Tag: K.B. Ganapathy

In passing: Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

In passing: Saeed Akhtar Mirza

April 22, 2024

In the midst of electioneering cacophony, I received an invitation from the moving spirit and ever agile Founder-Chairperson of Mysuru Book Clubs-2015 Shubha Sanjay Urs for an evening of conversation and informal interaction with Saeed Akhtar Mirza yesterday morning. I did not know who this celebrity worthy of Shubha’s attention was but Shubha was quick…

Prathap Simha denied BJP ticket …but the lion will roar…
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns, Top Stories

Prathap Simha denied BJP ticket …but the lion will roar…

March 14, 2024

The BJP ticket for the Mysuru-Kodagu Parliamentary election 2024 has gone to Mr. Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the adopted son of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar of the Mysore Royal Family. 2. The BJP voters, specially the RSS-Modi fans and supporters, were expecting the incumbent MP Prathap Simha to do the hat-trick by getting the ticket for…

Hearing Ranganath and seeing Manjunath at Kalamandira: Some stray thoughts
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Hearing Ranganath and seeing Manjunath at Kalamandira: Some stray thoughts

February 28, 2024

People who retire from government service rarely make news unless they retire from a high profile job or distinguish themselves by doing something extraordinary while in service. Otherwise, their names will appear in newspapers, if at all, when they pass away. In recent times in Karnataka one of the government servants who has retired as…

MUDA braces for new Budget on Feb. 28
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MUDA braces for new Budget on Feb. 28

February 23, 2024

80,000 applicants waiting for sites! MUDA is a white elephant. It has long served its intended purpose. It has become a milch cow to politicians and the mafia-bureaucracy nexus. Best is to abolish MUDA and allow private players to fill in the vacuum under a special legislation. —K.B. Ganapathy Mysore/Mysuru: Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA)…

God save the King of Kongress
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God save the King of Kongress

February 19, 2024

2024 Parliamentary Election: Whither Opposition and Congress? The Parliamentary election 2024 is only a couple of months away and the nation is experiencing a new kind of election fever which we have not seen except in 1977, the post-Emergency Parliamentary election. Then, as expected, the newly cobbled up Opposition parties, under the dynamic and well-accepted…

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