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Not the cleanest … just least dirty !
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Not the cleanest … just least dirty !

May 6, 2017

A month ago, two students Srivalli Rattehalli  and Vishnu Priyan visited Star of Mysore office to show some photographs. The two of them had taken some time off and ridden around the city clicking photographs of the two-time winner of the “Cleanest City in India.” Their photographs proved anything but that. I was always a…

We’re even giving God a headache !
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We’re even giving God a headache !

April 22, 2017

Sonu Nigam wrote that azan, the call to prayer for Muslims early in the morning, was disturbing him. And lo and behold, all kinds of noise pollution erupted; from self-proclaimed God’s special children, the priests, to opportunistic publicity-seekers. While Sonu Nigam may not have lost his voice, he sure lost his cool and with that…

Siddu is . . . King Cong
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Siddu is . . . King Cong

April 15, 2017

The Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-election has been a good preliminary exam for Karnataka politicians. While it gave Congress party, which is suffocating under bad leadership, a gasp of air, the BJP choked…and if it does not change strategy it will drown in 2018. But the most dramatic part of the election was that V. Sreenivasa…

Admission Frenzy…
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Admission Frenzy…

April 8, 2017

Every year just as students are coming out of a nerve-wracking exam season, parents turn into nervous-wrecks with the approaching admission season. And every year during the same time, many Principals, Secretaries and Managing Committee Members of schools suddenly turn into Mughal Emperors. These Sultans preside over a durbar hall lined up with fear-stricken parents,…

‘Bum’ Blast  for a clean wash !
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‘Bum’ Blast for a clean wash !

April 1, 2017

Recently Dr. Javeed Nayeem wrote an article titled “Let Clean Bottoms Come First !” where he expressed his frustration at not being able to enjoy a sparkling 5-Star bottom in Indian 5-Star hotels as most of them don’t provide a faucet, bidet or even a mug to splash and clean one’s bottom. It’s unfortunate that…

Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection
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Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection

March 25, 2017

The Press is perspiring and seething with anger after K.B. Koliwad, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, announced the formation of a House Committee to suggest measures to monitor and regulate the functioning of Media in Karnataka. This decision was taken during the Budget Session after a four-hour discussion! Yes, instead of discussing the Budget,…

The Lone Movie Wolf
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The Lone Movie Wolf

March 11, 2017

I am an extremely sociable person…But I also like to do certain things alone, especially watching movies. This solo movie watching, it seems, is “abnormal” behaviour as a friend observed. He is not the first. He will not be the last, for people find ‘solo-activists’ weird. When I lived in Chennai, my landlord once mockingly…

Musings on Student Unions
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Musings on Student Unions

March 4, 2017

The student protests these days are getting more frivolous by the day and so is the media that seems obsessed with local Delhi politics and projecting it like it is of national importance. Now what is so special about students of Delhi University that we need to be kept updated about their every tribulation. The…

A report on the Night of Shiva
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A report on the Night of Shiva

February 25, 2017

I have always wondered what happens on Shivaratri…do people actually pray at temples all night long? Do people fast? Do people feel a sense of spirituality? And are the whispers that some people sit around playing cards and getting high true? Also what happens in our city on the night of Shiva? Is it crowded?…

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