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How ego politics help the enemy
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How ego politics help the enemy

By TJS George Small minds can create big dislocations in a democracy. When Prakash Karat says that the CPM’s purity cannot be diluted by association with bourgeois parties, when Sharad Pawar fields 72 candidates in Gujarat knowing that he cannot go beyond single digits, when Mayawati, who put up 163 candidates in 2012 and scored 0…

Honorary Doctorate has no Honour anymore
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Honorary Doctorate has no Honour anymore

A few days ago, a University located in Cyber Space, yes it literally is a Virtual University, gave not 1 not 10 but 30 Honorary Doctorates! Wow! We didn’t know there were so many people who have done such impactful work for the society. The event was presided by senior academicians and I wondered if…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains, how study of animal faeces can be helpful and also about the harmful effects of fireworks on animals. Why do scientists study animal faeces? Faeces can be a treasure trove of information about wildlife. The teeth and hair contained inside a carnivore’s excrement can reveal…

Looking beyond a sham Election
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Looking beyond a sham Election

By TJS George No harm would have come to the Congress Party if Rahul Gandhi was named President one fine morning. Much harm was done to its image by staging a charade of an election. As many as 89 sets of nomination papers filed for Shri Gandhi. Not even one nam-ke-wastay opponent. (Dissidents? What dissidents?)…

Mysuru Chocolate !
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Mysuru Chocolate !

When it comes to food, our city has always been famous for Masala dosa and the ever popular Mysore Pak. Now an expat in city is making Mysuru famous for its chocolates! David Bello, who makes artisan chocolates from his unit in Mysuru, is now gaining international repute. Intrigued, I found his company ‘Earth Loaf…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains about possible causes of a dog constantly scratching or licking itself. My dog is constantly scratching or licking himself. What kind of skin condition could he have? Possible causes range from parasites to allergies to underlying illness — 1. Allergic Dermatitis: Dogs can have allergic…

Judges must cross Lakshman Rekha
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Judges must cross Lakshman Rekha

“It was only when Sita crossed the Lakshman Rekha that Ravana was killed.” May the judiciary continue to cross the executive rekhas and help kill the Ravanas roaming around. By TJS George Jawaharlal Nehru showed the judiciary its place when he said in the Constituent Assembly in 1949: “No Supreme Court can make itself a…

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