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Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about  Professional Dog Walker and how to stop a dog from chewing certain objects The people who own the flat downstairs are never there. They live abroad and come back in the winter, three months later. They keep a dog who howls the whole day. He is taken…

Pathetic plight of Coalition Govt.
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Pathetic plight of Coalition Govt.

Going by the latest political developments in our State, somehow I feel that my musings written in this same column on May 15, 2018,  under the title ‘Pride goes before the Fall: Musings on Congress defeat in Karnataka’ literally fits to present political scenario. Considering the current political unrest and the blame game that has…

That infamous Bishop back again
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That infamous Bishop back again

By T.J.S. George Finally, Kerala’s sensational nun-rape case will move another step forward this week. Charges against the libidinous Bishop Franco Mulakkal will come up for hearing in a Magistrate’s Court.  Resourceful parties like this Jalandhar Bishop have different ways in which they can make things drag on. But, however snail-like the progress, there is…

Budget Thoughts
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Budget Thoughts

By Vikram Muthanna Like most Indians I too watch the Union budget. But usually by the end of the Finance Minister’s speech I feel like I have understood nothing and end up feeling like I have a learning disability. Finally my perception of a budget is reduced to — “what has gotten costlier and what…

Justice, Sri Rama-Style !
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Justice, Sri Rama-Style !

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC This is a rarely told story of an incident in Ramayana, as narrated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.  The story of a dog demanding Justice. Do take it with a pinch of salt, since in this story dogs could talk and demand justice! But the underlying message was something…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives information about parakeets, parrots and budgerigars By Maneka Gandhi My pet parakeet’s nares and cere are crusty. What does that mean? The most common reason for this condition is a mite called Knemidokoptes. This usually appears as a fuzzy or crusty overgrowth of the tissue of the cere…

Do not endorse lynchings, please
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Do not endorse lynchings, please

By T.J.S. George In a democracy, a working majority is better than a brute majority.  This is especially so in a country like India where the structure of Democracy is honoured while the spirit is not. The effects of the brute majority enjoyed by the present government have been unhealthy as the actions and statements…

Measuring Leadership Outcomes
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Measuring Leadership Outcomes

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Leadership and leadership outcomes are indeed difficult to define and measure. Though there is a lot of literature on this subject, the fact remains that very little is actually known. Though many yardsticks have been developed to measure leadership outcomes, some of the widely accepted ones are answers to the following…

Rudrapatna Shamasastry  and Oriental Research Library
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Rudrapatna Shamasastry and Oriental Research Library

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Rudrapatna Shamasastry, who discovered the palm leaf manuscript of Kautilya’s Arthashastra became a celebrity all over the world overnight. Perhaps this has no parallel in the history of literature in any of the languages known to us. Rudrapatnam has…

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