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Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about ammonia poisoning in aquarium, insects intelligence and about identifying real and fake fur. How to treat ammonia poisoning in aquarium water? 25 – 50% water change; • Use chemical to neutralize ammonia; • Discontinue or reduce feeding; • Lower pH below 7.0. If the…

Nature strikes terror in Kodagu
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Nature strikes terror in Kodagu

District Administration lacks professional approach; Mysore Citizens Forum visits Relief Centres Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. — Leo Tolstoy On August 22, 2018, Wednesday, a dozen members representing Mysore Citizens Forum (Mysuru Nagarikara Vedike) headed by Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt went to Kodagu…

The Best and the Worst on Show
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The Best and the Worst on Show

By T.J.S. George, How many will learn how many lessons from the floods that devastated Kerala and Kodagu? The most important lesson is bound to go unlearned — that, ultimately, these were again examples of Nature collapsing under the impact of human greed. We were warned of it five years ago when cloudbursts and landslides…

KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS
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KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS

By Vikram Muthanna While everyone was busy mourning Vajpayee’s death, tragedy struck Kodagu as rains and landslides swallowed everything — humans, livestock, coffee estates, vehicles and homes. On the evening of August 18, I got a call from Kushalnagar where my uncle informed me that he had taken in three families as floods made their…

Rat race, is it worth it?
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Rat race, is it worth it?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Sometime back I had met a girl studying in 9th std. living nearby during summer holidays.  She had mentioned to me that she was interested in taking coaching for badminton and swimming. But later on I came to know she was busy the whole summer attending coaching classes…

The Prime Minister as Gentleman
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The Prime Minister as Gentleman

By T.J.S. George My Lord, Never let me climb so high that I’m unable to embrace a stranger. The humanism in Atal Bihari Vajpayee made him taller than a Prime Minister. In the vastness of his mind the ephemerality of political glory counted for what it was. He once said: You might become an ex-Prime…

A Statesman and a Survivor
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A Statesman and a Survivor

Vajpayee is gone and everyone has good things to say about him, even the Opposition. He was the first Prime Minister with no connection to the Congress and coincidentally, it was Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister who, impressed with Vajpayee’s oratory skills, said in 1957: “This young man will one day become the country’s…

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