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I wished that this was true when a neighbour phoned me up on June 12 to inform that Pus-Pus, the cat with attractive black and white fur and bushy long tail, had been killed the previous night by some dog or other violent animal which apparently wanted to gobble up four of its freshly delivered kitten in a niche at his residence. His concern was to save the four tiny kitten. Knowing my attachment to Pus-Pus, he asked me if I would look after the lovely kitten?
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. – Lord Acton.
It is tempting to offer a parallel dictum: Power begets wealth and wealth begets power. This is a cyclical relationship and it is difficult to determine, as in the egg and chicken analogy, which comes first – wealth or power. But, once you get into the wealth-power orbit, there is no looking back. Apart from the ministers, even MPs and MLAs have power to garner wealth and money to hold on to power. But first the facts.
Writing in The Times of India, Atul Thakur notes that when it comes to increasing wealth, legislative experience, it turns out, beats the best investment planning hollow. An analysis of the assets of recontesting legislators suggests that - with the growth of their assets being more than what investing in gold, mutual funds or fixed deposits would yield.
Magnum Opus on Eco-friendly Coffee -“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” – Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth U S President (1809- 1865).
An innovative mechanism to collect unused pharma drugs before their expiry dates through drug banks, and to channel them to the poor patients who need but cannot afford them, was unveiled at the Pathrika Bhavan in Mangalore on Friday, July 17.
Sucessful Drug banks will be a boon to poor patients - You tell your doctor that you are ill. And what does he do besides writing a bill, Of which you need not read one letter, The worst the scrawl, the dose the better. For if you knew but what you take, Though you recover, he must break.
- Mathew Prior, English poet and diplomat (1664-1721).
Till taught by pain,
Men really know not what good water’s worth;
If you have been in Turkey or in Spain,
Or with the famished boats-crew had your berth,
Or in the desert heard the camel’s bell,
You’d wish yourself where Truth is – in the well.
- George Gordon Noel Byron, English poet (1788-1824).