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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,…

Sex Survey is here… and there is much to fear !
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Sex Survey is here… and there is much to fear !

Like every year two magazines spice up our senses with an orgasmic edition! Yes, the mischievous editors of Outlook and India Today are adding to the premature heat wave with wild stories based on their Sex Surveys. And it’ll make you wet…I mean sweat, with confusion, fear and delight. The Outlook edition is called ‘Partnership…

The Lone Movie Wolf
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The Lone Movie Wolf

I am an extremely sociable person…But I also like to do certain things alone, especially watching movies. This solo movie watching, it seems, is “abnormal” behaviour as a friend observed. He is not the first. He will not be the last, for people find ‘solo-activists’ weird. When I lived in Chennai, my landlord once mockingly…

Musings on Student Unions
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Musings on Student Unions

The student protests these days are getting more frivolous by the day and so is the media that seems obsessed with local Delhi politics and projecting it like it is of national importance. Now what is so special about students of Delhi University that we need to be kept updated about their every tribulation. The…

A report on the Night of Shiva
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A report on the Night of Shiva

I have always wondered what happens on Shivaratri…do people actually pray at temples all night long? Do people fast? Do people feel a sense of spirituality? And are the whispers that some people sit around playing cards and getting high true? Also what happens in our city on the night of Shiva? Is it crowded?…

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