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What has environment taught us the incredible humans? CC: Industry Inc.

The world environment day on 5th June marked yet another day for the global buzzword environment to attract headlines and become the darling hashtag on social media platforms; industry spoke more on the subject than the lesser harmful street vendors and public in general. UNEP, the environment programme of the United Nations, dedicated this year to put an onus on minimizing illegal trade of wildlife while emphasizing on key areas of improvement, such as, maintenance of balance and harmony in ecological biodiversity and voluntary regulating checks on carbon emissions.

Brahmotsavam 2016 is for RAO RAMESH! CC: Mahesh Babu fans and Kajal fan base

Brahmotsavam 2016 review Original: Brahmotsavam, the annual celestial festival organised to worship Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy on the hill top Tirumala during September and October is a well attended event and occupies a sacred space in any Hindu individual’s calendar.  Sreekanth Addala surprised many by opting to go with the sacred name for a movie though common sense would instruct us to look at any movie as it is supposed to be viewed. Tollywood responded positively when Venkatesh Daagubati and Mahesh Babu Ghattamaneni played out as brothers when they set themselves up to an eye-opener in a meaningful dialogue from their father Prakash Raj with the movie introducing greenery of Godavari paddy fields and a series of regulation dialogues inside a family environment. Sreekanth Addala is not new to experimenting with fluctuations in individuals and their emotions which introduce them as either introverts or extroverts before others. His themes are always classic navigators to making individuals happier than they already were. The recipes from his story kitchen so far received applause from both family and youthful audience as he went on to create a niche for himself starting with Kotta Bangaru Lokam in 2008.  His left shoulder is the USP which made a grand entry with meaningful dialogues decked up at vantage points in story narration with little action on screen. His right shoulder rests on keyboard of Mickey J Meyer without having to worry as the latter is known for his class which can enthral mass on a regular basis.  Mukunda took many by surprise for the cinema lover actually needed to gauge love, politics, and sentiment from purely philosophy of human nature wherein Rao Ramesh played in fact the role of hero! Now Brahmotsavam starring Mahesh Babu and Kajal-Samantha duo is being screened in not less than 1500 screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana jointly. The movie speaks of nothing more than happiness spread across a turf of blood relations and endeavouring joy. The story asks for restoring a sense of belonging among differently and vastly performing actors on life stage. Imagine a life canvass where artists simply walk and paint their themes. In simple sense, the director walked away from spreading infinite happy moments the world over, which he successfully established in Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC) with Mahesh Babu and Samantha in lead pair, to a well defined set of relations with a chain of blood groups! How the director wanted: Director’s movie is what we can comprehend from the story lines, without giving in to stardom of Mahesh Babu and, we need to appreciate the bold undertaking from the charming hero of Tollywood after NTR in his peak years before storming Andhra Pradesh assembly. Sreekanth Addala didn’t seem he was interested in making audience sit for casual mix up of melo drama and rather familiar family stories which owe a lot to mother of family blockbuster movies, “the” Kalisundaam Raa in 2000. Movie starts off with a marriage function and token introduction of characters with…
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Congratulations Krrish and Kanche! CC: Baahubali team and Indian cinema lovers

Congratulations, dear Kanche movie makers, on winning the national award in best Telugu film category. And, quite not the movie of sorts from S.S.Rajanouli, Baahubali the beginning won the best film at the National Awards. While many have no objection to the national award being announced for the highest ever budget film in independent India, the award for Kanche movie has taken few like me by surprise not because it lacked intensity to be applauded but going by the assessment of adjudicating authority which only years ago garlanded Dirty Picture with “Best Make-up Artist”, “Best Costume Designer”, and also “Best Actress” because many felt the movie apparently shifted from its focus on highlighting issues of women entering silver screen to gaze south sizzling artist Silk Smitha in a rather poor light. Well, man makes mistakes but to what extent can they be excused is something that baffles us. Surely, the actress Vidya Balan deserved appreciation for showing no inhibition for exposure of skin besides extracting expressions of a woman craving for limelight and survival, but national award for the role is overrated. Coming on to the current edition of national awards, Kanche directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi draws comparison between mass racist murders of second world war in Germany and humiliation of people back home in undivided India based on Manusmriti of the yore. While very few can attempt at comprehending Manusmriti, people at large though thoroughly well versed with experimental science can not even get answers they sought. Baahubali the beginning has created a number of records proprietary to the film unit. S.S. Rajamouli has always seemed to have got what it takes to beat around bush yet present in a way audience would have liked. Plot and narration have created a belonging of sorts but the screen play involving actress Tamannah has evoked mixed response from the audience. Even by the standards of B class and C class centres, the introduction of the title hero Baahubali and presentation of second half were overly delayed, thanks to the present Tamannah for you effect! Ramya Krishnan has drawn vast experience to the screen with her powerful enactment of drama and body language. Prabhas and Rana Daggubati led their roles comfortably in the end, but we don’t do any justice when we don’t mention Satyaraj who donned impeccable role of Kattappa.

The debate of nationalism and politics – enough is enough.

I was in the national capital for a brief period in late February 2016. The cameo visit was official and personal as if it would have to resemble traits of my zodiac sun sign, and since I truly and firmly believed at that time, that I belonged to a middle class nuclear family of a developing nation-state in the making called India (preparation has been on since Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the national pride in three symbolic colours on Lal Quilla in 1947!), which typifies customs the day time and embraces western the night time probably as repentance, and vice versa, I settled myself for travel on a third Air Conditioned class journey ticket. Wow, that’s air conditioned class, dude! I felt like that’s my maiden journey to the national capital though in reality I visited Mukherjee Nagar to meet my friend in 2004, and visited Karolbagh for an interview for faculty position in 2009. The details presented so far render themselves useless if they have no substance in the current discussion. My train reached New Delhi Junction, the destination junction, with a delay of 30 minutes in relay at Hazrat Nizamuddin Junction, the originating and destination junction for trains making upward and downward journey from southern states. Even if this doesn’t reveal why I mentioned railway itinerary and its relevance to the discussion, my English would have by this time made you identify that either a Madarasi or gult is on internet weaving a story out of nothing! If one goes by common sense and by adhering to Vaastu of biological body (well, mine is not astral body by the way!), journey for about 36 hours on Indian Railways should render any human worthless for at least a day, especially with the train making halts for boarding passengers at Nagpur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jhansi. The berth adjustments criterion citing newly married couples be given first preference as if they would kiss for the first time in front of a waiting audience who might order curious teenagers to self censor (perhaps self control!), alteration of seat preferences while grand fathers and mothers would find it difficult to sip cups of coffee, food items seen as reflections of the great Indian diversity, languages that we would speak as if someone from other states should listen to, and so on did indeed become norm for accommodating co-passengers just as they do for us. Many of the passengers apparently belong to majority of nation but the very linkage of majority and minority to a geographic nation-state was something that I felt I should avoid for preserving common sense in me. My marks at the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) and Intermediate (BIE) are anything but extraordinary as I was never Sharmaji’s son or tried to impress the girl next door!

An Open Letter to Andhra Pradesh government! CC: Board of Intermediate Education, B.I.E., AP, Hyderabad

ScoopLense wishes students who have appeared at the IPE 2016 first and second year the required luck to sail through in the next league, graduation and research/entrepreneurship. While it’s commendable that the conduct of IPE has so far been good and decent on occasions – issue of hall tickets and pass percentages have always seen rise ever since Chandrababu Naidu made it compulsory to announce results well in advance so as to relieve parents and students from anxiety syndromes. The decency here implies to setting of question papers, with an emergency set of question papers kept in abeyance of normal machinery, with a sense to ignite passion amongst student community to reinvent themselves, which is only possible if the questions in examination papers stimulate strength of intelligence rather than maintain routine chores of securing marks with no benefit other than setting up for an All India examination like JEE of IITs. It is in the best interests of student community that we, at ScoopLense, have primarily conducted a survey with small sample size. The letter therefore is anything but criticism of existing structure. We would like to have your kind attention and empathy on to the following details. With due respect to the Board of Intermediate Education, B.I.E, AP, Hyderabad, which has successfully conducted examinations across Andhra Pradesh and erstwhile Telangana region, from and on behalf of student fraternity and intelligentsia, we would like to present before you the matter of concern regarding conduct of practical examination for the first and the second year intermediate students. The procedure for intermediate examination, especially practical examination, mandatorily stipulates students appearing at the practical examinations to conduct and demonstrate experimental observations in only those colleges where they have prepared for theory and performed practical preparatory tests and submitted observational record books. These admitting institutes are also said to be the sole medium of communication between BIE and student. As we all are aware of the fact that theory examinations, known as IPE, started jumbling process in order to minimize mal practice and prevent mass copying almost a decade ago, with a prior notification of intention of government policy to the admitting institutes through public means of communication well in advance, the change has appeared to serve its purpose quite significantly. But the latest G.O. issued in February 2016 regarding preventing mass scale duplication of practical observations and mass copying, just when the students were about to fine tune their practical observations and submit record books, had made students stranded. Many of the students had acquainted themselves with laboratory structure and observational environment of the very colleges they had prepared for theory and conducted practical observations. The very fact that science group students – to whom Physics and Chemistry would go along major part of their under graduation and graduation – may not have belonged to the intellectual echelons of James Clerk Maxwell, Oliver Heaviside who attributed most of his astounding Mathematical prowess to the former, Lorentz, or even Darwin, is something that we…
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Mandate Bihar 2015: Relevant to BJP in centre or Significant to caste and regional aspirations?

Santhosh, ScoopLense. So, where did the equation go wrong with the BJP, to cast a shadow on its own with support from RSS and lambaste from intellectual society? What is the lesson sent out to BJP and how close is the party at the centre to view it as a reminder? As we see, regions of Seemanchal, Mithila, Magadh, and urban centres too seemed to have gone in favour of Nitish. ScoopLense congrats Nitish Kumar of JD(U) and Lalu Prasad Yadav of RJD for scripting themselves victory against heavy weight of Narendra Modi’s BJP. Let the package from centre pour in and wish pot of Bihar get fulfilment. The collection of fanfare, euphoria, and enthusiasm amongst rural youth has made way for dissent on real grounds. The generic statements from the supporters of right wing, that a state’s assembly election results do not reflect on the BJP are in genuine need of moderation as the same support group would have gone wayward in celebrating Modi and highlighting BJP’s president Mr. Amit Shah had results been reversed, and Modi would have become even stronger than he was in 2014 with mass and class backing. But then the numbers of Bihar results are rather puzzling in the sense of understanding their direct relevance to 18 months of rule of Narendra Modi at the centre, which received perhaps the worst possible drubbing at the hands of aam aadmi party in February this year in the very place it needed lion’s space, especially since capital city is administered by the north block in more ways than one. So, do we assume that this is relevant to Modi’s cabinet or significant to future aspirations of caste and region? Either way, it’s against the massive odds that Nitish Kumar has won an election worthy of being seen as remarkable political gamble in a decade. As we remember, Dr. YSR of Andhra Pradesh similarly drew pact with KCR of TRS in the run up to 2004 general elections on a pitch of constituting second states reorganization commission for Telangana and provisional inclusion of Telangana in the common minimum program (CMP) of the UPA I under Dr. Manmohan Singh. Now that the mandate is clear from the ground zero, BJP must forget these and instead concentrate on forth coming states elections, especially UP in 2017 and Karnataka in 2018 as BJP can safely forget about Andhra down south. The most startling fact, that many pundits have overlooked, has been the maturity level of people which is on the rise as is evident from Delhi after giving thumbs up in Maharashtra, and now from Bihar, though they preferred BJP at centre in all those regions. This can perhaps be better understood taking analogy from common man’s observation of following Cricket Australia’s (CA) tactic which employed two captains to shorter and longer versions of the game, Steve Waugh for ODIs and Mark Taylor for Test matches. Sounds right?

Kanche 2015 Telugu – War is universal solution for every petty mind to all problems. CC: Indian Caste Inc.

Preview Well, that’s how Jagarlamudi Radhakrishna, fondly called as Krish, thinks of making a movie. And yeah, before moving on to script and screen play, let’s see which all productions milked bucks in 2015 which has so far given successes for waiting doors of makers and lovers of Telugu movies. Recent success of Nani’s flick Bale Bale Magadivoy at box office has yet again marked dominance of simplicity of content and hype-free screen play over eulogized heroic acts and video gymnasts. Temper, Pataas, Gopala Gopala, Srimanthudu, and Rajugari Gadi bagged decent scores at box office while much hyped Baahubali didn’t cut ice with expectations having run so high. Rudramadevi and Bruce Lee are a disappointed lot and Chiranjeevi’s cameo didn’t sound too alluring to stamped audience as well. Against this back drop came Kanche, meaning fence, which revolves around racism of European and Indian back home while constantly drawing parallelism into think tanks of pre-Berlin era and pre-independent community plague in India. Story and screenplay 

Digital India: What is on the way?

Santhosh, ScoopLense. Timing of announcement from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his government’s push to herald in a informational India hasn’t taken me by surprise. After all, it’s the duty of any elected government to provide its citizens with safe, reliable, affordable communication set up with authentic surveillance and optimal privacy at individual level. Not too long ago, Rajiv Gandhi euphoniously announced his government’s commitment to make India an information hub even as Doi Moi reforms in Vietnam were set in motion after considerable agreement was arrived on phasing out unplanned and unfinished economic burden. Sam Pitroda perhaps is the only available technocrat to have seen statements of Rajiv and Modi in the most authentic context possible. His recent wonder on whether Modi should be credited for initiating the digital revolution merits a decent debate on who and who of information and electronic revolutions India has time and again witnessed. Before slating order of issues of debate, we must allow ourselves to ponder on what we want to visualize and perceive of a development orientation. Infrastructure and agriculture remain a nation’s priority while research, education and teaching pick themselves up the order of novelty and industries of core areas the third and the most demanding slot. Now, for all these vital sectors and prioritized indices to efficaciously push growth rate information technology appears a much suitable and affordable option. Information technology has a number of benefits beyond social media now and the then communication channel – operational cost is too low compared to any conventional source besides being faster in hassle free delivery with transparency. IT picked up momentum from nowhere as can be seen from success stories of Google and Yahoo! which have bolstered growth of service industry across globe in addition to augmenting electronic hard ware industry in the past decade. To declare IBM, Asus, Dell, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Qualcomm, Microsoft and a number of associates have economies better than third world nations clubbed together is little as even health, family care, and fashion opted for cutting edge and cost effective solutions. Land line connections served millions of communication needs with certain constraints like infrastructure and land. Security of physical systems depended on available private and public personnel who are more certified in safeguarding mechanism and less on mitigation. News paper, Television, and Radio honoured information and entertainment (infotainment) requirements from author/ presenter’s perspectives alone. This was the basis till mid 1990s on which India launched itself into foray of information technology and internet answered many questions. Infosys steered itself to a commanding position when it entered NASDAQ and car driver of its founding chairman earned in excess of crore. Contd…

What is the best way to combat General Essay? It’s 250 marks, of course.

Santhosh, ScoopLense. Individual thinking should be encouraged right from childhood. Critical thinking should be encouraged right from day one of school. Children should be empowered to ask questions and seek answers playfully. Parents should be educated enough to encourage children develop analytical brain. Parents should invariably be morally certified enough to bring up children to avoid terrorism, extremism, and corruption. Indian government should conduct psychological competency tests before issuing couple or lovers their marriage certificate. So, how many sentences are there with probability of each being interlinked with rest of others? The first sentence or statement was asked in General Essay paper of Civil services Main Examination conducted in November. 2007. What followed that statement above are cumulative responses that we derive while trying to get to the main point – the theme of the essay. For example, in a corporate web content writing interview, a question was asked on influence of money on politics. And we shall see a sample answer which serves pointer to what needs to be thought of before penning such a universal yet difficult question, which indeed certifies how close we are to drawing logical conclusions. The answer went like this. Influence of money on politics in India (as on April 2014; before Elections kick start to elect new PM) Money as exchange medium to buy and sell goods and services was originally transformed from barter system wherein a person in possession of something used it to acquire something that he needed the most from other person who had it as second priority. Well, nowadays, the world in general and India in particular, see money as a tool being exploited by self-styled politicians who try to hog limelight with the help of media empires. As patrons of media houses continue to increase manifold, the abuse of medium of exchange too appears to go overboard which in a sense threatens basic building block of representative democracy. We shall see how this influence of money is actually assuming the form of ulterior form of abuse. In the period from 1948 to 1950, our legal exponents of welfare state and nation-state (an upgraded version coined after Greeks disposed of their famous city-state model of administration in which Socrates supported slavery as a facilitator for better means of dialogue amongst elite and middle class societal sections) had envisaged that whatever struggle – physical and psychological – the masses had undergone actually translates into hard work for better industrial growth and reduce lacunae of resources. So, they had adopted elections once after every five years as the fairest possible method and option for electing own representatives for they would engage themselves on research on anthropological and advanced forms of technology and form necessary legislations. The media in those days, largely of government, had little role to expose variety of hidden political agendas – of leftists and rightists. It was only after 1991 under PV Narasimha Rao’s stewardship, did the media assume larger role for growth-seeking Indian elite classes. As a…
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