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Need both – Good  & Bad news
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Need both – Good & Bad news

October 10, 2020

As television news channels turn our living rooms into gloomy rooms with reports of Covid deaths, Sushant Singh Rajput’s investigation and Hathras murder, three “Good News” items gave us a break from this constant “negativity.”  First, social media after a while was put to good use. A food blogger, Gaurav Wasan, made a short video…

Inhumane
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Inhumane

October 3, 2020

On September 14, in the Hathras district of Western Uttar Pradesh a mother found her 19-year-old daughter lying naked in a field with her tongue protruding from her mouth. The young girl’s eyes were bloodshot and she was bleeding from her mouth. The mother then noticed bleeding in the groin area; she quickly covered her…

Puff and Prejudice
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Puff and Prejudice

September 26, 2020

The Sushant Singh Rajput case has slid from being just a murder investigation to a drug bust.  One wonders if this investigation has ended up exposing middle-class India’s prejudice, hypocrisy and Victorian prudishness?  To begin with Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant’s girlfriend, has been portrayed like a typical movie ‘Vampy-Villainess,’ the woman who drugged her lover to…

Blocking Ambulance should be criminal offence?
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Blocking Ambulance should be criminal offence?

September 5, 2020

A week ago, the city Police arrested a car driver for deliberately blocking the way of an ambulance carrying an aged person who suffered a heart attack. The patient, 85-year-old Chandrashekar Acharya, was being brought to Narayana Multispecialty Hospital in Mysuru when a Hyundai i20 car moving ahead of the ambulance started driving in a…

Basking in Reflected Glory
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Basking in Reflected Glory

August 29, 2020

Kamala Harris is the Vice-Presidential candidate pick for the Democratic Party in the United States which is going in for elections in November. And the moment it was announced, as usual we Indians went gaga.  No sooner was Kamala Harris named the Democrats’ VP pick, villagers in Painganadu, Harris’ mother’s village, in Tamil Nadu, put…

Hype & Truth
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Hype & Truth

August 8, 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14 and the entire nation was in shock. Then a month later, the mourning turned into outrage as many claimed it was murder.  Since then chaos has ensued with several parallel narratives in play, both in the mainstream media and social media.  As days go by, instead of it…

Train’s coming… Mysuru changing
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Train’s coming… Mysuru changing

August 1, 2020

The Union Government has chosen Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai as one among the seven new High Speed train routes. Once complete, the travel time between Mysuru and Bengaluru will be 45 minutes!  Unlike the Japanese “Bullet  Train,” these “High Speed” trains, which the Indian Railways call ‘Bullet Train’, can run on regular tracks, which only have to be…

Should God save us?
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Should God save us?

July 25, 2020

Karnataka Health Minister recently raised a storm when he said “Only God can save us.”  Of course, no one bothered with the other part of his statement where he said “Awareness among the people is the only way.” Probably what he meant was, how can a Government protect its people if the people don’t want…

Pilot ejected, but Gandhis?
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Pilot ejected, but Gandhis?

July 18, 2020

The Congress has ejected its Co-Pilot out of the cockpit in Rajasthan. Now everyone is waiting to see if Sachin Pilot lands safely on BJP’s lap or makes a hard landing trying to start his own party?  Meanwhile, the Congress party, still piloted by the Gandhis, is in nosedive and heading for a crash-landing as…

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