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Concern for creatures
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Concern for creatures

The story of the Camel and the Arab about sharing limited space of his tent in the desert for living in comfort has clearly got reversed in cities all over the world, given the Camel of the story forcing the Arab out of his skimpy tent after being allowed to just keep his (Camel’s) head…

Warning on warming
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Warning on warming

Climate, with its wider meaning as well as implications and weather with its limited meaning are commonly but erroneously understood to be synonymous. The two distinct features of nature are being discussed and debated in various circles across the globe pitching the experts in the western countries more than the rest of the regions. Choice…

Fussing about future Passive about present
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Fussing about future Passive about present

The World Environment Day has just been observed with the theme Beat the Plastic Menace for this year. Just as healthcare is perceived myopically in common circles as treating the sick flock with medicines, issues of environment protection seem to be limited to planting saplings, conveniently forgetting the role of earth’s life forms other than…

Relegated role models
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Relegated role models

Aspiring to be like someone with an aura of glory in different fields of human endeavour drives some youth to dream about a particular role model. The term Role Model is credited to American Sociologist Robert K. Merton (died 23 February 2003) who hypothesised that individuals compare themselves with people bestowed society’s recognition to which…

Burdensome babudom
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Burdensome babudom

Of the four pillars of our democracy, namely Legislature, Judiciary, Executive and Press, the first three seem to be providing stability to the fourth one while each of them is tottering in different ways for diverse reasons. The players of the first and relatively the most dominant pillar in the current dispensation have been indulging…

Food as business Business as food
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Food as business Business as food

Portrayed as a predominantly agrarian country for long, India has lately been transformed into a global industrial power, considering its leading position in the production of steel, cement, textiles, pharmaceuticals, automobiles and many other manufacturing sectors, not to forget the land’s advances in computer software and space-related achievements, particularly production and launching of satellites including…

Harnessing harvested HR
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Harnessing harvested HR

The ancient saying Udyogam purusha lakshanam is understood in common parlance as work is the identity of a man. Scholars have enlarged its interpretation to mean engaging oneself in higher spiritual discipline assuming the status of job. All jobs that one takes up are udyogas. For this column, it suffices to stick to the commonly…

Diseases, drugs, doctors Medi-colleges in a mess
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Diseases, drugs, doctors Medi-colleges in a mess

India is touted as the world’s pharmacy, considering the production of allopathic drugs in highest levels both in their variety and monetary value. The country also has the distinction of being home to the world’s supply of vaccines. Call it a paradox or whatever else, the land has the highest number of victims of many…

A business called politics
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A business called politics

The term politics is unarguably the most familiar one among the people of the land, irrespective of the tongues they speak or level of literacy or economic status or years of schooling. Also, the term totally decimates the urban-rural divide, given the deep interest the rustics are currently showing in informal politics, meaning: forming alliances,…

Harmony at home
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Harmony at home

An idiom in Kannada which used to be cited often by old-timers conveys the message that quarrels between married couples happily ends at bed time (Ganda-Hendira jagala undu malaguva thankaka). A wit, adding pep to the time-honoured saying, averred that their wordy battles would ultimately get settled in the bed. In a certain sense, their…

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