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Foot Touch
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Foot Touch

October 1, 2022

As media coverage of Dasara began, an old photograph made headlines. A photograph from 2019 of Sudha Murty touching Pramoda Devi Wadiyar’s feet made the news. Many asked why Sudha Murty should touch the feet of someone from the royal family in an Independent India. Others defended Sudha Murty’s gesture saying it was her choice….

Flood of thoughts
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Flood of thoughts

September 24, 2022

Flood of blames… but they’re all the same Bengaluru flooded again, and no one was surprised. But the politicians acted like they were! That’s because floods, while a tragedy for the people, for politicians it was an opportunity to attack each other. “For the first time in Bengaluru’s history, people have fled their homes on…

Why mourn the Queen?
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Why mourn the Queen?

September 17, 2022

The British Queen is dead. She was the representative of one of the most cruel empires. Yet, basic human decency requires us to express our condolences. However, the Indian Government and some Indians went overboard with condolence, making us look subservient. No matter how much anyone attempts to soften the evil image of the British…

Neta Fashion
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Neta Fashion

September 3, 2022

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) visited Bihar on Wednesday. He met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and called for a ‘BJP-mukt Bharat’ and much more. While he said plenty for us to hear, we had just one thing to see, a South Indian Cowboy. KCR had a cowboy-type hat on! It looked odd to…

40% Commission, 100% NO Prosecution
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40% Commission, 100% NO Prosecution

August 27, 2022

Come elections, and along come allegations. And so, it continues, the politics of allegation never leading to prosecution. Rarely are allegations by an Opposition party taken to their logical end. The Opposition party will kick and scream. They will organise yatras, sit for dharnas and declare bandhs against the ruling party’s corruption. But when they…

Krishna Connections
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Krishna Connections

August 20, 2022

Yesterday was Krishna Janmashtami, Lord Krishna’s birthday. Among the Hindu Gods, Krishna, for me, is by far the most human, and that’s why I like him. He is a God of paradoxes, like us mortals. As mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik observed, Krishna challenges all conventional notions of divinity and appropriate social conduct. His name literally translates…

KPL’s New Avatar: Will it work?
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KPL’s New Avatar: Will it work?

August 6, 2022

The Karnataka Premier League (KPL) has been rechristened as Maharaja Trophy. Not only has the name changed, but its fundamental structure is also different. The question is will this new change make it an uninterrupted tournament, unlike all these years? Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) hasn’t been able to keep KPL going consistently. The League…

Nude & Prude
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Nude & Prude

July 30, 2022

Ranveer Singh is a good actor who takes on unconventional roles. He is unconventional off-screen too, and now he’s in trouble. Ranveer Singh is interesting and even refreshing if you observe him through a discerning progressive lens. His lack of respect for what our society considers ‘normal’ is refreshing. Be it his clothes — he…

Unparliamentary Words
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Unparliamentary Words

July 16, 2022

The Monsoon Session of the Parliament is scheduled to begin on July 18 and it will be a ‘tame’ and a ‘lame’ one. Why? Because of a book called ‘Unparliamentary Expression’, a compilation of words deemed unfit for use in Parliament, released by the Lok Sabha Secretariat. Of course, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla clarified…

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