Eavesdropper

Written by The Financial Express | Updated: Jan 30 2011, 03:57am hrs
Pranab scores pre-Budget goal

His Budget is nowhere near complete, but finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has already won the hearts and souls of Bengali journalists in the capitaltake a random poll of any lot of financial journalists, and chances are the bulk of them will be from Bengal. At a lunch organised for the journalists, Mukherjee served them the best of hilsa. Most journalists, naturally, focused on the fish, missing the opportunity to quiz the minister on things important. The fish-eating journalists, however argued, those things were unimportant.