It seems that P. Chidambaram and President Pranab Mukherjee have a karmic connection. On July 31, Chidambaram presented his last monthly report card as home minister. He began his statement for July by talking about his ministry coordinating Mukherjee’s assumption of office as the President of India. Ironically, July 31 was also the day when the file for the minor Cabinet reshuffle was sent to the President. The President’s signature was required before Chidambaram’s name could be announced as finance minister, a portfolio held by Mukherjee earlier.