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Shadow Boxing

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

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…

Budget Thoughts
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Budget Thoughts

By Vikram Muthanna Like most Indians I too watch the Union budget. But usually by the end of the Finance Minister’s speech I feel like I have understood nothing and end up feeling like I have a learning disability. Finally my perception of a budget is reduced to — “what has gotten costlier and what…

An Adventure for Social Media
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An Adventure for Social Media

Earlier this month, 11 people died in the Himalayas. But what was even more shocking was the photograph of the ‘traffic jam’ at 27,000 feet above sea level! This height is called the death zone. Among the reasons given for deaths, one was selfies at the summit. One of the climbers who survived said that…

Praying for rains… again & again
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Praying for rains… again & again

It is that time of the year again, when it is time to pray for rains again. Earlier this month our State Government ordered prominent temples under the Muzrai Department, which are ‘financially sound,’ to perform special pujas on June 6 to invoke the Rain Gods. The cost? Rs. 10,000 per puja to be taken…

Up in Arms – Pit
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Up in Arms – Pit

Two days ago, while the Nation was waiting with bated breath to see what the new Government’s Cabinet would look like, many others were looking elsewhere. And what they saw made them lose their wits while others loved it. So what did they see? They saw Hindi movie Dabangg’s item song seductress Munni’s fur !…

Press Conference: Who needs it ?
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Press Conference: Who needs it ?

Yesterday Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined BJP President Amit Shah at a press conference called by the latter. Many of us hoped the journalists would ask him questions and PM Modi would destroy those questions with élan, deploying his abundance of confidence, cache of facts and inimitable sarcasm but nothing happened !  All we got…

Stop Officers from Politics?
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Stop Officers from Politics?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 8th May, claimed that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi used aircraft carrier INS Viraat like it was his personal taxi to go on a holiday to Lakshadweep. That there was a holiday is a fact. But the question is about logistics. While former Navy Chief Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas weighed…

Cyclone Musings
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Cyclone Musings

Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha yesterday. She has been the strongest cyclone storm in 20 years to hit the country. While it is unfortunate that eight people lost their lives we must appreciate both the State Government of Odisha and the Central Government for learning  lessons from what happened 20 years ago when over…

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