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Another perspective of Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel
Columns

Another perspective of Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel

January 15, 2021

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel is in the news again. The Chairman of Jungle Lodges and Resorts (JLR), in his news briefing, wanted to have a Centenary celebration of the building which was commissioned in 1921 by our then Maharaja for the stay of Viceroy  which  never materialised. Excellent…

Is this what Democracy has come to?
Columns, Point of View

Is this what Democracy has come to?

January 12, 2021

By T.J.S. George Incredible things are happening in America.  An incumbent President refusing to vacate office is unheard-of. Donald Trump is doing what no US President has done in the past, indeed, what no Government head in a democracy has done.  The result is not just the crumbling of American democracy; physical attacks are taking…

God save America for the sake of Democracy
Columns, In Black & White

God save America for the sake of Democracy

January 9, 2021

The United States of America (USA), the global purveyor of Democracy took a hit to its democratic credentials as a group of rioters took over Capitol Building, the seat of the US Government. As the rioting unfolded, many had that “Schadenfreude” feeling, the joy one feels when something bad happens to a person they don’t…

Columnist thinks he  is God: Governor
Columns, Point of View

Columnist thinks he is God: Governor

January 5, 2021

 Arif Mohammed Khan, Governor of Kerala With apologies to readers, I would like to share this week’s column with Sri Arif Mohammed Khan, Governor of Kerala. He disapproved of some critical remarks I made about him and wrote: Dear Sri TJS George, I am writing this letter not to rebut what you have written in…

Understanding the Union budget
Columns

Understanding the Union budget

January 4, 2021

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam The Union budget of India arouses not only interest but passionate debate across the country.  From Corporate czars to the experts on television shows, to the man on the street, everyone likes to comment on the Union budget. Each one tends to see it from their own perspective and form opinions…

The Irwin Road Imbroglio
Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

The Irwin Road Imbroglio

January 3, 2021

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The very short but undoubtedly the most important and busiest stretch of the Irwin Road that runs across the main business hub of our city is now thankfully open to traffic, although I cannot say for how long it will remain so. I say this because with some more…

COVID Wordplay
Columns, Coronavirus Update, In Black & White

COVID Wordplay

December 26, 2020

In modern times, apart from the World War years, there probably has never been so much global anticipation, anxiety and hope for a New Year as there is for the year 2021. Also, there has never been such urgency for a year to end as this year, 2020.  Everyone feared Y2K. The year 2000 was…

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