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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…

When AG is worried, it’s serious
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When AG is worried, it’s serious

By T.J.S. George The Attorney General (AG) is the first Law Officer of the Government of India and acts as the top advocate for the Union Government. When such an Officer criticises Governments in power, it points to an extraordinary situation. When the Attorney General happens to be K.K. Venugopal and the governments happen to…

Ego & Political Blindness
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Ego & Political Blindness

Our Defence Minister visited Kodagu district to take stock of the situation and see how the Defence personnel were performing. Unfortunately, her visit became more about her ego than about Kodagu disaster. By now we all know about Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s outburst at the press conference. But what caused this? It seems, when the…

Freedom Fighter B. Narayana Swamy
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Freedom Fighter B. Narayana Swamy

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Every August 15, we pay respects and also invariably remember our freedom fighters. Patriotism knows no borders and Indians across the world pay their respects. That is why it is said that mother and motherland are superior to heaven….

Do compliment your spouse today, Kal ho na ho…
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Do compliment your spouse today, Kal ho na ho…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A story on WhatsApp: I overheard an argument of a young couple in a super-market recently. The young man angrily told his wife to do shopping on her own and sat down in of the chairs that were placed outside the supermarket. He was still upset when I…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about ammonia poisoning in aquarium, insects intelligence and about identifying real and fake fur. How to treat ammonia poisoning in aquarium water? 25 – 50% water change; • Use chemical to neutralize ammonia; • Discontinue or reduce feeding; • Lower pH below 7.0. If the…

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