Editorial

Car-cluttered cities
Editorial

Car-cluttered cities

January 16, 2018

Given the rapid rise in the number of cities and towns across the country, one could reasonably expect the annually added headcount to the land’s total population would be heading to the new urban territories and arrest the increase in the density of populations in the existing cities. Considering the situation in the metropolises, including…

All the men and women merely players
Editorial

All the men and women merely players

January 13, 2018

In the poem All the world’s a stage, William Shakespeare (1564-1616), known more as a playwright than an actor himself, used a narrative form to express his innermost emotions about how he thinks that the world is a stage and all the people living in it are mere players or characters. These characters are set…

Beware of belching, farting at meetings
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Beware of belching, farting at meetings

January 12, 2018

The country’s largest public sector bank has recently prescribed a set of etiquette tips to its staff, ostensibly to serve as guidelines for complying and in the process contribute to safeguard the bank’s image of a service brand, as reported in the media this week. Apart from the tip bearing on dress code for its…

Flourishing fakes, frauds
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Flourishing fakes, frauds

January 11, 2018

Consumers of their needs in daily life find themselves in the present world of fakes and frauds. The media, with the hawk’s eye of its army of reporters, is doing excellent job of bringing the flourishing trade to the notice of the people, who are taking the offending flock in their strides, with the administration…

Mantras, Mantris, Malls
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Mantras, Mantris, Malls

January 10, 2018

An insight into the life of this ancient land’s people, as it has changed from the age of mantras dating back to the times when the four Vedas emerged to the present era witnessing the ubiquitous presence of mantris as well as urban spaces, including Mysuru, hosting multi-storeyed malls cannot but be a fascinating exercise….

Thought of talent
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Thought of talent

January 9, 2018

The most fascinating feature of talent is that it is latent (a re-arranged spelling for the often untapped asset of individuals), thirsting to blossom under favourable conditions in society. Early discovery of one’s talent to make a mark in life gives one a head start over others. Old age can only be the time to…

Certificate-chasing cities
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Certificate-chasing cities

January 8, 2018

Mysuru has not only shed its all-too-familiar name Mysore but also acquired identity as the much-avowed heritage city as well as the cultural capital of Karnataka. Nearly 40 products in the range of food, textiles, spices, horticultural produce of the State have been conferred Geographical Indication tag, with Mysuru too having a place in the…

First things first
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First things first

January 6, 2018

Pondering over the goings on in public spaces across the country witnessing turmoil pitching the administration at all levels from local to national and the land’s people, senior citizens who have memories of their bygone days decades ago are prompted to recall idioms and proverbs, particularly in Kannada, relevant to decline in the manner of…

Demography in Democracy
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Demography in Democracy

January 5, 2018

Speaking or writing about the many aspects of the land and its people in times of a distant past with expressions of glorification using superlative adjectives is both a practice and a habit of leaders marked by their ubiquitous presence in society by virtue of both their high decibel harangues and publicity in the media….

Tracking tongues
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Tracking tongues

January 4, 2018

The number of languages in use for communicating and other purposes such as writing globally is said to be more than 8,000. In India, their number is placed at more than 1,600. However, the tongues of the masses that are served by exclusive scripts are only a small fraction of the total number. In fact,…

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