For those who woke-up late, today, (or don't live in Chennai) The New Indian Express, Chennai Edition of the 6th April,2009 (page 6) has reported of the discovery of authenticated unpublished manuscripts of the French Astrologer, Nostradamus.The columnist, describes the following predictions - under the headline - Nostradamus sees Saffron (Francois Gautier reports on the unpublished manuscripts by the famous oracle on the future of Indian Politics, tongue firmly in cheek), from this tranche of documents, pertaining to India's 2009 elections:
1." In 2009 AD,Advani will announce that if his party is elected, MM Joshi will be made External Affairs Minister and Narendra Modi, Home Minister".
2.The allies of the BJP will be deserting the boat as they think the Congress will win. But if they stand true to the aspirations of its Hindu voters, it can come on its own at the center.
3.The Hindus will be the most tolerant people, even in the Age of Iron, because they will still accept that God may manifest in different times and under different names, using different scriptures.
4.BJP will reaffirm its commitment to eastern states, standup to China's bullying...
5.Under BJP's leadership,Indians will worship again their country as Mother India and Sri Aurobindo's words will echo:" India of the ages is not dead nor has She spoken has last creative word.And that which She must seek now to awake, is not an anglicized oriental people, doomed to repeat the cycles of the Occident's success and failure but still the ancient immemorial Shakti recovering her deepest self"
There are a few more predictions in the newspaper in its Latin form and English translation. I found it difficult to follow the English translation though the meaning of the Latin quatrains is not too tough to guess.
And, hey!, I also just about understand the meaning of "tongue firmly in cheek"!