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Money Honey
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Money Honey

December 19, 2020

By Vikram Muthanna Last week, we got some bitter news about something sweet. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) reported that when they subjected 13 prominent brands selling honey to a sophisticated test in Germany for adulteration, except three, all other brands failed. The only three brands that passed were Saffola, Markfed Sohna and…

Cow Laws & Peacock Justice !
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Cow Laws & Peacock Justice !

December 12, 2020

Karnataka’s BJP Government has resurrected the issue of cow protection as they are hungry for some “political fodder” and on Wednesday hurriedly passed the “Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill 2020” in the State Assembly.  Of course, the Bill is yet to pass the Legislative Council and get the Governor’s approval. But…

Musings on Raja Ravi Varma A Great Painter
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Musings on Raja Ravi Varma A Great Painter

December 6, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy India has the good fortune of having multi-coloured paintings of known as well as unknown painters. Actually painting started during the pre-historic period as evidenced at Chitradurga, Hirebenakur, Mirzapur and other places. Later Ajanta and Ellora paintings were discovered. In Simhala, Sigiriya became famous for multi-coloured paintings. In fact in…

Celebrities & Vaccines
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Celebrities & Vaccines

December 5, 2020

The Covid vaccines are finally here. Surprisingly, they didn’t evoke much jubilation. That’s because may be we have been emboldened by our recovery rates. So emboldened that some of us are wondering if we need this vaccine at all ! Of course, some others are just wary of vaccines, period.  Every Government since the invention…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

December 2, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about sea turtles and causes of their mortality By Maneka Gandhi I just found out that keeping turtles is illegal, where can I release my turtle? Never release a pet turtle into the wild. Turtles kept in captivity may not have the important nutrients they need to survive…

Tharoor-style non-stop stimulation
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Tharoor-style non-stop stimulation

December 1, 2020

By T.J.S. George Shashi Tharoor seems to be a non-stop writing machine.  He is a busy man — Member of Parliament, in-demand public speaker, international traveller and what not. In the midst of all that, he finds the time and the energy to turn out not just any book, but thick volumes full of research…

Tiring Justice
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Tiring Justice

November 28, 2020

Yesterday, the Supreme Court delivering its reason behind granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, in the abetment to suicide case, held that Courts should, “ensure that criminal law does not become a weapon for selective harassment of citizens.” Phew! Thank you SC for that judgement…but what’s the use? All we can…

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