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Indian Muslims: Differing views
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Indian Muslims: Differing views

Perhaps Indian Muslims attract special attention because their story is related to the religion-based partition of India. By T.J.S. George It is the irony of ironies that (a) The Government of India banned triple talaq without getting a proper Bill properly passed in Parliament, and (b) Muslims attacked the “reform”, saying that it will not help…

Royalty sells: Our Tourism Minister takes baby steps
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Royalty sells: Our Tourism Minister takes baby steps

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC I had resigned myself to witness the repetition of the same old Dasara procession this year too as the State Government had appointed the same old Committees and the same themes were being discussed with some cosmetic changes. But surprise, surprise, our Tourism Minister S.R. Mahesh has sprung…

Talking Animals, Dumb Humans !
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Talking Animals, Dumb Humans !

Dear Readers, Next year, our lives, as we humans know it on this planet, is going to change forever. Our time here on earth is categorised based on a Three-Age System — Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Later, we added the Space Age. Now, thanks to a Godman from our State, we will…

Pet Talk: September 19th
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Pet Talk: September 19th

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about the suicidal tendencies in animals, squirrels’ habitat and musical instruments made of animal products. What does rhinoceroses have on their nose? “Rhinoceros” comes from Old Greek, meaning “horned nose.” But the horns are not made of bone but of matted hair or keratin. Can…

Where is Vivekananda’s India?
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Where is Vivekananda’s India?

By T.J.S. George Here is the noblest summing up of civilisational values by an Indian: I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation…

India is beautiful, Indians make it ugly
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India is beautiful, Indians make it ugly

Thursday was Ganesha Chaturthi, the festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha, the revered elephant-headed Hindu God. But on his birthday, an elephant was beheaded!  One of the elephant sculptures at Highway Circle was severed from the main pedestal. We are a nation of vandals — wilful destroyers of what is beautiful or venerable….

All is well that ends well!
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All is well that ends well!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem Last week I wrote about our trip to Hyderabad and the theft of the Nizam’s Golden Tiffin Carrier from his private museum there just a few hours after my wife and I had visited the place. Well, this week I’m writing about how it was recovered by the Hyderabad Police…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how squirrels help in growing trees, how non-vegetarian dog can be made a vegetarian and about dog’s vision. Is it true that dogs can only see black and white? Veterinarians used to believe that dogs saw only in black and white, but recent studies suggest…

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