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…

Swarajya – Battles we should never forget

Battles of the Maratha Empire is book that covers the life and time of Maratha empire and the various states that fought against foreign powers like the Mughals, British and Portuguese. Interestingly, the author Aneesh Gokhale, gives a multi faceted view of those times, where the partnerships between the great powers varied with time. Maratha…

Celebrations and longevity of our culture

Deepavali / Diwali. It is that time of the year again. A time when citizens, politicians, State governments and Central government suddenly realize that the air pollution they failed to control throughout the year, is an imminent problem which needs a solution. But how can we take any steps at the last minute when we…

Gandhi Jayanti and our duty towards nation building

Today is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi ji, father of our nation. Mahatma, the great soul. Today is also the birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri ji, India’s 2nd Prime Minister. We remember them every year with a lot of respect and are indebted to them for leading our country into an independent nation.…

What it takes to be India’s best office district

Office district is a space that I refer to as comprising of, as the name suggests, offices and which is large enough to host 10’s of 1000’s of employees. Hyderabad has two such office districts currently – one in the Hitec City area and the other in Nanakramguda (Gachibowli) area. Overview Nanakramaguda office district is…

Fleeting moments and impactful actions

We all go through those specific moments in our daily lives where there is an event that last for few seconds. Such events demand action from us and we have to battle it out between our mind and heart before acting. All in a span of few seconds. The lost family Couple of decades back…

Why pay Crores of rupees in traffic challans?

Hyderabad Traffic Police personnel are extremely busy on the roads doing one of three different things: Managing traffic Taking pictures of traffic rule violators and filing e-challans Checking of vehicles, permits etc Of course, during monsoons and other reasons that obstruct traffic flow, they do their best to ease up things for commuters. What interested…

Time for peace in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) had been in focus for a long time now. Violent extremism in this state is thriving for over 30 years now. Worst years were 1990s and early 2000s when the number of fatalities touched a few thousands each year. Failure of the Indian state to contain this violence is very obvious.…