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Prateek Raj
Works at Kellogg School of Management
Attends University College London
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Hillary Clinton for President
Hillary Clinton could have been a demure and much admired first lady. She chose to be more. She stood at the front lines, not shying away from a fight. Yes, she dreamt of being the first female President of USA. Some may call that naked ambition. I call tha...
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Dignity over Reason
In the past we respected tradition and honor. Times have changed, and the dominant idea of our times is the primacy of reason. Now it is time for us to graduate. Just as we give primacy to reason over tradition, its time to give primacy to dignity over reas...
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Campus- A safe space for free speech
Bravo Modi government for being the most nationalistic government in the world! For making a small leftist campus event organised by a bunch of kids, into a national media spectacle. For giving them national and international media oxygen. For turning sloga...
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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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Charity as a selfish act
If a starving man comes asking for food, would you give him some food if you have some? Do you need your ego to disappear before you help that man? No. If instead you find that man not knocking on your door, but crying desperately with hunger at a corner. W...
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Pest Control
Anupam Kher says: "घरों में पेस्ट कंट्रोल होता है तो कॉक्रोच, कीड़े मकोड़े इत्यादि बाहर निकलते है। घर साफ़ होता है।वैसे ही आजकल देश का पेस्ट कंट्रोल चल रहा है।" Hitler was a nationalist. He killed millions of people as "pest control". Don't be like Hitler. ...
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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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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.
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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.
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  • 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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