M. Krishnamurthi

M. Krishnamurthi studied at Andhra University and Osmania University. After working in Osmania University as a Lecturer and Reader in Physics for ten years, he moved to the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore to work as an Assistant Professor. Krishnamurthi served there for four years before joining the Ministry of Defence as Deputy Director of the Defence Electronic Research Laboratory. He later moved to the Cabinet Secretariat in New Delhi as Technical Adviser. For the last five years of his service, he worked as Chief Controller R&D, Defense, and he retired in 1984. For the last 25 years, Krishnamurthi has been a social worker trying to promote welfare of the downtrodden in villages. A founder trustee of the M. Venkatarangaiya Foundation, he is presently its Chairman.
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India Must Focus on Education

Five years after the Right to Education Act, India needs clear goals to give its children the education they deserve. March 31 marked the fifth anniversary of the Right to Education Act (RTE Act) in India. This legislation was passed to implement section 21A of the Indian Constitution, which promises free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 6 to 14. The anniversary... Continue Reading

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Governing India (Part 2/2)

Democracy in India is unique throughout the world. However, a new Indian Constitution is necessary. The current constitution is not suited for a sovereign, independent, and democratic nation of 1.2 billion people. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one. Apart from the unsuitability of the present Indian constitution in providing a transparent, fully democratic governing system,... Continue Reading

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Governing India (Part 1/2)

Democracy in India is unique throughout the world. However, a new Indian Constitution is necessary. The current constitution is not suited for a sovereign, independent, and democratic nation of 1.2 billion people. This is the first of a two part series. India is a country of continental proportions. Although it does not occupy a very large area, it is presently the second most populous nation in... Continue Reading

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Gandhiji’s Fasts

On the occasion of Gandhi’s assassination anniversary, Dr. M. Krishnamurthi speaks about the real meaning of Gandhi’s fasts. There is a general impression doing the rounds and assiduously circulated by interested politicians and agitators, that Mahatma Gandhi undertook a number of fasts unto death to press his demand for the independence of India. There is nothing more distant from truth... Continue Reading

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Gandhiji’s Fasts

On the occasion of Gandhi’s assassination anniversary, Dr. M. Krishnamurthi speaks about the real meaning of Gandhi’s fasts. There is a general impression doing the rounds and assiduously circulated by interested politicians and agitators, that Mahatma Gandhi undertook a number of fasts unto death to press his demand for the independence of India. There is nothing more distant from... Continue Reading

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Politics of Scarcity

The scarcity of  food, water, education, and transportation is negatively affecting both urban and rural populations in India. More than sixty percent of the Indian population depends upon agriculture and agriculture-related activities for their livelihood and live in rural areas. When they followed traditional practices, all agricultural inputs were locally available such as seeds,... Continue Reading

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Problems of Urban India

With a rapidly increasing urbanization India's majour cities are now facing great social issues including housing problems, waste disposal and shortage of electric power. The country went through the decennial census operations during 2010-11 culminating in the final count of population on 1st March 2011. On that day India’s population was just above 1210 million or 121 crores. Of... Continue Reading

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Is India a Democracy?

Reflections on the definition of democracy and how far it is reflected in modern India. Abraham Lincoln famously declared that democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. The definition is elegant and easy to remember. But to interpret the meaning and implement it in the political life of a nation is quite another matter. Taking the easiest of the... Continue Reading

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The Indian Constitution's 60 years: An Assessment

The Indian Constitution is in dire need of reform to ensure democracy and efficient government. The Indian Constitution came into force on 26th January 1950 and completed 60 years in 2010. It is time to take a look at whether the Constitution has given India an efficient and effective government. This essay will look at two aspects of the constitution: centre-state relations, and the... Continue Reading

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