Joseph Kolapudi

Press Service International

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  • Hope in Despair

    In life, there are often defining moments which either make or break you, not just as a person, but your entire life trajectory. These moments in life are often not in your control but can be the very moments which shape your character, for the better.

  • Coronavirus and India’s Rapid Rate

    It seems like a few months ago when the New Year began; and the reason to hope again was plainly palpable. Yet looking back on the last few months, it is difficult to imagine the state of the coronavirus pandemic and it’s increasing surge across the world, especially in countries such as Brazil, the United States, and currently, in the nation of India.

  • Son of the South

    Since the beginning of time, humanity has always yearned to be free. Despite this common sentiment, not everyone in history has been afforded this God-given right. In fact, there are individuals, even entire communities, who have been deprived of freedom, and have been forced to fight for certain rights that we in modern society now take for granted.

  • The Penitent Thief

    Have you ever wondered why things seem clearer when looking at circumstances from a different perspective?

  • Redefining Greatness

    From an early age, the need to be “great” was often drilled into me from the get-go. I was often told that I had to be greater than the generation before me, I had to be great at academics at school, and eventually, to be great at my profession, whatever that was.

  • Becoming Unstoppable

    This year has certainly been a whirlwind of uncertainty; from a global pandemic to outspoken protests, and everything in between, things seem to have spiralled out of control.

  • Between two Worlds

    As a young child, I often thought about the differences I had to my peers, rather than the similarities. Nowadays, people still ask me why I am so different.

  • Writing the Unwritten

    Joseph Kolapudi led a plenary at the 2020 young writer conference -  Joseph is a young writer who currently serves with the international mission agency, ReachAcross.

  • Saintified

    For many of us, the word “saint” probably wouldn’t be the best description of our character. All of us struggle with the circumstances we find ourselves in, the changes that happen to us, sometimes out of the blue, and the curveballs that life throws our way.

  • Excellence is a great Evangelist

    When we look at the world today, our immediate reaction is often to focus on the negative. Flicking through news feeds, endless updates regarding natural disasters or man-made ones, or even the latest trends and newest technologies which tend to have inevitable flaws