Friday, August 19, 2011

[Som] IIM-A students organize a candle-light procession in support of Anna Ha...

This post is aimed to showcase duplicity in superficial conduct of IIM Ahmedabad community who organized a candle-light procession in support of Anna – Jan Lokpal.  Once again wannabe Corporate Babudom cared not to miss an important photo-op to be seen on right side of right-wrong divide. After all such opportunities come but infrequently.

Do these young people really care for honesty and accountability? Look here how Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of IIM Ahmedabad permitted plunder (HARD cash corruption) of nearly a crore rupees. CVO is loath against recovering loss to the institute. And students would care the least to hold him accountable for plunder from fees chest. Had these LTC scam money (and there are other scams too) been saved, increase in student fees could have been avoided. Would someone believe that the same CVO (on 19/11/2010) also participated in student organized candle light vigil in memory of Manjunath? And that he even took pledge against corruption in the presence of students.
Above is the whistle blower email on electronic noticeboard (ALLNB) of IIM Ahmedabad. Whistleblower on the same noticeboard also claimed absolute NIL response from faculty and students. Silence of elite faculty and students when confronted with corruption in their own backyard speak volume about their inner core value systems, their duplicity, their superficial vigils.

Arm chair intellectuals are always comfortable working with LARGER systems. Larger the better. After all, IIMA is too small and inconvenient a CANVAS for crème de la crème! And then, having made big investments (fees), there are pressing issues like research/academic pursuits, promotions, grades, conferences, placements, awards... Candle light vigils are better means to console and pamper one's conscience. 

In corporate-babudom, successful babus are those who follow the mantra - stay close to the line  dividing good-evil, moral-immoral. Sneak in to evil side to gulp down crumbs with generous helpings of moral preaching's (smokescreen). Sh*t in to brother's account. And immediately hurry back to be seen on right side of right-wrong divide. Rarely does a 'Ramalinga Raju' or 'Rajat Gupta' gets caught with bloody hands.

When a constable pays to get favorable posting, it is but natural that some stack-holder needs to payback. But here the student stack-holder is agnostic and willing to pay higher fees as long as the deal leaves him with ample on field opportunities. Bear it for 2 years. Get the 'seal' of 
approval stamped on your persona (Idiot istyle!) and push-off.

If these candle light vigils are not duplicity and superficial, what they are? QED.

Posted By Blogger to Som at 8/19/2011 06:49:00 AM

Sunday, August 14, 2011

[Som] Brown Sahibs (“Macaulay's children”) of IIM Ahmedabad

Here are whistleblower emails on electronic discussion forums of IIM Ahmedabad. For management these were documents "couched in satire". So what? A thought leader would still have picked up the red flag. Messages trace deep malice within faculty dominated administration and resultant frustration within lower ranks.
Above is the communication to Dr. Singhania (Chair, BoG). This message also on electronic notice board of IIMA highlights the predominant faculty mindset at the institute. YES, this indeed is the predominant mindset with exceptions in minority. Faculty members have organized themselves in to a communal force with there being absolute NIL avenues for victim's grievance redressal against faculty abuses. YES, each and every IIMA faculty is a part of this commune. NONE of these bugs would undo deliberate wrongs committed by one amongst them. 

So many of these people are sucked in sleaze and greed. Sulking or relishing actually depends on individual upbringing but silent spectators nonetheless.

Above was the communication that let loose alarmed faculty power-grids basking in arrogance of discretionary powers as "भाग्य विधाता" of lower ranks. These are the Brown Sahibs ("Macaulay's children") of IIM Ahmedabad. Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) famously defined the term as, "Bhagya Vidhata of laity", "a class of person, Indian in blood and color, but Colonial in taste, opinion, words and intellect". 

Though the whistle blower had delivered signed copy to Director on 01-Jul-2008 for onward dispatch through proper channel to Dr. Singhania, Prof Barua sat on the letter till 25-Jun-2009 (~12 months) when he was FORCED to forward the same on receipt of hearing notice from CIC. Here are the two related petitions (on status of grievance redressal system) available on Government of India website. (pg-5,6)

Posted By Blogger to Som at 8/13/2011 11:02:00 PM

Friday, August 5, 2011

[Som] Mr. Bhatt’s rejoinders to Prof. Barua, Director IIMA

This is in continuation of earlier post at

And the Director was beating around the wrong bush! Here is the first rejoinder email where Mr. Bhatt laments that "an employee's call to his OWN Director had to be routed all the way through Lucknow".

100915 Ketan 2 BoG

Here is the other rejoinder email from Mr. Bhatt.

100916 Ketan 2 BoG (Download .pdf to follow hyperlinks in scribd doc)

These leaked documents are alarming commentary on state of debased polity at IIM Ahmedabad. As elsewhere, rot spreads deeper and wider when anchored among top hierarchies of an organization. Director Prof Barua indulged in misplaced argumentum ad personam.

Posted By Blogger to Som at 8/05/2011 10:30:00 AM