Articles by Srinivasa Prasad
Jul 20, 2017
Why does Karnataka's Siddaramaiah want a separate flag? CM is stoking fires of regionalism, languageIt’s no longer a question of whether Karnataka must have its own flag. It’s a question of why Siddaramaiah wants it.
Jul 13, 2017
Get this: Modi cited Vikramaditya era pact to counter China's 1890 Doka La accordEmperor Huizong, who then ruled China, was struck by horror. Fearing that Vikramaditya-VI would annex entire China, Huizong made an offer.
Jul 08, 2017
Pakistan may try to use Modi-Netanyahu bonhomie to turn Muslim world against India, but it's bound to failIt takes a lot more than a visit by Narendra Modi to Israel for the Muslim nations to gang up against India. Pakistan must know that.
Jul 04, 2017
Supreme Court's latest remarks on highway liquor ban merely arise out of common senseThe latest remark from the Supreme Court stating city roads do not fall into the definition of highways, is likely to bring clarity over its order banning sale of liquor near highways
Jul 01, 2017
Bengaluru's hotels and bars go dry; state faces loss of revenue, image, tourism and businessLast-minute efforts by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah failed to save Bengaluru's pubs from the Supreme Court ban on liquor outlets, and about 600 pubs, bars and liquor shops located within 500 metres of highways will go dry
Jun 30, 2017
Siddaramaiah says he had nothing to do with Karnataka Assembly resolution on journalists' arrestThe 21 June ruling of Karnataka Assembly speaker KB Koliwad of sentencing the two editors to a year's imprisonment has pushed Siddaramaiah into quite a spot which he is trying to squeeze out of.
Jun 28, 2017
SC ban may result in liquor crisis in Bengaluru, but city unlikely to lose title of India's 'pub capital'When pubs, bars, pubs-turned-bars and bars-turned-pubs within 500 metres of highways, finally shut shop, it will be a question of travelling 501 metres or a little more for a drink. Even in Bengaluru's hellish traffic, what's 501 metres?
Jun 27, 2017
100 days of Manohar Parrikar sarkar in Goa: After big-ticket defence deals, CM grapples with garbage heapsGoa is also blighted by garbage heaps that stink to high heavens and make you hold your nose in disgust.
Jun 22, 2017
Siddaramaiah govt announces farmers' loan waiver: Sops spreading like contagion from one state to anotherIn Karnataka, the farmers can only watch with bemused nonchalance, as both the Congress and the BJP take credit for rescuing them from the twin blights of drought and debt trap.
Jun 10, 2017
Report unearths bottled water scam: Here's how to check quality, ensure it's fit for consumptionJust as the demand for packaged water is going up in India, fraudsters are mushrooming across the country to make quick bucks by inundating the market with polluted and harmful water. Officials of state and central governments are throwing up their hands, claiming to be helpless