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Adding years to life
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Adding years to life

We, human beings, like all other living forms on the planet, are endowed with a limited life span. Of all the sayings about life and death, attributed to various luminaries of a distant past as well as views on these landmark events to be found in texts with unknown authors spanning several centuries, the statement…

Verbal diarrhoea
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Verbal diarrhoea

The Nation’s Constitution in the script of Article 19(1) (a) says that all citizens have the right to freedom of speech and expression. The provision means the right to express one’s own convictions and opinions freely by words of mouth, writing, printing, pictures and any other mode. The Constitutionally permitted freedom of speech does not…

Sharing spaces
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Sharing spaces

The land area per person to live and grow food in adequate quantities on earth is a pressing issue that is going to be more focussed upon by agencies that guide the process of planning strategies aimed at delaying a time, where there is a short fall in resources that support various life forms on…

Retired, but not tired
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Retired, but not tired

Governments and companies in the corporate sector follow the practice of parting company with staff as they reach the pre-determined age of superannuation. The idiom that retirement on reaching that age and death are a certainty that nobody can dodge is often heard in the circles of staff taking leave of their respective organisations. Extension…

People-unfriendly society
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People-unfriendly society

Social life across the country in our times prompts one to ponder over two issues namely, (a) What are the factors behind its steadily worsening disturbed scenario and (b) How to marshal forces to arrest the decline and, more importantly, how to restore its old-Mysuru-charm as it were. Intellectuals may have many options in their…

Upmanship by UP
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Upmanship by UP

India’s largest and most populous State, Uttar Pradesh, has also hosted the highest number of heavy-weights in the country’s politics, including leaders who have occupied high posts in different political parties, Prime Minister downwards. The just reported decision of the Cabinet in the government of that State to set up a Political Training Institute for…

Milk is only for crying babies
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Milk is only for crying babies

Babies cry for various reasons, including the craving to get attention. The idiom The crying baby gets the milk has its modern version, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. The message in these two versions of the idiom is that the most noticeable (or loudest) problems are the ones most likely to get attention. Mysuru…

Deciphering Doctor’s Diktat
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Deciphering Doctor’s Diktat

We are guided by archaeologists to make sense of matter engraved on the stone edicts of a distant past, still being unearthed in many regions across the country. Many of the extinct scripts are beyond the comprehension of the litterateurs of today, however legible the writings, read carvings, may be. The scribbling by the now-gone…

Work and working hours
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Work and working hours

The army of Government staff, numbering close to 50 lakh in the various Departments of the land’s Union Government and a few times that number in 36 Governments of the country’s States and Union Territories put together are the envy of those slogging in the non-government sector including industries, agriculture, healthcare, academics, business establishments and…

Candid confession
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Candid confession

The saying To err is human, to forgive is divine is an ancient diktat which may be hard for mortals to adopt in daily life, however noble its message may be. The humorous modification of the saying, attributed to that inimitable public speaker Mark Twain (1835-1910), “To eat is human, to digest is divine” may…

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