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Startups Challenging Ecosystem

“What is your career objective? Studying and then taking up a job or studying and then becoming a job creator”? Asked the MBA teacher to the final year students of IIM, Indore. Before the students..

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A Touching Issue

Social scientist and founder of Sulabh International Dr Bindeshwar Pathak believes that his suggestion made to the Central Government several years ago to install containers below all train toilets ca..

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Vijay goel - sporting questions

Union Youth affairs & Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s son is fond of sporting activities. He likes to play cricket, football and even basketball but the minister is not at all happy with what his son is playing, rather he is concerned about his health. Surprised? A child taking part in sporting activities and the father...

Piyush goel - em-powering india

With the Bharatiya Janata Party government now in power in states covering 60 percent of the geographical area of India, Union Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Resources Piyush Goyal believes the country is better placed than ever before to usher in an era of power discipline through reduction in thefts, a...

The neo jholawallahs

Divakar Sankhla is an IIM, Lucknow and IIT, Madras passout. As he gets ready for his work, he gives a final touch to his presentation which is loaded with ‘numbers’. An hour later, he is at his work location – a small, crummy room in Sangam Vihar, Asia’s largest unauthorised colony. He is presenting before a bu...

Start up for india’s future

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekanand When 24-year-old Amit Swami rejected Google’s package ...

Changing face of social media

First thing Suresh Prasad does in the morning is to check his phone. Even before he asks wife for bed tea, he updates himself on whatever has transpired in past 8-10 hours, when he was asleep. And he doesn’t do that by switching on TV news, but checking the social media first. A marketing executive with a white good...

The eye of the vedas

It is for a reason that Jyotisha is referred to as the ‘eye of the vedas’. It is a lens through which one can perceive the knowledge of the finite and infinite.A route to understand the divine forces at play and see an underlying order in the apparent chaos of life. The approach to understanding the cosmos has to b...

Charms for the charmers

BATUK MAHARAJ, a high-flying astrologer character, played by Saurabh Shukla in the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai, gives a satirical insight into superstitions and the control of an astrologer over his Powerful client. This reel character gives real life glimpses of many celebrities. Their faith and beliefs are underscored ...

Diary of a middlewoman

HER phone rang sharply. Even in her sleep, she recognized the ring tone; she had deliberately kept the song ‘Who the f**k is Alice?’ as the time for her boss. She knew it must not be later than 6 am because that was the time he called every day, even on weekends and holidays. All these thoughts didn’t take mor...

Bribe taking & uncle j

THE judiciary is in crisis. There is a need to make judges appointment more transparent, end the phenomenon of “Uncle Judges” and crackdown on corruption The arrest of a senior civil judge and her husband in Delhi over allegations of bribe taking to settle a property case, has exposed the working and functioning ...

End of yadav raj?

THE push within Samajwadi Party has come to a shove. Literally. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and the party’s state president Shivpal Yadav, pushed each other, snatched microphone from the other and called names. Shivpal called Akhilesh a liar. No chief minister has ever been thus humiliated, abused and...