Below average engineering colleges: Are they essential?


Below average engineering colleges: Are they essential? “Engineers make the world” is an aphorism that made the rounds when the profession was limited to a few talented students. But, can we rely upon such engineers who get passed out from universities, who are not aware even the basics of the subject after 4 long yearsContinue reading “Below average engineering colleges: Are they essential?”

KCR’s 100 day report card


It was the crucial time when KCR, the Chief Minister of Telangana, has taken the reigns of the state government into his hand. A newly emerged state, for obvious reasons needs a good leadership to resolve many palpable and unknown problems. The Telangana people could not find a better option than the KCR led TRSContinue reading “KCR’s 100 day report card”

Media, reader’s choice and sensationalism


Let it be a news story or otherwise, writers write to put in the picture of various stories. Such stories can entertain, inform, upset or enliven the audience. But, the writings that we come across in the media nowadays are often formulaic. Whether it’s the consistent presence of sex scenes or the tendency to chooseContinue reading “Media, reader’s choice and sensationalism”

Media personnel should know what IPC Section 228A is about


At times media as a whole and media personnel in general are becoming over enthusiastic in the matters concerning the identity of the victim of certain offences, forgetting the very fact that there is a vast difference between the convicted and the accused. Section 228A of IPC is relevant in this matter. Each and everyContinue reading “Media personnel should know what IPC Section 228A is about”

Balapur Ganesh laddu: The secret behind its popularity


Ganesh Chathurthi is one of the Hindu festivals that are fabulously celebrated in and around Hyderabad, every year. Almost 1 lakh community idols are set up during the festival and the Laddu prasadam is also auctioned. At some places, auctioning of Laddu Prasadam is a daily affair for all 9 days – and at someContinue reading “Balapur Ganesh laddu: The secret behind its popularity”

Exult Teachers’ Day off pat!


A special day for the appreciation of teachers in many countries is celebrated as Teachers’ Day. Such celebrations most of the time include honouring the teachers for their special contributions in a particular field, or the society in general. The date on which Teachers’ day is celebrated is not universal – and India has beenContinue reading “Exult Teachers’ Day off pat!”

What did Srikrishna, Sivaramakrishnan committees achieve?


Justice Srikrishna Committee and Sivaramakrsihnan committee are very familiar among the masses of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. So much of time and money were vested in the setting up of committees. But, the pain and vein that went into the research findings could not achieve anything except for gathering dust over in the officesContinue reading “What did Srikrishna, Sivaramakrishnan committees achieve?”

KCR’s silence itself is a furtive strategy?


Despite the fact that KCR was criticised by the leaders of opposition parties, at times KCR keeps unvoiced; and every time he opens up after a long period of silence, he just roars. Yes, it has been his modish strategy. In this milieu I would like to refer to a beautiful dictum in Telugu –Continue reading “KCR’s silence itself is a furtive strategy?”

AP’s new capital decision in whose interest?


Though an official statement by Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, concerning the new capital city of residuary Andhra Pradesh in the state assembly is still awaited, it is an open secret that a place in the proximity of Vijayawada-Guntur is going to be the new capital city of the state, for sure.Continue reading “AP’s new capital decision in whose interest?”

It’s Dhoni’s style!!


Soon after a great defeat, Dhoni always comes back with his splendid captaincy to fasten the chops of all those who adversely commented just before. Yes, it has become a customary craze indeed. It is not the first time that the skipper has come back with a befitting reply, but it is one more suchContinue reading “It’s Dhoni’s style!!”