Editorial

Playing with people’s plight
Editorial

Playing with people’s plight

April 27, 2018

The columns of the country’s newspapers are currently replete with reports presenting profiles of the vote-seekers of all hues and political parties with facts appearing in figures of wealth at their command from the time of their acquiring plum posts in the government following an earlier election to this day which are annoying if not…

Rundown Republic
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Rundown Republic

April 26, 2018

The few nonagenarians and centenarians, who had jumped into the action famously called India’s freedom struggle, surviving to this day with memories of the trials and tribulations that they had to face, often at gunpoint of the land’s Police force taking orders from the white bosses to show no mercy for the agitating unarmed patriots…

Choking cash crunch
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Choking cash crunch

April 25, 2018

A Kannada proverb succinctly expresses the societal status of a person with his pocket jingling with cash (Duddiddavane dodappa). One who has years of dealing with people behind him has rightly remarked that if your pocket is empty, even one rupee seems costly. A lay definition of inflation being “Too much money at the command…

People, politicos, polls
Editorial

People, politicos, polls

April 24, 2018

Karnataka is currently embroiled in a PPP action, the acronym standing for today’s column, its expanded form appearing at the top of the script. A report appearing in a popular daily a few days ago said that PPPs had not fared well both in the State and elsewhere in the country, meaning Public-Private-Partnerships launched with…

Longing to live long
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Longing to live long

April 23, 2018

When all conditions of one’s life are in the zone of comfort, the desire to live long is justified. There is presumably a maximum life span for the human race established in the genetic material. Homo sapiens is the systematic name used in taxonomy for human species. The term is Latin for ‘Wise man’ introduced…

Crime-ridden country
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Crime-ridden country

April 21, 2018

Some regions of the world have been portrayed to suggest one or the other of dominant features. Africa has been perceived for long by the West as a dark continent. Countries too have been described with suggestive adjectives and terms again as the West took notice. India described as the land of snakes and snake-charmers…

Caught in caste cauldron
Editorial

Caught in caste cauldron

April 20, 2018

India is a caste-less, classless country, as per the harangue featuring speakers of all hues that people at large are hearing on many occasions from public platforms. Nothing can be farther from truth given the current goings on across the country in general and Karnataka in particular while the State is heading for the poll…

Learning at Guru’s feet
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Learning at Guru’s feet

April 19, 2018

The lines of Taittiriya Upanishad convey the message namely “Be one for whom the Mother is God, be one for whom the Father is God, be one for whom the Teacher is God, be one for whom the Guest is God.” While mother and teacher share the popular view that mother is the child’s first…

Digital technology Vs farming
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Digital technology Vs farming

April 18, 2018

Sweating at work, particularly on the farm land to grow fruits and vegetables as well as raise food crops, has come to be considered strenuous both physically and financially resulting in disenchantment in the agriculture sector of the nation’s economy. The reasons for not luring the land’s youth to take to the plough are not…

Urban biodiversity
Editorial

Urban biodiversity

April 17, 2018

Mysuru’s administration as well as residents seem to have chosen not to be engaged on issues of stray dogs, wandering cattle and prowling pigs in the city’s streets for now. The disappearance of sparrows and shrinking presence of crows, nature’s cleaning brigade did not receive attention in any quarters among the citizens to the extent…

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