articles by MB Maramkal

Politics

Karnataka Election 2018: Congress lashes out at BS Yeddyurappa as Lingayat strongman threatens Dalit vote bank

As the BJP announces its chief ministerial candidate in Karnataka, despite the pulao goof-up, the Congress readies to mount a fierce attack.

India

Drought in the Western Ghats Part 5: Cauvery suffers a slow death as tourism and urbanisation flourish

Wrong policies of successive governments have contributed in some way or the other to the destruction of this green cover, causing the Cauvery to choke

India

South India's Drought Part 6: Parched rural Karnataka sees mass migration but officials stay in denial

It is not lack of work, but shortage of water that is pushing rural Karnataka dwellers to head to towns and cities.

India

South India's Drought Part 5: As Karnataka reels under severe water crisis, residents brace unofficial rationing

Three consecutive years of drought and now, a scorching heat wave, hitherto unknown to Karnataka. Temperatures in the state are soaring over the 40 degree Celsius mark, triggering a crippling water shortage and rising apprehensions.

Politics

Nanjangud bypoll: Siddaramaiah's popularity faces litmus test on Srinivasa Prasad's turf

Sources within the Congress say that the party high command and leaders are aware of the political situation and are of the opinion that Siddaramaiah has damaged the party’s image in Karnataka