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Rethinking Nirmal Baba – It’s A Game Of Probability

By on Oct 9, 2013 | 1 comment

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It’s been a while I’ve seen Nirmal Baba on TV. No matter what people (including yours truly) say about him, Nirmal Baba hasn’t been wiped off. I think there are a few news channels who air his show as ‘advertisement’ to make money – and I believe his shows still run housefull! As much as I hate Nirmal Baba for being totally insane in coming up with suggestions, I’ve appreciated his business model and the game of probability he plays to his advantage.

People hate Nirmal Baba because the things he tells his followers to do look weird. But tell me, how different it is really from an Astrologer who tells you to wear a stone in your ring or index finger? Or how different is his advice from the famous astrologer in your city, who your neighbour is devoted to, telling you to get ‘Kalsarp Puja’ done so that you get that dream job of yours? Many among us, who hate Nirmal Baba do blindly go to Nashik (in Maharashtra) to get the Puja done by paying a few thousand rupees as a part of the ‘package’.


Nirmal Baba

Nirmal Baba

Ultimately, I believe the Astrologers play the game of deduction – like Sherlock Holmes from the BBC. I don’t mean to look down on Astrology. It may be a science that needs to be ‘defined’ by the rules we understand. But until then, let’s stop hating Nirmal Baba.

I’ve seen this new fad on the TV – ‘Lal Kitab’ by Pt. G.D. Vashishth. That book promises to be your ‘life’s book’ accurately describing your life so far and what’s going to happen in your life. At least the testimonials they show on TV make you believe that it’s “THE BOOK” that will tell you how to manage all the planets to your favour. No one seems to be objecting it!

By the way – has that stone sitting on your finger helped you yet? I know it did. Because at least one good thing happened after you started wearing it – making you believe in the super-natural powers of the stone. I’d like to know from you!


1 Comment

  1. Ameya

    November 6, 2013

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    I completely agree with you. This Kaalsarpa thing is completely bogus. So are astrologers. They play with people’s fear of failure.

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