Editorial

Social behaviour on track
Editorial

Social behaviour on track

December 1, 2017

On select occasions on days set apart for celebrating various themes, we hear public speakers recalling expressions such as (a) Home is the first school of the child, (b) Mother is the child’s first teacher and so on. The structure of the home in the bygone days, given the combo of inmates belonging to three…

Premium on pleasant speaking
Editorial

Premium on pleasant speaking

November 30, 2017

A noted scholar is featured in a weekend evening programme on Kannada Channel of DD providing convincing and simplistic explanations to a wide-ranging doubts and myths lay persons experience on either listening to discourses by scholars or reading verses found in various ancient texts of the land, most of them not credited to any well-identified…

Good Samaritans in Society
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Good Samaritans in Society

November 29, 2017

The Mahabharata epic features Karna as an epitome of the virtue of giving away even his most personal and prized possessions to whoever accosts him, that too without a wink. Scholars delivering discourses narrating such episodes extoll the senior-most among the Pandava brothers showering on him the title Daanashoora, a term that virtually pushes his…

Common good Vs Individual interests
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Common good Vs Individual interests

November 28, 2017

Taking pictures of objects with a camera dates back to 1816 when the inventor of the world’s first camera was partially successful in producing what later came to be described as a photograph. However, before the development of the photographic camera, it had been known for hundreds of years that some substances such as silver…

Beating the dead horse(s)
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Beating the dead horse(s)

November 27, 2017

An idiom in Kannada conveys the simple message that you don’t have cause for fear or bother in any situation as long as the going is good. A philosopher has simplified the phenomenon of fear as the fear of fear itself. The fear of an impending nuclear holocaust resulting in the decimation of all life…

Mobile phone, immobile patrons
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Mobile phone, immobile patrons

November 25, 2017

Considering the ubiquitous presence of the bug cockroach all over the globe, with no nook or corner spared (for how long it has taken residence on planet Earth, God-only-knows) and now enjoying august company of the equally ubiquitous cell phone (as mobile phone is christened in North America), reportedly produced for the first time in…

(Mis)understanding Medicare
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(Mis)understanding Medicare

November 24, 2017

The air in Karnataka was abuzz for some time past with (a) Confrontation between the medical professionals and the State Government and (b) Public debates on the question which of these sides was taking a proper stand on specific issues of medicare of the citizens and which other side was on acting in a way…

Mysuru’s Pride
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Mysuru’s Pride

November 23, 2017

What do Mysuru and Yoga have in common? Both made it to the record books — Mysuru city bagged the ‘Cleanest City of India’ tag twice under Swachh Survekshan Survey while the Largest Yoga Class at a single venue found a pride of place in the Guinness Book of World Records. After Mysuru city lost…

Why is Mysuru Airport jinxed?
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Why is Mysuru Airport jinxed?

November 22, 2017

One day it is there and the other day it is gone. Again it comes after a hue and cry and it vanishes without a trace. Air service from and to Mysuru has become the proverbial Hamlet’s Ghost, much to the chagrin of Mysureans, especially those who depend on tourism for their bread and butter….

KSOU – A distant dream
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KSOU – A distant dream

November 21, 2017

The goings on in the State relating to issues connected with distance education should be bewildering to the already affected students of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) as they have been suggested by none other than Additional Chief Secretary of Karnataka to contemplate joining other colleges to get a degree, hinting that the possibility of…

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