Ankit Chandra is Technology Management professional working at National Center for Supercomputing Applications, USA. He is passionate about dreaming up new startup ideas to solve everyday problems in India, and one of his most ambitious ideas is to create a startup to tackle the lack of public restrooms in India.

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Rakhi

On this rakhi, for all the brothers who kept waiting for their rakhi, but it never came. एक राखी ही तो थी तो क्या हुआ जो नहीं भेजी इस बार चंद धागे ही तो हैं जो ज़रा सा ज़ोर लगाओगे तो वैसे भी टूट जायेंगे एक राखी ही तो थी इससे रिश्ते थोड़े ही बंधते हैं गर प्यार होता भाई और बेहेन में तो राखी की क्या ज़रुरत पड़ती? राखी और भाई बेहेन के रिश्ते

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Happiness Poem Poetry Top

Bansuri wala

Ek bansuri wala tha Jo mere bachpan mein muhalle mein aata tha Tarah tarah se tarashi hui baansuriyon ke tokri leke Geet sunata hua gali-muhalle mein chalta jata tha Baansuri bajani to humein aati nahin thi Par khareedne ke liye jamghat zaroor lagate the Fir poore din muhalle mein daud daud ke besuri si dhune bajate the Ki kabhi bansuri se sur us tarah niklenge, jis tarah is bansuri wale ke hothon se nikalte the

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Indian Culture Mythology Opinion

Hey Bharat This is India… Your Brother Long Lost in the Kumbh Mela

If I were to ask you to name the best writers of the world across centuries, chances are that most of the writers you’d think up would be western writers. Let’s do another exercise. Think of great painters of the world across centuries. Again, chances are that most painters you’d think of would be non Indian. Without getting into the detailed reasons about why that is so, I want to state that this blog is

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Short Story

Of Trains and Cruel Mathematical Series

    28 f 54 54 f 56 72 f 36 10 m 33 25 m 48 13 m 24 …. it is not tough for a guy to decode the above series… this happens with all us middle class males so bereft of quality companionship in trains… the series above is a testimony of what I call the great divide of India… If u still havent understood what the above thing is, well, lemme

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Life

MS Technology Management : Decoded

It might be a late night with no action in Las Vegas that has prompted me to write this, but, I wanted to put this up for many reasons.. 1) Frustration 2) Information 3) Education 4) Entertainment Like our Marketing professor taught us, I am trying to segment, and then target different audiences of this blog: prospective students for MS Tech Program, bored internet blog visitors, and fellow people looking for jobs 🙂 So first

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Life

Vegas Vices

First the disclaimer: Any family member should read this only at his/her own risk, and always pretend that they never did.  Man I so wish I was born at the times of Khajuraho Temples. The reason is either too obvious or it will most definitely be in the due course of this post. All this while I was struggling to find the right way to sum up my Vegas trip. But intoxicated as I was,

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Short Story

Thank You God!

By Ankit Chandra Thank you God for the world so sweet, Thank you God for the food we eat, Thank you God for the birds that sing, Thank you God for everything! psst: God thank you the most for (hopefully) saving me from today’s near (touch wood) debacle Boy! Sometimes u just thank God ( well touch wood and fingers crossed) for the many times he saves you from almost inevitable disaster… and having said

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Culture India Top

When Raju Lost Faith in Ganga…

Remember that movie starring Raj Kapoor, ‘Jis desh mein ganga behti hai’ ? Raj kapoor played the role of a guy from I think Banaras, and goes on to use his sanskar and values to transform a group of dacoits. I think the assumption in the movie was that Raju had complete faith in the values of the mother land. Cut to Champaign in US. I have met a lot of NRIs here. Some have

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Culture Generation Y

Confessions of a Commitment Shirker

This is my dedication to all those ppl who can never get to committing to sumone and then later crib about it 😀 enjoy!! I think I have never done the romantic thing A dozen roses and a diamond ring many times I have been peeled and pricked but I really couldn’t feel a thing… So is that a hormonal imbalance or a psychological one? that I just cannot settle with anyone? from ‘Boys 2

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Work Workforce

Why I Don’t Wanna Work for Infosys

Well that’s because I don’t like the Blackberry phone. The blog could end right here, but then if I don’t explain it better, you would keep me in the same category as Infosians, who I dislike anyway… So what’s the big deal? It happened like this… We are a bunch of Indian students here at an American university, which is kinda considered one of the best in the world, and we feel quite proud belonging

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