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Shadow Boxing
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Shadow Boxing

Oh! Just when we thought after the exciting Cricket World Cup final there is nothing to excite us, Karnataka Political League began. Our MLAs started playing political cricket. But what was to be a final one-day match yesterday has now turned into a test match, thanks to Square-Leg Umpire, Speaker  K.R. Ramesh Kumar and Third…

Theatre of the Absurd, Karnataka: Arabian Nights of a Sort!
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Theatre of the Absurd, Karnataka: Arabian Nights of a Sort!

The confidence motion moved in the Karnataka Assembly yesterday by the Congress-JD(S) coalition’s Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was expected to have a smooth passage, either way, because its procedures were vetted by the Supreme Court, as we know. Sadly, the proceedings took a turn towards an unprecedented pandemonium with the leading coalition partner Congress raising…

Of Hefty Fines & Heedless Drivers!
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Of Hefty Fines & Heedless Drivers!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Penalties for almost all traffic offences and vehicle document lapses have been revised upwards by our Government with the good intention of hammering some sense, albeit through sheer fear, into our traffic offenders who seem to only be increasing day after day.  We all know that driving on our…

Maria’s new Hat!
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Maria’s new Hat!

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Maria lived with her mother at a small apartment in New York City. She wasn’t too young or too old. Not too short or too tall. Not particularly beautiful nor ugly. She was just an average woman. No one at the work paid any attention to her. Those…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains why so many whales are getting washed on beaches and what can be done to help the situation By Maneka Gandhi Can the age of fishes be determined? Scales, bones, fin rays and fish ear bones (otoliths) have all been used to determine the age of fish, since…

Congress moving towards a split?
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Congress moving towards a split?

By T.J.S. George Rahul Gandhi’s insistence on not continuing as Congress President was the best thing that happened to the Congress in a long time.  He must stick to it. Confusion and chaos, perhaps even cracks and crumbling may follow. That, too, would be good for the party which is 134-years-old now. Everything needs renewal,…

Musings on Mysuru Literature Fest
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Musings on Mysuru Literature Fest

Culturally speaking, this month’s mega event for Mysuru city was the holding of the Third Edition of Mysuru Literature Festival (MLF) organised by Mysuru Literary Forum Charitable Trust in conjunction with Mysuru Book Clubs-2015 at Hotel Southern Star for two days, nay for one-and-a-half-days, beginning Saturday at 2 pm. The fest was inaugurated by Dowager…

Doing one thing at a time…
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Doing one thing at a time…

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam It is indeed amazing to see how people are constantly rushing ahead with their lives. All of them seem to be in such an undue haste. Very few actually stop, take a pause and ask themselves why they are in such an undue hurry. It seems as though man is engaged…

Nataka in Karnataka
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Nataka in Karnataka

By Vikram Muthanna The political drama in our State with every passing election is becoming like a Bollywood Director Rohit Shetty’s comical-action with multiple star cast — there are heroes and villains, there are fighting scenes and crying scenes, there are fancy cars and private jets. But unlike ‘Chennai Express’ audience who were entertained, the…

Choice is Yours, Honeybee or a Fly…
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Choice is Yours, Honeybee or a Fly…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting discourse: A wonderful analogy about the honeybee and the fly. How it teaches us a valuable lesson to improve our relationships and quality of life. A honeybee flies from flower to flower, extracting only the nectar without disturbing the flower. The mindset of a honeybee is…

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