An AP story about a monkey god appointed chairman of an Indian business school raised my eyebrows.
PTI reports, “The Sardar Bhagat Singh College of Technology and Management… has Lord Hanumnan’s [sic] idol occupying the place of pride in unfamiliar surroundings of the chairman’s office.”
Wikipedia has a lengthy entry about the new chair.
Somehow, I have a hard time believing that this is primarily about piety. One obvious result of the appointment is a lot of media attention.
PTI adds, “One of the two vice chairmen, Vivek Kangri said that the ‘chairman’ has delegated all powers in him and the other vice chairman to act on his behalf.” This seems like a pretty good way to diffuse responsibilities — and criticism.
We Coloradans can’t make too much fun of Hanuman’s college position. He’s a lot less silly than, say, Ward Churchill.