Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015 | Last Update : 03:36 AM IST

Hijri Calendar
Safar 17,1437 AH

Fajar: 5.26 am
Zohar: 12.15 pm
Asar: 4.04 pm
Maghrib: 5.46 pm
Isha: 6.57 pm
Sunset today 5.40 pm
sunrise tomorrow 6.30 am
Moonrise tomorrow 10 pm
Moonset today 10.10 am

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Monday, 2015
Sri Vijaya:
Kartika Bahula Panchami till 9.29 pm
Pushyami till 2.24 am [next day early hours]
9.50 am to 11.30 am
12.27 pm to 1.11 pm and from 2.39 pm to 3.23 pm
7.30 am to 9 am
Sunset today:
5.40 pm
Sunrise tomorrow:
6.30 am
Make sure you meditate to have a stress-free day. Today, you will be able to finish your tasks on time and that will make your seniors happy. Take your own decisions and you will not regret it.
Take help of experienced people to solve your problem. Spending time with your spouse will make you happy. Keep a check on your finances.
Friends and family will shower you with gifts. You should work on projects, with long-term benefits. Relax and take breaks at workplace to avoid stress.
You need to have an optimistic approach at work. Today, you could purchase gold or silverware. Important deals and negotiations will be completed later in the day. Romance is on the cards for you.
You will spend some quality time with your spouse and he/she could also surprise you with a gift. It will also bring back peace and harmony. The health of a loved one could be a cause of concern.
Impolite behaviour with your spouse could strain your relationship. So, make sure you spend quality time with him/her. Avoid confrontation and arguments at work. Be more focussed at work and complete your tasks on time.
You will reap rewards for the good work you have done. Keep an eye out to grab the best bargains. Make sure negative feelings don’t affect your performance at workplace.
Don’t take on additional responsibilities that you can’t handle. Emotional stress could bog you down.You should take a break to rejuvenate yourself.
Artists and working women will be appreciated for their work. Students need to focus on their academics. Plan an evening out with friends and family.
A business partnership might not be successful. Build a good rapport with your colleagues. Even though you feel overwhelmed by work, it will be fine soon.
As a team leader, you must cultivate goodwill amongst co-workers. It is to your benefit, since you have a hectic schedule and many deadlines to meet. Spend time with family too.
Your day could be filled with problems. It may be minor issues with your car or a conflict with a co-worker. You may be tempted to call the entire day off before it has even started but try to do the best you can.
Jonathan Cainer
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 04 2015
You can’t do it all alone. None of us can, no matter how highly we prize our independence. We need people to work with and to be with. And even if we can’t abide those people and they hold us in equally low regard, we still need to know that they are there, if only so that we can prove points to them, score points over them or satisfy ourselves that, even if we are not perfect, at least we are not this person — or that one! In December a relationship that has lately been getting strained, gets easier, happier and more productive. In your love life: Are you getting what you wish you weren’t getting? Then just give out more of what you wish you were getting instead!
Isn’t this the time of year when we all start wondering whether we should be forgiving and forgetting? Are we not approaching the season of goodwill? Even if your enthusiasm for this festival is less than Santa’s, even if you find the idea of forgiveness unforgivable and would like to forget about forgetting, some kind of compromise has to be reached, some sort of deal must be done. That can happen in December — and, no matter what is now irking or upsetting you, there can yet be a delightful outcome to a tense tale. In your love life: You feel as if you can’t do enough to assist someone. Are you being overly generous? Not really. Trust that instinct.
Whose big idea was it to make December a month of jollity and frivolity? What were they thinking? Didn’t they know how miserable this time of year can be? Perhaps they did. Perhaps that’s exactly why they turned it into the run up to a holiday. Stop and think, even if it pains you, about all that now seems wrong in your world. No matter how much you wish you could alter, no matter how anxious, edgy or even angry you feel, your life can be every bit as magical and joyous. And before the month is over, you’ll see new hope. In your love life: How well do we truly know someone? In your personal life now, there is a chance to make a delightful discovery.
Not all Cancerians are superhuman. Well, actually, they are -— and so, of course, you are! Don’t forget that superheroes face super challenges. Either they have enemies as powerful as themselves or they face circumstances that demand their all. And when up against such seemingly impossible odds, they must always first go through a process of doubt and disbelief during which it looks, for a little while, as if they have met their nemesis. Your story in December may fit this pattern. But it will yet have a heroic outcome. In your love life: It is in giving that we receive, as Saint Francis of Assisi observed so wisely. Heed him. Happy events will naturally ensue.
There is more to life than popularity. More, too, even than success! There is happiness, contentment, fulfilment, comfort, inspiration, delight and joy. When we feel such things in our hearts, we soon forget life’s trials and tribulations. Those unsolved problems and those nagging concerns pale into insignificance. But in order for that to happen, the heart must be uplifted and opened. Something, this month, will send a spark of magic into your world. Show it gratitude and fan the flame of faith. In your love life: Might the best way to improve a small problem involve not standing your ground but giving a little of it.
A lot of serious things are going on in the world and in your life, too. Ought we to list these and consider them all in an appropriately sombre fashion? Isn’t it disrespectful to focus on hope and happiness when there are so many wrongs to right? In truth, there is only ever one antidote to negativity. Darkness is just the absence of light and when we allow our hearts to fill with hope and positivity, we glow so brightly that we chase away the shadows which have been looming large. You will find just such a light this month. In your love life: Frustrated because things are just not happening? Don’t dwell too long on that or you may miss an opportunity.
Any watch or clock, be it digital or analogue, tells a barefaced lie with each tick and tock. And if it is silent? The deception is all the more insidious, for timepieces uphold the crazy fallacy that every second, minute and hour is of equal length. Do not our own eyes, ears, hearts and minds disprove this to us daily? Yet logic insists it knows best and foolishly, we defer. Mars will cause December to fly by so fast. Run with it and seize every chance it brings to shake yourself free of false fear as you now rush towards greater happiness. In your love life: Don’t wait for someone to love you in order to become complete. You will be loved for who you are and what you are.
Once a year, every year, come rain or shine, Venus visits Scorpio. She can arrive as early as September or as late as January. Though her presence is almost always fleeting, it does your heart such good. You feel, for a while, as if you have sipped the restorative waters of the fountain of eternal youth, so great is your sense of rejuvenation. Others sense this and grow inexplicably attracted to you. How long does the magic last? That depends how wisely you seize your chances. There will be many of these this month. In your love life: Beauty’s only skin deep. Charm is more important. Just work on being the best person that you know how to be.
Sagittarians thrive on challenge, adventure and excitement. Or so, at least, my colleagues insist. So it must be true. As too, must be the assertion about your high moral and ethical standards and your commitment to justice. If only you had a few superpowers too, you would be an ideal candidate to join the Avengers. Such extraordinary abilities have lately been in short supply. But between now and the end of the year, you may yet discover that you do indeed have special skills and can attain some amazing victories. In your love life: Under the sign of the archer, you have to be open to opportunity when it presents itself - as you’ll see this week.
The world, it seems, is in a shocking state. We only have to watch the news. Are things really getting worse? Or might it simply be that our journalists are getting better at their jobs? Maybe there is less to report but we are hearing more disturbing detail about that smaller number of stories. I make this point for a purpose. We could ask much the same about your own personal inner news desk and the tales at the top of your personal agenda. A situation is actually vastly improving this month. Don’t let false fear quell your optimism. In your love life: Think only the finest thoughts about someone and their behaviour will start to reflect their intuitive recognition of this.
It can seem, at times, as if we allow things to matter to us at our peril — and as if we also put ourselves at risk when we develop intense emotional bonds and attachments. Don’t these just make us vulnerable? Don’t they compromise our independence and sap our strength? Just imagine how powerful and successful we might be if only we didn’t care about anyone or anything. But what meaning or merit would life have then? December’s events touch tender sensitivities but it also brings priceless rewards. In your love life: A conversation is required to nurture empathy. That means listening, caring and supporting, not just proving points.
If you could close your eyes and make a wish, what would you wish for? And if that proved a wish too far, what would your next choice be? And the one after that? If you were to spend December undergoing just such a process, you might eventually get to the point where you began to feel far more enamoured with your current situation. It really isn’t as bad as you have recently started to suspect, especially if you stop to consider how much worse some things could be. More wishes than these will soon come true. In your love life: There is much to be said for trust. Don’t raise your defences, lower your guard and all will be well.


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