Sanal Edamaruku writes on

India's man who lived on sunshine!

While the test was running, I exposed some of those loopholes in a live program on India TV: an official video clip revealed that Jani would sometimes move out of the CCTV camera's field of view; he was allowed to receive devotees and could even leave the sealed test room for a sunbath; his regular gargling and bathing activities were not sufficiently monitored and so on. I demanded an opportunity to check the test set-up with an independent team of rationalist experts. There was no immediate reaction from Ahmadabad. But a sudden call from Sterling hospital invited me – live on TV – to join the test the next day itself.

Early morning, ready to fly to Gujarat, we were informed that we had to wait for the permission of the "top boss" of the project. Needless to say: this permission never came.   


Living on Sunlight? Not very likely! Sanal Edamaruku's 2011 lecture in Zurich.

A Night in the Haunted Press Club
Published in Reader's Digest
The Night a Guru tried to kill me on Live TV
Published  in 
The Guardian (London)
New Humanist (London) and 
Times of India (Delhi)
Blasphemy, Free Speech, and Rationalism 
Interview published in
Reader's Digest and
The Humanist
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