Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Annual Salty Blog Award ,2010 for the Best Indians
Best Bureaucrat : PJ Thomas, Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) for refusing to see the irony that a charge sheeted government employee ( like himself) can't occupy even a peon's post leave alone a CVC's and for refuting all moves to step down and save the sanctity of CVC's post in our scam-ridden country.
Best Corporate Chairman : Ratan Tata for setting a leader's example of hard-work by keeping his phone lines working with his PR agent to manipulate government formation at all times in day & night; when he should have been sleeping for having admittedly refused to pay a bribe of 15 crs. to an aviation minister a decade back.
Best Economist : Pranab Mukherjee. For inflating the general price level of food, commodities, white & brown goods to a mark where it will overcompensate the loss of demand due to downturn and still keep the balance sheets of companies at a healthy level giving the perception of wholesome growth in GDP.
Best Eligible Bachelor: Salman Khan , for losing yet again another prospective beautiful bride (this time in Katrina ) but still managing to draw ten petite belles of Bollywood to walk the ramp during the launch of his NGO, 'Being Human' and for still keeping the energy to woo the sultry Pakistani actress, Veena Malik in the Bigg Boss show..
Best Engineer(s) : From Kolkata Metro , who demonstrated that even a guided slow moving train on a straight track can derail itself and make travelling in Metro an unsafe prospect.
Best Friends: Niira Radia's friends in media, corporate & politics who work night and day as information brokers, power brokers, scripted storywriters without seemingly for any consideration. True friends in need.
Best Marketing Manager: The Wholesaler/Distributor mafia network. For successfully demonstrating that hoarding stock indefinitely during scarce times is an art of business that adds value to their bottom line at the cost of millions of producers & consumers of goods. edible & non-edible.
Best Politician : Dr. M Karunandihi , for refusing to take off his black glasses while viewing the scam money repatriated by his comrades in union ministry of telecom.
Best Sportsman : Dr. MS Gill for demonstrating that his sports ministry is all about showing & encouraging champion-like skills in playing the best game in the country. And that is 'money-making from large projects' such as Commonwealth games.
Best Social work : Adarsh Society for creating a society with stakeholders from serving army generals, top bureaucrats, top politicians , fixers (and the like) that rewards ill-gotten land, dubious sanctions & government approvals with valuable real estates in a prime location and all with the noble intention of benefiting war-widows of Kargil.
Also See: 2009 Saltblog awards and 2008 Saltyblog awards