N. S. Venkataraman is a trustee with the "Nandini Voice for the Deprived," a not-for-profit organization that aims to highlight the problems of downtrodden and deprived people and support their cause.
The inter-state water disputes in India are now becoming a matter of concern. The present dispute between states in southern India on sharing of water only highlights the fact that the political leadership at the state level lack matured approach with understanding of the problems of the neighbouring states. Sometimes, the exchange of bitter communicationREAD MORE
When President Obama received the Dalai Lama through the back door in his office a few months back, many eyebrows were raised. Many people justifiably thought that President Obama lacked the courage of conviction to receive the Dalai Lama correctly, in a manner befitting his stature and reputation as a man of peace. Apparently, PresidentREAD MORE
Indian media reports events in Kashmir these days, as if it is describing a cricket match, counting the death score every day. What is conspicuous is while the media reports the death score of the agitators, it is silent as far as the sufferings and death amongst the personnel in Kashmir police and Indian armyREAD MORE
Nine bank unions joined together and organized a nation wide strike on 29th July,2016, which crippled the banking operations all over India. After the one day strike, the bank unions claimed that around one million bank employees joined the strike and it was a grand success. What do these unions mean by success? Do theyREAD MORE
It is reported that Baingen Erdini Qoigyijabu who was recognized (appointed) by Chinese government as the 11t h Panchen Lama, started the Kalachakra ritual, which is a holy ritual and important rite for Buddhists for activating dormant enlightenment. The fact is that Baingen Erdini Qoigyijabu, a 25 year old man now, took over the position of 11th Panchen Lama with theREAD MORE
Government of Sri Lanka has refused to grant visa for the Dalai Lama to visit Sri Lanka on several occasions in the past. While earlier Rajapaksa government took such negative stand towards the Dalai Lama, the present Sirisena government is also adopting the same policy and approach. Such stand has resulted in the denial toREAD MORE
Tibetans living across the world as expatriates or citizens of other countries cannot but feel sad that world has, by and large, appear to be no more concerned that Tibetans have lost their motherland due to the aggressive onslaught of China. The present generation all over the world appear to be unaware of the horribleREAD MORE