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Rethinking Nirmal Baba – It’s A Game Of Probability

By on Oct 9, 2013 in Wisdom | 1 comment

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?...

Entertainment Unlimited!

By on Mar 31, 2008 in Wisdom | 4 comments

I sometimes wonder how much useless entertainment a person wants. All common people want to be entertained all the time. Unfortunately, the type of entertainment people love is ‘useless’. I will make myself clear in the following paragraphs. I have observed many people use their computers to store music & videos. Some use them as a dump yard for the pictures taken from the mobile phones / digital camera. The rest use it to play the games. So, they make their computer (which is capable of doing much more than just storing music, pictures & videos) an entertainment station – an on demand television. I see most of the people browse TV channels trying to find something that is funny or interesting. I see most of the people would prefer watching MTV Rodies than watching a documentary on Discovery channel about the latest development in technology. Many people would prefer to watch...