Ramdev Reaps The Pounds In The U.K.
File under: Gurus Clockin' Dollars
The rancorous and paranoid Swami Ramdev is doing quite ok in the mighty U.K:
As a matter of interest, entry to the workshops was costed thus: 500 pounds - VIP, 300 pounds - Diamond, 140 pounds - Gold, and 70 pounds - Silver. Proximity to the Baba was indeed dependent on what category of donation had been made.We like it. Renting your aura as real estate to your devotees, complete with a tony neighborhood closest to the Swami himself where only the rich folk live.
It's mind-boggling capitalism under cover of religion. Swami Ramdev is a high-rolling reverend/pimp, Yoga is his bitch and his devotees are getting played like out-of-town tricks.