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Nurturing institutions
Editorial

Nurturing institutions

Two institutions based in Mysuru, one for the noble service of imparting knowledge, the other for enlarging upon available knowledge concerning food through research, have been making news headlines in dailies for both good and bad reasons, going by media reports on the happenings in the institutions. To make  things clear, we are talking of…

Prayers to Prime Minister
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Prayers to Prime Minister

Legend has it that during the rule of Moghuls, Akbar, one of the emperors of the middle-ages dynasty, had kept a bell hanging in the Palace premises which any citizen could ring to invite the king’s attention and get an audience from him to narrate the woes and seek redressal from the topmost authority. In…

Vigilantism Vs Vigil
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Vigilantism Vs Vigil

(Forewarned is forearmed) Through narratives portraying people’s ways either through story-tellers or chroniclers, we learn that territories ruled by kings and their sundry counterparts (paalegars) in days gone-by used to be guarded zealously against marauders, hungry for acquiring wealth by resorting to forced occupation of land, looting, vandalising and, of course, causing loss of life…

City’s cock a snook at its civic body
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City’s cock a snook at its civic body

Having annexed the distinction as the country’s cleanest city for two consecutive years, unarguably by default, the civic body of Mysuru, after sliding to fifth place in the current ranking of cities across the land for cleanliness, its functionaries must have realised that maintaining cleanliness and securing top spot in the rankings is not a…

Spirituality for longevity
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Spirituality for longevity

Some may consider it mere conjecture to favour the view that longevity of the land’s people in the distant past also meant healthy living. The reality in our times, however, is the all-too-familiar and all-too-clear scenario of a great number of people in the senior citizen category being bugged by a multitude of health issues,…

Food frauds’ free run
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Food frauds’ free run

If knife causes a bleeding cut on one’s finger or if fire causes burn injuries by setting oneself ablaze, is it prudent to curse the knife or fire? Similarly, if technology is (mis)used to manufacture plastic rice, artificial egg with toxic chemicals, produce mimic of cashew nut with an attractive price tag by using rejected…

Glorifying days gone-by
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Glorifying days gone-by

Every generation has its ways and characteristic tastes in the matter of attiring, food habits, hair styles, commuting, communicating, neighbourliness, spending money on essentials as well as non-essentials, preferences in community living, outlook to faiths and tongues of others, choice of  occupation for a livelihood, caring or not caring for decency and decor in public…

Off-stage dramatics
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Off-stage dramatics

A former Chief Minister of Karnataka with credentials known to the literature-savvy sections of society, speaking at a book release function last week in Mysuru, opined that “Time has come to revive theatre activities,” as reported in a section of the press. According to him, staging Kannada plays in other States and creating a platform…

Matrimony marvel makeover
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Matrimony marvel makeover

Sages of yore have laid down the ground rules to be followed without let up by married couples. These prescriptions can be accessed by lay people with the help of scholars conversant with the text in Sanskrit. Publications of the ancient text in many languages, including Kannada, may not be hard to find. Thanks to…

Think globally, act locally
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Think globally, act locally

The phrase of the caption for today’s column was first used in the context of environmental challenges compelling attention of that section in society which is concerned about conditions in future affecting human populations and all other life forms across the planet. Long before governments stepped into the environment scene by enforcing environment-related laws, citizens…

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