Author Archives: Makarand karkare

Shattered Dreams

Ramayana is probably the first story I heard as a kid, at my grandma’s knee. It has a special place in my life. Rama, the maryada purushottam, has been a role model, not only for me, but for most Indians. … Continue reading

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Diving into the past!

I am writing this post after a long time. Given my love for reading, it is quite natural that an intriguing book made me write a post! The Mahabharata Secret: The Alexander Quest by Christopher C Doyle is an action-packed … Continue reading

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Business Sutra – By Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik, “Chief Belief Officer” of Kishore Biyani‘s Future group has been one my favorite authors. I am always attracted to people who have chosen unusual careers and have been successful in them. Devdutta is one of them. From being a trained physician, to an executive in pharmaceutical and … Continue reading

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चला, देश सुधारुया 

मागच्या लेखात आपण पाहिले की ब्लॉग्समुळे प्रसार माध्यमांचे लोकशाहीकरण झाले. आता लेखक, बातमीदार आणि प्रकाशक होणे हे कोणाही सामान्य माणसाच्या आवाक्यात आले आहे. आपण हेही पाहिले की ही शक्ती लोक आपल्या कळकळीच्या कोणत्याही कार्याकरता वापरू शकतात. किंबहुना अनेक लोकांची ब्लॉग … Continue reading

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Lead to Regenerate

Being an alumnus of a prestigious institute like IIT Bombay, has it’s own advantages. One of them is being able to have a network of very accomplished individuals from various fields. A few days ago, on the alumni grapevine, I received a mail … Continue reading

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ब्लॉग म्हणजे काय रे भाऊ?

Maharashtra Times, one of the leading daily newspaper in Marathi has asked me to write a column about the blogs. Blogs Up is the name of the column and it will appear every alternate week. I will be reviewing various … Continue reading

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Don’t be taken aback by the title of this post. You know that I am generally a very “proper” speaker, not given to using expletives. It’s the name of a book that I am reviewing in today’s post. 🙂 I … Continue reading

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