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COVID Wordplay
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COVID Wordplay

December 26, 2020

In modern times, apart from the World War years, there probably has never been so much global anticipation, anxiety and hope for a New Year as there is for the year 2021. Also, there has never been such urgency for a year to end as this year, 2020.  Everyone feared Y2K. The year 2000 was…

Splendour of ancient city Balligave in Shivamogga
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Splendour of ancient city Balligave in Shivamogga

December 26, 2020

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore About ten years ago myself and my friends planned to visit some interesting places in Shivamogga town. It was also our desire to visit Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Shivamogga Kendra. We learnt that Balligave is very near and hence we…

Of  Journalism and Journalists !
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Of Journalism and Journalists !

December 24, 2020

Is Indian media divided ideologically, like political parties? Newspapers, magazines, TV channels and social media have all come under the scrutiny not so much of the users of these news sources as from those so-called intellectuals and ideologues who are per se classified as Right Liberals and Left Liberals.  While the Left Liberals call   …

Pet Talk
Pet Talk

Pet Talk

December 23, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about chickens, their diet and their routine Do I need to bathe my chickens? No! Chickens take dust baths that keep them clean and free of pests. Do cats attack chickens? In the vast majority of cases, no, but you do hear of this once in a while….

Decline & fall of the Congress. Again
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Decline & fall of the Congress. Again

December 22, 2020

By T.J.S. George Kapil Sibal, distinguished legal luminary who is also an ardent Congressman, said recently: “People don’t see Congress as an alternative to the existing Government. We lost all by-elections in Gujarat. In some UP Constituencies, Congress candidates got less than 2 percent votes. Three candidates in Gujarat lost their deposits.” He must have…

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…

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