Author : Prof K Nageshwar


The idea of India

The idea of India

May 29,2017 , 01:21 AM IST | Editors Desk
“India’s cultural diversity is its strength.  In India, people practicing idol worship, people who did not follow idol worship, atheists and people believing in god are all living in peace and harmony”. These words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his ‘Mann ki Baat’ should serve as an eye opener for the fringe elements working within the ruling dispensation. 
Overcoming career blues

Overcoming career blues

May 27,2017 , 11:31 PM IST | Editors Desk
The commencement of every academic year marks the season for choosing a career. Children and their parents are both terribly confused on which career to choose. 
Tumultuous transition

Tumultuous transition

May 27,2017 , 04:33 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Telugu Desam Party in its over three decades of existence could carve out a niche for itself in Indian political system as it braved  many a political storm only to emerge stronger. 
Politics at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Politics at Rashtrapati Bhavan

May 26,2017 , 03:32 AM IST | Editors Desk
Even as Congress President Sonia Gandhi is to host a lunch today for Opposition leaders as part of efforts to arrive at a consensus over the Opposition candidate, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday probably gave enough hints that he may not be in the race for another term in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Govt silence on GM crops inexplicable

Govt silence on GM crops inexplicable

May 25,2017 , 04:00 AM IST | Editors Desk
The implications and repercussions of introducing genetically engineered seeds or crops is akin to an anecdote attributed to noted British playwright George Bernard Shaw. An acclaimed actress had once proposed to Shaw and told him that if they got married the couple would have a child with his brains and her beauty. 
GST clears rate hurdle

GST clears rate hurdle

May 24,2017 , 03:54 AM IST | Editors Desk
Major hurdle for the implementation of the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) was cleared when the GST Council finalised tax rates for most of the goods and services at its meeting in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, last week. 
Will the Lotus bloom in Telangana?

Will the Lotus bloom in Telangana?

May 24,2017 , 03:52 AM IST | Editors Desk
The rank and file of BJP in Telangana is obviously exuberant over the visit of its national president. The party state leadership and the cadre alike are pinning their hopes on this master strategist to win fortunes for the party in Telangana. Amit Shah certainly scripted a marvelous victory for BJP in India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, both in 2014 and 2017. 
Cleanest-ever IPL

Cleanest-ever IPL

May 23,2017 , 01:17 AM IST | Editors Desk
Unlike other sporting spectacles like NBA, All England, Wimbledon and FIFA World Cup, there is a distinctive oneness to IPL because it is one championship where doses of entertainment actually out-surpass cricketing performances.
Self imposed isolationism

Self imposed isolationism

May 22,2017 , 03:28 AM IST | Editors Desk
India boycotting Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation recently held in Beijing is increasingly seen as self-imposed isolationism from the emerging international order.
As I walk into the library…

As I walk into the library…

May 20,2017 , 11:34 PM IST | Editors Desk
Yet undeterred, I continued to visit the library whenever I found time. Let the world rebuke you, do not change your path if you feel you are on the right track. I perhaps, would not have become a journalist of some repute had it not been for association with the library during my childhood. 
A tribute to a girl child

A tribute to a girl child

May 19,2017 , 10:36 PM IST | Editors Desk
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is called a ‘thinking actor’ surely for a reason that he always picks scripts which convey a broader message and ensures a perfect mix of art and commerce. 
A diplomatic win

A diplomatic win

May 19,2017 , 03:43 AM IST | Editors Desk
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) order not to execute alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav pending its final decision comes as a major diplomatic win for India and a massive blow to the sinister designs of Pakistan. 
End this cycle of violence

End this cycle of violence

May 18,2017 , 03:25 AM IST | Editors Desk
The cycle of violence that left scores of paramilitary personnel and Maoists killed raises concern. Despite a talk of a political solution to the Left extremist question, the government is pursuing a military option. The unrelenting bloodshed in the tribal hinterland has never mitigated the problem and infact led to the further worsening of the situation.
You don’t wanna cry

You don’t wanna cry

May 17,2017 , 03:08 AM IST | Editors Desk
The world has embraced the digital way of life like never before. From banking to buying vegetables online, the cyber world has become an essential part of our daily life these days. Healthcare services will come to a standstill and transportation networks will collapse around the world if the computers and the software that operates them don’t function properly. 
Mapping the social profile

Mapping the social profile

May 17,2017 , 03:05 AM IST | Editors Desk
Despite the state pursuing a welfare agenda, the disturbing reality is that a significant section among the poorest of the poor does not have access to Public Distribution System (PDS), according to the Social Development report of the Council for Social Development. 
Pungent concerns

Pungent concerns

May 16,2017 , 03:17 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recommending commercial production of genetically modified (GM) mustard has once again triggered concerns over the possible implications for health, environment and farmers’ economy. 
Traversing the world of English

Traversing the world of English

May 13,2017 , 11:40 PM IST | Editors Desk
English as a language is amongst the most feared and yet the most craved for. As a kid, I too was fascinated to learn, write and speak in English. My father had a strong desire to educate me in English medium. This is how I moved to an English medium school in seventh standard. It was a terrible time.
Layoffs in IT sector

Layoffs in IT sector

May 13,2017 , 01:55 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Information Technology industry in India is in the process of laying off thousands of its employees. The sector that symbolises the emergence of new India is expected to show the doors to over half a lakh employees thus fuelling a sense of despair in the Indian middle class that saw in it a hope and aspiration for their youth. 
Political obtuseness

Political obtuseness

May 12,2017 , 03:46 AM IST | Editors Desk
The YSR Congress displayed its utter political obtuseness by extending support to the candidate of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the ensuing Presidential elections. The major opposition party in Andhra Pradesh seems to be unembarrassed to join the BJP-led bandwagon in this significant political battle though its arch-rival Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is an important partner in it. 
Print is the king

Print is the king

May 11,2017 , 03:50 AM IST | Editors Desk
Laying to rest all the doomsday predictions on the future of print media in the internet era, the latest findings of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) reinforces the fact that print prevails at least in the Indian media market. 
Sweet talk by China

Sweet talk by China

May 10,2017 , 02:58 AM IST | Editors Desk
In a written interview during his first state visit to the US in September 2015, President Xi described the Chinese Dream as a dream for the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.” The text of the 13th Five Year Plan opens and closes with the ambition of creating a “moderately prosperous society,” by doubling GDP per capita by 2020 compared to 2010 levels, a stepping stone on the way to achiev
Disarming the Opposition, TRS style

Disarming the Opposition, TRS style

May 10,2017 , 02:53 AM IST | Editors Desk
The political language in the country has altered for some time now. The ruling parties are not just focusing on consolidating their party popularity through a host of welfare measures, but they are leaving no stone unturned to demoralise and disarm the opposition to the extent possible so that the ensuing fight would be less challenging. 
Macron’s Ascension

Macron’s Ascension

May 09,2017 , 02:58 AM IST | Editors Desk
Emmanuel Macron's massive win as the next President of France reflects a comprehensive rejection of right wing offensive by the French people who saw in his opponent, the ultra nationalist Marine Le Pen, a serious challenge to the idea of a nation that stood for equality, liberty and fraternity as its core values. 
Buzz, not budget, can make a brand

Buzz, not budget, can make a brand

May 07,2017 , 12:04 AM IST | Editors Desk
There are innumerable creative ways to ensure publicity through low-cost means provided you create a marketing hook. Jayson DeMers in an article entitled ‘7 Cheap Ways to Generate Buzz for Your Business’ published in forbes.com says that a marketing hook is simply a short message intended to capture attention and get people talking. 
Hail the verdict

Hail the verdict

May 06,2017 , 03:40 AM IST | Editors Desk
The aggravating circumstances far outweigh mitigating circumstances, the three-judge bench of the Apex Court ruled thus in the Nirbhaya case on Friday, upholding the lower court's judgment and thus bringing down curtains on one of the defining points in the crime history of India. 
Agony of the chilli farmer

Agony of the chilli farmer

May 05,2017 , 03:57 AM IST | Editors Desk
Even after the Central government announced a price of Rs 5000 per quintal to alleviate the suffering of chilli growers, the agonised farmer is still agitated over the unprecedented crash in prices. 
Cricket going for a toss

Cricket going for a toss

May 04,2017 , 05:07 AM IST | Editors Desk
It is perhaps the unkindest cut of all as far as Indian cricket goes. The root cause of the current imbroglio that is bound to render unfathomable misery is that the pathetic state-of-affairs stems from a battle for one-upmanship that is being waged by ego-ridden power-mongers coming under the garb of cricket promoters. 
Attempts to undermine RTI

Attempts to undermine RTI

May 03,2017 , 02:53 AM IST | Editors Desk
Any attempt to reduce the right to information in its size, content and power will harm the democratic system. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) of Central government has placed draft RTI Rules, 2017, for public consultation, evoking huge response from all over the country, objecting to certain diluting proposals. 
Tackling agri price volatility

Tackling agri price volatility

May 03,2017 , 02:40 AM IST | Opinion
The politics have suddenly become hotter as chillies proved to be not so hot in the market. Not just chillies, prices falling at a significant pace much to the distress of peasantry has become an ubiquitous phenomenon with turmeric, pulses and any other agricultural commodities not spared by the volatility of prices in agricultural markets. 
High hopes on realty act

High hopes on realty act

May 02,2017 , 04:16 AM IST | Editors Desk
Owning a house, an apartment or a residential plot is a lifetime dream for millions of Indians. But buying one is fraught with many risks thanks to unscrupulous elements that dot the country’s real estate landscape.