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Three years since the Indian election mandate in 2014: A subjective analysis

This is the third article in an annual series that has examined the Indian central government’s hits and flops since the general election in 2014. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ “ಒಕ್ಕೂಟ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಪಕ್ಷಗಳ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತತೆ” ಚಿಂತನ ಗೋಷ್ಠಿ: ಒಂದು ವರದಿ

ಒಕ್ಕೂಟ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಪಕ್ಷಗಳ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತತೆ ಎಂಬ ಚಿಂತನ ಗೋಷ್ಠಿ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಮುನ್ನೋಟ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಮಳಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಐಟಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೂಟವು ಜಂಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದವು. ನಾನು ಆವತ್ತು ಕೇಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಡ ವಿಚಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮುಂದಿಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

Karnataka ≈ the United Kingdom: Things to learn from each other

There are startling similarities between the United Kingdom and the State of Karnataka. The numbers in the table above speak for themselves and the figures reinforce the fact that Karnataka is a country within the Indian subcontinent. Of course, the table does not compare the two entities comprehensively. Any comparison between the UK and Karnataka in the spheres of economics, human development indices, and global diplomatic presence will find Karnataka seriously wanting. However, there are other things concerning governance and citizenship, which are far more fundamental to any thriving democracy. It is in this regard that the two political and geographic entities can learn a lot of good things from each other. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

Gopalakrishna Adiga on Poetry and on Being a Poet

I know Gopalakrishna Adiga through his poems. Many of us who read modern classics in Kannada poetry, never saw the great poets and will never know what it is like to be one of those towering intellectuals of a given generation. Here, I have translated (from Kannada to English) excerpts of an interview with Adiga done by U R Ananthamurthy. Adiga’s insights are of interest to poets of any language. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕವನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಸುವ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟಿಗರು / Cricketers who represent Karnataka for India and the world

To mark CanTHeeRava’s 8th birthday, I am sharing with you a poster of Karnataka cricketers. I have put together (freely available?) photographs on the internet. We are going through a phase in our democracy where our imagination for federal identity is gaining momentum. Common people are expressing their views on Kannada and Kannadatva and I hope it culminates in greater psychological freedom and financial autonomy for Kannada people. ಓದನ್ನು ಮುಂದುವರೆಸಿ

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