Genuflection is all about whose feet you fall at

KPN photo is pleased and privileged to endorse, without any reservations and without reading too much between the lines, this action of chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa.

Sri Shivakumara Swamiji of the Siddaganga Mutt is decidedly older in age and in wisdom; has spent a lifetime in service of society, providing free quality education to the poor and underprivileged; and has earned the respect of millions with his vision and selflessness.

If only we could say the same thing of most “godmen”, without having to hiss about their financial hera-pheri, their business empires, their political antics, their sexual proclivities, etc; and without frothing at the mouth about “secular” politicians attending iftaar parties or confabulating with children of Christ.

Photograph: Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa seeing off Sri Shivakumara Swamiji who travelled with him from Ramanagaram to Tumkur on Sunday. The CM later continued his journey to Tiptur (Karnataka Photo News)

Also read: Should a chief minister fall at a godman’s feet?

The left hand knows what the left hand is taking