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Fine us, but punish them
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Fine us, but punish them

September 14, 2019

Three weeks ago, a friend picked me up for lunch. He was late. The reason for the delay he said was the long line at the RTO and Emission Certification Centre.  A few minutes into our drive, I noticed there was a red ‘L’ board sticker on his windshield. He said his licence had expired…

Down… but not out
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Down… but not out

September 7, 2019

Last night, many who were waiting for that moment of glory and pride were left screaming “Vikram yellidiyappa…” as the Moon Lander lost communication with the ground station of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).  While Vikram remains incommunicado leaving many disheartened, it has reignited enthusiasm and curiosity among Indians, both young and old, about Space…

Merging for strength and diversion?
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Merging for strength and diversion?

August 31, 2019

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday announced the merger of 10 public sector Banks into four entities. The first merger, that of Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank will create a super-bank named Punjab National Bank. This will be the second-largest public sector Bank in India, after the State Bank of India….

Chhota Parivar Sukhi Parivar
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Chhota Parivar Sukhi Parivar

August 17, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his customary Independence Day speech on Aug. 15 and there were no surprise announcements. But what surprised many is that the PM’s sharpest critic, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, praising it !  Chidambaram said, “All of us must welcome three announcements made by the Prime Minister on I-Day. Small family…

Finally, from Kashmir to Cape Comorin
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Finally, from Kashmir to Cape Comorin

August 10, 2019

Kashmir is no more the special one. But it remains so for the Congress Party and Pakistan. And why not? Kashmir has been used and misused for politics both within India and Pakistan.  After the special status to Kashmir was revoked, a headline in a Pakistani newspaper read, “Madman on the loose” with the photograph…

Strength is Life, Weakness is Death
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Strength is Life, Weakness is Death

August 3, 2019

The death of V.G. Siddhartha, Founder of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), shocked everyone but the way he died was what made it disturbing, sombre and sad. Now it has been assumed that the “reclusive billionaire,” once ranked the 75th richest man in India by Forbes magazine-2015, gave up on life because of money problems !…

Shadow Boxing
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Shadow Boxing

July 20, 2019

Oh! Just when we thought after the exciting Cricket World Cup final there is nothing to excite us, Karnataka Political League began. Our MLAs started playing political cricket. But what was to be a final one-day match yesterday has now turned into a test match, thanks to Square-Leg Umpire, Speaker  K.R. Ramesh Kumar and Third…

Nataka in Karnataka
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Nataka in Karnataka

July 13, 2019

By Vikram Muthanna The political drama in our State with every passing election is becoming like a Bollywood Director Rohit Shetty’s comical-action with multiple star cast — there are heroes and villains, there are fighting scenes and crying scenes, there are fancy cars and private jets. But unlike ‘Chennai Express’ audience who were entertained, the…

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