Editorial

Incivility at workplace
Editorial

Incivility at workplace

September 3, 2018

The words of wisdom namely, united we stand, divided we fall seem to have suffered a time warp. The target sections of the country’s population of an estimated 1.35 billion (135 crore) and still counting, don’t seem to be absorbing the import of these words, which used to reverberate across the country during action in…

Are we learning any lessons?
Editorial

Are we learning any lessons?

September 1, 2018

Committing mistakes in life is said to provide opportunities to acquire experience. Committing the same mistake, either due to faded memory of mistakes done on earlier occasions or disdainfully doesn’t pass scrutiny of sensibility. The idiom once bitten twice shy may have come through experiences of repeated mistakes with undesirable consequences. A child is known…

Healthcare ahead of Medicare
Editorial

Healthcare ahead of Medicare

August 31, 2018

In the days goneby, whenever persons of places marked by distance, both near and far, came face to face, it was customary to enquire about timely rains and status of crops (male-bele). The next in order used to be enquiry about status of health, particularly of the aged members of their respective families (sthi-gathi). Their…

Godmen under lens
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Godmen under lens

August 30, 2018

Liking one’s work or others, according to some thinkers, is no big deal if love pervades the relationship. Understanding the phenomenon of love properly (wisely) is not everybody’s cup of tea. The abode of God and precincts of spirituality are accepted as not only places flowing with unbiased love and consequent tranquil ambience, but a…

Cashing on Caste
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Cashing on Caste

August 29, 2018

Neither the clock can be put back nor history of a country be changed. The issue of caste, unique to the land and its people, discussed and debated in a multitude of circles for years has its own history spanning for several centuries. Virtually sounding like sloganeering by public speakers of all hues, the air…

Wolf amidst Sheep
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Wolf amidst Sheep

August 28, 2018

The land and its people, according to whatever we get to read in the pages of their history spanning several centuries, have weathered tough times under the rule of both indigenous monarchs of all hues and aliens, some of whom reigned only in parts of the land while the Mughals and the British had the…

Flexes facing flexing
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Flexes facing flexing

August 27, 2018

According to the English lexicon, the verb ‘to flex’ essentially has one of two meanings. It can mean to show-off, to gloat, or to boast, which is the most popular definition of the word. However, it can also mean to put on a fake front. That set of meaning to the verb ‘to flex’ eminently…

Walking for wisdom
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Walking for wisdom

August 25, 2018

The connect between walking and wisdom is likely to be questioned, given the wide meaning accepted for the latter term by the cognoscenti. To prepare the ground for the narrative in this column, it is proposed to confine its meaning to ‘proper’ functioning of the human brain, particularly on occasions of inappropriately reacting to situations…

Who is complaining?
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Who is complaining?

August 24, 2018

Complaining about apathy on the part of functionaries in administration may or may not trigger action in response, if at all. Criticising, often in unsavoury language to express disagreement with others, targeting some person or institution in particular, invariably triggers reaction only to earn more criticism. In the former case, a complaint seeks redressal to…

Attiring for attention
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Attiring for attention

August 23, 2018

Till about a few decades ago, although fashions were not bestowed much attention by people at large, excepting the affluent sections of society, called high society and choice of fabrics was nowhere near what is obtained nowadays, citizens attired themselves mostly befitting their calling and, in a certain sense also betrayed their position in the…

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