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Of Common Salt and Common Sense !
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Of Common Salt and Common Sense !

If the salt loseth its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? —Bible For want of a nail the Kingdom was lost,” is a proverb, reminding that seemingly unimportant acts or omissions can have grave and unforeseen consequences. It refers to the horse-shoe nail. Seemingly unimportant but it crippled the horse and led to the loss…

Dasara during Vijayanagar period
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Dasara during Vijayanagar period

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Dasara is one of the most popular festivals in India but celebrated in a variety of ways in different parts of the country. The underlying factor is victory of good over evil, which has been our motto from the…

#MeToo
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#MeToo

Predators swarm places where there’s prey. And that’s what happened in the recently held Dasara Street Festival. The well-intentioned Open Street Fest sadly became a hot bed for molesters. The lack of light and easy access to Police personnel emboldened the perverts. To make matters worse, media and Police instead of debating about how to…

Haksar Files. What About Others ?
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Haksar Files. What About Others ?

By T.J.S. George History lies hidden in government files. Hidden because, while modern democracies declassify records after a reasonably brief period of time, India sits on them, sometimes for ever. Occasionally, a gold mine of files falls into the hands of a creative mind and we see a glittering universe of information opening up in…

Purr…fume
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Purr…fume

Just a few days ago, it was reported that Avni had turned a man-eater. Now, before your sick mind starts Googling “Avni eats man”, please know that Avni is a tigress and not a porn star. Avni has developed a taste for human flesh and has mauled to death nearly a dozen humans around Pandharkawada…

A Sad, 10-day Drama!
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A Sad, 10-day Drama!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Our Dasara, as we all know, is a grand ten-day spectacle. To different people it means many different things. To the thousands of tourists who throng Mysuru to watch the annual show it means much excitement and fun. But to most Mysureans themselves the Dasara now only means a…

Eureka! The President of India 2022 !
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Eureka! The President of India 2022 !

When I first learnt of the Chairperson of Infosys Foundation Dr. Sudha Murty’s choice to inaugurate this year’s Dasara festival, I was delighted. She would go to the Chamundeshwari Temple atop the Hill, offer prayers and inaugurate the 10-day festival amidst religious fervour. Yesterday she successfully performed this service to the Goddess and the people…

A sauna of wisdom, the need of the hour
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A sauna of wisdom, the need of the hour

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Another gem from Monk Gopal Das, a relevant story for the present: There were two independent houses, separated by a common compound. In one lived a techie and in the other a retired man. Both of them planted identical saplings on their side of the compound. The young…

Judges, retirement and justice
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Judges, retirement and justice

By T.J.S. George Chief Justices come and Chief Justices go, but the going of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra has been somewhat historic. He was, for example, the first CJI to face an impeachment petition. He was the first and only CJI against whom four Senior Judges not only had complaints but publicly…

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