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Manikkavachakar whose words are rubies
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Manikkavachakar whose words are rubies

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Ancient and medieval South India abounds in saints whose main concern was to guide the people towards ethical and purposeful life. Some of these saints who flourished in Tamil Nadu moved with the people of that land and also…

Gaddappa… A follicular adventure
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Gaddappa… A follicular adventure

Moustache and beard are the new fashion trends. Half the Indian cricket team sports a beard and a moustache. Even our Prime Minister sports a well-manicured facial foliage. But why are so many young boys sporting a full face of hair these days? Is it a fashion statement or could it be a crisis of…

Dengue: The Dilemma and the Drama
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Dengue: The Dilemma and the Drama

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD There is no denying the fact that our city is facing the very real problem of thousands of people suffering from a very rampant wave of fevers that frequently end in much morbidity and even mortality. Almost every household has someone who has recently gone through or is going…

Exorcise people from the ghost of superstition; Support Siddharamaiah whole-heartedly
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Exorcise people from the ghost of superstition; Support Siddharamaiah whole-heartedly

Sincere and honest persons earn their living by sincere and honest work. Dishonest persons do so by cheating those who work and earn. To the category of dishonest parasites who thrive by cheating the credulous among honest workers belong the teachers, preachers and priests of dubious religions and cults; Mystics, Saints, Arahants and Sidhas who…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains why dogs lick their owners? Why do dogs lick their owners? Dogs lick their pack members and us for many reasons. Sometimes we have tiny food particles that they can taste, and beyond that, dogs enjoy the salt on our skin. Mothers lick puppy anuses…

BJP’s coup may send a nice man to Rashtrapathi Bhavan; but questions remain about politics by caste
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BJP’s coup may send a nice man to Rashtrapathi Bhavan; but questions remain about politics by caste

By T.J.S. George In political and strategic terms, the BJP leadership staged the equivalent of a coup d’etat when it nominated Ram Nath Kovind for President. The choice killed three birds with one stone. Bird No.1: The Opposition parties’ unity against the ruling dispensation. Not only did Bihar’s Nitish Kumar break rank to support the…

YOGA
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YOGA

Mysuru lost to Ahmedabad in making it into the Guinness Book of Records for the most number of people performing yoga in a single location. It’s unfortunate but kudos to Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep and the numerous organisations for conducting such a huge event. It was a great way to evoke interest in yoga. But…

The Joy and Spirit of Ramazan !
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The Joy and Spirit of Ramazan !

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD In the year 2009, in this very same column I had written an article about Ramazan, the ninth and perhaps the most well known  month of the Islamic calendar. Thanks to the requests of my numerous non-Muslim friends who want to know more about this very ‘visible’ month, I…

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