Tag: Vikram Muthanna

Ropeway needed ?
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Ropeway needed ?

July 24, 2021

A few days ago Minister for Tourism, Environment and Ecology C.P. Yogeeshwar directed the Department officials to draw a plan of action for the Chamundi Hill ropeway project.  And with that the scarring of Chamundi Hill begins, again. In 2019, there was a landslide on Chamundi Hill. About 50 ft. of road connecting the Nandi…

Old Laws and Congress Party
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Old Laws and Congress Party

July 17, 2021

Two days ago, the Supreme Court heard a plea challenging the Constitutionality of the Sedition Law (IPC Section 124A). It was a proud moment for us as Mysureans because the challenge came from Major General S.G. Vombatkere (retd.), a resident of Mysuru. While hearing the plea, Chief Justice of India, Justice N.V. Ramana, asked Attorney…

Political Leadership and State’s Prosperity
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Political Leadership and State’s Prosperity

July 10, 2021

On July 9, Kitex Garments, the second-largest children’s apparel manufacturer in the world, announced that the company would invest an initial Rs. 1,000 crore in Warangal, Telangana. How this investment came about has lessons for many States and its Ministers. Initially, this was a Rs. 3,500-crore project, which was supposed to come up in Kerala…

Doctors’‌ ‌Day‌ ‌Musings‌ ‌
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Doctors’‌ ‌Day‌ ‌Musings‌ ‌

July 3, 2021

Two days ago on July 1, we observed the National Doctors’ Day. The Prime Minister wished the doctors and thanked them. But more than thanks the doctors need something else — protection.  Indeed, the Government has done the needful by introducing and passing “The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020,” which makes acts of violence on…

Paris to Perish!
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Paris to Perish!

June 19, 2021

Sadly, the recent Mysuru DC’s episode quite clearly indicates that Mysuru is well on its way to becoming a milder, yet repulsive version of Bengaluru rather than a paler, yet beautiful version of Paris as we had hoped.  Just look at Bengaluru, a city that was once called  ‘The land of a 1000 lakes’  and…

Ladies, you got played… Mysuru in Trouble
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Ladies, you got played… Mysuru in Trouble

June 5, 2021

In a dramatic turn of events, MCC Commissioner Shilpa Nag on Thursday announced that she was resigning not only from her position as the MCC Commissioner but from being an IAS Officer itself at a press conference !  This new twist to the already ongoing spat between the Mysuru Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rohini Sindhuri and…

TROUBLE BABA
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TROUBLE BABA

May 29, 2021

On Sunday, India’s most famous, most flexible and most business-savvy Baba, Baba Ramdev was forced to withdraw a statement where he had said “lakhs have died from taking allopathic medicines for COVID-19.” But, just a day after retracting his statement he mocked allopathy by posing 25 questions to the Indian Medical Association (IMA).  He asked…

Pandemic  Politics
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Pandemic Politics

May 15, 2021

Yesterday, Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri, for the first time reacted to the clean chit given to her by the three-member probe Committee of the Karnataka High Court regarding Chamarajanagar tragedy.  She said, “The Committee has cleared the name of Mysuru District Administration and several baseless and motivated statements had put a black mark on…

OMG ! VIRUS
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OMG ! VIRUS

April 17, 2021

Religion Vs Virus, who’ll win? We will know soon as the Kumbh Mela, one of the largest religious gathering in the world, is underway.  It is shocking that the Government has given permission for the Kumbh Mela at a time when Covid cases are rising exponentially, Oxygen supplies are running low and Remdesivir, the crucial…

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