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Pet Talk: January 23,2019
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Pet Talk: January 23,2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about feeding schedule for dogs and importance of getting dogs sterilised By Maneka Gandhi How many times a day should I feed my dog for its healthy development? Most people recommend feeding dog twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. I prefer three…

MLAs for sale, again and again
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MLAs for sale, again and again

By T.J.S. GEORGE What a curse democracy has become. It truly is bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people. With no stops. Look at the cabinet circus in Karnataka. Look at Devendra Phadnavis fighting ally-turned-enemy Shiv Sena. Look at Yogi Adityanath still struggling to figure out whether governance is animal or vegetable….

New Vidhana Soudha : Eagleton Golf Resort ?
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New Vidhana Soudha : Eagleton Golf Resort ?

The nataka in Karnataka is never-ending. With BJP sending their folk to Gurugram and a few Congress MLAs and independent MLAs hiding out in Mumbai, the political nataka is playing out like a Shakespearean play — there are dubious characters and shrewd manipulators. The only difference being, in a Shakespearean play the audience is enjoying…

A Tryst with Rani Padmini of  Chittor
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A Tryst with Rani Padmini of Chittor

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem From Udaipur which was our base, a day long excursion took my family and me to the fortress town of Chittorgarh, about a hundred-and-twenty kilometres North-East of it. Chittor was once the capital of the Mewar rulers who after the advent of field artillery shifted their base to Udaipur which…

Ayyappa politics is sacrilege
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Ayyappa politics is sacrilege

By T.J.S. George Two factors are preventing the Sabarimala conundrum from moving towards a solution — and the self-promoting politics of BJP-RSS forces are too unimportant to be one of them. It’s true that Hindutva extremists’ political obstructionism drew attention in the early days through violence. Although their campaign was in the name of tradition,…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives tips on how to help migratory birds and how to safely discourage a monkey By Maneka Gandhi Should elephants be domesticated? The question is wrongly framed because elephants cannot be domesticated. So, instead: Can elephants be domesticated? Domesticated means that elephants have lost all wild instincts and are…

The significance of Makara Sankranti
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The significance of Makara Sankranti

By Prof. A.V. Narasimhamurthy Makara Sankranti also called ‘Uttarayana Punyakala’ is an important festival celebrated by Hindus. It is based on astronomical calculations in theory and is celebrated with unique practices. Beginning from ‘Makara Raashi’, the   Sun travels (it is earth that rotates, Sun is a static star) from South to North. According to ancient…

Musings on Sabarimala
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Musings on Sabarimala

On January 2nd in the dark of the night two women dressed in black waited atop a hill to enter a restricted area. They waited for the right time to make a break for it. And just before dawn, they sneaked in with surgical precision and next day it was news ! No, we are…

Of tying shoe laces and life’s lessons…
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Of tying shoe laces and life’s lessons…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC I  always had a problem with my shoe laces. Such an embarrassment. I have tripped several times too. But when I read this delightful article, penned by  Prakash Iyer, I could not but put it across to SOM readers  to read and enjoy: The morning walk with the…

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