Monthly Archives: May 2010

Hurdles of Higher Education

India may soon attract a lot of good foreign universities to set up its shop. And if it happens, naturally that may force IITs and other top technical institutes to compete with the best of the world. But naturally a … Continue reading

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A Bad Sad Sunday: Meeting Eternity

An early morning unexpected telephone from Beena Lakshman Singh on cell gave the sad news. I had not taken the call myself as perhaps somehow I could sense the bad news. The cell was in bed room and we were … Continue reading

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Railway Projects: Bihar’s Doorway to Prosperity

I have been advocating for some railway projects that can bring Bihar on the map of industrial India. At Harnaut in Nitish’s constituency, the Indian railway is building a coach maintenance plant. Nitish as railway Minister had initiated that. As … Continue reading

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India inc.: Real Rural Social Responsibility

Bill Gates visited Amethi in this punishing Indian summer. Why is this romance with India’s remote villages? Perhaps after getting at top in wealth creation, Bill is genuinely working to reach and help the deprived lot of the world. As … Continue reading

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Bihar: The Fear of Uncertain Future

Bihar has clearly swung into poll mode. Nitish is on ‘Biswas Yatra’. Congress is dreaming to make a comeback through a discredited leader of 1982 Delhi massacre fame. Lalu and Ram Bilas Paswan are busy in discrediting Nitish. They hardly … Continue reading

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Nitin at Harvard: Father’s Advice

Since Wednesday, the print media is almost euphoric about Nitin’s elevation as dean of Harvard business School. Economic Times, Businessline, Financial Express, and many national newspapers covered the story with good inputs as usual. I liked one report that appeared … Continue reading

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Nuclear Family and an Elderly Couple

The story of Mrs. Lakshman Singh will be the story of every old couple living alone in India with children working and living in distant places or abroad. Lakshman Singh is in hospital now for almost a month. He suffered … Continue reading

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Album and Autobiography-7

I adore my mother for the supreme sacrifices she made for her father and uncles and then for me. I have mentioned that in my earlier entries too. I was alone of my generation in my family. Nirmal, my first … Continue reading

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