The Right People – Episode 12: Kiran Kumar Karlapu
The Right People podcast series initiated by Centre Right India to highlight people who are not politicians or involved closely with professional politics. CRI talks to those who identify with centre-right politics from across the vast Right framework – economic right-wingers, libertarians, traditionalists, Swadeshi right, etc.
Undoubtedly, these groups bicker much among themselves and are not part of any monolithic Right; however, they all have their place in national politics as long as they represent a community of interests and values within the state. CRI recognizes this diversity and welcomes it, and The Right People tries to talk to different people to better understand their views and aims.
In the twelfth episode of The Right People, CRI editor Jaideep Prabhu talks to Kiran Kumar Karlapu.
Kiran Kumar Karlapu is a Customs officer of the IRS at Bombay Airport. Hailing from Andhra Pradesh, he was raised in a very traditional family, enjoying Telugu literature and Indian history. Kiran is a doctor by training, but quit medicine to join the Indian Civil Service, his inevitable calling, he feels, because he comes from a long line of sarkari officers – he is the fourth generation of babus in his family! He loves to travel, and like all good people, loves Bombay!
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