Cover Story 'The Future Is Big'
Meet Mumbai-based "astro-finance specialist" Pandit Raj Kumar Sharma, known for his predictions on the euro, the dollar, and bourses like the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, nyse and Nasdaq. A columnist in two German financial magazines, Die Telebrose and DM Euro, Sharma has conducted seminars in companies like BMW, and is under contract with various foreign companies for an annual fee of $4,000-5,000: "I provide them 25 to 30 special services and tips on business growth. My finance predictions have a 95 per cent accuracy rate." He claims to have predicted the Columbia shuttle disaster, the Congress victory in the last Lok Sabha elections, and Manmohan Singh's prime ministership.