Sunday, June 19, 2011

I Don't Know, Son!-11

I Don’t Know, Son!-11
Mohan Das Pai!  Who?
Son: Mohan Das Pai has joined the Manipal Group as the chief architect of the proposed cluster of multi-discipline universities, dad.
Father: Which Mohan Das Pai, son?
Son: Oh dad! You have already forgotten him! I am referring to the ex-Infosys director T V Mohan Das Pai, dad.
Father: Ok, I am able to recollect now! Go on, son.
Son: Pai has clarified that he is not on the rolls of the Group and he is not taking up any full-time job, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: The Manipal Group also appears to be not very particular in offering a full time job to him, dad.
Father: How come? Go on, son.
Son: They are afraid that he may one fine day aim at the top job in the group even overtaking the founder’s family members, dad!
Father: I understand. That is exactly what he did in Infosys – that too with founders themselves. Go on, son.
Son: The third generation of Dr. T M A Pai, the legendary founder of the group, does not want a repetition of the Infosys-episode in their family venture, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
The Amalgamation for Liquidation!
Son: There is a proposal for the amalgamation of the Communist Party of India (CPM) and the Communist Party of India (CPI), dad. The two had split in the year 1964, dad.
Father: You are right. Go on, son.
Son: The two parties are aware that they have become irrelevant in the present day scenario with both the Russian and Chinese governments becoming more capitalistic than even the US, dad!
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: The defeat of CPM in the State assembly elections of West Bengal and Kerala recently has driven the last nail on the coffins of the two parties, dad.
Father: You are right. Go on, son.
Son: Under the circumstances, the proposed merger of the two parties appears to be the first step in the eventual liquidation of the communist party itself, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
The Innovative University!
Son: At least one University in Karnataka appears to have done something to its credit, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: The University of Mysore and the Mangalore University have recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons, dad. Both the varsities were in the limelight on account of their Professors’ sexual harassment cases against women research students, dad. The Bangalore University is known more for the disputes in the appointments of the Registrars than anything else, dad!
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: But now the Karnatak University, headquartered in Dharwar and the second oldest university in Karnataka, has broken the tradition by its innovative step, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: The university wanted to eliminate the system of mass-copying in its own way, dad.
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: On an experimental basis, the university distributed the answer papers along with the mathematics question papers during the fourth semester examination for B Sc. students, dad!
Father: What is the great idea? Go on, son.
Son: They thought the students will be discouraged from copying as the readymade answers were available along with the question papers, dad! They were expected to only write their registration numbers on the top of the answer sheets, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
The Strategic sale!
Son: Premji’s son Rishab has sold 25% of his stake in Wipro for a little over Rs11 crore, dad.
Father: True. Go on, son.
Son: Analysts are breaking their heads to understand the motive behind the sale of stake in his father’s company where he is the ‘chief strategy officer’, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son:  After a lot of deliberations, they have arrived at a final conclusion, dad.
Father: Go on, Son.
Son: They decided that it must be ‘a strategic sale’, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
Sale for Bigger Returns!
Son: A correspondent from Times of India (ToI) approached Rishab to know the reasons behind the sale, dad.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: Seeing his perseverance, Rishab told him that he wanted to get “Bigger Returns” on his investments, dad!
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: When asked to elaborate, Rishab told the ToI correspondent that he saw a news headline in ToI on 9th June 2011 about the “Bigger Returns on Small Savings”, dad!
Father: Interesting. Go on, son.
Son: Rishab told him that he wanted to take full advantage of the “Bigger Returns” and wanted the correspondent to enlighten him the details of the higher returns, dad!
Father: Wonderful! Go on, son!
Son: The correspondent vanished from the place without a trace, dad!
Father: I don’t know, son!
A V Krishnamurthy
19th June2011

 

2 comments:

Preeti said...

I think you should post the previous 1-10 parts of "I don't know, Son!" These series are wonderful and very innovative idea by you.

I am glad you started blogging. Reaching bigger audience with your writing is justice done to the readers. Keep blogging and keep them coming. Very best!

A V Krishnamurthy said...

Thank you very much Preeti. I will post the entire series as suggested by you.