Taxation without Representation for Magicians in India?

Entertaining for a New Indian Generation: Ayesha Takia

The Express of India tells us this morning 68-year old Indian magician Avtar Singh would like to make a point:

We earn money and pay our taxes but the state government is yet to
recognise magic as an art. This is all science, it is no superstition
or jaadu tona.

It is a fine art and the state government should
recognise and patronise the art.

While he awaits the government’s reconsideration of the importance of magicians in Indian society, he is busy entertaining.

He was most recently helping to celebrate the release of the new Harry Potter Book.

Mr. Singh has a proud history in our Art and he wants to have it shared among the young:

My magic shows began way back in 1948 when I was a student and what
all I present before people here is what I have been taught by my
gurus. We entertain people and at the same time, give them an insight
into what society needs the most.

So Mr. Singh keeps it relevant, fun, and educational.  He
makes his point about the importance of magic in India’s proud history
while at the same time celebrating the modern as embodied by a Harry
Potter show.

We hope the government comes around, but it seems Mr. Singh will keep
working.  “I update my messages to the present generation from the
literature
which I read and also during my shows keep motivating the people to
read as much as they can for it is the books which are our true guiding
lights.”

Thank you, Mr. Singh.  If you work out the tax thing, please let us know.

Entertaining for a New Indian Generation: Ayesha Takia

The Express of India tells us this morning 68-year old Indian magician Avtar Singh would like to make a point:

We earn money and pay our taxes but the state government is yet to
recognise magic as an art. This is all science, it is no superstition
or jaadu tona.

It is a fine art and the state government should
recognise and patronise the art.

While he awaits the government’s reconsideration of the importance of magicians in Indian society, he is busy entertaining.

He was most recently helping to celebrate the release of the new Harry Potter Book.

Mr. Singh has a proud history in our Art and he wants to have it shared among the young:

My magic shows began way back in 1948 when I was a student and what
all I present before people here is what I have been taught by my
gurus. We entertain people and at the same time, give them an insight
into what society needs the most.

So Mr. Singh keeps it relevant, fun, and educational.  He
makes his point about the importance of magic in India’s proud history
while at the same time celebrating the modern as embodied by a Harry
Potter show.

We hope the government comes around, but it seems Mr. Singh will keep
working.  “I update my messages to the present generation from the
literature
which I read and also during my shows keep motivating the people to
read as much as they can for it is the books which are our true guiding
lights.”

Thank you, Mr. Singh.  If you work out the tax thing, please let us know.

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