Category Archives: Guest Posts

Meeting the unmet need -The World Population Day

Savita Verma

There are some 7.5 billion people in the world. By 2050, the world population is likely to become nine billion. India, the second most populous country, has some 1.3 billion people and is expected to take the top position by overtaking China by 2050. Amidst increasing numbers, concerns over feeding the population and sustaining the resources are on top of the… Read More

Confronting the challenge of mounting waste

Sudhirendar Sharma

Mini-mountains of accumulated untreated urban waste are common sights in most big and medium cities and towns in the country.  Waste dumps greet visitors to any city, reflecting the rapidly rising prosperity in each bit of trash at the waste dump. With cities having literally failed to develop effective ways to dispose of their waste, the resulting mountains… Read More

GST | Great Instrument to help poor move up the Ladder

Prakash Chawla

A short and crisp video unveiled by President Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the launch of the Goods and Services Tax  in the majestic Central Hall of Parliament  captured the clear objective  behind country’s most important tax reform till date. Unlike what economists and other commentators have been telling us as … Read More

Will Universal Basic Income be the future norm in India too ??

Basic Income

The world is buzzing the new concept of Universal Basic Income which means giving a standard income irrespective of the employment and now India is also talking about it.

In an Annual meet, the finance minister announced about the Universal Basic Income (UBI) in his budget speech. The idea behind this new concept is providing a basic salary to all its citizens… Read More

Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor

Srikumar Banerjee

Government’s announcement for the plan of construction of ten new Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) of 700 MWe capacity vindicates the confidence in the indigenous PHWR technology which has been built over a period of nearly four decades. The performance of the present sixteen indigenously built PHWRs is demonstrated by an average capacity factor… Read More

Yoga for Global Well-being

Ratnadeep Banerji

There is a natural tendency for unification of various entities of our planet. Yoga perceives and attains it in its higher realms of samadhi dwelling on heightened state of mind and elevated knowledge. The unification of mind, body and soul is divinity. This is yoga and is achieved through yogābhyāsa to maintain poise between pravitti and nivritti in the … Read More

The magic of Yoga takes over in Latin America

Mariela Cruz Alvarez

There is no better feeling than to feel one with one’s inner self. For centuries Yoga is known to awaken in one, the inner peace and tranquility we often go looking for in material things.

Little surprise Latin Americans are clued in to this brilliant science. I fact they rightly consider India a land of yoga, meditation, philosophy, wisdom, culture and spiritualism.… Read More

India’s Space Odyssey- from rocket on bullock cart to Mars

K V Venkatasubramanian

The successful delivery of India’s heaviest high-tech Geostationary Communication Satellite, GSAT 19, into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, early June, by the most powerful indigenous rocket GSLV Mark III has propelled the country into the league of big achievers in space technology. It has also paved the way for the first manned mission.

The June 5 launch… Read More

Are Corporate Houses Really Interested In CSR?


When we talk about corporate houses or, so to say, large incorporated companies, we are actually talking about humans who are immortal, transcend generations unless, otherwise, dissolved in accordance with law. It is to be understood that mortals may come and go but corporations remain as a brand, a business entity, and like humans, who may either choose to… Read More

Improving performance in sports with Yoga

Gurpreet Singh

Yoga is an ancient asset to the entire mankind, which has been practiced for around 5000 years.  Yoga has both preventive and therapeutic benefits and offers both physical and mental benefits to body and mind.  It has been experienced globally that the benefits of Yoga can be enjoyed without any side effects, strain or any other body imbalances.

In this article,… Read More

Why do I want to join Indian Civil Services?

indian civil service

For many years, interviews to the coveted Indian Civil Services were summed up with a staple question, Why do you want to join Indian Civil Services? “, and the answers framed by the aspirants every time were no less monotonous and repetitive. Every time, the answers were either standard or bad, rarely good or excellent. Some examples of the standard ones , … Read More

Enhancing Management of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus through Yoga

Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani -indianbureaucracy

The holistic science of Yoga is the best lifestyle ever designed and is very effective in managing stress disorders and lifestyle disorders like diabetes. Modern research has focused on psycho-physiological beneficial effects of yoga which is more than a mere physical exercise (Innes and Vincent, 2007).

It has been reported that even a short lifestyle modification… Read More

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