Tag Archives: India

Thoughts on the Proceedings at The Centre for Civil Society Conference


Almost a year back I had watched this video of Rajesh Jain and Atanu Dey proposing the idea of a new constitution for India, of course this was a continuation of the Mission 272 that got the BJP elected in … Continue reading

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What is the difference between an M.Tech from an IIT and an M.S. from a top 50 US university for computer science?


This post was good and relevant to a few things I have to say about the Indian education system, so I thought I would cross post it onto my blog(it has been slightly edited to reflect my views) – This short … Continue reading

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Absurdity of Opposing Dynasty Politics.


I recently came across this blog post about how opposing dynastic politics is not a very sound argument against any political leader. http://www.kumartalks.com/2014/04/dynastic-politics-and-brand-identity.html I completely agree with the article and for the record, here are my comments for that post: … Continue reading

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Absentee Ballot in India


I was doing some research to see if India has any system of postal ballot in place so that people can cast their vote without physically being present at the polling booth. But looks like it has no such system in … Continue reading

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People to Follow


There was a question in Quora recently about who are the policy wonks who have considerable influence in India. This made me come up with a list of people who, in my opinion should be the ones deciding India’s policy. … Continue reading

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How can you explain all Indian Political parties in layman’s terms?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: The following graph will give you a rough idea. (The image is not mine. I found it on twitter) For a more detailed analysis – Niti-mandala – The Indian Political Spectrum View Answer on Quora

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Why aren’t there many successful startups in India?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: License-quota-permit raj. When we speak of entrepreneurship it is necessary not to restrict ourselves to the the IT and the web start-ups  The boom in the IT sector has been only for the past 15 years … Continue reading

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What are some noteworthy contribution in administration and development by Indian bureaucrats, politician and police force in recent time…


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: E. Sreedharan Often referred to as the “Metro Man”, he is one of the most diligent and hard working man to have served India. There are certain circles which have recommended his name for the Bharat … Continue reading

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What are some of the best stories about taking revenge in history or mythology or folklore or real life?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: The story of Chanakya taking revenge on Dhanananda. Chanakya aka Vishnugupta/ Kautilya was the son of Chanak, a famous teacher of public policy in ancient Magadha. Chanak was an influential brahmin who vociferously opposed the bad … Continue reading

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What is more authentic, original, or better: the name Mumbai or Bombay?


Answer by Anirudh Acharya: Mumbai. The name Mumbai is derived from the words Maha Amba, a Hindu godess, and aai, meaning mother in Marathi. The name Bombay was an anglicized name, introduced by the Portuguese and popularized during the colonial … Continue reading

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