Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy

Of Brahma Kumaris & the Dacoit
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Of Brahma Kumaris & the Dacoit

Pancham Singh, the notorious dacoit of Chambal Valley who surrendered to Jayaprakash Narayan about 12 years ago was in Mount Abu, attending the Universal Peace Conference and was the star attraction for the journalists. It may not be an exaggeration if I say that he was a good publicity material for the Brahma Kumaris and…

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…

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