Sushma Swaraj: An epitome of Grace, Elegance, and Intelligence

Sushma Swaraj: An epitome of Grace, Elegance, and Intelligence

Being a student of political science, I have been greatly inspired by many political personalities, astute statesmen and national leaders but Late Sushma Swaraj left an indelible imprint on my mind since childhood. Listening to her speeches, was like a therapy for me. Her speeches were soaked in facts and she never favoured any false propaganda and populism. As a woman, she was quintessential and remarkable. Despite her ideological differences with many political heavyweights and

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The Walk from Ullala a mysterious Journey to History

The Walk from Ullala a mysterious Journey to History

The night of 26th July was not an ordinary night. V G Siddhartha Hegde, the founder of Café Coffee Day, popularly known as CCD, was tossing and turning on his bed. The intense competition and the demands of creditors had taken their toll on the financial health of his home-grown chain of coffee shops which he had fondly named Café Coffee Day or CCD for short. Finally, he saw a bright light at the end

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Chose your path wisely!

Chose your path wisely!

Sparkian Aparna’s take on Siddhartha and Coffee Day Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Why did a man like Siddhartha, who gave us our very own Starbucks, choose to leave everything and walk away into the horizon – leaving the journey midway? He dared to dream and kept working

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A lot can happen over coffee

A lot can happen over coffee

Sparkian Keerthana Venkatesh shares her CCD experience It’s one thing to start a company while it’s a totally different skill to build a brand. And Siddhartha did just that. From a cool teenager to busy newbies at the workplace, creative vendor meetings to cuddling in corners with love, from the senior citizens’ gang boisterously remembering the olden-golden era and discussing politics with no care, Cafe Coffee Day has been a silent witness to all these moments.

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It’s time to Wake Up and Act-Saga of Siddhartha

It’s time to Wake Up and Act-Saga of Siddhartha

Sparkian Nandini Rao’s take on Siddhartha’s vulnerability. The saga of Siddhartha brings forth and under the limelight, the stark reality our men face. What, apparently seems to be hunky-dory is truly not! The tendency of people to label eminent citizens as successful is the source of this disaster. Successful people, having financial abundance are apparently happy. This is a common belief. IS THAT SO? Why is a responsible guy always under duress to appear ‘responsible’

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TRIUMPH

Triumph With the ambition to write With the ambition to fight With the ambition to publish And the rejection to breach, The journey started furiously Making efforts persistently With success sparingly Still working hard continuously, Hard became harder Efforts became better Criticism became lesser When publishing came closer, Rhythm became reward Ambition became award Spark family came toward Inspiring, uniting words of wisdom forward! BHARUL CHHATBAR

CCD Tribute

CCD Tribute

Sparkian Milind Kher pays a tribute to the Coffee King The look and feel of any business give us an insight into the persona of its owner. CCD totally reflected the persona of its owner V G Siddhartha. Warm, inviting and spaced out, Café Coffee Day is a mirror of what its owner was. He was a very empathetic and people-oriented person who stood by his people until the very end. Café Coffee Day runs

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Touch the Nature’s Beauty & clutch the hidden mysteries

Touch the strength of nature’s beauty And clutch the hidden mysteries – Nature is the gift of Almighty, the pleasure in the pleasantries with it rejuvenates body and soul. Our life is in and around nature. Life is spellbound in the best ever nature’s lap. Travelling thousands of miles to enjoy the scenic beauty is an exhilarating joy for any nature lover. It has power to heal almost anything and everything. visiting the nature’s possessions

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Positive Transformation

A Circumstance that brought up a positive transformation in you It was the late evening and I was sitting by the side of the gate with my sweet pet dog – “Cheeku” – when a voice ranged in my ear. Someone was calling my pet from the gate and listening to it, my pet started to bark at the coming voice. He was sitting like a white dwarf on the gate – fully white and

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Language leads Life…

“Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.” – Benjamin Lee Whorf Words are labels to stimuli and our language is like an ocean of words capable of giving meaning to every feeling. Yet, an average person’s habitual vocabulary uses only 1-2% of the entire language! This limitation results in skewed expression of feelings. A skewed expression thus, results in confusing messages reaching the brain. Let’s say Rohan, an IT

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POST your GOAL

Once upon a time there lived a sage who was very wise. She used to help people solve their problems. Soon, her fame spread far and wide.  A group of boys heard about it and decided to make fun of her. One of them caught a bird, hid it behind in his hands and asked the sage “do you know what’s in my hands?” The sage could hear the feeble voice of the bird; she

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Our role models…our heroes!

I read an interesting article about a nonagenarian; Karthiyani Amma, who received a merit certificate for acing her class IV exam in Kerala with 98 percent marks! She was benefitted by the program ‘Aksharalaksham’ organised by Kerala State Literacy Mission. Amma was the oldest candidate who appeared and aced the exam despite of never been to school in her life. She also expressed interest towards computers for further studies. What an inspiration! Reading her story made

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INCIDENCE OF SUBSIDIES IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE

    Abstract: Agriculture subsidies are integral part of the farmer’s life in India. It is a government incentive paid to agri-business. Agricultural organization and farmers manage the supply of agriculture commodities and influence the cost and supply of such commodities. This paper focuses on the incidence of subsidies in agriculture growth. Subsidies have a significant impact on agriculture growth. MSP is an incentive to ensure remunerative prices to farmers and subsidies on inputs encourage

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EDUCATION AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

      Abstract “If you educate a men you educate an individual, however, if you educate a women you educate a whole family. Women empowered means mother India empowered”-“Nehru”.     The subject of empowerment of women has become a burning issue all over the world including India. Strength of the chain is the strength of its weakest link. In a society, women are the weakest links, so that they may be strengthened for strengthening

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IMPACT OF GST ON INDIAN ECONOMY – OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

    ABSTRACT:  This paper deals with the impact of GST (Goods and Service Tax) on Indian economy. Why there                                          was a need for the alteration in tax system from traditional tax structure to GST model. GST  (Goods and service tax) is a new spin on VAT(Value Added Tax) which provides an extensive setoff     for input tax credit and subsumes seventeen indirect taxes from Central and State level. The concept and need of GST have

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A good teacher can change anyone

  Suraj was a fifth –grader, but his behaviour was so aggressive they placed him in our special- education class. The first day of school, suraj arrived in an agitated and angry state .he hit every child in the class, screaming, ‘get out of my way ’. he then turned his wrath on me with a quick, “I hate you!” even though this was our first meeting. Suraj flopped into his seat and began to

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ONE PEOPLE, ONE WORLD – WHY IS UNITY SO IMPORTANT?

      If someone said to you, that you could dramatically improve the state of the world (End wars, terrorism, global poverty, political corruption, excessive greed, fix the environmental problems,…) by doing one of the simplest of things, would you do it? It wouldn’t cost you anything. You’d have absolutely nothing to lose by trying. And it would simply require you to support an idea. What idea could possibly make that much difference? .

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 Social Justice And Humanism

  There is some disagreement as to whether “we” as humanists ought to take stands regarding social justice, as a group, with some vocal opponents correctly pointing out that atheism provides no basis for making moral judgments. Indeed, even humanism provides no one, solid, scientific basis for making moral judgments. It is among the many embarrassments of philosophy in general that we have failed to solve the problem of “the good” in any satisfactory way.

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Rajnarayan Dube : Father of Indian Film Industry

Rajnarayan Dube : Father of Indian Film Industry Rituraj Ranjan By Rituraj Ranjan We all know that Dada Saheb Phalke was the father of Indian cinema but hardly know about Rajnarayan Dube who was the father of Indian film industry. He was a young and dynamic businessman who operated a successful company called Dube Industries, which he had founded in 1929. Dube was born on 10th October 1910 at Kalighat in Kolkata and was an

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Gangadhar…narratives of ageing person

By Arbind Kumar Horror voice transfixed the colony. A couple standing at his door hurriedly rushed to the three stories building sensing odd incidence. As they got to the gate of first floor quarter, they shrieked. They became blue; an old age person in undergarment was sitting on the floor keeping both hands tight so as to balance him. Other old age lady was vainly trying to get him on the bed and was screaming

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INCIDENCE OF SUBSIDIES IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE

Abstract: Agriculture subsidies are integral part of the farmer’s life in India. It is a government incentive paid to agri-business. Agricultural organization and farmers manage the supply of agriculture commodities and influence the cost and supply of such commodities. This paper focuses on the incidence of subsidies in agriculture growth. Subsidies have a significant impact on agriculture growth. MSP is an incentive to ensure remunerative prices to farmers and subsidies on inputs encourage them to

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INCIDENCE OF SUBSIDIES IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE

Abstract: Agriculture subsidies are integral part of the farmer’s life in India. It is a government incentive paid to agri-business. Agricultural organization and farmers manage the supply of agriculture commodities and influence the cost and supply of such commodities. This paper focuses on the incidence of subsidies in agriculture growth. Subsidies have a significant impact on agriculture growth. MSP is an incentive to ensure remunerative prices to farmers and subsidies on inputs encourage them to

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War and Democracy…

Arbind Kumar Pulwama may be turning point for the party in power. Air strike in Pakistan may be an effective weapon in the poll bound nation when there are few stories of success for the central government to recite in election campaign. It was assumed that government was planning air strike more or less like 2016 before general election. Pulwama terror attack on security forces in which 40 soldiers lost their life, gave a golden

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PEACEFUL FURRY RED PANDA

PEACEFUL FURRY RED PANDA

There is no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this. While travelling the eastern states of India I came across a beautiful cute animal called RED PANDA. Red Panda is a small, largely arboreal mammal (Scientific name: Ailurus fulgens) that resembles the American raccoon, that is native to the temperate forests from eastern Himalayas to south-western China. It has reddish brown furry bear like body and is slightly larger than a

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A flower blossoms for its own joy. – Oscar Wilde

A flower blossoms for its own joy. – Oscar Wilde

A flower is a testimony that the world is designed for our enjoyment. Being a traveller I got a chance to visit the state of Sikkim, India and got to appreciate a poem I had then come across- “Silently a flower blooms, In silence it falls away; Yet here now, at this moment, at this place, The world of the flower, the whole of the world is blooming. This is the talk of the flower,

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