3-2017 How we build educational institutions in India.

Here is a shining example of how bueaucracy scares away and repels academics and intellectuals : drpartha.org.in/publications/iith.pdf

How much more will we blame people like Manjul Bhargava, Venki Ramakrishna, or Hargobind Khurana ?

partha

2-2017 A hoax called Facebook

Beware of Facebook hoaxes….

Some idiot seems to have created a Facebook account using my name, mailID and foto. I **NEVER** use the shit called Facebook (or Whtasapp, Linkedin etc.), or any such “social” rubbish. If you see my name in any such community, please ignore
the same, and delete me from the same. I tried deleting my name from Facebook, but the crooks out there have made it impossible to escape. I am therefore not responsible for what you find there, under my name/account. Beware ! You have been warned.

You are always welcome to contact me directly, on a one-to-one basis.

Keep in touch,

partha

1-2017 When will people learn some decency ?

Why do people not realise that they are being
rude, impolite, and uncivilised, when they do not respond to mails ?
Imagine calling me up on fone and I just keep listening without
answering a word  !  Imagine getting a deafening silence 
everytime you call someone . email is no different. Even if you
do not have a definitive response at hand, and you need time to 
get/give a proper response, it does not hurt to give a provisional 
response/acknowledgment/reaction. Simple logic, which many do not 
seem to know. Just like people who do not know traffic rules, should 
not be driving a car, people who do not know rules of decency, should 
not be using emails.   

I was under the impression that I was surrounded by educated and cultured people. 
I realise I was wrong. Since I do NOT accept such behaviour from people whom I know:

1. You can expect the same behaviour from me, when you try to communicate with me.

2. You can expect some harsher treatment from me.