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The State as a conspiracy ?
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The State as a conspiracy ?

By TJS George As Chief Ministers go, K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is in a class of his own. He is known as an effective speaker and he is a good tactician. These were factors in the success of his mission to carve Telangana out of the original Andhra Pradesh. His decision to dissolve the assembly…

Indians’ Superman Complex
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Indians’ Superman Complex

Last Friday, 62 people died and 90 were injured in Punjab when Train No. 74943 from Jalandhar to Amritsar ploughed through a crowd that had gathered for a Ram Leela event. And where had the people gathered to watch Ravan’s effigy burn? On the Railway tracks! Now, who is to be blamed for this tragedy?…

Love Your Work…
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Love Your Work…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story from our mythology: Arjuna once asked Krishna, “Lord, why do people consider Karna more generous than Yudhistira? Neither have refused whatever has been asked for irrespective of whoever has asked for it; so why is Karna considered greater than Yudhistira? The Lord said with a…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how to calm a hyper dog and is it okay to give mind-calming medicines to them for composure? By Maneka Gandhi What is CPV and how it can be fatal to dogs? Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a highly contagious and  infectious disease that can be fatal for dogs….

A crown Prince warns the world
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A crown Prince warns the world

By T.J.S. George Saudi Arabia’s attempts to play innocent in the murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi flopped from the start. Even Saudi supporter Donald Trump initially expressed dismay and called for “severe punishment” if Khashoggi was killed. In turn Saudi Arabia’s effective ruler Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) threatened to “respond to any action…

Of Common Salt and Common Sense !
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Of Common Salt and Common Sense !

If the salt loseth its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? —Bible For want of a nail the Kingdom was lost,” is a proverb, reminding that seemingly unimportant acts or omissions can have grave and unforeseen consequences. It refers to the horse-shoe nail. Seemingly unimportant but it crippled the horse and led to the loss…

Dasara during Vijayanagar period
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Dasara during Vijayanagar period

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Dasara is one of the most popular festivals in India but celebrated in a variety of ways in different parts of the country. The underlying factor is victory of good over evil, which has been our motto from the…

#MeToo
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#MeToo

Predators swarm places where there’s prey. And that’s what happened in the recently held Dasara Street Festival. The well-intentioned Open Street Fest sadly became a hot bed for molesters. The lack of light and easy access to Police personnel emboldened the perverts. To make matters worse, media and Police instead of debating about how to…

Haksar Files. What About Others ?
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Haksar Files. What About Others ?

By T.J.S. George History lies hidden in government files. Hidden because, while modern democracies declassify records after a reasonably brief period of time, India sits on them, sometimes for ever. Occasionally, a gold mine of files falls into the hands of a creative mind and we see a glittering universe of information opening up in…

Purr…fume
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Purr…fume

Just a few days ago, it was reported that Avni had turned a man-eater. Now, before your sick mind starts Googling “Avni eats man”, please know that Avni is a tigress and not a porn star. Avni has developed a taste for human flesh and has mauled to death nearly a dozen humans around Pandharkawada…

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