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?

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?”

THE JOURNEY OF A JOURNALIST


This book titled— The Journey of a Journalist — is authored by Kambhalapalli Krishna, who has been associated with both print and electronic media (Telugu) for twenty-five years. I read this book with great interest as it is on a topical and relevant subject, and one close to my own interest in exploration. This book covers a vast canvas on the life journey of the author from the time when he has accidentally become a journalist. This book, though not formally chapterised, is divided into fifteen chapters (if can be called so). All these fifteen chapters are thematically and chronologically entwined.

The communication standpoint of Artificial Intelligence


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi Hans News Service 2 May 2019 11:48 PM Communication is the decisive sharing out of all sorts of human involvements — an influential aspect of human life. The developments in communication are as deep-rooted as the enlargement of humankind itself. Irrefutably, technology has long been a lasting influence behind advancements inContinue reading “The communication standpoint of Artificial Intelligence”

Emojis vis-à-vis non-verbal communication


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi Hans News Service 26 April 2019 12:12 AM Certain things change to remain the same! Surprisingly, in the past few years, many old things are becoming new again. At the moment, people have started using utensils made up of sludge, eating raw vegan diet etc. By the same token, the emoticons,Continue reading “Emojis vis-à-vis non-verbal communication”

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”

Freebies and Indian democracy


Dr. Suman Kasturi  |  Updated On:  4 April 2019 11:20 PM The high school students of 1990s in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh have been au fait with an academic question about elucidating ‘India as a rich country with poor people’. Honestly, at that point of time, those tender minds might have not understood what it exactlyContinue reading “Freebies and Indian democracy”

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?”

Cronyism and present-day politics


Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi  |  Updated On:  1 April 2019 12:50 PM At a time when the society and Indian politics as a whole are going through a rapid change, it becomes indispensable to have a close look at the arrangement that is governing the Indian politics. Without any second thought, the present-day political systemContinue reading “Cronyism and present-day politics”

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”