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 →

30 Years of Mile Sur Mera Tumhara…

The iconic song "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" was released on Door Darshan (National Television) on 15th Aug 1988 and completed 30 years this year! Surprisingly nobody in media seems to have noticed it... Beautifully composed by Shri Ashok Patki and sung by Who's Who of Indian music industry at that time (leading from the front, Pt.... Continue Reading →

8/8/8: Time Flies…

Today is 8th August 2018 - the 10th Anniversary of "8/8/8" i.e. the opening of 2008 Olympics in China. I remember watching the grand opening on big screen in the UK university along with my Chinese classmates. Last year I wrote a blog on "8/8/8". Even that blog is 1 year old now. Time flies...really!... Continue Reading →

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