Bharat Ratna vs Param Vir Chakra


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 31,2019 , 11:37 PM IST       Bharat Ratna vs Param Vir Chakra Bharat Ratna which literally means the Jewel of India is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. It was instituted on January 2, 1954, with the very aim of conferring it in recognition ofContinue reading “Bharat Ratna vs Param Vir Chakra”

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Why this seasonal patriotism?


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 24,2019 , 11:54 PM IST       Why this seasonal patriotism?On the eve of Republic Day celebrations, persistently, the only inquiry that has been disconcerting me is — why do most Indians become patriots during selected few occasions? The crux of patriotism is fully recognising and wilfully participatingContinue reading “Why this seasonal patriotism?”

The enduring relevance of retail politics


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 17,2019 , 10:57 PM IST       The enduring relevance of retail politicsEven in this era of unregulated campaign sorties and mass media ad campaigns worth million dollars, it is worth noticing that some of the candidates are still making the struggle to convey their message to allContinue reading “The enduring relevance of retail politics”

Understanding Nomophobia


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 11,2019 , 10:49 PM IST       Understanding NomophobiaThe advent of smartphones has not only strewn the social media but also popularised relative new blend of words. Nomophobia is one such new word made up of syllables “no mobile phone phobia”. The term was coined in 2010 inContinue reading “Understanding Nomophobia”

The trailblazer of communication for visually-impaired


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 03,2019 , 11:41 PM IST       “Access to communication in the widest sense is access to knowledge.” —Louis Braille The Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or moreContinue reading “The trailblazer of communication for visually-impaired”

The stifling effect of alternate banking on bank strikes


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Dec 28,2018 , 11:43 PM IST       ,In an attempt to gain a concession or two from their employer, in general, as a matter of course, the employees protest in the form of a strike — a refusal to work organised by a body of employees. As farContinue reading “The stifling effect of alternate banking on bank strikes”

The ameliorators of political opinion


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Dec 20,2018 , 11:37 PM IST       In the extant media enriched world, people get information from many sources. At large, people do not seek information from only one source or medium. The individuals have access to an array of information sources — from mainstream media like newspapers,Continue reading “The ameliorators of political opinion”

Re-examining Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the #MeToo Era


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Dec 10,2018 , 02:59 AM IST       Re-examining Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the #MeToo EraHuman rights are the rights inherent to all human beings, notwithstanding any kind of partisanship — without discrimination, everybody is equally ratified to human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR),Continue reading “Re-examining Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the #MeToo Era”

Why can’t women be frontline combatants?


Why can’t women be frontline combatants? By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Nov 29,2018 , 11:13 PM IST       ,Gender inequality has been a social issue in India from the timeworn period. Patriarchal imposts have depicted women in India as inferior to men, by which the births of girl children have been snubbed toContinue reading “Why can’t women be frontline combatants?”

Why does fake news seem factual on social media?


By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Nov 22,2018 , 11:28 PM IST       ,Social media embraced the common man with the advent of smartphones. India is the second largest market for smartphones with China being the first. In the past few years, India has seen a rapid upswing in the Internet users.For any mediaContinue reading “Why does fake news seem factual on social media?”