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The CM's Good Governance Fellowship Chhattisgarh: An outsider's perspective

The Government of Chhattisgarh has recently launched the CM's Good Governance Fellowship to provide young enterprising minds with an opportunity to contribute to the development of the state by using their IT and Project Management skills.
While the nitty gritty about the application process is available online on, most applicants would have doubts about the job role and benefits of joining the programme. This blog post is my attempt to share my perspective on these. For a brief background, I am a rural development professional having worked at the District and State level in Chhattisgarh (mostly on rural development issues) in a similar fellowship called Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellowship (PMRDF) over a period of 4 years from 2012 to 2016. So, as mentioned CMGGF is looking for bright individuals to contribute to the development of Chhattisgarh by bringing in their technical  and project management skills that the government system often lacks. F…

The Dunning-Kruger effect

Today, I came across this interesting article on the Dunning-Kruger effect. It perhaps is a psychological issue where individuals with low IQs (and the resultant low performance levels) overestimate their performance and believe themselves to be better than the rest or the 'experts' in the field.

Interesting because haven't we all come across such hyperbolic individuals who speak (or show) more and do less? I have personally met quite a few who I have wanted to give a big reality check to.

But here is the interesting part. How do I know if I myself am a sufferer of the Dunning-Krugger effect? Well, it seems that the reverse of the Dunning-Krugger effect holds true as well.

That is, individuals with greater IQ (and abilities) overestimate the abilities of others and so, always remain conservative in assessing what they can achieve. In other words, the experts never declare themselves as the experts. They remain modest about their performance while it is the others who labe…

My Designs

From starting to learn basics of CorelDraw in 2011 to being able to use most of its tools, it has been a fruitful hobby. On the way, I have been able to use it to design logos and posters for my activities and projects. Obviously these are non-commercial designs and I still have a long way to go before I can start monetising them. Here are the designs.. help me design better!

The logo and visiting card designed for Unnati Cooperative Society:

The logo designed for a cooperative dairy run by women:  (This was helped by Sumit Singh)

The logo and posters designed for Voter Awareness Campaign in Surajpur:

Other Logos designed initially:

My first random poster:

Note: The designs are not for commercial re-use!