Madhavankutty Pillai has no specialisations whatsoever. He is among the last of the generalists. And also Open chief of bureau, Mumbai
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Why astrologers and their clients see truth and validity in astrology where none exists.
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Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
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