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.eceRead More »
Daily Archives: September 16, 2018
Decision on cut in tax on petro products in a day or two?
Karnataka is likely to follow Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal that have reduced State taxes on petroleum products to provide relief to motorists, who have been hit hard by their rising prices. The State government may take a decision on the issue in a day or two, based on …Read More »
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, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Whenever we have guests at home, hardly do they leave without asking why we don’t have a television set at home. Not able to afford one will not be taken for an answer with two decently earning software engineers at home. I tell them, instead, that the best way to …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »