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  • Karnataka polls puncture demonetization's claims

    Asha KrishnaswamyBengaluru: Who has been demonetized? Definitely not any of the prominent politicians of any party in Karnataka. A cursory glance at some of the affidavits filed by prominent politicians who are contesting the upcoming assembly elections only reveals that their wealth has swelled....

  • Dalit anger: BJP's hard core is its own enemy

    By Amulya Ganguli:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) owes much of its woes to the reluctance of its core constituency of urban, upper caste, conservative, anti-minority, middle class supporters to accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "sabka saath, sabka vikas" mantra of development for all.They may...

  • Politics of religious leaders in full swing in Karnataka

    Top leaders of the Congress party and the BJP have once again proved that their main vocation during election campaign is to go on a whirlwind tour of temples and mutts. Probably, leaders have not spared themselves from visiting any prominent religious institution or temple in Karnataka...

  • Unshackling our teachers

    An education functionary from the central region of Karnataka, whom I had known for some years, called me recently to inquire if an abstract she had sent for an ensuing seminar that we are conducting had been received. Using the occasion, we chatted for a while on how things have been on...

  • Where are the women in Karnataka politics?

    Bengaluru: Last week, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah declared that it is possible for his party to give 5 to 6pc of the total Congress tickets to women in the upcoming assembly elections. The maximum could be 10pc of the total tickets and not beyond that, he had said. Why is he imposing the...

  • 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...