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Manjula Pooja Shroff

  • Is education a service or business? The debate continues

    This week I was in Mumbai speaking at an educational forum. The topic was very relevant and debatable. Is the education sector slowly becoming an industry or can it still be treated as service? The backdrop of the conference was a massive exhibition venue. Almost everybody involved or doing...

    Sunday, 15 September 2013 - 12:28pm
  • The purpose of pilgrimage

    I just returned from the Kailash Mansarovar parikrama. In earlier times, when people undertook such pilgrimage, it was assumed that they were ready to give up material existence, as if they had one foot in the grave and that their responsibilities towards family and society were over. I believe...

    Sunday, 8 September 2013 - 12:24pm
  • Information technology: The new standard for educational institutions

    If one were to go back two decades, the vision of classrooms would have 60 students packed in a classroom, a teacher holding a chalk and duster in her hand, screaming at the top of her voice. Very rarely there was a collar mike facility. Classrooms were small and dingy, corridors were cramped and...

    Sunday, 4 August 2013 - 2:01pm
  • From school to college: pressure of transition

    At this time of the year, many students are either seeking admission into colleges in India or eyeing foreign universities. As students make the transition to professional degree colleges, it is important to know what skills colleges are looking for and what level of preparation goes into...

    Sunday, 28 July 2013 - 2:54pm
  • Engineering the Future

    A man who dreamt big and in great detail to ensure that remote areas of the country get phone connectivity.

    Sunday, 23 June 2013 - 11:12am
  • Is suicide an outcome of a failure?

    A young Bollywood actress, Jiah Khan, with her suicide joins the growing list of worldwide celebrities who have killed themselves. It is sad when a young loses life, it gets worse when the cause of death is a straightforward matter like a man-woman relationship.

    Sunday, 16 June 2013 - 3:25pm
  • And then, I discovered naturopathy

    I consider myself a fitness freak. I’ve certainly been around, seen much of the fitness world, tried new regimes, routines and adapted to new wellness technologies. And as I was beginning to consider myself self-reliant, I discovered naturopathy. Our current lifestyles create some imbalances...

    Sunday, 9 June 2013 - 2:29pm
  • Youth: Who can ignore them?

    The newest kid on the social media block, Pinterest, is making news for all the right reasons. Created by a bunch of geeks barely three years ago, Pinterest has grown from 5,000 users in 2010 to about 17 million this year. This is the brief of a successful 20-year-old entrepreneur, who...

    Sunday, 2 June 2013 - 2:12pm
  • 10 hot things to do this summer

    It’s been a while since I experienced the extremities of the May heat in Ahmedabad. For several years, we would take off to cooler climes but this year, for one reason or the other, we decided to stay in Ahmedabad and I found myself sweating and struggling with the dry temperatures.

    Sunday, 26 May 2013 - 1:52pm
  • The rise and rise of e-commerce in India

    I was recently at a boardroom and a discussion here centred on how big e-commerce is, and how it is going to take India by storm in the future.

    Sunday, 19 May 2013 - 1:16pm

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