Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tagore & Einstein in the same frame; well done news editor Akbaruddin

THANKS to social media, diplomats in South Block are learning the art of a news editor who spots the photo of the day after zeroing in the big picture news story. As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is now visiting Germany, IFS officer and MEA’s official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin has taken the trouble of choosing two interesting photos and placing those...
in a popular social media site. One photo is of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1960), and the other is Albert Einstein with poet Rabindranath Tagore at Einstein’s Berlin home (1926). In Twitter, visitors complimented Akbaruddin for releasing a photo that has Tagore and Einstein in the same frame!

Babu in Demand
It is proposed to fill the post of adviser (joint secretary level) in the National Disaster Management Authority under the ministry of home affairs on a deputation basis for a period of five years. The post is of non-Central staffing scheme which will be filled through civil services board procedure. Those who are empanelled for the post of joint secretary and equivalent can apply for the same within four weeks.

Action and Appointments
a) Anupam Prakash, a 1998 batch IRS (customs and central excise) officer, who was recommended for central deputation by the department of revenue, has been selected for appointment as director in the ministry of steel.


  1. What a photo! Congrats Mr Akbaruddin.

  2. Kudos to Mr Akbaruddin. Proud of you sir