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…

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…