Aamir Khan – Satyamev Jayate

I watched Satyamev Jayate by Aamir Khan last Sunday and was totally impressed by it. Aamir Khan is trying something similar to what Oprah Winfrey has been doing on her show for quite a few years in the US – trying to bring to public attention typical issues, that we have all heard of, spoken …

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City of the future – Four Commandments

I got a chance to watch the TED video presentation by the Mayor of Rio di Janeiro in Brazil, Eduardo Paes, about his recommendations on the City of the future. Rio di Janeiro also has won the bid to conduct the 2016 Summer Olympics, beating the top challenges from Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago. Eduardo speaks …

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Chennai Central Premium Parking Scam

Having spent a few weeks here in Chennai, I realized there is various forms of corruption/bribery/scam going on all over Chennai. I am starting a new series of posts with the tag ‘Developed India’, to show what are the small things that are pulling our country down. Starting this series with a Chennai Central Railway …

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Akhilesh Yadav – Politician Review

Akhilesh Yadav has taken over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh Yadav is the son of Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has been the leader of Samajwadi Party from its inception. After having served as the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav, knows exactly how difficult it is to run the biggest state …

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Sons and Daughters of Indian Politicians…

Dear Sons and Daughters of Indian Politicians, I am an Indian and I fully understand your commitment towards improving India, and following the footsteps of your parent(s). I have a humble request in this regard. Tracking the Indian political system over the past twenty years shows a trend which is typical of Indian political families. …

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India Startup Tax Bill vs US CrowdFund Act

It is just a coincidence that two leading democracies in the world introduce two bills around startups, one which will encourage startups and one which discourages startups. CrowdFund Act of US is designed to help the startups by making it easy to receive small amounts of investments from individuals also, while the Startup Tax Bill …

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Mamata Banerjee – Politician Review

Mamata Banerjee is emerging as a leading politician in India and hence my politician of choice for a review this week. She is also addressed to as ‘Didi’ by many of her followers. Unlike many other politicians, Mamata Banerjee has maintained a very humbly lifestyle and is a role model for many aspiring for a …

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Kudankulam Nuclear Plant – People Oppose it – Kalam Supports it

The Kudankulam Nuclear Plant Project has been going on for many years now and it is ready to be commissioned soon. In the past few months, there have been major protests about the safety of the neighbouring areas, if any accidents happen in the plant. The public protests have gathered momentum and they have now …

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Another RTI Activist Killed

Today I heard the news that Nadeem Sayed, a Right To Information (RTI) activist was killed by some unknown people in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Nadeem was already under police protection because he was a crucial witness in the Naroda Patiya case – one of the cases filed after the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat. This …

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