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If gangsters have taken over the education ‘industry,’ all talk of development in India is bunkum
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If gangsters have taken over the education ‘industry,’ all talk of development in India is bunkum

By T.J.S. George Education in India is in tatters because of horrendous corruption. This is making the country wobble like a skyscraper detached from its foundations. The authorities ignore the crisis because they are themselves either the destroyers or protectors of the destroyers. Frauds and scoundrels have been having such a field day that it…

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

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…

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!
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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The eighteenth century poet William Blake in his poem ‘The Tyger’ has extolled the terrifying but mesmerising majesty and power that a tiger exudes. He marvels over how God himself must have felt amazed and mesmerised by this majesty and grace after creating the king of beasts. This poem…

Thank God for Everything…
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Thank God for Everything…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story: A bird, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat or drink, no shelter too to  live, was cursing his life day in and day out. One day an angel was crossing  that desert. The bird stopped the angel and inquired, “Where are you going?” Angel…

Yugadi arrives again…
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Yugadi arrives again…

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore. Yugadi also called as Ugadi is fast approaching and people are already making preparations to welcome it. The word yugadi is a Sanskrit composite word, yuga and adi; and it means the commencement of a yuga. In this context,…

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

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,…

Audacity of Legislators
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Audacity of Legislators

Media is the life-line of Democracy and Secularism. Don’t strangulate it To be true to my faith, I may not write in anger or malice. I may not write idly. I may not write merely to excite passion. The reader can have no idea of the restraint I have to exercise. –  Mahatma Gandhi “You…

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