Author : Dr MOHAN KANDA


Mathematical method universal constants and important numbers Part-II

Mathematical method universal constants and important numbers Part-II

May 23,2017 , 10:31 PM IST | Hans
There are many numbers which occur in nature in the context referred to in the beginning of this piece. Known as "transcendental" numbers, they amaze us with the role they play in the ordered structure of the world around us. Transcendental numbers cannot be expressed as the root of any algebraic equation – examples being s pi, e and the Feigenbaum's number. 
Mathematical method universal constants and important numbers: Part - I

Mathematical method universal constants and important numbers: Part - I

May 16,2017 , 10:39 PM IST | Hans
Before we commence the fascinating journey of discovering the beauty of certain mysterious numbers call the natural numbers I would like to introduce the readers to a few established mathematical methods of arriving at conclusions. 
The Chinese Revolution

The Chinese Revolution

May 08,2017 , 10:13 PM IST | Hans
In the 1960s, Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong, began to feel that the party leadership in the country was, in as case of the Soviet Union, becoming increasingly influenced, by too much emphasis on revisionist thinking – giving greater importance to expertise rather than to ideological purity. 
The Disintegration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

The Disintegration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Apr 24,2017 , 11:02 PM IST | Hans
The rivalry between different nations for control over the resources and economies of different countries across the world has been a well-known feature of world history for over centuries.Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
How the Declaration inspired similar movements elsewhere

How the Declaration inspired similar movements elsewhere

Apr 10,2017 , 10:34 PM IST | Hans
The Declaration inspired many other similar documents in other countries, with its ideas catching the fancy of the low countries, as well as in the Caribbean, Spanish America, the Balkans, West Africa, and Central Europe in the decades up to 1848.
United States Declaration of Independence Part-I

United States Declaration of Independence Part-I

Apr 03,2017 , 10:26 PM IST | Hans
The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Britain, regarded themselves as newly independent and sovereign and no longer under British They announced formation of new nation-the United States of America. 
A brief history of India’s struggle for freedom from British colonial rule -II

A brief history of India’s struggle for freedom from British colonial rule -II

Mar 28,2017 , 01:31 AM IST | Hans
The "Jallianwala Bagh" massacre, called the "Amritsar massacre" occurred on 13 April 1919. A peaceful group of Baisakhi pilgrims had gathered together and were protesting, unaware that Martial law had been imposed.
A brief history of India’s struggle for freedom from the British colonial rule

A brief history of India’s struggle for freedom from the British colonial rule

Mar 20,2017 , 10:55 PM IST | Hans
When one surveys the history of countries in the world today which have succeeded in freeing themselves from the clutches of colonial powers, the struggle for freedom in India – non-violent and peaceful as it was – surely represents a unique example.
Awards, honors and promotional activities by foundations - around the world and in India

Awards, honors and promotional activities by foundations - around the world and in India

Mar 07,2017 , 12:20 AM IST | Hans
The well known Tata Group has of expresses always believed strongly in sharing the wealth accumulated by its founders instituted a number of philanthropic Trusts to support economic, social and community causes, apart from programmes for the uplift of the underprivileged.
Awards, honors and promotional activities by foundations - around the world and in India

Awards, honors and promotional activities by foundations - around the world and in India

Feb 28,2017 , 12:02 AM IST | Hans
As I have mentioned earlier in this column, it is now accepted around the world that governments alone cannot address effectively issues of the growth and development of countries. This is particularly so in regard to solving the problems of poverty, hunger, inequality, denial of access to basic human needs and exclusion. 
Options and Priorities - the Wood or the Tree Dilemma!

Options and Priorities - the Wood or the Tree Dilemma!

Feb 20,2017 , 11:42 PM IST | Hans
I have, applied the system with spectacular results in many situations and departments. In the Commercial Tax Department a large number of petty cases, accounting for a majority of the number but making only an insignificant contribution to the revenue, were placed in category C. 
Options and Priorities - the Wood or the Tree Dilemma!

Options and Priorities - the Wood or the Tree Dilemma!

Feb 13,2017 , 11:44 PM IST | Hans
As Chief Secretary I started what was called the INSTAX (Instant Access to Exceptional Information) Station. Instead of relying on the slow and hierarchical flow of information, this station directly accessed information from the print and electronic media, the internet and also received telephonic messages, and mails, SMSs from field officers at the cutting-edge level of crucial departments. 
Options and Priorities - the Wood or the Tree Dilemma!

Options and Priorities - the Wood or the Tree Dilemma!

Feb 07,2017 , 12:06 AM IST | Hans
Every situation in administration at any level presents options and priorities. To understand the wide gamut of governance issues that one may face, let us look at a hypothetical example. 
Peeping into the future

Peeping into the future

Jan 30,2017 , 11:51 PM IST | Hans
This week I am going to introduce you to the work of a few authors whose imagination dwelt in the future. They foresaw what the consequences of advanced technology would be like in the distant future, and wove with their imagination stories rich in fantasy.
Some tips about preparing for interviews for selection to the Central, State Civil Services

Some tips about preparing for interviews for selection to the Central, State Civil Services

Jan 23,2017 , 11:36 PM IST | Hans
My advice is that, every day, you must read one newspaper of your choice from cover to cover. Whatever word, expression or context you fail to understand, you must make sure that you consult a source or person to remove doubts if any. That way you will be able to remain au fait with the happenings around you in the political, economic, cultural and social spheres.
Do’s and don’ts in interviews

Do’s and don’ts in interviews

Jan 16,2017 , 10:45 PM IST | Hans
Nowadays I spend a lot of time talking to youngsters who are preparing for various types of competitive examinations.
Things in heaven and earth

Things in heaven and earth

Jan 09,2017 , 11:15 PM IST | Hans
As I, have observed earlier, it is essential for a person to be emotionally stable, possess a fit body and a contemporary mind.
Persons, events and places that act as sources of inspiration for today’s youth

Persons, events and places that act as sources of inspiration for today’s youth

Jan 03,2017 , 01:03 AM IST | Hans
I shall now devote space in the next few pieces to make some suggestions which will hopefully be of some help to, not only to those preparing for fulfilling and rewarding careers, but also to add fullness and satisfaction to their lives.
Some interesting expereinces

Some interesting expereinces

Dec 20,2016 , 12:25 AM IST | Hans
I was serving as the chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh state and YSR was the Chief Minister. Rangarajan, the former Governor of the state, was in town and was staying with his daughter. 
The phenomenon called NTR

The phenomenon called NTR

Dec 13,2016 , 12:49 AM IST | Hans
NTR was a man always totally in command of the situation at hand. It is well-known that his forte was the ability to remain totally incorruptible.
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Oct 18,2016 , 12:38 AM IST | Hans
But In the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana different usage is in practice. The surname, instead of being spelt in full, is shortened into the initial and comes in the beginning, followed by the first name. In Tamil Nadu, the surname is not mentioned at all. 
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL-ix

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL-ix

Oct 11,2016 , 12:21 AM IST | Hans
Around that time that UPSC introduced Ethics as a compulsory subject in the general studies paper of the Civil Service examinations and I was asked by compiling material for Chaitanya Academy to give lecture on that subject. 
All's well that ends well VIII

All's well that ends well VIII

Oct 04,2016 , 12:15 AM IST | Hans
On the subject of keeping pets at home, my father had always said "never give your heart to a dog to break.” Nevertheless I have never been without a dog from age nine. While I always enjoyed their company. I realised fully only then the real value of having a pet at home. 
All’s well that ends well

All’s well that ends well

Sep 26,2016 , 11:20 PM IST | Hans
During those few years I received many offers from the private sector to serve as an advisor for various corporate houses, some very lucrative. While I came close to accepting in many cases, I somehow never clinched the issue. 
All’s well that ends well

All’s well that ends well

Sep 19,2016 , 11:35 PM IST | Hans
Upon return to the state again I was looking around for something to keep me busy essentially to keep ennui at bay. Venu once advised me to cultivate a hobby to keep the mind active. D.V. Subba Rao, also a former Governor RBI, said it is necessary to take a different route to the office every day just in order to avoid falling into a rut. 
All’s well that ends well

All’s well that ends well

Sep 12,2016 , 11:37 PM IST | Hans
All my life I have been blessed with the company of a best friend. Among these and perhaps for the longest time, is Peter Hassan. This narrative will never be complete without my sharing a few thoughts with the readers about this wonderful personality. 
All’s well that ends well

All’s well that ends well

Aug 29,2016 , 11:10 PM IST | Hans
On October 5, 2005 I travelled to Delhi to take over as member NDMA –to begin an exciting tenure in that newly set up outfit. Qualitatively, that period was quite different from the service days. Busy through I was, I proud the freedom and the time to do things which I was too preoccupied to do earlier.
All’s well that ends well

All’s well that ends well

Aug 22,2016 , 11:36 PM IST | Hans
And then came the dastardly attack on Chandrababu Naidu’s convoy while he was on his way to Tirupati to fulfill an engagement – an event that, at least for some time, changed his attitude towards life. The impact that event made on his mind and thinking was partly responsible for his, what in retrospect turned out to be, an ill judged move. 
All's well that ends well

All's well that ends well

Aug 15,2016 , 11:30 PM IST | Hans
While living in that swimming pool - cum - house we had an interesting character called Bapanna who assisted us with household chores. One of Usha’s precious possessions was an electric iron. 
All’s well that ends well

All’s well that ends well

Aug 08,2016 , 11:28 PM IST | Hans
Finally that day had arrived. The day on which to bid goodbye to the Service. To severe, once and for all, the umbilical cord that had kept me tethered to the community of servants of the citizens of this great country.