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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…

Potty Mouth
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Potty Mouth

We wonder if people who attended the recently held Kannada Sammelana were closing their noses when its President Prof. Chandrashekar Patil spoke? Because our MP Pratap Simha informed us that every time Prof. Patil opens his mouth foul smell comes out. Many have disapproved the MP’s language, but it was Prof. Patil who instigated this…

Children and Seniors: Not always sex offenders
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Children and Seniors: Not always sex offenders

It’s bad enough that sexual deviance has become a regular occurrence, now sex crimes are getting perverse, cruel and just unbelievable. It’s not just the severity of the crime but also the age of the perpetrators. In the past week alone we heard two nauseating cases of sexual abuse. On November 22nd, the Hyderabad Police…

Pay attention to… attendance
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Pay attention to… attendance

Come November, it’s anxious times for parents and greedy times for a few colleges as everyone’s attention turns to attendance. Ever since 75% attendance was made mandatory to get a hall ticket, November is the month of drama in colleges. Every year protests for attendance are reported across the city. Four years ago, a Principal…

Renting to Foreigners: Know the Law
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Renting to Foreigners: Know the Law

Earlier foreign students were seen as the ideal tenants to have. Most landlords preferred them to Indian students because they assumed foreign students could be charged more, that they would pay rent on time, were well-behaved, and could be vacated without much trouble. But this is not true anymore. Recently, the Committee of an Apartment…

Man Vs Wild
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Man Vs Wild

On Thursday, a leopard cub crossed over to the Zoo from Chamundi Hill and for once was captured without much harm or chaos. As reports of elephants, tigers and leopards coming in contact with humans is increasing day by day, it is clear that man-animal conflict is here to stay and is only going to…

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