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Be it currency shift, Aadhaar, GST, there is a mad rush; People feel cornered, vexed. Why this mad rush?
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Be it currency shift, Aadhaar, GST, there is a mad rush; People feel cornered, vexed. Why this mad rush?

Usually life gets simpler as nations progress. But not in India where a barrage of sudden changes, new rules and revised regulations are making life burdensome for ordinary people. First, it was demonetisation. The dislocations that abrupt adventure triggered are still haunting people. As if that were not enough, a whole new mess has developed…

Prison Tales
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Prison Tales

Arrested AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala Natarajan has been accused of paying Rs.2 crore bribe to Karnataka Director General of Prisons and Bengaluru’s Central Jail officials for “special privileges.” This reminds me of the book I read recently. A good book, a scary book and a heart-breaking book of prison tales.  The book titled “Behind…

Musings on Guru Poornima Day
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Musings on Guru Poornima Day

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Last Sunday (9.7.2017) Guru Poornima was celebrated in honour of Gurus. Gurus do not have shackles of religion and hence Guru is simply a Guru, without any limitations. I asked my daughter who lives in the USA if they…

Thus Spake Justice N. Santosh Hegde
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Thus Spake Justice N. Santosh Hegde

How to fix India’s problem? I have no escape from   Mahatma Gandhi while I write about Justice N. Santosh Hegde, presently the conscience-keeper of Karnataka, just as Anna Hazare of Maharashtra — both are relentlessly fighting to eradicate corruption in our Government and society. Mahatma Gandhi had declared long before we got our independence that…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about cold and health issues in dogs Can dogs catch a cold? We are spending more time in closed quarters, with windows and doors shut tight and no way to escape the germs. It is only a matter of time before someone in the house…

Saudis want Qatar out; Turkey wants new dominant role;  hostilities in Muslim lands pose problems for all
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Saudis want Qatar out; Turkey wants new dominant role; hostilities in Muslim lands pose problems for all

There is turmoil in the Islamic world. Saudi Arabia has made a hardline prince the effective ruler. Qatar, isolated by neighbouring Arab States, is defiant. Turkey has become a virtual dictatorship, changing the country’s profile and claiming a larger regional role for itself. The war zone in Syria sees Russia and the US challenging each…

Time for Kitchen Gardens
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Time for Kitchen Gardens

For a while now I have been wary of consuming fruits and vegetables. Why? Well, come April, I have a friend who goes mango crazy. In fact, his children say two months in a year their father turns into a ‘mangoose,’ a play on words, to say their dad feasts on mangoes. This year Mr….

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