Editorial

Reviving reading culture
Editorial

Reviving reading culture

November 8, 2017

Not many will believe that evolving letters for writing is traced to Ethiopia, currently rated as a country with the lowest per capita income in the world. The practice of writing on stones and subsequently on palm leaves dates back to a period as far back as one can imagine, apart from estimating. Now-all-too-familiar the…

Where are we heading to?
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Where are we heading to?

November 7, 2017

The country and its present generation, in the august company of its preceding ageing fraternity, appear to be elated on hearing about the legacy handed down from the past, earning flattering global rating on various counts, not to recount low rating on some counts which are common knowledge of those who are avid readers of…

Smartphone and Smarting
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Smartphone and Smarting

November 6, 2017

The Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator, Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), credited with patenting the first practical telephone and founding the American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885 might have not imagined in his wildest dream that the handy device would be in the hands of almost every human being. His gratification after witnessing its…

Kannada: Past, Present, Posterity
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Kannada: Past, Present, Posterity

November 4, 2017

The quote that every language is a temple in which the soul of its speakers is enshrined must serve as a diktat to all citizens of this multilingual land to not only love their respective tongues but also respect other tongues spoken by fellow-citizens. After conceding the demand for classical language status to Tamil in…

Quality of work and qualification
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Quality of work and qualification

November 3, 2017

The quote Udyogam Purusha Lakshanam is believed by some to have come into existence during a past period in the country when some people chose to be idle, saying that God will look after everything, encouraging begging in the process. A person, irrespective of gender, who does not work is not considered by society as…

Boundless bad behaviour
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Boundless bad behaviour

November 2, 2017

A verse sourced to the ancient widely translated Sanskrit text Panchatantra, a collection of stories featuring animals, dating back to about 300 BC and attributed to Vishnu Sharma reads Vidya Dadaathi Vinayam… (Education makes one humble…). In the context of visualising education as going to school, college and obtaining certificates as proof of being educated,…

Pretensions to Patriotism
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Pretensions to Patriotism

October 31, 2017

Allowing the mind to ponder over the terms Earth in general and one’s country in particular alongside the term mother rings sentimental bells sending those who love both entities into raptures. The rest, who are focussed on their self-centred agenda sans sentiment are dubbed as uncivilised. Loyalty to one’s motherland, triggered by attachment driven by…

Undoing Unemployment
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Undoing Unemployment

October 30, 2017

While employing children for earning wages is unlawful according to the land’s law prohibiting child labour across the country, not landing a job bringing an income to sustain oneself in life for any adult is nightmarish. In a certain sense, keeping certain sections in society out of contention, in preference to certain other sections, in…

Car-choked cities
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Car-choked cities

October 28, 2017

The world owes the emergence of automobile on the road as it were in 1892 to Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler (1834-1900), an engineer, industrial designer and industrialist of what is now Germany. The engine that he invented jointly with Wilhelm Maybach was fancifully called Daimler’s Dream fulfilling the desire for a high speed engine useful in…

President’s prescription
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President’s prescription

October 27, 2017

Occasionally people are called upon to address the task of nation-building.The calls are voiced by the smae public speakers with the features of different platform and divers audiences across the country. Mercifully, the nation has managed to retain its global image as a stable entity amidst the thousands of road shows being staged by hundreds…

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