Odd one out


Somehow, we got to the point where pollution levels have reached such a high that the Delhi government had to fix days for odd and even numbered license plates.What does that mean?

Well, the proposed rule specifies that w.e.f 1st January 2016, on odd dates, license plates ending with an odd number can ply the roads (from 8 am to 8 pm) and on even dates, license plates ending with an even number can ply the roads. This rule is presently on a trial basis, for the next few days, in Delhi.

The government has taken sufficient measures to try and provide citizens with adequate support by trying to increase the number of private buses on the roads during this period. If this trial period proves positive, chances are this might turn permanent.

A corporate lawyer from Mumbai feels that the rule is definitely a boon considering all the given factors however, if the state government can’t provide the additional (and required) infrastructure in terms of good public transport while incorporating policies such as this, then the rule is as good as bad governance.

If this is implemented in cities across the country though, what will happen? Will families now strive to have cars that sport one odd and one even number license plate?

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Here’s why you should pick up that book today


It’s often been said that a good reader makes a great leader. Have you ever wondered why “reading” has so commonly been linked to “leading”? It was Mark Twain afterall who said, “The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can’t.”

Here is why you should pick up that book today and read to lead!

There is no end to knowledge

The best way to learn something new is through practical experience and reading. Reading extensively adds to your world of knowledge, knowing more about different areas of interest reflects on your professional growth. A good leader is more often than not also well-read. Reading experiences of successful people via their biographies can also help “lead by example”. As Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)told us, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.”

Reading opens your mind

When you read about new things, you tend to adopt a more open minded view of things. It helps broaden your perspective on life and this is important to be a leader.

Improves your ability to communicate

Communication is key in business and inter-personal relationships. The better your command over language and speech, the more productive it will help you be at the workplace. Reading improves your grasp on language.

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