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Saudis want Qatar out; Turkey wants new dominant role;  hostilities in Muslim lands pose problems for all
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Saudis want Qatar out; Turkey wants new dominant role; hostilities in Muslim lands pose problems for all

July 11, 2017

There is turmoil in the Islamic world. Saudi Arabia has made a hardline prince the effective ruler. Qatar, isolated by neighbouring Arab States, is defiant. Turkey has become a virtual dictatorship, changing the country’s profile and claiming a larger regional role for itself. The war zone in Syria sees Russia and the US challenging each…

Time for Kitchen Gardens
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Time for Kitchen Gardens

July 8, 2017

For a while now I have been wary of consuming fruits and vegetables. Why? Well, come April, I have a friend who goes mango crazy. In fact, his children say two months in a year their father turns into a ‘mangoose,’ a play on words, to say their dad feasts on mangoes. This year Mr….

Taming our Traffic
Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

Taming our Traffic

July 7, 2017

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Taming of the Shrew’ is the title of a very well-known and popular Shakespearean play that I studied as part of our English non-detailed syllabus while I was in the ninth standard. It is a comedy about the experiences of three friends in managing their newly-acquired brides who seem…

Manikkavachakar whose words are rubies
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Manikkavachakar whose words are rubies

July 2, 2017

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Ancient and medieval South India abounds in saints whose main concern was to guide the people towards ethical and purposeful life. Some of these saints who flourished in Tamil Nadu moved with the people of that land and also…

Gaddappa… A follicular adventure
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Gaddappa… A follicular adventure

July 1, 2017

Moustache and beard are the new fashion trends. Half the Indian cricket team sports a beard and a moustache. Even our Prime Minister sports a well-manicured facial foliage. But why are so many young boys sporting a full face of hair these days? Is it a fashion statement or could it be a crisis of…

Dengue: The Dilemma and the Drama
Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

Dengue: The Dilemma and the Drama

June 30, 2017

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD There is no denying the fact that our city is facing the very real problem of thousands of people suffering from a very rampant wave of fevers that frequently end in much morbidity and even mortality. Almost every household has someone who has recently gone through or is going…

Exorcise people from the ghost of superstition; Support Siddharamaiah whole-heartedly
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Exorcise people from the ghost of superstition; Support Siddharamaiah whole-heartedly

June 29, 2017

Sincere and honest persons earn their living by sincere and honest work. Dishonest persons do so by cheating those who work and earn. To the category of dishonest parasites who thrive by cheating the credulous among honest workers belong the teachers, preachers and priests of dubious religions and cults; Mystics, Saints, Arahants and Sidhas who…

Pet talk
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Pet talk

June 28, 2017

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains why dogs lick their owners? Why do dogs lick their owners? Dogs lick their pack members and us for many reasons. Sometimes we have tiny food particles that they can taste, and beyond that, dogs enjoy the salt on our skin. Mothers lick puppy anuses…

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