Chairman and Managing Director of the Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra is the rather unexpected Twitter badass everyone needs to follow. He is the one who takes on completely with his full passion and swagger to give befitting replies.
Recently, the famous publication The New York times shared a story on its timeline titled ‘Why Deep Breathing May Keep Us Calm’ with the trailblazing caption: ‘Scientists may have uncovered for the first time why taking deep breaths can be so calming’.
Scientists may have uncovered for the first time why taking deep breaths can be so calming https://t.co/ybbonl6rcC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 9, 2017
Well, if you are thinking that it’s some amazing fact or something which we Indians never knew, you are utterly wrong as they, for the first ever time, have discovered that deep breathing is good for health. And guess what, they didn’t carry out this research on humans but did it on mice.
Yes, you heard it right!
This act by scientists of Stanford University popped out many eyes from the Indians. As per reports, it took them a lot of time, money and mice to uncover the health benefits of deep breathing which we call “PRANAYAMA” in India.
Anybody who is aware of the existence of yoga and Pranayanama, in general, will have you know that what ‘researchers at Stanford University’ have discovered ‘for the first time’ in 2017, yogis discovered centuries ago.
Taking a dig at this, Anand Mahindra, a business tycoon, couldn’t stop himself from trolling NYT and its misleading headline “for the first time”.
Here’s his tweet:
Really?And no mention of pranayama or Yoga? Does it take Stanford researchers with a lab full of mice to tell you what yogis knew aeons ago? https://t.co/Z8FD2b4tLM
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 9, 2017
As soon as his tweet came, Indians on the micro-blogging site openly thrashed NYT and Stanford University scientists for making this claim! Here are few selected tweets,
Stanford or Dumbford?
@nytimes Yoga found it 5000 years ago… Your Stanford scientists are finding it now?
— Adithyan C.P (@adithyancpankaj) April 9, 2017
— rexrao52 (@rexrao52) April 9, 2017
— Mahesh (@Magessssssh) April 9, 2017
Agree or not, it’s damn true!!
@anandmahindra Vedic science was far advanced then today's science.
— Rising Sun (@ojeshsinghal) April 9, 2017
So foolish they are…
— Chaanakya 41 (@chaanakya41) April 9, 2017
Good Morning! (Satirical)
@nytimes Yoga. Good morning NYT
— Maya (@Sharanyashettyy) April 9, 2017
— Asha Bisht (@AashaBisht) April 9, 2017
— #GiveUpAMeal Col AKT (@colkt) April 10, 2017
Well, it’s strange in itself!
— Sudhir (@PtSudhirSharma) April 9, 2017
What’s your take on this? Has he completely nailed it out with his boss-like reply? Let us know your views in the comments section below.