Off the sweat of your brow, sucker!

A personal look at the impact of neoliberal values on the way we live Kirtana Kumar for Yourstory.co April 28, 2016 | “The global application of a fraudulent economic theory brought the west to its knees. Yet for those in power, it offers riches…. In 2012, the world’s 100 richest people became $241 billion richer.” –…

THE PERFECT NEST FOR MAP

VAG DIRTY It has come to our attention that one of our leading intellectuals, Mr. Pinley Stanto, part of MAP’s deadly arsenal and inventor of the terms “fakeroo” and “factoid” which have enriched the city’s lexicon, went to Venkatappa Art Gallery the other day to investigate the true facts for himself. He had a disturbing…

ಬಂಡವಾಳದ ಭ್ರಮೆ: ದಿವಾಳಿಯಾಗಿರುವ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರ ಕಟ್ಟು ಕಥೆಗಳು

ಬಂಡವಾಳದ ಭ್ರಮೆ: ದಿವಾಳಿಯಾಗಿರುವ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಇತರ ಕಟ್ಟು ಕಥೆಗಳು ರಶ್ಮಿ ಮುನಿಕೆಂಪಣ್ಣ ಮತ್ತು ಶ್ರೀಧರ್ ಗೌಡ ಪ್ರಜಾವಾಣಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ 28 ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಗೊಂಡ ಲೇಖನದ ಪೂರ್ಣ ಆವೃತ್ತಿ. ವೆಂಕಟಪ್ಪ ಆರ್ಟ್ ಗ್ಯಾಲರಿಯನ್ನು ಖಾಸಗಿಯವರಿಗೆ ‘ದತ್ತು’ ಕೊಡುವ ವಿವಾದದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಹುಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪವಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ವಿಚಾರಗಳು ಎರಡು. ಮೊದಲನೆಯದ್ದು ಇಂಥ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ನಡೆಸುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂಡವಾಳದ ಕೊರತೆ ಕಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವುದು. ಎರಡನೆಯದ್ದು ಖಾಸಗಿ ವಲಯದಿಂದ ಬರುವ ಹಣದಿಂದ ಇದನ್ನು ನಡೆಸುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಅನುಕೂಲವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂಬುದು. ವಸ್ತು ಸಂಗ್ರಹಾಲಯ ಮತ್ತು…

Who will hear an artist’s anguish Umakka? by Paramesh Jolad

Artist Paramesh Jolad’s letter to Umashree, Minister for Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka and an award winning artist. Translated from Kannada by Sridhar Gowda Umashree Akka, I won’t ask you about your wellbeing as I am coming to know of it every day on television and in the newspapers. This electronic world has given…

W(h)ither Democracy?!

Alaka Rao (With inputs from Sheela Gowda) Venkatappa Art Gallery Issue The handing over of Venkatappa Art Gallery in adoption to a private businessman stands up as a classic case of mockery of propriety. The resistance of the Visual Artists of Karnataka who have taken up cudgels against the Government succumbing to corporate cronyism, raises…

PPP and the Subversion of Democracy: Some Observations on the Adoption Program by DOT

by Rashmi Munikempanna and Sridhar Gowda Beginning/Process: Department of Tourism (DOT) was ‘inspired’ by the ‘Campaign Clean India’ launched by the Govt of India and wanted to improve the basic infrastructure and undertake promotion and publicity with private investment. DOT had identified 46 destinations including Venkatappa Art Gallery subsequent to the recommendations of Karnataka Tourism…