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Stop Spending & Start Mending
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Stop Spending & Start Mending

The other day I was at my parents’ house and decided to clean out my old cupboard when I stumbled upon my old school shoe. It was an old pair of black lace up Bata’s. The pair looked like it had gone through multiple surgeries to extend its life; it had white stitches all over…

Organics and Millets Fair – A Report
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Organics and Millets Fair – A Report

Two weeks ago I was in Bengaluru on work and I couldn’t escape the advertisements for the Organics & Millets International Trade Fair-2018. It was a three-day international conference organised by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, to bring organic farmers, organic product processors, manufacturers of farm equipment and also showcase millet as the…

The Blood Moon Rush
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The Blood Moon Rush

After the Americans landed on the moon, the moon lost its charm amongst the public, their affection moved towards Mars. But there are two groups of people who continue to obsess over the moon — Hindi film lyricists and astrologers. But last week everyone was acting like a Hindi lyricist with Chand on their lips…

Old Netas in Young India
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Old Netas in Young India

Our former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, at his Party’s ‘Parivartana Yatra’ said that though he was 76- years-old, with the support of people and God he would complete the 84-day Yatra on Feb. 4 in Bengaluru. With that Yeddy would have covered 219 Constituencies in the State, visited 29 of 30 districts in Karnataka and…

Forget Helmets Let’s Leave it to Destiny
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Forget Helmets Let’s Leave it to Destiny

Our helmet woes never end. That’s because helmets are never on our head. Instead, it’s on our arm or tucked away in our vehicle’s luggage space. Ever since helmet checking began, two-wheeler riders have turned into rats — they run helter-skelter, risking their own lives and putting the lives of others at risk trying to…

Stainless Steal
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Stainless Steal

Some may not have been born with a silver spoon in their mouth, so they just steal a few silver spoons, literally, like a few Indian journalists did in London recently. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had taken a few select Indian journalists to London so they could cover her pitch to investors. Instead,…

Human Beasts and Helpless Animals
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Human Beasts and Helpless Animals

On Tuesday, selfie-obsession took another life. This time it was not suicidal. It was murder. On Monday an eight-month-old elephant calf with fever strayed near a village in Gundulpet with its mother. The villagers raised a ruckus and pelted stones at them. The mother and calf ran for their life. The mother made it back…

2G Flop Show
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2G Flop Show

Raja’s 1996 election promise was “Oru kilo arisi oru ruba, oru hello 50 paisa” (1 kilo rice 1 rupee, one hello on the phone 50 paisa). Ironic that he was put in jail for a phone-related scam. Many thought he was done for, but Andimuthu Raja, who was first summoned for questioning by the CBI…

Honorary Doctorate has no Honour anymore
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Honorary Doctorate has no Honour anymore

A few days ago, a University located in Cyber Space, yes it literally is a Virtual University, gave not 1 not 10 but 30 Honorary Doctorates! Wow! We didn’t know there were so many people who have done such impactful work for the society. The event was presided by senior academicians and I wondered if…

Mysuru Chocolate !
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Mysuru Chocolate !

When it comes to food, our city has always been famous for Masala dosa and the ever popular Mysore Pak. Now an expat in city is making Mysuru famous for its chocolates! David Bello, who makes artisan chocolates from his unit in Mysuru, is now gaining international repute. Intrigued, I found his company ‘Earth Loaf…

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