Silly season is upon us, and the awards are being handed out left and right—to entrepreneurs, enterprises, politicians, just about anybody in the public eye. So, we thought we’d join in with a few nominations of our own. Now only if we could find a host for the ceremony...
Petroleum Chic: Mukesh & Nita Ambani. For giving humble but precious crude oil the champagne-like status it deserves.
Most Dedicated Follower of Fashion: Former Home Minister Shivraj Patil. For changing his outfit three times in a day, while Delhi was exploding. Now that’s dedication.
Most Bashful Maiden: MTN of South Africa. For being wooed by Sunil Mittal, and then Anil Ambani, but still not walking to the altar.
Making Hay: First Global’s Shankar Sharma. For being one of the first to predict a bear market, when punters were still raving about the long-term India story, and emerging as an anti-hero of sorts in the process.
Resilience: The Great Indian Middle Class. For coping with the slowdown after five years of conspicuous consumption, malls, multiplexes and weekend luxury resorts.
Showing How Seriously Awards Should Be Taken: The management of Satyam Computer. For winning a series of excellence in corporate governance awards in the recent past, and then proposing two outrageous acquisitions of two real estate and construction companies owned by the promoters. (The shareholders protested, and the deal was called off).
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