Of B-Schools & Leadership

Outlook's definitive survey-based rankings of India's top B-schools have come out and IIM, Ahmedabad leads the pack as usual. The founded-in-1961 premier B-school remains top in most categories of judgement, except in infrastructure & facilities. IIM, Bangalore & Calcutta finish 2nd and 3rd respectively while XLRI, Jamshedpur leads from the front for the private B-schools.

In other stories, Rahul Dravid's resignation as the captain of India's most loved sports team was a shocker. No doubts. Dravid has essayed a great role since he took over, with the WC debacle being the only dark mark in a respectable reign from the worldclass batsman. It's a sad day for us, as is this is also an indication of the beginning of the end of his career.

The pressures on sportspeople are immense. Expectations, both on personal and team-related fronts, from the huge fan base take up a lot of energy and thought.

Let's hope the BCCI think tank can make a wise decision and appoint a successor capable of inheriting the legacy of Dravid. What makes this time's captaincy hunt more freaky is that when Sourav Ganguly resigned, Dravid looked very capable of taking the post. But in the current set-up, that seems highly unlikely.....