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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  After the special status to Kashmir was revoked, a headline in a Pakistani newspaper read, “Madman on the loose” with the photograph…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…

Budget Thoughts
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Budget Thoughts

July 6, 2019

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

June 15, 2019

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

June 8, 2019

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

June 1, 2019

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 !…

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