IIPM Think Tank Director’s Social Media Post On Hindu Deities Sparks Row
Puri: Author and founder director of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) Arindam Chaudhuri triggered controversy with his tweets on social media targeting Hindu deities.
In a social media stunt to promote his book ‘Beyond God & Capitalism’, Chaudhuri hurt the sentiments of devotees of Lord Jagannath and Lord Tirupati by posting the picture of the deities and said “prayers really don’t work.”
“PRAYERS REALLY DON’T WORK. EVER. What you think as prayers working, is nothing but coincidences. That’s why by praying you can only find car keys every time, make your favorite team win matches at times and never get a broken arm join back on its own, severed leg grow back or for that matter, get cured or even prevent getting infected by COVID19. To live your life confidently and by reason, READ>>The Intelligent Person’s Manifesto for Success & Happiness!<< ‘BEYOND GOD & CAPITALISM’,” Chaudhuri’s Facebook post read.
Following his social media post, people from all quarters of life has condemned his move to promote his book.
“The move by Arindam Chaudhuri is condemnable. Lord Jagannath is the God of the universe and everyone knows about his divinity. His social media post targeting the Lord has hurt the sentiments of all Hindus,” said senior servitor Binayak Das Mohapatra.
“He claims himself to be an intellectual. But, do intellectuals hurt sentiments of others? Since ages, the Lords and his rivals are there like Lord Ram and Ravan, Lord Krihna and Kansa. Similarly, in Kali Yuga there is also God and his rivals,” Priyadarshan Patnaik, convenor of Shree Jagannath Sena said.
(Edited By Ramakanta Biswas)