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Pet Talk
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Pet Talk

June 21, 2017

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains the reasons behind cats sitting somewhere completely out of reach. My cat is always sitting somewhere completely out of reach for me. Why? In order to survive in the wild, animals are constantly learning how to adapt to their environment. When animals are domesticated, many…

Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win
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Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win

June 20, 2017

Even in its glory days, the National Herald never had a South Indian presence. It was always a Delhi-Lucknow entity and knew it. It would have been another inconsequential provincial rag but for its ownership (Jawaharlal Nehru) and its editorship (Chalapathi Rau). Actually, the latter more than the former. While Nehru was an absentee overlord,…

Musings on Mysuru Lit Fest
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Musings on Mysuru Lit Fest

June 19, 2017

Thus spake Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa on Life and Literature Dr. Ramachandra Guha steals the thunder ! As an Englishman boasted, whenever there is trouble in Heaven, the Gods send for an Englishman. The magic of English language, if not the Englishman, seems to endure not only in India but also in all parts of the…

Remembering Dewan C.V. Rangacharlu
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Remembering Dewan C.V. Rangacharlu

June 18, 2017

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy Former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore. Most people in Mysuru city have heard of the Town Hall opposite the Clock Tower but many do not know in whose memory this Hall was built. Just to test this I asked my grandson about it. He knew…

Why Mallya & UK Court  can mock us…
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Why Mallya & UK Court can mock us…

June 17, 2017

On Tuesday, a UK Court said India hasn’t provided evidence for the extradition of Vijay Mallya, which has effectively delayed the process till next year! Not just that, the Chief Magistrate at Westminster Magistrates’ Court mockingly stated “Are Indians normally very prompt in their responses? They have taken six months so far and we haven’t…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

June 14, 2017

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains how puppies can be taught to sit? What to do if my pet has a broken toenail? A broken toenail on your pet’s foot can easily be attributed to vigorous backyard digging, but a broken nail may sometimes signal something more serious and should always…

With political help, lobbies put chemicals in our diet
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With political help, lobbies put chemicals in our diet

June 13, 2017

BJP must honour its pledge to keep GM food out Before the power of commercial lobbies, even the BJP government bows. The party’s manifesto took a strong stand against Genetically Modified (GM) foods; ignoring it, the Government’s Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) green-lighted genetically engineered mustard in India. GM mustard is known to be more…

My Ooty Diary 2017
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My Ooty Diary 2017

June 11, 2017

Ooty, known variously as Nilgiris and Udhagamandalam, is queen among mountains of Tamil Nadu. For Madras, now Chennai, which according to Britishers had only three climates — hot, hotter and hottest — blue mountains of Nilgiris was the hill station to migrate  specially when the climate in Madras was hotter or hottest. Altitude is 7,350…

None for the Road
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None for the Road

June 10, 2017

Our legislators were high on Thursday… high on discussing how to circumnavigate Supreme Court’s order banning all bars 500 meters from a Highway — ‘One for the road’ is now ‘none for the road.’ But isn’t this well-intentioned judicial law-making a breach of the basic constitutional principle of separation of powers between the Legislature, Executive…

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