Indians seek out fortune tellers to fight COVID-19 blues

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NEW DELHI — In his golden-hued office, decked out with peacock feathers and crystal balls, Indian mystic healer and astrologer Sanjay Sharma is busy offering his clients a peek into their future as the COVID-19 pandemic has muddied their present.

“Right now people are really frightened about their future,” said Sharma, with flowing hair and a big vermilion dot on his forehead, as smouldering incense sticks spread their fragrance over an Apple laptop on his desk.

“How will they survive? Will they have their jobs or not? Will their business survive or not,” he added.

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