What do customers really want? Plenty has been written on the subject. Companies do tons of research to find out what their customers want. They do market research, commission ethnographic studies, se...
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President Trump is taking a different line than candidate Trump in Japan and South Korea.
Amidst all the chaos of Tinder and when everyone seems to losing hope in the happily-ever-after (just look at Brad and Angelina... we thought they were the real thing), here I am in New York, still cl...
My parents never told me they were proud of me as a kid -- not in those words at least. I knew it was something parents said to their children, a thing friends said to each other, and I wanted someone...
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How do you ensure that a student is not given a fake degree? How do you get any control on the number of students studying in any college or university? How do you make it possible for easy bank financing of education and educational institutes? How do you make it easy for educators and teachers to find good opportunities? How can we ensure that students’ degrees aren't held back by a college, which is against regulations?
The possible answer to all these questions and more is to have a demat depository and registry of all institutions, educators, students and their credentials right from the 10th standard onwards.
The Phogat sisters have won medals in national and international events.
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While there have been wonderful examples of leaders who have risen above narrow limitations of the egoic self to serve larger causes, power more often than not finds a crude and cruel manifestation rather than a caring and compassionate one. Power is wielded crudely instead of serving as a means for greater and more refined value creation.
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The upper house of the Indian Parliament has just passed the much awaited Child Labour Amendment Bill. If the Lok Sabha also clears this bill, we will not see an end to child labour any time soon.
Our driver Vinod and most of the domestic workers I have spoken to have no qualms about spending even half of what they earn on their children’s education. Which is what got me wondering -- why is our aspiring middle class willing to pay such a price premium for their kids' education in private schools? Here are some of the things that came up through the conversations that I had.
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While my novel 03:02 focuses on a physical occupation by an enemy, I believe that certain core principles apply to any insurgency that challenges the status quo -- in any field. Whether it is changing the culture at a workplace, challenging a social evil, trying to overcome deep-rooted prejudices, the common theme is that there is some tyranny -- whether physical or that of ingrained habits and beliefs -- that needs to be overthrown.
The highlight of my Chinese experience as part of a Visva Bharati delegation visiting Yunnan University was our introduction to "Chinese democracy". This nomenclature was interesting considering that most of the world considers democracy to be non-existent in China. Nonetheless, the term exists, and a vague idea of democracy is also referred to in intellectual circles. However, it is not considered to be as inspiring an ideal as it is in India.
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Religion and science are diametrically opposed to each other. They are poles apart, and it is nonsense to say that they complement each other.
Being on a college campus is fun, but it's easy to gain a false sense of security when surrounded by your peers. After all, they're just honest students like you, right? Wrong. It's important to acknowledge and remember that you don't always know who you can trust, even when you're in the college campus.