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Words Vs Swords… And the Trolls
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Words Vs Swords… And the Trolls

Journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh has been assassinated. The gun has silenced the pen. After the news of her death broke, I received calls from friends and family warning me to watch what I write as we now live in an atmosphere of hate. When I asked one of them why he felt no outrage…

Monsoon Mayhem
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Monsoon Mayhem

The monsoon season in India is about ushering in hope, prosperity and wealth. But in India’s urban concrete jungles, monsoon is a nightmare and requires great survival skills. One good heavy rain and urban India plunges into chaos. Shamefully, the most affected are the big cities like Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru — cities where nation’s…

Dadagiri of Babagiri…!
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Dadagiri of Babagiri…!

The first time I heard of Dera Sacha Sauda was in 2008 when Mysuru Assistant Commissioner issued notice to the sect for violating the Karnataka Land Revenue Act. The sect had bought agricultural land in Kalasthawadi village near Siddalingapura on  Bengaluru-Mysuru highway and built huge structures without alienating the land. Interestingly, back then the Dera…

A visit to Passport Seva Kendra
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A visit to Passport Seva Kendra

Most of us dread facing a Government official or stepping into a Government office, the reason being anything to do with Government can be time-consuming, stressful, belittling and a traumatic experience.  So I was fearful when I was told that I have to go to the Bengaluru Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) to get pages added…

Raids, Resorts and Saffron Reign
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Raids, Resorts and Saffron Reign

On July 29 last Saturday at 4 am, 44 Gujarat MLAs were escorted into Eagleton  Golf Resort on Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway by D.K. Suresh as per the instructions of his powerful brother, Power Minister Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar, popularly known as DKS. DKS, like former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, is well-versed in moving people and keeping them…

Prison Tales
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Prison Tales

Arrested AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala Natarajan has been accused of paying Rs.2 crore bribe to Karnataka Director General of Prisons and Bengaluru’s Central Jail officials for “special privileges.” This reminds me of the book I read recently. A good book, a scary book and a heart-breaking book of prison tales.  The book titled “Behind…

Time for Kitchen Gardens
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Time for Kitchen Gardens

For a while now I have been wary of consuming fruits and vegetables. Why? Well, come April, I have a friend who goes mango crazy. In fact, his children say two months in a year their father turns into a ‘mangoose,’ a play on words, to say their dad feasts on mangoes. This year Mr….

Gaddappa… A follicular adventure
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Gaddappa… A follicular adventure

Moustache and beard are the new fashion trends. Half the Indian cricket team sports a beard and a moustache. Even our Prime Minister sports a well-manicured facial foliage. But why are so many young boys sporting a full face of hair these days? Is it a fashion statement or could it be a crisis of…

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