Barry Pittard on July 20, 2010
"For twenty-five years, I was deeply devoted to
Sathya Sai Baba. He is widely regarded as India’s most famous
and most politically and religiously powerful guru. At his
behest, and as an unpaid service, I taught all three years
intake in the Humanities degree course at the Sri Sathya Sai
College at Whitefield, via Bangalore, South India (1977-1978).
In particular, quite apart from a large workload with the first
two years, to have been handed the college Principal’s third
year English lectures was a considerable challenge for which I
shall always be grateful, especially given that this was my
first teaching job, except for school experience in my teaching
diploma, and my coaching at a college in Australia that helped
put me through university, and having also just done
post-graduate theatre training".