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Bijapur Bulls crush Bengaluru Blasters to clinch KPL 2018 title
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Bijapur Bulls crush Bengaluru Blasters to clinch KPL 2018 title

In yet another collective team effort, Bijapur Bulls crushed Bengaluru Blasters by 7 wickets to win the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2018 title in the finals held at the SDNR Wadiyar Stadium in city yesterday. Earlier, Bijapur Bulls won the toss and put the Blasters into bat. It was another formidable effort by the bowlers…

Ego & Political Blindness
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Ego & Political Blindness

Our Defence Minister visited Kodagu district to take stock of the situation and see how the Defence personnel were performing. Unfortunately, her visit became more about her ego than about Kodagu disaster. By now we all know about Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s outburst at the press conference. But what caused this? It seems, when the…

KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS
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KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS

By Vikram Muthanna While everyone was busy mourning Vajpayee’s death, tragedy struck Kodagu as rains and landslides swallowed everything — humans, livestock, coffee estates, vehicles and homes. On the evening of August 18, I got a call from Kushalnagar where my uncle informed me that he had taken in three families as floods made their…

A Statesman and a Survivor
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A Statesman and a Survivor

Vajpayee is gone and everyone has good things to say about him, even the Opposition. He was the first Prime Minister with no connection to the Congress and coincidentally, it was Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister who, impressed with Vajpayee’s oratory skills, said in 1957: “This young man will one day become the country’s…

Hug + Wink = Hoodwink
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Hug + Wink = Hoodwink

After Wimbledon, Cricket and Football World Cup, we thought we had enough of watching TV, but then Telugu Desam Party (TDP) moved a No Confidence Motion against the BJP government and it was time to watch TV again. And yesterday from 11 am to 11 pm, we had a political drama unfold on TV. Sadly,…

Fat in Khaki
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Fat in Khaki

By Vikram Muthanna The Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) with 14,000 Police personnel is a rather large force — both literally and figuratively. It seems, our cops have large figures and it’s becoming a problem. That is why a few days ago the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Bhaskar Rao, who is the Chief…

CM playing Favourites?
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CM playing Favourites?

Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy at a post-budget press conference asked, “What is wrong if I give a little more to the districts that voted for our party?” He was talking about Mandya, Hassan and Ramanagara districts that voted overwhelmingly for JD(S) and got special attention in his budget. Well, favouritism is wrong in a democracy….

The Language Dilemma
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The Language Dilemma

Last week I received a video clip on WhatsApp showing our recently elected MLA from Chamundeshwari Constituency G.T. Devegowda (GTD) replying to some questions posed by an English news channel. Though the video clip was circulated as if it were just an interview, the real intention was to mock the MLA’s English. Similarly, our ex-Mayor…

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