Thursday, May 28, 2009


I was appalled to see this appear in today's newspaper. If you did not figure out what I am trying to point out, it's the details of the student's caste next to one's name.

I am not sure whether the esteemed IIT coaching insti thought atleast for a sec that this is supposed to be a personal (and confidential) fact as far as the student is concerned. If the head of an IIT coaching insti is unable to sensitize himself on this issue, god only knows whats in store for us.

Friday, May 22, 2009


I have a yahoo email ID which is now totally junk that I do not even want to open it these days. I also have a gmail ID which is more sane, thanks to gmail's much better spam protection algorithm. The problem is that I login to orkut using my yahoo ID and somehow I have a google account, the username of which is "rpradeephere at". My orkut and this blog is associated with this account. However my saner google account rpradeep.kumar at is associated with my picasa and email stuff.

I want to shift or change my yahoo-google account's orkut and blog to my saner google account so that I need to just login once. Every time I login to check my gmail, my orkut or blog will sign off since I cant keep two google accounts open at same time. Also the computer is confused over which password to save and crap and hence everytime I end up typing my username password. I am going bonkers coz of this!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Office timings

Before liberalization offices worked from 830 to 1730 hrs.

After liberalization most work from 1030 to 1800 hrs.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Synchrony 2009", IIMA's Annual Alumni Meet

"Synchrony-2009", IIMA's annual Alumni meet is happening on May 9th. We are actively looking for sponsorships. It will simultaneously take place at 8 cities across the world.

Sponsorships start from Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000 and extends upto Rs 150,000. There will be just 2-3 companies sponsoring the event and hence brand visibility and brand recollection will be very high among the audience. There will be 150-200 Alums participating in every city and many senior alums (CEOs/MDs/Sr VPs/Partners) would be coming. Hence its a great opportunity to showcase your product/brand.

Please do get in touch with me ASAP at +91 96502 75308 or for further details.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

JK on Schools

"Surely a school is a place where one learns about the totality, the wholeness of life. Academic excellence is absolutely necessary, but a school includes much more than that. It is a place where both the teacher and the taught explore not only the outer world, the world of knowledge, but also their own thinking, their behavior."

-Jiddu Krishnamurti

Read it somewhere and liked it!

I strongly believe schools have just become machines which churn out students ready to join college and eventually the corporate world with absolutely no focus on morals and ethics. Schools have commercialized to such an extent that it just means business, a view we had on colleges 6-8 years back when engineering boomed. If students by any chance get to inculcate good habits and character in the future, its going to be inspite of the school and not because of it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you.

-Swami Paramahansa Yogananda