Sunday, March 1, 2020

Why is Novak Djokovic less popular than Federer and Nadal?

Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2017When one looks at any hand, a couple of things usually stick out and in the case of Novak Djokovic, it's his shrewdness and the edgy, defiant quality to his personality. If one compares his hands to other tennis greats, Roger Federer for example, Federer’s hands reveal an inner vulnerability of character and a cool intellectualism with a touch of cynicism. When it comes to Rafael Nadal, it’s his cleverness, agility and immense generosity of spirit that stands out.

Coming back to Djokovic's hands, they have broad, heavy palms and short fingers and well developed Venus, Lower Mars and Moon. His Saturn (middle) finger is a little shorter than normal and both the Jupiter (Index) and Mercury (pinky) fingers are bent. First phalanges of Mercury and Apollo (ring) fingers are good and the thumb is good, with a normal balance of the first and second phalanges and it is likely slightly low-set. The fingertips are rounded and the headline starts a little high and then slopes down across the palm. There is a gap between the life and headlines on the right, active hand but none can be seen on the left, passive hand. There are other differences between the passive and active hand. The Girdle of Venus is well marked on his passive hand but in most photographs of the right hand, it's missing, which means there must be a fainter version on the right hand. The heartline is longer on the passive hand, the life and headlines are joined and the Moon mount is not developed. That's a lot of differences!

What do such differences between the two hands usually mean?

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Was Nawaz Sharif a great Prime Minister?

Nawaz Sharif became the Prime Minister of Pakistan three times. People loved him but how right was he for Pakistan?

If one had to estimate the profession of Nawaz Sharif from his hand, a man who was born into a business family and became the PM thrice, it would be difficult to say that he was either a businessman or a politician, leave alone a head of state. Yes, his hand shows that he is a good man, but was he prime ministerial material?

His hand, with its broad fingers, a broad, fleshy palm has

Friday, January 17, 2020

Why Sonam Kapoor did not make it to the top in Bollywood

Out of the 19-20 movies that Sonam Kapoor has been in, only about 4-5 have been hits, according to Box Office India. She is not considered a super successful actor. She didn't make it to the A-list. But her hands show that she has the ability, the talent.

Does this mean that Sonam is an underrated actor? If this is so, what went wrong? Why did she not climb to the pinnacle that she rightly should have? Read on and you will find out why. Her hands give us some of the answers.

Sonam has long fingers, including a long thumb and a particularly long Mercury (little) finger, all with tapering tips and long second and third phalanges and average first phalanges. The second phalange of the thumb is broad and there is a gap between the head and lifelines at the start. The Moon mount is developed. The palm is longish and the heartline is curved, going in-between her first two fingers. The headline is wavy and darker and higher in the beginning. On the left passive hand (Sonam is right-handed) her heartline and headline are both straightish.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Bikram Choudhury: yogi or baddie?

Bikram Choudhury
This yoga guru, an American citizen of Indian origin, has been accused of megalomania, sexual harassment, rape, and abusive behaviour. Is this evident on his hand? Can the hand tell us the inside story?

Bikram Choudhury has a fleshy hand with well-developed mounts of Venus and Moon, a broad palm and shortish fingers. His hand shape would fall into the “practical” hand type. His fingers are more or less straight except for the Jupiter (index) finger. The first phalanges are developed but so are the third, particularly those of Jupiter and Mercury. The lines of his palm

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Adele is sensitive and emotional by nature

Adele 2016
Adele, the talented British singer-songwriter, made a name for herself at a young age. She is known as a compassionate and idealistic person.

This is not contradicted by her hands. The skin of Adele’s palms seems soft. The ridges of her hand are refined and the lines fine. The mounts are developed though not excessively. The mount of Upper Mars is underdeveloped. The fingers, evenly set, are a good length, neither short not long and have conic tips. The thumb is long with a long will phalange but not thick. The palm is a broad one but neither too broad not too long.

From the point of view of palmistry, there is a good balance if one examines just the shape of her hand and fingers. Evenly set, straight fingers are not as common

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The hands of Joaquin Phoenix the Joker

The world is talking about Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker – a blockbuster. The actor is much written about, as much for his controversial statements (pranks?) as for his extraordinary talent. Some have said he doesn’t like fame but that’s not really true. Joaquin Phoenix's hands may not show him to be money-minded, but he thrives on the limelight.

His hand is a good size, with shortish fingers and a long palm. There are some distinctive features on the hand. For one thing, the Apollo (ring) finger is long and the little finger, although of a decent length, is clearly low-set, and the Jupiter (index) finger a little short. The second phalanges are shortish but the first and third phalanges are long. The mounts on his hand are developed with the moon (especially Upper Moon) and Venus mounts well developed. The actor has a good thumb with a normal balance of the first and second phalanges. The lines on the palm are clear enough, with a short girdle of Venus and a Simian line on the right, active hand.

These signs portray a versatile and creative personality, possibly a little over the top. Being a showman

Monday, October 28, 2019

Chow Yun Fat's hand reading


Chow Yun Fat for wikiChow Yun Fat is known to be down-to-earth, humble, charitable and a person who likes the simple things of life.

Most of this is confirmed by his hand, but not all of it. There is nothing on his hand that suggests a philanthropic temperament but yet he has planned to donate his fortune to charity. His hand will give us some answers.

He has a long, fleshy palm with a slightly high-set thumb held a little close to his hand and shortish conic fingers which are more or less straight. The first phalanges are long, particularly that of the Apollo (ring) finger. The second phalanges are all short and the third phalanges seem normal. The lines on his hand are

Friday, October 11, 2019

Saif Ali Khan: Does he deserve his success?

It’s a little tricky to read a hand when nothing stands out. This does not mean that
there is nothing on the hand which is out of the ordinary. It’s just that when one sees photos online, one cannot see the details. But as I have had several requests to read Saif Ali Khan’s hands, one recently, I decided to give it a go.

Saif Ali Khan has normal-sized hands, perhaps a little larger than normal, a broad palm, slightly thick fingers, developed mounts of Venus, Moon and Jupiter, fingers of a good length including the thumb. The third phalanges are developed, except for the Apollo finger. The headline, though straight at the start, slopes into the moon mount. The heartline looks short but actually,

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A collection of posts on the unreliability of predictive palmistry

I did not post this month because I was busy with the launch of my thriller – The Hawa Mahal Murders. The manuscript of this book was a contest winner at the Pune International Literary Festival (PILF) last year and it was launched with Javed Akhtar at PILF19, on the 20th of September 2019. It is available on Amazon and on Flipcart, for those who like to read thrillers. It's got suspense, mystery and well...it's entertainment!

Let me get back to hand reading, the topic you are all actually interested in.

I have this recurring dialogue with those who write to me on email. It's usually about them wanting to know their future. I get at least two emails a week on this topic.



This is despite so many posts on this website like How hard is it to change your futureHow much control we have over our futureWhy do you want to know your future and whether Palmistry can predict future events.

I feel like I have been crying myself hoarse on this subject. But the belief still persists that palmistry = future predictions.

Palmistry's greatest use is

Sunday, August 25, 2019

What the hands of MG Ramachandran (MGR) show

MG Ramachandran was considered almost a God in Tamil Nadu and was known as "Makkal Thilagam" (People's King).*

He was popularly known as MGR. There are not too many photos of his hand on the net, but the hand shape is visible. His palm was rectangular and fingers longish. In particular, he had a long Mercury (little) finger and a long thumb, both low-set. His fingers were held a little apart from each other but his thumb was held a little closer to his palm. The thumb phalanges were balanced. His Jupiter (index) finger seems slightly low-set as well. The Venus and Jupiter mounts on his hand are well developed, and so is Lower Moon. Unfortunately,

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Satyajit Ray, the personality

Considering that Satyajit Ray is such a legendary film/movie director, there isn’t too much information about his personality on the internet. There is a lot written about his achievements. Ray was more than just a filmmaker – he was a writer, a music composer, calligrapher, artist and film critic. Yet, not many of us know who Satyajit Ray was as a human being. Perhaps his hands can give us some clues.

It wasn’t surprising to find a long, fine and curved headline ending on the Moon mount on Ray's hands, the hallmark of a creative mind. Such headlines show intelligence and imagination. The headline, however,

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Muhammad Ali was humble at heart


Muhammad Ali proclaimed himself to be great and then went on to prove it. He was a flamboyant personality, known to brag about his achievements, past, present and future. That is probably why people think of Muhammad Ali as someone with high confidence levels and a big ego. His hands tell a different story.

Ali had a fleshy hand, with a rectangular palm and pronounced mounts of Venus and Moon. Lower Mars is developed, but not Upper Mars. His fingers are not