• An unusual punishment

    When I failed in PUC, dad was so angry that he stopped me from going to college. 'No more college studies for you, I am putting you into an art school, it is the punishment,' he said. The art course was for four long years. Though the punishment was long and harsh, I learnt the art of carving in...

  • Learning to respect a person's need for privacy

    Recently, a son of a close friend of mine met with a serious accident and was admitted in a reputed hospital in Bengaluru. I went and saw him in the ICU and wished for his speedy recovery. I was one among those good souls who prayed for his health. Once he started recovering, and began...

  • Roopa needn't worry about Rao's defamation suit

    Former DGP Prisons HNS Rao, IPS, has filed a defamation suit in a local court against former DIG Prisons, Roopa, IPS, demanding damages to the tune of Rs.20 crore. Roopa had alleged that Rao had received Rs2 crore from former AIADMK leader V Sasikala to ensure special treatment for her at the...

  • Priest's death: Bengaluru police should register suo motu case and make arrests

    The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel have done a commendable job and recovered the body of Vasudev Bhat, the priest who fell into a rajakaluve (storm-water drain) in Kirloskar Colony, Kurubarahalli, Basaveshwaranagar, almost one km away from his house. According to one eye...

  • The case of the fully loaded Ambassador

    Looking at this picture I am reminded of a police officer by name BG Halappanavar, who was the Sub-Inspector of Police of Bantwal Police Station in Dakshina Kannada district in the late 70s. He was senior to me by two batches. Bantwal is about 25 kms from Mangaluru on the NH 75 [old NH 48]...