Student Counselling Through Mentor Network

If your college doesn’t have mentoring programs in place, you can seek out a mentor on your own through local businesses and acquaintances of family members. But before getting trapped by highly paid career counsellors and colleges doing false marketing, there is one place students can visit launched its ‘Student Counselling through Mentor Network’ on 23rd August 2011. The students can login to and choose their mentors according to the college or exam they want to take up. They can schedule a session with the mentor and talk to them over the phone and can ask any number of questions they want and clear all their doubts.

Sneha Chakraborty the content head of Globalshiksha says “Our portal is not limited by online data available in web, we believe in genuineness of the content .We have successfully collected data for around 35,000 colleges and around 400,000 courses after a detailed research, we had to reach upto the masses for actual happeings in the colleges.”

“Around 90% of the colleges do not have a website and students are unable to make a right decision and end up making wrong decisions which actually spoil their future as it is the most critical decision in a student’s life.
Now every student can take a wise decision as he can get in touch with relevant people and mentors through Student Counselling through Mentor Network” added Sneha.

‘Counselling through alumni network’ is an innovative idea for guiding around 10 million aspiring students looking out for admission in different colleges. This will definitely save students from getting trapped by highly paid career counsellors.

Globalshiksha is now amongst the top education portal of the country and a hub for genuine and unbiased information about colleges and universities guiding students from different domain to shape their career since year the 2008.

Disclaimer: This is not a paid ad of The article is a news source for aspiring students looking out for admission in different colleges

What is Jan Lokpal Bill

The basic idea of the Lokpal is borrowed from the office of the ombudsman in other countries.It provides for filing complaints of corruption against the prime minister , other ministers and members of parliament with the ombudsman.Anyone, except for a public servant, can file a complaint and the Lokpal has to complete the inquiry within six months.

Jan Lokpal Bill will be a three-member body with a chairperson who is or was a chief justice or Supreme Court judge, and two members who are or have been high courts judges or chief justices.

The bill was for the first time presented during the fourth Lok Sabha in 1968, and was passed there in 1969. However, the Lok Sabha was dissolved , resulting in the first death of the bill.It was revived in 1971, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2008. The Lokpal Bill, 2010, awaits an okay from a select committee.

What is Jan Lokpal Bill

The Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen’s ombudsman Bill) is a draft anti-corruption bill drawn up by prominent civil society activists seeking the appointment of a Jan Lokpal, an independent body that would investigate corruption cases, complete the investigation within a year and envisages trial in the case getting over in the next one year.

Drafted by Justice Santosh Hegde (former Supreme Court Judge and former Lokayukta of Karnataka), Prashant Bhushan (Supreme Court Lawyer) and Arvind Kejriwal (RTI activist), the draft Bill envisages a system where a corrupt person found guilty would go to jail within two years of the complaint being made and his ill-gotten wealth being confiscated. It also seeks power to the Jan Lokpal to prosecute politicians and bureaucrats without government permission.

Retired IPS officer Kiran Bedi and other known people like Swami Agnivesh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Anna Hazare and Mallika Sarabhai are also part of the movement, called India Against Corruption.

Salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill

  • An institution called LOKPAL at the centre and LOKAYUKTA in each state will be set up
  • Like Supreme Court and Election Commission, they will be completely independent of the governments. No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence their investigations.
  • Cases against corrupt people will not linger on for years anymore: Investigations in any case will have to be completed in one year. Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt politician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years.
  • The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will be recovered at the time of conviction.
  • How will it help a common citizen: If any work of any citizen is not done in prescribed time in any government office, Lokpal will impose financial penalty on guilty officers, which will be given as compensation to the complainant.
  • So, you could approach Lokpal if your ration card or passport or voter card is not being made or if police is not registering your case or any other work is not being done in prescribed time. Lokpal will have to get it done in a month’s time. You could also report any case of corruption to Lokpal like ration being siphoned off, poor quality roads been constructed or panchayat funds being siphoned off. Lokpal will have to complete its investigations in a year, trial will be over in next one year and the guilty will go to jail within two years.
  • But won’t the government appoint corrupt and weak people as Lokpal members? That won’t be possible because its members will be selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities and not by politicians, through a completely transparent and participatory process.
  • What if some officer in Lokpal becomes corrupt? The entire functioning of Lokpal/ Lokayukta will be completely transparent. Any complaint against any officer of Lokpal shall be investigated and the officer dismissed within two months.
  • What will happen to existing anti-corruption agencies? CVC, departmental vigilance and anti-corruption branch of CBI will be merged into Lokpal. Lokpal will have complete powers and machinery to independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or politician.
  • It will be the duty of the Lokpal to provide protection to those who are being victimized for raising their voice against corruption.

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CHEERS- It is festival & Weekend

  • Tomorrow Friday Aug 12,2011-varamahalakshmi festival 2011 : The importance or significance of the Varalakshmi Vrata was narrated by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathi in Skanda purana. Those who perform this Vratam will be blessed wtih Dhana (food), Dhanya (food), Aayu (Long life), Aarogya (health), Aishwarya (wealth), Santanana (progeny) and Soubhagya (long life of husband).
  • Saturday Aug 13, 2011: Raksha Bandhan festival & Yajnopavita

Wish you All a Happy & Fun Filled Weekend

Dasara jumbos head to Mysore

Balarama, along with Abhimanyu, Gajendra,Arjuna, Mary, and Sarala, set off on a ceremonial journey from Veerana Hosahalli to the palace city of Mysore. Balarama-An elephant, who has been leading the Dasara parade for years, he will carry the golden howdah from Lakshmivilas Palace to Bannimantap, during Vijayadashami.

Abhimanyu will pull the chariot of the royal musical ensemble (sangeeta goshti) and Gajendra will be the king’s special escort (pattada aane of maharaja); Arjuna will be the guide elephant. Decked in dazzling silk and satin, these majestic animals were a visual treat to the villagers of Veerana Hosahalli.


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Chief conservator of forests BJ Hosmath said that the elephants will be taken care of by the forest department and will be shifted to Mysore Palace stables on August 11. The city too will give these elephants a grand, civic reception.

This journey of the elephants is the first event of the Dasara calendar, commemorating the festival. The second batch of elephants, Srirama, Kanthi, Kokila, Harsha and Vikram, will be brought to Mysore a week later.

Sadananda Gowda to replace Yeddyurappa

DV Sadananda Gowda, was chosen to replace BS Yeddyurappa as the Karnataka chief minister on Wednesday. Yeddyurappa handed his resignation to Bhardwaj on July 31 after the party asked him to step down following his indictment by the anti-corruption watchdog in the scam. DV Sadananda Gowda will be sworn-in as the new Karnataka chief minister on Thursday.


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Yeddyurappa, who belongs to the politically significant Lingayat community, backed Gowda, a Vokkalinga, eyeing a comeback, confident of getting the all-clear from the court in the mining scandal.

Outgoing Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa hosted a farewell tea party to top IAS officers on Tuesday at his official residence on Race Course Road where he dropped broad hints that he would return to power in about six months.

An officer told Yeddyurappa that he and his team of officials enjoyed working with him and it was a learning experience. “Thanks for your comments. It is a matter of about six months for me to come back to power. Let’s work together,” Yeddyurappa said, with a broad smile in a jovial mood.

“I request you to extend similar, rather, greater cooperation to my successor too,” Yeddyurappa told each of them.

Gowda was elected soon after governor HR Bhardwaj gave the go-ahead for Yeddyurappa’s prosecution. Gowda, 58, will be sworn in at 4.30pm on Thursday. Of the 122 party MLAs in the 224-member House, 118 participated in the vote. A secret ballot was called to choose the BJP legislature party leader after the central leaders’ efforts to find a consensus candidate failed.

Amarnath cave Ice Lingam Completely Melts Away

The Amarnath Yatra is organized every year by the J & K Govt. during  the month of sharavan ( July and August). Times of India reports that unprecedented rush of devotees at the Amarnath cave has melted 10 days before the yatra formally ends. Use of camera flashes, burning of agarbathies and other human interferences were responsible for the premature melting of the ‘Lingam’.

The Amarnath cave, in which the Lingam is formed, is situated in a narrow gorge at the far end of the Lidder valley at an altitude of 3,888 metres. Temperature here is always at sub-zero level.

In less than a month, nearly 600,000 pilgrims have so far performed the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath, officials said. Authorities say the increased number of pilgrim rush and high temperatures in Kashmir over the past few weeks can  be attributed to the premature melting of the ‘Lingam’.

The early melting of the ‘Ice Lingam’ is not a new phenomenon as in 2007 the ice stalagmite melted away completely. In 2006, the Amarnath Shrine Board was embroiled in a huge controversy as it was alleged that to keep the yatra going, authorities dumped ice over the original ‘Lingam’ as at the very start of the ‘yatra’ size of the ‘Shiva Lingam’ was very small.