We will be celebrating Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary differently. We intend inviting people who have led a value based life and worked for building a resurgent India to come and share their experiences and knowledge with the people of Mysore through a series of public talks.… Continue reading
In conversation with Bharathi Ghanashyam and Jasvinder Sehgal, both members of Journalists against TB, a group of committed health journalists.
Audio file courtesy: Journalists against TB… Continue reading
The enormous work done by Justice Santosh Hegde as the Lokayukta of Karnataka is an eye opener for the anti-corruption movement. Despite the constraints of the law, his investigations and reports have led to many important politicians to see the insides of a jail.… Continue reading
By Abby Bellows
In April 2011, the Indian middle class started to wake up. Development activist Dr. R.Balasubramaniam (Balu) (HKS Mason Fellow, 2009-10) shared the story in a talk at the Hauser Center on October 31, 2011. India’s “dying democracy”, he explained, was revived by a convergence of factors – the Arab Spring uprisings suddenly made change possible, patriotism surged after India won the World Cup in cricket, and growth in the young middle class created a demographic with energy and money, restless for a noble cause.… Continue reading
My articles (in Kannada) on corruption, Jan Lokpal bill and the anti-corruption movement have been compiled and made into a book titled Brashtacharavemba Rogavu, Manushyaremba Naavu. It will be released by Hon’ble Justice Santosh Hegde, the former Lokayukta of Karnataka at the Senate Hall, University of Mysore on 13th of October (Thursday).… Continue reading
Shri Chamanlal is one of the distinguished officers of Indian Police Service (IPS). While in service, he served in different capacities from being the Director General of Police of Nagaland state, to the Deputy Director General of Border Security Force and other similar positions in different parts of the country.… Continue reading
Go from village to village, do good to humanity and to the world at large.
This was the clarion call given by Swami Vivekananda more than a century ago to the youth of India. Swamiji’s message went beyond geographical boundaries to include the whole of humanity.… Continue reading
Dr.Balasubramaniam addressed the students of Prof. Fernando Reimers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education on 19-Feb, Friday. Prof. Reimers teaches a course on Educational Innovations. Balu spoke on the different innovations that SVYM has attempted in the Education sector in the last 22 years.… Continue reading
Our founder Dr.R.Balasubramaniam has been selected as a Mid Career Fellow of the Hauser Center for Non Profit Organizations at the Harvard University. This will give him a great opportunity to interact and share knowledge with a large number of NGO leaders across the United States and rest of the world.… Continue reading
The Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Tribal affairs, chaired by Ms.Sumithra Mahajan met on 04-Feb at the Parliament House annexe in New Delhi and discussed the various issues confronting the NGOs in implementing different schemes funded by these ministries.… Continue reading
A workshop on ‘Right to Information Act’ was held on 11-Jan-09 at Hulkoti in Gadag District, under the aegis of K.H.Patil Krishi Vignana Kendra. The objective was to sensitize people about the importance and various applications of the Act. Dr.R.Balasubramaniam, Ms.Poshini… Continue reading
Dr.R.Balasubramaniam has been invited to be a part of the Vision Group on Karnataka 2020, a panel constituted for finalizing the State’s vision document and its subsequent implementation. Chief Minister Mr.B.S.Yeddyurappa will head this Group.
The vision document promises to unfold strategies to achieve total eradication of poverty, elimination of regional imbalances, upgrading facilities for an orderly and comfortable life of people both in urban and rural areas of the State.… Continue reading