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Glorious Suttur Jathre
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Glorious Suttur Jathre

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore The Kannada word Jathre (Jathra) is derived from the Sanskrit word Yatra and it is generally associated with a God, Goddess or a Saint or Jagadguru of a Mutt. In our country, Jathres are held at important Holy places…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains about animals and birds’ smartness Human beings think they are smarter than all animals because they can use tools. Can any animal use tools as well? Almost every animal. And it has taken the human thousands of years to realise that, so that makes us…

Indian Tax Savers’ Plea To Govt.
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Indian Tax Savers’ Plea To Govt.

We pay tax so that the Government provides us with infrastructure needed for leading a comfortable and quality life. These infrastructures are, for example, uninterrupted quality power supply, water supply, good roads, security of life and property,  quality health and education service. The demagogic speeches of politicians, often delivered loudly and with great flourish, may…

Princes in Politics? (Not Patiala)
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Princes in Politics? (Not Patiala)

By TJS George There’s something about royalty that excites the popular mind. Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadej reigned from 1946 to 2016 to become the world’s longest reigning monarch; he was so popular that when he died, Thais wept. Japan’s ruling Emperor Akihito, the 125th in history’s longest royal line (beginning from 660 BCE), has got permission…

Tradition of South Indian Coinage
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Tradition of South Indian Coinage

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore South India, comprising  Karnataka, Andhra, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, has a distinctive system of coinage from ancient times which continued till recently when the Britishers introduced almost a common system of coinage for the entire country with some exceptions…

Human Beasts and Helpless Animals
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Human Beasts and Helpless Animals

On Tuesday, selfie-obsession took another life. This time it was not suicidal. It was murder. On Monday an eight-month-old elephant calf with fever strayed near a village in Gundulpet with its mother. The villagers raised a ruckus and pelted stones at them. The mother and calf ran for their life. The mother made it back…

American Dreams – 3
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American Dreams – 3

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC [Continued from Dec. 28] I travelled about 2,500 miles by road across the US. No humps and unbelievable, only one pothole, and that too in a car park. I was curious to know as to how these roads are maintained so well in spite of such a heavy…

Dynastic Democracy ?
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Dynastic Democracy ?

Welcome People’s Democracy Actors, sportspersons and athletes change their roles seamlessly, smoothly when their top-form, heydays, of glory begin to fade and they appear before us in a different avatar. One such among many is Ashwini Nachappa, a former athlete, an accidental film star and the one who has done proud to Kodava community. I…

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