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Why let religion destroy India ?
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Why let religion destroy India ?

By  T.J.S. George What’s happening to our country? A huge and diverse land of 135 million people, 29 states and 22 scheduled languages, yet we are caught in a single obsession — religion. All discussions, all decisions, all policies are shaped by religion. Sabarimala is on the edge of civil war. “Hindus are losing their…

The Month of Tipu & Crackers
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The Month of Tipu & Crackers

Come November, two controversies will always crop up — Tipu Jayanti and bursting fire crackers. And both reflect lack of insensitivity to fellow citizens. In the case of Tipu Jayanti, we wonder if this coalition government would have celebrated the Jayanti had Tipu Sultan done in Mandya what he did in Kodagu? Tipu Jayanti is…

Shooting to Thrill!
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Shooting to Thrill!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The recent report in SOM that a sports complex built by the MUDA at great cost at Vijayanagar in our city has been lying idle and unused for the last eight years makes very sad reading by itself. But the part that is sadder still is the information that…

Burden of being always right
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Burden of being always right

By T.J.S. George Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has the advantage of knowing that he is always right. Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel has taken his own time to learn that. Which is Patel’s problem. He started out as Jaitley’s handpicked man to replace Raghuram Rajan who simply had to go as Arvind Panagariya had to…

Kannada musings on Rajyotsava
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Kannada musings on Rajyotsava

November 1st is Kannada Rajyotsava, our State’s birthday. It was on this day in 1956 that all Kannada-speaking provinces were brought together and named Mysore or Mysore State under the States Reorganisation Act. Then on November 1, 1973, it was renamed as Karnataka. Since our States were created with language as its basis, each State…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how to snake-proof one’s house and suggests remedies for snake bite By Maneka Gandhi I have just brought a stray cat home. Her coat is very dull. What can I do? Since medical issues could be to blame, it’s important to act quickly. Have your cat checked by…

The State as a conspiracy ?
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The State as a conspiracy ?

By TJS George As Chief Ministers go, K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is in a class of his own. He is known as an effective speaker and he is a good tactician. These were factors in the success of his mission to carve Telangana out of the original Andhra Pradesh. His decision to dissolve the assembly…

Indians’ Superman Complex
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Indians’ Superman Complex

Last Friday, 62 people died and 90 were injured in Punjab when Train No. 74943 from Jalandhar to Amritsar ploughed through a crowd that had gathered for a Ram Leela event. And where had the people gathered to watch Ravan’s effigy burn? On the Railway tracks! Now, who is to be blamed for this tragedy?…

Love Your Work…
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Love Your Work…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story from our mythology: Arjuna once asked Krishna, “Lord, why do people consider Karna more generous than Yudhistira? Neither have refused whatever has been asked for irrespective of whoever has asked for it; so why is Karna considered greater than Yudhistira? The Lord said with a…

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