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What IF ?
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What IF ?

October 17, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting anecdote as told by Gaur Gopal Das. Very thought-provoking and hence sharing it with SOM readers: It can be fun once in a while to revisit your childhood days and relive them. One day I saw a remote- controlled helicopter someone had and decided to give…

Tourism, the Face-saver
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Tourism, the Face-saver

October 3, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Five percent growth in Gross Domestic Products (GDP) ! There is a recession staring on our Indian economy. The Government in its wisdom has announced several fiscal stimulus, aimed at giving the necessary push to the economy. Ironical, the banks are flush with funds but no private players…

What does a woman want from her man?
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What does a woman want from her man?

September 26, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC What does a woman want from her man? Money, house, ornaments ?  A woman wears a lot of hats to manage a household. It is presumed that most of the times a woman is happy with gifts, flowers, cards,  given by her man. Is it the truth? She…

Integrity, a rare commodity…
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Integrity, a rare commodity…

September 19, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An old Irish saying goes:  “Three apples fell from the tree. One for he who tells the story, one for whom reads and finally one for the who understands.” You will have one apple when you read this. I hope you receive two ! Once upon a time,…

Don’t we all ?
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Don’t we all ?

September 12, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A simple story: I parked in front of a Mall, wiping my car when a tramp approached me. From the looks of him, he had no car, no clean clothes and no money. There are times in your life when you feel generous but sometimes you just don’t…

When you assume, you are making an ass of you and me
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When you assume, you are making an ass of you and me

September 5, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A simple story: One day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus and drove off along the route. No problems for the first few stops. A few people got on, a few got off and things went generally well. At the next stop, however,…

It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter
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It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter

August 22, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A simple story: I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bones and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily appraising a basket of freshly picked green peas.  I paid for my potatoes but was also drawn to the display…

Sympathy – no — Understanding – yes
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Sympathy – no — Understanding – yes

August 8, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC At a fund-raising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disability, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. He started by first extolling the school and its dedicated staff, and as he came to…

Kanchi Experience: Atthi Varadar Perumal
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Kanchi Experience: Atthi Varadar Perumal

August 1, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Last week, I had the privilege of visiting Kanchipuram with my better half. The magnet, of course, was to see the famous “Atthi Varadar,”  who was brought out of a pond for just 40 days and immersed back into the pond to be taken out after another 40…

Tourism, gone with the wind
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Tourism, gone with the wind

July 25, 2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC A recent news item says it all: “A sharp dip in the foreigners visiting Mysuru.” A drop of 50 percent !   Alarm bells should be ringing all over  but no one is bothered. Our former Tourism Minister S.R. Mahesh was more busy visiting the Mysore Race Club (MRC)…

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