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Dasara Dreams & Depredations
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Dasara Dreams & Depredations

Dasara is here. The city will cover itself with light and gaiety in the celebration of this festival from Sept. 21 to Sept. 30. Lakhs of people will converge on this city testing its infrastructure and ability to feed as many mouths with Dasara special delicacies. Personally I feel that of the over 40 Dasara…

50 years of Freedom and Failures
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

50 years of Freedom and Failures

Going back 20 years, on this 70th year of our Independence, Star of Mysore produces here the Abracadabra published on 14th Aug. 1997, the eve of India’s 50th year of independence, for your reading pleasure.—Ed This is an occasion for important magazines and newspapers all over the world to write about India’s 50 years of…

Shivapura Flag Satyagraha
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Shivapura Flag Satyagraha

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore I was a child when India attained freedom from the British in 1947 and even at that age I was electrified by the joy of becoming free under the guidance of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar…

A visit to Passport Seva Kendra
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A visit to Passport Seva Kendra

Most of us dread facing a Government official or stepping into a Government office, the reason being anything to do with Government can be time-consuming, stressful, belittling and a traumatic experience.  So I was fearful when I was told that I have to go to the Bengaluru Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) to get pages added…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains why Gau Mutra (Cow’s urine) is considered to be pure and healthy? Is milking painful for cows, goats and sheep? In natural conditions, the udder would never get to the point where it was painful because the calf would drink the milk at regular intervals….

MOTHER
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

MOTHER

There cannot be a more beautiful and unforgettable word in english language, for that matter in any language, than the word MOTHER. A mother’s love for her child from its birth to the end of her life is unparalleled, unconditional and non-negotiable; no matter how bad her child is. He could be a king but…

A strong man gets his due, but BJP betrays a greed  for one-party power. That’s dangerous for India
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A strong man gets his due, but BJP betrays a greed for one-party power. That’s dangerous for India

By TJS George D.K.Shivakumar is Karnataka’s most formidable politician. He is also the most feared. There are many in Karnataka, including senior Congress leaders, who see him as a liability in public life. Currently the State’s Energy Minister, he is recognised by all as a muscle-man, fixer, campaign manager, crowd mobiliser, money bag and general…

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