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Rudrappa Mokashi: A Visionary ahead of his times

In the passing away of Rudrappa Veerappa Mokashi, former Chairman of the Malaprabha Cooperative Sugar Factory based at Mugat Khan (MK) Hubli) in Belagavi district adjoining Maharashtra and a leader of the state Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS), the state and more so the peasant community has lost a visionary ahead of his times. He breathed his last on 20 December 2021 in Belagavi. He was 86. Rudrappa Mokashi A rich person by heart: Although RV Mokashi hailed from a wealthy farmer’s family since the beginning, he never behaved like the present neo-rich. About half a century ago, there used to be just a handful of well to do people in the rural areas. These days, you can find any number of rich people in terms of material wealth, but to know whether they also possess a generous mindset and a large heart is like opening a Pandora box! On the other hand, RV Mokashi was a great personality with a magnanimous heart in unbelievable proportions to all those who came in touch. An honest, c

Karnataka: Familocracy buries Democracy in LC Elections

The results of the 25 constituencies on Tuesday from the local bodies to the state Legislative Council have exposed tall claims of all parties in support of Democracy. On the other hand, they have become an eye-opener on the sorry state of affairs prevailing in the state of Karnataka. Familocracy with loads of money bags and muscle power has not just bulldozed the significance of the largest Democracy but literally buried it! 11 each to BJP, INC and Two to JD-S: For record sake, both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC) won in 11 seats each and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) had to remain content with a couple of them. Independent trounces official BJP candidate: However, as expected and feared in some quarters of the ruling BJP, Lakhan Jarkiholi, younger brother of Ramesh Jarkiholi, Satish Jarkiholi and Balachandra Jarkiholi, all MLAs’ contested as an Independent and emerged victorious defeating Mahantesh Kavatagimath. The latter was also the chief wh

Omicron; Booster dose, Precautions need of the hour: Dr Angelique Coetzee

Dr Angelique Coetzee, chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA) and General Practitioner for 33 years has warned the world community against unnecessary panicking over the spread of Omicron mutant variant of Covid-19. She has called upon the affected nations to lay emphasis on adhering to Covid-19 guidelines rather than enforcing restrictions to combat the pandemic menace. In a telephonic interview, Dr Angelique Coetzee cautioned governments against announcing a series of curbs over the movement of people. Instead, they should not close the country borders, make elaborate arrangements to increase testing’s, wear masks, keep sanitizing, maintain hygiene, social distancing and get vaccinated, booster dose, she stressed. First Physician to spot the SARS-Cov-2 Omicron variant: Now it’s a well-known fact that Dr Angelique Coetzee was the first physician to spot the SARS-Cov-2 Omicron variant of Covid-19. She is the chairperson of the South African medical association (SAM

Omicron; ENT Expert Deepak Haldipur Confident: “We Shall Overcome Positively”

Dr Deepak Haldipur, a city-based ENT specialist is too optimistic about overcoming the current challenges posed by the Omicron variant. He admits to being basically a positive person and hence opines: “Even this (Third) time, eventually we are bound to emerge victoriously”. Dr Deepak Haldipur apart from being a veteran in his field of specialization is also renowned as the only doctor in the state to perform the highest number of Black Fungus surgeries. A literally down to the ground person is known for conversing in chaste Kannada recalling quotes of well-known authors to draw home his point. At times, he lambasts the degradation of natural wealth in the name of modernization and just because some people can afford to spend lavishly. In no time he also evolves into a philosopher lamenting at the greed of people at the cost of the well-being of the society at large. In fact, it’s no different even when you approach him as a patient. He’s plain, simple and straight to the point without

Sri Shankaracharya Statue at Kedarnath shrine and the Mysuru connection

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the 12 feet statue of Adi Shankaracharya in a sitting position at the Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand on Friday. The statue, including the pedestal, weighs 35 tons and was sculpted by a team of sculptors led by Arun Yogiraj(37) from Mysuru. In fact, the Union Government had invited several sculptors for the project. Interestingly, the model of Arun Yogiraj was approved by the PMO. The work on the statue began in September last year and Arun Yogiraj with a team of seven others. They worked for more than half a day to ensure that the order was ready as per the schedule. Arun Yogiraj, the chief architect of the statue was felicitated by the district in-charge minister ST Somasekhar in Mysuru on Friday. It was a momentous occasion for the whole team who accomplished the task. 120 tons of Krishna Shile for the statue: Usually, the idols of Gods and Goddesses meant to be worshipped in the temples are carved on stones called local

Puneet Rajkumar: Doctors divided over probable reasons leading to death

An interaction with several senior doctors, experts in different areas of specialisation leads to further confusion over the probable reasons that might have led to the tragic demise of Sandalwood Power Star Puneet Rajkumar. But much more than the real causes, some of the leads hinting at Covid-19 related after-effects already making many young people fatal victims look to be an alarming development! Undetected cardiomyopathy led to sudden cardiac arrest: Dr Kavery Nambisan is based in Kodagu and is well-known for treating Covid-19 patients in the early two waves with Ivermycticin. She says: "I do not know if he had the covid infection at any time. In which case, undetected cardiomyopathy causing disruption of electrical conduits in the heart could lead to sudden cardiac arrest... Dr. Kavery Nambisan ...The other possibility is the risk of a coagulation disorder and fatal clot formation. All covid patients need loving term rest from physical string and are advised anticoagulant (c

Bhai Jee, like Gandhi, deployed Music as a tool for social change: Krishna Itnal

Salem Nanjundaiah Subba Rao or SN Subba Rao’s passing away has left behind an indelible impact on lakhs of people all over the world. Most of the young boys and girls who first came in contact with Bhai Jee, a few decades back are now in their early 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. But such an advanced age is no deterrent to having reminiscences of the moments they spent with the revered soul. Krishna Itnal, a septuagenarian Gandhian settled in Pune and an ardent follower of the late messiah of peace has suddenly become dumb of emotions. He retired as an Administrative Officer of the public sector Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) but never behaved like a typical Sarkari Baboo while in service. He came in touch with Bhai Jee in Dharwad when the latter visited the local Gandhi Peace Foundation (GPF) centre along with two former dacoits of the dreaded Chambal valley, Tehashildar Singh and Lokman Dikshit known as Lukka in 1977. Non-stop association for 44 years: Once, the session of render

SN Subba Rao's demise ends an era of glorious history

Salem Nanjundaiah Subba Rao bid adieu to the materialistic world this morning at the Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital at Jaipur in Rajasthan. A revered personality among all those who came in contact with him boasting of several accomplishments to his credit. In this respect, his passing away has culminated at the end of an era of glorious history. SN Subba Rao Probably Bhai Ji, as he was fondly known among lakhs of admirers spread across the country and many others around the globe, was an unassumingly never-ending fountain of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration. Perhaps, he was the lone, non-political charismatic figure in independent India devoid of any political or party power but had an impassionate impact that swept away young minds of this diverse country. There could be any number of instances to illustrate the significance of the towering being. For many a Politician, national integration, communal harmony and peace are popular issues to be dealt with during occasions like

BSY empties his old wine in Basavaraj Bommai's new bottle!

Basavaraj Bommai's one-man cabinet has at last been expanded on the eighth day after he was sworn in as Chief Minister last Wednesday. In between the new chief minister camped in the nation's capital, initially for two days and three days in the second lap to finalize his cabinet. But in the end, what has turned out reminds one of the old wines in a new bottle! And what else; much to the grouse of his detractors in the state and Delhi BS Yediyurappa continues to have the last laugh! Although the former chief minister succeeded in ensuring most members of the Bombay Team (Congress and Janata Dal-Secular MLAs' who resigned and joined BJP to topple the previous coalition government) continue to remain in the saddle, his all types of tricks, pressures and pulls didn't come to his rescue in enabling his second son BY Vijayendra to become a Minister. image source: The Indian Express Pupil got results and stripping of berth:  However, his masterstroke helped in dropping CP Yog

For Tomorrow : Immunity is Priority and Not Vaccination: Dr Devan PP

"I have not taken a Covid-19 vaccine, although everyone in my hospital has taken it" , claimed Dr Devan PP, currently Professor and Head of the Department of ENT at AJ Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Mangaluru. In a candid interaction with this correspondent, he dispelled many notions in practice ever since the globe has been hit by the worst ever pandemic. He is of the firm opinion that in the present scenario it's building up your immune system while simultaneously adhering to necessary precautions which matters the most. Image source: India Today, 11th May 2021 To persistent queries, if so what about the mammoth exercise underway to vaccinate the whole country, he blasts: "The present vaccines are not for a separate variant of the virus. And till now we are noticing multiple variants quite active all over. If the vaccines alone were enough to curtail the viral load, then how come you don't have one for HIV"? Dr Devan PP Dr Devan PP has

Resident Doctors become Impatient over Government Apathy

Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors(KARD) attempts to draw the attention of concerned authorities, the Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Minister about their woes, plight and demands continue to remain unattended. Their repeated reminders over the pending demands for more than 15 months into the pandemic haven't helped in changing the situation for the better. Amidst continuous, extended hours and no weekly off routine, the junior doctors have been at an unprecedented receiving end hitherto unheard of even to their seniors in their lifetime. Source: During the first wave, 61 doctors succumbed to the deadly virus in the state while so far. eight of them became victims this year so far. What looks intriguing, cruel but unfortunately hardcore reality is some of them in the current year passed away for not getting beds in time. And their crime, the fatal infections they developed while trying to treat the admitted patients. In fact, the first wave had been m

Covid-19: Significance of Ivermectin prophylaxis until vaccination​

Thanks to both waves of Covid-19 and mutated viruses and the onslaught of information, misinformation and canards let loose on the media and social networking sites, these days even the average person lectures like a well informed medical practitioner. Added to suddenly acquired knowledge of medical science, there is no dearth of experiments engineered on the human body. Unfortunately, doctors on the ground despite a struggling day in and day out continue to face rough weather. The experience of Dr Kavery Nambisan, a Kodagu based surgeon is no better. She has undertaken an enormous task on herself independently at a clinic in the Kodagu district with the help of two volunteer sources. Through them, she is trying to reach more people, mainly the labourers, tribals living in colonies and the working population. Dr Kaveri Nambisan A study by the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha found that two doses of potential drug ivermectin prophylaxi