. Does Rajeev seriously believe that mystical powers of sages contributed to this calamity ? If so why are people in Sri Lanka and Thailand killed ?
There are not many right-wing columnists in India and if the existing ones start producing wierd theories like this no one will take them seriously.