Monthly Archives: November 2009

October 31, 1984: As Rakesh Remembers

In a letter to my sons with a copy of my blog entry under the heading- October 31, 1984, I had requested them to write what they remember of the day. The day was mentally torturous for the family. Here … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone: Liberator for Rural India

One can see the ultimate of technology competition rather war to win or survive in the business of cell phones, be it design or application. And why should not it be, if the market is so big with conversance of … Continue reading

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Engineers vs. Managers

A recent news report in Business Standard conveyed the same message that I had been trying to propagate: “Master technology first; be a manager later“. All freshers joining Infosys will have to compulsorily stay focused on technology for the first … Continue reading

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China and Dam on Brahmaputra

China today is afraid of only one country and that country is India. And perhaps that is the reason that China keeps on doing something to irritate India, be it its intrusions in Indian territories or the dam over the … Continue reading

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Bihar: My Expectations and Nitish

We don’t have electricity in my village, Pipra near Sasaram yet with all the drive in Bihar for rural electrification. And the village is waiting for it since 1967. We saw poles getting erected all around, but then they disappeared … Continue reading

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Imagining The Enchanting Tamil Nadu Trip

Since our visit to Port Blair, Andaman in March, we had been contemplating to visit Rameshwaram to complete our Char Dham Yatra to ensure salvation as Hindu scriptures prescribe. Earlier I thought to go to Rameshwar via Bangalore. I took … Continue reading

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Kapil Sibal’s Arduous Task for Education Reform

An article in ‘India Today’ names Mr. Kapil Sibal as Mr. Loudspeaker. In his new role in UPA as HRD minister, Kapil had been hyperactive at least in announcements of his wishes. Every Indian will like all these reforms to … Continue reading

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Noida – Can We Make Some Difference?

Noida and for that matter the whole of NCR are rich and full of educated households. The status of any government project implementation in the region can be a benchmark for the whole of nation. I wish it would have … Continue reading

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Vande Matram and Hindi

Media, be it the print or small screen channels, go in hyperactive mode with news created by Thackrays or any religious bodies these days. How can the singing of Vande Mataram that according to Indian constitution is the national song … Continue reading

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India- China’s Envy

“Chinese are big smugglers… suppliers of small arms. I am sure that the Maoists also get them.” –G K Pillai, home secretary. Any reference to China annoys me since 1962. China went a little too far and that was not … Continue reading

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