Author : Prof K Nageshwar


A million ways to conquer stress

A million ways to conquer stress

Feb 18,2017 , 11:24 PM IST | Editors Desk
A heavy workload to be dealt with and that too against a deadline that compels you to race against time; chasing dreams and clearing backlog that keeps piling up. Call them occupational hazards or whatever but one is left with Hobson’s choice. 
Need for restraint

Need for restraint

Feb 18,2017 , 04:04 AM IST | Editors Desk
The statement by the Army Chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, has kicked off an undesirable storm. It has several ramifications for handling the sensitive Kashmir imbroglio. The acrimonious fallout can have grave implications for the fragile situation in the valley. 
No intemperateness, please!

No intemperateness, please!

Feb 17,2017 , 03:10 AM IST | Editors Desk
One bad apple spoils the barrel, they say. What if we come across these regularly? The ebbing political turmoil in Tamil Nadu could have taken a turn for the worse.
Big launch, what next?

Big launch, what next?

Feb 16,2017 , 02:43 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) made us proud with its launch of 104 satellites in a single mission to create a world record.
Plot thickens further

Plot thickens further

Feb 15,2017 , 04:10 AM IST | Editors Desk
Finally, the much-awaited judgement has come from the Apex Court in Jayalalithaa's Disproportionate Assets' Case dashing the hopes of Sasikala in becoming the Chief Minister and thus becoming a real claimant to Amma's political legacy. 
No political will for women’s quota

No political will for women’s quota

Feb 15,2017 , 03:59 AM IST | Editors Desk
Addressing the National Women's Parliament at Amaravati, she called upon all political parties to shed animosities and back the bill for providing reservation to women in legislative bodies. She is right in her contention that agitating for reservations is not a fight against men, but only a democratic exercise that seeks basic human, civil and political rights. 
Furore over jobs

Furore over jobs

Feb 14,2017 , 04:16 AM IST | Editors Desk
The movement for Telangana state has portrayed the united state as the main culprit for inadequate expansion of employment opportunities in government sector.  
Why the delay?

Why the delay?

Feb 13,2017 , 03:22 AM IST | Editors Desk
The travesty of democracy in Tamil Nadu and the intrigue of the powers that be in giving an open burial to the democratic norms is not just shocking but sickening to the core. 
The trap of your own assumptions

The trap of your own assumptions

Feb 11,2017 , 11:49 PM IST | Editors Desk
Life is a dynamic process. We all need to take many a decision while at home or work. Our decisions are influenced by our assessment of the possibilities, which, therefore, are critical to the process. 
Vexatious Rhetoric

Vexatious Rhetoric

Feb 11,2017 , 03:38 AM IST | Editors Desk
Political deception is once again in full spate on women’s reservation bill. This time, the stage for such a vexatious rhetoric is the National Women’s Parliament at Amravati. 
Plot within Plot

Plot within Plot

Feb 10,2017 , 05:00 AM IST | Editors Desk
It is a common knowledge that the scenario being played out in Tamil Nadu post-Jayalalithaa for more than two months could turn to be a seat-edge thriller. The options before the unenviable Governor, Ch Vidyasagar Rao, are limited. 
Constitutional impropriety

Constitutional impropriety

Feb 09,2017 , 03:24 AM IST | Editors Desk
The course of developments in Tamil Nadu clearly points to a dubious role being played by the Central government. It is the Constitutional responsibility of the Governor to install a stable government in Tamil Nadu. 
So you want to join IAS?

So you want to join IAS?

Feb 08,2017 , 10:54 PM IST | Editors Desk
The primary factor for the motivation seems to be the immense potential in these services to work for the cause of the people unlike the corporate employment that has little or no relevance to the people directly. 
Do not spare Pakistan

Do not spare Pakistan

Feb 08,2017 , 03:07 AM IST | Editors Desk
The arrest of key suspect in Kanpur train mishap, Shamshul Hoda, and his aides in Nepal is certainly a big breakthrough. 
History, politics and biopic

History, politics and biopic

Feb 08,2017 , 03:01 AM IST | Editors Desk
The announcement of Nandamuri Balakrishna that he would be producing a biopic on the legendary actor-turned-politician, NT Rama Rao, obviously raises many questions. 
Trump(y) Protectionism

Trump(y) Protectionism

Feb 07,2017 , 03:30 AM IST | Editors Desk
The free market evangelists pooh-poohed those who called for protection of domestic economy from the marauding foreign capital, goods, services and culture. But, Trump today unabashedly advocates a trade regime that defends American interests at any cost. 
Market rebound

Market rebound

Feb 06,2017 , 02:45 AM IST | Editors Desk
Indian stock markets weathered the demonetisation storm and bounced back to pre-note ban levels earlier this month even though the worries of a slowdown in GDP growth and corporate number still linger. This is a testimony to the underlying strength of the Indian economy as well as the bourses.
Leadership is all about diagnosing the problem

Leadership is all about diagnosing the problem

Feb 05,2017 , 12:07 AM IST | Editors Desk
The true hallmark of any healthy organisation is in evolving leadership at all levels of hierarchy despite the imminent difficulties in achieving it. However, it is the key to success.  Hunt always for right kind of human resources to fill the leadership ladder. 
Time right for Swadeshi

Time right for Swadeshi

Feb 04,2017 , 04:02 AM IST | Editors Desk
While the United States under Donald Trump is increasingly getting aggressively protectionist, we in the developing world are craving to open up our economies. The affluent world forces us to do so. 
Leader to the core

Leader to the core

Feb 03,2017 , 03:56 AM IST | Editors Desk
I am not new to captaincy; but there has to be a perfect understanding of the skills that are needed to lead in shorter formats. MS (Dhoni) has been helping a lot on that front.” 
Belying Expectations

Belying Expectations

Feb 02,2017 , 03:39 AM IST | Editors Desk
Notwithstanding some relief to the middle class, small and medium industries and higher allocations for agriculture, infrastructure etc., the Union Budget 2017-18   falls short of great expectations raised post-demonetisation. 
Economic Survey moots Universal Basic Income

Economic Survey moots Universal Basic Income

Feb 01,2017 , 02:44 AM IST | National
Even as the NITI Aayog has said India does not have necessary financial resources for the project, the government's Economic Survey 2016-17 advocated a Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme as an alternative poverty reduction mechanism in place of various ongoing social welfare programmes. UBI guarantees a minimum income to every citizen.
UBI Evangelism

UBI Evangelism

Feb 01,2017 , 02:37 AM IST | Editors Desk
The Economic Survey considers Universal Basic Income Scheme (UBI)  an alternative to a host of anti-poverty and social welfare schemes being implemented by central and state governments.  On the face of it, this may sound like a fascinating ideational shift. But, it’s nothing but another name for the much debated and much disputed Direct Cash Transfers scheme. 
Triumphant comeback

Triumphant comeback

Jan 31,2017 , 03:37 AM IST | Editors Desk
Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal; Venus Williams vs Serena Williams! Anyone seeing such a fixture in a tennis Grand Slam singles final ought to be forgiven if he is under the mistaken notion that he had picked up a newspaper of a decade-and-half back. 
Restore the sanctity

Restore the sanctity

Jan 30,2017 , 01:49 AM IST | Editors Desk
Budgets have become a routine annual ritual with Finance Minister making some proposals, Parliament witnessing uproar and budget passed amidst noisy interruptions.
Your ego destroys you

Your ego destroys you

Jan 28,2017 , 11:40 PM IST | Editors Desk
I would like begin this column by recounting an incident that I was confronted with sometime back. A gentleman came to my office to meet me. 
Groping about Budget

Groping about Budget

Jan 28,2017 , 03:51 AM IST | Editors Desk
As the nation braces up for the post demonetisation and part-remonetisation budget of 2017, the fiscal signals are worth decoding. The uncertainty over the numbers emanating from the unpredictability of the impact of demonetisation constrains this budget exercise. 
Punjab Pointers

Punjab Pointers

Jan 27,2017 , 04:19 AM IST | Editors Desk
The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP combine is caught in a political quagmire as the 117-member State Assembly witnesses elections soon. 
Advantage Akhilesh

Advantage Akhilesh

Jan 26,2017 , 03:31 AM IST | Editors Desk
Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces an acid test in Uttar Pradesh with his party facing headwinds as the political chemistry dictates new electoral arithmetic in this key State. 
Sow seeds of revival

Sow seeds of revival

Jan 25,2017 , 04:04 AM IST | Editors Desk
In exactly a week, the Narendra Modi government will unveil its plans and measures to revitalise economy in the new fiscal as the current one is witnessing all-round slowdown.