Premier Badminton League and Indian Sports

Have you ever wondered why India is not a sports power-house? Why India does not win medals in any sports events world-wide vis-a-vis her huge young population – the demography dividend? Why would no sports world-record, barring the ones in cricket, be in the name of Indians? Look no further. Premier Badminton League will answer […]

5 things that define India’s Youth

I am sure that each one of us has come across a tribute to the Young Indians. We have read that India is home to the world’s largest youth population and how it is going to re-shape the world. We know that India has the demographic dividend in her favour by having the youngest and […]

My Learnings from Demonetisation

Does the name of Mir Jafar ring a bell to you? Or the name of Jaichand? I suppose it does. The name “Jaichand” has become synonymous with the word “traitor” in Indian folklore and considered the reason for the success of the Islamic invasion of India. Mir Jafar’s betrayal of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah led to the […]

Indian Media’s Poor Little Vijay Mallya

Vijay Mallya has been in the news recently, as always. Rahul Gandhi is using Vijay Mallya to cast doubts on the integrity of the Narendra Modi Government. Nobody would dare touch Vijay Mallya with a barge-pole and you wonder what Indian Media does? Surprise, Surprise. They come up with articles defending Vijay Mallya – The […]

Legislative Assembly in India: Dysfunctional Democracy

I read an article in The Hindu dated 7th September titled “First Assembly sat for more than 500 hours“. The article was in reference to the Telangana State Legislative Assembly which was dissolved 8 months ahead of the tenure. The article was not front-page news; rather it was published on page 5. There were hardly […]

Lodha Committee Report and Indian Politics

There were allegations of betting and match-fixing in the IPL and allegations of corruption in some State associations. None of the office-bearers of BCCI or Government of India was interested in any enquiry in these allegations. Supreme Court of India stepped in and set up Lodha Committee to improve the governance of BCCI and to […]

Simultaneous Elections in India: A Needless Debate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started advocating simultaneous elections in India. Needless to say, his party, BJP, is toeing the line. Their line of argument is that the country is perpetually in election mode, resulting in a lack of adequate focus on governance. The second point is that successive elections lead to extra expenditure. Other […]

Institutions of Eminence – Indian Scenario II

This is the second part of Institutions of Eminence – Indian Scenario. For the first part, click here. IITs are world-class Institutions I have always read and heard that IITs are world-class Institutes and IIT graduates dominate the world. So, when I got to know that IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay will take 10 years […]

Institutions of Eminence – Indian Scenario

The Government of India has declared 6 Institutes as Institutions of Eminence for targeting entry into Top 500 University Rankings in the world in the next 10 years. There has been much debate and discussion about Jio Institute being given the tag, as it is yet to start. I feel that it is not just […]

Anganwadi Visit – Whose Children Are They Anyway?

A country is expected to invest in her future generations. How a country provides for her children shall sow the future of the country. I invite you for a peek into the first interaction that the toddlers/kids have with the Government’s build-up for them and what goes into the character building of our future generation. […]