A Message to Rahim and B’desh

March 24, 2016, ICC World T20, India, Srinivas Nyapathy Writes,
“Dont give up before you win. Dont celebrate before u finish”

How Dhoni strategised the last wicket off the last ball and executed the runout is just amazing, shows he still has his coolness intact. Unbelievable victory from the jaws of defeat for india, sends B’desh crashing out of the Worldcup 2016.

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Wonder how and when Mushfiqur Rahim’s tsunami passion for bdesh translates to victories for them, instead of being their undoing. In a scenario, needing to score 3 runs, in 1 ball, no excuse if they lose, when u hv someone as experienced ss Rahim at the crease, in present day T20s. But it was just 2 runs to win in 3 balls…! Still they lost ..!!
When you have a Sachin playing for your country, the Virats emerge. When you have a Rahim, may be, only impatient Mahmadullahs emerge. This Bangladesh team has to learn to win crunch games quickly to make world cricket more interesting. Definitely, we dont want another team with a chokers tag !

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Appaling Indian media

Srinivas  Nyapathy Writes                                                                  April 2011

There is a lot of anger and disgust in the public, following the media coverage of  certain issues in the recent past, where ethics and decency were compromised for TRPs and Readership.

A case in point is the coverage of Shri Satya Sai Baba’s death.

To start with, Initially, the Trust may not have given the news from the hospital on time, adding to the anxiety of the devotees, but that doesn’t mean the media can go  to town speculating about what’s happening inside, carrying hearsay as breaking news.

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Baseless Information was reported, without any confirmation..

”Report First , Confirm later” attitude, that too, talking of one who is God to millions in India and abroad.

Where was the need to be speculating on the Trust and its wealth, while Saibaba was still in state, if not for TRPs and to make Hay while sun shines.

Talking of the Trust’s wealth is okay..but to give it a colour, as if ,the Trust having the much rumoured 40000 crore is a sin, is whats baffling.

While devotees were scanning thro the channels to get a final glimpse of Baba ..all they got to see is 3/4th screen of these discussions and scrolls on future of Puttaparthi; 1/4th screen the actual glass case where Sai baba’s body was lying. ( Oh Yes, when Sachin was having tears in his eyes infront of Baba’s glass case ..it was full screen ..TRPs)

Speculating  and building on the wee bits of info they had in hand,they conducted hours of panel discussions. Whatever came of that ? Later, the issues discussed, were shot down emphatically by the Trustmembers,  with facts in the press conference.

If these channels or publications which were crying hoarse with allegations had any evidence, why they have silenced themselves after the Trust’s Press Conference?

In the race to break first, all else is forgotten in this mad rat race of  the media houses, Breaking News scrolls on TV  and News papers with question mark headlines, Making them the Big Story, Developing Story….

A reporter of a Telugu TV channel had the guts to enter the Prashanti Nilayam, with a camera phone, stretch his arm over his head and capture what was happening inside the rooms , this is how sting operations are carried out , fine, but it can be aired only when you find something wrong happening inside the place. But this channel went ahead and telecast that operation, which basically is a invasion of privacy…and complete lack of decency. There was hardly anything in those captures but people and walls..If someone installs a spy cam in this guys house and telecasts the goings on then he would realize..how embrassing it can be. What has the Trust done to deserve this wretched invasion by a roughish channel.

For devotees of Baba, the place is of great reverence, a Temple, and no less. These acts are nothing but insulting.

Many scams and scandals were unearthed thanks to the media and sting operations, well done, bu,t to telecast something even after finding nothing in the capture was uncalled for and immaturish.

There was this Newspaper which had Aishwarya’s picture on the front page, just recently. So prominent that it was actually cutting into the masthead !

“What?” I thought, “has she received a Bharat Ratna?”…

No, No, ..it was just that shes pregnant..!

A film star ‘s, pregnancy on the frontpage , cutting into the mast page ..Well..if that wasn’t for selling the newspaper what else is it for.

The shocking helicopter crash which ended the life of AP CM YSR Reddy; after the wreckage was found and minutes before his body was identified, a regional TV channel went ahead and reported that he has actually been found alive !

May be these guys given the responsibility of handling Sai Baba’s News, do not know anything about prashanti Nilayam and how disciplined the place is . Even in the Press conference when a reporter asked a question a Trust Board Member , He in turn asked the reporter , if he had ever visited Puttaparthi before..the answer was negative.

The thinktanks behind these Channels and Newspapers should realize, that, there is a lot of difference, how you handle Osama’s killing and Sai’s death. Osama is a mastermind behind many terrorist attacks worldwide, which ended up taking several innocent lives and have changed the way we live , for the worse. Whereas  Sai Baba’s life has only been about, spreading spirituality, harmony and improving lives of people across the globe.

If at all, I repeat ,if at all, the media found something wrong with the Trust, they could have waited till the time of the  Samadhi. Instead of projecting nonsense as primetime news. I feel Sai Baba richly deserved at least that bit of respect at the time of his death.

All is not lost, There are enough media houses which strive hard to keep India clean and healthy.

They do bring scams to light, bringing guilty to book, catching the corrupt red handed, but, with evidence and proofs.

There are some age old publications which even today, amidst all this rat race, portray the positivity , growth, development of this Incredible India, bringing stories of the giant strides we are making in becoming a World power on to the front pages.  Staying clear of speculating “IS XYZ GUILTY OF 200 Crore bribe ?”

“Was the Minister’s Office bugged ?”, “Who bugged the minister’s office ?” but finding the answers, to help us live a better life.

I salute such publications. Carry on ! We need you !

Congress’s desparate “Telengana Tamasha”

                                                Srinivas Nyapathy Writes:

Inspite of lakhs of people taking to the streets across Seemandhra, genuinely disgusted with the centre’s move to go ahead with the ill planned process  for  creating Telengana,  which these people feel is a decision riddled with injustice all over it for their region, the centre, refers to the letters given in support of the state’s division by majority of opposition parties in  Andhra , as a excuse to get away from the criticism of a decision taken by them. This despite, the parties reiterating that this is not the way to divide a state..!

The centre wishes to shove the Sri Krishna Committee recommendations under the carpet, a committe that was constituted by the UPA itself, as the recommendations do not suit its plans. The centre  hides itself away from the fact that their own state Congress ministers have quit the party against the bifurcation, Central ministers also decided to resign from their posts for all the injustice being meted out to the people of seemandhra. Among many embrassments for the UPA-2 under the muted, remote controlled, “un”able Prime Ministership of Mr Manmohan Singh, this Telengana Tamasha takes the cake with none other than the Andhra Pradesh Chief minister, a congress leader himself,  going up against the decision of bifurcation. The CM surprised everyone and members of his own party by going to the extent of giving interviews to the media as to how  Seemandhra will suffer with this decision. He cautioned that many irksome issues would  crop up because of the bifurcation,  and they need to be addressed before any announcement of bifurcation, if at all.

But the High command tries to ignore  all this and shamelessly puts the onus on the opposition parties’ letters. If at all UPA is so keen to act on opposition letters, there are many asking the PM to answer the letters with questions regarding Coal Scam, Many letters  regarding the weak foreign policy. Letters regarding other states asking about bifurcations in their states. Why harp only about the YSRCP and TDP letters ??  Because, those letters suit the music UPA wants to play and what it wants people to hear.

The Congress and its high command should find better ways than stooping to dividing states to get ahead in the 2014 elections.

The challenge for Congress to win elections in the future, and form a Government, will be to find leaders who know politics and who can “play” it well. Today UPA is “playing” into the hands of the opposition. One recent example is the dramatic development of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi strongly criticizing his own government’s decision to pass an ordinance to allow convicted politicians to contest elections and said it is nonsense and that it should be “torn up”.  This is only a small example of panic and confusion in party with 2014 elections round the corner.

The Seemandhra Agitation failed to make the Central Government react in its favour. The softness of the Samaikya agitation only seemed to egg the pro Telengana lobby on to push ahead with the tabling of the T note and march towards the creation of Telengana.

Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul, both have not spoken publicly about the crisis in Andhra.  The Congress team, handling the Telengana and Seemandhra issue seems to lack the experience and the understanding to handle a crisis as serious as this. The party High Command  is finding it hard to keep its folk together in Andhra’s  3 regions and make them speak in one tone. UPA’s strategy is its much talked about merger with TRS in Telengana and YSRCP in Seemandhra to ride it back to power in 2014, than focussing on welfare schemes like did Late Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.

The Congress’s eyes are fixed on the fringe benefits. Telangana has 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 assembly seats. Should there be a Telangana Rashtra Samithi-Congress coalition/merger, it can aspire to the  figure of 60 assembly seats and 12-14 LS seats. TRS chief , however, has reportedly not only ruled out a merger but is non-committal even on an alliance with the Congress.  The gamble taken by the Congress  might cost them heavily  in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. Congress fortunes are in absolute tatters,  owing to the  anti-Centre mood, anti-Telangana mood,  the Jagan factor.  And in Seemandhra, which has 25 LS seats and 175 assembly seats,  The Congress currently holds 97 seats, where as the the simple majority is 80, but with a strong Jaganmohan Reddy wave forecast, it would need to have a post-poll alliance with YSR Congress.

It can be understood that the  Congress believes having TRS and YSRCP on its side will help it almost neutralise the TDP. Without a TRS alliance, the Congress would be vulnerable in the Telangana region.

It was very evident when asked on the day CWC took a step forward on Telengana Mr Digvijay Singh is on record saying , he is expecting the TRS to merge with Congress. Unless desparate, and trying to send a signal to TRS, why say it on National TV that too on that very day ?

How shameful can it get for the Congress when political experts  feel , even the timely release of Jagan Mohan Reddy and all the drama associated with it, is part of a script for 2014 elections. Shameful because, while YSR was at the helm in Andhra, things were under control. With guidance of Pranab Mukherjee also missing now, Congress under Sonia Gandhi, is at a complete loss and at its wits end  to garner maximum number of seats from Telugus of the 3 regions. The only way to achieve that is to burn Seemandhra, while posing as if doing justice to telengana’s fight for, well, once the fight was for development, now….pride ??!!  The people of Seemandhra are at loss to understand if the UPA even realises that in creating Telengana, they are actually creating another state in the form of this kicked out Seemandhra with a new Capital , and  a new assembly and relegated to using Hyderabad once its capital , only as a unwanted tenent for 10 painful years ? May be the people of Seemenadhra should wait for some other political compulsion for the Congress which would force it  to do justice for them. I conclude this by putting forth the opening paragraph of an article in Frontline by Mr. S Nagesh Kumar  “ The Congress is clearly eyeing a pre-poll alliance with the TRS in Telangana and a post-poll alliance with the YSR Congress in Seemandhra. In this cynical game, it is dividing not only Andhra Pradesh politically but also the eight crore Telugu-speaking people in their minds and hearts.  NEVER in the past three decades has a ruling party in Andhra Pradesh attracted so much public ire as the Congress after its July 30 announcement to carve out a separate Telangana State.  Such is the Congress’ political ambition that votes come first and the people next. This has driven the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre so much out of sync with the ground realities in Andhra Pradesh that it has reduced the raging political storm to a game of chess. If the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the YSR Congress are the major pieces on this chequered board and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu is the adversary, the people are the pawns in its political game.”

Missed ‘Rupee’ Opportunity : EENADU

 

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The Finance Ministry never asked for online entries at all. Eenadu put it as  “I was disappointed that I did not send it online though i prepared it “, Fact is, I sent it and  the ministry chose something very close to it, I am very happy and thrilled I came that close in concept and look to the historic symbol.

The Indian Rupee symbol

 I had presented my designs for the Indian Rupee to the finance ministry, and missed it all by  just a whisker, it seems.

The design as shown below is very close to the one the ministry has chosen,in terms of the concept and look.

I am extremely happy that i had this great opportunity of working on something as historic as the Indian Rupee Symbol. And to see that the panel has chosen a similar concept and design is thrilling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The design that i had presented, represents the indian ethos and culture , which is one among others that  finance ministry wanted to see in the symbol , through the use of ancient indian script in the form of letter “Ra”

The significance of using the the letter “ra” is the fact that Rupee or Rupiya start with “R”.

Rs. is already accepted symbol for Indian rupee worldwide, this symbol that i had created takes that into account, as it resembles the english “R” without the vertical line.

This design has to be scribbled quickly and in small sizes in banks , financial institutions
many times each day , it will be scribbled by the  common man every now and then, so it cannot be a complex design, just like a dollar symbol, Or the Euro or the Yen..it has to be very simple.

All these currencies worlwide that i mentioned, have a english letter.
As this currency symbol would not  be used only in india..but all over the world,  ..it should also be taken into consideration how comfortable rest of the world will be, scribbling  this symbol. Just like it would  be difficult to memorise a chinese or japanese script for us who are not familiar with that language and use it when ever needed.

Hence, I felt that a R without the vertical line would do the task  of keeping the english element in the design at the same time looking as the “Ra”  in our ancient indian script.

The 2 horizantal lines on top connotes the steadiness and stability of the currency.  The line below also helps to complete the shape of the “Ra” in ancient script.

As far as the Symbol chosen by the ministry is concerned , but for a little more clarity with the “English R  alphabet ” in the design, which might make it tough for non indians to use it, they have made a good choise in choosing a symbol that connotes the country’s ethos and currency stability.

SYMBOL FOR THE INDIAN RUPEE TO BE DECIDED TODAY ! TAKE A LOOK AT MY SUBMISSION !

Joining the club of other major currencies of the world like the US dollar, 
the pound sterling, the yen and the euro among others, the Indian 
rupee too is set to get its unique identification symbol that is 
recognisable worldwide.

In February 2009, the Finance Ministry had invited Indian residents

to participate in a competition for designing a ‘symbol for the Indian 

rupee’, the results of which are to be announced today.  

Five designs have been shortlisted by the government after this 

all-India contest, of which one will be denoted as the symbol for 

the rupee. These signs are easy to write and are specially designed

to appeal to Indian and international community.  

A symbol reflecting the Hindi alphabet ‘R’ is likely to be approved.

As a designer i had submitted a few designs for the finance ministry’s persual in the all-India contest. One of which in concept and look is similar  to the 4th one in the above approved designs, My work which was submitted is below. May be a case of so near yet…

 

With N RAM Of THE HINDU at Rajahmundry

Shri N RAM Of THE HINDU at Rajahmundry, On our visit with him to the Barrage and Museum

My father Nyapathy Narasimha Rao is next to him along with Mr Bhaskar, The Hindu

IF IPL IS NATIONALISED : A FUNNY LOOK:

  1. The new Commissioner of the IPL, replacing Lalit Modi, will be an IAS officer, 1989 batch, transferred from the Food Corporation of India.
  2. Mayawati will demand, however, that the new Chairman should be her own candidate, Mr Dalit Modi.
  3. The name of Mumbai Indians will immediately be changed to Mumbai Manus. It will, naturally, field only Maharashtrians (preferably Maharshtrian Brahmins). All other players will have their legs broken.
  4. The Chennai Super Kings team will renamed Dravida Cricket Kazhagam. Subsequently one faction will break away and the team will split into DCK (DMK) and AIADCK, owing allegience to Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha respectively.
  5. Each political party will have its own team: BJP Bandits, Congress Cobras, CPI Cadres, Samajwadi Strikers, CPM Challengers, Trinamul Tigers etc.
  6. Auction of players will be replaced by teams calling for tenders for players. The lowest priced players will be picked.
  7. Cheerleaders will be replaced by honourable ministers who will give speeches during breaks in the match.
  8. Sonia Gandhi will insist that 30% of each team should be reserved for be women.
  9. Mayawati will demand that SC/ST players will need to run for only 18 yards instead of 22 yards between the wickets.
  10. Third Umpire requests will have to be filled in triplicate and duly notarized.
  11. All Third Umpire decisions will be referred to a Joint Parlimentary Commission.
  12. IPL tickets will henceforth be available at all post offices and BSNL centers from 10 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. The facility to purchase tickets on your cell-phone will immediately be withdrawn.
  13. Replacing an injured foreign player can be done only through a Tatkal application submitted 48 hours after a Govt doctor examines him.
  14. Cheerleaders will be replaced by retired Air-India flight attendants.
  15. These new cheerleaders will perform the folk dances of the states they represent during breaks.
  16. IPL matches will be shown only on Doordarshan. They will be telecast the day immediately following the match, from 4 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. and subsequently from 3.30 a.m. to 7p.m, subject to satellite link-up availability.
  17. Between each innings break Doordarshan will telecast the news in Hindi, followed by news for the hearing impaired.
  18. Agricultural shots can be played only during the phase of the game termed “Krishi Darshan”.
  19. There will be no matches on weekends or on national/regional holidays.
  20. The three stumps will be painted saffron, white and green.
  21. Bowlers will have to bowl sarpatti and ghasssarkundi balls to the reserved players.
  22. Pakistan will immediately announce its intention to start its own version of the tournament called PPL and Mr Zardari will make a visit to Washington to meet President Obama and seek an additional grant of $1 billion to fund it.
    Courtesy Mr Gulati