Sri Sri Spins Dross
File under: Satscams and The Siddhi of PR
He's the preening prophet of India, always on the lookout for a good camera op. He may be as deep as a rain puddle on the path, but since he's got the look, folks think the dross coming out of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's mouth is pure gold:
Regarding corruption, he said it was due to politics mingled with secularism. "Adi Shankaracharya was only the person who condemned untouchability," he replied to another query.The man does have a talent, and that's for making nothing sound like something. In this case, his clear attachment to caste and his noted tendency for sucking up to politicians is all he's really communicating about here.