Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tata Sons Director Gopalakrishnan talks about corruption

15th PoleStar Award Winners - From left to right: Geetika Rustagi from Mint, Ayushman Baruah from InformationWeek (India), R Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, Tata Sons, Arun Jain, Founder, PoleStar Foundation and Chairman & Group CEO, Polaris Financial Technology Limited, Srikanth RP, from InformationWeek (India) and  Kandula Subramaniam from Outlook Business
15th PoleStar Award Winners - From left to right:
Geetika Rustagi from Mint, Ayushman Baruah from InformationWeek (India), R Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, Tata Sons, Arun Jain, Founder, PoleStar Foundation and Chairman & Group CEO, Polaris Financial Technology Limited, Srikanth RP, from InformationWeek (India) and  Kandula Subramaniam from Outlook Business
Chennai based Pole Star Foundation honoured 4 Indian journalists on 4th October 2013, for their excellence in Business and IT journalism.  After presenting the 15th PoleStar Awards,  R Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director of Tata Sons delivered the key note address.

Gopalakrishnan focussed on the 'corruption' in his speech.  He threw light on history of corruption in India and in other societies across the world. He said, “Just as adolescence is a necessary part of a person’s growth, widespread corruption that touches almost everybody represents an adolescent phase in a development of a nation. Just as adolescence passed, corruption also morphed from being widespread and petty to fewer but bigger instances”. When commenting about the media in India, he pointed out that “as a nation, India is the only country among the emerging markets to have a vibrant media. Though media in India can go overboard, it is however good to have an active media than a docile media.”

Please listen to his inspiring and interesting speech. (22 minutes).  
This speech can also be listened from the following link.

Photo and audio courtesy: Pole Star Foundation

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Negative voting allowed by Supreme Court may bring electoral revolution


On 27th Sep 2013, Indian Supreme Court directed Election Commission to include a button called 'None of the above' (NOTA) in the Electronic Voting machines (EVMs) with immediate effect.  (download the judgement copy).

This judgement has generated a ray of hope among the Indian voters to clean the politics.  Presently, all the parties put up persons  of doubtful background as their party candidates.  Since the voters had no choice to reject such candidates, they chose either one of the candidates or refrain from going to polling booth.

In the early 2000, when Mr T S Krishna Murthy was the Chief Election Commissioner, some of the social activists like Mr R Desikan (Founder and Chairman of Catalyst Trust and Consumers Association of India) and Mr A K Venkatasubramanian (IAS Retd) took serious initiatives to improve the system.

During 2004 and 2009 General Elections, when Mr T S Krishna Murthy and Mr N Gopalswamy were the Chief Election Commissioners of India, they promoted the concept of Rule 49 (O) in the conduct of Election Rules 1961. As per this rule, the voter can exercise his option not to record his vote.  But he had to sign a register.

In this process the secrecy guaranteed by the Constitution is not protected.  Though the Chief Election Commissioners from Mr T S Krishna Murthy have been recommending to the Government, to bring in electoral reforms, including adding a button for NOTA, the Government of India has not implemented any electoral reforms so far.

The recent SC judgement was delivered in the PIL filed by PUCL.  According to Mr Desikan, this judgement will revolutionalise the future elections.  Probably, it may also lead to 'proportionate representation system' to avoid huge election expenses.

Please listen to the podcast interview with Mr Desikan, recorded over mobile. (5 minutes).

This podcast may also heard from 
http://youtu.be/d1hrsFA6cRQ

Friday, May 17, 2013

Convocation (Graduation day) address at Jaya Institute of Technology by Prime Point Srinivasan

Jaya Institute of Technology (JIT)
Jaya Institute of Technology (JIT), one of the Jaya Group of Colleges organised 8th Graduation Day on Friday the 17th May 2013.  Nearly 120 engineering graduates who passed out in April / May 2012 received the degree certificates.

Prof. A Kanagaraj
Prof. A Kanagaraj, Chairman of Jaya Group of Colleges presided over the event.  In his presidential address, he stressed the importance of self confidence among the youth.  He also focussed on the importance of good attitude and discipline in the life, when they undertake the jobs.  He wanted them to become good citizens of this nation.

Graduates waiting to
receive degree certivicates
Dr Suresh Babu, Principal
While welcoming the students and parents, Dr Suresh Babu, Principal of the College recalled the pains taken by the individual parents of the students, to make the students an engineering graduate.  He wanted all the graduates to fullfill the dreams of their parents.

Prime Point Srinivasan
Prime Point Srinivasan, who was the Chief Guest in his Convocation (Graduation Day) address stressed the importance of good communication skills.  He suggested all the graduates to learn as manay languages as possible, including Hindi and English properly to become successful in their career.

Please listen to the convocation (Graduation day) address of Prime Point Srinivasan (17 minutes).

Please see the photographs taken during the event.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sansad Ratna Awards 2013 - Award winning MP Arjun Ram Meghwal talks about disruption in Parliament

Mr T S Krishna Murthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India) presenting Sansad Ratna Award 2013 to Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal,  Member of Parliament from Bikanir, Rajasthan
Mr T S Krishna Murthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India)
presenting Sansad Ratna Award 2013 to Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal,
Member of Parliament from Bikanir, Rajasthan
Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal, Member of Parliament from Bikanir, Rajasthan ranks No 1 among all the MPs of Lok Sabha for participation in debates and he received the Sansad Ratna Award 2013 in a function held at IIT Madras.  The Award is instituted by Prime Point Foundation.  Mr T S Krishna Murthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India presented the Awards.    

Dr K Rosaiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu was the Chief Guest. Since Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal arrived late due to flight delay, the Award was presented in the next session, after the departure of the Governor.  

After receiving the  Awards, Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal in his acceptance speech, talked about the disruption in Parliament.  He said, disruption was also part of the Parliament function under rules, to draw the attention of the Government on many vital issues.  He said, but for disruptions, the culprits in 2G, Delhi gang-rape,  and coal-gate would not have been arrested.  However, they would ensure smooth functioning of the Parliament.

Please see the video of his speech (3 minutes 40 seconds)


The video may also be watched from the following link:

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sansad Ratna Awards 2013 - Overview of Indian Parliament - Presentation by Chakshu Rai

Chakshu Rai of PRS Legislative Research
Chakshu Rai of PRS Legislative Research 
A National Seminar on politics, democracy and governance was held by Prime Point Foundation on 20th April 2013 jointly with IIT Madras in their Auditorium.  The National Seminar was inaugurated by Dr K Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu.  Top performing Lok Sabha MPs were presented with Sansad Ratna 2013 Awards, instituted by Prime Point Foundation.

As part of the National Seminar, Mr Chakshu Rai of PRS Legislative Research made a presentation on 'Overview of Indian Parliament - Tracking the work of legislators'.  During his presentation, he explained the overall functions of Indian Parliament and the duties of the Parliamentarians. 

The powerpoint presentation is embedded here.


Please watch the video footage of the presentation 

This video may also be watched from youtube link

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Presentation of Sansad Ratna Awards 2013

T S Krishna Murthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India)   and Dr K Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu
T S Krishna Murthy (Former Chief Election Commissioner of India)
 and Dr K Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu
In our earlier posting, we had published a brief report about the presentation of Sansad Ratna Awards and launching of ezine PreSense to mark the inauguration of National Seminar on politics, democracy and governance.

Mr T S Krishna Murthy, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India presented the Awards to six top performing MPs of Lok Sabha.  

Quoting Mr Edmund Berk, a well known Parliamentarian of UK, T S Krishna Murthy said that the people should elect a Member who takes care of national interest, if there is a conflict between constituency interest and national interest.  He expressed concern over (1) the election of members with 15 to 20 percent of votes (2) money power in elections and (3) lack of internal democracy in political parties.  He recalled the suggestions for Electoral reforms  submitted by him, when he was the Chief Election Commissioner of India to the Prime Minister in 2004.  The Government is yet to take action on these suggestions.  

Mr T S Krishna Murthy also suggested that Government  can set up a fund to take care of the election expenses of the political parties.  All corporates can be asked to donate to this fund which can be given tax exemption.  This would avoid nexus between corporates and the political parties,  The entire audience applauded when he gave this suggestion.

Dr Rosaiah launched the special edition of ezine PreSense marking the inauguration of National Seminar on politics, democracy and governance.  

Dr K Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu during his speech expressed concern over the disruptions in Parliament.  Quoting PRS Legislative Research, he said that 32% of the Parliament time was wasted due to disruptions in the current 15th Lok Sabha.  Due to such disruptions, many bills could not be discussed and passed.  Even many of the MPs could not present their views in spite of their preparations.  Quoting the speech of  Mr Pranabkumar Mukherjee, President of India in the Joint Session of Parliament recently,  Dr Rosaiah said that such disruptions may create cynicism in the minds of people who may lose faith in the democratic institutions. He appealed to all Members of Parliament to ensure zero disruption.  He also wanted the MPs to explore the visionary projects for their constituency that can help the develop of neighbouring districts also during their tenure .

In the panel discussions that followed the inauguration, the panelists discussed these two aspects viz. (1) elctoral reforms and (2) disruption of Parliament to find some solution.   There was a general consensus among the panelists and the audience that electoral reforms and the smooth functioning of Parliament are essential for a healthy democracy.  Though disruption is permitted under Parliament rules to register the protest, everybody felt that it should not exceed the limit.

Please watch this video (20 minutes) to see the presentation of Awards and inspiring speeches of Dr K Rosaiah and T S Krishna Murthy.

Friday, March 1, 2013

“My success is because of the difficulties and not despite the difficulties” – Inspiring Story of Navin Gulia, 100% medically disabled person


Navin Gulia (39), from Delhi with 100% medical disability is one of the national role models and inspiration for young and old.  He has converted every challenge into an opportunity to showcase his talents.

Hailing from a family of army officers, right from his childhood, he nurtured the idea of joining Indian Army as a ‘Commando’. It is the most challenging and risky job in the Army.  Right from his early days, he was mentally preparing himself to face and overcome any challenges.

He underwent four years of rigorous training in National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy.  In April 1995, on the final day of OT competition, as Captain of his company ‘Sangro’ took off from the starting line, within seconds he crossed the 8 feet ditch, the zig-zag balance and ran up the steps of high ramp. As he reached the top he got an accidental push from behind, due to which he fell head down at high speed. This injured his spine paralysing his whole body and medical science declared him permanently 100% disabled. After two years of hospitalization, he took on the wheel chair.


Since he was mentally prepared to take on the challenges, he started facing the new situation.  Sitting on the wheel chair, he completed PG Course in Computer Management.  He started teaching Computer science in various Institutions and is now running a coaching centre at Gurgaon.  

The 100% medical disability did not deter him from his ambition.  He focused on Adventure sports.  In September 2004 he made a Limca world record by being the first and only person to drive non-stop from Delhi to Marsimikla 18,632 feet, the highest motorable pass in the world in 55 hours without sleep or break. This place is 50 feet higher than the base camp of Mt Everest.  This record is not yet broken by anybody till date.


Navin is highly interested into adventure sports and driving of car.  He has designed controls in the car to suit his needs.  With the great difficulty, he has also got the license from the authorities.  

Besides, Navin has practised flying a microlite aircraft.  He has written two books based on his experience.  He has started an organization to support the disabled children.

As 100% disabled person, he does not want to be dependent on others.  In fact, he is supporting his family members and all others. 

He has won several awards for his achievements, including the President of India Award in 2006 as a ‘National Role model’.   He has also authored two books, sharing his experience.


He does not like anybody describing his success as ‘despite the difficulties’.  He attributes all his success and achievements only ‘because of the difficulties’.  

Please listen to his inspiring interview exclusively for our ezine in the following link.


Navin Gulia may be reached through mail at navingulia@gmail.com .  Please visit his website www.navingulia.com 

Please click and listen to the inspiring interview with Navin Gulia (6 minutes)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hanging of Afzal Guru - Analysis of Supreme Court Judgement


Hanging of Afzal Guru

On 9th February morning, Afzal Guru, the mastermind behind the 2001 Parliament attack was hanged in secrecy after the rejection of his mercy petition by President of India.   Now some of the media and the Human Rights Activists have started glorifying the terrorist Afzal Guru and are spreading views against the hanging of Afzal Guru.

Objections raised by Human Right activists

They raise three points.  (1) Afzal Guru was not given proper legal support to defend himself; (2) the Supreme Court and other judgements were based on the 'circumstantial evidence', as he was not directly involved in the attack on Parliament' and (3) the judgements were based on 'collective conscience' and not as per law.

Process of law in India

This case has gone through Trial Court, High Court and then finally Supreme Court, before the review by President of India.  Such capital punishments are awarded in the rarest of rare cases, with due care and application of mind.  Three eminent Senior Advocates Mr Ram Jethmalani, Mr Shanti Bhushan and Mr Sushil Kumar have appeared in the Supreme Court on behalf of the accused.   The Supreme Court Judgement may be downloaded from this link.

http://www.nia.gov.in/acts/Afzal%20Guru_Parliament%20Attack.pdf

Glorification of terrorists by a section of media and activists

It is sad that the terrorists who challenged the sovereignty of the nation by attacking the Indian Parliament are glorified and defended by Indian Human Rights activists and some of the popular TV and Print media.    We can understand the anger of Terrorist groups in Pakistan against the hanging of Afzal Guru.  But, a patriotic Indian is not able to digest the arguments of these Human Right activists.  They never raised their voice when these terrorists killed hundreds of innocent citizens at Coimbatore, Mumbai, Delhi and other places. They never talk about the 20 Security officials, who died along with Rajiv Gandhi.

Terrorists do not deserve any sympathy


When the terrorists themselves do not believe in human rights and human values, why should they be given all respects as a human being.  The secret hanging of Kasab and Afzal Guru are being criticized by these activists.  These terrorists are the enemies of humanity and they do not deserve any sympathy.  It may be recalled that US killed Osama Bin Laden and threw his body in the mid sea. 

Exclusive interview with Mr Sethuraman on the SC Judgement

With this background, we conducted a telephonic interview with Mr S Sethuraman, one of the senior most  lawyers of Madras High Court on the various issues raised by these activists about Supreme Court Judgement.

In this interview, Mr Sethuraman explains clearly how the Supreme Court has gone into the various aspects of law and finally awarded the death penalty on Afzal Guru.  He explains that Afzal Guru was the mastermind and the conspirator of this attack.  According to the principle law of justice, conspiracy cannot be proved beyond doubt and it can be established only through various circumstantial evidences and links, since 'conspiracy' is hatched in 'darkness' without any eye witness or evidence.  He says that the Supreme Court has analysed this case in depth and examined all the aspects, before confirming the death sentence.

Further, Human Rights Activists demand the abolition of capital punishment, even for convicts under terrorism.  Mr Sethuraman argues that murder committed for gain and the terrorism acts are totally different and they have to be dealt with separately.  In the murders for gain, only few people are affected.  In the case of terrorism acts, besides large number of deaths, the economy, relationships in the society are strained.  These terrorism acts are to be considered as a 'war against the sovereignty of the nation' and has to be dealth with severely under law.

Please listen to the interesting and informative interview with Mr S Sethuraman.  (12 minutes).  This interview is also available in the Youtube link.


Friday, February 1, 2013

“Every Challenge is an Experience" – Inspiring Story of Narendra, Manager turned Leader

M. Narendra

When the nation is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda (original name Narendra), we feature another  Narendra, who transformed himself from a manager to a leader.  Narendra, presently the Chairman and Managing Director of the public sector, Indian Overseas Bank, has almost doubled the business within two years of his taking charge, galvanising 27000-plus employees, who lacked motivation in the past decade. 

Galvanising Indian Overseas Bank

From the day of his taking charge of the bank in November 2010, he tapped the potential of every employee, towards better business growth.  His initiatives like involving the employees in every aspect of management function, empowering women to become senior officials, large scale promotions, and communication with front line staff, created a conducive atmosphere for excellent growth and customer delight. Even today, if one checks up with any employee of Indian Overseas Bank at field level, they would proudly accept him as ‘leader’.  How did he get transformed from a ‘Manager’ to a ‘Leader’?

Parents as Role Models

Narendra, born into a middle class family in a village near Mangalore (Karnataka), converted every challenge into an opportunity for success.  According to Narendra, his parents, Shri M Shankaranarayana Ayya and Smt. M. Sumathi were his role models and they played a great role in moulding him.

“My father was a teacher.  He was the Head Master of a High School at Suratkal.  He was a Gandhian and a great admirer of Swami Vivekananda.  That is why I was named after Vivekananda’s original name” said Narendra, proudly recalling his early days.

His mother Smt M. Sumathi, besides looking after the big family, was engaged in women welfare.  She headed the Mahila Mandal for more than 25 years in that locality and devoted her time for the welfare of poor and downtrodden women.

“I learnt about the importance of knowledge, discipline, time management and perfectionism from my father, and leadership qualities and passion for service to the society from my mother.  These qualities have always helped me to become successful, braving all challenges”, Narendra says with emotion. 

Early Days – Passionate Student

Narendra completed his B.Com with a University rank.  His ambition was to become a Chartered Accountant.  He joined a Chartered Accountancy firm.  Meanwhile, in 1975, the then Private Sector Corporation Bank offered him a job as Officer-trainee, since he was a University Rank holder.  He discontinued CA and joined the Bank.  He pursued law (L.L.B) as a part-time student, attending the classes both in the mornings and in the evenings, outside the office time.  Again, he secured a University rank in law also.  He also completed his banking diploma CAIIB with a top rank at the national level.  “Though I wanted to become a Chartered Accountant, I started my journey as a banker”, says Narendra.

Tips to Manage Challenges

Narendra’s journey in the banking career was not without challenges.  After joining Corporation Bank in 1975, he rose to the level of Chief General Manager in the Bank.  Then, he was posted as Executive Director of Bank of India.  After a brief stint there, he was posted to Indian Overseas Bank in November 2010 as Chairman, which post he still continues to hold.  He will retire from the bank in less than two years. 

“To become a leader is not an easy one.  There may be a lot of frustrating moments for any person in any profession.  Your good and sincere efforts may not get recognised; your trusted close friends may ditch you; your boss may get angry without reason; your minor mistakes may get projected as major issues; there may be caste and communal politics in the organisation.  Every such moment is a testing time for us.  We need to learn to manage such challenges without getting upset. Every challenge is an experience.  Leave it to God.  Continue to do your work with all sincerity.  A time will come when you will be recognised and rewarded”, says Narendra after a deep pause.

Mentoring and Learning

Narendra recalls how his father used to review his performance frequently, even when he (Narendra) was holding the position of General Manager and mentor him to manage the challenges and to go to the next level.  Narendra emphasises the need for good parenting, and parents becoming role models for children.

Narendra says that whenever he meets the customers, he learns from their success and failure stories.  Even from the routine business meetings, he picks up  a message for life.

Though there were offers to join Private Banks at the top level with a huge salary, he refused to join them.  “Public Sector is my passion.  Public Sector banks give more opportunities to support farmers, small industries and nation building.  We should not forget the roots from where we have come” says Narendra passionately.

He wants to focus on education and social service after his retirement from the Bank. He wants to continue the initiatives his parents had started.  

Gratitude

“While my parents have played the role of the mentor, my wife is playing a supportive role throughout my banking career.” Concludes Narendra with tears rolling in his cheek as a mark of gratitude.

Within two years of his joining Indian Overseas Bank, he is able to nearly double the business and bring in a new environment galvanising the entire bank. His new slogan “Energy, energise, execute and excel” has become the new mantra to all his colleagues to continue their journey in nation-building and self-improvement. 

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Please listen to his inspiring interview (13 minutes).  His interview may also be listened at 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

30 Years of Modern Internet – Legendary Dr Vinton G Cerf, Father of Internet Speaks Exclusively to PodUniversal


Emergence of modern internet

Thirty years ago, on 1st January 1983, the world entered a new era of communication with the birth of ‘Modern Internet’ which we use today.  This communication revolution was made by the TCP/IP protocol, was developed by Dr. Vinton G. Cerf and Robert E. Kahn.  They are now considered ‘Fathers of Modern Internet’.

In those days, ARPANET was the wide-area network sponsored by the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It went live in 1969, when Vinton Cerf was an ARPANET scientist at the Stanford University. The military became interested in a common protocol as different networks and systems using different and proprietary protocols began to hook up to ARPANET, and they found that they could not talk to each other easily.

On 1st January 1983, the new Internet Protocol TCP/IP, which replaced the older system, was accepted as the standard and the modern  Internet was born. The Internet, a revolutionary and cost-effective communication system has transformed the lives of billions of people across the world. Using data "packet-switching", the new method of linking computers and sharing information paved the way for the arrival of the World Wide Web.

Interaction with Dr Vinton G Cerf

Dr. Vinton G. Cerf (70), the main architect of Modern Internet, is presently the President and CEO of Google Special Services Inc. and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google.  He visited Chennai in mid-January 2013 to participate in the annual meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – India Council.  Dr. Vinton is the International President of ACM.  We had the opportunity of recording his inspiring interview for PodUniversal and PreSense.  (Link for his interview is given at the end of this article).

While people with less qualification and achievement pose themselves as great men, this legendary person, who revolutionalised the entire globe with his invention, looked very simple and humble.  In the 45 minutes of conversation we had with him, he spoke and came across as a very simple man. 

Awards and recognition

Dr. Vinton Cerf has received hundreds of national and international awards for his achievement.  He is also the recipient of the ‘Turing Award’ for Technology, equivalent to the Nobel Prize, in Computing.  Recently, President Obama has appointed him as a member of National Science Board in US Government.

Dr. Vinton suffered from a hearing impairment from an early age, and he later attributed some of his interest in computer networking to its promise as an alternative communications channel for the hearing impaired. His personal disability triggered a great communication revolution in the globe.

Exclusive interview with PodUniversal

In an exclusive interview with K. Srinivasan, Editor-in-Chief of PreSense and PodUniversal, Dr. Vinton said that at the time of the invention, his team had high hopes that this would become a powerful infrastructure in future.  “I think those hopes have been largely realised” he added proudly.

On computer security, he said, “There is still plenty of work to be done on the technical side and on the training side to get users to adopt safer communication practices.”  He suggested ‘two factor authentication’ for the safety of the users. 

On his passion, his achievement, and his message to the Indian youth, he said, “The simple message here is that you need to be really passionate about making something happen and you better be prepared to be patient and persistent because some ideas, the Net included, will not be widely accepted.”  In the same breath, he also appreciated Indian entrepreneurs for exporting their skill, talents and inventions to the rest of the world.

PreSense is proud to feature him as ‘Man of the month’ (though he is the Man of the Century) in the current issue, when the world celebrates the 30th year of modern Internet. 

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Please listen to his inspiring interview in the following link (10 minutes).  We have also published the transcript (courtesy Esther Emil, GRI) for the benefit of those who cannot follow the American accent.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

“Arjun Ram Meghwal, MP from Bikanir – Top performing Parliamentary debater”

Arjun Ram Meghwal, Member of Parliament from Bikanir (Rajasthan) is one of the top performing MPs of the current 15th Lok Sabha.  Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal, a Rajasthan cadre IAS turned politician, hails from a poor family.  With his hard work and passion to serve the society, he became one of the law makers of the country.

No 1 for debates among all MPs

Till the end of the 12th Session of the 15th Lok Sabha, he has participated in 345 debates, introduced 20 private members’ bills and raised 543 questions.  He has participated in 99% of the sittings.  He ranks No 1 among the entire Lok Sabha Members for participation in debates.

Generally, many of the members are seen in the Central Hall of the Parliament when the Parliament business is conducted in the House.  He is one of the few MPs, who always sits inside the Lok Sabha and listens to the other members from different parties and different regions.

Preparation for debates and questions

When asked how he does the homework for all his Parliamentary speeches, he politely says that he would spend time in the Parliament Library, attend the briefing sessions of PRS India, read a lot of books and newspapers to get himself equipped with various facts.

He is also keeping a ‘Resource Panel’ consisting of doctors, lawyers, engineers, social workers and bankers to support him on the various debates he may participate in and to raise questions on.  “This method helps me to speak logically and to the point in the House”, says Mr Arjun Ram proudly to PreSense.  

His concerns

He also expresses his concern over the disruption of Question Hour.  Though the rule book permits the suspension of Question Hour to discuss any nationally important issues like gang-rape, he feels it should not be a routine one.  

“Bikanir is a tourist centre.  It is yet to be connected with other cities by air.  In 2013, I want to connect Bikanir with other cities by air.  This is my dream project for 2013.”  Arjun Ram Meghwal says with beaming confidence.  

PreSense congratulates him for his passion in his Parliamentary duties.  Please listen to his exclusive interview in the link http://youtu.be/CaLwHK6Ipk8 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Doomsday Phobia - Whether world will end on 21st Dec 2012 as per Mayan Calendar?

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World over rumours are getting spread through mainline and social media about the 'Doomsday'.   The news is getting spread that as per Mayan Calendar, the world will end on 21st December 2012.

Reports are also coming that many people in developed countries have donated their properties for  charities, to get ready for the 'Doomsday'.

Mr D K Hari, Founder of Bharath Gyan has recently authored a book  '2012 - The Real Story'.  In this book, Mr D K Hari has dealt about this phobia.  Mr Hari is a researcher in the ancient wisdom.

According to Mr Hari, Mayan Calendar has the joint origin of India and Central America.  In an exclusive and very interesting interview to PodUniversal, Mr Hari has brought out the scientific facts behind the Mayan Calendar.  He says that as per this calendar, the one era (yuga) ends on 21st December 2012 and the new era starts on the next day.  Unfortunately, few people are spreading the panic among the entire world as if the world is going to end on that day.

In this interview, he has also brought out how Maya clans had the origin from India and how they were engaging themselves in building huge cities, ships, bridges, etc. According to Mr Hari, Srilanka City, Ram Setu, Pyramnids were built by them.  

Please listen to his very interesting interview (9 minutes)

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