It’s been a month since RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat’s anti-minority speech in Uppinangady nearly pushed the district to the brink of a communal violence. But, the law-enforcing agencies in the district have hardly initiated any action against the firebrand leader, who continues to exercise his clout over the government machinery in the state. Much water has flown down the Kumaradhara since January 22, when Mr. Bhat launched a virulent attack on Muslims and Christians. Uppinangady has

With the death of Katte Vedavyasa Srinivasa Acharya, Karnataka has lost one of its gentleman politicians and administrators. The 72-year-old Acharya rose from the ranks through hard work and dedication and narrowly missed becoming the chief minister. He had a mastery over an array of subjects, including finance, education, power and local governance. He was able to drive home his viewpoints in a very efficient manner, so much so that he made members in the treasury benches listen to him in rapt

The ministers in Karnataka seem to have mastered the art of sullying the image of the first-ever BJP government South of the Vindhyas in more and more imaginative ways. After the brazen misuse of power saw B.S. Yeddyurappa and Katta Subrahmanya Naidu spend a spell in the jail following land scams, three ministers – Laxman Savadi, C.C. Patil and Krishna Palemar – have dented the reputation of the ruling dispensation through ‘porngate’. In between, another prominent minister of the government, who

It is official now. Earlier people used to talk about such conspiracy theories in hushed tone. There were not many takers for such “weird” claims. With the media jumping the gun even before the investigation began and the police refusing to look beyond the usual suspects – read Muslims – all such incidents used to provide Sangh Parivar an opportunity to whip up anti-Muslim sentiments. But unfortunately or rather fortunately, their ploy has boomeranged in Sindagi and the “Pakistan flag hoisting”