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Yella OK, MUDA Beke?
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Yella OK, MUDA Beke?

February 24, 2024

Ah, behold the whimsical tale of Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA), a veritable comedy of errors in the grand theatre of urban planning ! As we eagerly await the spectacle of their annual Budget presentation on Feb. 28, one cannot help but wonder: Yella OK, MUDA Beke?  Last year’s Budget left Mysureans scratching their heads…

Love & Loss in DIGITAL AGE
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Love & Loss in DIGITAL AGE

February 16, 2024

Two days ago, on Valentine’s Day, I visited a cousin’s house. There, I met my niece who was visiting home. She’s typically effervescent and exuberant but on that day, she was veiled in an aura of melancholy. The cause? She had just broken up with her boyfriend of over a year. She said they had…

Humped & Barricaded: Time to wake up !
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Humped & Barricaded: Time to wake up !

February 3, 2024

Six days ago, within 12 hours, between 9 pm and 9 am, 20 people met with accidents. Three young men lost their lives. Two young women become widows. Three children became fatherless. Three families lost their primary breadwinner and three families were destroyed…all because of two unscientific road humps. Shockingly, not a single MLA has…

Promote Spoken Kannada
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Promote Spoken Kannada

December 30, 2023

Shops in Bengaluru were vandalised over displaying non-Kannada boards on Wednesday by activists of a pro-Kannada outfit. The protesters were demanding the immediate implementation of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) order requiring businesses to feature 60 percent sign-boards in Kannada. The deadline to adhere to the new rule was set for Feb. 28, 2024….

Tragedy of Indian Opposition
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Tragedy of Indian Opposition

December 23, 2023

What a month it has been so far — smoke canisters, suspended MPs, mimicry of the Vice-President and amendments to 150-yeKalyan Banerjeear-old laws. But the most disappointing outcome was the failure of the Opposition parties, yet again.  The Opposition parties in India do not do their job. Period. From the Jan Sangh to the BJP…

Bring back the Anti-Rowdy Squad
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Bring back the Anti-Rowdy Squad

December 9, 2023

Recently, a youth assaulted the MCC Revenue Inspector in his office because the Inspector had told him not to smoke on the office premises. A few weeks earlier, there was a report that three youths assaulted a middle-aged man for honking at them as they entered a one-way street. A few weeks ago, I witnessed an…

The Name Game
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The Name Game

December 2, 2023

As I read the paper on Thursday, I was upset with a particular news. The headline read “Forest personnel raid Snake Shyam’s house”!  Why did they have to raid his home? What did he do that was so wrong? Shyam was nursing two Bonnet monkeys and three Indian black turtles back to health at home….

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