M.K. Kaw, the author of Bureaucrazy fame is known for his style imbued with humour and pen dipped in satire. Here he takes a look at his own life. There are revelations about the exploits of politicians and bureaucrats. Kaw has manfully resisted the temptation to deliver high-sounding sermons at hapless juniors in the service. He has instead concluded with tongue-in-cheek aphorisms camouflaged as 'pearls of wisdom'.
"Maharaj Krishen Kaw is a former member of the Indian Administrative Service (1964 batch). He was allotted to the Himachal Pradesh cadre. He held important posts like Director of Industries, Deputy Commissioner, Solan and Kangra districts, Secretary Personnel, Finance, Education, Culture and Public Relations. He was Principal Secretary to two chief ministers.
At the Centre, his postings were in the Ministries of Rural Development, Defence and Finance. He was the Member Secretary of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, Secretary Civil Aviation, Principal Adviser (Education) Planning Commission and Secretary Human Resource Development. He retired in 2001.
Kaw has written 15 books. He has published several books of poetry in English and Hindi, a novel, short stories, plays, middles and so on. He runs a monthly column ‘Kawcaw’ and a blog with the same name.
His earlier title Bureaucrazy Gets Crazier is still a bestseller and The Science of Spirituality, a classic on philosophy. Besides, he has authored a 13-episode serial Kehna Aasaan Hai for Kashir channel of Doordarshan.
Kaw can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org."
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