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GARLANDS & OWLS
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GARLANDS & OWLS

This election, garlands, which are offered to a person as a mark of reverence and affection, have turned into a show of strength among politicians and their supporters. And the competition has gotten ‘fruity and furious.’ It all started when Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar visited Srirangapatna where his supporters welcomed him with an apple garland…

For the love of one’s child…
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For the love of one’s child…

The Chief Minister confidently states that he will contest from Chamundeshwari constituency, but it lacks conviction. That’s because CM yesterday said, “Though pressure is being exerted on me to contest from North Karnataka, I have decided to contest from here (Chamundeshwari).” This statement makes one wonder if the CM is keeping a window open while…

Leaky CBSE
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Leaky CBSE

May 1st is Labour Day but March is labour month — Parents labour to get their students to study and students labour to regurgitate a whole year’s syllabus. Now, exam papers have leaked… again and a re-examination has been announced. This has not only left students frustrated and parents fuming but also put the tourism…

Scroll less… Sleep more
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Scroll less… Sleep more

Yesterday was World Sleep Day. It’s a day designated by the World Sleep Society to create awareness about sleep disorders and propagate the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. This is indeed a challenge in a society that is constantly distracted and views sleep as a waste of time. Philips India conducted a survey…

Women’s Day Musings
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Women’s Day Musings

March 8 was International Women’s Day. The day has been celebrated as International Women’s Day since 1917 when Russian women gained suffrage.  Later in 1975, the United Nations adopted it.  In India, it has become popular since the past decade. Women’s Day is indeed a good reminder to reflect on how far we have come…

Death of Decency
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Death of Decency

On Feb. 24th Sridevi died. On 25th our decency died. Following Sridevi’s death, everyone; the media, celebrities and the public went overboard with their expression of grief and praise.  Then they turned into vicarious pleasure seekers, publicity mongers and conspiracy theorists. TV news channels were the worse of the lot. In the initial hours of…

In Love with GHOSTS
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In Love with GHOSTS

They say no one can scare an Indian politician, not even the Gods. But it seems Ghosts can! Remember, former Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, vacated his government bungalow calling it “haunted” and accusing his political rivals of “letting out ghosts”?  Well, now we have another haunting, but this…

Stop Spending & Start Mending
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Stop Spending & Start Mending

The other day I was at my parents’ house and decided to clean out my old cupboard when I stumbled upon my old school shoe. It was an old pair of black lace up Bata’s. The pair looked like it had gone through multiple surgeries to extend its life; it had white stitches all over…

Organics and Millets Fair – A Report
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Organics and Millets Fair – A Report

Two weeks ago I was in Bengaluru on work and I couldn’t escape the advertisements for the Organics & Millets International Trade Fair-2018. It was a three-day international conference organised by the Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka, to bring organic farmers, organic product processors, manufacturers of farm equipment and also showcase millet as the…

The Blood Moon Rush
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The Blood Moon Rush

After the Americans landed on the moon, the moon lost its charm amongst the public, their affection moved towards Mars. But there are two groups of people who continue to obsess over the moon — Hindi film lyricists and astrologers. But last week everyone was acting like a Hindi lyricist with Chand on their lips…

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