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English Kanglish
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English Kanglish

Last week I received a video clip on WhatsApp titled “Special English from Mysore Mayor.” The clip showed the Mayor replying to questions in English, posed by an English news channel during Dasara.  Indeed, the Mayor’s English was bad, but I did feel sympathetic towards him. The comments posted on the clip were condescending and…

Significance of Naraka Chaturdashi
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Significance of Naraka Chaturdashi

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Deepavali translated as festival of lights is a three-day celebration.  The first day is Naraka Chaturdashi, the second day is New Moon Day (Lakshmi Puja) and the third day is Balipadyami.  All our festivals generally have a mythological background…

Ex-Minister calls Bureaucracy Bad and Repents!
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Ex-Minister calls Bureaucracy Bad and Repents!

Last evening I journeyed to Rangayana, like it was a pilgrimage, to see Pandit Rajeev Taranath, the Sarod Maestro par-excellence, whose birthday it was. The venue, a small auditorium Bhoomigeeta, was overflowing with music connoisseurs, Taranath’s old friends and admirers. I was one among them. The programme was to celebrate Karnataka’s celebrated Sarod Maestro’s 85th…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains how do make a disposable temporary shelter for a stray dog during winter? Can dogs be relocated on RWAs requests? Under stray dog management rules, it’s illegal for an individual, RWA or estate management to remove or relocate dogs. The dogs have to be sterilised…

Dreading Justice
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Dreading Justice

In November 2013, a Special CBI Court in Ghaziabad, headed by a Judge, who was to retire that month, left with a judgement that has come back to embarrass him. Judge Shyam Lal had declared that Dr. Nupur and Dr. Rajesh Talwar, parents of Aarushi, were guilty of murdering their daughter and their house help…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks  about cause, symptom and cure for Mange in dogs. What causes Mange in dogs? Mange is a skin disease caused by several species of tiny mites. Some mange mites are normal residents of your dog’s skin and hair follicles, while others are not. All mites…

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