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Small is beautiful
Editorial

Small is beautiful

Industrial revolution dating back to more than two centuries is attributed to aggressive new class of manufacturers employing machines and other practices threatening the survival of skilled artisans and their time-honoured trades. History provides a large number of instances of machine-based, instead of man-based, industries and their promoters degrading the dignity of the traditional trades…

Increasing infrastructure, Declining dividends
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Increasing infrastructure, Declining dividends

Diagnostic tools as well as methods of finding out the bugs tormenting the body have been witnessing a rapid rise in Mysuru, given the proliferation of pathological testing establishments in the city. Both government and private agencies seem to be in a race to create new infrastructure for sickness care in the city with the…

Land for living, land for livelihood
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Land for living, land for livelihood

The landmark event of 1960s, Green Revolution, credited to India’s most award-winning scientist in the area of agriculture, Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, followed by another pioneering initiative, Operation Flood, launched in 1970, credited to Dr. Verghese Kurien (1921-2012) and leading to White Revolution in subsequent years, raising India to the top spot among the few milk…

Modern-day Malik Kafurs
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Modern-day Malik Kafurs

Pages of history portray that students of primary and secondary schools some decades past and now in their eighties can recollect names of local kings ruling in different regions of the land credited with many pro-people measures such as building water bodies, planting trees, construction of roads, building infrastructure for travellers and so on, not…

Shoes with Soul
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Shoes with Soul

Footwear too has its special place in the land’s epics of nearly thirty centuries vintage. Both Ramayana of Thretha Yuga and Mahabharatha of Dwapara have featured it in different circumstances. Even in modern times followers of pontiffs in various Mutts accord status of sacredness and veneration to their paaduka (footwear), mostly made of wood with…

Pollution Platitude
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Pollution Platitude

Talking about any of the plethora of matters going out of hands in the land nowadays is nothing short of flogging the dead horse as it were. Of these, two issues that have swamped the land and its masses stand out, one being corruption and the other pollution, in whichever order of bringing the administration…

Slim sentinels serving society
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Slim sentinels serving society

The proverbial expression Set a thief to catch a thief is traced to a play published in 1665, where it is described as an ‘old saying.’ According to the Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, another remark ‘Being a thief myself, I recognised the tracks of a thief,’ attributed to the classical Greek Writer Callimachus (310-240 BC)…

Forewarned, yet not forearmed
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Forewarned, yet not forearmed

The old saying “Man doesn’t live by bread alone” may not convincingly impress people at large that they need much more than bread itself (the term bread representing all that we consume as food, both for pleasure and to keep soul and body together). Further, the expression “Man shalln’t live by bread alone,” attributed to…

Cost of convenience
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Cost of convenience

Mankind has proceeded too far and too deep in the matter of minimising sweat and toil to satisfy the various needs in daily life as well as chasing convenience in virtually every sphere of human activity. The push-button itch is too hard to get rid of. While invention of the wheel by an unknown human,…

Flourishing fakes
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Flourishing fakes

Magic shows, particularly those performed before gullible assembly of people anywhere, anytime and magicians are always a great hit keeping both kids and adults glued to their seats. The famous postulate of economics namely The law of diminishing marginal utility (stating that as a person increases consumption of a product, at one go, while keeping…

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