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?”

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?”

ISRO’s MOM is amazing birth anniversary tribute to Satish Dhawan


Satish Dhawan, the first generation Indian aerospace engineer, widely regarded as the father of experimental fluid dynamics research in India was born on the same day in 1920 in Srinagar. He was educated both in India and in the United States. Dhawan succeeded Vikram Sarabhai, the founder of the Indian space programme, as Chairman ofContinue reading “ISRO’s MOM is amazing birth anniversary tribute to Satish Dhawan”

Telangana’s Bathukamma festival: What it signifies?


Bathukamma is a ten day festival that begins on the closed moon day of the Telugu Bhadrapada month, which is far and wide celebrated in Telangana state. This festival just falls before the festival of Dushera or Dasara. Significantly, this festival begins soon after the ending of monsoons. During this festival, Goddess Gauri is worshippedContinue reading “Telangana’s Bathukamma festival: What it signifies?”

Arthur C Clarke remembered!!


Everyone knows more or less about satellites – or at least might have heard the name of a Satellite. But, I wonder how many of us know about Arthur C Clarke. With the successful missions of NASA’s MAVEN and ISRO’s NASA, the entire world is talking about the satellites and allied issues. Before 1945, nothingContinue reading “Arthur C Clarke remembered!!”

Telangana state: Importance of September 17


The erstwhile Hyderabad state consisting of 16 districts (8 Telangana districts, 5 Marathwada districts and 3 districts of Karnataka) had been under the rule of Nizam from 1724 to 1948, accounting for a period of 224 years. While India got its independence on August 15, 1947, the people of Hyderabad state got their independence onContinue reading “Telangana state: Importance of September 17”

Ethics of journalism Vs contemporary mass media


Every journo who got formally trained in the mass media studies is familiar with the ethics of journalism. As part of the academic curriculum, it turns to be one of the important topics. In fact – something becomes imperative in academic curriculum – only because of the significance it is coupled with. But, when itContinue reading “Ethics of journalism Vs contemporary mass media”

Translation misunderstandings can blemish leadership image!


At times, inadvertently the poor translation aspects can create a blot on the image of the leaders. For many people, translation may come out as a very easy task. But, in actuality it is not so.   The basic definition of translation is “the process of transferring text from one language into another”. Translator shouldContinue reading “Translation misunderstandings can blemish leadership image!”

Know the history before making interpretations!


With a laid up intention, few groups of people have been comparing KCR, the Chief Minister of Telangana with Adolf Hitler, the top leader of the Nazi Party. I personally opine that when something is said or talked about, it should be associated with proper rationalisation. Is it not so? I wonder how many peopleContinue reading “Know the history before making interpretations!”

Freedom of Press, the misinterpretations in India


The right to expression and freedom of speech is very essential in a democratic nation. Intellectuals have backer it for a long time as a gateway to other liberties, conjecturing that curtailment of freedom of expression inexorably leads to restrictions on other rights such as the right to be informed. The Right to Freedom ofContinue reading “Freedom of Press, the misinterpretations in India”