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Blocking Ambulance should be criminal offence?
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Blocking Ambulance should be criminal offence?

September 5, 2020

A week ago, the city Police arrested a car driver for deliberately blocking the way of an ambulance carrying an aged person who suffered a heart attack. The patient, 85-year-old Chandrashekar Acharya, was being brought to Narayana Multispecialty Hospital in Mysuru when a Hyundai i20 car moving ahead of the ambulance started driving in a…

Basking in Reflected Glory
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Basking in Reflected Glory

August 29, 2020

Kamala Harris is the Vice-Presidential candidate pick for the Democratic Party in the United States which is going in for elections in November. And the moment it was announced, as usual we Indians went gaga.  No sooner was Kamala Harris named the Democrats’ VP pick, villagers in Painganadu, Harris’ mother’s village, in Tamil Nadu, put…

Hype & Truth
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Hype & Truth

August 8, 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14 and the entire nation was in shock. Then a month later, the mourning turned into outrage as many claimed it was murder.  Since then chaos has ensued with several parallel narratives in play, both in the mainstream media and social media.  As days go by, instead of it…

Train’s coming… Mysuru changing
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Train’s coming… Mysuru changing

August 1, 2020

The Union Government has chosen Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai as one among the seven new High Speed train routes. Once complete, the travel time between Mysuru and Bengaluru will be 45 minutes!  Unlike the Japanese “Bullet  Train,” these “High Speed” trains, which the Indian Railways call ‘Bullet Train’, can run on regular tracks, which only have to be…

Should God save us?
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Should God save us?

July 25, 2020

Karnataka Health Minister recently raised a storm when he said “Only God can save us.”  Of course, no one bothered with the other part of his statement where he said “Awareness among the people is the only way.” Probably what he meant was, how can a Government protect its people if the people don’t want…

Pilot ejected, but Gandhis?
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Pilot ejected, but Gandhis?

July 18, 2020

The Congress has ejected its Co-Pilot out of the cockpit in Rajasthan. Now everyone is waiting to see if Sachin Pilot lands safely on BJP’s lap or makes a hard landing trying to start his own party?  Meanwhile, the Congress party, still piloted by the Gandhis, is in nosedive and heading for a crash-landing as…

Quick Gun Justice
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Quick Gun Justice

July 11, 2020

Vikas Dubey, the  “Kanpur wala” gangster, who killed eight Policemen during a raid and escaped, was caught on a Thursday and shot dead on a Friday. Justice was served ‘Dabangg’ style. Has reel Police become real Police now? “Encounters” or “extra judicial killings” which were widely practiced by the Punjab Police against violent supporters of…

Symptoms… Symptoms… more Symptoms
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Symptoms… Symptoms… more Symptoms

July 4, 2020

As the lockdown continues in its various forms and formats, and as COVID-19 changes its strains so also its symptoms, it’s turning people into hypochondriacs — worried about every itch, snitch and sneeze.  Initially, we were told to look out for chronic dry cough, followed by fever and then difficulty in breathing — very obvious…

FM-in-waiting…forever?
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FM-in-waiting…forever?

May 24, 2020

In a recent interview on a TV channel Dr. Subramanian Swamy, economist and BJP Member of Parliament, reiterated his opinion that this Government had no economic policy, does not know what it is up against and warned that the Indian economy would crash like 1930’s United States if cash is not put in the hands…

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