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Now, sad things about democracy
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Now, sad things about democracy

By T.J.S. George Two days from today, India will change.  That change will affect the country’s fundamentals. If the BJP wins a majority, the ongoing attempts to recast the soul of India will be triumphantly accelerated, altering the original DNA that was configured by the nation’s founding fathers.  If a non-BJP coalition gets control, our…

Leadership lessons from a Tribal Chieftain
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Leadership lessons from a Tribal Chieftain

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Mudalimadiah is a very senior and respected chieftain of the Kadukuruba tribe. Though I have known him since the time I went to Brahmagiri in 1987, we got to be close friends only after 1996. This was the time we had started engaging with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) about…

Salutations to two Acharyas
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Salutations to two Acharyas

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore This country is studded with hundreds of religious teachers specially known as Acharyas. Acharya is not just a teacher or a Professor in a University but a Saint who guides the people. There may be minor or major differences…

Press Conference: Who needs it ?
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Press Conference: Who needs it ?

Yesterday Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined BJP President Amit Shah at a press conference called by the latter. Many of us hoped the journalists would ask him questions and PM Modi would destroy those questions with élan, deploying his abundance of confidence, cache of facts and inimitable sarcasm but nothing happened !  All we got…

Racing Ahead… Set your own goals
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Racing Ahead… Set your own goals

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A beautiful message I saw in my WhatsApp. I thought of sharing it with SOM readers: I was jogging this morning and I noticed a person about half-a-km ahead. I could guess he was running a little slower than me and that made me feel good. I said…

India’s great reformer Modi
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India’s great reformer Modi

He is changing the politics and economics of India after 72 years of Independence When the American weekly news magazine TIME dated May 20, 2019 came out with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photograph on the cover with the title India’s Divider In Chief, a vast majority of Modi loyalists apparently did not approve of the…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives tips on training rabbit and deodorising the rabbit cage and keeping the home smell rabbit-free. By Maneka Gandhi How do I litter train my rabbit? You can litter-train your bunny, but, spaying or neutering must come first. It is almost impossible to litter train an unspayed or unneutered…

The transmitter of civilisation
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The transmitter of civilisation

By T.J.S. George In the way he lived and interacted with others in everyday life, N.R. Madhava Menon was a very ordinary man.  His extraordinariness came out when his mind opened up. He pioneered a new approach to law education which at once became the standard across the country.  The very name he coined,  Law…

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