Person of the Week: Vasudev Devnani


Person of the Week: Vasudev Devnani

Illustration: Mandar Mhaskar


hat Indians love themselves some bovine goodness should come as no shock to anyone. You could be talking about a friend who has struck out with a girl, and get schooled in the benefits of milk for erectile dysfunction by a latent bhakt. We’ve heard about all kinds of cow “facts”: How its urine can cure renal failure, arthritis, cancer (wonder why nobody has tried that yet) and a host of other ailments.

But the one thing we were yet to hear was that cows are the only animals to both inhale and exhale oxygen. This breakthrough can be attributed to one man: Vasudev Devnani, lovér de la boviné and spouter of shitty science, who also believes that cows have a kind of aura that cures cough and cold.