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[BOOKS] ⚡ An Outsider Everywhere ✯ M.K. Kaw – Viagraonl1ne.us

An Outsider EverywhereAutobiographies Of Civil Servants Generally Make For Banal Reading These Are Either Exercises In Self Glorification Or Attempts At Pontification.This Is An Autobiography With A Difference M.K Kaw, The Author Of Bureaucrazy Fame Is Known For His Style Imbued With Humour And Pen Dipped In Satire Here He Takes A Look At His Own Life, Starting With A Zany Essay On Why He Is Called Kaw, Which Means Crow In Kashmiri In One Of The Chapters, He Refers To The Phenomenon Which Led Some Of His Younger Colleagues To Revel In The Appellation Kawboy.The Text Is Peppered With Half Remembered Lines Of A Childhood Poem Celebrating The Exploits Of Natha Singh, A Truck Driver Of Delhi He Has Not Omitted To Reproduce In Its Unexpurgated Virility A Naughty Limerick He Composed At A Party About His Chief Secretarys Non Performing Member.There Are Revelations About The Exploits Of Politicians And Bureaucrats, As Seen From The Perspective Of A Poet Who Got Trapped In The Topsy Turvy World Of Bumbledom.Kaw Has Manfully Resisted The Temptation To Deliver High Sounding Sermons At Hapless Juniors In The Service He Has Instead Concluded With Tongue In Cheek Aphorisms Camouflaged As Pearls Of Wisdom.About The AuthorMaharaj Krishen Kaw Is A Former Member Of The Indian Administrative Service 1964 Batch He Was Allotted To The Himachal Pradesh Cadre He Held Important Posts Like Director Of Industries, Deputy Commissioner, Solan And Kangra Districts, Secretary Personnel, Finance, Education, Culture And Public Relations He Was Principal Secretary To Two Chief Ministers.At The Centre, His Postings Were In The Ministries Of Rural Development, Defence And Finance He Was The Member Secretary Of The Fifth Central Pay Commission, Secretary Civil Aviation, Principal Adviser Education Planning Commission And Secretary Human Resource Development He Retired In 2001.Kaw Has Written 15 Books He Has Published Several Books Of Poetry In English And Hindi, A Novel, Short Stories, Plays, Middles And So On He Runs A Monthly Column Kawcaw And A Blog With The Same Name.His Earlier Title Bureaucrazy Is Still A Bestseller And The Science Of Spirituality A Classic On Philosophy Besides, He Has Authored A 13 Episode Serial Kehna Aasaan Hai For Kashir Channel Of Doordarshan.

[BOOKS] ⚡ An Outsider Everywhere ✯ M.K. Kaw – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Hardcover
  • 210 pages
  • An Outsider Everywhere
  • M.K. Kaw
  • English
  • 01 December 2018
  • 9789322008048

    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ⚡ An Outsider Everywhere ✯ M.K. Kaw – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    An autobiography by a bureaucrat who has given us the amazing Bureaucrazy He starts by apolozing that he may have painted a partial picture of the bureaucracy with his earlier book whith its intense gaze on the negative aspects Now he would like to correct that with his present book to some extent It is a no holds barred book about his personal as well as his professional life guiding us through his various appointments as DC till Secretary level posts.Being an Engineer, what really caught my eye was this is the guy who started the system of AIEEE exam to ease the burden on students of giving multiple engineering entrance exams.He has made other momentous contributions as well, specially in the field of education such as starting Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas,giving UGC its heft,making REC Roorkee to IIT Roorkee etcetera.Other striking aspect is the brutal frankness with which he exposes the political pulls and pressures in every appointment,contract and decision It really pains me to know that merit is compromised at will to fulfill partisan interests One striking example which I was unaware of was the unfair means and anti competitve practices that Jet Airways has followed with political connivance...


  2. says:

    This book picks up pace after the initial few chapters and make for an interesting read The author is straightforward, critical, but not on himself.


  3. says:

    This book surprised me in multiple ways From my interaction with M.K Kaw decades ago as well as his general reputation I knew him to be brilliant and effective in whatever role he was cast in as a senior government official But I had expected his autobiography to be a Of interest mainly to those who knew him or were curious about him, b To be somewhat reserved and restrained in keeping with his public demeanor and Scorpio ways, and c To be something of a heavy read as it covered the intricacies of the many problems and life situation he faced.But I was wrong on all these counts The book will be of interest to virtually anyone because of its honest and perky story telling, sardonic humor improbably paired with candidness and poetic excerpts, and hilarious tidbits of his intimate read including sex life It con...


  4. says:

    Beautiful well written autobiography by a bureaucrat who has served under different posts and held many top government posts The narration is lucid and filled with satirical comedies which is the trade mark of M.K.Kaw There are detailed accounts of what exactly happens on the corridors of powers sprinkled with pearls of wisdom by a seasoned bureaucrat Mr Kaw has recollected and described vividly the many experiences he had faced during his tenure One particular incident involving the then President K R Narayanan is worth reading Highly recommended for those interested in civil service and governance to get an insider s perspective about what actually transpires inside the closed doors Those part describing author s family history and lin...


  5. says:

    An interesting insider s perspective on what goes on in our country s corridors of power This book was inspiring in the sense that it shows what a hardworking bureaucrat can achieve even under not so perfect Indian ...


  6. says:

    A good book for wwanne be civil sevants.

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