Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy

Ex-Minister calls Bureaucracy Bad and Repents!
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Ex-Minister calls Bureaucracy Bad and Repents!

Last evening I journeyed to Rangayana, like it was a pilgrimage, to see Pandit Rajeev Taranath, the Sarod Maestro par-excellence, whose birthday it was. The venue, a small auditorium Bhoomigeeta, was overflowing with music connoisseurs, Taranath’s old friends and admirers. I was one among them. The programme was to celebrate Karnataka’s celebrated Sarod Maestro’s 85th…

Musings On An Assassination
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Musings On An Assassination

“The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore.” —Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer (1480-1521) The word assassination is anathema to a civilised world. It cannot happen in a world of light and warmth. It can only happen in a society with dark areas where evil…

Dasara Dreams & Depredations
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Dasara Dreams & Depredations

Dasara is here. The city will cover itself with light and gaiety in the celebration of this festival from Sept. 21 to Sept. 30. Lakhs of people will converge on this city testing its infrastructure and ability to feed as many mouths with Dasara special delicacies. Personally I feel that of the over 40 Dasara…

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