Technology

3 R’s to 4C’s – Rethinking Education

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Susant can be described as literate but uneducated – for though he has a degree, in Engineering no less, his education hasn’t made him employable in any of the sectors that he would like to work in. Instead, he today earns a living by delivering food – an occupation without job security or prospects of…

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The Antikythera Mechanism – Forgetting Knowledge

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As someone fascinated by technology, reading about the oldest computer in the world was a revelation. It was more than 120 years ago, in 1900, that a shipwreck was discovered off the coast of the Greek island Antikythera by sponge divers. It was identified as a Roman cargo ship and over the next year, a…

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Understanding the New Economy

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One of the items that has been hogging business headlines the past few days has been the Zomato IPO. And it should, in terms of what it implies, not just for those who invest in the stock markets but for all of us. The estimated market capitalization of Zomato is Rs.60,000 crores while it could…

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Educating India – Challenges to Prepare For

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Over the last couple of weeks, I noticed a number of friends on Facebook applying a frame to their profile photograph saying they were proud to have studied in a government school. I do not know how this trend started, but it is a welcome one, for hopefully it will bring about a change, both…

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The Dark Side of Technology

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There’s a popular web series that’s playing currently on Netflix called Startup. It’s about three very different individuals – a corporate honcho, a Haitian thug and a brilliant Stanford dropout who are thrown together and create a new cryptocurrency. When they are cheated out of their company, they create a new darknet that is more…

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Treating India – Using Technology to Augment Healthcare

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One of the happiest memories of my younger days was watching M*A*S*H on TV. The show was based on the experiences of the doctors and nurses of a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the American military involvement in Korea. While it was mainly a humorous show focussed on a rebellious young doctor who hated the…

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Leveraging the Crowd – When Strangers Step up

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It was a WhatsApp message from another young alumnus of my alma mater XIMB that brought Nikita‚Äôs request to my attention. Nikita and her husband Manoj were both recent alumni, and I was not connected directly with them. Manoj, a young professional working in the development sector is directly involved in the upliftment of vulnerable…

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Seven Learnings from a bout with Covid

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It was on the intervening night of the 6th and 7th of May 2021 that our pup Bruno decided he would sleep with us on our bed. It was as he and I struggled to find equitable space on the bed that my fever and body aches began. As I awoke in the morning, the…

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The Value of Wisdom

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It was on Mother’s Day that Prasad lost his mother to Covid. And this was but one of the tsunami of tragedies that hit our nation as the pandemic reared its head again after a lull. All talk of waves, peaks, plateaus and variants become meaningless when a loved one becomes a statistic, and most…

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Criticism – Accept, Stifle or Ignore?

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As a child, I remember feeling puzzled when reading about people being referred to as critics. I wondered why anyone would want to criticize something, and more importantly, why others not only allowed the critic to make unpleasant remarks, but actually paid him for doing so. As I grew older, I understood that the critics…

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