Editorial

Sign language as land’s lingo
Editorial

Sign language as land’s lingo

June 22, 2017

Public speakers of a not-too-distant past in the land, irrespective of the language they spoke, have carved a niche for themselves in a distinct class as orators. The range of subjects they chose and presentation of their thoughts have not only been published by the periodicals of their times but also have been preserved in…

Yoga spell continues
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Yoga spell continues

June 21, 2017

Mysuru is agog this week having hosted the historic event of World Yoga Day (June 21), mainly to lay claim to Guinness Record of organising more than 60,000 participants at a single venue performing 21 asanas, a selection from the list of asanas that has come down from Sage Pathanjali, whose yogasutras date back to…

Exit for the elderly
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Exit for the elderly

June 20, 2017

Thanks to the steadily rising mark of life expectancy for both male and female sections of the land’s population, not only the percentage of the elderly in the total mass but also their headcount have been increasing currently, going by officially published data and information on India’s demography. As if to substantiate that scenario portraying…

Docs in the dock
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Docs in the dock

June 19, 2017

Private medical establishments and Karnataka government have just got entangled over the former offering healthcare services at costs making big holes in the pockets of patients and their families, while alleviating the pains of the suffering lot in the process. One is prompted to point out in this context the utterly under-prepared infrastructure and thoroughly…

Reign of Red Tape
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Reign of Red Tape

June 17, 2017

Only for the benefit of the people of this generation, etymology of the idiom Red Tape needs to be stated at the outset. It is thought to allude to the former practice of binding official documents in government offices in red coloured tape since the last decade of 19th century in UK, specially to hold…

Cattle, prattle, rattle
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Cattle, prattle, rattle

June 16, 2017

All this hullabaloo about public outcry on what one should or should not include in one’s daily palate going on in every nook and corner of the land appears to be revolving around the declaration of the nation as a secular democracy. Prima facie, such a declaration was not part of the nation’s Constitution at…

Nation in anger’s grip
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Nation in anger’s grip

June 15, 2017

Consequences of not controlling oneself in circumstances marked by anger, for whatever provocation, is succinctly presented in just a couple of lines, understandable to even illiterates, in Bhagavadgita, considered by scholars as an unparalleled manual with guidelines for leading a life of fulfilment and satisfaction. The lines connect anger to its fallout in an unbroken…

Finance Minister falsified, framed
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Finance Minister falsified, framed

June 14, 2017

The Union Finance Minister is relentlessly in hot pursuit of the land’s people, irrespective of their socio-economic status, to mop up funds to fill the government’s kitty through the already familiar tools such as commercial tax, excise duty, sales tax, income tax, valued added tax and whatever, even as he is spearheading the move into…

Nurturing institutions
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Nurturing institutions

June 13, 2017

Two institutions based in Mysuru, one for the noble service of imparting knowledge, the other for enlarging upon available knowledge concerning food through research, have been making news headlines in dailies for both good and bad reasons, going by media reports on the happenings in the institutions. To make  things clear, we are talking of…

Prayers to Prime Minister
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Prayers to Prime Minister

June 12, 2017

Legend has it that during the rule of Moghuls, Akbar, one of the emperors of the middle-ages dynasty, had kept a bell hanging in the Palace premises which any citizen could ring to invite the king’s attention and get an audience from him to narrate the woes and seek redressal from the topmost authority. In…

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