The Brutal Murder of Kung Fu and Yoga

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The Brutal Murder of Kung Fu and Yoga

Illustration: Juergen Dsouza


ung fu and yoga have a lot in common. They are both ancient spiritual practices perfected over centuries. Its practitioners meanwhile have waited patiently for Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood to team up in a new movie to eradicate both of them in one go.

It’s now been roughly a gazillion years that wise men from India and China have been working to bring yoga and kung fu to the world and culmination of that noble enterprise reached a crescendo in 2017, when production houses of both China and India made a 90-minute long movie – Kung Fu Yoga – to explain to viewers that yoga is essentially esoteric magic, and that kung fu involves any hand action made while yelling “hyaaah”.