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Revisiting ISRO spy case
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Revisiting ISRO spy case

This case is only the tip of the iceberg exposing the cause for country’s staggering industrial growth and scientific research Last Tuesday, I was reading the Point of View column of T.J.S. George titled “Why ISRO ‘Spy Case’ Is Important” and I was moved to tears both for ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan and my own…

A Road Map for NH 275
Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

A Road Map for NH 275

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Yes, that is going to be the new name of the now ‘not-so-good-old’ Mysore-Bangalore road that we have all been driving on all these years. The debate on whether we should or should not widen the existing road between Mysuru and Bengaluru seems to have started, at least on…

Is it time to legalise betting?
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Is it time to legalise betting?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC India-England cricket matches have started from July 3.  There are betting shops in England where one can go and bet on any match. But in India, betting is illegal and banned. So what happens? Hundreds of betting shops open up and betting goes on. Occasionally Police do arrest…

Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about roosting  habits in pigeons and explains about butterfly activities Why do pigeons roost on roof or in gutters? Pigeons like comfortable sunny places that are safe from predators and the elements with plenty of food and water available. The nests are built of twigs…

Why ISRO ‘Spy Case’ is important
Columns, Point of View

Why ISRO ‘Spy Case’ is important

By T.J.S. George India’s biggest achievement since independence is its march to leadership ranks in space technology. In June last year, the national space organisation, ISRO, put into space a rocket as heavy as 200 fully grown elephants, making it a major player in the satellite launch industry alongside the US, France and Russia. The…

CM playing Favourites?
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CM playing Favourites?

Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy at a post-budget press conference asked, “What is wrong if I give a little more to the districts that voted for our party?” He was talking about Mandya, Hassan and Ramanagara districts that voted overwhelmingly for JD(S) and got special attention in his budget. Well, favouritism is wrong in a democracy….

A Minister in a Hurry ?
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A Minister in a Hurry ?

Our Minister wants to implement his vision both on Tourism and Sericulture but who is going to implement his vision? The same tired lot of government servants who do not have any new ideas or vision !   First and foremost, the Minister should form a Core Team of officials, starting from a dynamic Secretary (Tourism). The…

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