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  • Notion of success for toppers

    With the recent announcement of the results of the 12th standard board examination followed by the common entrance test (CET) for admissions to engineering courses, one saw the familiar scenes of electronic media and newspapers flashing the interviews of top ranking students along with that of...

  • Why punish Patil when Siddaramaiah is not made accountable?

    What will the Congress high command do with former minister MB Patil, who is upset over not becoming minister again? Will he be asked to toe the party line or just ignore him for now or entertain his demands? Going by the present developments, it looks the party would make use of his presence...

  • Right-wing groups are becoming country's moral police: Nandita Das

    New Delhi: Democracy is under threat in India with "artists, writers and rationalists" being attacked in some form or the other, says acclaimed actress and filmmaker Nandita Das, who feels conservatives and right-wing groups are increasingly becoming the country's moral police. Be it the debate...

  • Isfahan: The jewel of Iran

    We left Yazd early in the morning and proceeded on the National Highway towards Isfahan. The highway is divided into three lanes each and both the parts of the highway do not lie side by side. It runs through vast expanses of Iranian desert, which is very pleasing to the eye.Naqsh-e-JahanOur...

  • Karnataka shadow on Modi's 4th anniversary

    If Narendra Modi expected Karnataka to be the icing on the cake on the eve of the completion of his four years in office, he must be disappointed. Yet, the setback in the southern state is only one of the several reverses which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered in the recent...

  • Karnataka: Factors that worked in favour of BJP

    New Delhi: The drama revolving around the Karnataka state elections refuses to fade away. The assembly election results were not able to provide a clear mandate to any party. The BJP emerged as the single largest party but popular rivals Congress and JD-S forged an alliance within hours of the...

  • HD Kumaraswamy: Chief Minister by default

    Haradanahalli Deve Gowda Kumaraswamy, 58, is going to be the chief minister of Karnataka, by default. The JD (S) leader's innings in collusion with the Congress party would begin from May 23. He would be joining the list of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar...

  • JD(S) bhagya to Congress, thanks to Siddaramaiah

    Finally, the outgoing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has brought 'JD(S) bhagya' for the Congress party! An achievement, indeed! Once a Janata Parivar man, Siddaramaiah has been made to surrender the Congress to JD (S) president H D Deve Gowda. The Congress has slipped from the hands of Siddaramaiah...

  • Yes, we can, say all 3 political parties in Karnataka

    Bengaluru: A well-known television journalist of this country while interviewing former prime minister H D Deve Gowda aired his analysis and seat predictions for the prominent parties which are fighting the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections 2018. The regional party, of course, had nothing to...

  • Vibhuti, kumkuma and gandha politics of Karnataka

    The political narratives of state level leaders who are campaigning and contesting the Karnataka legislative assembly elections this time have not yet risen above vibhuti (sacred ash), gandha (sandal paste) and kumkuma (vermilion). In addition, prime political players of all three...

  • Marriage won't come in way of actor and ultimate fashionista, Sonam

    I can't believe Sonam is getting married. When I first saw her, she was little more than a child on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Black", bustling around trying to make herself useful. Dressed in a suitably... umm... black Salwar-Kameez, she was every inch the functional assistant on...

  • Why do senior leaders take constituencies for granted?

    Some leaders grow bigger than their parties and dictate terms to their high command. That's nothing new. Now, leaders are not just taking their parties for granted, but they are even taking the legislative assembly constituencies in Karnataka for granted. Such autocratic behavior has...