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abt corporal punishment

May 11, 2008

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We received an overwhelming response to last week’s debate on corporal punishment. While a majority of respondents were totally opposed to it, a few voted for the cane. We publish below a few of the responses.

The cane is fine
Yes, it is 100 % justified! Psychiatrists and educationists who are against corporal punishment don’t have any practical knowledge about the school environment.

Is there any mother, who has shown her affection and concern for her child without beating him or her at least once? How can a teacher teach without punishing students once in a while?

I am against corporal punishment if it has a long-term effect on the student’s mind or body. If the intention of the punishment is to achieve all round development of the children, then there should be no problem.

The Department of Public Instruction has to think thoroughly before making it a rule. If it bans corporal punishment, I request that no action is taken on teachers if results are poor.
Sangamesh Menasinakai, Gadag

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an article in DH

May 11, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

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Saying with strings
Udupi: The string plays of Karnataka are very interesting for their technique, presentation and content. Three brothers of the Kamath family of Uppinakudru in Udupi district – Lakshman, Narasimha and Manjappa – started this play about 350 years ago. Now, the sixth generation of this family, Mr Bhaskar Kogga Kamath, is continuing the legacy by leading Sri Ganesh Yakshagana Gombeyata Mandali.

Bhaskar, a graduate in Arts, is a dynamic young man, completely involved in this family folk art. He has secured the three-year ‘Young Workers Talent Scholarship’ of the Central Government at the age of 18. He was also selected for junior research fellowship to study puppet play in Yakshagana by the Dept of Human Resource Development of the Government of India.

Bhaskar, who is interested in the documentation of his favourite art, has written and published many books like the Story of Kogga Kamath’s Marionettes and Gombe Prapancha. Bhaskar also wants to establish a museum to preserve the art of puppetry.

Bhaskar is also a painter, photographer, creative writer and cartoonist. He also organises training programmes for young artists in his Gombe Mane.

Innovation is another passion with Bhaskar. He keeps introducing new techniques in puppetry to make his shows interesting. He also incorporates Konkani and Hindi languages in his shows to make them attractive for non-Kannadiga audience.

The artists of Kamath family have been honoured by the President of India and have secured a number of National and State awards. Bhaskar’s team has presented its shows in many parts of India and abroad, including France, Belgium, Australia, Geneva, Holland, Germany, Greece, Pakistan, England and Japan.

Bhaskar’s pet dream is to establish a Gombeyata Academy to gather information about various sections of puppetry. He also wishes to spread awareness about this form of art among the general public. As a part of this project, he has been touring various districts of the State under the banner, Uppinakudru Gombe Pravasa – 2008, from February 28, 2008.

The Kalachetana Academy of Gadag recently honoured Bhaskar for his rich contribution to his chosen field of art.

Sangamesh Menasinakai

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an opinion in DH

May 11, 2008

Was the Cauvery Tribunal award fair to Karnataka? DH had invited readers? opinion on the issue. The responses show that many think that the judgement was grave injustice to farmers and places undue responsibility on Karnataka. On the other hand, there are several who feel that the issue has lost its focus in the pursuit of politics. Bundh is not an answer to the problem at hand.

Where is the copy of verdict? One should go through it thoroughly and think about. It is said that even many parties of the state legislature have not received the copy, though the flow of statements is on! Political parties should stop the making ?good use? of the situation!
Sangamesh Menasinakai
Gadag

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an opinion in DECCAN HERALD

May 11, 2008

Was the Cauvery Tribunal award fair to Karnataka? DH had invited readers? opinion on the issue. The responses show that many think that the judgement was grave injustice to farmers and places undue responsibility on Karnataka. On the other hand, there are several who feel that the issue has lost its focus in the pursuit of politics. Bundh is not an answer to the problem at hand.

Where is the copy of verdict? One should go through it thoroughly and think about. It is said that even many parties of the state legislature have not received the copy, though the flow of statements is on! Political parties should stop the making ?good use? of the situation!
Sangamesh Menasinakai
Gadag

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