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Bureaucrazy Gets Crazier (IAS Unmasked)
Bureaucrazy Gets Crazier (IAS Unmasked)
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About The Book

This is an intimate, inside look at the state of the Indian Administrative Service, with nothing held back. It lays bare the activities of the modern mandarins behind bolted portals, describing how they crawl up the greasepole of success, manipulating in-laws and outlaws with equal felicity.

The way they bootlick superiors is only matched by the fervour of their pontification at juniors. The tussles at the top get really gory, as the commitment is to individuals rather that principles.

Himself a senior IAS officer, the author tears off the mask and exposes the authentic face of his own clain.

Bureaucrazy was first published in 1993. Its first edition was sold out in 30 days. It was translated into Hindi and Punjabi under the title “Afsarshahi Benaqab”. Over the years there has been a clamour for Bureaucrazy 2. This is a revised and updated edition of the original with 15 new chapters in addition to the 31 of the first edition.

 

About The Auhtor

Maharaj Krishen Kaw was born on 10 November 1941 in Srinagar, Kashmir. He joined the IAS in 1964 and was allotted to the Himachal Pradesh cadre. He held important posts in the state, including Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Finance Secretary, Education Secretary and Personnel Secretary. He also spent fifteen years at the centre and held the posts of Member Secretary, Fifth Central Pay Commission, Secretary Civil Aviation and Secretary Human Resource Development. After his retirement in 2001, Kaw has been active in social causes and was the Dean for Shri Sathya Sai International Centre for Human Values, New Delhi which ran training programmes for school principals, college and school teachers and students. Currently, he is a member of the Core group of the Centre for Governance and edits the magazine Ethical Governance.

Kaw writes poetry in English and Hindi and has also dabbled in other forms of literature. He writes a column "Kaw caw" for the monthly Naad.

 

Contents

 

Why there is a sequel xi
PART ONE : SO THE STORY GOES  
1.The Burra Sahib Syndrome 3
PART TWO : GOING TOGETHER  
2. Savitri or Menaka! 8
3. First Lady 11
4. The Dharmendra Effect 16
5. Ladies, Gentlemen, Spinsters 19
PART THREE : ON THE GO  
6. Agenda for Ascendancy 24
7. The Surname Game 28
8. Godfathers Galore 31
9. Yea Yea, Nay Nay 35
10. Sirrability and Seniors 38
11. Hearty and Loud and Thunderous 41
12. Of Brinjals and Birbals 44
13. The Tactful Half-smile 48
14. Braggadocio in I Major 52
15. Inkblots on the NOse 55
16. The Grapevine 59
17. Sa'ab Gusal Mein Rain 65
PART FOUR : GOING LIKE A BOMB  
18. Darbaris, Doormats, Sanyasis et al 70
19. Wading through the Much 73
20. Ape Antics in North Block 78
21. Convoking the Cretins 80
22. How to Sleep without Snoring 85
23. How to Look a Nitwit and Influence People 87
24. Search for a Scapegoat 91
25. Baedekar in Hand 95
26. Croesus Consultancy 99
27. Carnal Cadre 104
28. The Crazy ACR 107
29. The Admirable Administrator 110
30. Who's on the Panel? 112
PART FIVE : A RUM GO  
31. Games Bureaucrats Play 118
32. Kissa Kursi ka 126
33. Why Can't You take a stand? 131
34. From Seshan to. Alsatian 134
35. The Political Masters 137
36. Takht or Takhta 143
PART SIX : GOING THROUGH THE STARTOSPHERE  
37. The Anatomy of Corruption 150
38. Why India Leads the World 153
39. Baggy and Diwali Shagun 156
40. Why am I not on Her Tapes? 161
41. Why We Need Babas to Counter Corruption 163
42. The Horse May Fly! 166
43. Committed Bureaucracy 170
PART SEVEN : GOING, GONE  
44. Heena'd Hair, Stonewashed Jeans 179
45. The Ones Who Got Away 182
46. The Expanded Acronym 186
47. The Bada Babu Syndrome 189
Glossary  
Acknowledgements  

Sample Pages









Bureaucrazy Gets Crazier (IAS Unmasked)

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About The Book

This is an intimate, inside look at the state of the Indian Administrative Service, with nothing held back. It lays bare the activities of the modern mandarins behind bolted portals, describing how they crawl up the greasepole of success, manipulating in-laws and outlaws with equal felicity.

The way they bootlick superiors is only matched by the fervour of their pontification at juniors. The tussles at the top get really gory, as the commitment is to individuals rather that principles.

Himself a senior IAS officer, the author tears off the mask and exposes the authentic face of his own clain.

Bureaucrazy was first published in 1993. Its first edition was sold out in 30 days. It was translated into Hindi and Punjabi under the title “Afsarshahi Benaqab”. Over the years there has been a clamour for Bureaucrazy 2. This is a revised and updated edition of the original with 15 new chapters in addition to the 31 of the first edition.

 

About The Auhtor

Maharaj Krishen Kaw was born on 10 November 1941 in Srinagar, Kashmir. He joined the IAS in 1964 and was allotted to the Himachal Pradesh cadre. He held important posts in the state, including Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Finance Secretary, Education Secretary and Personnel Secretary. He also spent fifteen years at the centre and held the posts of Member Secretary, Fifth Central Pay Commission, Secretary Civil Aviation and Secretary Human Resource Development. After his retirement in 2001, Kaw has been active in social causes and was the Dean for Shri Sathya Sai International Centre for Human Values, New Delhi which ran training programmes for school principals, college and school teachers and students. Currently, he is a member of the Core group of the Centre for Governance and edits the magazine Ethical Governance.

Kaw writes poetry in English and Hindi and has also dabbled in other forms of literature. He writes a column "Kaw caw" for the monthly Naad.

 

Contents

 

Why there is a sequel xi
PART ONE : SO THE STORY GOES  
1.The Burra Sahib Syndrome 3
PART TWO : GOING TOGETHER  
2. Savitri or Menaka! 8
3. First Lady 11
4. The Dharmendra Effect 16
5. Ladies, Gentlemen, Spinsters 19
PART THREE : ON THE GO  
6. Agenda for Ascendancy 24
7. The Surname Game 28
8. Godfathers Galore 31
9. Yea Yea, Nay Nay 35
10. Sirrability and Seniors 38
11. Hearty and Loud and Thunderous 41
12. Of Brinjals and Birbals 44
13. The Tactful Half-smile 48
14. Braggadocio in I Major 52
15. Inkblots on the NOse 55
16. The Grapevine 59
17. Sa'ab Gusal Mein Rain 65
PART FOUR : GOING LIKE A BOMB  
18. Darbaris, Doormats, Sanyasis et al 70
19. Wading through the Much 73
20. Ape Antics in North Block 78
21. Convoking the Cretins 80
22. How to Sleep without Snoring 85
23. How to Look a Nitwit and Influence People 87
24. Search for a Scapegoat 91
25. Baedekar in Hand 95
26. Croesus Consultancy 99
27. Carnal Cadre 104
28. The Crazy ACR 107
29. The Admirable Administrator 110
30. Who's on the Panel? 112
PART FIVE : A RUM GO  
31. Games Bureaucrats Play 118
32. Kissa Kursi ka 126
33. Why Can't You take a stand? 131
34. From Seshan to. Alsatian 134
35. The Political Masters 137
36. Takht or Takhta 143
PART SIX : GOING THROUGH THE STARTOSPHERE  
37. The Anatomy of Corruption 150
38. Why India Leads the World 153
39. Baggy and Diwali Shagun 156
40. Why am I not on Her Tapes? 161
41. Why We Need Babas to Counter Corruption 163
42. The Horse May Fly! 166
43. Committed Bureaucracy 170
PART SEVEN : GOING, GONE  
44. Heena'd Hair, Stonewashed Jeans 179
45. The Ones Who Got Away 182
46. The Expanded Acronym 186
47. The Bada Babu Syndrome 189
Glossary  
Acknowledgements  

Sample Pages









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