Despite extensive spread of higher educational institutes in India, there still needs a lot to be said about the overall quality. The problem is reflected in low employability despite the large number of graduates and post-graduates being churned out by the educational machinery. Also, Indian universities seldom make it to among the top rated ones in the world. What have we overlooked? Read more here.
Based on the bestselling novel 2 States, a movie by the same name was released recently. But for the average movie-goer, there is confusion because of the highly polarised reviews. Some praise the movie for capturing a sensitive story, while others slam it for sheer pedestrian production. Here's our take.
With the election to India's 16th Lok Sabha--and thus, the next prime minister--in full swing, we thought to being some interesting posts to your attention this week. A stable India under Modi? Different Prime Ministers of India Election roundup: Modi's interview, and more With Congress on the back foot and missing a strong PM candidate, it looks like Modi is taking up more and more attention of the nation!
This week we have some blog posts that will make you stop and think hard about our country and society. As we ease into the 2014 Lok Sabha election, there are many other important issues that remain overlooked. Here's a sample: Water: The next looming crisis India shining – On child labour? Plight of Senior Citizens in India
It's less than a week away that the largest political battle will start -- the Lok Sabha Election 2014. On stake is a country that can be steered into a global powerhouse if handled rightly, or fall to the deepest recesses of stagnation, as the last few years have indicated. A strong government and an even stronger Prime Minister are needed. As we're about to hit the season of elections, here is some food for thought: Modi's growing popularity in West Bengal Family rules the politics of India Election Trivia: For the first time  
It is the season of political manoeuvring, and true to its character, the political fabric is churning out feints, counter-feints, and abuses by the day. Old foes are joining hands, while old friends are breaking up. Here is this week's selection of interesting reads: Rahul Gandhi attacks TMC, gets flak in return Election Day 22: Roundup And of course, if you're looking for some interesting reads on other categories, head over to My India.
On his audacious cycling tour of India (Kanyakumari to Leh), Yogesh has reached the enchanting city of Mumbai on Day 23. Quite an achievement already, if you ask us! Here's what he has to say about the city: From Pen to Mumbai The Mumbai City Have something to say? Post it in the comments!
When we talk of food recipes we usually think of replicating exotic cuisine we had during some fine dining. But preparing something overly elaborate is not always necessary to have a good time. In fact, most of the common items we take for granted can be enlivened by following the right recipe. Here are two examples: Masala Chai Dry Pepper Chicken Thandai Go ahead and try these out. And let us know what the experience was!
The summers are almost here, and with the weather warming up, one can't help dreaming about soothing seasides and cool air of the hills. This week we bring to you two travel destinations that are not very popular and hence provide an ideal escape for those looking for solitude and novelty. Khoudong Waterfalls, Manipur Kumbalangi, Kerala What are you waiting for? Mark your calendars, or better still, pack your bags!
This week we bring you a collection of handpicked blogs on various aspects of India: some delightful, some audacious, and some hopeful. Have a good time reading! Covering India on bicycle: Sounds a bit too audacious? Well, that's what Yogesh plans to do, cycling all the way from Kanyakumari to Leh. We suggest you keep revisiting his page to learn how he's doing. Becoming a developed country: Nothing would be more heartening than to see India become a developed country. But with so many potholes along the way, one wonders if we'll ever get there. Some thoughts. BJP in the Northeast: Northeast has been a lost cause for the BJP, but can the party look to Modi for a revival? An opinion.