Pranab Mukherjee is one of the senior leaders in India. He is 76 years old and currently serving as the finance minister of India. However he has been resigned from the post of Finance minister as he is going to fill the nomination paper of president election. He is one of the contestants for the president of India. He is the UPA nominee in the 2012 presidential elections.
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Popularly known as Dada, Pranab is from the West Bengal state of India. He is famous as Pranab Da in his team. He did his post graduation in History and Political Science. He also holds a LLB degree from the University of Kolkata. In his early professional career, he worked as an upper divisional clerk. After that he joined a college as a professor and later a journalist.
He started his career from student politics. He was the leader and member of various students associations. He first joined the parliament in the Upper House and then he was re-elected in 1975, 1981, 1993 and 1999. His first cabinet rank was Union Deputy Minister, Industrial Development.
He became the Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission of India in the year 1991. After that he joined various cabinet ministry level designation including Minister of Defence, Minister of External Affairs, Finance Minister and numbers of others ministry.
Pranab Mukherjee is one of the senior ministers of Congress party. He worked with several renowned Indian ministers including Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Narasimha Rao and many more.
Here is a list of some of the designation he holds in his career.
Finance Minister of India from 1982 to 1984
Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission 24 June 1991 – 15 May 1996
Minister of Defence 22 May 2004 – 26 October 2006
Foreign Minister October 2006
Minister of External Affairs 24 October 2006 – 23 May 2009
Finance Minister of India 24 January 2009 – 26 June 2012
Best Administrator in India Award in the year 2011 by K. Karunakaran Foundation.
Padma Vibhushan in the year 2008 by President of India.
Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in the year 1997 by Indian Parliamentary Group.
He has been submitted his President Nomination form today on 28 June 2012. During the nomination, he was surrounded with several cabinet minister including PM and UPA President.
Well, that's one of the benefit of a Democracy, is you can make fun of or chum around with the Commander in Chief, and not get beheaded for it. Nothing expresses the colorful character of United States culture like the nicknames we give our Presidents. Here are some of the best, with the stories behind them.
Shrub (George Walker Bush) - A name bestowed in the writings of the late Molly Ivins, the American columnist and author. Seen by many as the Dorothy Parker of modern politics, it took a sharp wit like Molly's to draw the connection between the surname "Bush" and a reference to the Junior President being hardly capable of filling the shadow of Bush Senior.
Slick Willie (William Jefferson Clinton) - Bestowed by an editorial article in the "Arkansas Democrat Gazette", this nickname does the skillful job of referring to the "Teflon" nature of Clinton where nothing ever seemed to stick to him, his charismatic skills, a reference to his way with the ladies, and a kind of 1940's-era risibility, all without condemning him too hard.
The Gipper (Ronald Wilson Reagan) - Named after an actual role he played in the movie "Knute Rockne, All American". The movie was about football and Ronald Reagan played George Gipp. The lead character actually had the line: "The last thing George said to me, 'Rock,' he said, 'sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper." Reagan actually cheerfully adopted this nickname himself.
The Accidental President (Gerald Ford) - Ford had a reputation for being physically clumsy and his many slips and falls were caught on camera. Most famously was when he tripped coming out of his jet, Air Force One, and tumbled down about 12 feet of steps. Combined with this, he had never run for President or Vice President, since Nixon appointed him from Congress directly to the Vice Presidency to replace Spiro Agnew. Nixon then was ironically impeached himself, leaving the tiller of the nation in Ford's shaky hands.
Tricky Dick (Richard Milhous Nixon) - No list of colorful Presidential nicknames would be complete without it. First coined by Democratic opponent Helen Gahagan Douglas, during the 1950 race for the California U.S. Senate. The name was applied for Nixon's already questionable tactics when competing for a Senate seat, and even then compared to his later record the public had seen nothing yet.
Give 'Em Hell Harry (Harry S. Truman) - This was shouted out from a crowd listening to one of his famously fiery speeches, and the name stuck throughout his Presidency as he earned the reputation of a vigilant watchdog of the nation's well-being.
The Sphinx of the Potomac (Calvin Coolidge) - The president was known for being the most taciturn official ever, and legends abound of how difficult it was to get him to talk. This made him enigmatic; nobody knew what he was thinking, and so he was silent and mysterious like an Egyptian sphinx.
The Professor (Woodrow Wilson) - Surprisingly enough, an academic with his own thoughts and no need for speech-writers is the exception in the Presidency rather than the norm. But Wilson was one of these, and was one of the few to be hailed as an intellectual. Compare this with later Presidencies where jokes at the expense of the President's I.Q. are the norm.
The Lion (Theodore Roosevelt) - It is difficult to pick from the many colorful nicknames given to Roosevelt the first, however, this one sums up his military record before his time in office, and his grit and determination in rooting out corruption on his way to the top. He ruled with a very firm hand, and this nickname speaks of that character in an almost Biblical state of reverence.
His Obstinacy (Grover Cleveland) - A President famous for his use of the veto power; he had a rubber stamp and he wasn't the least bit afraid to use it. Cleveland himself later bragged that his greatest accomplishment as President was blocking the bad ideas of others.
Image Break point movie, scene known as the Dead presidents Masks.
1. Ferdinand Marcos President of the Philippines (1972–1986) 5–10 billion
The ONG International Transparency has estimated that Marcos and his clan took over a fortune of 5.000 y 10.000 million USD.
The process to return the funds to Philipines which the Marcos clan sotld and hid in swiss government were a disgrace. Only 658 million were returned.
Good luck finding the rest.
2. AKA: Mobutu or Mobutu Sese Seko President of Zaire (1965–1997) 5 billion
And again another president, another playing card of the House of Cards. This man does not only take the price for the people’s misrepresentation, but he takes 5 billion USD.
While in office he took to forming an authoritarian regime, amassed vast personal wealth, and attempted to purge the country of all colonial cultural influence, while also maintaining an anti-communist stance.
3. Sani Abacha President of Nigeria (1993–1998) 2–5 billion
And another President. But defacto one, which basically means, he is military man and took over by force, and stayed in power by force.
Noted for being a monumental kleptocrat which seems to be a nice word to say CRIMINAL and TOTALITARIAN.
He executed those who oposed him. The Swiss authorities consider the family Abacha a Criminal Organisation. They are not the only ones.
4. Slobodan Milošević President of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1989–2000) 1 billion
Suspicion of corruptions, abuse of power, and other criminal activities, were the reason for his arrest in 2001, by the Yugoslav federal authorities. As there were no “evidence” to the Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Dindic, he was sent to the Hague to stand trial for charges of WAR CRIMES. The trial lasted five years, Milošević took over his own defence and died before the trial reached a verdict.
5. Jean-Claude Duvalier President of Haiti (1971–1986) 300–800 million
Jean-Claude Duvalier, AKA: "Bébé Doc" or "Baby Doc was the Ruler of Haiti, took over after his father “Papa Doc”, so they called him “Baby Doc”. Thousands of Haitians were killed and murdered, other forced to self-exile. While the killing and torturing was going on, his regime took 300–800 million. Now he is back in Haiti, I doubt he is there for the view.
6.Alberto Fujimori President of Peru (1990–2000) 600 million
This guy made a complete mess not only of Peru, but shocked the entire South American Region. Going back and forth, from different countries, he stood trial and was found guilty. Fujimori was specifically found guilty of murder, bodily harm, and two cases of kidnapping. Sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Peruvian court sentenced Alberto Fujimori to an additional 7½ years in prison for embezzlement after the former president admitted to paying the head of Peru's intelligence service (SIN), US$ out of the Peruvian treasury. He later plead guilty of bribery.
7. Pavlo Lazarenko Prime Minister of Ukraine (1996–1997) 114–200 million
Convicted and sentenced to prison in the United States for money laundering, wire fraud and extortion. According to the official count by United Nations, approximately $200,000,000 has been looted by Lazarenko during 1996-1997 from the government of Ukraine.
8. Arnoldo Alemán President of Nicaragua (1997–2002) 100 million
Alemán was formally charged in December 2002, and on 7 December 2003 he was sentenced to a 20-year prison term for a string of crimes including money laundering, embezzlement and corruption.
9. Joseph Estrada, President of the Philippines (1998–2001) 78–80 million
AKA: ERAP. Background and Frontground: Military. Joseph Estrada.
In 2000 he declared an "all-out-war" against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
Later, after more atrocities. He was sentenced by the special division of the Sandiganbayan to reclusion perpetua for plunder. For some reason (guess which) he was granted pardon by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
10. Unkown. Status still to be elected by the people of some country or to rise by military force in some other.
Nobel Peace Prize panel has received some serious criticism for its decision to give this year's Nobel peace prize to president Obama. But they keep defending their decision, as they should.
The main criticism about their decision is that Obama got the prize prematurely. Considering Obama has only been in office for some time and haven't been able to do much yet, it's understandable. Then again, if we look at the bigger picture, even the fact that George Bush is not in the office any more, deserves an award. Does he deserve a Nobel Peace Price is of course a totally different question.
The members of the panel say that Obama has already contributed to a bit safer world with less tension and his efforts to remove the line between the West and the Muslim world have given results.
The understanding of Poploid is that Obama got its award for being black, being not Bush and that the award has lots to do with US being a better place because of Obama. So in reality, it seems like the award was actually given to the entire nation of United States of America for choosing the right president.
1. MySpace pictures taken while standing in front of a full length mirror. - That's right, camera-in-shot reflection photos are out and "mirror kiss" photos are in. Many trend conscious Myspace teens have filling up their profiles with pictures of them kissing their own reflections in mirrors and the trendemic seems to be spreading. Can you say 'emo-much'?
2. Britney Spears jokes.- The jokes about the once fallen singer have become passé and the only thing people are talking about today that has to do with Britney is... well... her music.
3. Music on MTV - The Hills, Made, Laguna Beach, Celebrity Rap Superstar, Room Raiders, you name it, there are more reality shows on Music Television than there are on regular TV channels. By 2020 music videos will be an anomaly on the channel. Reality TV's killing the video star
4. Rap music that doesn't sound like techno.- Synth beats in hiphop music used to be a regular thing that most people were used to, but artists have taken it one step further and now Akon's or Lil Wayne's new songs sound like something out of a David Guetta album
5. Anything out of THIS decade.- Retro has taken over. Leggings, New Soul, New Wave revival, jacket dresses and 80s cartoon character shirts have become popular in both the fashion and music industries.
6. Painting your nails.- Singer Beyoncé Knowles has started a new trend -- Minxes and no, not the fur, but rather stickable nail polish. She can be seen wearing these in her 'Single Ladies' music video. They're far more easier to apply than nail polish and last longer.
7. Hardcore music.- The hills are alive with the sound of alternative music and the number of alt artists does not seem to be decreasing.
8. Being synthetically fake.- People are keeping it natural, but with a twist. Natural and organic make-up and human hair extensions are in. If Mother Nature grew it, people will wear it
9. X colour is the new black.- It's official: black is the new black, which means boys no longer have to walk around in girly pink shirts, but can rock out in a black shirt and still look hot
10. Baggy clothes.- 'Tight is right' in the the late 2000s and both boys and girls can look hot in tight jeans and shirts. From sk8er boi to pop tarts, everyone is sporting the skinny look and looking stylish
1. When stuck in a traffic jam, you can get out of your car and break into song or start dancing and no one will even look at you funny
2. You can sing perfectly well regardless of whether you're running down the street or doing a complicated dance routine.
3. Everyone, especially women, at a club is beautiful and well dressed and dances the same way (eg bobbing their heads with one hand in the air)
4. Anyone that hears your song on the radio will immediately love it and start tapping their feet or bobbing their head.
5. You will always get over your ex-boyfriend immediately after singing about how useless they are and how you deserve better
6. You can sing extremely high pitched notes without your throat moving or taking a breath before you begin
7. Random people at a club who've never met each other before can perform a flawless complicated dance routines
8. There are no fat people at the beach
9. You can sing in any kind of environment, including space and underwater without the sound being effected in any way
10. Spit will never come out your mouth no matter how fast you may be rapping or singing