Editorial

Learning to no avail
Editorial

Learning to no avail

November 6, 2019

The nation is facing tough times, to describe its present economic, social and even political health, saying so metaphorically. The people in different strata of society across the country are up with difficult times, even as the top brass in the nation’s Central Government seem to be putting up a brave front. Its threesome at…

Land of Languages
Editorial

Land of Languages

November 5, 2019

Adults who speak different tongues and the growing children from the stage of a toddler to the school-going age, say three years, who learn to speak in one language or the other fall into different slots. The number of tongues in which the land’s people in different regions interact both verbally and communicate in writing…

Trailing traitors
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Trailing traitors

November 4, 2019

Pages of the land’s long history reveal episodes of trusted persons betraying the trust vested in them by the rulers of their times enabling the unwelcome marauders making inroads into the territory first, conquering next, destroying exquisitely carved sculptures in places of worship and finally setting shop to rule over the locals for long periods….

Food sector in FF mode
Editorial

Food sector in FF mode

November 2, 2019

Nation’s economy, according to analysts of its health, has slowed down, a feature corroborated by global monitoring and rating agencies. Food sector, more in the realm of food processing industry than in that of agriculture, is in Fast Forward (FF) mode, according to the Chief Executives of leading companies producing packaged foods under their respective…

Swachh Bharat: A pipe dream
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Swachh Bharat: A pipe dream

October 31, 2019

Pages of the land’s history, both recorded and passed on by word-of-mouth as it were, covering several centuries dating back to the era of Harappa-Mohenjodaro culture, or even the narratives in the date-less epics, seem to have no reference to Swachh per se. The Swachh Bharat Mission, launched on October 2nd, 2014 continues to be…

Heart for heritage
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Heart for heritage

October 30, 2019

Mysuru is regarded as a heritage city in many circles, particularly in the camps of its intelligentsia, many of the fraternity with a penchant for knowing and glorifying its past from the angle of historians. Referring most of the times to the few iconic structures that the city hosts as its heritage seems to mask…

Toying with teachers
Editorial

Toying with teachers

October 28, 2019

While privately managed schools are virtually dime a dozen in all cities, including Mysuru, in our times, one could count them on one’s fingers even as the Government of the erstwhile Princely State of Mysore had a monopoly as it were in the education sector. For reasons familiar to the citizens of the city, parents…

Tolerating tolerance
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Tolerating tolerance

October 26, 2019

The sentiment attached to the expression Mother Earth seems to have got fractured in today’s society lost in the humdrum of life, mistakenly perceived as development, in the wake of unabated vandalising all that the past generations have bequeathed in the form of rivers, greenery, lakes, fertile land and also hills as well as mountains,…

Desiring before deserving
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Desiring before deserving

October 25, 2019

The idiom If wishes were horses, beggars would ride, traced to a collection of Scottish proverbs about 1628, seems to mistakenly divert attention to horses and beggars, masking the message that if wishing could make things materialise, then even the most destitute people would have access to everything they wanted. Further, the veiled insult hurdled…

Acts that don’t act
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Acts that don’t act

October 24, 2019

Law-making in the land during ancient times and also in later periods, including present times makes a fascinating study. Both the monarchs of Kingdoms as well as Chieftans of yesteryears enjoying command over their territories wielding weapons and the ruling powers of our times are known to enure order by enacting laws, mostly as a…

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