Poll Diaries: Gowda, grandsons to acquire HMT?
Gowda, grandsons to acquire HMT?
Guess who will get HMT? Not that famed watchmaker, it’s new acronyms for new times. HMT stands for Hassan Mandya Tumkur - the three hot seats contested by members of the JDS first family, H D Deve Gowda, Nikhil Kumaraswamy and Prajwal Revanna.
Dancing to the Habba spirit
Politicians don’t restrict their moves to the political chessboard — they can take the floor with elan both in the House and out of it. In this case, on open fields of KR Pet, at the Kygondanahalli Grama Habba. As the traditional cymbals clanged rhythmically, a mesmerised audience swayed along, and KR Pet MLA Narayan Gowda kept in tune. When the tamate drummers picked up the beat, both Gowda and his supporters could hold themselves no longer, breaking into rigorous moves — rustic tiger dance steps that suited the habba spirit. Gowda was one of the MLAs who had gone missing in the January rebel drama that had played out in Bengaluru and Mumbai, but beat a hasty retreat as Operation Lotus fell through. Recently, Hoskote MLA MTB Nagaraj had gyrated to some sinuous ‘Nagin’ music, and gone viral on social media.