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Anil Kumar Guttu

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What Is Morality?

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 122 | Likes: 1

'The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.' - Ayn Rand When my professor Pramod went to a pub along with his wife Vandana, my friend Deepak said to me, "Don't you think it's wrong on the part of the Professor to go to the pub with his wife?" I wo  Read More...

Published on Sep 6,2020 08:40 PM

Bribed blessings

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 123 | Likes: 1

'A wedding doesn't have to be expensive to be memorable.' - Colin Cowie In India, the institution of marriage is given a lot of importance. Most Indians celebrate their wedding days on a grand scale. People spend a huge amount of money on their weddings. Some parents borrow money from others and per  Read More...

Published on Sep 1,2020 08:23 PM

Are You a Thought Leader?

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 107 | Likes: 1

'Thought leaders are brave; explore areas others don’t, raise questions others won’t, and provide insights others can’t.' - Craig Badings and Liz Alexander People who think independently become leaders. Those who don't think for themselves remain followers. Unfortunately, not many   Read More...

Published on Aug 30,2020 11:22 PM

Please, Thank You, Sorry

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 116 | Likes: 1

'Words that should cross your lips with ease: Please, Thank You, Sorry.' - Richelle E. Goodrich We expect others to do things for us but hesitate to use the word "please". When people help us, we take it for granted and don't bother to thank them. We make mistakes but try to rationalise our faults r  Read More...

Published on Aug 21,2020 04:51 PM

Online Education or On-site Education?

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 205 | Likes: 1

'The objective of education is learning, not teaching.' - Russell L. Ackoff When I was watching Pratidwani on ETV, one of the participants said teacher-student relationship plays an important role and for this reason, online education cannot replace on-site education. Teachers' part was exaggerated   Read More...

Published on Jun 9,2020 02:21 PM

Participate to Influence Change

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 209 | Likes: 1

"We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the action of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." - Howard Zinn My friend Sachin hates politics. Whenever there was a topic on politics, he would say, "Let's not talk about politics."  Read More...

Published on May 22,2020 05:33 PM

Online Education, the New Normal

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 240 | Likes: 1

'Challenges are there, but they are only temporary. Online education will flourish.' - Philip Regier Since coronavirus disease started in China and spread to other countries, everyone from students to teachers has turned to online education. Even administrators and parents who had a positive bent to  Read More...

Published on May 20,2020 08:54 PM

Lead, Don't Just Follow

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 300 | Likes: 2

'Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.' - John F. Kennedy  When I was watching TV, I came across an advertisement of a well-known educational institution in Telangana. The ad says, "Study in our college, and you'll feel the happiness your mother seeks and enjoy the  Read More...

Published on May 12,2020 07:55 PM

Reality, Scripted or Experienced?

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 228 | Likes: 2

'I'm not crazy; my reality is just different from yours.' - Lewis Carroll  My friend Arjun's parents sent him to boarding school when he was just ten years old. Arjun missed his mom and dad a lot when he needed them the most. After he finished schooling, Arjun wanted to study engineering in a r  Read More...

Published on May 9,2020 02:10 PM

Social Distancing and the Daily Wage Labourer

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 253 | Likes: 1

'In a country where the masses don't even know what personal space is all about, talking of social distancing would only be an exaggeration.' - Anil Kumar Guttu After Coronavirus lockdown for more than a month, Andhra Pradesh opened liquor shops in May 2020. The government instructed the public to w  Read More...

Published on May 5,2020 10:01 PM

Developing a Debate Culture

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 249 | Likes: 2

'Debate is healthy and no one in this chamber - starting with me - has a monopoly on being right." - Ted Kulongoski My friend Suman has sent me a video related to a socio-political issue. In reply, I forwarded a post I found through an online source. Suman verbally attacked me the moment he checked   Read More...

Published on Apr 27,2020 07:17 PM

Believe in Your Strengths

By Anil Kumar Guttu in True Story | Reads: 273 | Likes: 2

'My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.' - Bob Moore When my friend Mahesh called me last week, I told him my book would be published soon. Then he said, "How can you think of publishing a book? You should have a lot of experience to write." I was surprised to hear these wo  Read More...

Published on Apr 25,2020 01:03 PM

Film Review: Jersey

By Anil Kumar Guttu in General Literary | Reads: 278 | Likes: 2

Arjun is an extraordinary cricketer. But the cricket association is corrupt and creates hurdles at each and every stage of Arjun's career. Life lesson: In this corrupt world, hardwork is not the only criteria to succeed in life. Arjun's wife, Sarah is selfish and possessive. When the couple are bles  Read More...

Published on Apr 5,2020 11:00 AM

Film Review: Laxmi's NTR

By Anil Kumar Guttu in General Literary | Reads: 201 | Likes: 1

When NTR loses his wife and experiences loneliness, he develops an emotional relationship with Laxmi and finds solace in her company. Life lesson: The dependent nature of man and his constant need for moral support. Though Laxmi is already married to someone else, she falls in love with NTR and lat  Read More...

Published on Apr 5,2020 10:57 AM

My Travelogue: Araku and Visakhapatnam

By Anil Kumar Guttu in Travel | Reads: 546 | Likes: 2

I started all alone from Kazipet to Visakhapatnam on 22 May 2019. The train departed at 6 p.m and arrived in Vizag the next morning. I met a lady from Chattisgarh when I was waiting for the train to Araku. She said to me, "I'm going to Jaipur." I thought she was talking about the capital of Rajastha  Read More...

Published on Mar 24,2020 10:38 AM

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