A yogi to lead the IMF?

Photo: Paris Match

Photo: Paris Match

As soon as l'Affaire DSK (Dominique Strauss-Kahn) burrowed its way into our brains, the conversation quickly turned from his obvious illness and need for psychiatric treatment, to the search for his replacement at the International Monetary Fund. And who better to take over than a yogi?

On Wednesday, France's finance minister Christine Lagarde threw her chapeau in the ring. In addition to her many accomplishments (which includes having been a member of France's national synchronized swim team), she is a teetotaler, a vegetarian, and a yogi! Obviously those are not qualifications for directing the organization that oversees the global financial system, but it will be interesting to see how she applies the yamas and niyamas to her work. Read more here.

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