How I Spent Year 2020…

It's end of the year 2020...finally. Most people will celebrate not because the new year is starting, but mainly because the horrendous year 2020 is ending. It seemed like an eternal year. There was nothing memorable about 2020...for most of the people excluding me (or people like me). It doesn't mean that it was a... Continue Reading →

25 Years of DDLJ and Rangeela

Yesterday was 25th anniversary of the iconic Hindi film Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (DDLJ) which released on 20th October 1995. The movie was hugely popular, probably one of the top 3 most popular movies in Indian cinema and it swept away all popular awards that year. And that's why I actually don't like DDLJ so... Continue Reading →

Similarities Between Sanskrit and Persian

I came across this amazing video on similarities between Sanskrit and Persian and thought of sharing here. In my MBA class we had people from 25 different nationalities and that was a very enriching experience going far far beyond the Management. People from other nationalities in my class always said that they were not able... Continue Reading →

Movies…Music…Memories!

I am a movie buff. To be precise: Hindi movie buff. I have been watching movies since very young age - remember from age 5. In late 80’s and early 90’s, before the satellite television came, all movies used to get released on Video cassette/tapes - not few weeks later, but almost immediately. In villages... Continue Reading →

What Makes Great Institutes Great?

What makes great institutes great? In particular, what makes great educational institutes great? I have often thought about both these questions since the time I studied Organizational Behavior. My Professor, a thorough Englishman, had a very humorous way of teaching a boring subject like OB. He talked about organizational Structure and Culture and how the... Continue Reading →

100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh

On 13th April 1919 (exactly 100 years ago), General Reginald Dyer gave firing order in Jallianwala Bagh. He was known as "The Butcher of Amritsar" for this heinous massacre. In 1940 he was assassinated in London by Udham Singh General Dyer: Udham Singh: For those who can read Hindi, here is a good blog about... Continue Reading →

26/11 Anniversary And The Constitution Day

Today is 26/11. Tenth anniversary of the horrible 2008 Mumbai attacks in which a 10 terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai. More than 170 people died and several got injured.  It was the worst terrorist attack... Continue Reading →

धनंजय माने इथेच राहतात का?

🎬 _"धनंजय माने इथेच राहतात का ?" 30 वर्षानंतरही 'अशी ही बनवाबनवी'ची जादू कायम आहे! 😍 तुफान विनोदी 'अशी ही बनवाबनवी' या चित्रपटाला आज 30 वर्षे पूर्ण झाली, 23 सप्टेंबर 1988 साली हा चित्रपट प्रदर्शित झाला होता. 🎭 लक्ष्या, अशोक सराफ आणि सचिन पिळगावकर यांच्या तुफान कॉमेडीमुळे या चित्रपटाने अख्खं दशक प्रेक्षकांच्या मनावर राज्य केलं... Continue Reading →

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