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The adventures in Delhi metro

February 27, 2012

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Delhi metro is absolutely (without any doubt) the new lifeline of Delhi. It is the cheapest, fastest, most convenient (with lots of pinches of salt 🙂 ), cleanest mode of transport in Delhi. With phase 3 coming up by 2016 it should have a  pretty large swathe of Delhi covered.  With the daily ridership reaching […]

The disgusting Road Transport (terrorist) Office

February 23, 2012

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The Road Transport Offices (RTO)  of India (equivalent of DMV in US) are the biggest if not the most corrupt bodies in India. Nothing more terrifies me than visiting a RTO or a passport office in India. If we look at the baseless numbers thrown by media for telecom and CWG scam running into lakhs […]

The forgotten heroes of India

February 13, 2012

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Independent India is just 64 and half years old but the struggle is centuries old and the heroes in the struggle are numerous. If we check with today’s new generation, the knowledge about these brave men and women is dwindling at a rapid rate. The central and the final character of this epic struggle is […]

IIT + IIM = Idiot

February 11, 2012

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I might have offended quite a few folks here, but my feeling is, this is true. IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) and IIM (Indian Institute of Management) are our premier educational institutions for Engineering and Management degrees and obviously getting a degree from both institutions should be superlative achievement right? Academically yes, it is brilliant […]

How India can solve its neighbor problem?

February 9, 2012

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After Israel I would say India is destined with the most volatile neighbors. On one side there is a wannabe big brother who wants to take care of the family business in Asia and world across and also keep Indian rise in check .On the other side there is the little brother who has a […]

The plea for archeology in India

February 7, 2012

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Archeology in India is one of the biggest neglected fields of study. If I sit down writing adjectives describing its state (dilapidated, broke, pathetic, abysmal) I might fill a few pages of this blog just doing that. We proudly claim our historical origins and start of civilized era tracingback at least 10000-15000 years even before […]

The dilemma of an Indian kid : Mother Tongue vs English

February 7, 2012

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The wikipedia definition of Mother Tongue is: A first language (also native language, mother tongue, arterial language, or L1) is the language(s) a person has learned from birth[1] or within the critical period, or that a person speaks the best and so is often the basis for sociolinguistic identity. In some countries, the terms native […]