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India is beautiful, Indians make it ugly
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India is beautiful, Indians make it ugly

Thursday was Ganesha Chaturthi, the festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha, the revered elephant-headed Hindu God. But on his birthday, an elephant was beheaded!  One of the elephant sculptures at Highway Circle was severed from the main pedestal. We are a nation of vandals — wilful destroyers of what is beautiful or venerable….

All is well that ends well!
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All is well that ends well!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem Last week I wrote about our trip to Hyderabad and the theft of the Nizam’s Golden Tiffin Carrier from his private museum there just a few hours after my wife and I had visited the place. Well, this week I’m writing about how it was recovered by the Hyderabad Police…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how squirrels help in growing trees, how non-vegetarian dog can be made a vegetarian and about dog’s vision. Is it true that dogs can only see black and white? Veterinarians used to believe that dogs saw only in black and white, but recent studies suggest…

A coup that awaits the daring
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A coup that awaits the daring

By T.J.S. George There is a strategic political coup that Rahul Gandhi can execute, and thereby transform the entire landscape of the 2019 election. Routine politicking won’t do in the present climate because Narendra Modi’s oratorical ability to attract mass attention is unrivalled and his party has the advantage of being in power. It will…

Finally, they can say they are Gay
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Finally, they can say they are Gay

When political parties know what is right, but cannot do it, they have a magic mantra they chant which is, “We leave it to the wisdom of the courts.” And thank God our Supreme Court has wise Heads because finally the Apex Court has decriminalised homosexuality. It is not only an important judgement for the Gay…

A Strange Coincidence!
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A Strange Coincidence!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD A priceless, richly ornamented, solid gold Tiffin Carrier along with its accompanying cup, saucer and spoon, all of them inlaid with precious stones like rubies and diamonds, were reportedly stolen on the night of last Sunday from the Nizam’s Museum at Hyderabad. Their total weight is about two kilograms…

Over Tourism Killing Kodagu
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Over Tourism Killing Kodagu

Scaling down Dasara is bad for tourism: The show must go on… By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Coorg has been devastated. Yes, it is true but only parts of it. So why close the full Kodagu district for tourists? We do not respond to a situation but react. The result is hasty decisions taken…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about the sexual choices in animals, how to dentify the gender of a cat and about farting in animals. Why are frogs so sensitive to pollution? Their skins are relatively thin and permeable to water, so frogs are exposed more directly to pollutants and environmental…

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