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Measuring‌ ‌Higher‌ ‌Education‌ ‌
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Measuring‌ ‌Higher‌ ‌Education‌ ‌

March 22, 2021

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam A few weeks ago, a friend called to enquire about a US University to which his son had secured admission.  He was concerned as this particular University did not figure in the top 100 Universities on the QS rankings.  He was worried whether spending so much money on his son’s higher…

A Golden Gift from a Golden Era !
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A Golden Gift from a Golden Era !

March 14, 2021

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Yesterday, as I was sitting in my clinic doing my routine work of seeing patients, Mukesh Leelaram my close friend from my school-days and his wife Madhu, dropped in most unexpectedly. As the lady struggled to retrieve something from her handbag, I thought that she had brought some lab…

Lights,‌ ‌camera,‌ ‌action…‌ ‌
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Lights,‌ ‌camera,‌ ‌action…‌ ‌

March 13, 2021

Indians love drama and so, often become sentimental fools. That is why we build temples for actors, get tattoos of cricketers and even cut off our finger when we vote for the wrong candidate by mistake like 25-year-old Pawan Kumar did in UP! Thank God he didn’t realise it happened because he was stupid else…he…

Working together for a healthy India
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Working together for a healthy India

March 8, 2021

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam An elderly person met me recently and wanted to know some details about the ongoing COVID vaccination programme. He was keen on understanding whether it would be better to get the shot at the Government Hospital or at a Private Hospital nearby. While the Government offered fully free services including the…

NOSTALGIC RIDE….
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NOSTALGIC RIDE….

March 6, 2021

‘Mahindra & Mahindra’ Three weeks ago, popular chronicler of Indian automobile history, Adil Jal Darukhanawala, was in city. He was here to release ‘Timeless Mahindra’, a coffee-table book about the iconic Indian auto-maker “Mahindra & Mahindra.” I borrowed a copy of the book, glanced through it, like most people do a coffee-table book, when I…

Is India’s steel frame rusting ?
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Is India’s steel frame rusting ?

February 22, 2021

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam A question that I’ve been repeatedly asked is why I chose Heggadadevanakote (H.D. Kote) taluk to begin my social development work in 1987. Very few know that I did not choose H.D. Kote, but that it was chosen for me by two extraordinary bureaucrats. One was Nanjunda Rao, a retired special…

Checking on your Doctor’s health!
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Checking on your Doctor’s health!

February 21, 2021

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD A recent news report says that a drive in Kolkata and its suburbs that was started last June has revealed the existence of dozens of fake doctors, armed with fake medical degrees and diplomas who were merrily practicing and making tons of money by treating unsuspecting patients. And, if…

Fused Bulbs and Life Lessons !
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Fused Bulbs and Life Lessons !

February 18, 2021

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A WhatsApp  forward: A Senior Executive retired and shifted from his palatial official quarters to the Housing Society, where he owned a flat. He considered himself big and never talked to anyone. Even while walking in the Society Park every evening, he ignored others, looking at them with…

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