Monthly Archives: January 2007

Corporate Role in Professional Education

I passed out from IIT, Kharagpur in mechanical engineering and joined Hindustan Motors in1961. For the first time I realized, with whatever I had learned at the best institute, I couldn’t immediately be of much use in any department of … Continue reading

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Our Inspiring Great President’s Message

Perhaps India is the most fortunate in the world to have a President like Kalam. I wish all the political parties could have consensus to have him continue for the second term too, even though that may not be a … Continue reading

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Make Farming Commercial Proposition with high-value agriculture

India is a country of farmers with very small landholding. With the division in the farming family, the land holding is the first major causality. It gets fractionalized. Over 80% of farm families today account for and cultivate about 40% … Continue reading

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The Global meet for a Resurgent Bihar- Some Views

It’s Buddha who had cursed Patna, then Patliputra that it would always be in trouble because of fire, flood and feuds between the people. And it goes on till date. I had thought that at least on the dais of … Continue reading

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Agriculture- Some more facts-I

Agriculture contributes slightly more than 20% of India’s GDP but supports nearly 75% of its population. Cumulative wastage in the agriculture related supply chain is estimated to be about $11 billion, or 9.8% of agriculture component of GDP. India’s milk … Continue reading

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IITian In Trouble

After covering the proceedings of PanIIT 2007, I saw this news ‘Savarkar’s grandson found begging in Pune’. And the whole thing was simply distressing. Fifty-seven-year-old Prafulla is an IIT-Delhi graduate in chemical engineering. In 1980s, Prafulla suffered severe burn injury … Continue reading

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Nalanda Again

Nalanda just allures and excites me. It got a mention in the President’s address to ‘Bihar Global Meet’ in Patna again. “Renaissance – Nalanda International University: University with international partnership with an outlay of Rs. 500 crores ($100 million). The … Continue reading

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