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The Worldwide Reach of Yoga and Meditation

Deep-rooted in Indian Culture, Expanding Globally and Unleashing Inner Peace. Let us explore Yoga and Meditation’s Global Influence.'



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Yoga and meditation are two ancient practices originating from India’s rich cultural legacy. It has captured the attention of people across the globe. In recent years, its popularity has grown as more people recognise its significant benefits for their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Yoga and meditation’s worldwide popularity is a testament to its timeless appeal and profound influence on people and societies alike.

Historical and Cultural Significance

Yoga and meditation are deeply rooted in Indian culture dating back thousands of years. The term Yoga is derived from the word “Yuj” in Sanskrit which means to unite or join, representing the harmony of mind, body, and soul.

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind and turning our focus inward to achieve a state of deep awareness and calm.

India’s ancient texts, like the Yoga sutras of Patanjali, are guidance tools for practitioners, clarifying the philosophy and the techniques behind these practices. The great Indian sages and gurus’, such as Maharishi Patanjali, Swami Vivekananda, and Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, have played instrumental roles in spreading the knowledge and wisdom of yoga and meditation worldwide.

Health and Wellness Benefits

Yoga and meditation are rising in popularity due to their numerous health benefits. It improves flexibility, strength, and balance via physical postures(asanas) and overall well-being. Regular practice improves cardiovascular health, lower stress, and helps with chronic pain like hypertension and arthritis. It also helps with weight loss, strengthens the immune system, and improves overall fitness.

Meditation lays its emphasis on mindfulness and self-reflection, which aids in the significant reduction of anxiety, depression, and the negative consequences of stress. Studies have shown that regular meditation improves cognitive function, expands attention span, and boosts emotional well-being. In addition, both yoga and meditation improve sleep patterns and help with chronic pain management.

A Spiritual Path

In addition to their physical benefits, yoga and meditation provide people with a spiritual path to self-discovery and self-realization. They provide individuals with the means to immerse themselves in the depths of their consciousness, fostering a deep connection with their inner self and the universe. In Indian culture, yoga and meditation are viewed as mediums for attaining enlightenment and transcending the constraints of the ego.

Global Appeal and Adaptation

Over the last few decades, yoga and meditation have transcended many cultural and physical borders and gained popularity worldwide. The universality and adaptability of their teachings have contributed to their global appeal. Yoga studios have come up in major cities across the globe, all catering to the needs of those seeking better physical health, mental clarity, and inner calm. 

Western medicine has included yoga and meditation in its practices. Such as mindfulness-based stress reduction programmes, demonstrating their acceptance and recognizing them as effective holistic approaches. Celebrities, athletes, and business leaders endorse the positive effects on their personal and professional life.

Preserving Authenticity and Cultural Appreciation

While the global popularity of yoga and meditation is clear-cut. It is vital to maintain their authenticity and respect their roots in Indian culture. Practitioners and enthusiasts must work hard to understand the philosophies and values underlying these practices while honouring the cultural legacy from where they emerged.

India is responsible for preserving and promoting these ancient practices, being the birthplace of yoga and meditation. The Indian government has taken initiatives such as the International Day of Yoga and the development of yoga and meditation facilities, which are vital in spreading awareness and promoting cultural appreciation.


Yoga and meditation have travelled beyond their cultural origins and have become powerful tools for individual growth and well-being across the globe. Their growing popularity can be linked to their holistic benefits, spiritual character, and cultural flexibility. However, these practices continue to thrive across the globe. It is essential to recognize their roots in Indian culture and preserve that knowledge for future generations. Individuals worldwide are embarking on a revolutionary journey of self-discovery and inner peace. All while paying homage to India’s ancient wisdom and practice.


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Child Labour: A Reality

Child labour is the most talked about issue in the world, but do you know what exactly it is and how we can try to prevent it?



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Aren’t there days when you just hate going to school? Remember those days when you just wish to stay back home and do nothing or start working at the nearby grocery store, as that seems better than going to school? But do you know the reality of those kids’ lives? What you take for granted, such as going to school, doing homework, meeting friends, etc. is something they can only dream of. Why? Because they just don’t have enough money or parents who think education is important to support them through it all. And hence, these kids are forced into what we know today as child labour.

What is child labour?

Child labour refers to an action or act in which children are deprived of their childhood. What does your childhood involve? Playing, doing homework, going to school, etc. The kids who are engaged in child labour don’t have access to all these things that you consider to be part of your childhood. Instead of going to school and growing up like you do, many kids are forced to do manual work, such as working at the construction site or at people’s homes. And most of the time it is because of financial issues or parents who are not aware of the importance of education.

Imagine not being able to play outside because you must deliver the cups of tea to the people in order to buy yourself dinner. Waking up early even before the sun rises just to ensure that each house has a newspaper delivered. Imagine going to school on a Sunday! Horrible right? But for these kids even Sunday is a working day because a day off will imply no money for that day. And unlike you or me who may have a stack full of our favourite dishes in our fridge, they barely have the bare necessities like rice or wheat. It is so hard for us to imagine a life like that, just think how hard it might be to live that life.

Yet, every time on the way to school when you see someone young, who is of your age how many times have you stopped and wondered how they are doing? If they are okay, do they need anything? How many times have you ignored them knowingly or unknowingly? The answer must be many. And no one can blame you for this as probably you thought they must be helping out their mother or father like you help out at home. But it’s high time you realise that that’s not the case. Especially if they are missing school or not even attending it to help out then it is not right at all. These are the times when you must speak up and alert your parents about the same so they can help them out.

How can I help stop child labour?

There are various ways in which you can help stop child labour. As you are a kid yourself, other kids are bound to feel more comfortable sharing their tales with you. This is where you can help connect them to the help that they require. You can help these kids in the following ways:

  • Be aware of the laws: 

The best way to help other kids is to be aware of the laws that will legally protect these children from getting forced into manual labour. Article 21-A of the Indian Constitution makes it mandatory to provide all children between the ages of 6-14 with free and compulsory education. Further, Article 24 of the Indian Constitution prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 years in any factory, mine, or hazardous or dangerous occupation. Knowing about these laws and more can help you guide those in need in the right direction.

  • Educate and spread awareness:

Most of the time people participate in and encourage child labour because of a lack of awareness. Spreading awareness about the same by making posters and videos about the same helps spread awareness and saves many children in the long run.

  • Educate the parents of the child engaged in child labour:

Educating the parents of the child engaged in child labour is highly important to stop the cycle of child labour. As the parents of the child, they have a major say in what happens in the life of their child. Educating them and making them aware of all the opportunities that will become available once their children become educated will ensure that they don’t force their children to go and do manual labour and send them to schools instead.   

  • Volunteer at NGOs:

The best way to help more children in need is by volunteering at NGOs that focus on helping children who are stuck in the trap of child labour. Help out in whatever way you can. Being their friend is the best way for you to connect with them and help them realise their potential. You can help them understand how important education is and how it can benefit them in the long run.

  • Don’t turn your back:

The most important thing that you need to remember is to never turn your back on them. No matter how easy it may seem it will haunt you for a long time. Before you turn your back on them, put yourself in their shoes and try to visualise how you would feel if you were in a similar situation and somebody else turned their back on you. You would definitely not feel nice. You would in fact feel sad. And that’s what they must feel too. So, the next time you see someone of your age selling tea by the roadside or working at somebody’s home or at a construction site, inform your parents so that they can take the appropriate action to help the kids in need.


You will be surprised to know that it is not easy to care for somebody else and be vigilant about others’ situations. However, taking the first step by being alert about the child labour happening around is a step in the right direction. Follow it up with spreading as much awareness as you can and you will be surprised by how much things will change. Child labour won’t end in a day, but it will also never end if we don’t try.

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  World Day Against Child Labour

On June 12th, we celebrate the World Day Against Child Labour, let’s dive deep into the effects the children face and help as a community.



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Children are the purest form of growth we witness in our daily lives. The way they grow into complete human beings is truly a glorious thing. But when these children are deprived of their milestones and a healthy development environment, it leads to other forms of mental challenges to their ideal growth. One of these deprivations is enforcing employment on children. On this World Day against Child Labour, June 12th, let’s learn about its effect on children, laws against it and what we can do about it.

   Child Labour is the employment of children in any form of work that deprives them of their childhood and interferes with the milestones necessary for development. It causes them to dedicate a major chunk of their early years to work which should ideally take place in their late adolescence stage. This leads them to develop role confusion which highly impacts their adulthood. As per the Constitution of India, the law prohibits children aged 14 and below from labour in any factory, mine or castle or any other hazardous employment. 

  As per the Census of 2011, there were about 10.1 million child labourers between the ages of 5 and 14. This includes 5.6 million boys and 4.5 million girls. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated in 2016 that around 12.9 million children aged between 5-17 were engaged in child labour in India

Psychological Effects of Labour on Children

 While children are engaged in Child Labour, there are many psychological effects they face as they develop into an adults, few of these effects include:

  1. Trauma: The highest risk of labour on children is the experience possibly being traumatic. They are usually employed in places like mines, factories and other jobs that require energy, it is usually seen that if these children do not keep up with the expectations of the owners, they can cause emotional and physical abuse on the children which leads to traumatic events ingrained in their lives. For example, a mere child of 8 fails to carry a heavy load from the factory to the truck which may cause a loss of product, on witnessing this the immediate in charge of the child can beat him to let him understand the cost of his mistake. Therefore, it is given that Child Labour can cause major trauma that can be quite difficult to overcome even as adults. 
  2. Cognitive Development: The predominant route through which a child can gain knowledge is through school life and homeschooling. However, if an expectation of Labour is enforced on the child, they are automatically deprived of their immediate function of education. Thus, the development of their cognitive functions also stays stagnant. Cognitive functions include brain activities like problem-solving, abstract reasoning, creative thinking and many more processes. For example, engaging in labour-needing activities may not functionally help a 10-year-old child to develop mathematical reasoning as any other school-going child.
  3. Emotional distress: It is valid to assume that having to work and carry a heavy load and engage with people of older age following their orders can cause significant stress and anxiety. For example, a child working in a harsh environment may experience anxiety about not being able to meet quota, facing punishment and dealing with hazardous conditions. This leads them to experience depression as well due to the lack of childhood abundance. 
  4. Physical conditions: The most common physical conditions faced by them are injuries and accidents. Considering the harsh labour imposed upon them, they are more likely to experience cuts, bruises, fractures and many other injuries that may cause serious damage to their body. Chronic conditions like respiratory infections, hearing problems, skin conditions, sleep disturbances, growth impairments, and back and joint pain at a very young age are quite commonly associated with Child Labour. 
  5. Behavioural issues: Stress and Trauma can manifest in several ways- aggression, withdrawal and difficulty in forming healthy relationships. A tendency for them to also develop strong opposition and defiance as they grow to the result of being controlled can take place in children who grow up doing labour. Trust issues, attachment problems and difficulty in forming interpersonal relationships can also take place as a result of having a working environment very early in life. 

What can we as a community do?

It is crucial to understand the consequences of Child Labour in the long run. While we take into consideration, the effects of the same, we can also put in efforts to make a change in their lives. Here are some of the ways we, as people, can help them and acquaint ourselves with the laws for the same:

  1. Awareness campaigns: Gathering information about the psychological, emotional and behavioural impact of Child Labour on people is vital to make sure other people also understand the adversity they face. Doing so can also educate the people who have been unaware of these issues. Further, awareness campaigns also help the individuals going through these issues identify and address them accordingly. A few of the campaigns organised in India are The Child Labour Awareness Campaign by Smile Foundation, Campaigns2 by Kailash Satyahari Children’s Foundation, Say NO To Child Labour by Hope for Children Foundation and many more. 
  2. Improve education access: As people of the society, we can improve the overall functioning of the country by also ensuring education for all the children. Children facing the issue of Child Labour may not have a choice of providing themselves with a well-educated life. Therefore, by providing donations to the cause of their education we can support these children and make way for a better society overall. 
  3. Encouraging community involvement: Volunteering for campaigns and supporting the children can provide a space for others to join in the cause. Promoting support through organising fairs, sports events and cultural activities can involve a wide array of people to participate. Furthermore, involving people of all ages can help create a wider space to help children suffering from labour and also provide assistance accordingly. 
  4. Direct assistance: On witnessing an instance where Child Labour has taken place, as free people of the country, we also have the authority to inform the government about the same. Here are some of the laws that concern Child Labour according to the constitution of India
  • The Child Labour(Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016: Extends the prohibition of child labour to all sectors of children under 14 years of age and employment to hazardous occupations and processes for adolescents(14-18).
  • The Mines Act, 1982: Prohibits the employment of children below 18 in mines and any hazardous activities 
  • The Factories Act, 1948: Prohibits the employment of children in factories below 14 years of age and regulates the working conditions for adolescents (14-18).

        By educating ourselves with these laws, we can use our power to protect and safeguard the lives of these children who have been deprived of their rights and needs. 

 In recent years, there has been a decline in the number of child labourers in India over the past decade. One of the laws that contributed to the change is the Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009 which mandates free and compulsory education for children aged 6 to 14. As stricter laws and regulations have been applied, the decline seems plausible and there is also the possibility of complete eradication of Child Labour in India. To do so, we must ensure we provide adequate support to these children. While Child Labour has been normalised in the past years, let’s evolve our mindset into creating a sound environment for every child and eventually build a future where Child Labour and Employment has been completely erased from the world.

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Morally Grey: The Different Shades of Human Morality

Morally grey is hard to define but that’s truly what we human beings as our morals are dictated more by intentions than conventions.



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Ever since we were kids we were introduced to the concept of right and wrong. We were constantly taught how to differentiate between right and wrong, but nobody actually teaches us how there is no singular right or wrong. Our morality is always framed in black or white. The biggest proof of this black-and-white view is our existing laws for crimes. What we often forget in our rush to categorise everything in black and white is that the laws and morality that we use to categorise right from wrong are applied to the actions thoughts and motivations of human beings. And human beings can never be just black or white. But rather they exist and function in various shades of grey. Hence, they are considered morally grey. Let’s understand a bit more about moral development by going through Kohlberg’s theory of moral development to understand how morally grey works.

Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development

Moral development refers to the process by which an individual learns to differentiate right from wrong and form their sense of morality. American Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg came up with the widely used and acknowledged model of moral development. The model also known as Kohlberg’s theory of moral development consists of six stages and explains how moral reasoning is formed over the years. The six stages are further divided into three levels. The first level in Kohlberg’s theory of moral development is known as Preconventional Morality and it consists of 2 stages which last from birth to 9 years of age. The first stage in the first level is called Obedience and Punishment which involves someone deciding or doing something moral as a way of avoiding punishment. The second stage in the first level is called Individualism and Exchange which involves deciding or aligning your moral actions that serve one’s needs the best.

The second level of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development is known as Conventional Morality which applies to individuals in their early adolescence to their adulthood and consists of 2 more stages. The first stage in this level and the third stage overall is called, Developing Good Interpersonal Relationships. This stage, also referred to as the “good boy-good girl” orientation, focuses on how our moral development depends on living up to society’s social expectations and roles. It brings in the aspect of conformity or the idea of trying to fit in and hence abiding by the majorly agreed upon moral codes of conduct. The second stage in this level and the fourth stage overall is called, Maintaining Social Order. This particular stage focuses on maintaining law and order to preserve the entity called society. People consider society as a whole and see following law and order as a way of sustaining it and hence, consider it as their duty to follow law and order and respect authority.

The third level of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development is known as Post-Conventional Morality, and it is only achieved by a few adults who can grasp the abstract principles of morality. The first stage in this level and the fifth stage overall is called, Social Contract and Individual Rights. In this particular stage, individuals begin to realise and acknowledge that different people may have differing values, principles, ethics and morals of their own. They understand why everyone needs to agree to certain rules to sustain society as a whole but also take into account the differences in opinions and values. The second stage in this level and the sixth stage overall is called Universal Principles. This particular stage focuses on how certain individuals understand morality and form as well as follow their internalised principles of morality and justice even if they may conflict with existing laws and rules.

The Case of Morally Grey

From Kholberg’s theory of moral development, we realise that not a lot of people can truly reach the highest stage of moral development. Maybe part of it has to do with the fact that we wish to be a part of society and hence prefer to conform rather than stand out from the crowd. But we need to understand that just because one is white the other doesn’t necessarily need to be black, just like the opposite of love is not hate for how can you get disgusted at something you once cherished? You might not feel the same amount of love and preciousness towards that person or thing but you can’t exactly feel disgusted without it carrying hints of affection from the past. 

The term morally grey refers to those individuals who don’t exactly follow or rebel against the existing laws without a cause. This term mostly applies to people who have achieved the sixth stage of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development. It highlights the capacity of people to discern right from wrong according to their own principles that may differ from society from time to time.

In this world of differing opinions and individuality taking a central position, it’s high time we start acknowledging that your white in the sense of morality could be somebody else’s grey and that’s fine. Take the case of white lies, we have been told since time immemorial to never lie as it is bad and only hurts people. But as we grow up and meet people from different walks of life we realise that there is something called white lies which we tell to prevent hurting the person’s feelings on many occasions. Although lies are considered bad, white lies are actually a saving grace. Even choosing to use white lies is also a sort of morally grey move on a person’s part. True the level of morally grey attitude that one exhibits differs from person to person and even varies in extremes as some may choose to indulge in just white lies and nothing else while others may choose to form their entire identity based on it. And when Kohlberg talks about the sixth stage of moral development he most likely is referring to people who form their identity based on their own moral alignments. 

Regardless the most important thing at the end of the day is that we respect people for their individuality rather than shun them for it. We let them be morally grey and in fact, we should try to be such a way whenever possible to whatever degree we can manage, because this world will only become better and richer with a variety of opinions and perceptions which will only come with the ability to form one’s own morality which is not targeted at harming anyone. Let’s appreciate the different shades of grey that we human beings are, rather than forcing us to choose between black and white.

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The Colourful World of Humans

Did you know that gender and sex are two different things? Let’s dive deep into the colourful world of humanity.



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Did you know that our world is much more colourful than we think? Like yeah, you must have seen the skies and the oceans and whatnot and they are all colourful, but did you know humans were also made up of different colours? What sets each human apart are the choices they make and the way they express themselves. Given that we are mostly brought up to love or told to fall in love with the other gender or sex, the entire concept of LGBTQIA+ seems out of place. But did you know that your gender and sex meant different things? Let’s dive a little deeper to understand gender, sex, people’s way of expression and the colourful world of humans a little better. 

Is there a difference between gender and sex?

Whenever we take a look at our medical prescriptions or birth certificates we will find a section that asks about our sex. Sex, henceforth is biological. It refers to the chromosomes that are present in your DNA, your reproductive organs and genitals that determine whether you are a male, female or intersex (which refers to having more than one reproductive organ, chromosomes, sexual characteristics and genitals) at birth. People who are born intersex have the option to decide which sex they want to align with by choosing to get rid of the other reproductive organs. But gender on the other hand is social. The reason gender is considered social is because society has a way of determining what roles you should play depending on your sex, such as, women who are biologically determined as female should be timid, good at cooking, etc. and men who are biologically determined as male should not cry, be angry, etc. This entire idea that if you are a man you should behave like this or if you are a woman, you should behave like this is what makes gender. Gender as built by society is more of an expression, an identity that you may choose to align with. 

If you are a woman but feel like being loud and rowdy which is the assumed gender role that society has attached to men is what you like over the gender roles that are attached to women and hence you can identify yourself as a man. Hence everyone has a colour of their own making them colourful. The same goes for women who don’t like to perform the gender roles that society is attached to them and hence can choose to identify themselves as a man. What you need to understand is, it’s okay. You don’t necessarily need to figure out your gender identity, which is the gender you gel most well with or identify with, right now. Do what you feel like and over time you will figure it out. 

Then comes the question of your sexual orientation which depends on the attraction you feel towards another person. Society expects us to fall in love or get attracted to another person who is from a different sex and a different gender. But that isn’t always the case. You don’t decide who you get attracted to, you just do. If you could decide who you will get attracted to then it will be less of love and more of a math test. Don’t you think if we could choose who we get attracted to then Tom in Tom & Jerry wouldn’t necessarily be falling for female cats who don’t like him in general but just want to use him for all the gifts he can buy them? So it’s okay if you get attracted or fall in love with someone who is from the same gender or same sex. Hence, the LGBTQIA+ community exists.

What is the LGBTQIA+ community about?

The LGBTQIA+ community is a community that provides a safe place for all those who don’t necessarily follow society’s rules about who to get attracted to. A safe place for all the colours that make the world so colourful. In general, society expects men and women to fall for each other and not with others of the same gender as them as in men falling in love or getting attracted to men and women falling in love or getting attracted to women. But as we have mentioned before it isn’t always in our control to decide who we fall for or get attracted to. And it’s completely okay because you’re loving someone not throwing stones at them. But sadly society doesn’t agree with that. Hence, we have the LGBTQIA+ community which gives everyone a safe space of acceptance and allows people to just be themselves.

The LGBTQIA+ community first started as a movement to announce to the world loud and clear that people who don’t follow the conventional laws of attraction as put down by society also exist and deserve equal respect and rights like every other person out there. Their colours may be bright but they are equally colourful as another person who follows the laws of attraction put down by society. The LGBTQIA+ movement in India started by ensuring that people from every walk of life regardless of their bright or dull colours were held in the same regard. The entire LGBTQIA+ community is built on the foundation of taking pride. Hence the month of June in which the community celebrates the global acceptance of people and love is also called Pride Month.


Figuring out your gender identity, sexual orientation and who you are attracted to is tough. And you don’t need to decide your colour and be colourful today. Take your time. You will shine and be colourful regardless. You have your entire life to explore and figure it out. But in the meantime, love and let love and respect every person that you meet. To learn more about the different sexual orientations that the LGBTQIA+ community highlights and stands for, keep an eye out for our next article.

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Masti Venkatesha Iyengar: A Titan of Kannada Literature

Unveiling the Literary Legacy And Exploring the Depths of Masti Venkatesha Iyengar’s Influence on Kannada Literature'



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In the centuries of literary history, few names live on beyond their mortal time, becoming proverbs and eponyms. Masti Venkatesha Iyengar is one such luminary, hailed as “Kannada’s Treasure” or “The Titan of Kannada Literature” ; his legacy goes beyond mere words on a page. 

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar’s life was a tapestry woven with threads of brilliance and integrity, spanning ventures such as literature, administration and editorial excellence. While his prowess as a titan is widely celebrated, his administrative and editorial works sometimes get lost in the shadows of his literary acclaim.

Exploring Masti’s Literary Opus

In his 95-year eventful life, Masti had penned over 123 books in Kannada and 17 in English, containing a plethora of genres like short stories and historical novels. His magnum opus, “Chikaveera Rajendra,” earned him the prestigious Jnanpith Award in 1983, immortalising his name among the pantheon of literary greats.

But beyond this, Masti’s stewardship of the monthly journal “Jivana” for 20 years served as a lamp of enlightenment, nurturing values in public discourse and championing the essence of decency in a changing world. 

A Beacon of Integrity and Courage

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar’s life epitomised the highest ideals of personal integrity and moral fortitude. His principled resignation from the civil services as a protest to an unjust promotion is a testament to his commitment to righteousness.

Even in the face of adversity, Masti remains steadfast in his commitment to his convictions and confronting detractors with dedicated resolve and intellectual prowess. His critiques of prominent figures, including Nehru and Rajagopalachari, bore the mark of sagacity and restraint, transcending mere polemics to embody a quest for truth and accountability.

The Legacy Beyond Words

His critique of the Dravidian movement and staunch defence of Sanskrit underscored his dedication to preserving the land’s cultural heritage. As an editor par excellence, Masti Venkatesha Iyengar breathed life into the pages of “Jivana”, infusing public discourse with a sense of decorum and intellectual rigour. His editorials, columns and literary essays remain timeless artefacts, offering invaluable insights into the socio-political landscape of his time.

A Call to Rediscover

In a world marred by moral ambiguity and intellectual apathy, Masti Venkatesha Iyengar’s legacy is a guiding light, lighting the path towards intellectual excellence and moral rectitude. As we discover the treasures of his literary opus, editorial insight and “Jivana”, we must heed the call to rediscover the profound wisdom in his works.

His life was not just a compilation of his achievements but a testament to the enduring power of integrity, courage and intellectual curiosity. As we reflect on his unparalleled contributions to Kannada Literature and public discourse, let us embrace the timeless wisdom of his words and strive to uphold the noble ideals that defined his illustrious life. 

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar’s legacy lives on long after he left this world and remains a beacon and titan of hope and inspiration for future generations.

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