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Spare the rod and spoil the child
Editorial

Spare the rod and spoil the child

The British author noted for his satirical writings, Samuel Butler (1835-1902), is credited with the proverbial statement ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child,’ also sourced by many to the Bible. The now-out-of-fashion interpretation of the proverb used to convey the message “If a parent refuses to discipline an unruly child, that child will grow…

CFTRI: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
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CFTRI: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

When asked about one’s situation in day-to-day life, particularly in Mysuru, the most commonly heard response is “managing somehow.” Most managers, vested with the onerous responsibility of foreseeing problems in their set-up and solving them without passing the buck to their employers would respond the same way to the friendly question. However, that kind of…

Winning battles, losing war
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Winning battles, losing war

Demographers, keeping track of the changing numbers of human populations, both globally and country-wise, have said that the present count having reached 7.5 billion (750 crore) in April this year is estimated to increase to 11.2 billion (112 crore) in the year 2100. The annual rate of rise in the global population, peaking to 2.06…

Own home to old-age home
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Own home to old-age home

We learn from scholars that Dharmasutras and Dharmashastras, composed during the middle period of first millennium BC place emphasis on all four stages of Ashrama system comprising Brahmacharya (bachelor, student), Grihastha (married, householder), Vanaprastha (retiring into a forest, handing over household responsibilities to the next generation, taking an advisory role and gradually withdrawing from the…

Worrisome willingness to work
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Worrisome willingness to work

The ratio of all adults in the land willing to work, whether employed or unemployed, to its total population is being tracked by a private agency monitoring Indian economy. That index juxtaposed to unemployment rate, namely the ratio of unemployed to total labour force in the population of the land. The two ratios, according to…

Literary literacy, water illiteracy
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Literary literacy, water illiteracy

A  case is being made by speakers of all hues with or without acceptable credentials relating to grooming the growing children into adults for facing the challenges of life that the surest option is educating them. However, we also hear voices from knowledgeable circles berating the goings on in schools and colleges across the country…

All fat, no muscle
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All fat, no muscle

In the wake of announcing the outcome of polls to the country’s various Legislative bodies, it is customary for the losing parties to vent their voice to inform the citizens about the malpractices of the winning parties, highlighting the play of money power and muscle power in garnering the votes needed for victory at the…

Overlooked workforce
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Overlooked workforce

Democracy and demography of the country are being talked about in knowledgeable circles in unrelated perspective to an extent of dwelling more on its former aspect (democracy) than the latter (demography). Figures such as half the country’s headcount is below the age of 25 years, or 600 million people of the land are engaged in…

3-D image of India
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3-D image of India

Scientists and technologists are coming up in tandem as it were with innovative devices and methods to make the life of people change at an unprecedented pace in a baffling range of human activities. Not many days pass between two successive such advances that one gets to read about in periodicals or hear from keen…

Why acquire qualification?
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Why acquire qualification?

Pundits delivering discourses both before their usual audiences and while appearing on the small screen telecasting programmes with spiritual slant can be commonly heard referring to the oft-quoted line from the sacred text of Bhagavadgita stressing on the appropriate implication of the classification of human beings into four identities based on their vocation, ostensibly to…

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