Wait for a mini library to be packed in a book? Well, the precise answer to your question is: only a book like this has not been written so far! And even if it is ever, you will not be able to physically lift 🙂 The reason is clear: the UPSC IAS examination program is…Read More What are the best books to prepare for the IAS exam?
Use technology to prevent leakage of documents It was New Delhi’s worst-kept secret: The ministry of petroleum & natural gas located in Shastri Bhawan leaked like a sieve. As did some other ministries, as unfolding events now seem to indicate. But now that a full-blow scandal involving organised pilferage of official documents has come out…Read More Go paperless, be cyber-ready
When I was a child, we had a family friend who worked at a think tank. Unsure whether the tank might contain soldiers or water, I asked my father what a think tank was. “A lot of clever people sit down and think as hard as they can until someone has a good idea.” I…Read More Last word * Patrick French Clarity, not consensus
My best time at Prithvi Theatre was when, as a 15-year-old, I saw its first festival in 1983. It celebrated five years of the theatre, and it was there I got to know Veenapani Chawla. She was part of the core team working with my mother on the festival. Soft spoken and demure, but…Read More A demure powerhouse
San Francisco-based Uber, which was valued $40 billion after the latest round of financing, has been a darling of investors and in the news for its frenetic pace of growth. It is an ‘aggregator’ that connects passengers and taxi drivers at cheap rates and is completely mobile app-driven. The rape survivor logged into the app…Read More Uber’s operations in north India are run from a posh hotel in Gurgaon by a four-member team
Roger Federer was born to play tennis and I am delighted that the people of my country got the opportunity to watch him live for the first time ever. I am grateful that I shared the court with him and there is so much I have already learnt from my brief stints with the great…Read More Serving aces, nonstop