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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
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

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….

Taming our Traffic
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Taming our Traffic

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Taming of the Shrew’ is the title of a very well-known and popular Shakespearean play that I studied as part of our English non-detailed syllabus while I was in the ninth standard. It is a comedy about the experiences of three friends in managing their newly-acquired brides who seem…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi My dog loves to eat peas and carrots. Is it good for him? Vegetables are good for dogs, and a dog’s diet should contact at least 25% vegetable matter. They provide nutrients, as well as offer a low-calorie addition to their diet. When preparing vegetables for your dog make sure to cook…

Manikkavachakar whose words are rubies
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Manikkavachakar whose words are rubies

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Ancient and medieval South India abounds in saints whose main concern was to guide the people towards ethical and purposeful life. Some of these saints who flourished in Tamil Nadu moved with the people of that land and also…

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