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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. IAS or the Indian Administrative Service is not just the biggest national pastime as a combined number of more than a half million seekers write the Prelims every yearit is also the most entertaining and epicentric nucleus of policy-making in India.
Even if there’s no vertical accountability to “We, the People of India”, these Babus have a world of their own – they rea IAS or the Indian Administrative Service is not just the biggest national pastime as a combined number of more than a half million seekers write the Prelims every yearit is also the most entertaining and epicentric nucleus of policy-making in India.
They are easily the most-wide read amongst India’s intellectuals and share a world almost like a Bilderberg or a Freemason society M. Kaw is a retired IAS officer who has been there, done that. He gives a promising preview that entertains as much as it informs in this cheeky book that is sure to be lapped up by all bureaucracy members. The present book is a sequel to an earlier book “Bureaucrazy” published in It is more elegant, presentable, and full of wit in Wodehousean fashion.
Divided into seven parts, and populated with 47 chapters. There is one chapter almost on every conceivable facet of bureaucracy – the ways and means of wives of IAS officers, from egoistic officers like Seshan to diffident members, the need to have Godfathers, to “sir” your officers, the anatomy of corruption, etc. There is only one flaw: Published first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 04, Anil Swarup rated it really liked it.
Many IAS officers could get away with non-performance because they had command over the English language. M K Kaw mentions this in one of the narratives in this brilliant sequel to “Bureaucrazy”. He also has that command over the English language but he could distinguish himself in his career.
There are other not-so-glorious aspects of the IAS that have been mentioned in the book that any bureaucrat can relate to. However, there are certain serious dimensions that catch your attention though ev Many IAS officers could get away with non-performance because they had command over the English language.
However, there are certain serious dimensions that catch your attention though even these are laced with sense of humour. A must read for all bureaucrats, specially those that can laugh at themselves and yet carry on with the serious business of governance. Feb 09, Yogesh rated it really liked it. A light hearted satirical take on the IAS babus and their working, makes a very good read to know how bureaucracy is twisted in its own ways and still functioning for the betterment.
A good hearty satirical look at Indian bureaucracy and perhaps bureaucracy everywhere. I suggest South African public servants read it to recognise the pitfalls ahead of us and some already behind.
Some of the things are even applicable on private organisation run with a lot of bureaucracy. Old world english with a lot of complexities suck some of the fun from reading this book. Mar 02, Harsimran Singh rated it really liked it. Author gives a wholesome view of the service from his experiences in a humorous way and also discusses issues like changing role of the service, commitment, games played.
Bureaucrazy Gets Crazier : IAS Unmasked
Jan 05, Imran rated it it was amazing. May 09, Hakim Mani rated it liked it. The book tries to explain each and every aspect of life of an IAS officer with efficacy. The temerity of Mr Kaw has to be appreciated for his light hearted opinions on such eminent policy planners of our nation. The book consists of 47 chapters with fascinating titles giving an Indian feel to the contents of the chapter. The use of Urdu lexicon also familiarizes the reader with the actual language used by the Bureaucrats.
The author has stated various examples of how the bureaucrats have mastered manipulating the laws and outlaws with equal felicity, thus yielding a deeper look at how things work at the upper level. It is an easy and must read for those who have a gusto towards Indian Administrative Services.
Sep 20, Chandrashekar rated it liked it Shelves: This book made me scurry for the English dictionary more than once. For all the reasons mentioned above, this book was bound to be readable.
It is fast paced, witty throughout and at some levels improves your understanding of the workings of the long maligned bureaucracy. Bureaucraazy it lacks in content, bureaucray makes up through its presentation. Just like how bureaucrats work.
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But it is not a book to read for everyone. The target audience being retired, working and aspiring bureaucrats. For others, it might be a bore with little specks of humor strewn across which might bring a smile on your face. Oct 02, Parth rated it liked rcazier. It makes for an interesting read sprinkled with witty anecdotes, incisive insights and mature advices.
Though it gets repetitive in certain portions yet it is an essential read to gain perspective into the working of the glorified babus! It covers all stages of the career of a Bureaucrat from the entry in to service to rising in the ranks to dealing with the unavoidable, unpleasant reality of retirement.
It also touches upon the steady personal and non-existent social life of the officials. Easy It makes for an interesting read sprinkled with witty anecdotes, incisive insights and mature advices.
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buraucrazy Easy and funny to read. Aug 31, Jayesh Deore rated it really liked it. A humorous book, throughout the essays kaw speaks his heart with sceptical humour. I particularly liked the last half, which is later added. Sep 14, Sagnik Nag rated it really liked it.
Bureaucrazy Gets Crazier- IAS Unmasked by M.K. Kaw
A satirical stump on Indian Bureaucrats! Though times have changedstill it’s good to know how it originated. Dec 02, Bhaskar kumar rated it really liked it. There aren’t more than 5 pages where you don’t laugh, giggle, smirk, or smile. Laced with humor all around.
Mar 19, Sandhya Chandramohan rated it it was amazing. Now this is one hell of a book. But after you crack the Civil Services not before, lest you might get discouraged of the endeavour. Oct 08, Vikas Soni rated it it was amazing.
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