Jalan too

Bimal Jalan, having ceded power at the central bank to the capable hands of YV Reddy, will slip into what will surely be no less lively an occupation. He has now been nominated to the upper house of Parliament (contrasting with Gerashchenko who is to join the lower house), alongside an assortment of amusing characters.

These include one Bollywood actress, a wrestler-turned-actor as well as a newspaper editor. Will Jalan's face fit in this company? India's constitution allows the president