India cricket and its captaincy conundrum

Indian cricket has dragged itself into a controversy with the captaincy question. Who is wrong? Virat Kohli? Rohit Sharma? BCCI? Selectors? Answer to this question will be a highly debatable one and depends on the side that you support. So, let’s not get there. Unrelated to this controversy, there is another important question related to…

3 ways to support your peers

Manager or not, we often want to help our peers so that they do well at their work. While each of us have our own way of supporting others, it generally is more effective if we have a basic approach defined.  From personal experience, here are 3 things that I follow. Support with mechanisms – there…

Hyderabad’s road infra – Issues and improvements

Hyderabad is today home to major industries, healthcare institutions, educational hub, IT companies and Government run centers of excellence. Want to know the list of who’s who located here? BITS Pilani, IIT, Osmania University, JNTU, ISB, IIIT, etc CCMB, NGRI, NFC, DRDO, DRL, BDL, Agriculture University, etc Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo,…

New vehicle registration in Hyderabad, Telangana

New vehicle registration process in Telangana requires vehicle owner to visit their designated RTA office. While other States in India does not mandate RTA visit of the owner, Telangana Government for some reasons has this different rule. So, what are the steps involved in registering a new vehicle in Telangana? It is a very simple…

PV Narasimha Rao – The Half Lion

We live in a time where every aspect of our lives is blown out of proportion. For example, take the word “Epic”. Dictionary for this word stands for something that is majestic, grand and heroic. Like the Mahabharata or the Ramayana. But the same “Epic” has become a slang these days. At my workplace, any…

India’s free digital learning platform for higher studies – NPTEL

In their own words The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) was initiated by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati and Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2003. Five core disciplines were identified, namely, civil engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communication…

Autism and the school admissions

Originally posted on Atypically Yours:
It’s that phase in life when, after spending six, long, stable, well-supported years in one place, the time has come to relocate to different lands. This is one of those free-flowing posts -written because I want to just make sense of the situation. We all know change is inevitable and…

Countering Big Tech

2020 has been a dramatic year. And 2021 is turning out to be no less dramatic. I am not even referring to the China originated COVID-19 virus. Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Amazon have established an iron grip over a lot of aspects of our daily lives. There is an interesting…