Tag: Vikram Muthanna

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…

Chopping trees for Choppers
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Chopping trees for Choppers

April 10, 2021

Is Mysuru a tourist city? Yes. Is tourism crucial to our city’s economy? Absolutely. So do we need Heli-Tourism to enhance it?  Why not? But… While tourist attractions are needed they cannot be and should not be developed at the cost of nature, especially when nature itself can be a tourist attraction.  Our Tourism Minister,…

When Veerappan had to pay a bribe
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When Veerappan had to pay a bribe

March 27, 2021

In most nations, when a good citizen sees a Policeman it arouses a sense of security; here it arouses fear and distrust — Mumbai Police have shown why. The Mumbai Police might have destroyed the Mumbai underworld but then a new one was born… born from amongst its own ranks.   This is not just a…

Lights,‌ ‌camera,‌ ‌action…‌ ‌
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Lights,‌ ‌camera,‌ ‌action…‌ ‌

March 13, 2021

Indians love drama and so, often become sentimental fools. That is why we build temples for actors, get tattoos of cricketers and even cut off our finger when we vote for the wrong candidate by mistake like 25-year-old Pawan Kumar did in UP! Thank God he didn’t realise it happened because he was stupid else…he…

NOSTALGIC RIDE….
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NOSTALGIC RIDE….

March 6, 2021

‘Mahindra & Mahindra’ Three weeks ago, popular chronicler of Indian automobile history, Adil Jal Darukhanawala, was in city. He was here to release ‘Timeless Mahindra’, a coffee-table book about the iconic Indian auto-maker “Mahindra & Mahindra.” I borrowed a copy of the book, glanced through it, like most people do a coffee-table book, when I…

Love Marriages will make us Indians ?
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Love Marriages will make us Indians ?

February 16, 2021

On Feb. 8, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul while passing judgement on a ‘love marriage case’ said,  “Educated younger boys and girls are choosing their life partners, which is a departure from the earlier norms of society where caste and community played a major role. Possibly, this is the way forward, where caste and community tensions…

Pushing for an Emergency?
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Pushing for an Emergency?

January 30, 2021

On 26th January we saw men in blue turbans, wielding swords on horse back, ride into our Nation’s capital, as if they were the cavalry of an invading army, but they were supposedly farmers and they were  protesting! Guess, a 21st century farmers’ protest looks like a 14th century invasion.  It makes one wonder, what…

Tale of two Palaces
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Tale of two Palaces

January 23, 2021

Going by recent reports, Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel may very well become Taj Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel if it is leased to Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), a group company of TATA’s under which the famed luxury hotel chain, Taj Hotels are managed.   Our city’s second largest Royal Palace, Lalitha Mahal Palace, has been waiting…

Privacy Pirates ?
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Privacy Pirates ?

January 16, 2021

Suddenly “WhatsApp” is the enemy. Google is the “big brother”, Facebook is the propagator of hate and invader of privacy. Well truth is, these big tech companies were always all this and more. Much much more. But why is everyone surprised? Privacy watch dogs and tech journalists have been warning us about this for years….

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