Sunday, December 26, 2010

Shah Commission report on emergency excesses: Lost and regained

PodUniversal Edition 122
During June 1975, a state of emergency was declared by the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.  During the 21 months emergency lot of excesses were held in India by the Government officials. Many opposition leaders were put in prison and press censorship was imposed. 
Indian Herald newspaper
dated 26th June 1975
In the general elections held in March 1977, Janatha Party returned to power under the mentorship of Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayanan.  Congress lead by Indira Gandhi got washed out in the north.  Even Indira Gandhi got defeated in the elections.    In the Indian history, it is considered as the second freedom struggle.  
After March 1977, when Morarji Desai Government took charge, they constituted a commission under the chairmanship of Justice J C Shah, former Chief Justice of India.  This Shah commission submitted its report in August 1978 on the various excesses committed during the 21 month dark days of emergency. The findings were startling. 
When Indira Gandhi came back to power in 1980, all the copies of Shah commission report were withdrawn from all the libraries and buried without even an epitaph Till now, it is reported that only one copy is available at National library of Australia.
Even after three decades, no efforts were made to restore the report to fill the gap in the Indian political history.  Mr Era Sezhiyan, 87 year old celebrated  Parliamentarian, who was also one of the victims of emergency days, has brought out the Shah Commission report with his comments and remarks, under the title ‘Shah Commission Report – Lost and regained”.  This book was released in Chennai by the opposition leader Mr L K Advani on 19th Deember 2010.  
Mr Era sezhiyan has a wonderful library in his house with more than six thousand books.  He keeps the parliamentary proceedings and important reports from 1965 onwards till date.  He is able to bring out the original Shah Commission report from the original copy he had with him in his library.  I interviewed him in his library on his latest contribution to the political history.  
Please listen to his exclusive interview by clicking 'play' button. 

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Unimpeachable and impeccable integrity needed for higher posts - N Vittal

PodUniversal Edition 121
On 23rd November, 2010, while handling a petition against the appointment of Mr P J Thomas, the present Central Vigilance Commissioner of India,  Hon'ble Judges of the Supreme Court observed that persons holding higher offices should possess impeccable integrity. The Supreme Court observed  that Mr P J Thomas was facing criminal charge sheet in a court in Kerala.  Immediately the Attorney General, representing Government of India  responded by saying, “If impeccable integrity is a criterion, then every judicial appointment will be subjected to scrutiny and every constitutional appointment will come under challenge,” attorney-general G.E. Vahanvati told the court. This statement was flashed immediately in all the TV Channels and it triggerred a great debate.
N. Vittal
Under this background, I recorded an exclusive interview with Mr N Vittal, Former Central Vigilance Commissioner of India.  Under the directions from Supreme Court, Mr N Vittal was the first CVC to be appointed jointly by the Prime Minister, Home Minister and the Leader of the Opposition through consensus in ealry 2000.  Mr Vittal is known for his impeccable integrity.  During his tenure as CVC, he introduced lo of measures to eradicate corruption and to bring in more transparency.
Please listen to his interview by clicking 'play' button.  (14 minutes).  Audio streaming will be smooth in broadband connections.  If you find any difficulty, you may download the audio in mp3 format, by right clicking this link.and saving to your desktop. 
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lord Rama gives 7 rules for 'effective communication' in Valmiki Ramayana, citing Hanuman

B S Raghavan IAS (Retd)
PodUniversal Edition 120
A very interesting incident about the components of 'effective communication' is narrated in Valmiki Ramayana, the great Indian epic.
In the Ramayana, Hanuman meets Lord Rama and Lakshmana for the first time in the forests and introduces himself and his master Sugriva.   This is the first meeting of Hanuman with Lord Rama. 
Impressed with the way  Hanuman, communicated  Lord Rama admires the communication capabilities of Hanuman.
In the 7 or 8 slokas, Lord Rama explains the important aspects of communication skills of Hanuman, that impressed him most.  They are:
1.  Hanuman spoke very briefly.  Not too long or too short.  He spoke only for the required level;
2.  He also spoke with clarity and without ambiguity;
3.  He spoke without any grammatical errors;
4.  He used only appropriate words, that cannot be replaced with any other word;
5.  He spoke in a medium voice that is audible to the other person.  Not too loud or too feeble;
6. His pronunciation of words was correct.  The way he was pronouncing the words was like a music and it was pleasant;
7. All the words spoken by him, went to the heart straight. 

While addressing the Business Communication course students of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai, Mr B S Raghavan IAS (Retd) explained the seven aspects of communication skill of Hanuman, that impressed Lord Rama.  Mr B S Raghavan is one of the senior retired bureaucrats of India and he has served as the first Secretary of National Integration Council, when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the Chairman.  Mr Raghavan is a well known columnist in Hindu Businessline.
The seven aspects explained earlier, summarises the components of effective communication, that are described in millions of pages in various text books.
Please listen to Mr B S Raghavan by clicking the 'play' button.  (5 minutes).
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Innovation is the key for national and individual growth" - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Sitting L to R: K. Srinivasan, Dr Abdul Kalam and Arvind Thiagarajan
PodUniveral Edition 119
I had the great opportunity of meeting and interacting with our Former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on 10th November 2010.  Mr Arvind Thiagarajan, serial inventor also accompanied me to show his latest device invented by him, to check the heart murmur within 10 seconds.  
Though, I have met  personally Dr Abdul Kalam and spoken to him over phone several times, every time, I meet him, I really feel excited to interact with him. I always feel that is generating a positive vibration like great Sages of this nation.  In a child like enthusiasm, Dr Kalam was using the device to check how it was working.  He also gave few important technical suggestions to Arvind for further  improving the use of this device.
At the end of our conversation, I requested him a brief message to our Indian youth exclusively for PodUniversal and India Vision members.  I requested him to give his views on the importance of innovation in the nation development.  He sat in silence for 10 seconds and started his message.  Within one minute and three seconds, he conveyed a wonderful message for the youth with all clarity.  That is his power of communication.  Please watch his message by clicking 'play' button in the player below.
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Please see the photo-show of our meeting.

Friday, November 05, 2010

How to invent and patent? - Success story of serial inventor Arvind Thiagarajan

PodUniversal Edition 118
Arvind Thiagarajan
Former Indian President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam always says that for sustained economic growth, only innovation and technology can help.  Though, India has been doing an excellent job in the software domain, the Indian professionals are being used only as 'workers' by the Multinational companies.  Unless, Indian professionals come out with hardware and software products, economic growth of India cannot be sustained.
Inspired by Dr Abdul Kalam's words, Arvind Thiagarajan (30), started working on inventions right from his Engineering College days.  When he was studying in Anna University, he was fortunate to meet and interact with Dr Kalam, who was working as a Professor with Anna University  in early 2000, before he became the President of India.  Dr Kalam advised him to innovate and also patent all his inventions.
Today Arvind has got more than 40 patents in his name covering various important domains like bio technology, imaging, etc. .  Recently, he also introduced one device HDfonoDoc, which can detect the murmur in the heart within 10 seconds and give a print out of the sound waves.  This is the first of its kind in the world and will revolutionalise the health care industry in the diagnosis of cardiac problems. He has also obtained approvals from FDA and CE. He is also planning to add and more hardware and software products and dedicate to India.  For him the hobby is 'innovation'. 
This week, we met him and recorded his podcast interview for PodUniversal.  In this podcast, he has explained the interesting success story.  He has also assured to help young inventors with the guidance for patenting.  He can be reached at  for any guidance on innovation and patenting.
Please listen to his interview by clicking 'play' button.  (9 m 50 sec).  In this podcast, we have also added a 40 seconds audio clip of Dr Abdul Kalam, giving his views on innovation.
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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Word's first device to detect heart murmur invented by an Indian Scientist

Mr Arvind Thiagarajan (30), a serial inventor and a scientist has invented and introduced a new handy device HDFonoDoc, which can detect murmur in the heart within 10 seconds. Arvind Thiagarajan holds more than 40 patents in his name.
Auscultation is an ancient method, through which experts were able to detect the defects in our body system through 'sound'.  Stethoscope, used by the doctors is based on this method.
How cardiac problems can happen?
Cardiac problems can occur due to (a) electrical and (b) mechanical defects in the heart.  Electrical problems are now detected through the device known as ECG.  ECG cannnot provide mechanical defects.
To find out mechanical problems, the patients have to go to Echo Cardiographs, which is costly and available in select centres.  The analysis of the data needs to be done by a specialist doctor.  Even if a patient wants to rule out the possibility of heart problems, he has to go to Echo Cardiography.  That adds pressure on the experts also.
Murmur in the heart
Murmur in the heart can happen due to (a) blockage in the heart valve, (b) leakage in the heart valve and (c) hole in the heart.  If the murmur is not detected and corrected in time, it may cost the life.
Using the method of 'Auscultation', Arvind Thiagarajan has invented a new device 'HDfonoDoc', which can detect the murmur in the heart within 10 seconds.  This device has received FDA approval from US and CE approval from Europe.  Indian Government has also certified this device.
In an exclusive interview for PodUniversal, he has demonstrated the use of this device.  Please watch this 7 minute interesting video.
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Era Sezhiyan, a celebrated Parliamentarian gives tips for effective communication

Era. Sezhiyan
Mr Era. Sezhiyan (88) is  one of the well respected Parliamentarians and Statesmen of India.  He has served both the House of Parliament for more than 22 years continuously till 1984.  He is well known for his Parliamentary debates. Whenever he used to raise to speak in Parliament, even the Prime Ministers used to listen to him carefully.  Many a times, due to his debate, even the Budgets were modified.  
He is still considered an authority on Financial matters of the Governance.   Even at his 88th age, he is keeping updated with the global Parliamentary practices.  He is also one of the Founders of Janata Party and then Janata Dal along with Jayaprakash Narayan, Morarji Desai and few others.  For many constitutional matters, even today, many of the National and International media used to take his views.  Due to his poor health, he has restricted his public meetings.
On 24th October 2010, he interacted with the participants of Business Communication Course at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai.  As one of the celebrated Parliament debater, he shared his views on effective communication.  According to him, whether it is a political communication or corporate communication, the concept remains the same.  In an exclusive interview for PodUniversal, we asked him what was his secret of communication, which made everybody to turn to him.  Some of the views are:
1.  Communication should come from the heart; Communication in flowery languages to please the auidence and without any purpose is not an effective communication'
2.  Clarity of theme is needed for communication'
3.  People with good knowledge should come out openly with their views;
4.  Keep in mind that the people listening to you are not inferior to you;
5.  Communication should be to share your knowledge and to improve others;
6.  Morality and value should be embedded in the communication.
Please watch his interview in this video, by clicking 'play' button.  (4 minutes).  Since this was recorded in the class room, external noises could not be avoided.
The video can also be viewed from the following link

Friday, October 22, 2010

Public Affairs professionals should be transparent and adopt best practices to enhance credibility

PodUniversal Edition 115
In the recent years, Public Affairs (PA)  is emerging as a sub-sect of Public Relations (PR) Profession.  While PR is a traditional one, dealing with the relationship of all stakeholders, PA focusses on the  public policy and relationship with the Government.  In the developed nations like US and Europe, PA has become one of the recognised and reputed professions.
Roger Hayes
In the developing nations like India, this profession is yet to get good recognition and credibility.  There are many reasons for this phenomenon.  Now, many of the Public Relations Agencies have also started PA divisions to provide this special services.  In the anxiety to get the works done, some of the professionals involve themselves in un-ethical practices and resort to 'quick-fix' solutions.  This also brings down the credibility of the profession.
Recently, one of the CEOs of a well known Indian Public Relations Agency was debated in Indian  Parliament for the alleged role in 2G spectrum scam.  Media carried negative perception about this profession itself.   With this background, we wanted to bring out our October 2010 issue of ezine PreSense on this theme 'Public Affairs'.
Though we approached the CEOs of many Indian PR Agencies, who claim to offer Public Affairs Services, none of them even acknowledged our mails. Now, probably, they are highly scared of investigation by Government agencies, if they say openly that they offer PA services. They should not fear, if they follow ethical practices. 
However, Indian CEO of  APCO Worldwide, one of the globally reputed Public Affairs firm responded to our mail and connected us with Mr Roger Hayes, their Senior Counselor.  Mr Roger is one of the globally renowned  Public Relations and Public Affairs specialist.
In a free-wheeling conversation with me over telephone  for PodUniversal, he shared frankly his views on the present state of affairs of this profession globally and also suggested ways to improve the credibility. He suggested that the PA professionals should not resort to quick-fix solutions and should be more transparent.  He also suggested that they should come together and share the global best practices.  Please listen to his interview by clicking 'play' button.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How to improve the rapid reading skills?

PodUniversal Edition 114
Many students and business professionals find difficulty in reading the materials, holding in the mind and to comprehend the contents.  Even, if they read several times, they may not be able to comprehend the contents.  Just like writing skills, reading skills is also important in business communication.
Prof. S Krishnamurthy, a well known management professor of South India gives few tips for improving effective reading skills. Please click to play to watch this podcast (3 minutes 50 sec).

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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Ayodhya verdict - An analysis

PodUniversal Edition 113
Ayodhya verdict delivered by the 3 Judges Division bench of Allahabad High Court (India) has been received by the Indian citziens with maturity. Centuries old conflict between Hindus and Muslims on the disputed site has witnessed the loss of thousands of lives in the past due to various communal clashes.  Fearing such backlash, Indian Government had made elaborate security arrangements throughout India on 30th September 2010 when the judgement was delivered.
S Sethuraman, Advocate
Earlier, Indian political leaders and religious leaders had appealed to receive the judgement peacefully.  Indian citizens have shown high degree of maturity, when they received the judgement. Even the media, political and religious leaders played highly positive role in containing the emotions.  
The verdict is one of the landmark judgements in the history of Indian judiciary.  While, all the three judges have confirmed the fact that a temple was in existence before the construction of mosque, two judges ordered one-third portion of the property to Muslims.  It is based on the fact that in the past both Hindus and Muslims were using that property simultaneously for prayers.
Though Hindus and Muslims may have a feeling that they are not given the full possession of the disputed proerty, the judgement has provided a win-win situation to both and none of them are the losers.
Some of the intellectual and constituional experts also criticise this judgement as "Panchayat type of judgement". Pakistan leaders have condemned this judgement and are provoking Indian Muslims.  Fortunately, Indian Muslim leaders are also showing high sense of maturity, not to fall in the trap laid by Pakistan. Though, both the parties have option to appeal in the Supreme Court, this judgement has given some avenues for reconciliation to end the centuries old dispute. 
On behalf of PodUniversal, we spoke to Mr S Sethuraman, one of the senior civil advocates of Chennai High Court and Supreme Court over phone.  In this interview, he has explained the background of the case and analyses the important aspects of the judgement.
Mr Sethuraman feels that though the judgement may be criticised by some intellectuals as a flawed one, this has provided a best possible solution for the centuries old problem.  He also added that he would prefer a flawed judgement if it provided a solution to the problem in the national interest, rather than a legally correct judgement, which could create more tensions.  Since the citizens of this country have accepted this judgement with maturity and calmly, he said that this solution could bring more communal harmony and peace.
Please listen to his interview by clicking 'play' button (14 minuts).  The streaming of the audio will be smooth in broadband connections.  If you find any difficulty, you may download the audio (13 mb) by right clicking this link and saving to your desktop in mp3 format.

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PodUniversal Edition 112
Sep 2010 issue of ezine PreSense deals with the concept of Miscommunication. In the communication process between the sender and the receiver (oral, written and body language), the receiver may not perceive the message, in the same manner the sender had thought of. Such miscommunication happens due to various factors.
In this edition, we have explained the many factors contributing to such miscommunication along with some examples. We have also given the tips to avoid such miscommunication.
This issue is guest edited by the students of Business Communication Course of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai as part of their project. Please also watch the podcast produced by them sharing their interesting personal experiences of miscommunication.
The ezine in pdf format (690 k) may be downloaded from the following link
Please watch the podcast produced by the guest editors.

Preview of the ezine

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stress Management through Meditation - Simple techniques

PodUniversal Edition 111
Brahmakumaris, one of the leading spiritual organisations conducted a three-day National Media Conference 2010 from 17th September 2010 at Mount Abu.
Dr Sanddhya (extreme right)  interviewing B K  Binny (middle).
K. Srinivasan (left) recording the conversation
As part of this event, they had requested me to conduct a 'workshop on Podcasting'.  During the workshop, to give an hands-on experience to the participants, we asked them  to conduct an interview among themselves and to edit the audio live.
Accordingly, Dr Sanddhya from Pune, one of the workshop participants, interviewed Sister B K Binny, Public Relations Manager of Global Hospitals, Mount Abu (Rajasthan), who was also a participant.  Since B K Binny is already teaching Stress Management through Meditation at various places, the participants in the workshop decided that the topic could be on "Stress Management through Meditation" itself, for the benefit of all. The audio was edited by Kunal C Panchal, another participant from Mumbai.
Since the podcast interview was very useful, we decided to share this audio in public for the benefit of all. After the interview, we have also added one minute 'mild music'.  The listners may listen to the music and sit in silence with positive thoughts, to enjoy the power of meditation.
Please listen to the audio interview by clicking 'play' button (11 minutes).  The audio was recorded live during the workshop in the presence of all the participants and edited immediately.  The audio streaming will be smooth in broadband connections.  If you find any difficulty, you may download the audio in mp3 format, by right clicking this link and save to your desktop.
If you want to contact B K Binny for more details on stress management and meditation, you may write to her at  

While listening to the interview, please also watch the photographs taken during the workshop.

The podcast interview may also be listened from the following link.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Corporate and Media communication are extremely tainted

PodUniversal Edition 110
Press Council of India is the Statutory  Regulatory Authority in India to govern the conduct of print and broadcast media. The Chairman of this body is selected by a high power committee, which includes the Speaker of the Lok Sabha and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.  The Chairman is selected from the panel of retired Supreme Court Judges.  

Brahma Kumaris, one of the leading spiritual organisations, organised a three-day  National Media Conference 2010 at Mount Abu from 17th Sep 2010.  The Conference was inaugurated by Hon'ble Justice G N Ray, Chairman, Press Council of India.  
K. Srinivasan interviewing Justice G N Ray
After the inauguration of National Media Conference 2010, we recorded an exclusive interview for PodUniversal, with Justice G N Ray.  During our podcast interview, Justice G N Ray covered the following aspects.
1.  Freedom of speech in India and cross media ownership, as compared to the other countries.
2.  "Paid News syndrome".  Justice Ray  condemns the paid news syndrome adopted by some of the media houses and calls it as 'unfortunate'.  He says, Press Council of India has also submitted their recommendations to Election Commission of India.
3.  He also feels that Corporate Communication is extremely tainted. Now, some of the media houses enter into an agreement with corporates and acquire a certain percentage of shares.  He expressed concern over this phenomenon.  He also quoted the example of Reliance Power, who priced their shares at Rs.425/- at the time of IPO.  Immediately within a week, the price fell and he says, till date, the price has not reached even Rs.200/-.  He expresses concern over the hype created by the communication professionals and the media.
Since the above concerns are being expressed by a person of the stature of Chairman of Press Council of India and a former Supreme Court Judge, Indian Corporate communication/PR professionals and Media houses should introspect the present situation and restore the past glory.
Please listen to his full interview by clicking 'play' button.  (8 minutes). The streaming of audio will be smooth in broadband connections.  If there is any difficulty, you may download the audio, by right clicking this link and saving to your desktop in mp3 format (7 mb).

This podcast may also be listened from the following link.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lord Ganesha symbolises an ideal CEO

PodUniversal Edition 109
Today (11th September 2010) is Ganesh Chaturthi and Hindus across the world celebrate this day  and  worship their favourite God Lord Ganesha popularly known as Lord Vigneshwara or Lord Vinayaka.  Lord Ganesha with His big elephant head, an elephant trunk, two large ears, two small sharp eyes, two tusks (of which one is broken), four hands, a big pot belly with a mouse under His feet symbolises the role of a CEO, to render better governance.
Picture courtesy and source: YGOY
Prof. Bala Balachandran, the Founder of Greatlakes Institute and a globally well known Management Guru during his recent visit to India gave a podcast interview to PodUniversal over phone on the various symbolism of Lord Ganesh.

Please watch / listen to his explanation (12 minutes).

This video may also be watched from the following link. 

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Managing events - tips to overcome challenges

PodUniversal Edition 108
Dr S Manivannan being
interviewed by Ms Janani
Dr S Manivannan, CEO, Medicall, the largest organiser of Medical equipment exhibition in India shared his views on the 'event management' with the participants of Business Communication course at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on 29th August 2010.  
Ms Janani, one of the participants interviewed him on various aspects of event management, including the challenges.  
Please listen to his interview by clicking 'play' button in the flash player.  The audio streaming will be smooth in broadband connections.  If you face any difficulty in audio streaming, you may download the audio in mp3 format, by right clicking this link and saving to your desktop.

This podcast interview may also be listened from the following link.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

India will be the education capital of the world in 20 years

PodUniversal Edition 107
Prof. Bala Balachandran, Founder of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai and a well known International Management Guru interacted with the participants of Business Communication Course at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai on 21st August 2010.  After the interaction session, Mr Narayanan, one of the participants of the course interviewed Prof. Bala for PodUniversal and to get a hands-on experience for podcast making.
Prof. Bala (left) being interviewed
by Mr Narayanan
During his brief interview, Prof. Bala said that India was an education capital of the world 2000 years back and we had great Universities like Dakshaseela, Pushpagiri and Nalanda in India guiding the world.  He was optimistic that India will again be the education capital for the world in 20 years.  We will have Dakshaseela, Pushpagiri and Nalanda in United States too.
Please listen to his interesting  interview (5 minutes) by clicking 'play' button.  This audio streaming will be smooth in broadband connections.  If you find any difficulty, you may right click this link and download the mp3 format of this audio and save to your desktop.

The photo stream of the event:

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Challenges in the use of internet - A radio interview

(L to R) Mr Sudarshan (Producer),
Prof. Namitha Gopal (interviewer)
and K. Srinivasan (interviewee)
Internet has come to stay globally.  How the internet can be used for the betterment of the society?  What are the challenges provided by the internet?  These are all the questions in the minds of many people.
All India Radio, Chennai broadcast an interview with me on 19th August 2010 on this theme.  Prof. Namitha Gopal was the interviewer and Mr Sudarshan was the Producer of this interview.
During this interview, I have explained the evolution of internt, blogs and the social media.
Please listen to this interview (14 minutes) by clicking 'play' button.  Streaming of the audio will be smooth in broadband connections.  If the streaming is not smooth, you may right click this link and download the mp3 format of this interview to your desktop.
The interview may also be listened form the following link

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spare two hours a week, to achieve Vision 2020

ECE Department of VelTech Dr RR & Dr SR Technical University, Chennai organised a National Technical Symposium known as OMZOIC 10, on 14th August 2010,  inviting students from different engineering colleges.  More than 600 students participated in the event.   I was invited by them to be the Guest of Honour during the inauguration.  Dr Rangarajan, Chancellor and Founder of the University was also present.
K. Srinivasan addressing
The event was organised in a professional manner.  The multimedia presentation (short film) made by the ECE students was highly professional.  Since, it was held on the eve of Independence Day, they had requested me to talk on the role of youth in achieving Vision 2020.
In my short speech of 7 minutes, I reminded the students of the struggle made by our freedom fighters and the role of youngsters in achieving the dream of our elders.  Among other things, I appealed to the students to spare two hours a week for the society, so that we could achieve our Vision 2020 easily.  Please listen to my speech by clicking 'play' button.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

e-Governance enables citizens to feel the Government, without seeing it

PodUniversal Edition 106
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai has recently started an executive diploma course on "Business Communication" for working professionals.  The programme was launched by Dr Abdul Kalam last month.  As part of this programme, successful CEOs are being invited every alternate week, to share their views with the participants.  Accordingly, Dr Santhosh Babu IAS, Managing Director, ELCOT and Director of e-Governance, Government of Tamilnadu was invited to share his views on Saturday the 14th August 2010.
Dr Santhosh Babu IAS (left) being
interviewed by Rajadurai
After the session, one of the participants Mr Rajadurai interviewed Dr Santhosh Babu as a  project and this interview was edited in the next session by the participants, to get a hands-on experience on making of podcast. Since this interview contains lot of useful information for the public, we share this podcast here.  (Since this was recorded in the class room, we could not avoid external disturbances during initial part of the interview).
During this interview, Dr Santhosh Babu explained how e-Governance can help to improve the efficiency of the Government system and to reduce the corruption.
Please listen to his interesting and informative interview by clicking 'play' button.  (7 m 28s).  The streaming of audio will be smooth in broadband connections.  If you find any streaming difficulty, you may download the audio in mp3 format, by right clicking this link and saving to your desktop. (6 mb)

Please see the photos taken during that occassion.

This podcast may also be listened from the following site.

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