Levine Lawrence

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Stuck inside an air-conditioned cubicle... i yearn to ride into the countryside... under the open blue skies, where farmers toil in the field, smell mitti ki khushboo, fill more greenery into the picture... travel across the world, meet more people, bring smile on faces... and finally, work for world peace. Just like those Miss World statements! I am a veteran media professional with 12 years of diverse experience in business media and research in India. Apart from my full time job as a researcher, I have been an avid travel photo-journalist, who has covered the art & cultural aspects of South India. Further, I am actively involved in the voluntary organisations working on energy efficiency, organic farming and environmental issues.

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Golden memories of Commonwealth Games?

Golden memories of Commonwealth Games?

What memories does the CWG 2010 bring? Lets look back at the history of Indian performance at the Commonwealth Games to see if there are better memories…

Old Indian Brands that faded away – Bhule Bisre Brands

Old Indian Brands that faded away – Bhule Bisre Brands

Back in those good old days, there were very few brands in any industry. When we look back, we find many of those old Indian brands faded away into oblivion…

Indian Brands That Faded Away

Indian Brands That Faded Away

Indian brands like Gold Spot, Limca, Double 7, Thrill, Double Cola, etc. Do you remember the “Gold Spot, the zing thing” ad on Doordarshan? If you don’t, you need study your history properly about a bygone era that was pre-liberalised India!

Is there Ideology in Indian politics?

Is there Ideology in Indian politics?

Which Indian political party’s ideology appeals to you? Are you voting based on ideology this time? Remember, there is a possibility of compromise in ideology.

Indian Scientists – Unsung Heroes – Part 2

Indian Scientists – Unsung Heroes – Part 2

Continued from Unsung Heroes of Indian Science – Part 1 Let’s look at some of little known Indian scientists who excelled in their domains and brought to light new discoveries or created inventions Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar is a well known Indian scientist owing to the national award instituted for science & […]

Unsung Heroes of Indian Science – Part 1

Unsung Heroes of Indian Science – Part 1

Google recently called for applications to its annual Google Science Fair competition held across the globe. Young students aged 13–18 years are invited to submit their innovations and scientific hypotheses. While we Indians constantly crib about lack of indigenous innovation, surprisingly, many Indian students have consistently figured in the top contenders since 2011! Despite all […]

The monk who travelled the globe

The monk who travelled the globe

Today, when we look back, it is clear that the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda is relevant during these turbulent times. On his birthday, which is celebrated as the National Youth Day in India, we salute India’s first global citizen!

Day of the Non-Returning Indian?

Day of the Non-Returning Indian?

Today India celebrates “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas” or the “Day of the Non-Resident Indian”. Organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, the event is aimed at engaging the Indian Diaspora across the globe. It is a big day for the government of India – international conferences, elaborate statements by dignitaries, signing of […]

Global Indian mindset – what’s that?

Global Indian mindset – what’s that?

Today, you can be a burger eating, jeans-clad yuppie, who loves heavy metal, but yet remain an Indian at heart. On the other hand, our culture guardians are seriously concerned about dilution of our culture due to Westernisation. The essence of global indian mindset lies in a sense of curiosity and openness to learn about cultures.

Remember MiG-21… Remember Rang De Basanti

Remember MiG-21… Remember Rang De Basanti

Today when we look back, it is clear that the nostalgia of MiG-21 valiantly serving the IAF during the war is swept aside by the activism sparked by Rang De Basanti!