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Press Conference: Who needs it ?
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Press Conference: Who needs it ?

May 18, 2019

Yesterday Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined BJP President Amit Shah at a press conference called by the latter. Many of us hoped the journalists would ask him questions and PM Modi would destroy those questions with élan, deploying his abundance of confidence, cache of facts and inimitable sarcasm but nothing happened !  All we got…

Stop Officers from Politics?
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Stop Officers from Politics?

May 11, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 8th May, claimed that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi used aircraft carrier INS Viraat like it was his personal taxi to go on a holiday to Lakshadweep. That there was a holiday is a fact. But the question is about logistics. While former Navy Chief Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas weighed…

Cyclone Musings
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Cyclone Musings

May 4, 2019

Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha yesterday. She has been the strongest cyclone storm in 20 years to hit the country. While it is unfortunate that eight people lost their lives we must appreciate both the State Government of Odisha and the Central Government for learning  lessons from what happened 20 years ago when over…

Superhero Obsession
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Superhero Obsession

April 27, 2019

The movie, Avengers : Endgame was released yesterday and ticket bookings were “ferocious and enormous” as described by CEO of the Multiplex chain PVR Pictures Ltd.  Some theatres even ran 24×7 to accommodate the demand !  In recent times superhero movies have become an obsession and all are afflicted. Yesterday parents gave permission to their…

Gag Tactics
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Gag Tactics

April 13, 2019

On April 1st, I received a Court order. But I had not written an article in two weeks so I could not have offended anyone. Then I thought it might be an April Fool’s prank. But alas, it turned out that the Court order was real and it was pertaining to the young lawyer-turned-politician, Tejasvi…

Karnataka Water Works
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Karnataka Water Works

March 16, 2019

Temperature may be rising and Cauvery may be drying up but on Wednesday, Holenarasipura taluk in Hassan district saw heavy rains. Why? Because the first family of JD(S) let their lachrymal glands run wild. Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, while vacating his Hassan Lok Sabha seat to his grandson Prajwal Revanna, cried saying he…

Women Entrepreneurship
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Women Entrepreneurship

March 9, 2019

March 8 was Women’s Day and as I was driving I noticed a cow grazing on plastic. I felt women and bovines are treated very similarly by a patriarchal society. These two are the most revered in our country, yet badly treated. On one hand we have men who worship the women leaders in their…

Air-strike Afterthoughts…
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Air-strike Afterthoughts…

March 2, 2019

Financial Shield Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is back on Indian soil and some say with his return a war has been averted. But we doubt if there would have been a war at all. Because apart from loss of lives, war also causes economic devastation and India today is a “financial asset” that super powers…

Give NCC a try
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Give NCC a try

February 23, 2019

On Valentine’s Day, it was not the red of roses that engulfed India, but the blood of our soldiers. Immediately after the Pulwama terror attack, social media was flooded with posts expressing shock, grief, condolences, anger and call for revenge. Understandable. Also, it’s only natural. A few days later some associations and politically-backed groups had…

Pink Trap  & Home Science
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Pink Trap & Home Science

February 16, 2019

Two days ago, our world had turned pink. It was Valentine’s Day. It should have turned red but somehow many advertisements were in pink, implying it was targeted at women. All this pink in the air reminded me of a video circulated in social media where a lady, in an attempt to speak about stereotyping…

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