RBI governor Raghuram Rajan is slowly slipping in more details about his father. In most published accounts, Raghuram Rajan’s father is identified without his name Govindarajan and only as a senior government official. At an address given at his old school, Rajan claims that his father was too poor to give him a sweater! Sneakily, he also slipped in that his father worked closely with R&AW founder Kao. R&AW was earlier not even admitted as a government organization and was headed by a Joint Secretary in the foreign ministry. Interestingly, it is the R&AW, which conducts “negotiations” with top Indian terrorists organizations.
Even though Caravan magazine had published that Rajan’s father Govindarajan was an Intelligence Burea official and later deputy chief of R&AW, almost all other Indian publications self-censor themselves and mention in passing that his father was a senior bureaucrat.
Caravan magazine was in the news recently after Washington Post was caught plagiarizing content from the magazine. Washington Post created a big fuss last year after writing a critical article on America’s loyal stooge Manmole Singh. Earlier to that, Washington Post was leading a campaign against CNN host Fareed Zakaria, accusing him of plagiarism just because he failed to mention the original authors of a quotation that had over time become popular in general discourse.
NOTE: I was lead to this piece of info while reading a blog post by Seema Sapra (http://seemasapra.blogspot.in/2013/11/why-raghuram-rajan-should-not-have-been.html). Ms. Sapra was a highly paid lawyer before she filed a whistleblower case against General Electric company of the US. She says that GE got her fired and has been harrassing her. GE operatives allegedly have been threatening and now she has been forced to live outside the homes of senior police official in her car (http://www.deccanherald.com/content/342618/homeless-woman-advocate-gives-sleepless.html). I thought Economic Times was bad but I realize Business Standard is a hundred times worse. http://seemasapra.blogspot.in/2014/01/complaint-against-justice-p-k-bhasin.html