Free Press Journal
  • ‘Vision-2020’: An aspirational journey to grow big and strong, says Karnataka Bank’s MD & CEO Mahabaleshwara M S

    In April this year, Mahabaleshwara M S took charge as the new managing director and chief executive officer of 93-year old bank— Karnataka bank. Prior to becoming the chief of the bank, he was the chief general manager and was responsible of the departments of credit; planning and development; IT and MIS; treasury and accounts and HR and IR. He served the bank for over 32 years before becoming the MD and CEO of

  • Painter Jatin Das re-sketches his journey to fame

    Padma Bhushan Jatin Das has often been bracketed with MF Hussain and Satish Gujral as one of India’s most famous painters. I look to ‘stir-the-still-air’ as I join him at his studio-cum-office in the shadow of the Qutub Minar in Delhi.

  • Meet the painter who is forever 21

    Gogi Saroj Pal is a living legend whose age (she is in her early 70s) belies her vivacity and her youthfulness. Gogi lives in South Delhi with her equally famous spouse, painter Ved Nayar. Gogi offers me some green tea as we sit down for a chat in her slightly crowded studio.

  • We as government want to make a history: Mahadev Jankar

    Mahadev Jankar is a cabinet minister who is in charge of animal husbandry, dairy and fishery development for Maharashtra (from the representing shepherds and an ally of the ruling BJP). He is a man with a vision and a burning desire to implement them. He believes that his ministry’s activities should form a vital de-risking mechanism for the fluctuating agricultural incomes and fortunes of farmers in the state. He believes that the

  • The Pioneer of 3D Art in India

    I last met Baiju Parthan at an Art Camp that took us to Prague, Vienna and Budapest. I was reconnecting with him after almost two years. His apartment in suburban Mumbai was cluttered with old Macs and all kinds of miscellaneous gadgetry. Old Baiju works adorn his walls. We kick off our chat over steaming hot cups of black coffee.

  • Going beyond Germany, trying to help other countries to deal with paedophilia

    Dr. Klaus M Beier was in India in March 2017 ( He is a full professor at the Charité, the University Hospital of Berlin, which is the biggest University Clinic of Europe. In 2005, he initiated the ‘Prevention Project Dunkelfeld’ (at the beginning funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung and since 2008 also aided by governmental funds) which works on strategies to prevent child sexual abuse and the use of child abuse images.

  • ‘Neurosciences face competition from psychology and astrology’

    Prism Brain Mapping came to India few years ago. Since then, India’s only certified master practitioner for a unique behaviour profiling tool based on applied neuroscience, is Hemang Laheru, program director at Prism Brain Mapping. He has designed and delivered tailor-made programs on team building, effective communication, self-awareness, decision making, problem solving and emotional intelligence to corporates like LIC, HP, Sanofi Aventis, Novartis, Zuari Industries, World Gold Council, Linehaul Logistics, Dystar and

  • Actuarial science, a course that makes you a professional

    Along with technical knowledge pursuing a career in actuarial science would help one to master the skill of risk management. According to the president of the Institute of Actuaries of India (IAI) Sanjeeb Kumar, actuarial science is a course that uses mathematical and statistical methods to manage risks in finance, insurance and corporate sectors. Kumar spoke to Ronald Rodrigues of Free Press Journal about this course and its scopes.

  • “We are the writers of our destinies”, says Sudhanshu Sinhal, Managing Director, Sinhal Classes

    Sudhanshu Sinhal, Managing Director, Sinhal Classes Pvt Ltd, shares his thoughts on the need for parents to support their children among other things on coaching. He is young and dynamic, and has his pulse on what he does best – managing the systems and processes at his organisation, where the foremost thought is to get students to achieve their goals. He is punctual (he pulled himself out of a delayed meeting to keep his

  • Meet Gurcharan Singh, the painter from Princely Patiala

    I climb up the stairs to Gurcharan Singh’s flat in Juhu. He is expecting to see someone older, I think. The initial hesitation melts as I start a conversation in Punjabi. Mrs Singh joins in. Both of them are warm, welcoming and friendly. The walls are adorned with Gurcharan’s own older paintings. He is now working on a ‘Mona Lisa’ triptych which is still unfinished.