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Old Horses + Young Stallions = VICTORY
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Old Horses + Young Stallions = VICTORY

On April 26th 2018, the Congress party sent their old horse to Madhya Pradesh (MP) to win. Not just win but destroy the 15-year reign of BJP in that State. That old Congress horse was Kamal Nath. Rahul Gandhi, speaking of Kamal Nath said, “He is not Kamal Nath but Kamal Naash,” literally meaning Lotus…

Potholes, Manholes & Assholes
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Potholes, Manholes & Assholes

Before you claim the word ‘asshole’ is in bad taste and send me hate mails, stop and channel that displeasure towards your local government that constantly digs up an old manhole after it has just laid a new road on it. And before you call me to say I have no sense of public decency,…

Trust in God, not Religion
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Trust in God, not Religion

Two days ago we got news that an American “adventurer and missionary” John Allen Chau was killed by members of Sentinelese tribe. This tribe inhabits the North Sentinel Island, one of the numerous islands that form the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Now, what is worrisome is, how did a fishing boat go unnoticed in this…

Flash and Encash
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Flash and Encash

It’s celebrity wedding season and it has begun with Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone getting married at Lake Como. If you are wondering, “Where is this Lake?!” you are not alone. Because for the last two days if you type “Lake…” in Google the first choice in the intuitive drop down menu box is “Lake Como.”…

The Month of Tipu & Crackers
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The Month of Tipu & Crackers

Come November, two controversies will always crop up — Tipu Jayanti and bursting fire crackers. And both reflect lack of insensitivity to fellow citizens. In the case of Tipu Jayanti, we wonder if this coalition government would have celebrated the Jayanti had Tipu Sultan done in Mandya what he did in Kodagu? Tipu Jayanti is…

Kannada musings on Rajyotsava
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Kannada musings on Rajyotsava

November 1st is Kannada Rajyotsava, our State’s birthday. It was on this day in 1956 that all Kannada-speaking provinces were brought together and named Mysore or Mysore State under the States Reorganisation Act. Then on November 1, 1973, it was renamed as Karnataka. Since our States were created with language as its basis, each State…

Indians’ Superman Complex
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Indians’ Superman Complex

Last Friday, 62 people died and 90 were injured in Punjab when Train No. 74943 from Jalandhar to Amritsar ploughed through a crowd that had gathered for a Ram Leela event. And where had the people gathered to watch Ravan’s effigy burn? On the Railway tracks! Now, who is to be blamed for this tragedy?…

#MeToo
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#MeToo

Predators swarm places where there’s prey. And that’s what happened in the recently held Dasara Street Festival. The well-intentioned Open Street Fest sadly became a hot bed for molesters. The lack of light and easy access to Police personnel emboldened the perverts. To make matters worse, media and Police instead of debating about how to…

Purr…fume
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Purr…fume

Just a few days ago, it was reported that Avni had turned a man-eater. Now, before your sick mind starts Googling “Avni eats man”, please know that Avni is a tigress and not a porn star. Avni has developed a taste for human flesh and has mauled to death nearly a dozen humans around Pandharkawada…

Old Laws & Progressive Judgements
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Old Laws & Progressive Judgements

September 2018 has been a month when India took the path towards being a socially progressive nation. This month India shed its archaic legal shackles, all thanks to a few older men and women with a new mindset and wisdom — the Supreme Court Judges. Just this month alone, the Supreme Court of India has…

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