Tag Archive: Urban

Self Publishing – The new fad and fantasy

Let’s talk about self publishing, a recently fashioned technique for publishing and for making yourself known. Like the others, I too tried this stunt and wrote three different books. I’ve been through Vanity publishing, Traditional publishing and Self publishing. So…
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Social Networks – Do you know enough about them

Social Networks – a Boon or a Bane In the early days of 2nd generation at IIT Bombay, we were constrained due to the unavailability of giga and terabytes of disk storage, screen monitors, mouse and fingertip inputs that today…
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Adulteration – The mess we are in

Contamination, adulteration and pollution are three legs of the spider that spins cobwebs of our helplessness towards health and survival. Can we deal with them? Recently someone questioned me about the relative priority I give to cleanliness of air, water…
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Governance – A challenge or a commitment

In spite of the many definitions of governance, probably the best is ‘a framework of people processes and rules that enable and foster manifestation of political intentions’. The word political intention is important here, and it speaks not much about citizens’…
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On line Education – here is a technology that can help

The world is moving on and we too. India introduced information technology (IT – computers and internet) in governance and is now pressing the throttle on it. Computer technology is already a mission critical enabler in the corporate sector. Now…
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Education policy – why should we tolerate chaos in it

The Chaos Policy is a statement by the regulatory body or the government. It can only be used beneficially if It is implementable smoothly and devoid of the frequent need to revise. Alas, these are being done on an adhoc…
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Castes – will these continue forever

Deep rooted implications Indians have continued with the traditional caste system. They live and breathe with it in their daily lives. But the question is whether castes will continue or somebody will find arguments against them. Ask the politicians and…
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Language – What can be a global language of the world

Oh ! the languages … While it acts as a great consolidator of people and races, as it did in the medieval India in the times of the British, it could turn out to be a very pitiful dis-integrator of the society…
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Traffic Woes in India

It is not doubt an embarrassing situation when a visitor from abroad is dangerously exposed to chaotic traffic in India. Just as he exits any of the country’s airports it takes him no time to be merged  and jammed into…
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