IIT Mania – Can kids be kids?

By making the kids start preparing for IIT-JEE so early in their life (Class VI in some cases!), we are robbing them of their childhood, and setting them on a path to cramming, rather than developing joy of learning. It's time we change this!

Why you should vote for Mrityunjay Kumar (IITDAA EC election, 2013)

When I received the following mail in my Inbox, I was excited: " Dear Alumni, We are glad to announce the elections of new members of the Executive Committee of IIT Delhi Alumni Association for the year 2013. It has been noticed that there is a very thin attendance in the AGM chaired by the Director …

How do I become an effective people and project manager?

A manager needs to handle a number of challenges around managing people, performance and career. A good manager understands his team, his peers and his organization very well and allocates right amount of time in managing each of them. A manager contributes to the organization by delivering results through his team members and by growing …

Between individual and management career ladder, which one should I choose and why?

In India, best known career paths are those of managers. An Individual Contributor track hasn't really been developed by companies. This means that there is a natural push towards management if someone wants to grow. However, this is slowly changing. With the growth of product and internet companies in India, as well as constant desire …

My manager left, and the new manager doesn’t like me! What now?

Be careful in jumping to conclusions early enough, otherwise you will jeopardize your career. When you get a new manager, it is important to be willing to make some adjustments. Your relationship with your manager impacts career the most. This relationship will be built only when you and your manager know enough about each other …