Swami Tejomayananda When we approached H H Swami Tejomayananda for an interview, we got a quick retort. "I have already given a message in the inaugural issue, why an interview?". After much persuasion, he consented to take only a look at the questions. But finally as luck would have it, it was a face-to-face session on the auspicious occasion of Shivaratri. Even as I entered, I was dubious whether he would put me off seeing the long queue at his Kutia. As if sensing this, he relaxes me immediately with humour, saying: "See the Brahmacharis at the temple are trying to imitate my way of chanting. He relaxes me with thoughtfulness too. 'Here, take this desk for your writing support."