Editorial

Miles to go…
Editorial

Miles to go…

July 10, 2017

Nation’s first Prime Minister is quoted on various occasions having made an emotional statement at the moment of its freedom from colonial rule seven decades ago. “While the world sleeps India awakes to life and freedom,” was his claim marking his famous speech. The fact that the part of the world hosting those rulers were…

Big screen in big trouble
Editorial

Big screen in big trouble

July 8, 2017

History of money makes fascinating read. Going by its cosmic dance as it were in modern times, one is prompted to imagine that people would communicate among themselves free from hanky-panky deals which is common sight in the land. Come election time, be it for Gram Panchayats or be it for the Legislative Assemblies of…

GHOST: Manifesting itself as GST
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GHOST: Manifesting itself as GST

July 7, 2017

What is in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet, wrote William Shakespeare (1564-1616) in his famous play Romeo and Juliet. The field is open to any playwright of our times to write a matching line about taxes in general and Goods and Services Tax in…

Mangalyam Thanthu…
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Mangalyam Thanthu…

July 6, 2017

Going by the media reports of heightened frequency and growing number of campaigns by both government departments and voluntary groups, particularly in Karnataka, to create awareness in people at large about eschewing undesirable activities and adhering to practices leading to better quality of life, one is prompted to remark that the level of awareness about…

Surprising survival
Editorial

Surprising survival

July 5, 2017

The lyricist who scripted the lines of a song for the popular movie Pyaasa a few decades ago, sounding philosophical, conveyed the message that while people at large keenly looked forward to receive love from others in return for love got only a load of troubles. Likewise, the top brass in the government of a…

Managing mental illness
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Managing mental illness

July 4, 2017

Ironically though, budgetary provision by the land’s successive governments for addressing issues of healthcare continues to be meagre while the country hosts more people with life-threatening afflictions such as cancer and malaria than any other country across the world. While diabetes and cardiovascular diseases have been hogging heightened attention in public domain, often with estimates…

Debt-driven deaths
Editorial

Debt-driven deaths

July 3, 2017

The term average is made to be understood a number expressing the central or typical value in a set of numbers, while there is very little about average being typical value of that set of numbers. A glaring example of being misled by the term average is life expectancy in a population which is a…

Conning citizens by excess cess
Editorial

Conning citizens by excess cess

July 1, 2017

All sorts of goods offered in attractive packages for sale in the land used to display (in small print) until not too long ago the expression amounting to an amount in addition to the stated price of the product as taxes with no clue to the buyer whether that addition had legal sanction. Then came…

Quality of Life-Smart City combo
Editorial

Quality of Life-Smart City combo

June 30, 2017

We have heard on many occasions quoting Gandhiji who remarked that the (erstwhile) Princely State of Mysore during the rule of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar was Ramarajya, meaning the State hosted a totally satisfied society in respect of physical health, family atmosphere, education, employment, wealth, religious beliefs with harmony, financial status of individuals and, last but…

To eat or not to eat
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To eat or not to eat

June 29, 2017

Government is on safe track as long as its actions conform to the country’s Constitution framework. The amendments made during the many governments of the land so far to its text reflect its inadequacy in setting the track initially. Issues relating to food of the country‘s population, given its diversity on various counts including and…

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