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FM P Chidambaram

As the Budget 2008 gets ready to unfold, find out how much you know about the man behind it. Take the Rediff Business Quiz on Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

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1. What is Finance Minister P Chidambaram's first name?
a) Palaniappan
b) Prakash
c) Padmanand

2. He started his career as...
a) Teacher
b) Lawyer
c) Financial Advisor

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The correct answer is Lawyer.
In 1969, he enrolled as an advocate in the Madras High Court and established a successful law practise. He was designated as a Senior Advocate in 1984. He has chambers in Delhi and Madras and practises in the Supreme Court and in various High Courts in India.
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In 1969, he enrolled as an advocate in the Madras High Court and established a successful law practise. He was designated as a Senior Advocate in 1984. He has chambers in Delhi and Madras and practises in the Supreme Court and in various High Courts in India.

3. Where did he get his MBA degree from?
a) IIT, New Delhi
b) University of Chennai
c) Harvard Business School

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The correct answer is Harvard Business School.
Before going to Harvard, he had studied at Presidency College, Chennai and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He had then studied law at the Law College of the University of Madras and received his Bachelor of Law degree.
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Before going to Harvard, he had studied at Presidency College, Chennai and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He had then studied law at the Law College of the University of Madras and received his Bachelor of Law degree.

4. The Finance Minister is a self-confessed...
a) Literatteur
b) Chocoholic
c) Finance expert

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The correct answer is Chocoholic.
Chidambaram loves chocolates. He eats chocolates when he is low or excited and especially when he wants to concentrate. He also likes potato chips, pizzas and footlongs.
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Chidambaram loves chocolates. He eats chocolates when he is low or excited and especially when he wants to concentrate. He also likes potato chips, pizzas and footlongs.

5. Which book has Chidambaram authored?
a) View from the outside: Why good economics works for everyone
b) Interpreting the economy
c) Strategic consequences of India's economic performance

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The correct answer is View from the outside: Why good economics works for everyone.
This book is a collection of columns written by Chidambaram for Indian Express and Financial Express. They provide snapshots of the Indian economy in good and bad times. This collection covers subjects such as agriculture, reforms, budgets, forex reserves, economic growth and tax policies.
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This book is a collection of columns written by Chidambaram for Indian Express and Financial Express. They provide snapshots of the Indian economy in good and bad times. This collection covers subjects such as agriculture, reforms, budgets, fores reserves, economic growth and tax policies.

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Compiled by: Kanishka Ramchandani


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