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Musings on developing relationship
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Musings on developing relationship

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A typical interview scene: being a  quasi-Government servant, working in a PSU, I have sat down as a member of innumerable  interview boards.  When I look back at some of the interviews, I feel ashamed. Lot of times I have rejected candidates, just because I did not like…

Judge’s Day of Judgement: A scandalous Saturday for our Supreme Court
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Judge’s Day of Judgement: A scandalous Saturday for our Supreme Court

Exercise restraint and remove such material which is undesirable… act responsibly as is expected from them and accordingly decide what should or should not be published as wild and scandalous allegations undermine and irreparably damage the reputation and negate independence of the judiciary. — Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Arun Mishra, while passing order on…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how herbivorous animals recognise poisonous plants from non-poisonous By Maneka Gandhi While eating, how do herbivorous animals recognise the poisonous plants from non-poisonous plants? Herbivores learn by watching their mothers, and other group members, eating. Herbivores must continuously taste foods, even familiar foods in familiar environments, as the…

Trust level down, cash is King
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Trust level down, cash is King

By T.J.S. George The wonder that is Indian elections is losing some of its wonderness.  Statistically, of course, it remains a marvel — 880 million voters (total US population is 328 million), 11 million election workers, 2 million voting machines, 2,300 registered parties.  But the pride we had in the honourableness of the process has…

Leading Communities…
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Leading Communities…

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Kamakshi and her life is an inspiration not just to women, but to all people engaged in the endeavour of human development. I got to know of her through one of my colleagues who interacts with her on a regular basis. Kamakshi and her family reside in Shanbhoganahalli in Hunsur taluk…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how an injured bird should be handled and also gives information on Marek’s disease By Maneka Gandhi Should I keep my injured bird outside in the playground during the day, or in my balcony? Keeping the injured bird out in the open should be avoided because it will…

Lies, cash, liquor and elections
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Lies, cash, liquor and elections

By T.J.S. George Winston Churchill told us that it wasn’t polite to refer to lies as lies, that we should be cultured enough to call them terminological inexactitudes. But such phraseological definitudes do not apply to party manifestos in India’s hit-and-run democracy. BJP Spokesmen call Congress manifesto a pack of lies and Congressmen describe BJP…

Sri Ramachandra An Ideal Person
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Sri Ramachandra An Ideal Person

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore The great poet Maharshi Valmiki has immortalised Sri Ramachandra. Actually Maharshi Valmiki asks Narada a question ‘Was/is there a human being who is of excellent character, who is capable of heroism, who knows the secret of dharma and a…

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