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Time for Gandhi’s, Tagore’s India
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Time for Gandhi’s, Tagore’s India

January 7, 2020

By T.J.S. George Allow me to welcome the New Year with some old words.  Actually they are timeless words, always relevant.  They are reminders of our heritage, our possibilities and our shortcomings. Let them speak                 for themselves. M.K. Gandhi, January 1948: My fast, as I have stated in plain language, is undoubtedly on behalf of…

Maligning Savarkar to what purpose?
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Maligning Savarkar to what purpose?

January 6, 2020

On 15th of September, 2019, I attended a function arranged by Mysuru Literary Forum Charitable Trust at Hotel Southern Star where author and historian Vikram Sampath’s book on Veer Savarkar titled “Savarkar: Echoes from a Forgotten Past, 1883-1924” was released. After the function, I got an autographed book as a gift from the author with…

Exercising leadership to create a new Economic Order
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Exercising leadership to create a new Economic Order

January 6, 2020

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam There is so much talk today about the GDP and the economy not doing well across the political and business spectrum in the country. Discussions about the falling sales of cars, the sluggish real estate sector and NPAs of banks dominate the headlines.  If you look at the narrative around the…

Public outcry over Public Exam !
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Public outcry over Public Exam !

January 3, 2020

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The year was 1965 and I was a student of the seventh standard at St. Mary’s English Middle School. The academic year started with everyone I met cautioning me that I was now laden with the responsibility of facing a public examination. My parents, relatives, teachers and even Khader,…

New Year Resolution…
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New Year Resolution…

January 2, 2020

By N.K.A. Ballal,  Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A cold storage in the US. They employ about 200 and Mary Hoppins was also one of them. She had regular timings and was considered a pleasant  employee. One day, at about  5 pm, she found some discrepancy in the records and went to check the packages in…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

January 1, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives tips on how to keep a rescued bird warm at night? By Maneka Gandhi My cat is using the area outside of the litter box. This has never happened before. Why is it happening and what should I do? These common litter box problems could be repelling your…

In other words, who is lying?
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In other words, who is lying?

December 31, 2019

By T.J.S George The President of India in June 2019, six months ago: “My Government has decided to implement the process of NRC (National Register of Citizens).”  The Prime Minister of India in December 2019, just a few days ago: “My Government has never discussed the word NRC.” So whose Government is running the country?…

Digitalisation: Boon or Bane ?
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Digitalisation: Boon or Bane ?

December 26, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC One look at the giant  strides we have made at digitalisation, it is scary. You buy an electronic product and in three months it is outdated! For someone who has seen six decades of life, I can safely say that I am an outdated model.  As I was browsing…

Freedom struggle all over again
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Freedom struggle all over again

December 24, 2019

By T.J.S. George All of a sudden India is in the throes of a second independence movement.  Across the country, streets are aflame with rebellion, campuses are reverberating with protests, people are defying the law and thousands are getting arrested.  Just as it was when the nation fought British imperialism. A new swadeshi imperialism has…

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