Granted, there might be a few things that he can’t do, but this much is certain: Kumar Pallana can do an awful lot of things, and he’s really, really cool. The guy can juggle, spin plates and do a handstand on a chair that’s balanced on some bottles. He knows a bunch of yoga moves—he used to teach it—and he’s always showing up in Wes Anderson movies. He knows all kinds of magic tricks, and he looks great in a varied assortment of hats. Plus he makes a mean cup of chai, counts beads and meditates. “Without the concentration, you cannot do nothing,” he says. “My soul is my guru; my experience is my guru.” He says that too. Find out what all the fuss is about. It’s Kumar Pallana, age 94.
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