The super power indian baboos...
In my previous post , you read about the story of some BPOs threatened by sarkari babus; they must close shops or face criminal prosecution if they work on Independence Day, i.e. 15th August.
A related, interesting story is being circulated in some section of media.
You might have happily read the story about Indra Nooyi, the Indian, Chennai born lady - is all set to take charge of Pepsico, the multinational giant - from October 1, 2006. She is the first ever lady-CEO of Pepsi.
Back home, Naina Lal Kidwai was also made CEO of HSBC India on May 05, 2006. But, Indian baboodom acted swiftly, and citing some age old weird rule, objected this and withheld its clearance since Naina Lal Kidwai also happens to be a director of Nesle, a borrower of HSBC!
HSBC has clarified that Kidwai's appointment confirms to exacting standards of corporate governance, and it is in step with international practice to have bankers sit on company boards.
RBI is not relenting. Baboos there remain Lakir ke Fakir, sticking to their age old bizarre rules!
Vyanjal (The satirical Ghazal)
Nahin tabdili apni lakir
Baithe rahe yun ban kar Fakir
Jamana kanhan se kanhan chala
Aur hum peetate rahey lakir
Sabne badhaye they haath apne
Hamne hi khinchi nahin lakir
Apni khinch nahin pai to
Mita di dusron ki lakir
Apni badhai nahin Ravi ne
Dekha kiye auron ki lakir