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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Do you want to be an Ayurvedic doctor?

Answer these multiple-choice questions:
Who said 'Christians have the right to convert?' - Sonia Gandhi, Sister Nirmala, Pope Benedict, Father Prakash.

After whom has Narendra Modi named India's biggest gas project on the Krishna Godavari basin? - Maharana Pratap, Dr Hedgewar, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.

Which day is observed as 'Black Day' by minorities and 'Victory Day' by RSS? - September 11, July 2, January 26, December 6.
According to a Times of India report, these are questions asked by "Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) of candidates appearing for Ayurvedic medical officers' exam on Sunday."

This is almost surreal. I can just imagine a patient with a kidney stone asking his friendly neighbourhood Ayurveda practitioner, "Doc, what's wrong with me, will this pain ever end?" At that point, the doc looks at him gravely and says:

"Look, I really am not sure what's causing your pain, or even where your kidney is located. But let me tell you all about Father Prakash."
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