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Servers seeking service (Inclusive India, a mirage)
Editorial

Servers seeking service (Inclusive India, a mirage)

Proverbs and idioms, being exclusively scripted in different languages, as is familiar to the sections in the land’s population speaking, writing, reading and communicating particularly in Kannada wherever they are across the world, have crystallised out of life’s experiences of people in successive generations, although none of them is attributed to any individual of an…

Re-inventing the wheel
Editorial

Re-inventing the wheel

Voices are being aired on select occasions that quality of research in India has descended from great heights to abysmal depths. The verdict originating to both informed circles with credentials and also lay people with no proven entitlement to pass remarks, either in adulation or berating, may be mere conjecture or stork truism. In this…

Almost unnoticed, our democracy is getting abridged; Is perpetual one-party rule the future of India?
Columns, Point of View

Almost unnoticed, our democracy is getting abridged; Is perpetual one-party rule the future of India?

Fact No. 1: Donations by companies to political parties is the biggest contributor to corruption in India. All parties acknowledge this. Fact No. 2: Elimination of corruption has been a top priority with the BJP Government. After the currency demonetisation, government leaders even claimed that black money and corruption had been virtually stamped out. Fact…

Healing humanely
Editorial

Healing humanely

Budgetary provision for healthcare by the country’s Union Government as well as its counterparts in the States and Union Territories as a percentage of the total in the economy may be talked about routinely in circles of analysts of the health of the land’s economy while the issues of meeting medical expenses by a family,…

When Bedi bowled from Maharaja’s College end
Feature Articles

When Bedi bowled from Maharaja’s College end

FROM THE ARCHIVES By Vikram Muthanna Recently, I was invited to be part of a group that is trying to raise funds for Pratham Mysore, the highly respected NGO that has helped improve the state of education in our country. Pratham Mysore has popularised the Balawadi pre-school programme where they pick a few volunteers in a…

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

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…

‘Bum’ Blast  for a clean wash !
Columns, In Black & White

‘Bum’ Blast for a clean wash !

Recently Dr. Javeed Nayeem wrote an article titled “Let Clean Bottoms Come First !” where he expressed his frustration at not being able to enjoy a sparkling 5-Star bottom in Indian 5-Star hotels as most of them don’t provide a faucet, bidet or even a mug to splash and clean one’s bottom. It’s unfortunate that…

Cherishing-Nurturing gen next
Editorial

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…

Income Tax on salaries
Feature Articles

Income Tax on salaries

The end of FY 2016-17 is fast approaching and the Income Tax (IT) on salaries shall be calculated accordingly before end of March 2017 and remitted before the due date. Any excess or shortfall in taxes deducted can be adjusted during the financial year 2016-17, that is before 31.3.2017. The Income Tax is deductible annually…

Book talk: Tale of India’s trampled tribals
Feature Articles

Book talk: Tale of India’s trampled tribals

Title : ‘Tribal’ Heritage: An Overlooked chapter of Indian History Author : Promode Kumar Misra Pages : 542 Price : Rs. 1,700 Publisher : Ingramspark, USA Known for long years in academic circles, of Mysuru in particular, Dr. Promode Kumar Misra, a long time resident of the city, an accomplished anthropologist, brings to bear in…

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