First it was the ‘Basmati’ (Special type of Rice)
Then it was the ‘Haldi’ (Turmeric)
Now they are eying the Yog! (a.k.a Yoga)
Hats off to Uncle Sam. You rule the world! IBN7 folks have been airing the news since morning under the nonsense “Breaking News” banner. Better late than never, US companies have realized that there is a big money in those yogic contortions – say about $3 billion, each year. 🙂 News sources say that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued 150 yoga-related copyrights, 134 patents on yoga accessories, and 2,315 yoga trademarks. Great! what say?
Americans know how to make money in everything. For example, they introduced CMMI-types certifications so that they can make money while having fun watching the third world countries die to get certified. I secretly admire this quality of the world’s greatest traders, salesmen & the businessmen.
India has been giving away its knowledge to the world for free or at the dirt cheap rate. Yog (I hate to call it ‘Yoga’) is known to cure diseases which the modern medical science cannot cure; and that too, with simple breathing exercises. Indians believed that the knowledge should be given to the ‘right persons’ for free. We gave the ‘zero’ to the world, for free!
I believe that its high time that we patent our own ‘Zero’. Wow! What a great idea! India will own the world! No one will be able to count! Intel & AMD will have to reinvent their microprocessors! Anyone who wants to count beyond 9, will have to come on his/her knees to us for permission. Woo Hoo! 😀
…and we will proudly say, “We have contributed ‘nothing’ to the world” 😉
-The Big K-