There is so much talk of integrating value education into the school curriculum and syllabus. I have been attending a few meetings (actually initiated and organized by the Government) in the recent past and giving a few talks at different places too.… Continue reading
December 1st was just another day for many of us. Each one of us went about what we were doing with the same intensity and dedication that we have been consistently showing for the last two decades and more. What made the day special was the fact that it was this very day 24 years ago, we registered the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement.… Continue reading
The last 3 days have been extremely difficult days for the whole country. A handful of misguided youth have held the nation to ransom. How long will India have to bear with this kind of violence and hatred? Why does not man realise that love for one’s religion or country does not have to be expressed as hatred for other religions and countries.… Continue reading
The recent global financial meltdown seems to be making news continuously for the last couple of months. We seem to be hearing horror stories from around the world; how it is impacting industry; how the economic slowdown will affect the nation’s progress; how families are shattered due to the crisis and how a few people have even committed suicide.… Continue reading
The 25th year of SVYM’s foundation is nearing. Come December 1st and we will be completing our 24 years of existence and stepping into the 25th year. When one sits back and recalls our earlier years and our struggles, one suddenly realises that the struggles have not really gone away.… Continue reading
On the 9th of this month, i was invited to be the Chief Guest at the inauguration of a new NGO. This NGO called SMART was set up to promote organic farming and give training to rural youth and farmers. What made the event special to me was that this NGO was being set up at Chinnadagudihundi near Nanjangud.… Continue reading
A lot of people are now asking me what would we do now that the RTI (Jaagruthi) Yathre is over and done with. Some have even questioned the wisdom of our walk and whether the effort was worth it.
Everyday, we receive more than 50 telephone calls at our RTI cell.… 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
The impact of an experience, an event, or a relationship is sometimes judged best by the feeling you get once you realize it’s over. Sometimes you don’t realize how tired you are until you lie down on a straw mat or a cold floor.… Continue reading
I apologize for the submitting this late even though Dr Anil kept sending gentle reminders. I was waiting for the various impressions of the walk, to settle down into a calm river from which I could pick out the sparkling stones that still catch my attention and present them for everybody to read.… Continue reading