Friday, July 4, 2008

Our man for Zambia

The Tamil Nadu state government website lists only 15 'embassies' in Chennai - some of them are honorary consuls, but only one is listed as such. The website of the Union Ministry of External Affairs lists 25 honorary consuls as being present in Chennai. Neither of these websites have updated the events that led to this small board coming up on Nungambakkam High Road at the end of May 2008.

The Hindu did report the setting up of this honorary consulate. Mr S.R.Krishnan, who occupies at least part of the 2nd floor of Rosy Tower, has been described as the "the right person in the right place at the right time" by the High Commissioner. It took a bit of poking around to find out that Mr. Krishnan is a Director in a steel company. He must have been engaging quite a bit with the country - it is heartening to find that someone in Chennai has been doing so much work in Zambia, that the country has appointed him its honorary consul here!


magiceye said...

consul outsourced!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Interesting! Won't the consul have to be of Zambian citizen? Maybe he is an honorary citizen. ;-)

Shantaram said...

>> Magiceye>> Haha! That's a good one!!

>> Ming>> That's a fine point - I guess he would have to be!!