Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1952; Stood first in MA (Economics), Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1954;
Wright's Prize for distinguished performance at St John's College, Cambridge, 1955 and 1957;
Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge,1957;
DPhil (Oxford), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis on India's export competitiveness
OCCUPATION /Teaching Experience:
Professor (Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59;
Reader, Economics, 1959-63;
Professor, Economics, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1963-65;
Professor,International Trade, Delhi School of Economics,University of Delhi,1969-71;
Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1976 and Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi,1996 and Civil Servant.
Working Experience/ POSITIONS:
1971-72: Economic advisor, Ministry of foreign trade
1972-76: Chief economic advisor, Ministry of finance
1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India; Director, Industrial Development Bank of India; Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, Asian Development Bank ; Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, IBRD
November 1976 - April 1980: Secretary, ministry of finance (Department of economic affairs); Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission; Member, finance, Space Commission
April 1980 - September 15, 1982: Member-secretary, Planning Commission
1980-83: Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study committee September 16, 1982 - January 14, 1985: Governor, Reserve Bank of India
1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of governors, International Monetary Fund
1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister
1985: President, Indian Economic Association
January 15, 1985 - July 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
August 1, 1987 - November 10, 1990: Secretary-general and commissioner, south commission, Geneva
December 10, 1990 - March 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister on economic affairs
March 15, 1991 - June 20, 1991: Chairman, UGC
June 21, 1991 - May 15, 1996: Union finance minister
October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on Congress ticket
June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the ministry of finance
August 1, 1996 - December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee on commerce
March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha
June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance
August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on rules
Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges 2000 onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group
June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee
India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth -Clarendon Press, Oxford University, 1964;
also published a large number of articles in various economic journals.
Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956
Padma Vibhushan, 1987
Euro money Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993;
Asia money Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993 and 1994
1966: Economic Affairs Officer
1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD
1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on International Monetary Reform
1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings
1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting
1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting
1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus 1993: Human Rights World Conference, Vienna
Gymkhana Club, New Delhi;
Life Member, India International Centre, New Delhi.
Name: Dr Manmohan Singh
DOB: September 26, 1932
Place of Birth: Gah (West Punjab)
Father: S. Gurmukh Singh
Mother: Mrs Amrit Kaur
Married on: September 14, 1958
Wife: Mrs Gursharan Kaur
Children: Three daughters
Indian Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM all over the world. :))
4:00 am ..yes early morning ..my flat mate unni chettan woke up and prepared payasam .. another guy had promised that he will call everyone at 5:00 so that we can start preparing dishes early morning itself .. he kept his promise ..he called everyone and reminded us of the promise we did ..BTW after reminding us he went back to sleep ;)..so too i ;)) .. ..actualy i want to help them by cooking "morucurry" etc etc ;)). but when i felt that they were very serious in preparing the best "onam sadhya" ..i dont want to spoil it ..so i had to be happy with cutting vegetables ...
around 12:30 PM everything was ready ...
onam sadhya items -- sambhar, moru curry, kootucurry, pachadi, paripu curry, avial, pavayka thoran, beans thoran, pappadam, adapradhaman(paysam), pazam, achar, moru, inchicurry, nadan kuthari choru.
and everything was served in "vazayila"
NB:- these entire onam items was prepared by my flat mates without any help from any ladies..(and some said its because of that the sadya items was very tasty )... "Nalapachakam" :) ;)
until 2:00 pm i was in my office ...after that i went to my room ... ..boring.. nothing to do other than watch a moive.. ..took "natturajavu"(movie) .. ..wasted around 2:30 hours in front of TV ..feel irritated whenever mohanlal says "ninakonnum ariyilla karanam nee kuttiyanu" (pathetic dialouge, too bad that an actor like he is becoming a type..)... evening i went to my friends flat..there we had "kaya varthathu", "sarkaravaratti" etc etc ...
ഒാണമായിട്ടു എന്താ പരിപാടി എന്നു ചിലർ ചോദിക്കുന്നു ... ഒരു ദ്വീപാകുന്ന ഈ മരുഭുമിയിൽ ഒാണമായിട്ടു ചില ദ്വീപുകളിൽ (ബാചെലർ അക്കൊമൊഡേഷൻസ്) ഒരു പരിപാടി കാണും ....വള്ളംകളി മത്സരം..ചിലപൊൾ പുലിക്കളിയും ഉണ്ടാകാറുണ്ട്...പല വലിപ്പത്തിലും, വിലയിലും , നിറത്തിലും, രുചിയിലും ഉള്ള വള്ളങ്ങൾ ....5 ദിനാർ(എകദേശം 500 രൂപ) മുതൽ 100 ദിനാർ (എകദേശം 12,000 രൂപ) വരെ വിലയുള്ള വള്ളങ്ങൽ ... സദ്യ ഉണ്ടിലെങ്കിലും, പായസം വെചില്ലെങ്കിലും, പൂക്കളമിടാൻ പറ്റിയില്ലെങ്കിലും , മാവേലി വന്നിലെങ്കിലും ... വള്ളംകളിയും അതിനു ശേഷം ഒരു പുലിക്കളിയും മികവാറും ഉണ്ടാവും ...പുലിക്കളി പല ടൈപ്പ് ഉണ്ട് ..ചില പുലികൾ വള്ളംകളി കഴിഞ്ഞാൽ വയലെന്റാവും ..ചിലർ സയലെന്റാവും ...മറ്റു ചിലർ ഡാൻസ് ചെയ്യും, പാട്ടു പാടും ....ഇനി ചില പുലികൾ വള്ളംകളിക്കു ശേഷം 'വാൾ' പ്രെയേൊഗവും നടത്തും.
ഈ വള്ളംകളിയിലും പുലിക്കളിയിലും പങ്കെടുകുത്തില്ലെങ്കിൽ ചിലപൊൾ പ്രെശനം ആകാറുണ്ട്.. .വള്ളംകളിക്കു ശേഷം കാലിയായ വള്ളങ്ങൾ മാറ്റിയിടണ്ടതും, വള്ളംകളിക്കു ഉപയൊഗിച്ച തുയകളും മറ്റും കയുകി വെയ്കെണ്ടതും വള്ളംകളിയിൽ പങ്കെടുക്കാത്ത, പുലിക്കളി കളിക്കാത്ത ആളുകളുടെ പണി അയി മാറാറുണ്ട്...ചില പുലിക്കളി കാണുമ്പൊൾ തോക്കുമായി നടക്കുന്ന വേട്ടകാരൻ അയി മാറിയാലേൊ എന്നും പലർക്കും തൊന്നാറുമുണ്ട്....
മലയാളികളുടെ ആഘോഷം പലപൊയും മോഹൻലാൽ ഒരു പരസയ്ത്തിൽ പറഞ്ഞ പൊലെ ആകുന്നു ...
"വള്ളംകളിയും പുലിക്കളിയും ഇല്ലതെ മലയാളിക്കു എന്തു ആഘോഷം"
അടിപൊളി ഒരു സദ്യയും...
എന്റെ ഹൃദയം നിറഞ്ഞ ഓണാശംസകൾ നേരുന്നു
"Asthiram Jeevana Loke
Asthiram Yauvanam Dhanam
Asthiram Dhaaraa Puthraadi
Sathyam Keerthi Dwayam Sthiram"
Life in this world is not a permanent one ...even your youth, money, wife and kids are not permanent... its only Truth and Fame which will exist for ever.
മലയാള കലെൻഡർ അനുസരിച്ചുള്ള ദിവസങ്ങൾ (Malayalam Days)
എന്റെ നാളു പുണർതം ആയതു എങ്ങനെ എന്നു ഇപ്പൊഴല്ലെ മനസിലായതു .. :)
I couldn't stop making this comparison also.
Time US Meteorological Department got to give warning to its citizens...48 Hours
Time Indian Meteorological Department got to give warning to its citizens...0 Hours
inches of rain in new orleans due to hurricane katrina... 18
inches of rain in mumbai (July 27th).... 37.1
population of new orleans... 484,674
population of mumbai.... more than a million
deaths in new orleans within 48 hours of katrina...100
deaths in mumbai within 48hours of rain.. 37.
number of people to be evacuated in new orleans... entire city..wohh
number of people evacuated in mumbai...10,000
Cases of shooting and violence in new orleans...Countless
Cases of shooting and violence in mumbai.. NONE
Time taken for US army to reach new orleans... 48hours
Time taken for Indian army and navy to reach mumbai...12hours
Status 48hours later...New Orleans is still waiting for relief, army and electricity
Status 48hours later... Mumbai is back on its feet and is business is as usual
USA...world's most developed nation
India...third world country..
oopss...did i get the last fact wrong???
am sure if it was a hurracaine which brought the flood in Mumbai, India will still manage it better than US ...the news which i hear from US news agency shows how pathetic is the situation there ...as a mighty ecnomic and militry power of the world..US could have done much much better ..too bad that the disaster management/homeland security people took everything very lightly...
Dear Dubya ..u need to do moreeee.......
Well Done Mumbaikars
For long, India's colonial rulers divided the country's population by the numbers. And as current-day politicians continue with that unholy task, here is a shortcut to make their work easier.
Here's distinguishing India's different cultures by the numbers:
One Tamilian is a fugitive sandalwood smuggler.
Two Tamilians is a cavery water squad.
Three Tamilians is a classical music school.
Four Tamilians is a Jayalalitha fan club.
One Andhraite is a cycle-rickshaw driver.
Two Andhraites is a spice shop.
Three Andhraites is a Naxalite outfit.
Four Andhraites is the Telugu film industry.
One Bengali is a rosagulla shop.
Two Bengalis is a black-and-white movie.
Three Bengalis is a Mohun Bagan support group.
Four Bengalis is a Marxist movement.
One Rajasthani is a cattle-seller.
Two Rajasthanis is a mason.
Three Rajasthanis is a puppet show.
Four Rajasthanis is a folk dance-drama.
One Goan is Remo Fernandes.
Two Goans is a Feni distillery.
Three Goans is a football club.
Four Goans is an all-night-long beach party.
One Mangalorean is a supari seller.
Two Mangaloreans can't stand one another.
Three Mangaloreans is an Udupi restaurant.
Four Mangaloreans is a fanatical Konkani Sabha.
One Bombayite is a hawker.
Two Bombayites is a film industry.
Three Bombayites is a slum.
Four Bombayites is the rush-hour train crowd.
One Maharashtrian is a bus conductor.
Two Maharashtrians is a kabaddi match.
Three Maharashtrians is a Ganpati procession.
Four Maharashtrians is a Shiv Sena Shakha.
One Gujarati is a share broker in a Mumbai train.
Two Gujaratis is the total chatter in a Mumbai train.
Three Gujaratis is a rummy game in a Mumbai train.
Four Gujaratis is a dandiya-raas session all night long.
One Sardarji is truck driver.
Two Sardarjis is santa singh and banta singh.
Three Sardarjis is roadside dhaba.
Four Sardarjis are in army.
One Bihari is Laloo Prasad Yadav.
Two Biharis is a booth-capturing squad.
Three Biharis is a caste killing.
Four Biharis is the total literate population of the state.
One Bhaiyya is a milkman.
Two Bhaiyyas is a chanawala (or panipuri wala).
Three Bhaiyyas is a temple-destruction squad.
Four Bhaiyyas is a halwai shop.
(And 12 Bhaiyyas is one SMALL family).
One Kashmiri is a boatman.
Two Kashmiris is a carpet factory.
Three Kashmiris is a tourist agency.
Four Kashmiris is shouting some slogans for no reason.
One Kannadiga is a coffee estate.
Two Kannadigas is a Udupi restaurant.
Three Kannadigas is a pepper powder factor.
Four Kannadigas is an anti-Cauvery squad.
One Parsi is a sentence punctuated with BC's and MC's.
Two Parsis is a doctor and a lawyer.
Three Parsis is a 75 year old man and his two unmarried sisters.
Four Parsis is half their remaining population.
One Malayalee is a narial-pani shop.
Two Malayalees is a boat race.
Three Malayalees is a Gulf job racket.
Four Malayalees makes 40% population in Gulf.
I blogged this just for fun...and is not intented to hurt anyones pride or feelings
Here is a heart touching story ....
A true, touching love story that happened in the rural area of India. The headman of a big tribe had a beautiful daughter, who fell in love with a boy who was an ordinary poor person. When the people of the tribe came to knowabout their love, they did not like it at all, and so began to protest about it. Now it happened that the two lovers left their homes for a happy future.
The people of the tribe started searching for the two lovers but they could not find them. At last, they accepted their love and asked them in a newspaper to come back. The people said that if u both come back we will marry u, we accept that u loved each other truly. So in this way their love won and the age old attitude of the tribe took a beating. The couple went to the city for shopping for the wedding. He was wearing a white traditional dress, and was crossing the road when a car came and hit him and he died on the spot. The girl lost her senses.After a long time she recovered and accepted that her love has died. One night she was sleeping in her home with her family. Her mother had dream in which she saw a fairy.
That fairy asked her mother to wash the blood spots of the guy from her daughter's clothes as soon as possible. But her mother ignored the dream. Next night the father saw the same dream, he also ignored it. Then when the girl had the same dream the next night, she woke up and told her mother about the dream. Her mother asked her to wash the clothes on which there were blood spots. She washed the spots but some remained. Next night she again had the same dream she again washed the spots but
some still remained.
Next night she again had the same dream and this time that fairy gave her last warning to wash the blood spots, else something terrible will happen. This time the girl tried her best to wash the spots, the clothes tore, but some spots still remained.
In the evening on same day when she was alone, someone knocked the door, when she opened the door she saw the fairy at the door. She got very scared and fainted. The fairy woke her up..., and gave her an object, That awe-struck girl asked "what is this..? to which the fairy replied : ......."kaise bhi daag ho, jaise bhi daag ho........Surf Excel hai na..."
I know what u are feeling now...
But don't look for me... I'm searching for the person who emailed this to me... I know you want to kill me for this!!! ....I felt the same when i read it!!