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September 21, 2008

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GYANOPROBHA

Dear Dr. Munas

Here is an interesting take on SSRS by a right-wing free market economist of Indian origin teaching in the US. .

My view on him is similar. If he is a charlatan, he will soon be found out. But if he is willing to work for peace and reconciliation, let him. Not just because he may now be working for Binayak's release (I don't even know whether he is). See my earlier post on a peace conference organized by his organization, months before I knew anything about him.

GS

Fil Munas

I used the link given in the blog to visit the website of Sri Sri, where his biography insists that he recited the Baghavat Gita at age 4 -- at age 4 dammit! The amazing Swami Sri Sri appears to belong to an unending line of holy South Asian charlatans (of all religions) who bilk the gullible public worldwide.

His recent prison visit to Dr. Binayak Sen appears to be a cynical political ploy. As a supporter of the BJP, Mr. Sri Sri's calculated post-visit comments (link in blog) at the residence of Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh was merely intended to mitigate the anger felt by some in the electorate at the unjust incarceration of Binayak by the incumbent government, in preparation for the uncoming elections.

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