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Aliens caused tsunamis

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.

8 Responses to Aliens caused tsunamis

  1. Sameer December 28, 2004 at 9:30 pm #

    Wow… I don’t believe he wrote that! He’s going to get panned for that for sure!!

  2. Atanu Dey December 28, 2004 at 10:06 pm #

    I find it hard to believe that Rajeev would write such a thing as the does at the end of his column. I suspect drug overdose or some such momentary lapse of reason.

  3. JK December 29, 2004 at 7:58 am #

    In many Hindu mailing lists you can see statements like the one Rajeev is making. I think he has been spending too much time there.

  4. MadMan December 29, 2004 at 10:25 pm #

    Wow, that’s an A-class troll!

  5. AnarCapLib December 30, 2004 at 11:57 pm #

    The waves of divine retribution

    One of the first thoughts that passed through my mind on hearing of the Tsunami was “more evidence that God does not exist.” Every disaster leading to a huge loss of life reinforces my atheism. Natural disasters, of course, are…

  6. LinksMatic January 1, 2005 at 12:23 pm #

    Rajeev Srinivasan loses it

    Give so others may live again!: Rajeev Srinivasan has been smoking too much ganja as he tries to find a connection between the Shankaracharya’s arrest and the tsunami. He’s going to get hammered in the message boards. Or is he…

  7. Kiran January 1, 2005 at 6:50 pm #

    Sri Lanka? Well they threatened SRK (The Great Indian Superstar – so what if he does not prostrate before the Sankaracharya?), and even threw a grenade at his concert. As for Thailand… someone help! :)

  8. Atul January 4, 2005 at 11:16 am #

    May be thai people are forcing some hindu NRIs to become muslim there!

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