Tata-Dhan Academy: PDM


Programme in Development Management

Talent at the Academy

AKA “We don’t just read and study here…”

One of the things that makes me excited about being a teacher is that I get to be around interesting people all the time. In the process of working (both with my colleagues and with my students) you get to learn a lot about them. I always like when they share their hidden (or not so hidden) talents.

Here are two videos that illustrate some of the talent you can expect at the Academy. The first is of two students, Sumit (cooking) and Mate (playing the guitar), rehearsing for the Bihar Ethnic Dinner. Talk about multi-tasking, right? The food was delicious, the song worked out great, and everyone had a great time. The second video is of Shanthi singing a song to the PDM 7 students at the end of their programme. Shanthi seems to always be able to come up with a song for any occasion, and her songs seem to defy the confines of age.

In time, I hope that we can highlight the talents of all of our students and faculty on this site.

Anyway, rather than making you read more, just enjoy the videos. (Sorry about the sound quality; there’s only so much you can do with a little digital camera, right?)

By the way, you can always go to Google Video to download any of these videos for viewing offline. The easiest way to find them is to simply search for “tdapdm” or to subscribe to the “tdapdm” video RSS feed.


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2 Responses

  1. subhashgautam says:

    Holy mother of GOD!!!!!! this has been a surprise!!!! i am shocked at what i read. i must say this is awesome!! got somewhere to go when i am wandering about the internet!!!!
    damn good and keep going…. keep singing i mean!!! cant make out the song though?? may be you should have the lyrics too??

  2. Ananda Mahto says:


    I know it has been a while since you submitted this comment, but things have been busy here… and I wasn’t really sure how serious your comment was because of the prolific use of !!!! throughout.

    As for lyrics, it might be something we could arrange (I’m assuming you are speaking about the second video) but, as I’ve mentioned, things have been busy here. But we’ll see…

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