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Should not boys think to change too ?
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Should not boys think to change too ?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC For at least a generation now — especially in urban India and educated middle-class families — we have raised our girls to be confident and fight for their rights. But we seem to have ignored an entire generation of boys who were not told anything about how their…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains the ecological importance of crickets, best way to treat dog’s paw pad injury and about need for birds to migrate. What is the importance of crickets ecologically? The field cricket (Gryllus pennsylvanicus) is found abundantly in a great variety of habitats (including fields and lawns,…

Dissent is a vital part of nationalism. We need it. Enforced nationalism is counter-productive
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Dissent is a vital part of nationalism. We need it. Enforced nationalism is counter-productive

By T.J.S. George It is part of India’s Vedic wisdom that even amrut, when taken in excess, turns poisonous. The case of nationalism is no different: Too much of it becomes counter-productive. Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M.M.Kalburgi were nationalists, proud of their country and working for its betterment. But they were independent thinkers like…

Udupi, the Kshetra of Lord Sri Krishna
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Udupi, the Kshetra of Lord Sri Krishna

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Most people from Karnataka and some from Andhra and Tamil Nadu might have visited Udupi, the home of Sri Krishna temple established by Sri Madhwacharya, the propounder of Dwaita (dualism) philosophy. It is not our intention here to explain…

A folly or a veiled Ransom Note?
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A folly or a veiled Ransom Note?

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD It has been reported that our City Corporation authorities are thinking of making  Sayyaji Rao Road and Devaraj Urs Road a complete ‘No Parking’ zone just because they will soon be providing us a multi-level underground parking lot in the Town Hall premises. I think this is one of…

Why do we have children ?
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Why do we have children ?

Very often people wonder why do we have children? Is it to carry on the family’s name or to raise children to take care of us in old age? The reason for having children is both to give and to appreciate. We should not ask for perfection in our children, neither should we expect them…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about the stripes of zebra, squirrel and striped mouse and explains how tigers communicate and about gaining a dog’s trust How did the zebra and the squirrel and the striped mouse get their stripes? There are several reasons that scientists have given over the decades: a) The stripes…

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