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.

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