Thursday, 24 July 2014

Rape fallout - fear, suspicion, loss of innocence

The assaults on girls and women are leading to serious personal and social issues in families. More 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

My son and his book

Thursday, 5 June 2014

When All India Radio delayed its news bulletins

Thirty years ago, a number of Indians tuned into All India Radio at 8 pm to listen to a special address to the nation by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. But for reasons that were not known then, it was delayed. The most popular 8.45 pm Hindi news and 9 pm English news were also put off - most unusually. Only the next day, we all got to know Mrs Gandhi addressed the nation the previous night.
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Monday, 14 April 2014

Vishu Greetings

Friday, 11 April 2014

Memories of Yercayd



This post is written at my request by Mrs. Teresa Bhattacharya IAS (Retd.), former Chief Secretary of Karnataka. Some of you might remember her taking over the position when her husband Mr. BK Bhattacharya !AS retired as Chief Secretary.


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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

WHO Declares India To Be Polio Free

It is really so heartening that World Health Organization (WHO) has declared India and 10 other Asian countries to be Polio free. More

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Gmail at it again -- with Shelfie

It's tailor-made for Gmail to pull it off on April 1. That is the day when the service was launched as a beta release in 2004. So, when Gmail tells you that on their birthday, they have something new on offer, it's quite natural for anyone to be taken in, unless of course, you remember what Google had been up to the previous year or years. .... More

Monday, 31 March 2014

Newspaper seen as credible source of information

Those days there were no apps, mobiles, computers, internet or 24x7 news coverage.  After getting to know very briefly about news developments on All India Radio or Doordarshan, we had to wait for the next day's newspaper to know the details.

Cut to the present. The widespread belief is that fewer and fewer people are interested in reading the newspaper. But it may be too early to write their obituary. More

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Fiction (Flash): The Wait

I’m sure that I fell in love with her only after my death.
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Friday, 7 March 2014

Kerala Medicare – good nurses, doctors, hospitals



Three hospitals were involved in treating my recent medical problem. My good blogger friend ER Ramachandran has suggested in a comment on Life without computer - 2 that I write about my experience, particularly about the hospitals, the doctors and nurses.

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Friday, 28 February 2014

Haemophilia - the Royal Disease, the Christmas Disease.



He was the bravest man I have met. From his childhood he struggled with a crippling disease. Even while enduring bouts of severe pain there was always the charming smile that was his trademark. He did so much for patients like him and for others including the poor fishermen living along the coast. He had a large circle of friends from all walks of life.
 


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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

The Occasionally Populist Stand Taken By The Indian Media

Our media must always remember that it is supposed to educate and enlighten people, rather than behaving like a grocery store aimed at supplying people exactly what they demand. More

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Who will be the crew of Mangalyaan-2?



                                                                                                      Tongue-in-cheek Search..




Now that Mangalyaan is blazing towards Mars, ISRO has started working on a Manned Mission to Mars, Mangalyaan- 2 (4 M- 2).
Who should be part of the crew? Several names were considered... Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Advaniji, Sushmaji, Sachin, Amitabh....Even Barrack Obama..Nobody could make the grade.. read on..... http://mymysore9.blogspot.in/

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Chong Chiu Sings Thyagaraja Krithi!


'Rama Ninnu Nambina...' A Thygaraja Krithi in Telugu  rendered by Chinese- Malaysian,  Chong Chiu Sen. Chong learnt Carnatic music from Late D.K. Pattamal.

Listen to Chong.  He is as good as  musicians who sing in Madras Music Academy Chennai, Gayana Samaja Bangalore. Reminds you of Late Higgins Bhagavathar.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fxVJNlAbko&feature=youtu.be                   http://mymysore9.blogspot.in/

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Kasturirangan Report: Crusade in Kerala



There have been eight major crusades from 1095 to 1270 organized by the Roman Church to bring the lands around Jerusalem under control. Minor crusades were also organized against pagans and heretics and for other purposes.  All of them failed. Now the Catholic Churches in Kerala have started a crusade against the Kasturirangan Report which is meant for preservation of the Western Ghats. Their strange bedfellows in this are the Communists and some political parties.
 

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

The origin of Bangalore Blues' for President Obama

Bangalore has grown so much even Kempe Gowda, is sure to lose his bearings if he dared to set foot on a city which the chieftain once founded.
He had named the hamlet Benda kaLooru which means in Kannada  ‘small town of boiled grams’  after eating them when he landed there for the first time.
Since the original name started with food, much of Bangalore’s fame came from the Eats which the city became famous for.
 Whether it was the Masala dose in Vidyarthi Bhavan, Puri - Saagu in Mavalli Tiffin Rooms ( MTR),  BeNNe Masale dose in Udupi Krishna Bhavan, Rava Kesari in Malabar Lodge,  Idli, Vada, coffee in Malleshawaram Tiffin Rooms,............. 
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when did eating become some kind of springboard for Bangaloreans to pose a direct challenge to US Presidents.........http://mymysore9.blogspot.in/

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Developmental Care of Premature Babies

17th of November is World Prematurity Day. ... Babies born before 37 weeks of gestation period are termed as Premature Babies. The journey towards full term pregnancy and having a healthy baby is a dream of every parent! But what happens when due to unavoidable circumstances the baby decides to arrive early? Anxiety now overtakes the feeling of joy. Read more here...

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Curious case of the Gandhis'

India is heading for a General Election  again in 2014.

Modi is  a no -nonsense, fire and brimstone who has a gift of gab and is more in dialogue with the masses than a dull somber voice making speech as if reading a Government of India Gazette.

 Pitted against him is Ruling Party’s heir Rahul Gandhi who looks a slow-starter but can raise the pitch in his own way. Read further.... http://mymysore9.blogspot.in/

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sikkim Declared "The best region to visit in 2014" by "Lonely Planet"

It was thrilling to know that Sikkim - the picturesque north eastern state of India - has been declared "The best region to visit in 2014" by "Lonely Planet", the prominent global travel guide followed by travel enthusiasts across the world. More

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

A Kerala High Court Judge overreaches?



One of the biggest scams in Kerala in recent years is the solar energy project promoted by Team Solar. The key persons in this are Saritha Nair, a well connected woman, and Biju Narayanan. It is said that the woman is involved in 30 plus cheating cases and has undergone imprisonment.

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Friday, 4 October 2013

Cocoa is Ananda



Do you like a cocoa drink? Well, the Mayans were sipping it three millenniums back. They preferred it cooled, and without sweetening. Probably they were aware of the extraordinary nourishment contents, health benefits and the sensuality of the brew. Modern research confirms the several advantages of this gift of nature. I shall deal with that towards the end of this post. That will also clarify why the Sanskrit word Ananda is linked cocoa in the title.



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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Onam titbits -2013



This is a short post covering some of the news about Onam this year.


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