Today morning, as I was reading the morning newspaper and having a nice cup of tea, the following article grabbed my attention:
Edition: Times Of India, Ahmedabad edition
Date : July 04, 2011
Page : 08
Article : After 823 years, five weekends this July
Author : Chittaranjan Tembhekar
I was shocked! It is sad to note that a responsible print media fell into the trap of a rumour that seems to have started only to help numerologists and astrologists mint money.
Calendars are a periodic set of numbers and repeat approximately after a given time. This period however, is not a huge 823, but approximately 6-10 years.
Here’s the proof – such an arrangement of days last came about in 2005, and before that in 1994. Don’t believe me? See for yourself in your Windows calendar!
Moral of the story: Don’t believe everything you see! Even the media may be wrong.
Until we meet next time,
Be courteous. Drive responsibly.