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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about depression in dogs and post operation requirements after neutering pet? What is fish food made of? The food for aquarium freshwater fishes is: Dry food: It includes flakes, pellets and sticks. Flakes and sticks are often low in fibre and can cause constipation, therefore…

Thunderous lessons from Gujarat
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Thunderous lessons from Gujarat

By TJS George The reactions to the Gujarat election results were as boastful as the campaign rhetoric was hypocritical, proving yet again that politicians never learn anything. The BJP’s leaders were full of exaggerated claims. Congress voices were similar though the exaggerations were more modest. The khachra parties that should not have been in the…

Salutations to Saint Kanakadasa
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Salutations to Saint Kanakadasa

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore South India in general and Karnataka in particular abounds in contemporary or near contemporary saints who are still a religious force. Recently (6.11.2017) the birth anniversary of Saint Kanakadasa was celebrated with religious fervour in many parts of Karnataka…

2G Flop Show
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2G Flop Show

Raja’s 1996 election promise was “Oru kilo arisi oru ruba, oru hello 50 paisa” (1 kilo rice 1 rupee, one hello on the phone 50 paisa). Ironic that he was put in jail for a phone-related scam. Many thought he was done for, but Andimuthu Raja, who was first summoned for questioning by the CBI…

American Dreams – 1
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American Dreams – 1

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC It is exactly five months now. The time I have put pen on paper, literally. Tried it in the US where I had gone for a holiday but failed miserably. There is a folk story of Vikramaditya’s  throne which reads like this: A  simple and illiterate cowherd saw…

How ego politics help the enemy
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How ego politics help the enemy

By TJS George Small minds can create big dislocations in a democracy. When Prakash Karat says that the CPM’s purity cannot be diluted by association with bourgeois parties, when Sharad Pawar fields 72 candidates in Gujarat knowing that he cannot go beyond single digits, when Mayawati, who put up 163 candidates in 2012 and scored 0…

Honorary Doctorate has no Honour anymore
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Honorary Doctorate has no Honour anymore

A few days ago, a University located in Cyber Space, yes it literally is a Virtual University, gave not 1 not 10 but 30 Honorary Doctorates! Wow! We didn’t know there were so many people who have done such impactful work for the society. The event was presided by senior academicians and I wondered if…

Pet Talk
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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains, how study of animal faeces can be helpful and also about the harmful effects of fireworks on animals. Why do scientists study animal faeces? Faeces can be a treasure trove of information about wildlife. The teeth and hair contained inside a carnivore’s excrement can reveal…

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