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Cherry Blossom Festival…Spell Bounding

Cherry Blossom festival is a huge event in Washington DC celebrated with gusto every year. Festival of flowers, kites, food along with music and pristine fun. It’s a must visit if you visit DC at this time of the year. Truly amazing and spell bounding…

On 7 April, there will be fireworks and look forward to the spectacle.

I had taken some videos and pictures of the festival and the museums I had visited. I had planned to share them here but I misplaced all the photos and videos. I think my mistake I deleted the folder where I had saved the videos and pictures. My apologies. I plan to visit again and share videos and pictures here.

Finance & Economics, Its Different: Creativity at its best

Curious Case of Discount Cash Flow Modeling for Cyclical Companies

This was originally published sometime back by myself on LinkedIn. The genesis of this article is when I took upon myself to value a highly cyclical company during my month-long internship with a  small startup. To value cyclical companies is very difficult with uneven cash flows and the valuation here relies a lot on assumptions.  Continue reading “Curious Case of Discount Cash Flow Modeling for Cyclical Companies”

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Charter Schools…Denver’s Incredible Turnaround

US has many different kinds of schools ,based on the type of funding, governing regulatory structure and pedagogy. Broadly speaking schools which receive funding from local, state or federal government are under the umbrella of public school system although federal funding never exceeds 9 % of traditional funding for public schools. Charter and Innovation schools are part of public school system except that they are much more autonomous compared to traditional public schools. Charter schools work like a hybrid education institute, there are free for enrolled students wherein funding is based on per enrolled student but at the same time have a bit of autonomous jurisdiction like private schools to customize curriculum, mandate their own regulations for teacher recruitment and training etc. Charter Schools, whose success is based solely on the performance of its students, have been a mixed bag in the US, with states like New Orléans and Denver showing incredible results. Denver, an outlier, has been a feather in the cap for US K12 education system considering its magnificent turnaround story. Part of the article is from one of my papers at public policy school.  Continue reading “Charter Schools…Denver’s Incredible Turnaround”

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Role and Rise of Social Entrepreneurship in US

Below is one of my papers which I wrote for an assignment for one of my courses. This discusses Social Entrepreneurship, its role in United States, convergence between Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofits. 

Pic Source: YEU International  Continue reading “Role and Rise of Social Entrepreneurship in US”

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Susan Doyle…A Miracle From Above

This is and will remain till eternity one of the greatest inspiration videos of all time. This created a worldwide sensation. Susan Boyle, stunning performance was triumph of humanity…common people. This video was circulated around the world more times any any other video at that point of time. She was a simple homemaker and she was one of the greatest discoveries through reality talent show around the world. Her performance in Britain Got Talent would inspire generations of wannabe stars that nothing can stop you if you dare to dream a dream