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Destination Shaadi
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Destination Shaadi

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Marriages are made in heaven is an old saying. But at present the most preferred marriage destination in India is Udaipur [a royal heritage city in Rajasthan]. A recent survey conducted ahead of the 5th Travel Wedding Show indicated that Udaipur with a clear 25 percent is the…

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells about mange in donkeys and plant poisoning symptoms in donkeys and horses. How can I tell if my donkey has mange, and what can I do about it? A donkey infested with mange mites will be suffering intense irritation to the skin which will have…

The bugles are calling for war
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The bugles are calling for war

By T.J.S. George The big question is finally being addressed: Who will be the Opposition’s Prime Minister candidate? It will be unrealistic, of course, to expect an answer at this stage. But the unexpected flexibility in the Congress’ position tells its own tale. Two days after taking a stand firmly in favour of Rahul Gandhi,…

The Temple of Eternal Peace: The Eihei-ji Monastery, Japan
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The Temple of Eternal Peace: The Eihei-ji Monastery, Japan

By Girija Madhavan High in the mountains above the Sea of Japan [the East Sea], amidst lofty cedars is the “Eihei-ji Monastery” or “Temple of Eternal Peace” in Japanese. It is in Fukui Prefecture. Under curving tiled roofs and in timbered halls, the “Soto” school of Zen Buddhism is practised by the monks who live…

Epigraphs before our eyes
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Epigraphs before our eyes

By Prof.A.V. Narasimha Murthy Recently I had the good fortune of sharing the dais with Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the scion of Mysore royal family. The occasion was the inauguration of Epigraphical photo gallery, arranged by the office of the Director of Epigraphy which is located at Puratattva Bhavan near Sankranti Circle, Hebbal Second Stage….

Say sorry even if you are right !
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Say sorry even if you are right !

By N.K.A. Ballal,  Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC This is the  real  incident in the life of Shri Gopal Das, a Monk, as narrated by him to a gathering of his disciples: Due to some differences,  I  stopped talking with my father and this went on for about two years. What was the reason: a simple…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how to identify an aged cat and the difference between rats and mice. What is the average lifespan of a cat? A cat’s average life span is 10 to 12 years. How to tell if a cat is male or female? If you look at…

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