Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy

How to cure our officials from MAFA disease?
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

How to cure our officials from MAFA disease?

August 12, 2019

You are warned. These heritage buildings will collapse ! It seems our Government officials are suffering from a disease called MAFA. An abbreviation, acronym for an official mindset of Indian bureaucrats coined by N.R.  Narayana Murthy of Infosys. MAFA means ‘Mistaking Articulation For Accomplishment.’ Meaning, these officials think just by perpetually talking about a problem,…

Tale of three business Tycoons
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Tale of three business Tycoons

July 31, 2019

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your tongue.—Jewish Proverb While writing about V.G. Siddhartha, the Big Boss of the omnipresent Cafe Coffee Day with its signature logo of an inverted comma with the legend, who had gone missing in this column yesterday, I had promised to write about three business tycoons…

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!

July 19, 2019

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…

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

Musings on Mysuru Literature Fest

July 15, 2019

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…

Pathetic plight of Coalition Govt.
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Pathetic plight of Coalition Govt.

July 9, 2019

Going by the latest political developments in our State, somehow I feel that my musings written in this same column on May 15, 2018,  under the title ‘Pride goes before the Fall: Musings on Congress defeat in Karnataka’ literally fits to present political scenario. Considering the current political unrest and the blame game that has…

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