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Privatise Lalitha Mahal Hotel
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Privatise Lalitha Mahal Hotel

…but ensure it is given to Taj Group or Welcome Group to save its Heritage character and fame By N.K.A. Ballal,  Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel, the snob hotel of Mysuru, is in news again. This palatial hotel, consisting of 54 rooms, was handed over to ITDC in 1971. One of the…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka details on Cataract, Pseudo-Pregnancy and Anisocoria in cats By Maneka Gandhi I recently noticed a discolouration in the centre of a 4-month-old kitten’s eye — it’s like a cloudy circle but has no discharge or irritation to the eye? An opacity in the lens of the eye is most…

Expect new levels of Patriotism
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Expect new levels of Patriotism

By T.J.S. George No Parliament got off to a more disgraceful start than the one in session now.  The Prime Minister struck a high note when he said that the Opposition should not worry about numbers, that their viewpoints would be honoured. Formalities finished, mayhem began.  Oath-taking turned into a political tamasha.  If one MP…

Ambassador Nazareth, a true Gandhian
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Ambassador Nazareth, a true Gandhian

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Recently we were invited to attend an international convocation in Mysuru city. The graduating students were mostly from universities abroad. They, wearing conventional gowns and hoods, were full of joy as it was a red-letter day in their lives….

My Truck Driving Days!
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My Truck Driving Days!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Last week I told you about the time long ago, when I drove buses and today I will be telling you about how as a young boy I used to drive trucks and also about how I came to acquire a driving licence for heavy transport vehicles. Incidentally, after…

Save Kodagu from over-tourism
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Save Kodagu from over-tourism

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Aaj ka taaja khabar: The tourist  spots, Nainital, Rishikesh and Haridwar have been  submerged. Not by nature but by tourists! The unusually hot weather conditions in North India combined with holidays, these Hill Stations have been completely submerged by tourists. All the hotels are overflowing so much so…

Pet Talk
Columns, Pet Talk

Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how to take care of baby squirrels, explains about respiratory illnesses in horses, behaviour of rabbits and more By Maneka Bandhi A man down the road has several donkeys that he uses for carrying bricks. One donkey limps. He also has some pus in his hooves. What should…

Musings on 17th Parliament: Opposition left licking the wounds
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Musings on 17th Parliament: Opposition left licking the wounds

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sage advice to all new MPs while addressing the Press yesterday:  “With the new MPs comes new hopes, new aspirations and new determination to serve. When we come to the Parliament we should forget Paksha (Ruling Party) and Vipaksha (Opposition Party). We should think about Nishpaksh spirit (objective neutrality).” The first…

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