India's giggling guru says laugh yourself to good health
NEW DELHI (AFP) - India's "guru of giggling" Madan Kataria, who has got thousands of people guffawing globally in pursuit of better health, has an unexpected confession - he hasn't got a very good sense of humour.
"But you don't require one to laugh," chortles Mr Kataria, founder of "Laughter Yoga", a movement that has attracted fans worldwide including celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Goldie Hawn.
Mr Kataria - who travels constantly spreading his "laugh with no reason" gospel - has been hired by multinationals from computer giant Hewlett-Packard to automaker Volvo to hold team-building laughter sessions.
Now he is setting up a "Laughter University" in the southern city of Bangalore on land donated by a building contractor and US$250,000 (S$305,723) from an anonymous tycoon.