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Everyone deserves a paper cup only !
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Everyone deserves a paper cup only !

January 23, 2020

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A WhatsApp forward: There was a former Under-Secretary of Defence who was invited to give a speech at a large convention of about 1000 people. He was standing on the stage with his cup of coffee in a paper cup, ready for a  power-point presentation. He took a…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

January 22, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives tips on how to de-stress a dog and about changing dog’s food By Maneka Gandhi Is it okay to change a dog’s food on a routine basis? Yes. It is a great idea to change a dog’s food on a routine basis. The monotony of the same old…

Belur to Tagore: Who is Tagore ?
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Belur to Tagore: Who is Tagore ?

January 21, 2020

By T.J.S. George Prime Minister Modiji said at Belur Mutt: “Swami Vivekananda lives in the hearts and minds of crores of Indians.” Then he said: “The new citizenship laws will not take away anyone’s citizenship.”  Then two things happened. 1.  The Belur Mutt lost no time in distancing itself from the Prime Minister’s position.  The…

Swami Vivekananda, one of India’s greatest Leaders
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Swami Vivekananda, one of India’s greatest Leaders

January 20, 2020

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Leadership has been defined in many ways and is possibly one of the most researched subjects in the world today. Though so much has been said and written, one finds it difficult to have a final word on the subject of leadership. Similarly, a lot has been written and said about…

Armed Forces… stay at arm’s distance
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Armed Forces… stay at arm’s distance

January 18, 2020

In the last few years, Army Chiefs and senior security personnel have met the Press and spoken quite candidly. And that interaction has dragged them into a public debate, interpretation and criticism which has become political fodder. Recently, the first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said, de-radicalisation camps are operating in the country…

No, these tablets are NOT fakes !
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No, these tablets are NOT fakes !

January 17, 2020

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD There is a video clip from an under-informed and over-enthusiastic news channel that is doing the rounds these days in YouTube and social media platforms that is screaming itself hoarse that India has been flooded with a new kind of fake plastic tablets that can ruin the health of…

Whatever you do, do it well…
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Whatever you do, do it well…

January 16, 2020

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A WhatsApp forward: When Abraham Lincoln became the President of America, his father was a shoe-maker. On the first day, as Lincoln entered the  Senate to give his inaugural address, a Senator stood up. He was a very rich aristocrat. He said, “Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget…

Musings on Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa’s defence of CAA — 2
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Musings on Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa’s defence of CAA — 2

January 14, 2020

[Continued from yesterday] The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore.”— Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer (1480-1521) As I mentioned yesterday in this column,     Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa, as if inspired by the philosophy of the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan quoted above, refused to…

Warning: A New Generation Rises
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Warning: A New Generation Rises

January 14, 2020

By T.J.S. George What is happening to our country?  Suddenly, it is a ship drifting in a storm, rudderless and captainless.  The brutality that was unleashed in JNU last week was unprecedented, more in-your-face than the violence that recently rocked Jamia Milia and Aligarh.  The goons, who beat up students and teachers at JNU, were…

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