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Financial Planning
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Financial Planning

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC What is financial planning? The apt definition in the net is: “Financial planning is a comprehensive evaluation of an investor’s  current and future financial state by using known variables to predict cash flows, asset values and withdrawal plans.” A complicated answer to a simple question. This is the…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk,  Maneka apprises her readers about the specific laws one should know as an animal lover to protect the street animals. What specific laws do I need to know as an animal lover to protect the street animals? Being an Animal Lover, Activist or Feeder, in India, makes…

If gangsters have taken over the education ‘industry,’ all talk of development in India is bunkum
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If gangsters have taken over the education ‘industry,’ all talk of development in India is bunkum

By T.J.S. George Education in India is in tatters because of horrendous corruption. This is making the country wobble like a skyscraper detached from its foundations. The authorities ignore the crisis because they are themselves either the destroyers or protectors of the destroyers. Frauds and scoundrels have been having such a field day that it…

‘Bum’ Blast  for a clean wash !
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‘Bum’ Blast for a clean wash !

Recently Dr. Javeed Nayeem wrote an article titled “Let Clean Bottoms Come First !” where he expressed his frustration at not being able to enjoy a sparkling 5-Star bottom in Indian 5-Star hotels as most of them don’t provide a faucet, bidet or even a mug to splash and clean one’s bottom. It’s unfortunate that…

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!
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Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The eighteenth century poet William Blake in his poem ‘The Tyger’ has extolled the terrifying but mesmerising majesty and power that a tiger exudes. He marvels over how God himself must have felt amazed and mesmerised by this majesty and grace after creating the king of beasts. This poem…

Thank God for Everything…
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Thank God for Everything…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story: A bird, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat or drink, no shelter too to  live, was cursing his life day in and day out. One day an angel was crossing  that desert. The bird stopped the angel and inquired, “Where are you going?” Angel…

Yugadi arrives again…
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Yugadi arrives again…

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore. Yugadi also called as Ugadi is fast approaching and people are already making preparations to welcome it. The word yugadi is a Sanskrit composite word, yuga and adi; and it means the commencement of a yuga. In this context,…

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