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NOVEMBER 14, 2007 THE PULSE OF INDIA
NOVEMBER 14, 2007
THE
PULSE
OF
INDIA
NOVEMBER 14, 2007 THE PULSE OF INDIA Youth below the age of 25 are the most
NOVEMBER 14, 2007 THE PULSE OF INDIA Youth below the age of 25 are the most

Youth below the age of 25 are the most powerful resources on the earth, under the earth and above the earth. We have to empower them through value-bbased education and leadership.

the earth, under the earth and above the earth. We have to empower them through value
celebration of success Dear friends, Launching billion beats, an e-paper through the website www.abdulkalam.com is
celebration
of success
Dear friends,
Launching billion beats, an
e-paper through the website
www.abdulkalam.com is
indeed a beautiful idea. The e-
paper should set a new tradi-
tion. It should celebrate the
success of the people wherever
they are. It may be from an
agriculture village, or fishing
village, it may be from a
diary village, it may be from
the industrial or service sector.
In short, billion beats
should capture and spread
the success and its glad tid-
ings. We have the islands of
success in every field of
activity; we should connect
them to make a garland. I
am confident that billion
beats would create knowl-
edge connectivity among the
people.
My greetings and best
wishes.
I want a disciplined Nation II love India, but I am saddened by our lack
I want a disciplined Nation
II love India, but I am saddened by our lack of disci-
pline and lack of consideration for others. I feel sad
that we Indians, who behave so well when we go
abroad, behave so terribly at home. We push our way
around when there is no need to. We jostle and crowd
around counters. We hate to stand in queues. We
crowd round the entrances in buses and trains. We show no con-
sideration for children or for the elderly. In the India of my
dreams, motorists won't jump the red light just because there is
no policeman around. Two-wheelers will not drive on pave-
ments just to race ahead. We won't spit or throw garbage any-
where we like. We will treat public property with respect. In
short, we will be a disciplined, considerate nation. I hope my
dream comes true before I grow up.
N. Priyanka, 8th Class, Poorna Prajna Education Centre, Bangalore
India of My Dreams is open to schoolchildren. Shoot off your thoughts
along with a passport-size photograph to: billionbeats@gmail.com
COM’ON INDIA
Have a success story to share?
An inspiration that can be
imbibed? We welcome short
contributions from you along
with a passport-size photo,
complete name, mailing address
and phone number. Write in at
Mission 2020
billionbeats@gmail.com
Kalam maps profile of a vibrant India
SALAM KALAM
By V. Ponraj
the birth of
billion beats
WW hat is the India of Dr Kalam's
dreams? How has he shaped his
beloved country in his mind's eye?
Here's the Top-10 from Dr Kalam's
wish-list for the country he loves:
NN ew Dilli was
cocooned in a
fresh coat of mist
when the Corporate
Communications
Team from HAL waited to
meet Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam,
India's Inspiration Machine.
Dr Kalam drove in straight
from a TV interview and took
off in his inimitable style on
media. "Why are we not high-
lighting the success stories of
achievers? Why are we not
bringing unsung heroes to the
forefront? Why an overdose of
politics, murder, caste war?
Why
?
Why
?."
We tentatively suggested:
"Can't we start a paper of your
choice?" Dr Kalam grabbed the
idea. "Fantastic! May be a web
paper. Yes, a web paper," he
chuckled, looking at Mr V.
Ponraj, a technology maverick
and his current Advisor.
And this was how the web
paper — bbiilllliioonn bbeeaattss ——was
A Nation where the rural and urban
divide has reduced to a thin line.
A Nation where there is an equitable
distribution of, and access to, energy
and quality water.
A Nation where agriculture, industry
and service sector work together in
symphony, absorbing technology,
thereby resulting in sustained wealth
generation leading to greater high-
value employment opportunities.
A Nation where education is not
denied to any meritorious candidate
because of societal or economic dis-
crimination.
A Nation which is the best destination
for the most talented scholars, scientists
and investors from all over the world.
A Nation where the best of healthcare
is available to everyone, and communi-
cable diseases like AIDS/TB, water and
vector-borne diseases, cardiac diseases,
cancer and diabetes are brought down.
A Nation where the
governance uses the
best of technologies to
be responsive, transpar-
ent, fully connected in a
high bandwidth e-gover-
nance grid, easily accessi-
ble and simple in rules, thereby
corruption-free.
A Nation where poverty has
been totally eradicated, illiteracy
removed and crimes against
women are absent and the socie-
ty feels unalienated.
A Nation that is prosperous,
healthy, secure, peaceful and happy
and has a sustainable growth path.
A Nation that is one of the best
places to live in on the earth and
brings smiles to a billion-plus faces.
This is how Dr Kalam has motivat-
ed the entire nation linking his
Vision 2020 with the people, organi-
sations, academic institutions, industry, banking, judiciary and
finally the political system.
But a lot more remains to be done. As Robert Frost wrote: “The
woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep; And miles
to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.”
(The writer is Advisor to Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam)
It’s the most appropriate
move to start an e-paper.
India is changing so fast and
I am sure bbiilllliioonn bbeeaattss
born. To stay connected with
you. Mail your thoughts at:
billionbeats@gmail.com.
Anantha Krishnan M.
National Affairs Editor
Kalam has always expressed
his love and affection for the
youth of this country. I am
very confident that bbiilllliioonn
bbeeaattss will play a pivotal role in taking
India forward. I am eagerly waiting to
see the launch issue. My best wishes.
Anil Kumble, Test Captain, India
will help Indians stay connected by
sharing news, views and capabilities. All
the best for the team. Dr Kota
Harinarayana, Raja Ramanna Fellow
It’s a great feeling to set
something in motion, let it
take a life of its own, watch
it grow and become unique.
I’m sure bbiilllliioonn bbeeaattss will inspire
Indian youth to dream big and help
reach the acme of life. Neeti Sahi,
Mass Media Student, Bangalore
INDIA OF MY DREAMS
Sahi, Mass Media Student, Bangalore INDIA OF MY DREAMS billion beats is designed and uplinked to

billion beats is designed and uplinked to www.abdulkalam.com from Bangalore and will hit the web every fortnight. THE LAUNCH CREW: National Affairs Editor Anantha Krishnan M, Content Editor V. Ponraj, Copy Curator Vinaya Hegde, Data Coordinator Neelima V, Design V. Jayaprakash, Stills Robert, INSPIRATION The Bold Billion

Do your best today Friends, I would like to share with you a great message
Do your
best today
Friends, I would like to share
with you a great message
given by my teacher from
Kalidasa's Shakuntalam
2000 years ago.
Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life
of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and
realities of your existence;
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
Splendor of achievement,
For yesterday is but a
dream
And tomorrow is only a
vision,
But today well lived,
makes every yesterday a
dream of happiness
And tomorrow a vision of
hope.
Look well, therefore to
this day!
Such is the salutation to
the dawn.
Every day is very important
in a student's life. If you do
the best today, you will har-
vest the best.
Next, you should also build
confidence. When I was in
the 5th standard, many of
us used to get less than 40
marks in mathematics. My
maths teacher evolved a
method of teaching and cre-
ation of confidence for the
whole class. He conducted
a class and gave us an exer-
cise of 10 problems. In that
exercise, more than 90% of
the class including me, got
100 out of 100. That day
onwards our mathematics
performance improved.
Only after a few years we
realized that our teacher
injected confidence in us, to
feel that "I can do it".
To succeed in life each of
you has to cultivate the con-
fidence that "I can do it",
then the nation will build
the confidence that "we can
do it".
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NOVEMBER 28, 2007
THE
PULSE
OF
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Climbing to the top demands strength,
whether it is to the top of Mount Everest
or to the top of your career.
IT’SIT’S
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16,400 LIVES SAVED

EMRI becomes a life-line for thousands

By Anantha Krishnan M

WW hat better human service can one do than saving lives?

Well, that's exactly what Hyderabad-based Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI) has been doing for the last two years. And, as this piece goes on to the web, EMRI has so far saved 16,400 lives and still counting. Thanks to the vision of Mr B. Ramalinga Raju, founder and Chairman of Satyam Computers and Mr Venkat Changavalli, CEO, EMRI, today the movement has become a life-line for thousands of accident victims. This Emergency Response Service operates via a toll-free number 108. "EMRI is a non-prof- it organization and has the distinc- tion of being India's largest provider of free pre-hospital care under the public-private partner- ship mode. We are currently oper- ating in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat and are all set to expand nationally very soon," Mr Venkat Changavalli told billion beats. "The process of Sense, Reach and Care is a novel approach to rapid- ly provide pre-hospital care to those in need. Technology and empathy form the cornerstone of the service," Mr Venkat said. Technology enables the caller to access the toll-free number unhin- dered and also provides informa- tion regarding the location of the caller and the field ambulance to

the location of the caller and the field ambulance to Ramalinga Raju Venkat Changavalli optimize response

Ramalinga Raju

of the caller and the field ambulance to Ramalinga Raju Venkat Changavalli optimize response time. "It

Venkat Changavalli

optimize response time. "It is the empathy that the ambulance crew and the staff including medical personnel at the call centre exhibit that translates into a rush of joy every day after successful comple- tion of a call," he added.

HOW IT WORKS?

Emergency victim/helper dials

108.

Sense: Communication Officer (CO) collects facts, Dispatch Officer (DO) scopes emergency and assigns strategically located vehicle (ambulance/police/fire)

Reach: Vehicle(s) reach the site within short notice.

JOIN THE PARTY Have a success story to share? An inspiration that can be imbibed?
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with a passport-size photo,
complete name, mailing address
and phone number. Write in at
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THIS IS A 3-PAGE ISSUE

THE STORY SO FAR Saved 16,400 lives Received 5,84,000 emergency calls out of 7.8 million
THE STORY SO FAR
Saved 16,400 lives
Received 5,84,000 emergency calls
out of 7.8 million calls
95% calls answered in two rings
Types of emergencies (Medical:
94%, Police: 5%; Fire: 1%)
Types of Medical emergencies:
Injuries - 34%, Pregnancy - 17%,
Suicide/Poisoning - 6% Cardiac -
4%, Respiratory - 3%, Stroke - 5%,
Animal Bite - 3
Average time taken to reach hospital
from the time of call - 38 minutes

Care: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides pre- hospital care while transporting patient/victim to appropriate hospital for stabilization. Emergency Response Centre Physician (ERCP) supports CO, DO, EMT, patient and hospital admission. EMRI swears by its values which are: involving people, applying knowledge and making things happen. Its vision: To provide leadership and to respond to one million calls a day, and to save one million lives a year nationally by 2010. All this, meeting global standards in Emergency Management and Research and Training. Team billion beats will bring you updates on this noble mission. Visit http://www.emri.in for more details.

I want a corruption-free India II was shocked to find India ranked 88th in the
I want a corruption-free India
II was shocked to find India ranked 88th in the list of
least corrupt countries (according to the TI 2005
Corruption Perceptions Index which surveyed 159
countries published in ManoramaYearbook 2007).
Corruption, which is no less than a social evil like Sati,
has no place in the India of My Dreams. And to make
this dream a reality, corruption has to be removed soon.
Although it looks quite tough, I believe that this can be achieved
with the help of youth.
One important step towards removing corruption is the new
Political Science (Class XI and X) syllabus of NCERT and I am
glad that this will ensure at least a corruption-free future work-
force. Further, corrupt people must be exposed, which has been
done beautifully in the above mentioned textbooks.
Shaumik Daityari, Class 10, Delhi Public School, Duliajan, Assam
Dr Kalam interacts with over a lakh of youngsters during ‘Lead India 2020
Movement’ at Karim Nagar in Andhra Pradesh on November 14. The
new e-paper billion beats was also launched on the occasion.
India of My Dreams is open to schoolchildren. Shoot off your thoughts
along with a passport-size photograph to: billionbeats@gmail.com
INDIA
OF
MY
DREAMS
SUCCESS UNLIMITED NOVEMBER 28, 2007
SUCCESS
UNLIMITED
NOVEMBER 28, 2007

Spreading Bangalore sunshine in Salzburg

By Vinaya Hegde

MM ornings in Bangalore are a lovely mix of lacy wisps of fog, hot filter coffee and RJ

Vasanthi Hariprakash of Radio City 91.1 FM wishing you an exuberant Good Morning on her breakfast show Good Morning, Bangalore. Bangalore's Sunshine Girl (yes, that's what she's been dubbed for cheering up the city every morning) will be spreading some of this sunshine in Salzburg, Austria in the first week of December: She is the only Indian among the 50-odd young achievers chosen from across the globe for the 'Salzburg Young Global Leaders’ Summit' which aims "to envision how the world should look by

2030".

"I am grateful to journalist Sakuntala Narasimhan for mentoring me for the semi- nar. I am both humbled and thrilled… I will hopefully make India proud," says Vasanthi. Vasanthi, who was a mainstream journalist (Chief Sub-Editor with the Indian Express Group, Bangalore) strayed into the world of radio quite by accident. She walked into the Radio City studios as a guest: as the Bangalore co-ordinator of the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI), she was being interviewed on World Press Freedom Day. Not long after that, she found herself on the other side of the mike, so to speak, in the same studios! A short stint at freelance RJ-ing at AIR helped. Among her fans is Mr N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chief Mentor, Infosys. Says Mr Murthy: "I listen to her shows whenever I can. I observe that even on a busy primetime radio show, she has created spaces to intro- duce topics of relevance such as consumer issues, women's health issues and social con- cerns such as opportunities to care for under- privileged children. I notice that she has a genuine desire to make a difference to the

DARLIING ON AIR SET TO STORM YOUNG GLOBAL LEADERS’ MEET

DARLIING ON AIR SET TO STORM YOUNG GLOBAL LEADERS’ MEET Vasanthi, adjudged best english RJ in

Vasanthi, adjudged best english RJ in India, works for Radio City 91.1 FM.

world around her. She has the power to mould the opinion of over 2 million listeners through her radio show. Her unique style of anchoring has helped her connect one-to-one with the cosmopolitan crowd of Bangalore and has lent dignity to the show." It was therefore no surprise when she won the latest award for Radio Excellence given

I listen to Vasanthi’s shows whenev- er I can. I notice that she has a
I listen to Vasanthi’s shows whenev-
er I can.
I notice that she has a
genuine desire to make a difference
to the world around her. She has
the power to mould the opinion of over
2 million listeners through her radio show.
N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chief Mentor, Infosys

by the India Radio Forum as the best English RJ in the entire country. She was also among the four RJs chosen by her organization for a study tour in London to study best practices in the UK radio world. With being constantly told she's the best in the profession, how does she guard against a sense of déjà vu, of having been there, done that, of feeling, 'I've achieved it all… now what?' Vasanthi quickly waves this thought away with a "Oh no! I am constantly critical of myself. And I am constantly competing against myself since I don't measure myself against anyone. That way, there is no room for complacency." Like her namesake Basanti of Sholay, Vasanthi is a chatterbox. But is she ever at a loss for words? "Oh yes," she says. "When there's admiration on air. When a listener gushes over you, you really don't know what to say without sounding conceited or cold…" What is the source of her (by now leg- endary!) energy? "Simple: I love what I do. I get a thrill out of it every single day." Considering that a day has only 24 hours, how does she cope with an early morning show, home life and a hectic social life? "My mother Vaidehi, husband Hariprakash and 10-year-old son Aniruddh Kaushik take care of the home front," she grins. "The rest is easy. And all the technology around has made life easier." Where does she see herself a few years from now? Vasanthi is philosophic. "I had never dreamt that I would come this far. And I don't know where the Power Above will take me. All I know is that there is Someone up above there, holding my hand, showing me the way." Amen.

Vasanthi can be contacted at

vasanthih@myradiocity.com

TT he moon has always trig- gered a feeling of awe and

evoked a sense of curiosity among people all over the world, particularly Indians. In April 2008, it will not be the same moonrise over India. At night, when the people of this country look at the sky and observe our closest satellite, it will be with a sense of pride; the reason — India will hopefully be on the moon joining the US and Russia. An Indian orbiter will be flying around the moon at an altitude of 100 km above the lunar sur- face, and what more a 29-kg instrument known as the moon impact probe — an idea suggest- ed by former President A.P.J.

Abdul Kalam —would have landed on the moon. India's much awaited maiden voyage to the moon, designated as 'Chandrayaan-1', was announced by former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee during his independence day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15 2003, and was given the green signal by the government in November 2003. In Sanskrit 'Chandrayaan' means moon craft. The man who has been entrusted with the challeng- ing task of taking India to the moon is very humble person, Mylaswamy Annadurai. The mission is slated for lift off either on April 9 or April 23, 2008 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. During launch, the distance between the earth and the moon will be three lakh km. The flying

MOON WALK

SPACE TALK By Srinivas Laxman Space Talk will be a regular feature capturing success stories

SPACE

TALK

By Srinivas Laxman

Space Talk will be a regular feature capturing success stories from the skies. Aimed at creating awareness on our space programmes amongst youngsters, you can make this column interactive and update yourselves on the latest happenings out there.

time between the earth and the moon will be about a fortnight. During take-off the weight of the spacecraft will be 1304 kg and the rocket will be an upgraded version of the highly-proven four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Critics of the prestigious moon mission repeatedly ask why a poor country like India should go to the moon when Russia, the US and Europe have already landed on the lunar surface. The answer is that 'Chandrayaan-1', will carry out scientific studies on those areas which have so far not been examined either by the US or Russia. If it succeeds it is sure to be rated as one of the greatest scientific achievements of India, making every true Indian proud of this nation. The primary role of 'Chandrayaan-1', is scientific study of the moon with the help of 11 instruments —six from abroad and five from India. Of

the six foreign payloads, two are from NASA, three from the European Space Agency and one from Bulgaria. The mission will attempt to locate water and iden- tify Helium-3, which if mined and brought to earth, can pro- vide electricity for several years. The data from the lunar orbiter will be first relayed to the newly- established Deep Space Network, off the Bangalore-Mysore high- way in a tiny village called Byalalu. From here it will be transmitted to ISRO's telemetry, tracking and command centre at Bangalore. The scientific data will be given for analysis to the Indian Space Science Data Centre which is located at the command centre. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation, the Rs 386-crore project will provide a lot of opportunities to the younger generation as it will give a strong thrust to basic sci- ence and also encourage young-

sters to get involved in funda- mental research. Those partici- pating in the moon mission will find it intellectually rewarding. In the US, during the Apollo lunar mission between 1969 and 1972, students' scores in maths and physics shot up and many took up science courses. This is what the government of India hopes to achieve through the Indian moon mission. The Indian lunar programme is expected to provide an impetus for more ambitious planetary explorations. On November 16, an Indian mission to Mars was incorporated into ISRO's 11th plan. ISRO officials say that India just cannot afford to lag behind in the race to the moon, considering that Japan and China have already launched lunar missions. In fact by 2020, both of them hope to embark on a manned mission. ISRO Chairman G. Madhavan Nair, has been quoted as saying that the space agency will initiate feasibility about a human landing on the moon by India towards the end of 2008. 'Chandrayaan-1' will be followed by 'Chandrayaan-2', in 2011-2012. This will carry a rover which is to be jointly developed by India and Russia.

The writer is a Special Correspondent with The Times of India, Mumbai and is the author of the book Dr Abdul Kalam: Dreams to Reality. You can reach him at:

moonmission.srinivas@gmail.com
moonmission.srinivas@gmail.com
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I think Dr Kalam's brain is becoming younger as his body is getting older! I
I think Dr Kalam's brain is becoming younger as his body
is getting older! I like his innovative ideas which inspire young
Indians to think and act in positively. I hope billion beats will
imprint the positive image of our great country on young
Indian brains unlike other news papers.
GREAT
RESPONSE
TO
E-PAPER
Billion Beats
Salam
India,
AA nnaattiioonn ooff bbiilllliioonn bbrriilllliiaannccee,,
-
Dr. K. Prahlad Rao
As an idea this epaper is fantastic. In terms
of implementa-
we
heard
your
tion, I think there is a lot that needs to be done. Internet pene-
tration in our country, especially broadband is very low. So this
epaper is not going to reach millions who should be reading it,
especially if this is to be a vehicle to help bridge the urban-
rural divide. You have to find ways to deliver physical copies to
BBeeaattss iinn uunniissoonn ffoorr aa wwaanntt
DDeessiirree ttoo gguuiiddee aanndd bbee gguuiiddeedd,,
DDeessiirree ttoo fflloouurriisshh,, aanndd,, bbee cchheerriisshheedd
““DDrreeaamm IInnddiiaa””,, ssuummmmoonneedd tthhee vvooiiccee,,
““DDaarree ttoo ddrreeaamm””,, iiss nnooww yyoouurr cchhooiiccee
DDrreeaammss aarree llaatteenntt vviissiioonnss,, ooff ttooddaayy……
LLeett’’ss aawwaakkeenn ddrreeaammss,, ffoorr ttoommoorrrrooww
MMaayy yyoouurr ddrreeaammss bbee yyoouurr vviissiioonn,,
MMaayy yyoouurr vviissiioonn bbee yyoouurr mmiissssiioonn,,
MMaayy yyoouurr mmiissssiioonn rreemmaaiinn yyoouurr vviissiioonn
MMaayy yyoouurr vviissiioonn iinnssppiirree yyoouurr rreeaassoonn
BBiilllliioonn bbeeaattss nnuurrttuurreess tthhee vviissiioonn,,
AAnnnnuunncciiaattiinngg uunnssuunngg hheerrooeess iiss tthhee mmiissssiioonn
CChhrroonniiccllee ttoo rreeaadd aanndd ccoommpprreehheenndd,,
CCoommpprreehheenndd ttoo iinnssppiirree aanndd bbee iinnssppiirreedd
billion
beats
a
majority. Secondly, language is key. Even as
an epaper, there
is merit in translating it into other languages. A network (social,
physical, educational) has to be created that will ensure that
this publication reaches the relevant audiences. Sure, all this
By
Anantha
Krishnan
M
&
V. Ponraj
OO ne
email
every minute.
Every
mail
packed
with thoughts
on
taking
India
will cost and you might have to seek sponsorships.
forward.
From
the time
billion
beats
went
- Milind
live
on
www.abdulkalam.com
it
has
been
I am thoroughly impressed with billion beats. I am a
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon. I was the Former Head
and Additional Professor of the Department of Paediatric
Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Institute of Child Health and
Hospital for Children which is the largest children's hospital in
South East Asia. Now I am the Head of the Department of
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at K J Hospital Research
and Postgraduate Centre, Chennai. Reading through billion
an
avalanche
of
email
to
our
ID:
billion-
beats@gmail.com.
To
be
honest
to
lakhs
of
our
readers
online,
we
are still
struggling
to
find
a
mechanism
to sift
through
all
the
emails.
So,
what
did
India
write?
Well,
India
wrote
with
delight,
pain,
happiness,
disap-
beats, I was filled with hopes for a better India. My only regret
Deepa Govind hails
from Chennai and is
a Virtual Assistant.
pointment
and
hope.
And,
we
at
billion
is that I am not in my schooldays. Yet I have the satisfaction
beats
are
keen to
latch
on
to
your
hopes
and
that I belong to the era of an India soon after its independence,
its great men, its tribulations and sorrows and, its growth in
spite of all. It is intensely gladdening to see that we have a
leader again who can harness the magnificent power of the
take
this
mission forward.
While
we
are
overwhelmed
by
the
response
that
we
received
in
the
last
two
weeks,
it’s also
a huge
responsibility
thrust
youth of India. Do we also have a role in this onward march?
upon
us.
A responsibility
to
be
part
of
your
- Dr P S Sreemathi
This will give a proper platform to youth to utilize their tal-
ents as well as to realize dreams. It is good that you have not
given any place for politics, crime and negative stories.
dreams.
Your
voice.
Your hope.
Finally,
we
Today's youth spend a lot of their time on social networking
sites. May I suggest that you upgrade your site with blogs,
wikis and chat. This will be a great platform for youth to inter-
act on issues of national importance. Please program your
software to "auto-e-mail" the e-paper to all MPs and MLAs.
all
head
towards the
same
destination
-- a
developed
and
self-sufficient
nation
that
- Hridayananda Gogoi
celebrates
the
success
of
every
Indian.
An
email
urged
team
billion
beats
to
mail
copies
to
politicians
so
that
they
become
- Dr. Shankara Prasad
aware
of
in
billion beats was the best gift for the young generation on
Nov 14. I wish it would reach each and every youngster, cut-
ting across caste, creed and geographical boundaries. But I
am sorry for those who don't have Net facility.
My suggestion is to circulate hard copies of billion beats to
villages in India. India's villages should have a taste of these
success stories and be inspired by them. Then we can see
Vision 2020 very soon.
what’s happening
the
country.
But
then,
our aim
is
not
to
take
on
the
system
- Vijay Kumar Duvvada
or
its
administrators.
We
are
and
we shall
I am a student of BE III year of Instrumentation Engg from
the Institute of Technology & Management, Gwalior. I am very
remain
a
platform that
will
portray
the
bil-
lion
faces
of
India.
Their
strengths
and
suc-
- Ila Sengupta
happy to see such an e-paper in our motherland with so much
of motivation and dedication for us youth. India is country of
vast richness of culture and tradition. We have also produced
so many science wonders as well, for example Eka, the super
computer developed by the Tata group, which is the fastest in
Asia and fourth fastest in the whole world. But India and some
of the parts of India are defamed. This not because of any out-
sider, rather this is due to us only. How can we expect any
outsider to respect our motherland if we do not respect it? No
outsider will make this country developed; it is our pious duty
to make this country developed and prosperous.
cess
stories
will be
the fodder
for
billion
I suggest you ask school and college principals to make
billion beats a compulsory read in their institutions. Jai Hind.
beats
.
Through
this
initiative
we
aim
to
create
- Varun Yadav
networks
between
people.
We
will
make
I thought true newspapers are just a mirage of mind. Fake,
impossible and hard to find. But after I read billion beats I tend
to believe that heart exists in real and beats in me. My deep
regards for the one who has given such a noble thought and
evolved India's first youth motivating newspaper.
people
talk
and
meet.
We
will
make
people
react
and
express.
We
will
make
people
contribute
tirelessly
to India
make
a
power
to
reckon
with.
It’s
a challenge.
huge
But
fear
not
the challenge,
as
challenge
often
- Amrita Nawal
gifts
failure
and failure
often
gives
birth
to
Awesome e-paper! I hope it expands to more than one
page and a complementary copy is delivered to all our MPs
and MLAs (and it be made sure that they read it!)
seeds
of success.
And,
success
seals
- Rishu Anand
strength.
Through strength
you
grow,
and
when
you
grow
the
Nation
moves.
- Saurav Ghoshal
Ever
since billion
beats
hit
the
web,
a
When Dr Kalam's tenure as President of India came to an
end I was very upset as I felt my connectivity with a great
visionary had come to an end. With billion beats it feels like
the flow of blood which had stopped has started again.
cross-section
of
Indians
who
have
excelled
in
various
fields
have
got
in
touch
asking
us
how
they
can
join this
new
initiative.
It’s
virtually
impossible
for us
to
reply
to all.
At
- Rita Som
the
same
time we
are
keen
to
hold
the bold
It's a great idea. But please make sure it's circulated to
grass-roots level as well. Let real India read it. It can be a vital
tool for making India a world power by 2020.
billion
together.
It
will
be
a good
idea to
form
network
groups
of
scientists,
students,
IT
profes-
- Himanshu Jagga
sionals,
engineers,
teachers,
agriculturists,
Live for oneself, one's neighbourhood and for the whole
country, and see how we lead the world.
musicians,
journalists,
artists,
performing
artistes,
sports
stars
and the
like.
You can
- Archana
use
billion
beats
to
give
shape
to
this
idea.
Once
specific
network
groups
are
formed,
Schoolkids who are exposed to the internet, should be
guided to acquire useful knowledge instead of simply brows-
ing the Net and playing games. I hope billion beats will help.
we
could
think
of Plan-B.
Hope
you
all
have
taken
note
of
the
catch-
- K.Sairam
This sketch was emailed to us by Vasantha
Hosabettu, a freelance caricaturist. Contributions
from artists on non-political subjects
of national interest are welcome.
line
of
billion
beats
.
The
catchline
is:
It’s
It is indeed great to have a newspaper bereft of any ugly and
unpleasant news. Could you add a 'subscribe' suffix to it so that
the paper automatically lands in the mailbox if we subscribe?
Possible.
It’s
your
paper.
And,
YOU
take
the
call.
(billionbeats@gmail.com)
- Prashant Sonwaney
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