Saturday, October 28, 2006

Sepia Mutiny on Smita Narang's Web Vastu


Update: I found the Wired story online, and I thought it would be fun to submit it to Slashdot. To my surprise, it made it to the main page almost immediately, and slash-dotters are having a lot of fun ridiculing Web Vastu and trashing Narang's website.

Check it out; it already has 201 comments.

Dr. Smita Narang -- yes, she has a doctorate in Vastu, the "ancient science of direction" -- is going places. She and her work were covered by IBN-Live sometime ago; now, Siddhartha informs that she is featured in the print edition of the magazine Wired [Update: it's available online]; in the article, she even gets to analyze SlashDot's Vastu!

Thanks to Guru for the link to Siddhartha's post.

5 Comments:

  1. Patrix said...

    I hope her frivolous claims are exposed. I had written about this some time back and was extremely surprised to see it featured in Wired. It definitely doesn't need that kind of publicity.

  2. Krish said...

    Congrats Abi for the Slashdot link.

    Patrix, I also hope she gets exposed. Don't get psyched by the Wired article. There are many such moronic articles in Wired.

  3. Arunn said...

    Abi: ha, ha, I thought of doing the stripping; you anyway got that one enough exposure through slashdot...

    I should have invited her to check my blog's vastu after the new blog theme change...;)

  4. Abi said...

    Patrix: Thanks for the link to your post. I don't think Narang deserves to be taken seriously. As long as we have people who believe in astrology and vaastu, there will be people like Narang to exploit them. I just watch their interactions for amusement.

    Krish: I don't think Wired covered Narang with any serious intent. The article had an understated humour that I really enjoyed.

    Arunn: I didn't know you were so rich as to be able to consult Dr. Narang! ;-)

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