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Filmy music: Current situation

June 19, 2012

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I am a big fan of Hindi film music (not a fan of the term Bollywood). Of late the choices are huge , the names are big but somehow the zing is missing. Lot of new music directors, singers are popping up but somehow the formula is getting repeated. Today’s formula (for the past 3-5 […]

The NRI quandary: Return or No Return

June 14, 2012

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I was a NRI 18 months ago and returned to India with my family . With loads or patriotism , sentiments , optimism I transferred within my company’s India division.To some extent against my wife’s wishes  which required a lot of convincing and  100 % against my brother’s wishes I came back. I told my […]

Should we let India implode?

June 14, 2012

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The implosion  on all fronts technical, economical, social, political,academic,  is imminent in India. The question is should it be delayed with band-aid fix-its like offered in Greece or should it be allowed to implode and come out stronger although quite a few years down the line. My opinion is it should be allowed to implode. […]

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 […]