From the Editor’s Pen
Editors: Arun Mehta – VIIIth Batch Girish Deveshwar–VIIIth Batch Navneet Vashisht– VIIIth Batch Pradeep Kumar -VIIIth Batch Gaurang Singh – IXth Batch Prapti Dutta – IXth Batch Rajat Tomar –IXth Batch

We know what we are only to the extent reflected on the mirror of the society. But we fail, for some reason or the other, to see ourselves in the light of the fire within us. Worse, nobody has time to explore you, your feelings and your thought process. In the process, slowly but steadily, we keep smoldering and kill ourselves, leaving only our caricature to roam around. It could be the other way round should we open ourselves up and let the fire power up our imagination. The humble effort, in the form of Parikalp, envisions helping the NPTIans un-bundle their creativity and power of imagination towards a better tomorrow. Accordingly, our collective mission would be to provide appropriate opportunity of expression to every NPTIan and mentor them to excel and internalize such knowledge in such a manner as to establish ourselves indispensable for the society. In pursuit of our mission, we would be guided by any and every wisdom which would help in un-orthodox evolution of not only mental capabilities but also core competencies. We believe, “Imagination, when shared and challenged, gets transformed into reality”. This implies that challenging shared imaginations produces fruitful results for all; sharing challenged imagination is good for none. Former promotes ownership, later, critics good for nothing. We hope NPTIans would utilize, voluntarily and enthusiastically, this platform to not only launch their ideas but also channel their useful energy to bring about the change for the collective fulfillment of the society. It is quite fascinating to see ‘something’ happening in one’s life time, especially when the imaginations are limitless, period is shorter and challenges daunting. Parikalp [PARI from PARIVARTAN (Change) and KALPA from KALPANA (Imagination)] is one such ‘thing’. It is just a beginning and not the best one but we believe that ‘best’ is the best concept which can always be bettered. This is an effort towards progressive betterment of all concerned. This endeavor would be incomplete without collective ownership of the NPTIans. You have to endear it come what may. We would remain indebted to our patron, mentor and advisors for their blessings, encouragement and value addition. We are short of words to express our gratitude towards all those who volunteered to own Parikalp. We value human sensitivity and would carry the same as legacy.

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Message from the Director General
Dear Reader, Being the flagship academic program of this premier institute of the nation, MBA grads of NPTI have great expectations to fulfill. This would require not only mental agility and toughness but also unorthodox outlook towards every phenomenon in the society and the environment. For this reason, co-curricular activities have important roles to play in an academic setting. It is praiseworthy that MBA (Power Management) students of NPTI have decided to take significant step towards this direction. I hope the ‘Student’s Magazine’ would be a relevant platform for their future growth and development. I wish a bright future for this initiative.

Message from the Principal Director
Dear Reader, It is quite appealing that my students have given a thought to open themselves up. I am happy to know that my students, of MBA (Power Management), are going to launch a student’s magazine. It would not only provide them a suitable platform to channel their constructive energy and express their creativity but also help them explore their hidden potential and recognize their core competency. It would help them share their dream, vision and aspirations for the Indian power sector in particular and the society in general. I hope this path-breaking initiative would make tangible contribution towards the reconstruction of the future. “Knowledge is an un-depreciable asset and time is an invaluable working capital”. Share and utilize them, for they will never diminish. I convey my heartfelt blessings for this initiative.

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Power Updates
Govt to stick to competitive bidding deadline The Centre has kept January 2011 as deadline for shifting to tariff-based competitive bidding regime for the procurement of electricity from the market, and disallowing future projects to enter into power purchase agreements on costplus, regulator determined tariffs. Indications are that state-owned generation utilities could, however, be allowed to set up projects through the regulated tariff route for projects where the main plant order has been placed by the cut-off date, which has sparked a rush among utilities. Power on tap; but cuts galore Despite cheap power being available on the Exchanges, there is no let-up in power cuts for consumers, especially for industrial users during peak hours. Northern and Southern States proved to be the most notorious in announcing cuts in the recent months Energy-use data to be ready by October Under the proposed Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme to be unveiled by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), 714 energyintensive industrial units across the country will be given targets to reduce their energy consumption. IEA World Energy Outlook 2010 Over 20 per cent of the global population, or 1.4 billion people, lack access to electricity. Some 40 per cent of the global population, or 2.7 billion people, rely today on the traditional use of biomass for cooking. These are some of the major findings released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in a new report ‘Ending Energy Poverty - How to Make Modern Energy Access Universal,' a special excerpt of IEA World Energy Outlook 2010. Power projects with ready land, better efficiency to have easier access to fuel Fuel for future thermal power projects — both coal and gas — will be allocated under a new score-card system where the use of higherefficiency units and progress on land acquisition have the highest weights. Projects with a higher score will get priority in fuel allocation from domestic sources under the proposed system, which aims to eliminate the subjectivity surrounding the current fuel allocation policy. With cheap power on tap at bourses, loadshedding utilities face the stick If power utilities resort to load-shedding even when electricity is available at cheap prices on the power exchanges, the regulator could wield the stick. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is likely to come out with guidelines in this respect. French power majors keen to join Nuclear Power Corp, BHEL suppliers' list French companies Areva and Alstom are holding talks with Indian public sector giants – National Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPICL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) for supply of reactors and other critical equipment for the country's $150-billion nuclear programme. Firms with captive wind power say TNEB circular hurting them A recent circular of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board has upset industrial consumers that have their own captive wind power generation capacity. The circular has reduced the maximum

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5 lakh households. Thanks to the expansion of existing mines and the opening of new ones. NTPC’s power distribution arm is targeting the electrification of 5.000 tonnes by the end of 2013. most of them below the poverty line. above which industrial consumer has to pay higher transmission charges. this production is set to increase to 1. Chairman and Managing Director. State Finance Minister. according to Mr Ramendra Gupta. Short-term power prices in India way above global benchmarks Power utilities in India are on an average forking out much higher than their counterparts across the globe in shopping for electricity in the short-term market. with connections during 2010-11. Nuclear Power Corporation to set up Rs 1. Bengal examining possibility of reducing duty on power The West Bengal government is examining the possibility of reducing duty on power through appropriate changes in duty structure to provide relief to power-intensive industrial units in the State. India's uranium production set to rise two-anda-half times India today produces 400 tonnes of uranium a year.500 crore to address liabilities arising from nuclear disasters. said the Union Power Minister. Contributor: Arun Mehta Parikalp .demand. Uranium Corporation of India Ltd. according to Dr Asim Dasgupta. NTPC Electric Supply Company (NESCL). NTPC arm powers up rural electrification efforts Under the Government's flagship rural electrification project.100 unelectrified villages and to provide 12.500cr ‘liability corpus' Nuclear Power Corporation of India is looking to set up a corpus (capital) of Rs 1. Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde. IEA flags off steps to energy efficiency The International Energy Agency (IEA) has come out with “policy pathways” to demonstrate how to substantially improve the implementation of energy efficiency recommendations in the light of a lack of technical capacity and know-how hinders governments from realising the full potential of energy efficiency. A key reason is that the major volume of trade in the short-term market in India takes place outside the two operational Power Exchanges through the over-the-counter trades (OTC) at an average of over 40-60 per cent higher prices as compared to the bourses.000 MW each in the 12 th Plan (2012-17) and 13 th Plan (2017-22).000 MW in 12th Plan The Centre has targeted capacity addition of 100. Centre targets 100.

Centre comes out with a formula for J&K The Centre will appoint a group of interlocutors. Ken Rosewall and Ivan Lendl and just seven shy of Federer's all-time record. a Special Full Bench of the High Court of Allahabad has ruled that the disputed land in Ayodhya where the Babri Masjid stood for 500 years until it was demolished in 1992 shall be divided into three parts. a BritishRussian citizen. Professor Novoselov. has been the youngest physicist since 1973 to win a Nobel. to begin the process of sustained dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir with political parties.7 million top prize as well as his third consecutive Grand Slam crown and his ninth Grand Slam title overall. a new form of carbon with immense possibilities. Perry. India clean sweeps the test series After the dramatic win of the first test at Mohali India went on to clinch the series 2-0 by win the second test at Bangalore comfortably. Both started their careers in Russia. three ahead of Federer's pace at the same age. Rod Laver. India maintains its top test slot after the series win while Australia slipped to the decade low of 5. The decision to begin the process of sustained dialogue was part of an eight-point initiative taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). Don Budge and Fred Perry in having won Wimbledon and the US. Sachin Tendulkar was adjudged ‘man of the tournament’. Professor Geim (51) is a Dutch citizen. civil society and other stakeholders. joining Roger Federer. Ayodhya verdict out Sixty years after the matter first went into litigation. under the chairmanship of an eminent person. Parikalp . Duo wins double nobel A day after winning the Nobel Prize for Medicine. two scientists in Britain struck it “rich” again at Stockholm when Russian-born Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of Manchester University were named joint winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for their “groundbreaking” work on experiments with graphene.News of the month Nadal wins U. Andre Agassi. Open Nadal became the seventh man to complete a career Grand Slam sweep. students.At 36. A ninth Slam title moved Nadal alone into seventh on the all-time list — passing Agassi. A two-thirds portion is to be shared by two Hindu plaintiffs and onethird will be given to the Sunni Muslim Waqf Board. . The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. French and Australian Open titles. groups. The 24-yearold Spanish lefthander overwhelmed Djokovic with uncanny shotmaking to win the $1.S. Roy Emerson.

Delhi faces another attack Two armed men on a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire outside the historic Jama Masjid in the Walled City of Delhi on 20th September. Medal tally was led by Australia who were convincingly poised at the top spot with 74 gold medals. injuring two Taiwanese nationals who were about to board a tourist bus. hough an e-mail. the police have ruled out the involvement of any organised terror group. claimed responsibility for the incident. Contributor: Gaurang Singh Chandel Parikalp . purportedly sent by the Indian Mujahideen to a radio station. India managed 38 gold. 27 silver and 36 bronze medals. Indians won the medal across all the games and categories with major chunk coming from wrestling and shooting.India makes history by ending up second in the medal tally. Spectacular Indian show at Commonwealth games Indian contingent puts up a good show at the games.

India’s growth in 2010 estimated to be 9.7% in 2010 due to the robust industrial growth and strong macro-economic factors.2% next year.15475 Crore.5% due to the fact that IMF considers the calendar year whereas Indian agencies follow the April-March fiscal year.8% in 2010 before falling back to 4. It is favourable for local equities and the move would broaden the pool of funds they can access to expand business. 245 per share. CIL is the largest coal mining company in the world with annual coal production of 431 million tonnes which it plans to hike to 486 million by the end of 11th FYP. 2010 and got cleared in 40 days.10 each are to be offered on October 18.4% and is projected to slowdown to 8. There is a great need of strong policies and coordination at the global level for rebalancing the world economies. SAIL to launch FPO in December Encouraged by the robust growth in economy the government may release the Follow-on Public Offer (FPO) of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) by December. with almost a quarter invested this year. 2010 and the government is offering a discount of 5% in IPO pricing for retail investors and CIL employees. Finmin allows the companies to raise money from overseas India may allow individual investors based overseas to directly buy stocks for the first time. The IPO price has been fixed between Rs. China is expected to grow at a rate of 10. At this price it is expected to mop up between Rs. The rule change may add to the US $92 billion foreign funds that have poured into local stocks since they were allowed into the country in 1993. India’s official growth estimate for 2010-2011 is below the IMF forecast at 8.Business Review Coal India IPO approved by SEBI. easing a rule that restricts investment to mutual funds. 225 and Rs.7%: IMF International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that India’s economy will grow by 9.14211 and Rs. 2010 instead of Parikalp . This is up from the July forecast of 9. It indicates the continued liberalization of the stock market and represents another step in internationalizing India’s financial markets. Around 631.The clearance given to Coal India Limited (CIL) is the fastest given to an issue of this size as the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) was filed on August 9. The slowdown in world economy is supposedly due to the challenge of unemployment as an estimate suggests that around 210 million people may be unemployed.4% according to its World Economic Outlook report.6 million shares of Rs. The world economy is forecast to grow by 4.5% in 2010 and a 9. Biggest IPO after Reliance Power Coal India is set to introduce India’s biggest Initial Public Offer (IPO) after being approved by Securities and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI).6% in 2011 on account of high domestic consumption.

The SAIL Follow-on offer is expected to garner around Rs. Ralph Ellison. promoters having 26 per cent stake can offload equity after 10 years of operation. Oracle. it may also be made available to the commercial sector. The machine. At present. Although the new operating system will be originally developed for defence applications. and is awaiting final nod from the market regulator.16000 Crore to the company which contributes to the government’s disinvestment target of Rs. Oracle forays into Cloud computing World’s 3rd largest software maker. The guideline for IPO of life insurance companies has already been approved by SCADA. CEO. The Oracle competes with SAP AG and IBM in the development of business software markets. Contributor: Pradeep Kumar Parikalp .40000 Cr in this fiscal. Oracle Corp has entered the cloud computing business with the unveiling of ‘Exalogic’ which integrates server. most of the 22 private life insurers and 17 non-life players have foreign partners. a body constituted by SEBI.earlier planned January-February in 2011 according to the Steel Secretary. Two software research centres have been established in Bangalore and New Delhi for this purpose. The Insurance Act caps foreign direct investment at 26 per cent. storage and networking technology with Oracle’s software that will be used by companies to manage their business applications. PK Mishra. It reflects the high level of security concerns expressed by the Indian government as in the case of Research in Motion’s Blackberry networks.8000 Cr in the first phase. India planning to get its own OS India is planning to develop an operating system as another step in the process of plugging in the loopholes in the nation’s security. provides complete cloud application infrastructure and supports thousands of applications for business purposes. Currently. the government holds around 85 per cent stake in the company and after the FPO its equity is to go down to 69 per cent. the legislation empowers the government to reduce the mandatory period. A second phase will disinvest another 10% stake and thus the two phase FPO will provide Rs. However. The new OS is being developed by the Defence Research and Defence Organization (DRDO). With the acquisition of Sun Microsystems earlier this year Oracle has entered into hardware markets against vendors like HewlettPackard. introduced by Mr. As per the Insurance Act. IPO guidelines for insurance companies soon Insurance regulator IRDA has said that the guidelines for insurance companies to tap the capital market for funds were awaiting Securities and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI) nod and would be out soon.

by the way would you like to have something different? I asked. I nevertheless didn’t care…. She laughed a bit and said. no salesman this time. a sweet voice rang into my ears. thrice. Reason: I usually didn’t attend social gatherings…for me they were too boring.mom’s not at home. Hey I’m coming!!. Ekta used to live in my neighborhood.that’s great Well hydro reminds me that I forgot to ask you for water. I shamelessly admit (even proudly reckon) the fact that I’m lazy and a procrastinator. will ask you whenever I feel thirsty. Hmm…hydropower…. For your kind information.. Sorry. NHPC… she said with a bit of smugness on her face. Hii …Arun …is aunty at home?? For a few moments I was perplexed then I said. not thirsty right now. Relatives and other family friends couldn’t usually locate me in social gatherings. So what are your expectations? It has been said in the Gita that one should not be expectant of the results and continue with his duty. she would be back anytime soon. I asked her. I said without a hint of apology. Hi Ekta…ummm.well I had some important work. I shouted. then twice. waiting for the results. Well you can wait if you want to. Hey. generally rendered as useless by my parents. So what are you doing these days? She asked.Cover Story A Cup of Tea I was alone. Needless to say as it is. at my home watching the same old boring TV shows with nothing else to do when the doorbell rang. she said but never mind I guess I’ll come some other time.. Could you umm…help me with the full form. As I opened the door. Our families though remained in constant touch. Yeah and HPC stands for Hydroelectric Power Corporation. I guess N stands for National. she asked. Not working …I said and laughed a bit.I said and opened the door. Well I just gave CAT recently. The bell however rang once more. Different?? Parikalp . So where are you working. Okay I guess I’ll wait for sometime she said. So…what’s up?? I asked Working …what about you. I had other pursuits. mom’s not at home. Ohh. We both were good childhood friends but later on separated.

So what about the tea then? Okay. Well I can give you a brief idea. its green fields and valleys with beautiful young maidens plucking tea.. The aroma reminds me of something. Parikalp . I said NPTI. And you don’t even know about NHPC. So you interested in Power Sector too?? Yeah. So then I made a special tea for her and myself. I said. maybe?? Hmm…tell me what is it? Would you like to have some tea? I asked.Exotic. Well.IIFM. I said. go ahead. somewhat. Well I was just kidding… Darjeeling Tea. Okay.IMDR and NPTI.. it’s special.. Yeah. those valleys are important for something else too. Well it isn’t something that you’d get anywhere. Welingkar. so Arun which colleges have you applied for? This tea is making you nostalgic for sure. hmm…. you must be knowing a lot about it.let’s have it. She sipped the aromatic tea and asked. she said. humming to a traditional song. Tea. What? The lush tea gardens of Darjeeling. And what’s so special about it. Hmm…. Oh …even I’ve been to Darjeeling once.You want to know something about the sector? Yeah sure.umm…no thanks for the concern. just adding a hint of sugar and a dash of milk to it. my dad went recently to Darjeeling.premier institute for training in Power Sector.

The SEBs had a major role to play.. With a small hydropower plant of 135 MW established in 1897. Yeah. I guess that plant was mainly to cater to the tea industry there. the one who distributes is the supplier. firstly it led to the creation of SEBs under the Electricity Supply Act of 1948. and it is the State Electricity Board and has been recently unbundled. You seem to say that with pride. a separate company handles transmission and a separate company hands distribution That must have been done in order to improve efficiency in each of these segments. license is required for either transmission or distribution of electricity. licenses were still given by the State Government. the Indian Electricity Act of 1910 was brought up. in order to supply electricity one had to take a license from the State Government. seems like some sort of breakthrough to me. the sector was born in the hills. as in the case of Mumbai for instance we have Tata. And that must have led to the creation of PSUs. The SEBs had to carry out all activities Parikalp . wherein SEBs had control over all spheres of the sector and they were the advisors to the State Government. Unbundled?? Yeah …that is a separate company handles the generation. The Act promoted competition by enabling multiple licensees in one area. Exactly!! This unbundling must have been done quite a long time ago No it has been done quite recently. I guess one needs to do the same even today. Reliance as well as BEST supplying electricity. it has mainly started with the Electricity Act of 2003. Yeah…that has been possible today only due to the Electricity Act of 2003 which allows two or more licensees to supply in the same area. In our case the supplier is… MPSEB? I asked. So then it seems that the SEBs started giving licenses. Yeah…commercial production and distribution of Electricity started in Calcutta in 1899. Correct.It was known as… The Sidrapong Hydro Power Plant?? Yeah.. she said. No. It was their responsibility to provide electricity to the state. how do you know that? Was preparing General Awareness for IIFT exam. today a license is not required for generating electricity. after consultation from the SEBs. So the one who generates isn’t the supplier? No. No. Yeah. Can be said as a landmark in the history of the sector. It must have specified details regarding acquiring license for supply of electricity? Yeah. I said What? The Electricity Act of 2003.. There was one thing nevertheless And that was.during those days major participation in the sector was private and one needed to acquire a license from the state government.Hmm… They are the birthplace of the Power Sector.at that time only private participation was there. Okay…please continue with your story After Independence the need for government involvement was felt. Good preparation. Okay In order to lay a proper framework for the electricity sector. But don’t we have that even today. You were telling about the 1910 Act.

high Technical and Commercial losses were some of the reasons that necessitated the reforms I read somewhere that these were the reasons that led to privatization of distribution in Orissa but it was a failure. which has brought in competition and transparency. Exactly. by enabling Open Access. in 1975 NTPC and NHPC were established.Since then tariff regulation is being done by independent regulatory commissions. which came into effect after the Supply Act of 1948. from which states like Haryana and Andhra Pradesh have learnt. I’ve heard of another similar body. Was there a central body to overlook the SEBs? Yeah. And then as you might know. what about bodies such as NTPC and NHPC? From 1975-1991 an era of PSUs came. Yeah. Well. So the sector reforms started with the economic reforms. Though it didn’t have the powers to interfere in the workings of the SEB but it could advise them or obtain data from them. not only that even the collection efficiency which was supposed to be 100% was only 83%. A committee called the Rajadhyaksha Committee submitted a report on the sector in 1980. NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd and NEEPCO (North Eastern Electric Power Corporation) were also established during this period thereby providing impetus to the generation sector. reforms in Power Sector also started with the entry of private players such as Enron. the failure of Orissa reforms has been an important lesson. there’s a saying. That must have led to high losses for the distribution company. And. as far as I know there have been several developments in the sector. GVK and Essar. Miss Historian. Economic Liberalization started in India in 1991.from generation to transmission and distribution.. and as a part of the reforms the government started distancing itself from regulation for the first time as was evident by the Electricity Regulatory Commissions Act of 1998. Yes. it was setup much later in 1998. the declining condition of SEBs. I asked. what about that? The CERC is the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. And in the recent decade. Even the tariffs were fixed by the respective SEB of the state.There was a central body. you seem to know quite a lot about what happened. Open Access? Parikalp . especially in the Transmission and Distribution sector as a result of which NPTCL (later known as Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd) was setup. most important of which was The Electricity Act of 2003. The Orissa reforms were a failure because the Transmission and Distribution losses were higher than anticipated. Right. it was known as The Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Yes. CERC. The report highlighted several shortcomings in the sector. when you lose don’t lose the lesson.CEA was also the technical arm of the Central Government and any plant above 25 MW would require a techno-economic clearance from the CEA.

surfing and listening to music Parikalp . people like me and you can help in fulfilling the cherished vision of the National Electricity Policy. industrial consumer or a distribution licensee. Ekta that was quite informative. Arun Mehta is the founding member of Parikalp. Perhaps. finally I’d like to ask you why should I join the Power Sector? The sector still faces a lot of challenges. AT&C losses. power shortages and cross subsidies still mar the sector. I hope you liked the tea. Well.Yes. And in what ways might that have helped? Well. it is the right to use the interstate transmission facility by any generator. the cherished vision of National Electricity Policy (2005) to provide Electricity to all households by 2012 still remains a daunting task. by enabling open access one can route power from surplus to deficit areas and it enables better use of existing transmission capacity. The sector needs skilled and trained personnel who can redeem the sector. Thanks for the information Ekta. it was the most awesome cup of tea I ever had. His interests are reading. Well.

one needs a solution which will accomplish at least two objectives: Objective1: Farmers (and other stakeholders on the land) need compensation high enough to keep a large majority of them interested in voluntary sales. There are many examples of protests against land acquisition – a) Reliance Power's Dadri project: In August 2009." The compensation for land was fixed at the rate of Rs 135 per square metre.000 per square metre. inappropriate compensation. the project sites are sometimes inhibited by the locals. bribery charges. right to property was made only legal right and Article 31 was amended accordingly. protests and violence have made land acquisition for power projects in India quite cumbersome.There are many loopholes in this Act some of which are given below – a ) Too wide a definition of “Public Purpose” b) Uncertainty in rehabilitation c) Arbitrary and only monetary compensation d) No provision for compulsory Social Impact Assessment e) The process is too time consuming & cumbersome. R & R. 1894 further amendment of which is land acquisition act 1984 according to which land can be acquired either by the state or the central government for the public purposes . RecommendationThe solution is for the state to offer sellers a compensation package in two parts: a) Minimum lump sum amount related to the recent average market value of the agricultural land. brutal action against opposition by local and activists. political opposition or environmental impact have been the main reasons for these protests.Power -Article Problem of land acquisition in Indian Power sector The Constitutional Framework of Land AcquisitionOriginally the Constitution of India consisted of provisions under Article 19(f) and Article 31 which constituted Right to Property. and Parikalp . According to CEA. The land must be acquired by competitive bidding but often the states governments award the projects to private players on the basis of their political nexus with the govt. Present Scenario in India – Controversies. Objective2: The matter has to be settled in a way that it does not become a political football. Later. hundreds of farmers from Dadri in Ghaziabad district. The main law that deals with acquisition is The Land Acquisition Act. Protests against acquiring agricultural land. Under these circumstances. when the market rate of land at that time in Noida phase 2 was Rs 15. b) Enron: Enron's Dabhol Power project in Maharashtra was marred by several protests. Sterlite Industries for bauxite mining in Niyamgiri Hills. Also. Uttar Pradesh took out protests against the Reliance power project for "forceful acquisition of fertile land. c) Sterlite Industries: Vedanta's Indian arm.

The policy also has it that in case a unit is set up on the land acquired. possibly related to the market value of the agricultural land (as the West Bengal government had originally announced for registered sharecroppers). one may propose some part of the lump sum compensation also to go to them.b) An annuity (a monthly pension as it were for the farmer’s retirement) from an all-India trust fund where some shares of the new company are vested. besides giving them fixed compensation. Parikalp . The annuity gets an annual hike too. the state government has decided to provide an annual compensation of Rs 15. The royalty would be increased by Rs 500 every year. The state also needs to be involved in some form of temporary welfare payments (and job training) to unregistered sharecroppers and landless workers. Future of land acquisition in India The land acquisition policy of Haryana (HR) is very ideal policy to deal with difficulties in land acquisition. so that risks are pooled on a large scale without the fund brought down by any particular project failure and it will be independently and professionally managed (like pension funds). one member of the farmer’s family will get a job. If the land is acquired for setting up special economic zones Amol Maurya is a student of MBA Power Management 2nd Year. A stream of annuity payments is much better for poor farmers than one-off cash payments which often get frittered away. For those farmers whose land is acquired by the Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC). This should be implemented in all India level. Since stakeholders in the land also include sharecroppers and agricultural labourers. His interest are playing cricket and listening to music. The policy has not only hiked the compensation payable to the farmer for the land acquired but also laced it with a sort of inflation-linked royalty payable to him for 33 years. This fund will collect shares from all companies in the business of buying land all over India.000 per acre for 33 years in the form of royalty.

300 billion. anticipated and criticized games the world has ever seen-“The Commonwealth Games 2010”. Thirdly. This indicates that India has the potential of managing such a sports event. Then the remaining amount is Rs. So having Olympics would generate a lot of revenue. So. the commonwealth games are considered the second major sporting event in the world (after the Olympics) and since we have started off these games in a great fashion so I assume that the management part would also be smooth.Counterpoint Should India bid for Olympics 2020? India.5 lakh jobs have been created just by Commonwealth Games so we can easily imagine what Olympics would do. His interests are watching movies and playing table tennis. Secondly. the result is 20 world class stadiums in the city of Delhi. If we win the bid It would surely not be a mess like the Commonwealth Games (as humans learn from their mistakes) and It would surely be a social and most importantly an economic boost for the country Punit Paliwal is a student of MBA 1st year. is currently hosting possibly the most hyped. which is the world’s fastest growing economy after China.225 billion which is also a huge investment. India is currently hosting the most expensive commonwealth games in the history costing in excess of Rs. So In my view India should at least bid for the Olympics. The topic of discussion is “Should India bid for Olympics 2020”. Firstly. Also. If we consider that this was not the amount that was stipulated to be invested and a lot of money has been wasted.Point. if India is able to pull off a sporting event like the Olympics it would create a whole new global image of India (Like Beijing Olympics did for China). Most of this money was invested in building the infrastructure for the games. These games have accumulated so much negative publicity that the positive aspects have been completely overshadowed. Why am I so sure about it? I have points to substantiate my response. So we possess quality infrastructure. Finally. it has been estimated that the total revenue generated due to the commonwealth games would be of the order of 5 billion dollars. I’ll be taking these one by one. more than 2. Parikalp . My answer is definitely YES. let’s assume that 25% of the money invested could have been saved if there was no corruption.

Parikalp . flyovers or any other infrastructure at the name of any event doesn’t bring development and growth. First we need more schools. At one hand we already spend huge amount of money on CWG and thinking to spend even a far more amount on Olympics and on the other hand children’s in our country are collecting garbage’s instead of attending schools. farmers are revolting continuously and we are facing lots of other problems remain unsolved from decades. Sameer Pachori is a student of 2nd Year MBA in Power Management.000 crore The decision to organize such an expensive event in a country where poverty levels is among highest in world. CWG games show the real picture of our management ability and the corruption level prevailing in our great country. people are dying on roads due to hunger and in absence of medical help. In the light of above circumstances not to bid for Olympics 2020 is in the favor of our great country and also consider as a sagacious decision. In the prevailing scenario security issues are the major challenge for us. His interests are reading.Should India bid for Olympics 2020? Olympics have always been a fascination for billions of people all over the world. Star performers from top countries already denied being a part of CWG and it is clearly a black spot on the face of our country that we were not able to generate faith in the mind of participants. internet surfing and playing badminton. In prevailing circumstances we are not in a condition to organize such a massive event. colleges and hospitals instead of sport complexes in order to lay the path of sustainable development only after which organizing such events are justifiable. It is good for us to first strengthen our security system in order to create an environment which is suitable for such an event. The foremost obstacle in front of allocating budget for Olympics is our huge fiscal deficit which is nearly 6% of our GDP currently which is likely to increase due to over budget of current CWG. Just building roads. diseases like dengue are widespread. where 50% of world’s hunger population resides is never considered to be a sagacious decision. To organize such an event is always very prestigious for any country but at the same time very expensive too. First we have to improve our management ability and lay a proper framework of organizing event which must be corruption free. Last Olympics cost china $44billion and current CWG cost India Rs 70.

Campus News 8th Batch. teachers were requested to participate in games and songs which really filled the auditorium with colours. Heartiest thanks to co-ordinating committee for their efforts and to everyone else for one’s soulful contribution. Our celebration started with ‘Saraswati Vandana’ followed by ‘Deep Prajwalan’ by Sri Subodh Garg. The event was electrified by sparkling act cum comic poem presented by Mr. especially in power sector. MBA (Power) Ganesh Puja With due support from students (including Alumni) and teachers. Campus looked very lively during those days. We all gathered at 9. the Director General of NPTI. Further. which made whole auditorium roll in the aisles. On day 10. But. have Aarti in the morning and the evening. and music. Navneet. we managed to Razzmatazz on the occasion of Teacher’s Day Teacher’s Day Celebration has been a custom in NPTI. Then at 11. Songs were sung by students as well as teachers. It was 10 days celebration. After this we had great lunch organised for the day. we organised Ganesha Puja this year too. we celebrated it on 9th September. we started a colourful Visarjan Yatra accompanied by dhol.30 am teachers joined us for Aarti. From day 2 to day 9. it some movies were screened and their relevance discussed.00 pm. On day 1.30 am for Puja and Havan. campus was filled with excitement and joy. majeera and colours. the day of “Ganpati Visarjan”. In evening at 5. due to some unavoidable reasons. As shared byAshutosh Singh & Ashish Gaikwad As shared byCultural Committee Parikalp . Chetan’s poem in the respect of teachers. we had good gathering whereby we shared our ancient wisdom and their relevance in contemporary world. we established idol of Lord Ganesha with proper rituals followed by Aarti and celebrations in which we danced on dhol. Post lunch. It was followed by Mr. everyday after Aarti. This time. We had a special lunch for that day. It’s the day when we formally host some cultural activities as a token of respect to our respected teachers.

Value: The study adds value to the already existing studies on electricity interconnections among South Asian Countries (SAC) and tries to identify/suggest priority actions needed by SAC.com Parikalp .My Summer Internship Cross Border Electricity Trade: Necessity for South Asia Objective: The concept intends to promote the development of cross border electricity trade in South Asia by developing adequate electricity infrastructure (especially. Findings: There is huge potential for the development of regional electricity trade in South Asia in terms of import of low cost hydropower by high demand countries (India and Bangladesh) from high resource potential countries (Nepal and Bhutan). transmission) for its adequate supply to sustain the economic growth rates of the respective countries in medium to long term. consumer) due to increased availability of electricity supply. Author: Rohit Khatri. India. Approach: The research work analyzed power scenarios of the countries in terms of cross border trading opportunities for arbitrage and challenges towards it and possible trading arrangements. Bangladesh is envisaged as gas based power exporter. This would require improvement in investment climate – macroeconomic conditions and legal framework. Email: rohitkhatri18@gmail.e. MBA (Power Management). the region would require extensive bilateral and multilateral policy and confidence building measures from the Governments and International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to help evolve the huge market and enable it with inbuilt capabilities to make it this ambitious project a reality Implications: It is envisaged that this cross border trading would lead to unprecedented economic growth and greater degree of regional integration in South Asia. From social angle. NPTI Faridabad (Haryana). In the longer term. To achieve this. it would also result in better quality of life for common man (i. ensuring commercial operation of electricity sector and adopting institutional measures to negotiate complex projects of this nature.

there is neither enough water nor enough electricity to allow the continuation of the trends of the past three decades for another three. It provides an initial checklist of information needed from State governments and Discoms to start assessment and planning and finally implementation of potential Ag DSM projects. replicable and sustainable model. Author: Sharma Diveyesh Jyotindra. Worse. Haryana and Punjab. That is four times the number of irrigation structures in China. However. Challenges And Financial Analysis of Agriculture Demand Side Management (Ag-DSM) In India There are approximately 20. Pakistan. financially viable.) in India. which are involved in Ag-DSM. India E-mail: divyeshsharma2000@yahoo.000. NPTI Faridabad. The goal of this report is to sketch the complexity of the above mentioned problem and outline an administrative approach towards developing a workable solution which could help stem the tide. This report gives a comprehensive account of all aspects regarding Ag DSM (Agriculture DSM). Gujarat. There are also financial analyses of potential projects in Ag DSM for the states of Maharashtra. Scope of this report is very wide.000 “irrigation structures” (e. Between 1980 and 2000. Replacing these pumps sets by the energy efficient pump sets is the need of the hour and this report focuses on that. It is applicable all over India and also to many countries in the world. tube wells. The problem regarding highly inefficient agriculture pump sets is there all over India and there is an urgent need to take steps to solve the problem. poor farmers who comprise most of rural India. It highlights the various opportunities and challenges for all the stakeholders.My Summer Internship Opportunities. Reversing the policies of the past might not be enough to restore equilibrium and create the conditions that would allow sustainable growth.g. etc. Rajasthan.com Parikalp . It showcases the various models available for financing these projects as well as risks and risk mitigation strategies attached to these projects. It gives the background regarding planning and implementation of Ag-DSM projects. ground water consumption in India doubled. Mexico. The rapid deployment of tube well technology has contributed to improving the lot of farmers. the consequences of an abrupt reversal could be devastating for the millions of small. it is increasingly clear that underground aquifers are being depleted and the free power policies that helped enable the lifting of ground water have imposed a ruinous financial burden on the country’s erstwhile SEBs. It would yield important insights and help refine our understanding of how to get better alignment among the incentives of key groups and how to fine-tune the approach to achieve a workable.. Unhappily. MBA (Power). Iran. and the United States combined together.

Findings: AP.My Summer Internship Going Green Becoming Profitable: Analysis of Revenue Opportunities for Wind Power Producers in India Familiarization: It is high time that we. Methodology: Analysis of the last four year’s Tariff orders and ARR had been done to come out with a projection trend and specific CAGR data of electricity purchase for each State. as a nation embrace alternative energy sources such as wind power and invest for our future. Significance: Project was helpful for AES in finding out the most attractive States for investment in wind energy. To project the future REC market size for wind power producers. REC option will outweigh the preferential tariff option of revenue generation. Faridabad. It also gave the insight about the possible future revenue streams from wind power project and their respective advantages and disadvantages. This analysis opened the door for REC market size projections. Objective: There are three primary objectives of the project.com (Power Parikalp . 3. The development of wind power is the key to fight against dangerous climate change. NPTI.eck007@gmail. Revenue comparison model was based on the REC pricing regulations of CERC and preferential tariff offered by different states. 2. To make a comprehensive model for future renewable energy requirement of each State in India. The CAGR data of electricity purchase and RPO of each State was used to find the future RE demand in all the States. Maharashtra and Gujarat are the most lucrative destinations for wind power selling. Author: Sunil Sharma. Rajasthan. MP. India E-mail: sunil. 1. MBA Management). In the longer run. Indian policymakers have understood the fact that clean energy is the need of the hour and are providing ample regulatory and financial support to make wind power projects financially attractive. To analyze present revenue opportunities in different states of India and to make rational and descriptive revenue comparison model.

This provides the customer with full retail value for all the electricity produced. which is envisaged in the 11th plan at 14. The only cost associated with net metering is indirect: the customer is buying less electricity from the utility. The concept of Net-metering could provide the necessary impetus to lure people in. if even a small percentage of Indian population would take part in it. Utilities benefit by avoiding the administrative and accounting costs of metering and purchasing the small amounts of excess electricity produced by small-scale wind energy facilities. effectively banking the electricity until it is needed by the customer. Net-metering is a concept which can revolutionize the Indian electricity scenario by encouraging the rural and urban consumers to generate their own electricity through green means.500 MW of capacity addition. it would also help a long way in increasing the renewable power generation capacities. He is an avid reader and also likes playing sports such as cricket badminton etc. •Easy and inexpensive mechanism for encouraging the use of small-scale renewable energy systems. A look at the NetMetering concept being followed in more than 35 states across the USA could provide us with the address to this problem. Net metering provides a variety of benefits for both utilities and consumers. Suramya Dwivedi is a 2nd year student of MBA Power Management. excess electricity produced by the wind turbine will spin the existing home or business electricity meter backwards. which means the utility is collecting less revenue from the customer.Power-Excerpt The Concept of Net-Metering: Case of USA & Its Impact on India In the Present scenario. The main reasons why net metering is a widely used concept in the USA are: •It helps counter the intermittent nature of the renewable energy sources like solar. "Net-metering" is a simplified method of metering the energy consumed and produced at a home or business that has its own renewable energy generator. Consumers benefit by getting greater value for some of the electricity they generate and by being able to interconnect with the utility using their existing meter. Also. Parikalp . such as a wind turbine. These targets would be much easier to meet. Under net metering. the need for the involvement of Domestic households in the development of Renewable Energy is quite obvious and important. tidal etc. wind.

MBA (Power).com Parikalp . 2008-10 E-mail: ankit_piplani@rediffmail. to estimate total power requirement in all circles of the State after making suitable provisions for FSA (Fuel Surcharge Adjustment) as may be applicable at the time. Originality / Value: India lacks effective tools for near term load management. Rationale / Implications: The significance of the study to assist a DISCOM to estimate & procure the balance power. Findings: The load curve flattening will reduce the burden of extra power to be procured in short term and thereby reducing the burden of FSA on the consumers. on month ahead basis and reduce the FSA burden on consumers. under appropriate PRM (Power Regulatory Measure) framework. Also there is huge gap between demand and supply during Peak hours of the day which can be well balanced by month ahead PPA. Limitations: Practical difficulties in categorywise demand estimation. assumed load factor of 1 and certain assumptions regarding PRM pose certain limitations on the scope of the study.Project Review Model for Near Term Load Forecasting Objective: To develop a universal model for near term load forecasting which can be used by any DISCOM for near term load forecasting. Approach / Methodology: Trend analysis of past demand for three months in past three years has been done to estimate future demand of different consumer categories. Author: Ankit Piplani. The model thus developed and subsequent analysis shows that it would help Discoms manage their business more efficiently. Further it may be observed that state has surplus power in significant amount in various hours of the months under consideration. Restricted and un-restricted demand have been estimated. This surplus power may be consumed or balanced by balancing the PRM schedule and by load curve flattening. over and above long term PPA. By the study it comes out that the State needs to flatten its load curve especially during early morning hours for all the three months.

MBA Power. This helps reduce burden on every stakeholder. It would help utilities to become more competitive and consumers would get electricity at most competitive prices.goel@gmail. probabilistic.Project Review Model for Near Term Load Forecasting Objective: The primary objective of the project is to develop Econometric model to project the future power demand in State of Delhi and to validate the Model Projection with the Projection done by 17th EPS. After forecasting the variables with time series data. The sluggish power demand in Delhi would be due to low industrial load and relatively low growth rate in other consumer categories. (2008-10) E-mail: ashwani. a multiple regression econometric model has been developed to forecast the future requirement of electricity demand.kumar. Approach / Methodology: The model used in the present study is a mixed approach of time series analysis and econometric methods using SPSS software package. Rationale / Implications: Power is a critical infrastructural input which requires long term dynamic planning to meet the future demand. first the explanatory variables have been forecasted using time series annual data. optimistic and pessimistic energy and peak demand is estimated.com Parikalp . In order to find out the peak demand annual load factor is also projected. Findings: The findings suggest that the electricity demand in Delhi during the forecast horizon 2009-22 would be sluggish and within manageable range. Based upon the models thus developed. Author: Ashwani Goel. Originality / Value: The model can be replicated for other State with suitable customization as regards consumer categories and load behaviour. In the contest of this study. It is necessary for utilities to make advance demand estimation in order to sign a judicious PPA with the generating company for future power procurement.

to Europe and Asia. One full month of international soccer. a sheer delight for all soccer fans. 2010. It’s time for Africa’ echoed in every part of the world. Where do we see our nation standing in this game? India’s rank in world soccer is 160 and nations like St Kitts and Nevis. The Beautiful Game. a developing nation just behind India. The FIFA world cup. symbolized freedom from hatred and racism. energy and sporting spirit? Undoubtedly the answer is a big ‘No’. ’Soccer thinking’ should be introduced in management classes. Messi. This is how Soccer is referred all over the world and why don’t we have any other game with such perfect blend of passion. but that is not my objective here and I don’t want to think about anything else when I am thinking soccer. The Indian national team won gold medals in football at the 1951 and 1962 Asian Games. Haiti which are in no comparison to India’s size. All year round the English Premier league. to North America. infrastructure and reputation. but this time the young generation was crazy about Spain and Germany. in my 15 years of soccer craziness I had never witnessed such good media response and public excitement. from South America. with the big daddy ‘Champions league’ terminating the season. Then after every four years comes the most awaited and most popular sports event in the world. The team qualified for the 1950 FIFA world cup but could not participate due to lack of practice time and certain selection issues. Fiji. If we look back. India was also gripped with soccer fever. Hosted by South Africa. Parikalp . this time Delhi was high in soccer fever. the recent FIFA World Cup. Nepal . So much of inspiration can be drawn from a soccer player. Markets like Palika Bazaar. India’s performance till 1970 was really good. glamour. Sarojini Nagar were filled with soccer jerseys. especially the captain who in itself is a full grown manager applying all management concepts and applications in his game. Coming back to the bizarre event. Leave aside places like Kolkata and Goa which have a long history of soccer frenzy. speed. economy. the sounds of ‘Waka Waka. Niger. Italian Serie A. Restaurants and Bars grabbed the opportunity by giving special offers during match hours and installing big screen TV’s to attract customers. In fact the condition was not so bad earlier. Ronaldo and Kaka jerseys’ demand was at the peak. Newspapers. Well I am sure what comes to your mind is a comparison which is obvious as the CWG are on. Beauty in Boots Two months back. In fact. TV channels gave a real good coverage and the atmosphere was unprecedented. with Africa being the epicentre. was able to host the event flawlessly. We Indians proved to be one of the biggest supporters of the game.Any Colour You Like magazines. Argentina and Brazil had always been the favourites among the fans. and finished fourth at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. Spanish league. mesmerise the fans with beautiful display of soccer. are ahead of it. South Africa. At this point of time I wonder for how long we will go on cheering for the Albicelestes and Sambas.

Thus it is clear that we Indians genuinely lack in this aspect of fitness. Looking at the second reason. India’s performance declined solely due to lack of stamina and athleticism. I don’t agree because the craze and enthusiasm was very clearly visible two months back. Proper attention is given to their diet and their physique and stamina is built accordingly. while we do well in cricket. history speaks even our best team lineup could not fill the dearth of a raging fast bowler who can scare the opposition batsman. It has been said that Roberto Carlos. two that we lack interest in the game. had four times more power in his shoot than India’s best . their counterparts in soccer are rare. soccer was the most popular sport in my school and we had special coaching sessions in the morning. a grief for a diehard Argentinean fan like me. a level of physical ability on par with the footballers. in normal days also soccer players could be seen in parks and fields fighting for the ball. with the advent of new playing style with long passes and introduction of AstroTurf. I did a lot of road travelling and to my surprise. and three that we ignore soccer for our love of cricket. Michael Oven and most of the star players made their debut in the national squad while they were aged between 17-19. The situation now is more or less the same. But in India majority of players take soccer seriously at teenage. I remember. In fact there were regular inter-school soccer tournaments organised by various schools in Kanpur. Recently during my visit to Assam. and the reason is a late start. If we look at other games. Fast bowling is the only aspect of cricket that demands raw power.Bhaichung Bhutia. This is the one thing I always stress upon that if we want to go ahead in soccer we should start right from the bottom. They are so comfortable with the ball that no trick seems impossible to them. Keeping in mind the so much hype and encouragement given to cricket don’t you think it points to serious metabolic deficiencies in the population? Coming to hockey. While we have so many cricket academies. which is too late for a game where a player is considered veteran after 28 and is expected to quit. and most of them train boys not kids. A very good example is China where small girls of age 5 and 6 were given training for the Beijing Olympics which took place a decade later. There are three conventional answers to the question: one that we are physically ill-equipped for the rigours of the game. After passing out of school a good soccer player has no major opportunity to take soccer as a career. But unfortunately all that excitement and soccer mania was limited to school life only. citing lack of interest in the game. So it is better Parikalp . My view may or may not support the above three points but attempts to sketch the current picture of soccer in India.Now the point is that why at present India is not so beautiful in this beautiful game. The question crops up every time a world cup comes around and we find ourselves farther from the main draw than Argentina is from semi-final spot. Surprisingly none of our bowlers have been able to bowl consistently at over 150 km per hour. Those which exist don’t have proper training facilities and coaches at par with international level. once the most powerful shooter of the ball. everywhere I could find kids playing soccer. I could not find a single place where cricket was being played. Even if I keep aside the world cup. From the dense localities of Guwahati to the sub-urban and rural areas of this beautiful state. Lionel Messi. In European countries kids join soccer coaching classes at the age of 6 or 7.

look for talent. because if you cannot feel soccer. and train to bring them to the level of Europeans and South Americans.VIIIth Batch NPTI Parikalp . inject funds. So better start feeling the game. with international collaboration and serious efforts by the government. Jai Hind…… Mohammed Sarim Siddiqui MBA. It’s time for India’.to take the initiative with a different approach which works. you cannot play it. The AIFF (All India Football Federation) should set targets for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA world cups. which is an integral part of the game need to be built. Passion. Perhaps after a decade we can sing ‘Waka Waka.

Somehow he felt that they both were just mere lab rats. It is all in your mind. It seemed as if he had entered some kind of maze. or just sitting around and eating. was the same. with no finish line in sight. lay the treasure.. She also was doing menial. turning. on a new path. is there some problem? Don’t I love you? Don’t you want children?” And after this point Tyler had drifted off into his thoughts. where was the wrong step taken. coming back. no doubt about that.. if not worse off. he was picked up and transported back to his home. Maybe it was the fatigue getting to him. Fighting against every urge to stop. His interests are reading. Which to be quite honest. there was this nagging feeling that something was amiss. “I don’t just understand why you keep thinking of these things. there it was. he was comfortable. no way forward. He got this feeling that he was trapped. To him.Again this feeling of helplessness and befuddlement broke over him like a torrent. amazingly. Simone had said. worthless things. which had led to this. starting off in a new direction. But you insist on thinking in this manner. He had told his wife his fears. But. And today. but to what end? Running. and so far.Any Colour You Like (Untitled) Running as hard as he could. and as he turned a corner. deciding. Or if not that. the morning conversation came to his mind. and getting exhausted. Parikalp . He had to retrace his footsteps several times. So close. Even though he did all these different things. movies and cricket. to have a hint of some relief. he always seemed to be running. He was fed up of this life doing worthless things. We have all necessary comforts. He ran towards it with a new found burst of energy. But now. he knew it had been a mistake. And running he was doing.. out of nowhere.. any relief. he came up against a wall. Suddenly. Rats in a laboratory. It seemed as if his world had just been reduced to this race of sorts. There wasn’t a feeling of freedom in these lowly tasks. at the centre of which he knew lay the golden prize.. he didn’t care. alongside his sleeping wife. Running. Running. and as soon as he was finished. he was somehow trapped. because the scenery around him didn’t seem to be changing. was exactly what they were. Oh.. as he reached within sniffing distance. Tyler was now getting tired. As far back as he could remember. where had he gone wrong. he was tiring. and just lie down. Tyler was depressed. at a mere 100 paces.. but getting nowhere. but somewhere at the back of his puny mind.. or pushing buttons meaninglessly. It was all so confusing and confounding. would be a bliss. In front of him. Just last week we discussed starting a family. To put it simply. As he tired more. and frankly. to rest those burning muscles. He had to go around it. it seemed that with this golden booty lay the answers to all his troubles. Sometimes he sat down and thought. He was seeing things it seemed.. He didn’t know.. then pulling stuff. It seemed to him that his life had no purpose. His lovely wife. his insecurities. We live reasonably well.. there were more blockages.. he had to run.. Suddenly. Tell me. Girish Deveshwar is a 2nd Year MBA student. and reaching the end of this maze. But he had to run. Simone.

as per Hinduism. moon. These includes . living in perfect harmony and finally being always the best of friends. Sloth (neglecting what God has spoken. Also.. the Spirit of understanding. being strong and complement to one another. Greed (a sin of excess). the Spirit of wisdom. being blessed with prosperity. etc. R. As per the old myths there are seven spirits of god. the Spirit of counsel. Saptapadi in weddings. why 7? It may be due to the association of the seven celestial beings (the visible planets plus the Sun and the Moon) with deities in the minds of humans from probably an early stage in the development of intelligence up to the time of the advent of modern science. Atri. seven seas in the world and seven Rishis (seven gurus) called sapta rishis which include Bhrigu. Seven spirits of god. 6.. Venus and Saturn 3. Mars. But when I asked my uncle.. G. and Ni and written S. Collectively these notes are known as the sargam (the word is an acronym of the consonants of the first four swaras) 5. Pulalaha and Parikalp . I was wondering why we have 7 feres and not 6 or 8. 1. Initially I used to think as normally people say there are 7 human births a person can have. 7 wonders of medieval world.. Seven deadly sins Wrath (Anger). Pride. the Spirit of knowledge and the Spirit of the fear of the LORD. Lust. 4. Re. madhyam. then why not 9 days in week. with each round a couple makes a vow to establish a happy married life. pancham. So each round might be a replica of each birth. 7 Sur in music (Saptasur) Indian Music has Saptak Swaras octets (sa re ga ma pa dha ni) which are basics of music. there are seven worlds in the universe.providing proper food. weeks and years into place. Pulastya. which include the Spirit of the Lord. Jupiter. Envy and gluttony (over-indulgence) are supposed to be seven deadly sins in the world. Then I realized. the Spirit of might. there are many things which are 7. he said. M. Seven days in a week Have you ever wondered why there are seven days in a week? There were at least 9 planets identified when the days. we have 7 rounds (which we call fere or Saptapadi) around the fire and then bride and groom ties a knot for lifetime. As we knew during Indian weddings. Ga. Pa. gandhar. dhaivat and nishad. As we all know they include Sun. However it still continues and now we have different sets of wonders but in number 7 :) like 7 wonders of ancient world. 2. Seven Wonders of the World The number seven was chosen for this because the Greeks believed it to be the representation of perfection and plenty.. Mercury. D. P. being eternally happy. Dha. Angirasa. seven colors in rainbow. Ma. usually shortened to Sa. rishabh.Mystery Of Seven I happened to go for a wedding a couple of months ago. N. The seven notes of the scale (swaras). Want to check? Let’s start from the wedding rounds itself. and being physically and emotionally inactive). being blessed with children. in Indian music are named shadja. using which hundreds of ragas are composed. Vasishta. 7 wonders of modern world and etc.

love. courage and justice. Young there are seven levels of evolution. His interests are reading and cricket Parikalp . There are seven virtues as per the catholic epistemology including faith. And the mystery of number Seven continues :) can anyone help me in solving this puzzle? Expecting a solution in the next issue of PARIKALP. According to Charles Muses there is a seven-dimensional Q-universe which is the master control center of our 3-D universe. kindness. There are seven step pyramids in Mexico. Sunil Sharma is a 2nd year student of MBA Power Management. seven step ziggurats of Mesopotamia. According to Arthur M.Kratu. patience. hope.

कहता है वो. वो भझे उराहनें दे ता है . ऩय कहाॉ रुक आॉस फहते. जो कबी यही थी हयी बयी. झोरी ऩर भें बय जाता है . इस भल्मवान सॊसाय भें . चाहे जो भज़हफ हो तेया. खद क शरमे भहकता हआ खण्डहय चाहता हॊ ! े है सफ कछ उसक ऩास भगय. इॊसानों भें भसीहा है वो. स्जस भाटी से फना है त. Parikalp . हय ददर भें भोहब्फत का सभॊदय चाहता हॊ ! जहाॉ बी दे खता हॊ वहाॉ गभ ही गभ हैं. ि मेरा अपना है उजरी जग की याहों भें . रगे भझे अऩने साये . े सही होते बी ग़रत फना. ऩय मह जान रे त प्माये . वही भाटी तेया अॊत फनी. अफ तो फस खशिमों क फवॊडय चाहता हॊ ! े अफ तक हाया हॊ फस हायता यहा हॊ भैं. जफ जहाॉ ऩकायो आता है .अभभव्यक्ति में तया चाहिा हॉ ना भस्जजद चाहता हॊ ना भॊददय चाहता हॊ . नाभ तेया होगा धशभर. चऩ सी सनती आहें हैं. फैठी खाभोि ननगाहें हैं. भैं क्मा कहॉ? कहना बी भस्श्ककर रगता है . Navneet Vashisht is a 2 year MBA student and a member of the Editorial Board of Parikalp nd यचना की थी भैने स्जसकी. उस छोटी सी बशभ ऩय ही. रार कयी धयती तने. भशरक कहता उसका मे जग. अफ खद को एक फहत फडा शसकदय चाहता हॊ ! ॊ औय फडे फडे भक़फयों से कोई इश्कक़ बी नहीॊ भझे. पकीय फना सा फपयता है . भझे फाॉट कय नाभ ऩय. फॊटने को हास्जय सदा यहा. त क्मा कय रेगा हाॉशसर. तेये जीने से खि हॉ भैं. े फेचाया सोचा कयता है . चभकते उज्जवर तायों भें . वो प्माय का बखा आज तरक.

े गगयते फच्चों को सहती है . आन शभरो आऩस भें सफ. मा भस्जजद ऩय ही खि हो रे. त आज बी भेया अऩना है . कसे त भझको ऩाएगा. भेय धयती अफ योती है . ना बेद फकमा कबी भैनें. फ़िय त क्मॉ बेद फनता है . भैं दे ख यहा हॉ आज महाॉ. Piyush Arora is an alumnus of NPTI. सफ मही धाया यह जाएगा. डेया भेया है ददर तेया. त भझे चनौती दे ता है . भेये नाभ की इज़्जज़त भें . मे तेया बी तो सऩना है . टटा पर ना परता है . ै तेया कभामा धन वैबव. ऩाना चाहे तो सोच ज़या. भझे प्माये प्रेभभम भें रे. जफ अऩनों से ही रडता है . He is currently working with PWC Parikalp . भोती शभरे तो गहना है .चाहे फनरे भॊददय त. छाती ऩय अऩनी जफ खद क. जो दय हआ जड से तो वो. त हय को जीत सभझता है .

भैं कोमरे की भारगाडी हॉ तभ एक्सप्रेस सऩय पाजट हो ! भैं डफती अनफॊडल्ड मटीशरटी. भेयी हाइ वोल्टे ज राइन. ॅ तेयी गथी हई छोटी जैसे एरयमर-फनच्ड-कफर है ! े त जफ-२ भजकयाती है धडकन की यें ज फढ़ जाती है . भैं गचम्पनी से ननकरता धआॉ हॉ त इरेक्रोजटे दटक प्रेशसपऩटे टय है ! भैं आयजीजीवाई को तयसता गाॉव औय त आयएऩीडीआयऩी मोजना भझे रयॊग पस््सॊग भें ्करड कयरे त भझे भत छोडना त े भझे भत छोडना ! नवनीत वशिष्ठ उजाड प्रफॊधन (2009-11) . ॅ इतनी सॊदय हो जैसे सीडीएभ से फना डारा हो ! भैं इरेक्रो-भेकननकर भीटय सा नघसट यहा तभ एएभआय े सी पाजट हो. त एक कम्पप्रीट डीऩीआय औय भैं कवर फेसराइन डाटा हॉ ! े तेये बफना कछ नहीॊ त रयएस्क्टव भैं एस्क्टव ऩॉवय हॉ. भैं टॉयें ट ऩॉवय की ददहाडी त ऩीडब्ल्मसी का ऩैकज है ! े त एकदभ गोर चऩाती है औय भैं जैसे गीरा आटा हॉ.World’s Best Medicine पॉवर मॅनेजर की ज़ुबानी पक्नन की िारीफ अये ओ ऩॊडडताइन. गजसे भें ये ड हॉट है तेये चेहये ऩय ब्रॅ क जऩॉट है ! अये तेयी वजह से ही तो भेयी पशभरी मे जटे फर है . तभ फ्रचामज़ी का भॉडेर हो. ें भैं जटे ट फोडड की वेफसाइट. त 250 भेगावाट का जनये टय े है . त सऩय हीटे ड जटीभ है औय भैं कशरॊग टॉवय हॉ ! भैं कक्टस का ऩौधा हॉ औय तभ परों की भारा हो. भैं खडखद कयती ब्रराइन त एएय-इॊडडमा की फ्राइट है ! ३२ की हो गमी है त फपय बी जैसे २४ सार की एज है . तभ एभओऩी का ऩोटड र हो ! Parikalp भैं एक कऩदटव ऩॉवय प्राॊट. अचानक गजसा होकय अनिेड्मल्ड इॊटयचें ज कय जाती है ! अये भैं गरी भें जरता रटट हॉ त हाइवे की योडराइट है .

Rohit Chaturvedi Earlier. Every time somebody turns on the set. which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis. I go into the other room and read a book.Unknown Parikalp . 233."-unknown "A fool and his money are soon venture capital"Some Finance guy I presume And God said let there be light and there was light."(Jack Handy) Now."(Groucho Marx) Arey yaar.Arun Mehta Contributor: Arun Mehta "2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.The Sun never sets in Room No. but the electricity board said he’d have to wait till Thursday.Funny Quotes "I find television very educating.The Sun never sets in Great Britain "Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine.

We could not go further. by non-perennial rivers.the Maoists! I still remember the day when I was stopped midway by a group of people who said armed training were going around in the area. saw our car but then suddenly ran away. Who would like a place where even mobile network was unavailable for most of the time in a day? But then. With no industry around and due to remote location. somehow. 110 km away from the district headquarters. For monitoring certain erection work I had to go to a place called Raikia. I started visiting the sites very often. Initially. I started preparing the basics of electrical engineering. I was apprehensive about it. I was accompanied by my driver. I got a taste of it just a few months later. Considering the distance from Bhubaneswar (219 KM). it was a rural electrification project under RGGVY. It all contained messages either to indulge villagers for certain meetings or warning against entertaining the police under any circumstances. It was mostly hilly area covered with thick forest and intersected. Actually. I could not buy the idea and resigned. it was indeed one of the most backward districts of India. consisting 952 villages executable as per the DPR. Parikalp . for the first time in my life of 22 years. It was a challenging job though. and hence the decision. withdrew a huge project from Tech Mahindra. gradually. After we reached there I was looking for the way to certain village but I couldn’t spot anyone nearby whom I could ask. after a hectic 7 hours bus journey covering an entire night. Eventually. I heard that it was a Naxal infested area. Even without knowing their language I took them in confidence. A man. Let me recall an incident jus after Operation GreenHunt was started in two districts of Orissa.Travelogue And then it all began. I became a part of it. Koraput and Malkangiri). not the dialect. I came in direct contact with some part of rural India. Later. got introduced and then accustomed to their life and lifestyle. In various villages I witnessed ruins of a lethal communal riot. quite a few times.. unfortunately. I was wrong though. All these required a lot of travelling and communication with the natives. I realized it was one’s body language or goodwill that speaks. It was then. I was allotted six blocks. within a short span of time I made it to NHPC as Engineer (Electrical). It was sort of a stern order. The place was the district headquarters. In those few seconds I noticed fear with trembling emotions in his eyes. (namely. I was posted in Kandhamal district of Orissa. A part of my work was to design the layout of the transmission and distribution lines up to 33 KV. But. I had left studying after I got placed in the IT before the 6th semester. the UK telecom giant. called Phulbani. quite old. I noticed those red colored banners and posters on the trunk of trees or cottages. between Hindus and Christians following the murder of certain Hindu Leader. I reached there. The HR had just announced some of us who were allocated the BT project were being sent in an unpaid leave for six months. paved the way for a certain group to rise. a journey from Kolkata to Kandhamal It was pin drop silence then. whom I worked for. somehow. We were promised to be called back but. “People are helpful here but what happened suddenly”? I wondered. unevenly. I inferred that it was the only reason why people were reluctant to join there. With an official vehicle and a JE.. This very fact. British Telecom (30% stake holder in Tech M). Life in those remote pockets amidst forests and hilly terrains fascinated me to work up to the limit of my potential. which took place in 2008.my domain of study which. Anyway.

They torched a lorry. actually. From Kolkata to Kandhamal…… Indradeep Das MBA (Power management) 1st Year(2010-12) Parikalp . some incidents squeeze in my thoughts. Now. They seemed to understand my point.a journey worth remembrance. I could notice terrified faces peeping from the muddy doors and windows watching me in utter disbelief. But couldn’t. I get a strange feeling which I cannot scribble it in words. They were asking me something in their native language. I came to know then that previous night a group of around 60 armed Naxalites visited the village.The path ahead was rocky. somehow. I think of those flashy multiplexes in Kolkata and those mushy forests in Kandhamal. the erection rate was not from the contract agreement signed in the corporate office. It is then I realize what a journey it had been. Still. I wanted to say. This truce had to be reached in order to carry out the electrification activities in four blocks. All of them seemed vacant but then. I also understood that the old man who ran away once seeing the vehicle. I tried to explain my situation politely. suddenly. it was not ignorance but waywardness. It was unnatural. may be for a change. sometimes. carrying materials for some activities under PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojana) and killed someone accused to be an informer. We took some local people for the work. I gained an experience of a lifetime. but in those 1. “I couldn’t understand what you all are talking about”. when I recall those moments. I clarified why I was there. It was the rate decided by someone else. I confronted seven or eight people blocking my way. He didn’t want to get a bad name. I understood only one word ‘police’. They were not at all co-operating. After walking half a Km I saw a few cottages. I indeed became a part of them and the place. but. Keeping my nerves cool. After the Raikia visit I spoke to contractors and subcontractors of the area. My life there was not actually enchanting.2 years. I got down n started walking. not suitable for vehicle. they forcibly had dinner in the village which. Even. The news did appear in the local morning newspapers but I missed it. was be a regular phenomenon. another 50 meters away from where I was standing. later I heard. I have left NHPC two months back. thought it to be Police one. But just that.

In early 2000. And rest is as we call it ‘History’. all four engineers. His new line of polyester yarns was doing well. He realized that he had stumbled onto a promising business opportunity. buying two turbines to provide his energy needs. "We were constantly innovating. Gujarat was disgusted out of infrastructure bottlenecks. Tulsi settled on wind power. Either you stop India from developing." he says.Personality of the Month TULSI TANTI the economic advantages of staying off the grid. They shopped around for technology in Europe. Tanti claims that ten years on.000 as seed capital to start Suzlon. the inveterate traveler read a report on global warming predicting that without a radical decrease in the world's carbon emissions. renewable energy has a favoured future. provided Suzlon bought ten turbines. Ever heard of an electricity bill inspiring someone to build a multibillion empire? Sounds weird but an electricity bill has once shown its prowess. the world will run out of resources. Suzlon completed IPCL's 3. now headquartered in the western Indian city of Pune. but no one was willing to give it without having an equity stake in the venture. a small German company agreed. was no longer buffeted by the seesawing cost of fossil fuels. "I had a very clear vision. The initial cost was steep. but the company. to sign up as Suzlon's first customer. It was then that Tanti realized his fate lay far beyond the latest advances in synthetic fibres. but India's shaky power grid and the rising cost of electricity offset any profits. After a few years of research. "If Indians start consuming power like the Americans. But his fellow men branded him as insane with the expenditure of the turbine exceeding that of textile business itself. They hired Sudwind's engineers and created an R&D centre in Germany. some of his favourite tourist destinations. Finally. Sudwind. the Tantis put together $600. or you find some alternate solution. which formed a high proportion of operating expenses of textile industry. very routine. Their research efforts got a boost when Sudwind went bust in 1997. The maverick about whom we are talking about is Tulsi Tanti and the company is Suzlon.5-megawatt project using Sudwind's turbines within the three-month deadline. But the brothers. wanted to prove their technical prowess by crafting their own turbine. a petrochemicals company that had been supplying raw materials for his yarn business. including the Maldives. Tanti convinced IPCL. So he decided to generate his own. The biggest of them all was the cost and unavailability of power. this first wind farm continues to run at 97 per cent efficiency. In a power-starved nation. It was the time when innovation was only a word in the dictionary and the most successful were the ones who dreamt very conventional. would be under water by 2050. The subsequent acquisition of a manufacturer of rotor blades in the Netherlands gave them access to technology for a key component." he says. But soon Tanti was preaching to fellow industrialists about Parikalp ." Selling some family property. A textile manufacturer in Surat. but we weren't able to control the price of power.

project services. All this accomplishment is the fruits of the hard work and risk taking attitude and aptitude of its founder. and operation & maintenance. a critical success factor in this business. India and The Netherlands are the evidence of his visionary approach and holistic foresightedness. AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS   Hero of the Environment” Award by TIME Magazine Silver Jubilee Global Award 2008” for his outstanding contribution for development of Wind Energy by Priyadarshni Academy. Parikalp . etc. It has fully integrated supply chain with manufacturing facilities in three continents. At the same time.        Gaurang Singh is a first year student of MBA Power Management. clean and energy sufficient at the same time. He is a music and literature buff. Denmark. It has operations across the Americas.Tanti. Today apart from the wind power generation Suzlon is seriously into wind turbine manufacturing. Apart from these it has a vision of world domination in the field it is in. One important mission: to find ways of increasing output so cost per kilowatt of energy-generated decreases. Germany. Asia. Mr. Now it’s up to us to get inspired by such endeavours in making our society and planet green. Tulsi Tanti is shrewdly consolidating his hold on component supplies. Suzlon’s sophisticated R&D capabilities in Belgium. It is because of these efforts that he has been awarded several awards of international reputation. Rajiv Gandhi Award 2007” for the most successful Industrialist in India Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006” award by Ernst & Young India Business Leader Award 2006” by CNBC TV18 in the category “The most promising entrant into the big league” Teri alumni Award” for outstanding Entrepreneurship in Energy – Environment Technologies 2006 by The Teri alumni Trust Best Renewable Man of the Decade” which is a lifetime achievement award from the Foundation of Indian Industry and Economists in 2005 World Wind Energy Award 2003” for his extraordinary achievements in the dissemination of the wind energy in India Business Leadership Award 2002” by Solar Energy Society of India. in Germany. Tulsi Tanti is a visionary businessman and a great leader with an aim of providing sustainable source of energy to the planet. It’s clearly a market leader in Asia. which are linked together. Today the company has three research sites.By 1999 Suzlon had introduced its partly home grown turbine into the market. Australia and Europe. the Netherlands and India. Suzlon today has employee strength of over 16.000 people in 25 countries.

1. Jimmy Page (guitarist) and John Bonham (drummer). Season 3 is an eclectic melange of intricacies of Pakistani music. Conception.? I think the last one and Coke Studio has just done that with its third season out. Led Zeppelin are known as one of the best rock bands of all time. and Entity Paradigm stand for the contemporary music. with all the suavity and elegance. then ADP. once you understand the lyrics and the theme of the song . If music stalwarts of Abida Parweeen and Tina Sani are face of the traditional music in season 3. Towards the end of the song the guitar solo played by Page can be said to be inarguably the best guitar solo that has ever been played. A MUST HEAR !!! How The West Was Won – Led Zeppelin What do you think is a challenge? To deliver excellence. Form and Realisation bringing enriched flavours and diversity to quench your cravings with its soulful poignancy. Innovation in the band is accompanied by introduction of Sagar Veena and Rubab in the band. The season spread over 5 episodes termed Reason. Alif Allah. Chori Chori and Nazar Eyle. then some of the songs are highly recommended by me.you’d be hooked to it. core Sufic Punjabi in the form of Arif Lohar.. Plus stunning performances by band and vocalists have suited the ever-evolving dynamics of what it stands for. The band comprises of Robert Plant (vocalist). Stairway to Heaven: Stairway to Heaven is also called as “Rock Anthem” and has been the most requested song on FM stations. Parikalp . If you are a hard rock or blues rock fan. or to meet the expectations. No doubt that you’d have to listen to it a few times patiently . Will. and even Dari and Persian ballads. The album comprises of some of the best tracks of the band. a 250 year old tradition. It would be unfair to compare but the How The West Was Won is a live album by the English band Led Zeppelin that was released in 2003. the complete album comes in a set of three compact discs. then we have poetry recital by Arieb Azhar. or to supersede the expectations. Karavan. Although the theme is same.E-Cafe Music Reviews by Arun & Gaurang Coke Studio : Season 3 standouts I feel are Meri Araj Suno. presenting fusion of rich subcontinent music but season 3 has a hidden intention of bringing out obscure genres of music. We have ‘fakir’s rhythmic kalams’ by Juman Shah. with several singles topping the charts. That too. It has delivered it again and with more captivating music this time. Zeb and Haniya.

a great movie if you have got a taste for dark comedy. Sounds crazy enough!! Try it out. The movie moves around three stories with characters ranging from bank robbers to drug mafias. shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness. Overall. to be precise. Tarantino’s deft treatment of the character and handling of the climax makes it an all time classic. Heartbreaker: Ever thought what it feels like running on a guitar. A great background music is something which adds to the feel of the movie (Pulp Fiction theme is a cult as you know). And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. you can’t take the credit away from the acting department. listen to this single and you’d feel as if you might actually be running on a guitar. “What is and What Should Never Be”: Listen to it on your headphones and enjoy the mellow psychedelic music. Uma Thurman. No. never. who in the name of charity and good will. dark humour and more irony. Movie is all about how these unrelated characters are interwoven and how plot culminates in a bizarre climax. Whether its henchmen musing over burger or the outlaws discussing about giving a foot massage. Bruce Willis. In fact the entire movie is full of them. but when it comes to Pulp Fiction it goes a notch higher. I’m about to lose. 3. Blessed is he. ‘Ezekiel 25:17 the path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Movie Reviews by Gaurang Pulp Fiction Irony. It is perhaps the best blues song I’ve ever heard. Since I’ve been loving you: By looking at some of the lyrics you can see what the song’s about “Since I’ve been loving you. Some of the interesting lyrics are ” Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn Tryin' to find a woman who's never. but stands out is John Travolta where he plays Vincent Vega.2. Career best performances by Samuel Jackson. A goon (Samuel Jackson) pronouncing a bible phrase while justifying his killing. for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. 4. Simply picture this. and watch it again if you have.’ This dialogue tantalizes the farcical in you. never been born “ 5. my worried mind …oh yeah”. So. go and watch it if you haven’t. from hit-men to professional boxers and from thieves to don’s wife.“Going to California”: It is a song about a search for a woman. a hit-man for his mafia boss and ironically displays honesty and loyalty. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon tor thee. more dark humour is what Tarantino fills you with. a very beautiful song indeed. Parikalp . The real beauty in the movie is the moral element that is evident in spite of all bitching going on around. Page cries with the guitar and Plant actually does. Addictive. Tim Roth.

Daniel Craig. Pausch. They are not like Indian actors like Dev Anands and SRKs who perpetually want to appear young but the beauty lies in how they carry their age with suavity and panache. giving wings to the dreams of others and most importantly living life to the fullest. One of the most touching lines in the book is ‘I would rather love to die with cancer rather than hit by a bus.because if I am hit by a bus I wouldn’t have the time to spent with the family or to prepare for Parikalp . He talks about his childhood dreams of being in zero gravity. And then how he goes on to achieve these dreams in some or the other manner. a computer science professor in the university delivered this lecture when he was already diagnosed with a terminal cancer. Be it De Niro. But slowly he falls in love with dancing . Like he learned the lessons of life from what he wasn’t able to achieve. bewitched by the trainer Paulina (Jennifer Lopez). The characters other than leads are also smartly portrayed. Gere is at his charming best while Lopez is not in a glam character but adapts a doleful disposition out of her past relationship blues. It’s a mix of light emotions and surely a good watch. It stays away from the abstract sermons and is unputdownable. playing in the NFL. winning stuffed animals. contributing to Encyclopaedia. You really feel light and great after watching the movie. The movie ends in a delightful note where he realistically goes back to his wife and embraces her The high point of the movie is the Gere-Lopez dance which is immaculately performed with grace and passion. the twist comes when Gere’s wife catches him trying to be youthful and gets suspicious. What’s the best part of the book is that it’s not the routine inspirational monologue but it’s an interesting book filled with humour. And ironically enough the book is not about dying but about life. The movie is about mid life crisis when John Clark (Gere) in spite of a handsome job and a good family misses the spark in his life. It’s a decent romantic movie. about overcoming the obstacles. Book Reviews by Gaurang The last lecture ‘The last lecture’ is actually based on the lecture given by Randy Pausch at Carnegie Mellon. He is a bit shy and doubtful of revealing his new found passion to his family. And Richard Gere does it exemplarily in Shall We Dance. Brosnan or Hanks. I would again mention the quality dancing and music of the movie. goes on to enrol himself in a dance class. But. but what specifically sets them apart is the grace and elegance with which the actors in Hollywood carry their age.Shall We Dance You know what sets apart the Hollywood actors from their Bollywood counterparts? Though it’s akin to comparing India and United States. I particularly liked the practicality and real-life dealing of the book. being a Disney designer and being captain Kirk. anecdotes and intelligence.

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