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English as social leveller

The Supreme Court may have touted English as the flagbearer of knowledge economy but the role of the Queen's language as a "social leveller" is witnessing a renewed push for English education among weaker sections.

Speaking Kannada In Bengalooru

I am a kannadiga and have noticed that kannadigas hesitate a lot to assert their identity and get blended with the society where ever they go. If kannadigas (especially the educated ones) stop speaking kannada to their own people as it is happening now, the future for our language appears bleak.

Commendable boldness

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has said that the decision to unveil the statue of Tamil saint-poet Thiruvalluvar here on August 9, is aimed at paving the way for harmonious relatio

ಅರ್ಕಾವತಿ ನದಿ: ಉಳಿಯಬೇಕಾದ್ದು ಹೇಗೆ?

ಅರ್ಕಾವತಿ ಎಂದ ಕೂಡಲೇ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಆಲೋಚನಾ ಲಹರಿಹರಿಯುವುದು ಬಿಡಿಎ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಅರ್ಕಾವತಿ ಬಡಾವಣೆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ.

Moral policing, Ragging, Corruption and Angst

According to Soli Sorabji, the supreme court called ragging a “ violation of Human Rights”, while a Prevention of Ragging in Colleges and Institutions Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha in 2005, has not been enacted yet. That surely brings a feeling of outrage and helpless in many of us in this country.

A railway porter and TC taught me a lesson: Only RTI, No “Agar-Magar”, No Ifs & Buts

A profound account shared by RTI activist Krishnaraj Rao, Mumbai

Some weeks ago, I had an argument about the RTI Act with a railway hamaal… and I lost the argument.

Recession as an opportunity for self improvement.

The following news item Appeared in to days Times Of India

Tippu Sultan's Monuments

ssheragu I came across a News Item that our BSY government is planing to shift some Tipu monuments near Srirangapatna that are in the way of Broad Gauge track While the laying of Broad Gauge track is most welcome, it should ot be forgotten that Hyder Ali & Tipu are some of our earliest freedom fighters.

India Shining

I bought the Booker Award winning book by Arundhati Roy in 1997, but could not complete reading it. However I did not realize this Man Booker award winning "white Tiger" by Arvind Adiga was something different. It is not just different but earth shaking. comment guidelines

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