Editorial

Multi-tasking home-maker
Editorial

Multi-tasking home-maker

September 6, 2017

The proverbial expression God couldn’t be everywhere, therefore He created Mothers, attributed to the noted British author and journalist Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), is also traced to a Jewish proverb and appropriately modified to read with mothers yielding place to parents. The land’s ancient scholars, who are recognised as the authors of Upanishads, are often…

Gratitude to growers
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Gratitude to growers

September 5, 2017

The land’s system of several centuries vintage, namely temples and vast areas of agricultural fields to be under the management of informal sets of local individuals enjoying trust of their respective societies, ended a few decades ago, closing the flow of food grains in substantial quantities which the devotees partook in what is familiar to…

Fuming farmers, urging urbanites
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Fuming farmers, urging urbanites

September 4, 2017

Every government makes it a point to inform the country’s masses that it has done this-done that to make their life comfortable and even better than the government managed by a different party when it got its perch at the top. The incumbent government at the Centre is taking its turn, in the august company…

India’s inert invaluable assets
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India’s inert invaluable assets

September 2, 2017

Teachers of elementary schools during the years not too long ago used to explain to their pupils that the range of Himalayan mountains were not only insurmountable but also served  to protect the land and its people from invaders beyond the massive mountains, eternally covered with snow. However, that assurance was falsified in early 1960s…

Grumblers and Government
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Grumblers and Government

September 1, 2017

Pages of the land’s history, given the portrayal of various issues and events by chroniclers during centuries of past rulers, big as well as sundry kings, have generally sidelined describing the connect between aam janata and authorities in the matter of the former expressing discontent in their day-to-day life and the latter responding satisfactorily or…

Spare the rod and spoil the child
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Spare the rod and spoil the child

August 31, 2017

The British author noted for his satirical writings, Samuel Butler (1835-1902), is credited with the proverbial statement ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child,’ also sourced by many to the Bible. The now-out-of-fashion interpretation of the proverb used to convey the message “If a parent refuses to discipline an unruly child, that child will grow…

CFTRI: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
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CFTRI: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

August 30, 2017

When asked about one’s situation in day-to-day life, particularly in Mysuru, the most commonly heard response is “managing somehow.” Most managers, vested with the onerous responsibility of foreseeing problems in their set-up and solving them without passing the buck to their employers would respond the same way to the friendly question. However, that kind of…

Winning battles, losing war
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Winning battles, losing war

August 29, 2017

Demographers, keeping track of the changing numbers of human populations, both globally and country-wise, have said that the present count having reached 7.5 billion (750 crore) in April this year is estimated to increase to 11.2 billion (112 crore) in the year 2100. The annual rate of rise in the global population, peaking to 2.06…

Own home to old-age home
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Own home to old-age home

August 28, 2017

We learn from scholars that Dharmasutras and Dharmashastras, composed during the middle period of first millennium BC place emphasis on all four stages of Ashrama system comprising Brahmacharya (bachelor, student), Grihastha (married, householder), Vanaprastha (retiring into a forest, handing over household responsibilities to the next generation, taking an advisory role and gradually withdrawing from the…

Worrisome willingness to work
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Worrisome willingness to work

August 26, 2017

The ratio of all adults in the land willing to work, whether employed or unemployed, to its total population is being tracked by a private agency monitoring Indian economy. That index juxtaposed to unemployment rate, namely the ratio of unemployed to total labour force in the population of the land. The two ratios, according to…

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