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Samir Shukla

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Admit mistakes as early as possible

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Samir Shukla As my work takes me closer to the machinery that runs the state, I get to see the innards of the massive system called the Indian government.  As India is my nation and not an episode of “Yes Minister”, working with government often tests my sense... More »

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A trick bureaucrats must learn

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Samir Shukla Lately, my otherwise chaotic city of Ahmedabad has started looking really different! I can actually see vehicles standing behind the Stop line and no one is opening the car door at a traffic light to paint the town red by spitting! I don’t know if... More »

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Only way we can secure future is by not securing it

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Samir Shukla While I do appreciate the efforts made by (mostly self-declared) environmentalists in saving the planet (mostly through social media posts), I always get extremely confused about their war cries that typically talk about securing the future for ou... More »

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Open letter to new HRD minister after the Surat fire

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Samir Shukla Dear Sir, When nearly sixty people lost their lives in Upahar cinema tragedy, I had expected All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to learn. When nearly ninety people died in AMRI hospital fire, I had hoped that AICTE will learn. But, ... More »

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I plead GUILTY for the Surat fire tragedy

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Samir Shukla I have set down to write very early today as it is a rare day where I couldn’t dare start my day with a newspaper. I don’t have to emotional strength to look at the images that will be plastered on the first page of every newspaper today. A fire i... More »