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Stop breaking in India…before making in India
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Stop breaking in India…before making in India

On May 22, the much-talked about “India’s first high-speed semi-luxurious train” Tejas Express, was launched. The train runs between Mumbai and Goa. It is equipped with modern amenities on board like LCD TVs, Wi-Fi, closed circuit camera, Bio-vacuum toilets and touch-less water taps. As the new Tejas Express rolled in from Delhi to Mumbai, from…

Parking woes of our city
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Parking woes of our city

Animal world outside Zoo According to Political Science, good governance means the greatest good of the greatest number. Not the good of a community or a vested interest. Last Wednesday around 5 pm I was passing in front of the main gate of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysore Zoo) in my car. The road was…

Generic Drugs: The Murkier Side
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Generic Drugs: The Murkier Side

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Last week, I explained the difference between branded and generic drugs and also told you why most doctors prescribe branded drugs exclusively although they may be considerably more expensive than the latter. Today in our country most branded drugs are manufactured by very reputed companies and because their very…

Anger Control
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Anger Control

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story: There was once a young lad who used to get angry at the touch of a button. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him to punch a nail to the fence every time he felt angry. The first day the lad…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka, answering one of her readers if it is necessary to shave dog to protect him from a heat stroke, gives tips on what can be done to keep pets cool during summer. I just got a puppy. He has been howling constantly and is not passing any…

The Cult of Lord Narasimha
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The Cult of Lord Narasimha

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore It was a pleasant surprise that on Tuesday (9.5.2017) all the TV channels beamed only the programmes celebrating the birth (Jayanti) of Lord Narasimha. Actually, the programmes were there from early morning till late in the night. In fact…

The Generic Muddle Unravelled !
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The Generic Muddle Unravelled !

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Of late, there has been much discussion in the lay press about branded and generic drugs ever since reports started appearing in the media about doctors and hospitals swindling patients by making them buy costlier drugs when much cheaper ones are easily available in the market. In yesterday’s Star…

Generic Vs Branded medicines
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Generic Vs Branded medicines

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A recent government order asking doctors to prescribe medicines by their generic names and not by brands has sent the medical community into a tizzy. But a basic question comes first: Are our generic medicines manufactured for internal consumption safe? Ironically, India is the largest manufacturer of generic…

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