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Is there honesty in journalism?
Columns

Is there honesty in journalism?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Journalism, a noble profession, the Fourth Estate as it is called, is based on honest reporting as its basic premise and accuracy of reporting as its weapon. If this is not adhered to, this profession also becomes another business where only profits matter. Then why is it that…

A good 36 years ago with R. Gundu Rao………….
Hocus-Pocus

A good 36 years ago with R. Gundu Rao………….

Last week I happened to meet an old friend in Kodagu after a long time. Maneyapanda Mohan (in pic) to his friends and relatives aka Muthanna. A lively person always, ‘hail the fellow well met’ kind. In the 80s, he was the President of Gonikoppa APMC who turned it into a profit-making body for the…

Paris, Here I Come — 4
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy

Paris, Here I Come — 4

Can storied urn, or animated bust, Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath? Can honor’s voice provoke the silent dust, Or flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death? —————- The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth, e’er gave, Await alike th’ inevitable hour. The paths…

The Judgement
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy

The Judgement

The judgement of the Supreme Court yesterday in the Disproportionate Assets (DA) case against late J. Jayalalithaa, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, her personal aide-friend and other two, convicting the accused after 21 years is no consolation to the people of India about our justice system except to heave a warm sigh that at…

Pet talk
Columns, Pet Talk

Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi Maneka, in this week’s Pet Talk, speaks about hair loss in horses and cats, symptoms of concussions in dogs and explains as to why pets should never be given human medication. What are the causes of horse hair loss? Many common diseases that cause hair loss are inflammatory and therefore also cause…

Jayalalithaa is dead: Long live Jayalalithaa !
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy

Jayalalithaa is dead: Long live Jayalalithaa !

Jayalalithaa dead seems more dangerous to Tamil Nadu politics than Jayalalithaa alive. She ‘officially’ died on December 5, 2016 and O. Panneerselvam continued as in-charge Chief Minister, a post he was asked to hold when Jayalalithaa was hospitalised. He was like Gulzarilal Nanda (remember?) who was the stop-gap Prime Minister when Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal…

Defying possible peace in Syria, defying Russia, Trump brings the world to the brink of war
Columns, Point of View

Defying possible peace in Syria, defying Russia, Trump brings the world to the brink of war

By T.J.S. George Is war coming? America’s activities vis-a-vis Iran lend substance to the scary prospect. Indications began surfacing within days of Donald Trump assuming office. He rubbished the nuclear treaty Obama had worked out with Iran and instead, described Iran as “the greatest State sponsor of terrorism.” Among the first world leaders he phoned…

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