Editorial

(Mis)understanding Medicare
Editorial

(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…

Problems plenty, Solutions scanty
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Problems plenty, Solutions scanty

November 20, 2017

The nation finds itself in a whirlpool of problems, bugging not only those in charge of managing the house but also its inmates as it were, that is the mass expanding on any time scale one chooses. If demographers tell us that the headcount at any point of time gets added to the existing mass…

Hidden heritage
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Hidden heritage

November 18, 2017

One’s wealth is inherited while riches are earned according to a seasoned speaker on various aspects of our society. Taking a leaf out of his perception of the subtle difference between wealthy persons and the rich, one is prompted to remark that vast knowledge relating to healthy life without using or depending on modern medicines,…

Cavities called potholes
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Cavities called potholes

November 17, 2017

Roads have come on centre-stage in public domain, particularly in Karnataka, for all bad reasons. Sources in the Government often make it a point to inform the people, mostly through print media, about roads across the State, dwelling on length in kilometres added to the existing network, widening some stretches, both intra-city and inter-city, raising…

High on info, low on wisdom
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High on info, low on wisdom

November 16, 2017

The means of preserving literary works of ancient authors, many of them unknown to later generations, by memorising and word of mouth as it were along with etching on stone slabs and inking on palm leaves, compared to modern means of storing and conveying information, literary works and graphics using paper, printing, digitisation and wireless…

War of words Wars with weapons
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War of words Wars with weapons

November 15, 2017

We don’t get an insight from the pages of history or narratives in the land’s epics to infer that invariably a war of words precedes wars with weapons, although incidents of wars in all past having taken place without words being exchanged between the warring parties cannot be excluded as we look back. The virtual…

Understanding money, misunderstanding food
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Understanding money, misunderstanding food

November 14, 2017

Money and food are commodities together in a special league with the feature of a smaller section in the population having them in surplus quantities and the rest left craving to get at them in the face of hardship and disappointment. Is that why a flurry of idioms and proverbs have emerged in most, if…

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