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. […]

Indian Banks Win, Savings Account Customers Lose

Each of the Indian banks has a tag-line that has something to say about the customers. Each of the Indian banks runs marketing campaign, once in a while, that has something to say about the customers. They speak about the primacy of the customers – how they care about the customers, how customers are central […]

Google Doodle and India’s Heritage

What do you know about Anandi Gopal Joshi? Asima Chatterjee? Rukhmabai Raut? Cornelia Sorabji? Leave aside knowing anything about them, have you heard about them? Unless for Google Doodle, I would not have. India has a rich cultural heritage and a glorious past. That is what we talk about, we hear and we would like […]

Thai Cave Rescue CAN happen in India IF

The 12 boys and their soccer coach have been saved in the Thai Cave Rescue operation. It once again goes to show that the human determination and the will-power can surpass all odds. All through this crisis, there have been lingering questions – What would be the outcome if this happened in India? The ending […]

WhatsApp Rumours, Indian State and Indians

WhatsApp rumours lead to the death of 29 fellow citizens. India is diverse, different languages, different cultures; I had wondered what holds India together. WhatsApp rumours and its tragic results are giving me the answer – Our stupidity. Lynching has happened across the length and the breadth of the country. The responses, all throughout, are […]

Jawahar Deer Park Shamirpet and Indian State

The fact that Indian State is devoid of imagination and decrepit does not require much proof as such. I went to a deer park with my family. Jawahar Deer Park, Shamirpet, Hyderabad to be precise. A simple 2-hour visit showed how Indian State fails in any of the tasks expected. Though I am talking about […]

Ola Auto Access Fee and Indian State

Ola is promoting Ola Auto vigorously. They have Ola Auto Access Fee when you book an auto on the Ola app. Have you ever wondered what is the value addition done by Ola for the Ola Auto Access Fee? The Ola Auto Access Fee I and some of my acquaintances have tried booking Ola Auto […]

The Morals & Ethics of Indian Media – II

This is the second part of the post – The Morals & Ethics of Indian Media. For the first part, please click here.  Indian Media has no local news The news is limited to national/regional and as such, there are no journalists, so no local news. There are innumerable talk-shows/edits/opinion pages but no local news. […]