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The Month of Tipu & Crackers
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The Month of Tipu & Crackers

Come November, two controversies will always crop up — Tipu Jayanti and bursting fire crackers. And both reflect lack of insensitivity to fellow citizens. In the case of Tipu Jayanti, we wonder if this coalition government would have celebrated the Jayanti had Tipu Sultan done in Mandya what he did in Kodagu? Tipu Jayanti is…

Kannada musings on Rajyotsava
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Kannada musings on Rajyotsava

November 1st is Kannada Rajyotsava, our State’s birthday. It was on this day in 1956 that all Kannada-speaking provinces were brought together and named Mysore or Mysore State under the States Reorganisation Act. Then on November 1, 1973, it was renamed as Karnataka. Since our States were created with language as its basis, each State…

Indians’ Superman Complex
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Indians’ Superman Complex

Last Friday, 62 people died and 90 were injured in Punjab when Train No. 74943 from Jalandhar to Amritsar ploughed through a crowd that had gathered for a Ram Leela event. And where had the people gathered to watch Ravan’s effigy burn? On the Railway tracks! Now, who is to be blamed for this tragedy?…

#MeToo
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#MeToo

Predators swarm places where there’s prey. And that’s what happened in the recently held Dasara Street Festival. The well-intentioned Open Street Fest sadly became a hot bed for molesters. The lack of light and easy access to Police personnel emboldened the perverts. To make matters worse, media and Police instead of debating about how to…

Purr…fume
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Purr…fume

Just a few days ago, it was reported that Avni had turned a man-eater. Now, before your sick mind starts Googling “Avni eats man”, please know that Avni is a tigress and not a porn star. Avni has developed a taste for human flesh and has mauled to death nearly a dozen humans around Pandharkawada…

Old Laws & Progressive Judgements
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Old Laws & Progressive Judgements

September 2018 has been a month when India took the path towards being a socially progressive nation. This month India shed its archaic legal shackles, all thanks to a few older men and women with a new mindset and wisdom — the Supreme Court Judges. Just this month alone, the Supreme Court of India has…

Talking Animals, Dumb Humans !
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Talking Animals, Dumb Humans !

Dear Readers, Next year, our lives, as we humans know it on this planet, is going to change forever. Our time here on earth is categorised based on a Three-Age System — Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Later, we added the Space Age. Now, thanks to a Godman from our State, we will…

India is beautiful, Indians make it ugly
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India is beautiful, Indians make it ugly

Thursday was Ganesha Chaturthi, the festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha, the revered elephant-headed Hindu God. But on his birthday, an elephant was beheaded!  One of the elephant sculptures at Highway Circle was severed from the main pedestal. We are a nation of vandals — wilful destroyers of what is beautiful or venerable….

Finally, they can say they are Gay
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Finally, they can say they are Gay

When political parties know what is right, but cannot do it, they have a magic mantra they chant which is, “We leave it to the wisdom of the courts.” And thank God our Supreme Court has wise Heads because finally the Apex Court has decriminalised homosexuality. It is not only an important judgement for the Gay…

Ego & Political Blindness
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Ego & Political Blindness

Our Defence Minister visited Kodagu district to take stock of the situation and see how the Defence personnel were performing. Unfortunately, her visit became more about her ego than about Kodagu disaster. By now we all know about Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s outburst at the press conference. But what caused this? It seems, when the…

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