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KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS
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KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS

By Vikram Muthanna While everyone was busy mourning Vajpayee’s death, tragedy struck Kodagu as rains and landslides swallowed everything — humans, livestock, coffee estates, vehicles and homes. On the evening of August 18, I got a call from Kushalnagar where my uncle informed me that he had taken in three families as floods made their…

A Statesman and a Survivor
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A Statesman and a Survivor

Vajpayee is gone and everyone has good things to say about him, even the Opposition. He was the first Prime Minister with no connection to the Congress and coincidentally, it was Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister who, impressed with Vajpayee’s oratory skills, said in 1957: “This young man will one day become the country’s…

Hug + Wink = Hoodwink
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Hug + Wink = Hoodwink

After Wimbledon, Cricket and Football World Cup, we thought we had enough of watching TV, but then Telugu Desam Party (TDP) moved a No Confidence Motion against the BJP government and it was time to watch TV again. And yesterday from 11 am to 11 pm, we had a political drama unfold on TV. Sadly,…

CM playing Favourites?
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CM playing Favourites?

Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy at a post-budget press conference asked, “What is wrong if I give a little more to the districts that voted for our party?” He was talking about Mandya, Hassan and Ramanagara districts that voted overwhelmingly for JD(S) and got special attention in his budget. Well, favouritism is wrong in a democracy….

The Language Dilemma
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The Language Dilemma

Last week I received a video clip on WhatsApp showing our recently elected MLA from Chamundeshwari Constituency G.T. Devegowda (GTD) replying to some questions posed by an English news channel. Though the video clip was circulated as if it were just an interview, the real intention was to mock the MLA’s English. Similarly, our ex-Mayor…

Yoga Day Musings…
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Yoga Day Musings…

June 21 is International Yoga Day and last year our city made it to the Guinness World Records for the most number of people performing yoga in a single location. Very apt for a city that is world renowned for its yogashalas and yoga gurus. Like most children in Mysuru, in the early 80s, I…

PETTY RULES !
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PETTY RULES !

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed many new pet rules but the one grabbing most headlines is One-Apartment One-Pet and One-House Three-Pets rule. And now Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is trying to follow some of these rules. Let’s hope they choose wisely. Since we are talking about mindless pet rules, may be we…

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