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“Everything That Glitter is Not Gold”

The recording is of my persuasive speech when I was in Academy. This recording is taken very long back but nice to remember the days. I can also compare my communication skill as well after looking at this long back recording nearly April 2012.

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नटखट दिल और दिमाग की कहानी !

मनुष्य के जीवन का आधार है , उसकी मेहनत और रोज कुछ नया करने की तम्मना ! जीवन की हर सुबह हमारी ज़िन्दगी में नई आशाएँ और अवसर लेकर आती है ! हम में से बहुत से लोग ऐसे है जो इन अवसरों का आलिंगन कर , कामयाबी की उचाईयो को छूते है ! लेकिन मेरी कहानी तो कुछ और ही है !

जब भी मेरी आँखे खुलती है , ऐसा लगता है की कभी सुबह ना आये क्योकि हर सुबह मेरा दिल हमेसा यही कहता है की आज तुम मुझे आराम करने दो ! क्यों रोज तुम मुझे कहते हो ऑफिस जाने के लिए और बहुत सारी चीज़े सोचने के लिए , मैं कुछ भी सोचना नहीं चाहता हूँ और ना ही कुछ करना चाहता हु ! Read the rest of this entry »

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A way of entitlement for managers

I read ancient perspicacious Thirukkural two times. Being a student of development management academy I found various management theories, my perception was that management theories are developed in a modern age but  after reading this book I realize that modern  management theories  are  a abstract from of Thirukkural. I am going to share some of the lesson which I got from this ancient scripture. 


ImageThirukkural is an ancient Tamil literature which gives a luminous insight and wisdom to human. Thirukkural comprises two words Thiru and Kural. Thiru means scared and Kural means short verses. Thiruvalluvar, the author of this ancient scripture lived in Tamil Nadu about 2000 years old. Thirukkural contains 1330 couplets in 133 chapters, each chapter contains 10 couplets. Every chapter has some specific topic to expound the various aspects of life. This book has three main parts, Life with the power of goodness, Material life and Life with the passion of love. The first category covers virtue, wealth and love. The second part comprises economy, wealth, administration and policy. Second category is most important and it comprises 700 couplet. These three parts have touched the every aspect of our life, this shows the speciality of this ancient scriptures. This ancient scripture presents the ethical content which is beyond the boundaries of country or world. These ethical contents are away from geographical, linguistic and religious frontiers.

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Training Workshop for Social Workers

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Mobilizing Community in Village

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Household Survey Manual for Village Health Workers

In Charutar Arogya Mandal, I am responsible for research in extension programmes villages. As a part of research we plan household survey for creating a baseline for non-communicable disease and its risk factors. It was planned that household survey will be done by Village Health Workers (VHWs) who are from the villages itself.

Procedure Manual for Household surveyManual for Village Health Workers

I organized training workshop for VHWs before initiating the process of data collection. I have prepare a document called ‘Household Survey Manual’ which will guide the VHWs for collection of data in field. I got opportunity to sharpen my documentation skills.

Filed under: Academic Writing, Work Place

First Step Towards Enhancing Skill: CSPro, Data Entry Application

It has been three months in Charutar Arogya mandal, Anand (Gujarat). Before entreating to my work life from student life I had many plans but Once I joined the organization I forgot all my plans as I engaged in day to day activities. Research is one of my interest area even though I do not have competency in research. I learn basics of social science research in Tata -Dhan Adcademy an this was the time where I was searching similar type of work which matches to my interest area.

I joined Extension Programmes Department in Charutar Arogya Mandal, Anand (Gujarat). Extension Programmes Department is working with 27 villages of Anand and Kheda districts. I got responsibility for demographic and non-communicable disease survey in 27 villages. Total estimated population of 27 villages is 2 lakh and estimated households are 40 thousands. This is one of important and big project for me. With the help of my team I have developed interview schedule and translate it in Gujarati language. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Academic Writing, Experience, Research Methods for Developmnent


Water is a precious gift as well as scare resource in India as well as in the world too. From colonial period water is not seen as an issue because of excess availability of water in India. On the name of so called technological and development of either agriculture or infrastructure, the precious gift of our ‘Prithvi Maa’ is extracted by so called advanced and well developed human which do not have any category, it is only you and me who has exploited our natural resource water. In India like country caste and class are dominant in different span of time since independence. Pre independence the caste system was dominant in such a way that only higher caste people had the greatest advantage of natural resources . Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Academic Writing

Kerala: An Effective Model of Local Self Governance

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I have exposure of ten states of India including kerala. Kerala has some historical importance in Indian politics. After independence Communist party of India has its strong feet in this state. I got opportunity to see the effectiveness of local governance in Kerala. In Tata-Dhan Academy I have a course Legal Environment for Development which is facilitated by Mr. Jankiraman. He facilitated us to go Wyanad district of Kerala where I saw Panchayat office which was like a corporate office. The next interesting thing was enterprises of self-help groups which has been facilitated by local governance. A next interesting thing was process of social audit. I have come across this term many times but I have not seen the live process of social audit. Here is detail information of  Kerela visit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gapminder: A Different Taste of Statistics

Statistics as Bubbles

Gapminder is a non- profit organisations which focus on global sustainable development. With the help of user friendly statistics Gapminder assist UNDP to achieve millennium development goals. It provides data about national and international level covering social, economical and environmental indicators. I believe you will enjoy once you will taste the statistics with Gapminder. You know the most the most interesting thing I like in Gapminder is the moving numbers.

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Economics with Development Perspective : Need of Development Professionals

To understand the behavior of various stakeholders for the benefit of the poor people

“If restless is not there, God is there to take care. My role is to facilitate you; sometimes I can scold you, if you are with me. I cannot teach you everything in 28 session but I can sensitize you to explore more and more. If this restless will come to you, my role is over” These are the words which forward me to know why I should study macroeconomics. These are said by my economics faculty Dr. Damodar Jena. The question always arises in my mind what is the importance of economics?  When I was exposed to microeconomics in my first term one credit course, I was not sure that these difficult subjects are going to be helpful in my professional life. In second term and I studied macroeconomics but this is totally different from other management colleges. I exposed to macroeconomics with development perspective. This is a great achievement for me that I can relate my future work place to macroeconomics. When I will be a development professional, my confidence level would be high because I will be able to work for the benefit of our people (poor people). Being as a development professional it is necessary to know macroeconomics to understand the economic behavior of various stakeholders for the benefit of the poor people. Read the rest of this entry »

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