National treasure Bibi Baskin makes her RTÉ Sunday Miscellany debut with a script about a visit to a Vedic astrologer in India - listen above.
"My first trip to India was for a holiday. And I did all the touristy things... But I also included in my itinerary a visit to a Vedic astrologer. The Vedas are the holy books of Hinduism, and Hindus take astrology very seriously indeed. It is used as a reliable decision-making tool for significant aspects of life such as picking a life partner, choosing a career, moving house and so on. In fact today, you can study Astrology in Indian universities, an idea which would probably bring out the raging sceptic in most of us in the western world.
At the time, I was at a juncture in my life professionally. I had quit my television career in both Dublin and London. So what was going to be next? I was at the very least open to ideas. And so when I heard that we, as tourists, could have a session with a genuine Vedic astrologer I thought, why not?"
Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday, 9.10 - 10am - listen back here.