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Once upon a time, there was a tavern…

Prodipto Ghosh, IAS, AGMUT   As we await our turn in the Departure Lounge, our thoughts turn naturally towards the question of whether the long ride to the airport was worth our while… In my case, one part, all things considered, was certainly memorable: an extension of my undergraduate years, ...
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Bygone Memories (3)

Mohammad Shafi Pandit, IAS, Jammu & Kashmir   Payment of Salary through Cheques In 1995, while I was serving, at the Central level, as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Welfare, and militancy was at its peak in my home state, my services were urgently requisitioned by the then Governor, ...
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Remembrances from the Memory Lane for our Golden Reunion

Navin Kumar, IAS, Maharashtra    An Evening with Talat Mahmood When we were at the Academy, you would recall, Talat Mahmood was invited to give us his songs one evening. He had come only for one hour. We were all very excited and were in the hall at 9.30 pm ...
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Bygone Memories (2)

Mohammad Shafi Pandit, IAS, Jammu & Kashmir   Promoting consumer resistance against exploitation by the traders About 85 per cent of Kashmiris eat non-vegetarian food. It is estimated that Jammu and Kashmir annually consume a whopping 51,000 tonnes of mutton worth Rs 2000 crore approximately, of which about half is ...
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My First Experience at Akademy

Indira Misra, IAS, Chattisgarh   It was the 4th of July, 1969, when I joined as an I A S. Probationer in the National Academy of Administration (later re-named as LBSNAA), at Mussoorie. It is an overwhelming experience, when over 300 faces from different parts of our country, and belonging ...
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