This week Rahul baba was formally anointed as the  no. 2 in the Congress hierarchy. Although this was merely a symbolic accession and was expected for a long time, his speech was keenly heard. After all, you don’t hear the voice of Prince Charming everyday. His speech reaffirmed a lot of beliefs. One, his has […]

Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has replied to the two students from Lucknow who sent him a legal notice for his comment that “90% of Indians were idiots.” After Justice Katju’s statement at a seminar in New Delhi last week that at least 90 percent of Indians are “idiots”, who can be easily be […]

(For my coconut friends.. Sharad is hindi for autumn) Rescinding days, longer nights and cool breezes… The sudden change in weather has lifted the spirits of Delhi-ites. The lower temperatures have rendered fans useless; to their forlorn figures that are now gathering dust, I say, “Hang in there! Your time will come again!” The weather […]

Hello, everyone! I havnt been able to write this month due to examination pressure. I read this really interesting article on INESAD’s English blog. Though not overtly funny, they have used effective wordplay. I loved point no. 3, 7, 17 and 21. Enjoy! 1. Economists may be dangerous. Watch out for the invisible hands! 2. […]

  Like most policies from the colonial era, Education course structure has remained largely the same with only a minor tweak here and there every other decade. But no one has really tried to overhaul the system and no one has really questioned the objectives of why and what we are studying in school and […]

After making provisions for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe  and Other Backward Castes in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels of education; jobs in public sector companies; and now reservations for promotion of SC/ST workers, the government believes that it has done enough to appease the masses. But have they? What if they don’t want an MBA or Phd […]

India celebrated its 66th Independence Day with great fervor today. Each television network had partially suspended its regular programmes to celebrate this day with patriotic movies, patriotic stage shows and patriotic whatnots; There were scores of kites in the sky and ardent declarations of admiration for our motherland on facebook, twitter and e-mail inboxes. And […]