Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has done it again. This time, the spiritual guru has taken social media by storm for saying yet another imbecile remark on Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, one who is often called the teenager of the century for her brave advances against Taliban.
Here are the 5 most outrageous things to know said by Sri Sri Ravishankar about this bizarre controversy:
1. ”Now a days, the Nobel Prize holds no value”, said Sri Sri. I might want to agree to that, but definitely not for the same reasons. The rising pace of innovation coupled with population growth is making novelty in work less as less rare, though there is still approximately US$ 1 million and international prestige that is at stake with the Nobel Prize.
2. Sri Sri thinks that Malala’s win was ‘politically motivated’, and he is in Latur to examine the drought relief work being done by his organization, Art of Living Foundation in Latur, Maharashtra (a day after the first rains). Wait, I know what this is. In psychology, we call it ‘Projection‘.
3. He also claimed,”Some people approached me… I was told to do certain things to get the prize. I refused to get drawn into these politics”, HT reports. We really hope that Mother Teresa, Rabindranath Tagore, Amartya Sen, Kailash Satyarthi and all other Indian Nobel Laureates weren’t put through the same fate.
4. “What is the importance of an award when it is being presented to a 16 year old girl, without even looking at what she has contributed”, said Sri Sri (pronounce ‘tsch tsch’). I think he would understand the answer to this at best when he is taken to an area with active Taliban militancy and without any financial or social support of followers, as a common person, raising dissent.
5. As much as Sri Sri looks pretty inside the bubble, we would like to let him know that ageism is in his head. Age has got nothing to do with what one can achieve, it’s just the marriage between serendipity and opportunity.