Graphic Novel: Explaining the Drama at the ‘Comic Bureau of India’
India’s ‘premier investigating agency’, Central Bureau of Investigation, or CBI, is buzzing with all the wrong news lately. CBI Director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana are warring, the government is allegedly taking sides, third party interventions are suspected, and the opposition is lapping on to this ill-timed controversy. Honestly, it’s all very confusing.
Here’s an explainer, from a parallel universe, about different people. Any resemblance to any person or organisation is definitely a co-incidence. Sach mein.
A Better Bollywood Masala
The Dream Job
Barging into the boss’ cabin and ransacking it all? A regular day in the life of a CBI officer’s life.
Change of Fate?
If only changing names can change the fate of a place.
The Midnight Rush
A late announcement, things changing overnight, and people falling in line. Deja vu?
A key manager has had a long association with the ringmaster, since their ‘Gujarat show’. Naturally, every wish sounds like a command from the ‘high-command’. The circus is real.
Extra Valuable Mitr
All of us have friends. Some are extra valuable and get special privileges. Like a lucrative position in a sensitive organisation, even if you have a questionable track record. Friends with a lot of benefits. Right?
A Test Match
A long-drawn tussle between the chief and his deputy gets played in the team, only to be brokered by outsiders. What can go wrong? Well, everything.