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.

Urgent need to replace ageing aircraft

By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Feb 07,2019 , 11:52 PM IST       Urgent need to replace ageing aircraftNo sooner the Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft crashed on February 01, 2019 the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has started facing the bank of accountability cloud. The two pilots, Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddhartha Negi,Continue reading “Urgent need to replace ageing aircraft”

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”

Why this seasonal patriotism?

By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 24,2019 , 11:54 PM IST       Why this seasonal patriotism?On the eve of Republic Day celebrations, persistently, the only inquiry that has been disconcerting me is — why do most Indians become patriots during selected few occasions? The crux of patriotism is fully recognising and wilfully participatingContinue reading “Why this seasonal patriotism?”

The enduring relevance of retail politics

By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 17,2019 , 10:57 PM IST       The enduring relevance of retail politicsEven in this era of unregulated campaign sorties and mass media ad campaigns worth million dollars, it is worth noticing that some of the candidates are still making the struggle to convey their message to allContinue reading “The enduring relevance of retail politics”

The trailblazer of communication for visually-impaired

By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Jan 03,2019 , 11:41 PM IST       “Access to communication in the widest sense is access to knowledge.” —Louis Braille The Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or moreContinue reading “The trailblazer of communication for visually-impaired”

The ameliorators of political opinion

By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Dec 20,2018 , 11:37 PM IST       In the extant media enriched world, people get information from many sources. At large, people do not seek information from only one source or medium. The individuals have access to an array of information sources — from mainstream media like newspapers,Continue reading “The ameliorators of political opinion”

Arthur C Clarke: The satellite man

By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Dec 16,2018 , 11:29 PM IST       Arthur C Clarke: The satellite manI don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about – Arthur C ClarkeIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been very successful in almost all of its space missions. Most recently, theContinue reading “Arthur C Clarke: The satellite man”

Re-examining Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the #MeToo Era

By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Dec 10,2018 , 02:59 AM IST       Re-examining Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the #MeToo EraHuman rights are the rights inherent to all human beings, notwithstanding any kind of partisanship — without discrimination, everybody is equally ratified to human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR),Continue reading “Re-examining Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the #MeToo Era”

Why can’t women be frontline combatants?

Why can’t women be frontline combatants? By Dr Suman Kumar Kasturi | THE HANS INDIA |    Nov 29,2018 , 11:13 PM IST       ,Gender inequality has been a social issue in India from the timeworn period. Patriarchal imposts have depicted women in India as inferior to men, by which the births of girl children have been snubbed toContinue reading “Why can’t women be frontline combatants?”