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  • The proper way to rob a bank

    I am not an economist, so there are things I fail to understand. For example, I am astounded to hear that Indian banks had bad debts of 7.11 lakh crore rupees as of March this year. That is a sum of money I cannot comprehend. My incomprehension increases when I hear that there were also Rs 8.2 lakh...

  • Two Tarzans of Karnataka and the Congress net

    It is pre-election calculation and yatra period in Karnataka and party-hopping is an unwritten rule which every party sincerely follows. However, the two Tarzans who standout among the swingers are – BS Anand Singh and B Nagendra, who are out on bail in illegal mining cases of...

  • Retired hurt: The memento that pricked my ego

    After completing more than three decades of successful and satisfying service I retired from the police in October 2005. On my retirement day, a small farewell party was arranged. Some senior IPS officers also graced the occasion. At the end of the function a memento was presented to me. It was a...

  • When a golden moment had a silver lining

    On Thursday, the Bangalore University during its annual convocation issued cash prizes in cheques in lieu of gold medals because of a funds crunch to the utter disappointment of students and their parents. Really shameful. This reminds me of an incident when I was given the Chief...

  • Now, Gokarna has an art gallery

    Gokarna is synonymous with its five beaches and a Shiva temple. But now it has one more attraction – Gallery Gokarna. This art gallery happens to be the first art gallery in the entire Uttara Kannada district. It was formally inaugurated in January, 2018. A handful of youngsters have...

  • Judicial revolt in SC: A trigger to save democracy

    The unprecedented and extraordinary act on the part of 4 senior most judges of the highest temple of justice in the country has been termed as a "rift between the judges" of the Apex Court by the media and down played it as a "storm in the tea cup". The general opinion thrusted upon the public by...

  • An unforgettable interview

    This is how I looked like and this is what I wore on my interview day 45 years ago. There were 70 posts of police sub-inspectors to be filled up. Applications were in the thousands. After rigorous elimination process via physical and written tests, 210 candidates were called for a 'viva voce' test...

  • Karnataka's political discourse hits new low

    Even before the muhurat for the legislative assembly elections has been fixed, Karnataka is witnessing verbal diarrhoea from our so-called netas. Leaders of the Congress party, the BJP, and the JD (S) have been occupying prime space in the media for all the wrong reasons. The political...

  • Delhi BJP leaders slowly taking over poll management in Karnataka

    Bengaluru : On the last day of 2017, BJP national president Amit Shah camped in Bengaluru to draw plans for the party for the next year. Probably, that's the best way to make his party leaders in Karnataka to introspect, strategize and move ahead to face the assembly elections due in the next three...

  • Fulfilling Tejasvi's vision of Kannada development

    Poornachandra Tejasvi (1938-2007) came out of the shadow of his illustrious father Rashtrakavi Kuppalli Venkatappa Puttappa (Kuvempu) very early as a youth. He established himself as a pre-eminent Kannada writer and one of the sharpest thinkers of his times. Besides Kuvempu, Tejasvi was deeply...

  • Citizen cane: Bamboo as a way out of poverty

    At an exhibition of Bamboo and Cane production in Lamka ( Manipur) various household items and creative gift pieces were displayed for public and sale. Items includes mugs, spoon, fork, baskets, pen stands, mobile stands and different decorative items among others. A group of bamboo and cane...

  • Citizen cane: Bamboo as a way out of poverty

    At an exhibition of bamboo and cane production in Lamka (Manipur), various household items and creative gift pieces were displayed for public and sale. Items include mugs, spoon, fork, baskets, pen stands, mobile stands and different decorative items among others. A group of bamboo and cane...