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Prateek Raj
Works at Kellogg School of Management
Attends University College London
Lives in Chicago
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Does IIT system do any good?
In conversations many people tell my how not clearing the JEE left them in a terrible emotional state. And all these conversations have made me wonder if the system of IIT is of any good for anybody in India. IITs admit some of the smartest kids (in PCM). H...
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Religion in 21st century
If we are sincere, we have to realise religion, and by religion I mean every religion out there is obsolete. It has no place in 21st century and it is time to respect and honour the apostates and humanists who see divinity not in old books or idols, but in ...
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The nomad
If life could be wrapped, In a phone and two bags, If that was all you had, New faces and new flats. Is this freedom or is this sad. To not be home, to be nomad.
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Obama's foreign policy
President Obama has won several domestic progressive victories in his 7 years of presidency. He has also been able to secure an important Iran deal kickstarted negotiations on climate change. However his foreign policy especially in the middle east comes ou...
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Dignity of animals
When someone says they love beef, it just means they love eating cows. When they fight for their right to eat occasional (not staple) diet of beef, they are essentially figting the right to systematically torture and slaughter cows. And why is this similarl...
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Communal riots and social capital
To understand why communal riots remain a risk in India, it is first important to ask how can a mob of 200 people actually form? It would require tremendous organisational skills and social capital to build that kind of mob army. Two things go in. First, la...
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Alliance of Democracies
Why doesn't the world have a closer alliance of liberal democracies? Democracies are unique because they truly reflect eventually the voice of the people. And voice of the people is not against justice and human rights. United States today leads the world t...
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Modi, London and free culture
No city symbolises freedom the way London does. It is the vanguard of free market and free culture. So when Narendra Modi visits London, Londoners need to say to PM Modi, that his government should embrace free markets, but it should also embrace free cultu...
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How language effects our thoughts?
Language has a deep impact on how we think.  India is distinct and distinct words are needed to define its culture and polity. Using foreign words to discuss India is flawed. Take the word "beef". It is associates with the food not the animal and normalises...
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Dr. Ben Carson
I had a great deal of respect for Dr. Ben Carson. But not anymore. I understand what ordeal American Muslims would be going through, when a leading Presidential candidate effectively says it is okay to look at Muslims suspiciously. I understand it because I...
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Meat and staple diet
Government should pass two laws regarding animal rights and dietary habits. The first law pertains to the individual freedom of a person to choose their way of life. The other pertains to the inalienable right of animals to dignity. The first law can be cal...
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PhD Candidate
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  • Kellogg School of Management
    Visiting Fellow, 2015 - present
  • University College London
    PhD Candidate, 2012 - present
  • London School of Economics
    Guest Teacher, 2012 - 2015
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Chicago
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London - Kolkata - New Delhi - Dhanbad - Ranchi - Sambalpur
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I am interested in bottom-up development for which I study Social Capital at UCL, London.
Introduction
I am interested in development and innovation at the grassroots of society. I am passionate about design, a firm believer in the power of art, an engineer by profession. I keep looking for new ways to help create positive impact for which I am currently study how social capital gets created in society.

I am currently a graduate research student at University College London. I did my Bachelors in Technology from IIT Delhi. My parents live in Kolkata and I spent my childhood and school days in the coal town of Dhanbad. I write songs, some of which can be accessed from my soundcloud page.
Education
  • University College London
    PhD in Management Science and Innovation, 2012 - present
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
    B.Tech in Production and Industrial Engineering, 2006 - 2010
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Everyone should go here once. One can get lost here for a lifetime!
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Amazing museum with an intimate setting. You can spend hours lost in its collections.
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