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Spiritual pursuits in secular land
Editorial

Spiritual pursuits in secular land

An elected representative of people in the present Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, with a name for his outspoken manner of expressing his views on some sensitive issues for public consumption, has just been quoted in the media saying that intellectuals who make public statements on the country’s current dispensation regarding the beliefs and customs of…

Performance pay parity
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Performance pay parity

The term pay, figuring in the caption to this column, refers to the pay packet and is used in its noun form. The term performance connotes work done by the fraternity in workforce earning wages in the process, usually stated clearly in advance. While the work done or performance in doing the assigned or agreed…

Public perception of politicos
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Public perception of politicos

Whatever is said in order to express one’s opinion on others, based either on experience or understanding or even misunderstanding (which happens more often), seems to benefit or suffer in importance depending on who says so. One has to just do a bit of speed reading of the printed matter in the columns of dailies…

Governance and government
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Governance and government

The nation’s masses, while hearing the public speeches during the campaigns by contestants in the elections to both the country’s Parliament and Legislative Assemblies of many States that were conducted in 2014 and 2015, were assured various benefits if their respective parties got the mandate to form the government. Some of those benefits, concrete in…

Beware of bad mood
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Beware of bad mood

Mood, being commonly understood as state of the mind, takes one from one state of mind to another, not always in a desirable change-over. If that change manifests itself as anger, the consequences happen in a chain of sorts as succinctly said in a Bhagavadgita verse 63 of chapter two. The fallout of anger, as…

Security sans safety
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Security sans safety

Given the goings on around the country, as is being faithfully reported by the land’s print media, including the dailies of the State, the copy-writing fraternity at the editorial desk have reached a point of preparing the matter to be printed a day in advance, thanks to various recurring features of the declining quality of…

Etiquette for (of) law-makers
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Etiquette for (of) law-makers

Thanks to various factors impacting interpersonal relationships in our times, people at large seem to be bestowing low premium to be pleasant towards others in word, deed and thought —take your pick. Scholars refer to instances witnessing persons who take care to be pleasant always in these three channels, making interactions both rewarding and worth…

Work never killed anybody
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Work never killed anybody

The time-honoured feature of routinely subjecting children to the not-much-liked schooling, a practice dating back to times lost in antiquity, has got morphed to mean scoring high marks first and later battling for securing a seat in top-ranking institutions offering professional courses for assured place in the job market. Even as the law-makers and bureaucracy…

Pride and Prejudice
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Pride and Prejudice

The caption of today’s column owes it to the renowned British novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817), best known for her social commentary in novels including Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. About her own work, in a veiled self-praise, the author has been quoted saying, “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not…

Plight of people facing plastic and pollution
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Plight of people facing plastic and pollution

In his play Merchant of Venice, the Bard wrote about the heartless money-lender saying he was more sinned against than sinning, virtually masking the lender’s villainous image. Given the ongoing cacophony around plastic all over the country, including Mysuru, with its blackened image after virtually dominating life of people at large and ubiquitously present in…

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