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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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”

Isn’t syncretic politics the best choice for India?


Isn’t syncretic politics the best choice for India? By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Oct 25,2018 , 12:40 AM IST        Isn’t syncretic politics the best choice for India? India, for fairly an extended time, has been impoverished of the best substitute, as far as political alternatives are concerned. Syncretic politics or whatContinue reading “Isn’t syncretic politics the best choice for India?”

Broadcast Journalism: The Golden Mean of Mass Media Book Release


My recent book titled Broadcast Journalism: The Golden Mean of Mass Media has been officially released at Public Library Dwaraka Nagar in Visakhapatnam (Of Course, in my absence) by Writers Academy of Visakhapatnam. Prof GSN Raju, The Vice-Chancellor of Centurion University released the book, while other prominent people like Prof DVR Murthy, Dr. Chall Rama Krishna, VV Ramana Murthy were also present to grace the occasion— the Hero of the occasion was Prof P. Bobby Vardhan.

OROP: Annual Increment in Basic Pension is the Ultimate Solution!


“The day a soldier has to demand his dues, is truly a sad day in the history of the nation”- Chanakya There’s no need to give any introduction to ‘One Rank One Pension’, which is more aptly known as OROP. The union government has come out with the Saturday’s (September 5, 2015) announcement on OROP.Continue reading “OROP: Annual Increment in Basic Pension is the Ultimate Solution!”

Can India Regain Its Charm?


India is the world’s largest democratic nation. But, I doubt beyond doubt whether it can be called a democratic nation. I have this doubt because of the customary blemished political gimmicks, which have been happening in India. The recent episode of note for vote that came about in the milieu of the just concluded MLC elections in Telangana state of India has raised the auxiliary doubts. I am astounded to know that a single vote can cost Rs 5cr. The MLA, who was caught red-handed, soon after his arrest by the ACB said that he was fixed deliberately. Seriously, I couldn’t understand one thing – once accepting bribe or bribing someone is a crime, where is the question of fixing someone intentionally.

Suman comes back!!


Dear Followers of my blog: I know that it has been more than 3 months that I haven’t written anything for you in my blog. It was only due to  time constraints. I would be posting hereafter, regularly, as I used to. Please feel free to comment on the posts as you have been. TheyContinue reading “Suman comes back!!”

Swachh Bharat Mission: Is it just another jiffy affair?


Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, has just launched the nationwide cleanliness campaign under the name – the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ or ‘Clean India Campaign’ from the Valmiki Basti in New Delhi on Thursday (October 2, 2014). Addressing the nation at the launch, Modi asked India’s 1.25 billion people to join the ‘Swachh BharatContinue reading “Swachh Bharat Mission: Is it just another jiffy affair?”

Modi’s eloquence represented entire India


Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on Sunday (September 28, 2014) addressed a crowd of over 19,000 NRIs with his rousing speech, which made many reminisce about the 1893 speech of Swami Vivekananda in the same month of September. Throughout his speech, some 19,000 NRIs was constantly cheering him and their applause rent theContinue reading “Modi’s eloquence represented entire India”

Will Jayalalithaa’s case verdict have impact in other DA cases?


In India, corruption is the foremost issue that adversely affects its economy. According to a study conducted by the Transparency International in 2005, more than 62% of Indians had firsthand experience of paying bribes or influence peddling to get jobs done in public offices successfully.   As far as India’s rank in the global corruptionContinue reading “Will Jayalalithaa’s case verdict have impact in other DA cases?”