Got Coverage from Hitavada English Daily, Nagpur

Hey I was surprised to find mention about me in an article in Hitavada by Ms Snehlata Shrivastav. Which said

For Patel need led to an innovation but for Balaji Sowmyanarayanan, a Masters in Computer Sciences, frustration to do anything creative that helps common people paved a path for an innovation. Balaji told ‘The Hitavada’ that he, after his education, went to USA but came back unsatisfied doing free lance software projects for even companies like Infosys. Although he continues to do some free lance work still for his livelihood, he is more into research now. He has developed a ‘electronic tagging’ for book like objects using the silk fabric or zari which conducts electricity. He has developed what is called as ‘Fabric Track’ which makes handling of objects easy. He has demonstrated the technology to TIFAC and asked for more funding.

The Times Group has the story and the CNBC is interested in a ‘Full Story’. Let us see where it goes!


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4 Responses to Got Coverage from Hitavada English Daily, Nagpur

  1. Nitin Zalte says:

    sir can I get the womens world edition of dated 06/02/2008, a special article is written by madam shenolikar if possible pl mail me

    with regards


  2. labsji says:

    Dear Nitin,
    I dont have access to the said edition either online or offline from Chennai.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hitavada, Nagpur has an eminent history. It was founded by the likes of Gokhale and Dravid of Servants of India Society in year 1911 and thus would be celebrating its centenary in year 2011. The newspaper was blessed with some of the tallest journalists of our country. The most remarkable amongst them were Late A.D.Mani and Late G.T.Parande. Mr. G.T.Parande joined the news paper as a cub sports reporter and through his sheer journalistic acumen and dedication rose to become its editor and later the Ombudsman and finally Editorial Advisor. He had an association with the Hitavada for almost 50 years. During his innings with the Hitavada, the Hitavada faced some turbulent times also but sailed through the same solely because of his efforts and leadership.

    Late G.T.Parande, who was widely known by his sobriquet “Bapusaheb” was essentially a teacher and this his quality remained un affected even while he got himself immersed in the hazardous and poorly paid profession of a journalist. Journalist he was no doubt and one of the most devoted and respected in the field but he was also a teacher, a sportsperson, a born lover of nature and adventure and above all a friend and guide to innumerable people, who found in him a true path finder. His early years as teacher in the Hadas High School were years of extreme hardship but dedication to the institution and he was among the few who shaped and moulded the Hadas High School as a premier educational institute in the city of Nagpur. As a teacher, a whole lot generation would remember him for his guidance and also for his penchant for disciplined behaviour. This streak of the teacher came out in greater abundance when he taught at Nagpur University’s Department of Journalism. He even headed the department but as a teacher, he was the role model for other teachers. Hundreds of holders of the degree in journalism would ever remain grateful to him for his valued guidance. He would do his homework well before engaging a class and that was one reason why several universities across the country pressed him to assist their departments of journalism and mass communication. He was among the chosen few who were frequently called by various universities. He was honoured for his services to the cause of teaching journalism.

    Journalism was a passion with G.T.Parande. Beginning his career as a sports reporter he rose to become Editor of Hitavada. But sports remained one of his undying passions and this was no better revealed than when, at the age of 68 years, he hopped from place to place to cover the Reliance World Cup Fixtures. His love for sports had endowed him with a very broad vision and objectivity which he practiced in the field of journalism. He considered objectivity as the hall mark of good and fair journalism. His devotion dedication to the “Hitavada” was unique. He had, in fact, identified himself with the newspaper whether it was run by the Servants of India Society or the Purohits. The changes in its ownership and ideological intransigence did not diminish his faith in the newspaper with which he was connected. He stood by it in the most difficult of times and even led a team of workers to experiment with a workers cooperative to run the newspaper successfully in its dark phase. He was instrumental in resuming its publication after the paper was closed down for a while in late seventies. As a sports reporter or as the editor of a newspaper, he was known for his fair play. That was one dictum that was dear to his heart and this he practiced with complete conviction. It was under his leadership that a new generation of journalists grew up and achieved prominence elsewhere as well. He was one editor who had no belief in the much touted “editorial arrogance” the most editors practice. It would sound conventional but fair play also is part of good journalism. With him it was not mere idealism. He practiced it as a sports reporter and also as the editor who assured fair play even to his critics as well.

    For most journalists, retirement is the end of the road in the profession, but with Mr. Parande it was quite different and his involvement in the profession making it more relevant to the times was very apparent. Even to the last day of his life, he was actively involved in it which remained his consuming passion. Almost equal was his involvement with the mass communication department of Nagpur University where he taught for scores of years and with undiminishing enthusiasm. The depth of his knowledge in his all chosen fields was mainly because of his interest in everything that makes life meaningful. And he would also search for meaning in things that ordinary people would find dull and drab. That endowed him with a unique sense of humour.

    It is hoped that Late Mr. G.T.Parande is remembered for his selfless invaluable service to journalism and Hitavada and duly honoured at the time of the centenary celebrations of Hitavada.

  4. Dhiraj R Agrawal says:

    From: DHIRAJ
    Date: 07/08/2010 3:15:36 PM
    To: Editor of Hitwada Subject: Fw: The Accidental Deaths on Full clover Leaf L S Bridges will be soly NAHI responsibility.
    Subject: The Accidental Deaths on Full clover Leaf L S Bridges will be soly your responsibility as U are senctioning the Designe of this hell on Nagpur By pass.

    That the following are the resons why this designe is a hall in this generation. This is an 1928’s designe not at all for 21st Century Traffic.

    All over the world this designe are being demolished and new designe interchange which include Diamomd, Parclo, Single Point Urban (SPUI) interchanges when connecting to an arterial road and the stack or cloverstack when connecting to another freeway or to a busy arterial where signals are still not desired.
    For Detail

    For Detial cloverleaf

    I request u to please use your power for the benefit of Am Admi as he is shattered , not aducated, strugleing for bread and bread only.
    To go Right side he has an habbit to turn Right only, but on this bridge he has to coss the Right Road from above and took a left turn to go right which is vary confusing and ???? Go blank on such turns and lead to accidents. Our drivers not drive properly on Strate Roads on their own lane every 10 Kms How they will able to manage 60 ft long trollers,Trallers to take turns on this roller coster ride.

    The Toll Tax on this Nagpur bypass on which 2 clover leaf B S and Kanhan river bridge and 50 other bridge will be more than 1000 per vehical which means the drivers would search an another route whithen 100 Km to avoid this toll taxes and all bourden of Toll tax will have to pay by the Nagpurions and Kisan of the near by villegers.

    We the people of Nagpur Request you not to put additional burden on us the oppourtunity to earn money in nagpur is almost “0” due to fail of MEHAN, Hingna MIDC, Butobari, due have shortage of Electricity and water and deducated Labours and Costleast Fuel as compaire to rest of theworld.

    The Area for Constuction of such bridge requres more than 400 Acers of land which is very very much for the 10% of vehicls who wants to go Right Side. The 35 % of the vehicals who wants to go streight from NH 7 To NH 7 will go above the Single beidge, The 35 % of the vehicals who want to go streight form NH 6 to NH6 will go below the single bridge, the rest 20 % of the vehiclas who want to go left will go by side lane road I.e. 3 lane of the Heighway without any signal or bridges.

    The wast of such huge land and money for 10 % of the vehicle is useless a fisiablity report on the spot of the bridge must me eximined and find the movement of traffic in which direction is most VEHICALS ARE MOVING and extra lane must be provided so that jam on that row wont took place. There is ample space to construct 6 lane road near this junction point 4 lane bridge on NH 7 and 6 lane under way on NH6 will do the need full without any extra nominla cost.


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