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read Ganesha on the Dashboard reader ¼ Paperback è gymapparel ↠ ➶ [Read] ➲ Ganesha on the Dashboard By V. Raghunathan ➾ – Gym-apparel.co.uk Take the way we go about buying a new car We identify an auspicious date and time then proceed to break a coconut plonk a plastic deity of GaTake the way we go about buying a new car We identify an auspicious date and time then proceed to break a coconut plonk a plastic deity of Ganesha on the dashboard and zoom off at great speed refusing to wear our seatbeltsSupposedly educated smart and Very insightful

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Tech savvy Indians can be surprisingly unscientific in their daily lives Think of the crores spent every year remodelling homes according to vaastu in the hope of changing luck; and the continued horrors of female infanticide because it is only the s Disclaimer This review is based on half the book since I never got around to finishing it I picked this one up because the title was intriguing and I suppose I thought it would be something like 'Freakonomics' in that the authors would pick up a superstition and then maybe explain or theorise the rationale behind it and debunk it While that is the general premise they take a very long time to get to the point It starts off easily enough but then slowly develops the tone and tenor of a textbook droning on and lulling you into a torpor with its increasingly technical or verbose prose Which is a shame because the intentions that put this book out are very very worthwhile indeed In a country steeped in superstition in the guise of rites and rituals the authors' mantra of 'scientific temper' is a laudable goal Unfortunately the way the book is structured the only ones likely to read it are those whose thinking is already in agreement with the authors' and not those who really need to ponder the points raised

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Ganesha on the DashboardOn who can help the father’s journey to heaven This unsparingly critical scathingly analytical book points out the shocking lack of scientific temper among the vast majority of Indians and how this holds us up as a nation in the twenty first century As a work of non fiction and putting the Indian culture and ethos into context this book does a fine job; even though I would argue that there is a lot of repetition and lecturing in the narrativeI did enjoy reading it as it made me think carefully about our habits and behaviour and reminded me of school physics oh so long ago though at times it became a bit too technical for my taste