Book review – Killing Hope, by William Blum

History was my favorite subject in school. Our teacher used to call it “his story” – story of a person. I was always spellbound hearing those stories and believing in everything our teacher used to tell us. Growing up into an adult and with the exposure of reading multiple books on historical subjects, a different…

Looking beyond Telangana’s SRDP

Telangana government started an ambitious program to improve traffic situation in Hyderabad.This program is titled Strategic Road Development Program, or SRDP. Accomplishing the challenging goal requires a plan with key steps. How is SRDP intended to be implemented? SRDP identifies the following steps to achieve this goal. Identify and expand strategic roads in the city…

Evolution of Rahul Gandhi

It might sound really funny that someone wants to write about Rahul Gandhi when he is going through the worst ever phase of his political career. But the key thing to note here is that he still figures in the top 5 most important politicians of the day. The list comprises of Narendra Modi, Amit…

2016 Assembly Elections – Lessons for all political parties

The recently concluded 2016 Assembly Elections in states of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have shown some surprising results. While the winners claim these are expected and losers complain things went completely wrong for them, there are few lessons that can be applied to any election in general. There could be exceptions…