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Big screen in big trouble
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Big screen in big trouble

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

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…

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
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Surprising survival

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

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
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Debt-driven deaths

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
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Conning citizens by excess cess

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
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Quality of Life-Smart City combo

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

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…

Cash comes cascading to cities
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Cash comes cascading to cities

Having been launched in June 2015, the Smart City mission to achieve a makeover of 100 cities to start with, across the country by the Union Government has already written its own history (of two years) much before the residents in the mission’s up-to-date list of selected urban spaces can smell (before seeing) the dream…

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