Daily Archives: September 16, 2018

‘Palace renovation is a tribute to last maharaja’

Jaganmohan Palace will be reopened to the public during the Dasara. The art gallery has been closed for weeks as a major renovation project is under way. “This will be my tribute to my father-in-law and the last maharaja,” said Pramoda Devi Wadiyar. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/palace-renovation-is-a-tribute-to-last-maharaja/article24964259.ece

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Don’t cook to share

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity. — George Bernard Shaw I’m no chef. But I’m passionate about food — the tradition of it, cooking it, and sharing it. I cook whenever I’m excited, …

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Gender equality and female empowerment as a norm

Sustainable development will be an impossibility without the potential contributions from women The very notion of gender equality entails the belief that injustice is associated with the very definition of the concept. It is imperative that we reflect on this association. Injustice arises out of society’s inability to accept the …

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The mustard box mum to turn to

I crept into the kitchen slyly to check the amount of money available in the mustard box. I was looking through all the tiny boxes neatly arrayed on the kitchen cupboard. My mom’s mustard box was a favourite of all the family members. At month-end, whenever we were in need …

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The scale of the problem

Looking at the weighing scale tilting to the extreme right is undoubtedly a ghastly sight. You straight away get transported into the world of depression, sensing the gravity of the situation. You tend to search various websites for sure-shot and miraculous remedies that would bring you back in shape as …

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Indian Army. Lord French’s Tribute.

In the course of a letter to Princess Sophia Duleep in connection with the forthcoming India Day, Lord French expresses his high appreciation of the services of Indian fighters on the west front in 1914-1915. “When”, says Lord French, “the Indian troops first arrived the situation was so drastic that …

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High Prices and Unrest at Madras.

Sir Alexander Cardew and Hon’ble Mr. Rajagopalachariyar are coming to Madras to examine the position with regard to foodstuffs prices and concert measures with the Chamber of Commerce and the public bodies for dealing with the situation. On Saturday last [September 14] there were persistent rumours in the city that …

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Sharing news stories

In 1981, the founder of CNN, Ted Turner, predicted that newspapers in print would be “gone in 10 years”. The publisher of a little-known American newspaper, Yakima Herald-Republic , Jim Barnhill, was so incensed that he promised to remind Turner of his words in 1991 in print, so that their …

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