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  • Persian odyssey: The ruins of Persepolis

    Hadish PalaceDuring my stay at Shiraz, I observed an unusually large number of people with band-aid covered noses. Being a former cop, my curiosity was aroused. Surely all of them were not involved in boxing bouts, I reckoned. On enquiry, I was informed me that Shiraz is one of the ...

  • Persian odyssey: The magic of Shiraz

    After visiting the Jewelry Museum, we had seen all the important sights of Tehran in our itinerary. Though I wanted to visit the Sadabad palace complex, I could not do so as it was in the outskirts of the city. Since we had a few hours more to spend in Tehran before our flight to Shiraz, I called a ...

  • Persian odyssey: The magic of Shiraz

    After visiting the Jewelry Museum, we had seen all the important sights of Tehran in our itinerary. Though I wanted to visit the Sadabad palace complex, I could not do so as it was in the outskirts of the city. Since we had a few hours more to spend in Tehran before our flight to Shiraz, I called a ...

  • Learning to respect a person's need for privacy

    Recently, a son of a close friend of mine met with a serious accident and was admitted in a reputed hospital in Bengaluru. I went and saw him in the ICU and wished for his speedy recovery. I was one among those good souls who prayed for his health. Once he started recovering, and began ...

  • Persian Odyssey: Tehran (Part 2)

    After seeing the Gulesthan Palace, we walked a few steps and were in front of the Grand Bazaar. This market is about three hundred years old and has evolved continuously with its old parts giving way to new. It has a maze of narrow covered passage way with shops on either side. Having seen similar ...

  • Roopa needn't worry about Rao's defamation suit

    Former DGP Prisons HNS Rao, IPS, has filed a defamation suit in a local court against former DIG Prisons, Roopa, IPS, demanding damages to the tune of Rs.20 crore. Roopa had alleged that Rao had received Rs2 crore from former AIADMK leader V Sasikala to ensure special treatment for her at the ...

  • Tulunadu tales: Bachhanayaka daiva

    The story behind the worshipping of Baccha Nayaka daiva, who is worshipped in Sulya, Guttigaaru, and Yenekallu There are several stories in Tulu about the worshipping of Baccha Nayaka daiva, who is worshipped in Sulya, Guttigaaru, and Yenekallu. One such story is found in Baisu Nayaka's ...

  • Persian odyssey: Tehran (Part 1)

    When my friends came to know that I had decided to travel to Iran, they expressed concern. The most common question posed was whether Iran is safe to travel. When I replied saying that Iran is as safe as any other country, they wanted to know why I was going to Iran. When I replied that I am ...

  • Persian odyssey: Tehran

    When my friends came to know that I had decided to travel to Iran, they expressed concern. The most common question posed was whether Iran is safe to travel. When I replied saying that Iran is as safe as any other country, they wanted to know why I was going to Iran. When I replied that ...

  • Connecting North-east: Summits, dreams and reality

    Arun Chawla, Deputy Secretary-General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), announced the "Nagaland Declaration" at the concluding day of the 4th "North-East Connectivity Summit" in September this year in Kohima. Dignitaries from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Japan, Laos, ...

  • How about studying sciences in Kannada?

    It was a rainy and wintry Saturday afternoon at Bengaluru, unusual weather considering it was the middle of October. A common interest group of 8 academics were meeting at the conference room of the Indian Academy of Sciences located within the renowned Raman Research Institute. These were mostly ...

  • K'taka assembly polls will be Neelamani Raju's first big test

    If someone asked whether women empowerment is a myth or reality, I would say it's a reality in Karnataka, because of our CM. Siddaramiah has selected a woman to the top post and has made her the Director General & Inspector General of Police for Karnataka. By this, she becomes the first woman ...