Language and engineering education

According to a news report in “The Times of India” (January 4, 2022), there are no takers for Kannada engineering courses this...

Need we know?

“Teacher, why do I need to know about the world?” That was one of the first questions I had...

Right to education cannot be just a matter of attending school

About six years ago, Mr. Narayana Murthy, the doyen of the IT industry in India and a responsible intellectual, observed that whereas...

Meghanad The infallible character

Meghanad or Indrajeet is an important character in Ramayana epic. He was the Son of Ravana, the demon king of Lanka....

Words can be fun

It was close to midnight in April or May 2003 (I cannot recall). I was watching on television an interview of the...

The assistant professor matters

The other day, during a lazy conversation over phone, a friend of mine, a superannuated academic like me, asked me what I...

Will ‘Temple of modern India’ get buried young?

On April 12, 1948, the then Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, laid the foundation stone of Hirakud dam for the...

Natyasastra of Bharata Muni

The Natya Sastra is a Sanskrit treatise on the performing arts. The text is attributed to sage Bharata Muni. The date of...

The sad case of Ronaldinho

In the summer of 2006, Ronaldinho was indeed the star of the Brazil football team, when it came to Germany to play...

Fishing in the country side

For many, Fishing is a hobby. But for the fisherman caste, fishing is an occupation. Fishing has intrinsic merit. Fishing as a...
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