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Etiquette for (of) law-makers
Editorial

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…

Action on anti-social acts
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Action on anti-social acts

During the colonial rule of India, the British authorities sent many activists taking part in the countrywide agitation demanding freedom to Andaman on a one-way trip to be housed in the dreaded cellular cells with no time limit of imprisonment. The measure amounted to deportation of the activists, dubbed by the then administration as anti-government…

Taking things for granted
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Taking things for granted

The opening puzzle posed to three contestants five days a week in the Kannada quiz programme telecast in the evening by DD channel invariably features a Kannada idiom. The contestants, after the mostly inappropriate response to the puzzle, are enlightened by the quiz master saying the meaning of the whole phrase has no connect with…

Speed stumps safety
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Speed stumps safety

The time-honoured fable of The Rabbit and The Tortoise, narrating the challenge posed by the fast-running rabbit to the slow-moving tortoise may have also witnessed a time-warp given its rare occasions on which children happen to be made aware of the message slow and steady wins the race. One cannot be faulted to infer that…

Mass-energy connect
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Mass-energy connect

The scope of this column, inspired by the equation E=mc2 familiar to the knowledgeable sections of literati as the formula attributed to the famed Physicist Albert Einstein propounding his theory of special relativity is limited to the connect between mass (matter) and energy (heat) as a lay person understands. His theory that mass and energy…

Slim staff strength
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Slim staff strength

In a recently introduced practice in industries and large business establishments employing a virtual army of employees in some countries of the western world as well as in India, particularly multinational companies known for their fat pay cheques, a considerable number of staff have been sent home, the measure ostensibly to cut operating costs and…

Diaper better not be dry
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Diaper better not be dry

Issues related to under-garments have begun to be featured in column-space of many dailies obviously shedding the factors of privacy of wearers of the concealed attire and shyness on the part of society’s sections dubbed as prudes. Attractive designs of ladies-friendly lingerie which used to be flashed full-page as advertisements by the few manufacturers in…

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