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Pet Talk

October 7, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about turtles and its behaviour Do turtles smell? Turtles can smell musty and fishy. Their habitats can become breeding grounds for bacteria and odour-causing organisms. They excrete in their surrounding water and thus the water gets very dirty very quickly and requires frequent cleaning to prevent bacteria build-up….

Inhumane
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Inhumane

October 3, 2020

On September 14, in the Hathras district of Western Uttar Pradesh a mother found her 19-year-old daughter lying naked in a field with her tongue protruding from her mouth. The young girl’s eyes were bloodshot and she was bleeding from her mouth. The mother then noticed bleeding in the groin area; she quickly covered her…

SPB, a gentle giant
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SPB, a gentle giant

October 1, 2020

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A legend of music is no more. I really do not know if there is any other adjective to describe someone who has 40,000-plus songs in 14 languages to his credit. Many of these songs were sung free to help a friend  in distress  too.   The pandemic, which…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

September 30, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about chicken — its diet, playtime, illness & more By Maneka Gandhi How to play with a chick? It’s important to the health of your chick that she receives plenty of attention from you. Chicks are friendly and curious and can form a bond with you. In addition,…

Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa: A legend in his own lifetime among novelists —2
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Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa: A legend in his own lifetime among novelists —2

September 29, 2020

[Continued from yesterday] We the readers of this book ‘Namma Bhyrappanavaru’ get to know what were the benefits derived by Dr. Bhyrappa’s readers, who had suffered the same kind of poverty, hardship, personal deprivations and humiliations like the characters in the story. ‘Bitthi’ was his autobiography and too melancholic to begin with and yet that…

Puff and Prejudice
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Puff and Prejudice

September 26, 2020

The Sushant Singh Rajput case has slid from being just a murder investigation to a drug bust.  One wonders if this investigation has ended up exposing middle-class India’s prejudice, hypocrisy and Victorian prudishness?  To begin with Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant’s girlfriend, has been portrayed like a typical movie ‘Vampy-Villainess,’ the woman who drugged her lover to…

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