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Archive for July, 2007

The Soldier And The Corporate

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

…and the twain shall never meet. It was a gathering of retired, about-to-retire and planning-to-retire Indian military officers – an amorphous rendezvous, where most of the participants were attempting a successful transition from the uniformed to the corporate life. Atanu Dey was also there and he addressed them in his usual manner – luculent, frank, [...]

Mental Health In The Workplace: Food For Thought

Friday, July 6th, 2007

My first experience of seeing mental illness, beyond the one-word shorthand in Hindi ‘paagal‘ and the figurative usage ‘dimaag kharab hai‘, came when I was an engineering student. I used to visit my rakhi-brother in the medical college. Now a specialist in child psychiatry and a professor at one of the world’s leading medical schools, [...]

IIT Foundation: Foundation for What?

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Nitin Rao, who blogs at Next Billion sent us this guest post I recently met a senior teacher at a small private school in Hyderabad. What differentiates her school from the neighboring schools, she proudly told me, is the superior IIT Foundation coaching. Schools charge premium tuition and teachers higher pay for IIT Coaching. As [...]

The Battle Against Corruption

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

I chanced upon this article in the International Herald Tribune, which details an anti corruption effort in the state of Karnataka. This is remarkable on many levels. One, it harnesses the power of the internet and the blogosphere, to reach out to as many people as possible.  Two, and equally importantly, it helps give a [...]

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