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The Month of the Astrologers

The Month of the Astrologers Romesh Thapar HAVE you seen thorn, these astrologers? Their tribe is growing particularly in the Capital. They come from all corners of the sub-continent, with their starry permutations and combinations. They Jack style. The careful sartorial cultivation of the wise image has given way to the vulgar ways of the side-kick. But their power is obviously immense at least judging from the flaunting of rings on the hands of our politicians, ruling and in opposition, all beckoning the favourable planet. And they even carry regular magazines which discuss politics via the planets! Ever since the appearance of a rare planetary conjunction, reported to take place once every five hundred years, the astrologers are everywhere and not a step is taken without consulting them. Individual horoscopes is an old Indian addiction. We all have them tucked away carefully. But, now, the forbidden horoscophig on the future of India is sought to be done through, for example, linking India with Indira

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