Radia Tapes: 083 - Radia, Upender
Duration: 00:05:11; Aspect Ratio: 1.250:1; Lightness: 0.079; Volume: 0.260; Cuts per Minute: 3.846; Words per Minute: 236.732
Upender: Hi Ma'am, Kaisi hai?
(How are you?)
Radia: Theek thaak
Upender: Acha, yeh mera Delhi ha number hai, aapke paas hai?
(Okay, this is my Delhi number, do you have it?)
Radia: Haan hai..
(Yes I have it)
Upender: Theek hai, main shift ho gaya onwards the 5th of June
(Okay, I shifted onwards the 5th of June)
Radia: Oh very good ! How is it? Are you settling in?
Upender: Bass abhi dheere dheere sab cheezein streamline ho rahi hai.. aur beech mein 11-15 main London gaya tha.. aur apna woh kaam tha woh karke aa gaya bahut dino se pending chal raha tha..
(Now slowly everything is getting streamlined. In the middle, I had gone to London from the 11th to the 15th. I finished the pending work there of ours)
Upender: Aur ek documentary film bhi banayi thi hum logon ne Rahul Gandhi pe woh 18th ki shaam ko chalaya tha hum logon ne..
(And also screened a documentary film we had made on Rahul Gandhi on the evening of the 18th.)
Upender: Toh kaafi acchi bani thi, usmein bhi.. without voiceover poora .. ek ek jo momentum camera mein kaid tha usko jod ke badiya sab banaya tha hum logon ne.. I will give you that CD
(So it was very well made. It was without voiceover. Each momentum which was captured in the camera.. it was excellently made by all of us.. I will give you that CD).
Upender: I am doing one story on Air India. In detail I am doing it. Air India ki yeh dasha kaisi hui ki aaj salary dene ka paisa nahin hai.. unse toh main baat kaaronga.. unse .. kya bolte hai..Sunil Bhai sahab se
(How Air India is in this state now, where they don't have money to pay salaries.. I will speak to them anyhow.. what do you say.. with Sunil ...)
Upender: Agar research work agar kisi ne aapki team mein kitya ho, ispar koi kaam kiya ho, toh phir .. basically, meri khabar hai ki Air India ko disinvestment ke liye, jaan boojh ke Air India ko bad media publicity de raha hai
. (If anyone has done any research work in your team.. if anyone has any work done.. then.. basically my knowledge is that Air India has got bad media publicity for disinvestment.
Upender: Isko disinvestment ki list mein yeh log dalvana chah rahe hai. Aur airline maybe Vijay Mallya ko de di jaayegi
(They want to put it in the list of diinvestment. And that the airline will be given to Vijay Mallya).
Upender: Haan toh karenge toh hota wohi hai na.. jab sarkar mein system hota hai toh log kar lete hai na..
(Yes but then the same thing happens right? When the government has a system then people do that.)
Radia: Nahin lekin jo assets uske hai, uske assets strip karenge yeh log. Wahan pe Singapore Airlines ke saath baat chal rahi hai. Ki Assets strip karke, woh unke jo maintainece hai, woh value hai uski aaj ke din mein.
(No, but its assets will be stripped by them. They are in talks with Singapore Airlines there about stripping its assets. Its maintainence is its value today.
Radia: They will strip its assets and its bilaterals will be operated by Vijay Mallya's airline. Based on its products its aircrafts will be rebranded. But the attempt is not to divest the airline and convert it into a national carrier of pride, but, the attempt is actually to 'Asset Strip'. The hanger, the asset strip, the engine workshop, the assets... ground handling- all these are areas which will be asset stripped.
Upender: Samajh Gaya
Radia: Aur unka attempt yeh hai
(And this is their attempt)
Radia: Praful iske peeche bahut pehle se pada hai
(Praful is behind this since long back)
Upender: Hmm., bilkul.. chal hi raha hai.. ab toh saaf saaf dikhne laga hai.
(Yes sure.. that has been going on.. now it can be clearly seen)..
Upender: Earlier it was in conversation, but now it is -
Radia: I have got a whole note on this. I have a whole dossier which was prepared on Praful Patel on the last five years. In which, this whole aspect is mentioned.
Radia:Main bhijwa deti hoon tumko monday tak
(I will send it to you by monday)
Upender: Kal raat tak story karne ka vichar hai. Kal din mein mil sakta hai kya kisi bhi tarah?
(I was thinking of doing the story tomorrow night so can I get it in anyway by tomorrow morning?)
Radia: Mere paas yahan pe hoga nahin woh
(I won't have it here). I have to get from somebody. I am not the one who has got it.
Upender: Agar possible ho kal mujhe shaam tak 4 tak mil jaaye, 5 baje tak mil jaaye.. toh..
(If its possible to send it to me by 4 or 5 o'clock then..
Upender: Agar possible ho toh. Agar monday ko bhi mil jaaye toh woh nahin..
(If it is possible... otherwise if I get it on monday then also its okay.)
Upender: Lekin agar kal mil jaaye matlab.. kal zyaada accha hai, kal main karna chahta hoon.. shaam ko aadhe ghante ka special story banake.. ek second zara hold kare ma'am kaatiyein mat
(But if I get it tomorrow then it will be better. I want to do it tomorrow- a special story of half an hour. Just hold on for a minute ma'am, don't cut the line.)
Upender: Yes Ma'am. Toh yeh sab cheezein hai, agar kal mil jaaye toh..
(If I get it tomorrow then..)
Radia: I will check. There is a lot of work to do. I will have to see where it is lying. But it is completely Praful Patel's. Inka pichel paach saal mein yehi toh attempt tha ki usko destory karo- dono carriers ko
(This was only his attempt in the last five years- to destroy the two carriers)
Radia: Unka poora merger hi uss basis pe tha. Unka merger karne ka koi matlab hi nahin tha do airlines ka. In fact dono ko separately divest karna chahiye tha. Dono ko separately divest karne se wohi sabse bada faayda tha
(The whole merger was on that basis. There was no point in merging both the airlines though. In fact both should have been divested separately. There was profit in divesting both separately).
Upender: Toh fir koshish karga. Kal mil jaaye toh bahut badiya. Otherwise, ek din delay karna padega. Mil jaaye toh mehnat karne se bach jaayega.. otherwise mujhe internet pe baithna padega 4-5 ghante
(So then try.. if I get it tomorrow then it will be excellent. Otherwise it would have to be delayed for a day. If I get it then my effort will be saved. Otherwise I will have to sit on the internet for 4-5 hours.)
Radia: Nahin jo mere paas hai woh poori articles mili hai woh uspe report likhi hai woh updated..
(No, the ones I have are a report written of the full articles).
Upender: Aisa kiya na.. toh dimag mein saari baatein hai, lekin kya hota hai.. woh mil jaayegi toh us lens se main dekhne lagoonga.. us taraf se mindset ban jaayega.
(Its like.. I have everything in my mind but after reading it, I will get a perspective).
Radia: Theek hai main dekh ke batati hoon aapko. Okay.
(Okay I will check and tell you.)
Upender: Aap hain monday ko?
(Okay are you there on Monday?)
Radia: Nahin, mai Bombay mein -