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Eat what you can, Can what you can’t
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Eat what you can, Can what you can’t

Unfazed by the grim reality of the last citizen in the land having no access to food in a measure adequate to keep the soul and limbs ticking  together, sources both in the government and informed circles take fascination to play around with their perception of food production in the country, its monetary value, extent…

Evolution, extinction
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Evolution, extinction

Beliefs, blind or otherwise, are personal. Government of Karnataka figured in the media a few weeks ago mulling introduction of a law in the State banning the practice of blind beliefs. The proposed measure was not pursued to its logical end,  either success for the government or getting shelved for good. The believers, comprising the…

Where are we heading to?
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Where are we heading to?

A narrative portraying the time of Nero, the ruler of Rome during the first century, authored by 1905 Nobel Prize-winning novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz and published in instalments by dailies during 1895 in Poland, came out in book form in 1896 under the title ‘Quo Vadis?’ meaning ‘Where are you going’? in Latin. The backdrop to…

Wasted workforce
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Wasted workforce

The grim side to the matter relating to school drop-out seems to have sidelined many important points both reflecting the inputs into the schooling pool by the players, including teachers, administrators, litterateurs as well as parents and resulting from their below par functioning, barring exceptions. Placing emphasis on the volatility of the rate of drop-outs…

Portraying profiles palatably
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Portraying profiles palatably

No small wonder that women, who have made a seamless entry into the world of men by taking to callings from which they mostly kept away until not too long ago, have not taken to the virtually male-dominated, artful profession of cartooning. Still greater wonder that women have rarely figured in the caricatures drawn by…

Wondering, Worrying, Wishing
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Wondering, Worrying, Wishing

Occasions witnessing speakers of all hues fantasising about the land’s glorious past and the legends associated on one side and platforms from where people are face-to-face with the land’s literati worrying about the fast deteriorating quality of life across different sections of society on the other side are being reported in the dailies. Sandwiched between…

Travesty of transparency
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Travesty of transparency

Broadly speaking, democracy, such as the system familiar to the land’s literati, per force needs politicians whose presence in the land is expanding in geometric progression with each passing year, if not each passing day. Considering the interface between democracy as a system of governing a country and the politicians, more so their sway over…

Cherishing-Nurturing gen next
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Cherishing-Nurturing gen next

The greater part of the land’s population, currently estimated to be on the cusp of crossing the figure of 135 crore, comprising those born in the 1990s, has reached a stage in their life representing a mix of capabilities to survive ranging from very poor to excellent, due to factors not-all-that unclear. We are well…

Pro-parent policy
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Pro-parent policy

Parenting, both as a responsibility and duty, as prescribed in the land’s ancient texts, may have got morphed into an activity marked by the return-on-investment (ROI) principle in our days. Until not-too-long ago, certainly in rural parts, not begetting children in numbers as-near-as a dozen earned poor socio-economic-rating to the chief wage-earner and also his…

Code of conduct : Proverbs, idioms
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Code of conduct : Proverbs, idioms

The age of a society in which its members not only firmly believed in but also assiduously adhered to the practice of pleasant conduct in both word and deed. The code of conduct, crystallising in the form of proverbs and idioms, apart from lyrical lines attributed to the wise such as Sarvajna of the 16th…

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