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Reports Vs Reality
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Reports Vs Reality

Thanks to advances in communication technology, we read or hear about events happening 24×7 (and also not happening in reality) anywhere on earth instantly, often in real time, as claimed by the professionals practicing the technology. The two irresistible habits of the land’s people at large, namely rumour-mongering and gossiping, may still be holding fort…

Saving this, saving that
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Saving this, saving that

Administration during the reign of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, spanning the first half of the last century, has been extolled in all quarters, relating to the many pro-people measures credited to the king and his illustrious advisors. In total contrast, the rating of administration in the State and the profile of honchos at the helm in…

Encouraging enterprise
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Encouraging enterprise

The elderly in the family, particularly those found with age-matching physical fitness and having lived a life of fulfilment in Mysuru of years gone-by, could be heard reminding the young members of the family on the threshold of adulthood about the imperatives and importance of industriousness as the hallmark of a person. Their crisply stated…

Rights Vs Responsibilities
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Rights Vs Responsibilities

The land’s leading lights of a distant past have left a legacy of copious texts in many languages as well as in many forms such as poems, lines of wisdom (Subhashita), anecdotes, voicing the various speechless animals, philosophical thoughts, idioms and proverbs laying down appropriate rules of the game of life, summarised simply and most…

Thought for food
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Thought for food

Noted oil chemist, food scientist, nutritionist and food historian, all rolled into one, Dr. K.T. Achaya (1923-2002) in his well-researched work titled Indian Food: A Historical Companion (Oxford University Press 1994), expedited during his brief association with Mysuru-based Central Food Technological Research Institute (considered as the golden years of the national laboratory), has authoritatively observed…

Grooming gen next
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Grooming gen next

The land’s youth used to be exhorted until recently by public speakers, including those holding high posts in government and leading lights in academia, to cultivate scientific temperament and outlook. It is anybody’s guess if the call has been accepted and acted upon by the youth to a perceptible extent. Rush of students to colleges…

Miles to go…
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Miles to go…

Nation’s first Prime Minister is quoted on various occasions having made an emotional statement at the moment of its freedom from colonial rule seven decades ago. “While the world sleeps India awakes to life and freedom,” was his claim marking his famous speech. The fact that the part of the world hosting those rulers were…

Big screen in big trouble
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Big screen in big trouble

History of money makes fascinating read. Going by its cosmic dance as it were in modern times, one is prompted to imagine that people would communicate among themselves free from hanky-panky deals which is common sight in the land. Come election time, be it for Gram Panchayats or be it for the Legislative Assemblies of…

GHOST: Manifesting itself as GST
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GHOST: Manifesting itself as GST

What is in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet, wrote William Shakespeare (1564-1616) in his famous play Romeo and Juliet. The field is open to any playwright of our times to write a matching line about taxes in general and Goods and Services Tax in…

Mangalyam Thanthu…
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Mangalyam Thanthu…

Going by the media reports of heightened frequency and growing number of campaigns by both government departments and voluntary groups, particularly in Karnataka, to create awareness in people at large about eschewing undesirable activities and adhering to practices leading to better quality of life, one is prompted to remark that the level of awareness about…

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