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Happenings after Kamba Ramayanam
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Happenings after Kamba Ramayanam

September 21, 2021

By T.J.S. George It is rather foolish, politically and socially, to question what God does. But sometimes God himself makes us raise questions. Familiar legends tell us about what happened one day when he allowed leaders of the world’s great democracies to meet him and ask him any questions. This is what followed. Joe Biden…

Outsiders are coming
Columns, In Black & White

Outsiders are coming

September 4, 2021

[Migrants to Mysore] The recent incident of gang rape and armed robbery has triggered a new topic of conversation in Mysuru, a conversation that was for the most part limited to Bengaluru — the “outsider” problem. On hearing the news about rape and armed robbery, many Mysureans said it could not have been committed by…

Why I am not jealous of Ambani
Columns, Point of View

Why I am not jealous of Ambani

August 31, 2021

By T.J.S. George In the normal course of things, people feel jealous of Mukesh Ambani for the phenomenal wealth he commands. I feel sorry for him.  What is the use of wealth if it restricts your freedom?  He has more money than I have, but less freedom. I can have fun driving around in my…

Policing Limitations
Columns, In Black & White

Policing Limitations

August 28, 2021

This week has been a tumultuous one for a docile city like ours. Within a week we witnessed two terrible crimes — an armed robbery which left an innocent shopper dead and the gang rape of a young woman at the foot of Chamundi Hill.  Most Mysureans were asking, “How could this happen in our…

Revisiting Gotama Buddha
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Revisiting Gotama Buddha

August 26, 2021

Last week I was reading an unlikely bilingual book on Buddha’s discourses titled “Sutta Sangaho.” Pages on the left is in Pali using English script while on the right is in English. It has 27 suttams (discourses) rather short ones. It covers selected discourses from the Buddha’s 45 years of mission spreading his message of…

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