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Tughlak lives, so do his ideas
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Tughlak lives, so do his ideas

November 12, 2019

By T.J.S. George Plans are proceeding at breakneck speed to change the history, geography, archaeology, philosophy and essence of Delhi.  The central vista, the imposing Secretariat buildings, Raj Path with its sprawling expanses on both sides, even the majestic Parliament building will all be gone.  A completely new capital city will rise from the ashes. …

Leadership Crucibles
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Leadership Crucibles

November 11, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam One question that people keep asking me is what prompted me to start Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) when I was just 19 years of age.  What was it that may have prompted me to do what was considered non-conformist during the eighties?  I have thought about this a lot and…

Musings on Madurai Meenakshi Temple
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Musings on Madurai Meenakshi Temple

November 9, 2019

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy About fifteen years ago, I was invited to attend a national seminar and present a paper. As Madurai was far away and involved long distance travel, I was reluctant to go to Madurai. However, as I had not seen the famous Meenakshi temple, I went to Madurai.  Having gone there…

A chain of goodness does exist
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A chain of goodness does exist

November 7, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A small story: A man walking on the road in a small town found a piece of paper stuck to an electric pole.  The paper had a small note written on it. So curious to know what was written, he went closer and read the contents. The note…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

November 6, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells about the treat alternatives for rabbits, other than veggies By Maneka Gandhi How long can rabbits go without eating? Four hours. If your bunny is running around active and has access to his food dish, don’t assume he hasn’t eaten. A good way to be sure is to…

Pleasures of re-writing History
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Pleasures of re-writing History

November 5, 2019

By T.J.S. George At last, someone said history should be re-written from India’s point of view.  Praise be to our Home Ministerji.  As he said, Guptavanshik – Veer Skandgupta Vikramaditya is unknown to our children.  That is a shame because it was Guptavanshik – Veer Skandgupta Vikramaditya who expanded our border from Junagadh to Afghanistan. …

Remembering Kannada only on Rajyotsava
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Remembering Kannada only on Rajyotsava

November 2, 2019

November 1st was Karnataka 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. Every year to mark this day, our leaders after hoisting the yellow-red…

Do not take us for granted
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Do not take us for granted

October 31, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Indian democracy is still alive and kicking. The recent elections to the two States of Maharashtra and Haryana have proved it. All the exit polls had virtually written off Congress, ncp and other parties in these two States. All have to eat the humble pie as their calculations…

Economics Nobel goes to a cook
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Economics Nobel goes to a cook

October 30, 2019

By T.J.S. George Let us say I am picked for the Nobel Prize for writing the finest newspaper column since printing began.  Should I feel happy about it or dejected? That is a dilemma peculiar to India. In any other country, a citizen getting a Nobel will be an occasion for rejoicing.  In our country…

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