Monthly Archives: April 2010

Our Great Minority: An Appeal

I had some friends of minority community in IIT, Kharagpur. I adored their friendships. They were very courteous. I learnt many things from. They were from background similar to mine. They did pretty well in IIT. We all dispersed after … Continue reading

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Free Education and Fund

I agree it is difficult for Bihar and Nitish to allocate Rs 27,000 crore for providing free and compulsory education to all the children in the age group of 6-14 years in the first year itself, when the total annual … Continue reading

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Girls: The Only Hope of Bihar

Nitish Kumar has started blogging. And interestingly, his first entry is about the cycles given to school going girls under ‘Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojna’ that have changed their lives, more so their dreams. And Nitish’s blog has got a good … Continue reading

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IITs: Teachers’ Shortage and Technologies

If I consider the written reply of the HRD minister of state in Lok Sabha on April 21, 2010 as correct, despite an attractive pay structure, good accommodation and other perks, IITs are facing acute shortage of faculty members. IIT … Continue reading

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Innovative Indians: Emulate, Innovate, Scale up and Grow

Many countries-Japan, South Korea, and then China have followed the route to get into the league of developed nation. They started with emulation of the practices and systems of the developed countries, be it one from Europe or US, copied … Continue reading

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CK Prahlad and His Dream of India

C.K. Prahalad died on last Friday. To me, who knew him only through his writings, his books and articles in magazines, through the writings of others about him in media, and through his speeches on small screens, the news was … Continue reading

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Album and Autobiography-6

My father had many names, as it used to be in the rural landlord family of those days- Bachha, Sanmukh, and ShivPujan Rai. ‘Bachha’ was a very popular word used for kids by elders. I remember my grandmother telling me … Continue reading

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IIT Entrance Examination Getting Messy

I never knew that IITs set the question papers of the entrance examinations in Hindi too. Why should it be in Hindi when the subjects of tests are physics, chemistry and mathematics? Is the decision a political one or one … Continue reading

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Free and Compulsory Education for All: Mr. Sibal can do it

Kapil Sibal has given the nation an unprecedented opportunity to see the whole lot of children between 6-14 years of age properly educated and made the government responsible for it. I have a request for Mr. Kapil Sibal. I know … Continue reading

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Nitish Kumar Must Walk the Talk

I heard recently Nitish Kumar and his spokesman Tiwari talking in two programmes on small screens- Nitish Kumar on CNBC-Awaz (Uttar Uday) and Tiwari on NDTV India (Mukabla). Nitish talked about the necessity of education- elementary, higher education and skill … Continue reading

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