There is now so much visibility and noise revolving around cleanliness campaigns and waste management around the country. If it is the challenge of disposal as experienced by the residents of Bengaluru or the media hype around Swachh Bharat, one is indeed impressed by the mind space that this issue is now occupying. … Continue reading
Talk given at Dharmasthala
This is the audio recording of the talk that was given by me at Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala to the Directors and senior faculty of RUDSETI, in the presence of the Dharmadhikari, Sri Veerendra Heggade on the 13th August, 2014.
Three books written by me to be released on 21st June
The following three books written by me will be released on the 21-Jun-14 (Sat) at Mysore.
- Hosa Kanasu (in Kannada)
- Naa Kanda Vivekananda (in Kannada)
- Swami Vivekananda – As I See Him (in English)
The first and second books are a compilation of articles that were written earlier by me in Prajavani, Karnataka’s leading Kannada daily.… Continue reading
Understanding the Lok Sabha and our Members of Parliament
Many years ago, I was visiting the house of a Lok Sabha member to advocate for some provisions to be included in the Forest Rights Act. Having been a strong advocate of this Act on behalf of the indigenous tribes with whom I have worked for more than 25 years, I was trying to meet as many parliamentarians and seek their support for having this Act passed in Parliament.… Continue reading
Walking for Democracy
We launched our ‘Making Democracy Work’ campaign two months ago and since then we have undertaken different kinds of activities to bring in voter education. We felt that it was time to take our campaign to the next level and meet the voters on a one-to-one basis and explain the importance of choosing the right candidates and staying connected with the elected representatives even after the elections.… Continue reading
Creative Role of Youth in India’s Development
My talk at Ramakrishna Mission’s Youth Convention in New Delhi on Oct 20, 2013.
Two recent talks of mine
At Vivekananda Study Circle, IIT Madras (21-Aug-13)
At CMR College of Engineering, Bangalore (25-Aug-13)
Here’s a review of the book ‘Fighting Corruption: The Way Forward’, co-authored by me. The piece appeared in the Bangalore edition of The Financial Express dated 25-Aug-13.
Corruption: Another attempt at answers
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Excerpts of an interview
Samvida Venkatesh, a 16-year-old student reporter for the online magazine ‘The Alternative’ interviewed me for their Work With A Purpose series. Here’s a snapshot of the published piece.
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Dr R Balasubramaniam on the snakebite that made him a doctor
Entering the medical profession is in itself a daunting task, and then serving in rural areas makes it that much harder.
My talk at Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot, Gujarat
Date: 27th Jan 2013
Topic: Swami Vivekananda’s message for the Youth of India