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When Ahmad Javed,  the new Police Commissioner of Mumbai, used to be the Police Commissioner of Navi Mumbai which was not very long ago, he did something very simple which changed the face of policing in Navi Mumbai for as long as he was there. He asked for notice boards   Read More ...

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As the world celebrates the advent of the month of Ramzan, my mind goes back to a day last month when I visited the Cheraman mosque in Kerala. I am reminded of a plaque on the wall announcing that the mosque was set up in 629 AD, which, in case   Read More ...

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In just 9 months in 1971, the Pakistani army killed 3 million people in what was then known as East Pakistan and is now known as Bangladesh. Contrast this with Hitler’s atrocities when 6 million Jews were killed between 1941 and 1945. For the sheer intensity of the atrocities, for   Read More ...

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“You Can Get a Pilot License in India After Just 35 Minutes in Air,” screamed the headline in the Bloomberg yesterday. “Indian Trainee Pilots Passed After Just 35 Minutes Flight Time, Report Says,” Time magazine said, quoting the Bloomberg report. Just when things seem to be looking up for the   Read More ...

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On a day when we should be celebrating the great success of our scientists, on a day when I should be shouting from the roof tops about how great this country of mine is and can be, when it wants to be, I am livid. I am angry reading the   Read More ...

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The Economist story on Reliance is a load of balderdash as is the lead editorial about the company. I don’t hold a brief for RIL, not by a long shot. But I can tell you that this story is short on facts and long on innuendos and even longer on   Read More ...

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The next time some one asks me if I went to IIT, IIM, I can truthfully say answer in the affirmative. I was at IIT KGP in 2012. And in December 2013, Deepta took me along to an alumni reunion at IIM Ahmedabad. It was largely uneventful for me, but   Read More ...

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I am an extinguished journalist. I am the slowest runner on earth. I am also the Founder & CEO of IRIS Business Services Limited (www.irisbusiness.com) a firm I founded with Deepta Rangarajan and K Balachandran. I became the CEO not because I am the most deserving. Just because. I am   Read More ...

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I wrote this piece in 2010 after a visit to a place called Bhojpur near Ujjain. +++++++++++++++++++ On Sunday, I witnessed the birth of God. In a matter of a few minutes, the God disappeared, leaving behind the offerings of mortals. It was a moment of confrontation with truth. In   Read More ...

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