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Stop breaking in India…before making in India
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Stop breaking in India…before making in India

On May 22, the much-talked about “India’s first high-speed semi-luxurious train” Tejas Express, was launched. The train runs between Mumbai and Goa. It is equipped with modern amenities on board like LCD TVs, Wi-Fi, closed circuit camera, Bio-vacuum toilets and touch-less water taps. As the new Tejas Express rolled in from Delhi to Mumbai, from…

Not the cleanest … just least dirty !
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Not the cleanest … just least dirty !

A month ago, two students Srivalli Rattehalli  and Vishnu Priyan visited Star of Mysore office to show some photographs. The two of them had taken some time off and ridden around the city clicking photographs of the two-time winner of the “Cleanest City in India.” Their photographs proved anything but that. I was always a…

We’re even giving God a headache !
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We’re even giving God a headache !

Sonu Nigam wrote that azan, the call to prayer for Muslims early in the morning, was disturbing him. And lo and behold, all kinds of noise pollution erupted; from self-proclaimed God’s special children, the priests, to opportunistic publicity-seekers. While Sonu Nigam may not have lost his voice, he sure lost his cool and with that…

Siddu is . . . King Cong
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Siddu is . . . King Cong

The Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-election has been a good preliminary exam for Karnataka politicians. While it gave Congress party, which is suffocating under bad leadership, a gasp of air, the BJP choked…and if it does not change strategy it will drown in 2018. But the most dramatic part of the election was that V. Sreenivasa…

Admission Frenzy…
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Admission Frenzy…

Every year just as students are coming out of a nerve-wracking exam season, parents turn into nervous-wrecks with the approaching admission season. And every year during the same time, many Principals, Secretaries and Managing Committee Members of schools suddenly turn into Mughal Emperors. These Sultans preside over a durbar hall lined up with fear-stricken parents,…

When Bedi bowled from Maharaja’s College end
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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…

‘Bum’ Blast  for a clean wash !
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‘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…

Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection
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Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection

The Press is perspiring and seething with anger after K.B. Koliwad, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, announced the formation of a House Committee to suggest measures to monitor and regulate the functioning of Media in Karnataka. This decision was taken during the Budget Session after a four-hour discussion! Yes, instead of discussing the Budget,…

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