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Thank God for Everything…
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Thank God for Everything…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story: A bird, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat or drink, no shelter too to  live, was cursing his life day in and day out. One day an angel was crossing  that desert. The bird stopped the angel and inquired, “Where are you going?” Angel…

Yugadi arrives again…
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Yugadi arrives again…

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore. Yugadi also called as Ugadi is fast approaching and people are already making preparations to welcome it. The word yugadi is a Sanskrit composite word, yuga and adi; and it means the commencement of a yuga. In this context,…

Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection
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Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection

The Press is perspiring and seething with anger after K.B. Koliwad, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, announced the formation of a House Committee to suggest measures to monitor and regulate the functioning of Media in Karnataka. This decision was taken during the Budget Session after a four-hour discussion! Yes, instead of discussing the Budget,…

Audacity of Legislators
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Audacity of Legislators

Media is the life-line of Democracy and Secularism. Don’t strangulate it To be true to my faith, I may not write in anger or malice. I may not write idly. I may not write merely to excite passion. The reader can have no idea of the restraint I have to exercise. –  Mahatma Gandhi “You…

A Dialogue with a Mandya Man
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

A Dialogue with a Mandya Man

My experience tells me that every day is a renewal of life. Its experience is different from the previous day’s. Such an experience came my way on Wednesday 22nd March, 2017 when I met one Damadahalli Swamygowda Chandrashekaragowda (D.S. Chandrashekara) of Mandya district. He was 53-years-old. Lewis Carroll says in ‘Alice in Wonderland’, a picture…

Mother’s Day Out
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Mother’s Day Out

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take out another “woman” out to dinner and a movie. The other woman that my wife wanted me to take out was my mother who had been a widow for 19 years. The demands of my work and…

Pet talk: Can a pet cat/dog understand what you say to them?
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Pet talk: Can a pet cat/dog understand what you say to them?

By Maneka Gandhi Statistically 62% pet owners claim that their pets understand what they say to them. It is scientifically proven that in its lifetime a dog/cat learns at least 200 words. Animals learn commands like sit, stay, no, come here, etc. An animal will easily understand what you are saying when: Usage of same…

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