Even if the hosts of the event arrange for a special entrance for him, Dr Jalan will not budge. This also takes its toll on security sometimes, but the Guv will not have anyone fussing over him.
Whats more, true to the image of a dour central banker, Dr Jalan is not into partying because, says birdie, hes petrified of some snoopy photographer putting him on Page Three!
Big B At Sebi
Now on to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) chairman, G N Bajpai. He comes from Life Insurance Corporation, where he was well-known for working late and often on weekends.
Workaholic Mr Bajpai is causing a flutter at Sebi these days with his punishing work schedule. Long used to a relaxed pace, Sebi officials are getting a taste of real hard work.
Grapevine has it that the Sebi chief says everyone in the organisation needs to work harder in the national interest.
So these days, you have grumpy-faced Sebi brass often working late into the evening or staggering into work on a Saturday. Sceptical Try mentioning the phrase national interest to them and see if Sebi officials dont come charging at you!