Pleasures of introducing Indian Film Classics to 21st Century Indian Students on Sahyadri Mountains

As a young boy growing up in Pali, Rajasthan, my primary entertainment channel was Hindi films appearing on our local cinema halls Rajendra, Narsingha, and Manthan "Talkies," as we referred to our cinema halls. Without realizing that the word "talkies" plainly referred to the films of "sound" as the likes of Alam Ara (1931). In addition to movies, Vividh Bharati was another source of entertainment with a heavy dose of Rafi, Kishore, Mukesh, Lata, and Asha songs. Oh, the golden memories Read more [...]

NEP and the Imminent Rise of BBA Challenging the MBA

India boasts of more than 3300 odd institutions offering MBA with a sanctioned intake of four lakh plus, which is the highest in terms of numbers globally. Why have MBA programs thrived in India? What has been the performance of these MBA programs? The MBA degree thrived in India because the undergraduate qualifications failed to produce employable graduates (barring a handful of the institutes), and MBA became a gateway to the first job. According to a New Delhi-based employment solutions Read more [...]