RATTAN: THE WAY I SEE IT … Short comments by the Editor on a host of topics


(FEB 24) Hindu nationalist RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s DISGRACEFUL comment that Mother Teresa’s service to the poor was aimed at converting them to Christianity shows his insecurity and petty-mindedness. I met Mother Teresa on a few occasions as a reporter with The Times of India in New Delhi in the 1980s and visited one of the places where she and her Missionaries of Charity were looking after lepers. I am no fan of the Catholic Church, but her service to humanity cannot be questioned. Why doesn’t Bhagwat try doing what she did – or just shut the f— up and not make an ass of himself around the world!