Archive for September, 2006

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It’s back again….. even if you’ve already read this, it’s worth reading once more…… DON’T MISS A SINGLE LINE ……and the last one is fantastic. 馃榾 馃榾 馃榾

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EDUCATION /Qualification:

– Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1952;

– Stood first in MA (Economics), Panjab 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, Panjab University, Chandigarh

1963-65: Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi

1969-71: Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

1976: 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 Assamon 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, 1998onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha

June 5, 1998onwards: Member, committee on finance

August 13, 1998onwards: 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 IM 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 Cyprus1993: 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: Amrit Kaur
Married on: September 14, 1958
Wife: Gursharan Kaur
Children: Three daughters


Well i think INDIA’S Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM all over the world. What you guys say?



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Bihari Driving License

What would a driving license application form look like in Lallo land? Check it out. 馃檪


NOTE: Please do not soot the person at the applikason kounter.
He will give you the licen.

For phurthar instructions, see bottom applikason.

1. Last name:

(_) Yadav (_) Sinha (_) Pandey (_) Misra (_) Dot no
(Check karet box)

2. First name:
(_) Ramprasad (_) Lakhan (_) Sivprasad (_) Jamnaprasad (_) Dot no
(Check karet box)

3. Age:
(_) Less than phipty (_) Greater than phipty (_) Dot no
(Check karet box)

4. Sex: ____ M _____ P(F) _____ not sure _____not applicable

5. Chappal Size: ____ Lepht ____ Right

(_) Politison (_) Doodhwala (_) Pehelwaan (_) House wife (_) Un-employed
(Check karet box)

7. Number of children libing in the household: ___

8. Number that are yours: ___

9. Mather name: _______________________

10. Phather Name: ____________________ (If not no,leave blank)

11. Ejjucason: 1 2 3 4 (Circle highest grade completed)

12. Dental rekard:
(_) Ellow (_) Berownish-ellow (_) Berown (_) Belack (_) Other -__________ Give egjhakt color
(Check karet box)

13.Your thumb imparesson :
(If you are copying from another applikason pharom, please do not copy thumb impression also. Please provide your own thumb impression.)


Use thumb on your lepht hand only. If you dont have le pht hand, use your thumb on right hand. If you do not have right hand, use thumb on lepht hand.


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She might have dropped out of the top five in your Top Actress ratings, but she’s ready to bounce back. After sizzling skimpily in the Dhoom 2 promos, Aishwarya Rai looks simply enchanting in the brand new pictures from JP Dutta’s Umrao Jaan.

Pairing her with rumoured boyfriend Abhishek Bachchan, Umrao Jaan is set to hit theatres for the Eid/Diwali weekend on October 20.


Source: Rediff

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WinSnap is a small enhancement utility for taking and editing screenshots. It can easily capture windows of non-rectangular form with the background of your choice, automatically perform simple canvas transformations and coloring effects, add professional smoothing shadows in Photoshop style and more. Also, WinSnap supports variety of image formats and provides advanced auto-save features.

Windows Snapshot Maker

WinSnap may be used free of charge only by a non-commercial entity for personal, educational and non-commercial purposes. You can download it here.

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Its the season of sequels in the Hindi film industry. I earlier added Dhoom 2 trailer and here is the DON 2 trailer which features Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and others. This one seems like a very high tech version of previous hit which featured Amitabh Bachan.

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Modern Wonders of INDIA

The latest available statistics from the World Bank indicate that India’s gross domestic product has seen annual growth of 8.5% — more than doubling the 4% of 2000. Reflecting this growth and the country’s increasing presence on the international stage as an IT and economic powerhouse, the nation’s leading companies, including Wipro, Infosys, and Tata Consultancy Services are constructing new corporate campuses.

Similar to China’s architectural boom, India’s forthcoming wave of slick contemporary architecture, even beyond offices, symbolizes the Asian nation’s rocketing economy, which first began to open up 15 years ago.

Via a series of superlative skyscrapers, shopping centers, and residences that are the tallest, the largest, the ‘greenest,’ or the first of their kind, the country is quickly presenting itself as a 21st century global power.

Wonders of IndiA

Click here to see all the pictures.

Source: BusinessIndia & Rediff

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Indians celebrating after winning the low scoring match


The second last match of the Tri-series (DLF Cup 2006) between India and West Indies was a close affair. Bowled out for 162, India’s bowlers breathed life into the team’s campaign in Kuala Lumpur as they pulled off an improbable 16-run victory over the West Indies in the fifth ODI of the DLF Cup tri-series on Wednesday. Sachin’s seventh wicket patership with Harbhajan of 78 runs provided some respect to the final score of 161 all out. Harbhajan Singh scored 37 runs before returning with bowling figures of 3 for 35 to be deservedly adjudged man of the match.

India’s quest for self-preservation in the tri-series got off to the worst possible start as they lost captain Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag in quick succession. The famous batting line up failed to show any class apart from just one individual whom we all call THE MASTER, Sachin Tendulkar. The other bastmen also didn’t do much and went back into the pavilion one after the other. India were struggling at 78-6 when Harbhajan Singh joined Tendulkar in the middle.Harbhajan Singh’s all-round performance proved crucial. The off-spinner gave a dazzling display of his talent with the ball and also proved a stoic batsman in the company of Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 37 runs and India had recovered from 78-6 to 156-6, when Harbhajan fell to Chris Gayle. India were all out for 161.

The West Indies shuffled the batting order to give the fringe players opportunity. Chris Gayle and Brian Lara were dropped down the line-up; result: the top-order cracked open at the slightest hint of pressure. Munaf Patel drew first blood for India when he had Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan in the space of two overs. Chanderpaul’s attempted pull ballooned in the air before dropping into the hands of a waiting Sehwag, while Sarwan nicked the ball to the wicketkeeper. Those two wickets set the ball rolling, and Sreesanth, Agarkar and R P Singh chipped in to give India a serious chance in the match. Harbhajan bowled to a packed close-in cordon and brought in all the variation to have the West Indians in a tangle. He finsihed the day with the figures of 3 for 35. The West Indies, chasing 162, were bowled out for 146 in 41 overs.

Defending a modest target, the Indian bowlers came up with a spirited team effort to post an incredible win and keep their chances alive in the series. The West Indies, having already qualified for the final, paid for complacency as they were bowled out for 146 runs in 41 overs while chasing a modest 162 runs.

Indian bolwing finally came good and showed that on a given day they can beat any team and defend even the modest targets. Indian team need to learn a few lessons from this DLF cup as they have showed inconsistency in both batting and bolwing. They bat good in one match and bowl badly, where as in another match they do the opposite. For India to have a fair chance of winning the Wold Cup next year, they need to be consistent in both the departments.

Sources: Rediff & Cricinfo

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OK, Google started the service to send free SMS’s to US cell phones, but they haven’t yet extended the service for Canadian Cell phones. But each of these Canadian cell phone service providers provide their own service to send free SMS’s to their customers.

Here is a compliation of the various sites from where you can send free SMS’s to Canadian Cell phone users. You just need to know the phone number of the person you want to send the SMS to and their cell phone provider.

Bell Mobility Free SMS Service:
Offers free short message service from the Internet to Bell Mobility mobiles.

Fido Free SMS Service:
Service is able to send free SMS to GSM mobile phones in Fido coverage zones. It seems to also work with Rogers Wireless.

Rogers Wireless Free SMS
Rogers Wireless High-Speed text messaging service gives you the ability to send free text messages via the Internet for free.

Telus Mobility Free SMS
Send free sms via the Internet to any Telus Mobility telephone anywhere in Canada

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Google has a web page that lets you send free SMS in the US: Google Send to Phone.

This page is used in Google Toolbar for IE and Google Send to Phone for Firefox to send short text messages of web page content.

This feature has been available since last year and it’s a simple way to send free SMS, without using sites that require registration.

To find out more about this, including some of the privacy issues, read the FAQ.

Source: Google Operating System

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