If this is the kind of language H.D. Deve Gowda uses in public, in the full glare of TV cameras, it boggles the mind to imagine what the former prime minister might be saying in private.

Well, why not imagine?

What might he be telling his proud son, former chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy in the earshot of his other proud son, H.D. Revanna?

An autographed copy of the first edition of “Nimmoppan Experiments with Untruths” for the three best entries.

Photographs: Karnataka Photo News (top), and H.D. Kumaraswamy


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A snapshot of a poor, debt-ridden farming family


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