• Petitioned Mr Naveen Jindal

This petition was delivered to:

Hon. Member of Parliament, Republic of India
Mr Naveen Jindal

Stop promoting unscrupulous magic cure products

    1. Nakul Shenoy
    2. Petition by

      Nakul Shenoy

      Bangalore, India

Mr Naveen Jindal, Member of Parliament and industrialist recently launched the "Tirangaa" bangle.

Reading up the reports of this launch suggest that "Tri-Vortex" treated metal band claims to cure ailments like acidity and arthritis, purifies water and even protects people from harmful cellphone radiation". Further they state that this would prove "particularly beneficial for athletes and the elderly".

A quick Google search provides ample sources to question the tall and unscrupulous claims made by this product promoted primariliy by an American and a South African. CAMcheck, a South African consumers' guide to "scams,  pseudoscience and voodoo science," dismisses these claims as "pseudoscience baloney, quackery, and scam".

In a country that is plagued by superstition, "black magic," quacks, and magic cures, the last thing we need is our esteemed Members of the Parliament peddling or supporting by associating snake oil to the gullible.

It is the purpose of this petition to,

1. To seek an explanation from Mr Naveen Jindal regarding his association with the unscrupulous product and clarify his actions of seemingly encouraging the peddling of snake oil to the masses

2. To humbly request Mr Naveen Jindal to support the much-needed fight against magical remedies, quackery, and related scams.

Further, if Mr Naveen Jindal feels convinced from his personal experience that the Tri-Vortex Technology is indeed beneficial, we seek that scientific and medical tests be run on the product to validate these claims. 

After all, it is in staying with the spirit of the Constitution of India, specifically Article 51A(h) that every Indian citizen and of course the Government hold the duty to develop and promote scientific temper and do all in our power to prevent the gullible from being taken for a ride.

I request you to spend two minutes of your time to sign our petition asking the Hon. Member of Parliament to clarify his association with this unscrupulous product and humbly request him to support the much-needed fight against magical remedies, quackery, and related scams.

Thank you for your support.

Jai Hind!

Nakul

Recent signatures

    News

    1. And JREF - the leading skeptic organisation, joins the cause

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
    2. Dr Harris Steiner's "Response to Mr Naveen Jindal's Response"

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser

      In this article I post Dr Steiner's response and questions at Mr Naveen Jindal - where "Dr Ungerer" may turn out to be only a Mr., and the "not competent authority" in fact serves on UN/WHO committees.
      What next, Mr Jindal?
      http://nakulshenoy.com/a-snake-oil-is-but-a-snake-oil/

    3. Mr Naveen Jindal's official "Response To The TriVortex Issue"

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
    4. Suchi Govindarajan in Asian Age: "Soothing Jingle of Tiranga Bangles"

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
    5. FirstPost terms Shashi Tharoor's clarification a "cop out"

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
      Shashi Tharoor in a tangle over Tiranga bangle

      Last week, Shashi Tharoor launched the 'Tiranga Bangle', an initiative by Naveen Jindal's Flag Foundation of India. The bangle claims to provide 'natural, environment-friendly and non-chemical-based healing'. Not surprisingly, the reactions on social media to the bangle - and to Tharoor's association with the launch of the bangle - were harsh, immediate and critical.

    6. Petition Updated: Petition is now targeted only at Mr Naveen Jindal, MP

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser

      Further to Mr Shashi Tharoor's public clarification that his launching of the Tiranga Bangle "does not in any way amount to an endorsement of any of the claims associated with it," I am updating the petition in the following ways:
      1. Mr Shashi Tharoor's name is being removed from the petition, subject to the public clarification issued by him at: http://tharoor.in/press/letter-sent-to-those-enquiring-about-mr-tharoors-launching-of-the-tiranga-bangle/
      2. The petition now is targeted only at Mr Naveen Jindal who continues to state that he believes in the product and its said claims based on his personal experience.

      The basic intent of the petition is to request for scientific & medical tests be conducted to validate the claims, a request seconded by Mr Shashi Tharoor in his above mentioned letter: "I do believe that a scientific temper requires that any claims of health benefits be tested empirically before being accepted or dismissed"

      Thank you for your kind support.

      Nakul

    7. Clarification received from Mr Shashi Tharoor

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser

      "I have the highest respect for Mr. Jindal and his excellent work promoting our national flag. Nonetheless, et me clarify that my launching the product does not in any way amount to an endorsement of any of the claims associated with it. I do believe that a scientific temper requires that any claims of health benefits be tested empirically before being accepted or dismissed."

      Full letter issued by Mr Shashi Tharoor is available at:
      http://tharoor.in/press/letter-sent-to-those-enquiring-about-mr-tharoors-launching-of-the-tiranga-bangle/

    8. NitiCentral on the TriVortex Bangle

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
      Tharoor promotes Jindal's bangling!

      The cure to all ills is in wearing a bangle! At least that is what industrialist and Member of Parliament Naveen Jindal appears to be suggesting. At an event held earlier this week, Jindal via his Flag Foundation launched 'Tiranga' -- a bangle that will do more than just foster patriotism among its wearers.

    9. The Mid Day on the TriVortex Bangle

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
      Bangles or snake oil: What will you wear?

      http://www.mid-day.com/columnists/2013/jan/310113-opinion-nakul-shenoy-bangles-or-snake-oil-what-will-you-wear.htm There I was on Republic Day looking around the internet for something patriotic to wear in addition to the flag pin I sport most of the time. Pitted somewhere on the continuum between a patriot and a zealot by most friends, wearing my patriotism on the arm is clearly second nature.

    10. Reached 100 signatures
    11. CAMcheck includes a Tri-Vortex Scam in India update

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
      Tri-Vortex scam now in India? | CAMcheck

      Continue reading Nakul Shenoy's article: http://www.nakulshenoy.com/bangles-or-snake-oil-what-will-you-wear/ Update 29 January 2013: Here is another excellent read ( Shashi Tharoor's Magic Bangles ...) from an Indian news site, IBTL, on this this baloney. This relates to the following Tri-Vortex postings on Camcheck: Tri-Vortex™ Technology - Big scam? (dt.

    12. Dr Rita Pal raises pertinent questions in IBTL about the magic bangles

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
      Shashi Tharoor's Magic Bangles...

      Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the MP for Trivandrum. He sports a clipped British accent and an accessory auto-fringe flick of his greying hair. His biography reads like a man with a profound superiority complex.

    13. Reached 50 signatures
    14. Corrected link: Bangles or Snake Oil - What will you wear?

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
    15. Now IBNLive carries a story without stopping to think or question!

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
      What are Naveen Jindal's Tri-Vortex 'Tiranga' bangles for arthritis cure?

      New Delhi: You have heard of the 'fish therapy' in Hyderabad for curing asthma. Then there's sound therapy for curing common ailments, through chants that produce live sustaining vibrations. You have even seen the infamous advertisements for Japani Oil to cure male debility and enhancing sexual prowess.

    16. Reached 25 signatures
    17. Tiranga bangle to bust stress

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
      Tiranga bangle to bust stress | The Asian Age

      "It is our flag and we all must respect it, love it, and above all fly it," says steel baron and MP Naveen Jindal. It's his love for the tiranga that encouraged him and his better half Shallu Jindal to launch a tri-coloured bangle on the eve of 64th Republic Day of India.

    18. Tiranga Bangle: ‘Healing’ with a tinge of patriotism

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
      Tiranga Bangle: 'Healing' with a tinge of patriotism

      Are you tired of everyday stress? Sick of acidity problems? Your woes may end soon, if steel tycoon Naveen Jindal is to be believed. On Friday, Shashi Tharoor launched 'Tiranga Bangle', an initiative by Naveen Jindal's Flag Foundation of India.

    19. Bangles Or Snake Oil: What Will You Wear?

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
    20. Tri-Vortex Technology – Yep, no proof

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
    21. Tri-Vortex™ Technology – Big scam?

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser
      Tri-Vortex™ Technology - Big scam? | CAMcheck

      Tri-Vortex™ claims that by treating water with a hi-end computer, professional audio software & hardware, amplifiers and a set of domed cylindrical chambers, that they can change the molecular structure of water and give it additional properties. The claims are made that drinking the treated water will have the following effects: Natural pain relief - with no chemicals.

    22. http://headlinesindia.mapsofindia.com/science-and-technology/technology/ban

      Nakul Shenoy
      Petition organiser

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    Reasons for signing

      • 8 months ago

      I hope reason will prevail and unscientific claims and beliefs will be eradicated

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    • Thomas van Andel AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      I believe that this ,until scientifically proven otherwise ,is just another scam foisted on the unwary to promote quackery,and relieve them of their cash.

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    • Alastair Macrae EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      This is the latest in a series of bracelet claimed to have curative powers. All are fraudulent. India is moving away from superstition. Do not replace it with western scams.

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    • Shirley Milne GRAVESEND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I like to work against ignorance whenever I can.

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    • Phil Marshall RADCLIFFE-ON-TRENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      People of integrity need to distance themselves from charlatans who prey on the desperate

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