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Subrata Dey is one of the astrologers who run their business on footpaths in several places of India.Once Subrata practised astrology on a footpath of Bankura town. After palm reading he sold gems for the customer and to prove the purity, he performed a miracle. He placed the gem on a small table and ask the customer to place his palm on it. A little quantity of lime water is poured on palm and the colour of lime water turned to pink- that is the test of exact gem for the customer.
Once the rationalists went to the den of Subrata in disguise of customer, and disclose his tricks. They observed that a little amount of phenolphthalein was added tactfully to the lime water and thus it turned to pink. They caught him red handed. After a long battle he was arrested by police. The Rationalists made pestering and campaigning rigorously against the cheater.
Subrata sold a stone at Rupees 100 to Rupees 500. Thus he earned near about Rupees 1,00,000 per month. In Indian market, this income is 20 times of the income of an unskilled labour.
The astrologers prescribed people stones and gems. It is considered that stone and gems can change ones fate. Some try to give scientific explanation of wearing gemstones. They claim that the gems react chemically and physically with our body and thus protect us from the impact of evil stars. They also claim, the Sunlight after refracting through the gemstones like Corundum, Emerald, Topaz, Diamond enter our body and protect us. Is it possible?