Monthly Archives: January 2010

w.r.t. Padma awards…

If one is craving for bragging rights and hoping to make the Padma list next year, it must be said that the bar has been raised. One stands a good chance if he has already bagged a Nobel or an … Continue reading

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Selling blessings in the God’s market!

In His name we fight, in His name we kill and then swear upon His name of not having committed any crime. For His love to be known by many names He divides us, playing a joke with the country’s … Continue reading

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Technovating India!

On January 26, 2010,  our Constitution completes 60 years of existence. Feel proud? Well, I do not though I am an Indian, a patriotic one. I am really quite bewildered how much has our constitution really changed in this span … Continue reading

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Indians, the ‘Ugly Travelers’?

We sometimes don’t hesitate to point our fingers at foreigners for their behaviour and sometimes, you know, for being loud, insensitive and obnoxious to us. But a recent study by Expedia, an online travel agency has revealed that Indian travelers … Continue reading

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Best of both worlds

I would like to share my experiences during a visit to UK some years ago. Most English villages are clean  and picturesque with small flower gardens. The countryside is breathtakingly beautiful. This is the country of Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer … Continue reading

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A holy land for mediocrity

I sighed as an immediate reaction to the news of veteran Kannada actor KS Ashwath’s demise. There was something very unsettling in this revelation that went beyond, way beyond, just feeling sorry for the rude victory of death- the inevitable. … Continue reading

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Manish Pandey – Lord of Mysore

In Cricket, the only thing that is completely in the player’s control is the ability to sustain the pressure. It is the only part of the movie for which the player is the script writer, director and the lead actor. … Continue reading

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A plan for the future of Modern India

January 12 is Swami Vivekananda’s birthday and is celebrated as National Youth Day. India as a nation has witnessed processes and challenges at all levels of human consciousness. The most affected areas have been religious, social, cultural and political. The … Continue reading

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Horanadu – Paradise lost

Horanadu, a tiny pilgrim centre in Chikmagalur district is the abode of Goddess Annapoorneshwari. Surrounded by hills clad in green by the thick vegetation, it has been  a picturesque place beckoning pilgrims and nature lovers. The river Bhadra  sings her … Continue reading

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It is a mixed bag for state economics

The successive State governments’ success in grooming Karnataka as an industrial state is already an established fact, reflected through its performance. Although the governments have diligently continued a progressive policy of industrialization, ensuring that we emerged as a hi-tech industrial … Continue reading

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