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Reining in residue
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Reining in residue

The currently accepted figure of seven plus billion human beings hosted by planet earth, respectfully projected as mother, taken along with the second related figure of the annual addition to this mass, namely 85 million, while noting that the world’s total headcount was only one billion in 1800 and expected to touch 10 billion at…

Ownership of nobody’s property
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Ownership of nobody’s property

The fever of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched on October 2, 2014 and the fervour displayed by the nation’s people at large to sweep the streets, mop the living spaces, gather the garbage mass as well as sanitise every nook and corner in both urban and rural areas across the country have currently come down on…

Performance and perception
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Performance and perception

Seasoned analysts of the just-announced outcome of the election to the 15th Legislative Assembly of Karnataka and also the Spokespersons of major political parties taking part in debates telecast by different Kannada channels of the television network dwelt on many issues mirroring the mindset of the State’s electorate of the near-about 70 per cent out…

Big fish preying on small fish
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Big fish preying on small fish

The Kannada idiom Attegondu Kaala, Sosegondu Kaala succinctly portraying the plight of persons having a whale of a time enjoying boundless authority and influence both in the family and society at large forced to play second-fiddle to another person taking over the reins may not be familiar to the present generation’s flock. The resulting loss…

Demographic distress
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Demographic distress

The country’s ongoing annual addition to the already accumulated number of both unemployed and underemployed population doesn’t seem to have weighed down the top brass in the incumbent Union Government as well as the heavy-weights in the Opposition who happened to indulge in the just-concluded poll campaigns in Karnataka generously assuring creation of jobs in…

Grooming gen-next
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Grooming gen-next

The pick of the playwrights, William Shakespeare (1564-1616), famously identified as the Bard of Stratford upon Avon wrote his famous line “All the world is a stage and all the men and women merely players” in the play As you like it. Whether anyone accepts or not, they have their exits and entrances. The sharp-brained…

People-friendly Police Police-pleasing people
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People-friendly Police Police-pleasing people

The country’s People-to-Police ratio is witnessing a change leading to the number of cops per one lakh population fast approaching the figures being reported in many countries of the West. The not-so-subtle point to be noted is that the world’s second most populous country is on the cusp of having the second most, if not…

Deciding departure
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Deciding departure

Birth and death, the two events marking the start and end of life’s journey, the first perceived as an accident and the second accepted as inevitable in case of all living beings have not spared even the characters featured in the land’s epics scripted between five and ten thousand years ago. Barring a few among…

Political Road Shows: Decline of decorum
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Political Road Shows: Decline of decorum

An old Kannada idiom crisply describes the culture, more appropriately the lack of culture of a person by the expression naalige kula helithu (words spoken reveal the social background). The current scenario in the land, specially across Karnataka, going by the voluminous printed matter in dailies of all hues, portrays the heavy weights in both…

Opinion polls and people’s aspirations
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Opinion polls and people’s aspirations

With just three days left to go for voting, opinion polls remain divided between predicting an outright victory for any political party or a hung Assembly. And so far, only one pollster has predicted a clear majority for Congress in the 224-Member House. Apart from field surveys where voters are asked a set of certain…

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