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Monsoon Mayhem
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Monsoon Mayhem

The monsoon season in India is about ushering in hope, prosperity and wealth. But in India’s urban concrete jungles, monsoon is a nightmare and requires great survival skills. One good heavy rain and urban India plunges into chaos. Shamefully, the most affected are the big cities like Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru — cities where nation’s…

A Tale of Three Conferences!
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A Tale of Three Conferences!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Last fortnight I happened to be in Bengaluru with my family on a weekend visit. We were there with a two-fold purpose. While I was there to attend an International Conference on Diabetes, my family was there to get its weekend dose of relaxation and rest! My daughter, Sarah…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains what can children learn by having a pet? Are horses as good as dogs in picking up body language of humans? Research says that horses are good at picking up human body language. But like dogs, and humans too, it depends on their proximity to…

Homage to Karmayogi Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji
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Homage to Karmayogi Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Gowri and Ganesha festivals have been celebrated in many parts of South India with religious fervour and environmentalists have been urging people not to use idols which are decorated by chemical paints. This is a good suggestion and everyone…

Dadagiri of Babagiri…!
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Dadagiri of Babagiri…!

The first time I heard of Dera Sacha Sauda was in 2008 when Mysuru Assistant Commissioner issued notice to the sect for violating the Karnataka Land Revenue Act. The sect had bought agricultural land in Kalasthawadi village near Siddalingapura on  Bengaluru-Mysuru highway and built huge structures without alienating the land. Interestingly, back then the Dera…

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