Patriotism Isn’t a Jiffy Affair!


Your vehicle comes to a screeching halt as the light turns red at the traffic signal. Even as you fret over the eternal wait, a plastic tri-colour flag is flashed in front of your face. You soon hear a chant of Vande Mataram, Jai Hind from a little boy’s mouth trying to sell you the flag. He has other accessories too – an Independence Day metal badge, plastic lotus, soldier figures etc. Then it dawns upon you that there’s a National holiday ahead. Feeling guilty, you even buy a souvenir to display your patriotism only to throw it into a trash bin after a while. Sounds familiar?

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Why do few celebrities get into prostitution or suicides?


Few celebrities of all genres choose the ultimate path of prostitution, while few others choose the path of suicide. There is no specific need to quote examples in this regard. History divulges many incidents. Many people may wonder why people who created a repo for self should get into such mucky things. Yes, it’s ratherContinue reading “Why do few celebrities get into prostitution or suicides?”

BANKERS REMAIN UNSUNG HEROES AMIDST COVID-19


Coronavirus disease 2019, most prevalently known as Corona or Covid-19, needs no explicit outline — because — over some time it has been petrifying the entire world. This infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 was first recognized in December 2019 in the capital of China’s Hubei province – Wuhan. It has sinceContinue reading “BANKERS REMAIN UNSUNG HEROES AMIDST COVID-19”

Electronic Voting Machines: A Boon or Bane?


Electronic Voting Machines: A Boon or Bane? Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  On the day of the first phase of general elections-2019 i.e. on April 11, Telugu Desam party (TDP) chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu expressed his despondency over the problems concerning Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). According to him, polling was delayed at several places as theContinue reading “Electronic Voting Machines: A Boon or Bane?”

The menace of orbital debris


Dr. Suman Kasturi | Updated On: 11 April 2019 11:16 PM In a test meant for boosting its fortifications in space, recently, India used a home-grown ballistic missile interceptor to destroy one of India’s own satellites located at a height of 300 km. Reacting to this event, the Pentagon on March 04, held that itContinue reading “The menace of orbital debris”

J & K imbroglio : Can backchannel diplomacy be effective enough?


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  28 March 2019 11:09 PM In a significant diplomatic rebuff, over an invitation to Kashmiri separatist group Hurriyat, the Indian government has, on the record, boycotted the Pakistan national day reception in New Delhi on March 22. It is worth mentioning here that in the past four years,Continue reading “J & K imbroglio : Can backchannel diplomacy be effective enough?”

Consumer rights and responsibilities in the age of e-commerce


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  14 March 2019 11:14 PM Around the world, every year March 15 is celebrated as the World Consumer Rights Day — an annual international occasion that connotes celebration and camaraderie in the international consumer movement. The very purpose of this day is respecting consumer rights while safeguarding them,Continue reading “Consumer rights and responsibilities in the age of e-commerce”

Cross-border conflict and manic media


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  8 March 2019 12:00 AM GMT There is a sense of victory and jubilations in the air on Indian soil as well as in certain political flight path in the country as the nation’s valiant soldier – IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman – returned to his motherlandContinue reading “Cross-border conflict and manic media”

Can’t accidents during air shows be prevented?


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  1 March 2019 5:30 AM Even before the inauguration of the Aero India-2019 in Bangalore, an in-flight collision of two Hawk trainer jets occurred during the practice session of the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) of the Indian Air Force on February 19. This accident has resulted inContinue reading “Can’t accidents during air shows be prevented?”

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”