Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Passive Prime Minister

How can a person be so passive and that too when he is the prime minister of billion plus people? BK Syngal is from my own batch from IIT, Kharagpur whom I met few months back in Bangalore during a … Continue reading

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Aakash Still in Aakash

It happens with most of the government projects. And following the same practice, Aakash, the tablet, was launched. Print and digital media beamed Kapil Sibal’s beautiful face with Aakash in his hand lifted towards Aakash as a trophy won after … Continue reading

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R&D and Innovations:Mindset Change Necessary

I have a reason to appeal to all those in IITs and other great institutions of the country pursuing engineering or pure science subjects: You have been the most talented among hundreds of thousands of the students appearing and succeeding … Continue reading

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Indian Scientists: Hope for India

Forbes India March2, 2012 issue, ‘Enough about Aryabhata’ may be a pleasant and inspiring reading to technocrats in India. It tells that cutting edge science is coming back to India. The issue also profiles and refers to many Indian scientists … Continue reading

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Education Today: Ramanujan and Premchand

Recent studies have found Indian students utterly inferior to the students from almost all countries. It was strange to find the Indians poorer in English and mathematics in comparison to even the Chinese. The Chinese have topped in that survey … Continue reading

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Gloomy Growth, Hopeless Managers

It is getting serious. Slow down is real. Achievable growth rate for the current fiscal is being reduced again and again. According to a survey of professional forecasters by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), forecast for growth in gross … Continue reading

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‘Aakash’ Lost in Ministry Mess

It is unfortunate and shameful too. It is more so where it has become a conflict between the HRD ministry and IIT, Rajasthan. A country can develop its own indigenous advanced interceptor missile and successfully test it. It can compete … Continue reading

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