Excerpt from, "STEPHEN COVEY : THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE "...An idea of the reality -- and the impact -- of these principles can be captured in another paradigm-shifting experience as told by Frank Kock in Proceedings, the magazine of the Naval Institute... Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at … Continue reading GUESS THE REPLY…

The day I lost my pair of scissors

On the 25th of April 2018, like the morning before, I was ready to board the metro train on my way to work, the 'pink line' from DD station till NSP at about 8:09 am IST. My baggage was through the security scanner and as I picked it up to head to platform, the CISF … Continue reading The day I lost my pair of scissors

Its been a fortnight…

Since the last time I wrote something for myself. Over the fortnight stuffs happened and I did some non-programmed decision making. First off, I am delaying by two more months on my plan to start my Magazine; even as the print ready file exist by now. Second, I dropped my Ph.D. Third, I switched States. … Continue reading Its been a fortnight…

For law and order… in the red corridor

Indian Government’s new policy is found to be paying dividends in containing Left Wing Extremism The "National Policy and Action Plan" This plan is a multi-pronged strategy involving security and development related measures. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been implementing this plan since the year 2015, to combat Left Wing Extremism (LWE). … Continue reading For law and order… in the red corridor

Former Finance Minister of India’s tabular comparison of India and China

______________________________INDIA_________________CHINA Population (2017):_______________1,324 mn______________1,410 mn GDP USD per capita(2017)__________1,852__________________8.583 Total Labour Force (2016)__________520 mn________________785 mn Cereal Production (tonnes)_________277 mn________________580 mn Steel Production (tonnes) __________101 mn_______________831 mn Merchandise export (2017)_________274 Bn_______________2,137 Bn Literacy (percent)__________________73_____________________99 Universities in Top 100_______________0_____________________6 Foreign Exchange (reserves)________421 Bn______________3,140 Bn Army Troops_____________________1,395,100_____________2,183,00 Navy Ships__________________________87__________________317 Air Force (aircraft)__________________809________________1,528 Medals in Summer Olympics, 2016____2_______________________70  

National Capital Region is on BS-VI fuel from today

No, its not an April fool prank. BS-VI is equivalent to EURO-VI grade fuel having mere 10parts per million of sulphur against the 50 ppm of BS-IV. In 2015, India had made decision to skip the BS-V norm and dive head first to walk the talk of showing its INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution), drawing … Continue reading National Capital Region is on BS-VI fuel from today

On Nationalism #2

There is only one history-the history of man. All national histories are merely chapters in the larger one. Rabindranath Tagore

Legislation on payment of gratuity

Employees of any establishments in India, employing 10 or more persons, will have been affected by the new amendment in the Payment of Gratuity Act 1972 (amendment bill ) 2018 which came into force on the 29th March 2018. Meaning, whereas, earlier the cap of the gratuity was fixed at 1million INR (India Rupee) it … Continue reading Legislation on payment of gratuity

Kaziranga Rhinos

A census taken recently in the State of Assam (Northeast India), a total of 2,413 rhinos have been found at the Kaziranga National Park (up from 2401 in 2015 - "a dozen"). Of these there were 1641 adult rhinos which includes 793 females and 642 males. Number of sub-adult rhinos aged between 4 to 6 … Continue reading Kaziranga Rhinos

Hackathon in India

India is hosting a Smart India Hackathon (a Software version) for the students to solve sets of problems and codify their innovation. And one of the problem to solve was to make Examinations leak proof. To be fair, India has had a lot leakage of question papers or posers in the exam locations. (Most recently, … Continue reading Hackathon in India