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Why do the rich turn terrorist ?
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Why do the rich turn terrorist ?

By T.J.S. George The suicide bombers, who wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka, were all set to strike in Kerala too. Clearly,  networks exist without borders and contacts are continuous.  The ISIS, alleged to be the main player in the attacks, has links in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.  The Lankan ally which actually pulled the trigger,…

Not leading all the time
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Not leading all the time

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam The world is used to describing people as ‘leaders.’ Very few realise that it is not about being a leader but having the ability to exercise leadership. Being a leader is intuitively understood, but exercising leadership is not something that one can easily relate to.  We are more prone to see…

Cyclone Musings
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Cyclone Musings

Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha yesterday. She has been the strongest cyclone storm in 20 years to hit the country. While it is unfortunate that eight people lost their lives we must appreciate both the State Government of Odisha and the Central Government for learning  lessons from what happened 20 years ago when over…

Holiday Designers: The latest trend
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Holiday Designers: The latest trend

By N.K.A. Ballal,  Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has predicted that India will account for 50 million out-bound tourists by 2020 — a sharp increase from the present figure of 25 million. The same report says that Indian tourists  are among the highest spenders per visit  in the world  and…

Election Surprises. More Coming
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Election Surprises. More Coming

By T.J.S. George The most traumatic part of India’s elections is the post-vote waiting — a whole month this time.  BP levels go up even for those not involved in politics because the results are going to affect everyone’s life.  Tensions are especially high in the present case because there is going to be a…

Raja Ravi Varma: The Emperor of Painting
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Raja Ravi Varma: The Emperor of Painting

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore There are hundreds of painters all over the world but Ravi Varma belongs to the royalty of Kerala. This may be compared to His Highness Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, the Maharaja of Mysore who was a Music Composer. Ravi Varma was…

Superhero Obsession
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Superhero Obsession

The movie, Avengers : Endgame was released yesterday and ticket bookings were “ferocious and enormous” as described by CEO of the Multiplex chain PVR Pictures Ltd.  Some theatres even ran 24×7 to accommodate the demand !  In recent times superhero movies have become an obsession and all are afflicted. Yesterday parents gave permission to their…

Staying away from Steroids!
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Staying away from Steroids!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The last article I wrote was about how some unscrupulous medical practitioners, both qualified and unqualified, rampantly use a group of drugs called steroids to effect quick miracle cures and impress patients while at the same time endangering and sometimes even completely ruining their lives. After writing that, I…

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