A development activist, public policy advocate, social innovator and leadership trainer
“Corruption has been blamed for many of the challenges India as a nation faces today, and rightly so. Corruption in public offices has reached a level where most people believe and indulge in it as if that is the norm. Corruption has arguably gone beyond being a behavioural phenomenon to being a cultural one. Hence it is inconceivable that we can ever get rid of corruption in our system and society without the involvement of people en masse. And that involvement must be deeper than just an expression of disgruntlement.” – Excerpt from ‘i, the citizen’ written by Dr R
A few weeks ago, a friend called to inquire about a US University to which his son had secured admission. He was concerned as this particular university did not figure in the top 100 Universities on the QS rankings. He was worried whether spending so much money on his son’s higher education was worth it and what exactly the significance of the QS rankings was? While one can understand his concern about his son’s future and the quality of higher education that he should receive, do these rankings truly measure how good a University is? What are the elements of
An elderly person met me recently and wanted to know some details about the ongoing COVID vaccination program. He was keen on understanding whether it would be better to get the shot at the government hospital are at a private hospital nearby. While the government offered fully free services including the vaccine, people have to pay a nominal amount of INR 250 to private hospitals as a service fee. This person was hesitant to go to a government hospital while he seemed to be comfortable taking the vaccination in the private hospital, despite my explaining to him that the location
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