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Damned dams in the land
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Damned dams in the land

Reservoirs created by constructing dams across the rivers in different regions of the country have come to the attention of people at large only in recent times, not due to their feature of full-to-the-brim but due to its antithesis of water levels hitting rock bottom. People of the region between the two major cities of…

Software support to spirituality
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Software support to spirituality

The land’s two legendary saints, Adi Shankara of eighth century and Ramanujacharya of 11th century founded distinct avenues for common people to enjoy the company of divinity marked by the desire to attain moksha or redemption from the bondage of rebirth (punarjanma). The former Saint, during his short life, propounded the path of knowledge (jnaana…

Participatory prosperity
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Participatory prosperity

The top brass in the government, in the august company of the flock of public-spirited speakers from various platforms across the land have been extolling the goal of transforming the nation into a land of vibrant citizens with a sense of urgency and commitment. These two factors don’t seem to have exhorted a major section…

Global genocide
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Global genocide

Incidents of suicide, road fatalities and deaths caused by rogue elements from across the country’s border with an ill-behaving neighbourhood land are being reported in the media on a daily basis with all relevant details, including their numbers. These numbers have come to be treated as lifeless information, called statistics (for record purposes) only to…

Against the colonial rule then… Against the self-rule now
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Against the colonial rule then… Against the self-rule now

The discord between the establishment, read the ruling class, either by monarchy or otherwise, on one side and the masses on the other side seems to have woven its yarn through the fabric of the land’s history recorded over centuries. Many legendary leaders, such as Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, Chennamma of Kittoor, Abbakka of Dakshina…

Power-driven playtime
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Power-driven playtime

In an unwitting betrayal of their mindset, aspirants for votes of the land’s ever gullible masses are openly talking of capturing power and adorning authoritative posts in the government. Next comes the lobbying for plum portfolios promising avenues for syphoning off public funds in the name of taking up projects under broad banner of development….

Dawn of dicey days
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Dawn of dicey days

Old timers take fascination to share among their cohorts recollections of golden days they lived while moving from middle age to old age and be described as senior citizens. The celebrated English Poet Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) may soothe them as he wrote his famous line “Old order changeth yielding place to new.” Every generation is…

Romance with rain
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Romance with rain

The land’s people, both the scholarly sections and the unlettered, are known to have had an intimate connect with divinity as well as nature, going by their abundantly available and well-preserved lyrics, verses and prose, marked by literary elegance and refinement. Juxtaposed to their lines exemplifying their unalloyed faith in divinity and trust in nature,…

Technology on, Livelihoods gone
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Technology on, Livelihoods gone

Various occasions luring audiences of diverse  backgrounds and featuring speakers of all hues from both open platforms and restricted ones are abuzz with a virtual unanimous view that only education can provide many-sided dividends such as a) saying goodbye to ignorance, b) transform the land’s people at large into responsible, law-abiding citizens for building a…

Rummaging rubbish unsung, unhonoured
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Rummaging rubbish unsung, unhonoured

Thanks to the dramatic move on demonetising currency of face value at  Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 (November 8, 2016) causing unprecedented and unanticipated turmoil all over the country, Mysureans also getting a taste of cash-crunch, many hot topics such as pig menace, straying dogs, wandering cattle on the streets of the city and so…

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