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Listen to your heart and decide
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Listen to your heart and decide

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A simple story narrated by Gopal Das: A vegetable vendor put up a board near his cart, “Fresh vegetables sold here” to attract new customers to his cart. A man came up to him and said, we have seen you sell vegetables and most of the times it…

Why Karunanidhi was important
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Why Karunanidhi was important

By T.J.S. George With M. Karunanidhi’s death, a chapter turns in history. That is rare because most political leaders constitute mere footnotes in history, let alone a page. Karunanidhi was more a cultural reformer than a politician, a recognition that led people to confer on him the popular title of Kalaignar, man of the arts…

Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!
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Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD It was distressing to read reports that thousands of birds’ nests, eggs and hatchlings at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary were washed away recently when the floodgates of the KRS Dam were opened to let out the water that exceeded its storage capacity. This is not the first time that…

Marriage, a gentle reminder of vows taken
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Marriage, a gentle reminder of vows taken

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A very interesting story. Courtesy: Facebook. After seven years of marriage, my wife was a changed person. She stopped smiling, sometimes she would smile at the children. She stopped cooking my favourite dishes and became absolutely indifferent towards me. She even would not ask how my day was…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about the diet for baby bird, puppy and pet goat. The mother bird is not in the nest with her eggs. Has she abandoned them? Birds almost always return to their nest and resume incubating after they’ve been scared off. The parents may also periodically…

Start with how to make a rifle
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Start with how to make a rifle

By T.J.S. George, We pay a price when we let other countries set our pace. One day Donald Trump includes India in the list of those “who are robbing America” and threatens to levy high taxes on “thousands and thousands” of Indian motorcycles imported into America. This was when India cut duty on the glamorous…

Destination Shaadi
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Destination Shaadi

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Marriages are made in heaven is an old saying. But at present the most preferred marriage destination in India is Udaipur [a royal heritage city in Rajasthan]. A recent survey conducted ahead of the 5th Travel Wedding Show indicated that Udaipur with a clear 25 percent is the…

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