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Travel travails
Editorial

Travel travails

The land has hosted many legendary scholars, savants, sages, saints, philosophers, chroniclers and countless number of common people who have walked across its vast territory in the distant past during times when walking was the only option to reach places fired up by an undaunted spirit of exploration. We are now reading about their exploits…

Plastic prattle
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Plastic prattle

Many a scourge has tormented the earthlings over centuries taking toll of lives in numbers hard to determine. As if adding insult to injury, the human species has not lagged behind to hurt themselves in small measure by fighting wars for pride and gain, as recorded in history. Neither occurrence of afflictions nor wars is…

Lazy, lethargic, lax land
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Lazy, lethargic, lax land

Just to keep the democracy of the country going, mostly as a show piece, public funds amounting to God-knows-how-many-thousand-crore rupees are blown away once in five years in the general elections to the Parliament as well as State Legislatures, apart from a few lakh smaller units of administration namely City Municipal Corporations, Town Municipalities and…

Chasing Creativity
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Chasing Creativity

Given the mounting numbers and nature of problems being faced by people as individuals, society as a community, governments as custodians of administration and, last but not the least, the nation as a country of relentlessly expanding population with diversity that no other country in the world hosts, it is presumptuous to feel complacent about…

Uninformed and Unconcerned
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Uninformed and Unconcerned

The simplest advisory ‘Eat to live, don’t live to eat,’ that is not heard often nowadays, cannot be surpassed for its power of wisdom guiding one to go on a journey of healthy life spanning the full distance of four score and twenty (one hundred years). The expression, attributed to Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), noted American…

Wonder world of teachers
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Wonder world of teachers

Sayings such as ‘Home is the first school for the child’ and ‘Mother is the child’s first teacher’ have become cliché in our times. The profile of the typical Indian home, as is being explained to the children in primary school, hosting large joint families, must be making the children already wonder about the difference…

Patanjali’s Plight
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Patanjali’s Plight

A law attributed to some unknown wit says that “No two watches agree; if they agree, they are not watches (in real terms).” One cannot be faulted for extending the same logic behind this obscure law and say, “No two scholars agree; if they agree, they are not scholars (commanding respect).” This extended law’s force…

Reports Vs Reality
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Reports Vs Reality

Thanks to advances in communication technology, we read or hear about events happening 24×7 (and also not happening in reality) anywhere on earth instantly, often in real time, as claimed by the professionals practicing the technology. The two irresistible habits of the land’s people at large, namely rumour-mongering and gossiping, may still be holding fort…

Saving this, saving that
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Saving this, saving that

Administration during the reign of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, spanning the first half of the last century, has been extolled in all quarters, relating to the many pro-people measures credited to the king and his illustrious advisors. In total contrast, the rating of administration in the State and the profile of honchos at the helm in…

Encouraging enterprise
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Encouraging enterprise

The elderly in the family, particularly those found with age-matching physical fitness and having lived a life of fulfilment in Mysuru of years gone-by, could be heard reminding the young members of the family on the threshold of adulthood about the imperatives and importance of industriousness as the hallmark of a person. Their crisply stated…

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