File under: Back-Room Gurudom
Our favorite politicking guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, mourned the death of the pope today. If you remember, Sri Sri refused to comment on the genocidal policies of an Indian politician by saying he doesn't comment on individuals; yet now he's commenting on an individual, namely the pope, perhaps in a effort to raise his global profile and chances at that Nobel Peace Prize.
Once again our Sri Sri is having his cake and stuffing himself with it. He's positioning himself as the global emissary of Hinduism by mourning a crusader against Hinduism, while protecting a politician who uses Hinduism as an excuse for genocide.
Way to go, Sri Sri! It looks like Guru Mickey Mehta is going to have to do something spectacular, like getting hired to counsel the women of the Playboy Mansion, in order to get his media profile back on top.