Looking for a little bit of luxury on your next camping trip?

Leave the tent at home and enjoy a unique glamping experience with us. Glamping (glamorous camping) gives you the best of both worlds. All the romance and bliss of sleeping under canvas without the hassle of setting up the whole shebang.

Now you can pull into a TOP 10 Holiday Park and get straight to the good bits of camping. Chill out in your own private space, enjoy some quality time together as a couple or family, and then wake up in the morning under the canvas to the sounds of nature.

Our glamping tents have beds ready-made for you with REAL furniture and towels and linen provided. Perfect for a romantic escape, or to ease a sceptic into the awesome world of camping.

Some glamping tents are available all year round, while others are only available during the warmer months. Get in now and reserve your glamping experience.

Not convinced? These photos will have you enchanted.

Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park’s glamping tents come complete with fridge, kettle, BBQ and even a fit pit for those colder nights. Located towards the back of the park, these glamping tents are close to the river and perfect for a peaceful getaway. These glamping tents are available throughout the warmer months, so there’s plenty of time to stay in one of Whanganui River TOP 10’s glamping tents before they shut down for the winter on 1 May.

The Glamping Tents at Russell TOP 10 at absolutely gorgeous. Complete with fairy lights and boho decor, they’re perfect for when you’re looking for some extra luxury in your stay. These bell tents can sleep 4, so you can even bring the little munchkins… if you feel inclined to share. Available to stay all year round, there’s no better time to book your escape in one of Russell TOP 10’s glamping tents.

These cute glamping tents at Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park are perfect for a romantic escape. Positioned alongside the stream, these tents are the perfect place to kick your feet up with a wine or book and have the ultimate relaxation session. Booking a glamping experience at Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park.


8 Road Trips in North Island New Zealand

New Zealand offers travellers some of the best road trips in the world, with stunning scenery, fascinating volcanoes and hot springs, unspoiled beaches, cosmopolitan towns, and food and wine trails that will please even the most discerning palates. Read on to discover 8 of the best road trips in the North Island.


Te Puia, Rotorua, North Island – Image: Robert Linsdell / Flickr

New Zealand’s famous “Thermal Explorer Highway” winds south from Auckland to Napier, including some of the island’s best hot springs on the way. The trip takes about 6 hours to drive in total and is best enjoyed over 4-5 days.

Spend the first day driving to the picturesque town of Hamilton and the nearby surf beaches of Raglan. The Cambridge TOP 10 Holiday Park makes an ideal breakpoint before heading to the geothermal mud pools and geysers of Rotorua. If you’re wanting to stay at Rotorua we’ve also got Holiday Parks in the region that has everything you need. Stay at Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park or Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park to make your holiday adventure worthwhile. 

Continue heading south to Taupo where you’ll find the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. Then end your journey in the winery town of Napier, with its stunning scenery and some of the best tipple in the country. Here’ you’ll find Hastings TOP 10 Holiday Park, conveniently located just 20 minutes outside of town. 


Whangarei Falls, Northland – Image: John Willoughby / Flickr

Driving north from Auckland takes you through some of the best that New Zealand has to offer. From stunning beaches, friendly towns, and many points of historical and cultural significance, this must-do trip has a scenic gem in every turn.

Start by taking the coastal road to Whangarei, with plenty of beaches to take breaks at on the way. Here you can stay at the beautiful Whangarei TOP 10 Holiday Park, located less than two kilometres away from the heart of Whangarei city, Quayside Town Basin and Marina. Continue on the picturesque drive and consider a detour to the stunning Tutukaka coastline. For a hassle-free holiday stay at the TOP 10 Holiday Park at Paihia close to town, or at Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park across the bay, only a short ferry ride away.


Whakatane, Bay of Plenty – Image: Chris Thompson / Flickr

If you have at least a week to explore and want to see everything from beaches to wineries, and even an active volcano, the Pacific Coast Highway offers an adventure you’re sure to remember.

Drive south from Auckland towards the Coromandel Peninsula. Some of the North Island’s most spectacular beaches are located here, and you can stop off at one of our parks in Coromandel to enjoy them. Continue following the road around the peninsula through the town of Whitianga and Whangamata, making sure to stop at the famous Hot Water Beach (there’s a TOP 10 Holiday Park here too). Heading south to Whakatane, you can encounter one of the world’s most active marine volcanos at White Island. Discover the best of the region while staying at our TOP 10 Holiday Parks in Waihi Beach and Beachaven, and Ohope Beach.


Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore

Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore is a tertiary care flagship unit of the Apollo Hospitals group. It has indeed made a mark in the city of Bangalore.

The Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta

The Apollo Hospital at Bannerghatta is a 250 bedded hospital, beautifully landscaped and spread over an area of 2,12,000 sq ft. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology making it a powerhouse of healthcare in Bangalore and is committed to invest in the latest medical technology on par with the latest worldwide developments to ensure that every one of our patients benefit from the latest knowledge.

Some of the equipments and technology available at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore include:

  • Thallium Laser-First in India
  • Holmium Laser-First in South India
  • Digital X-Ray-First in Karnataka
  • 64 slice CT angiogram
  • 1.5 Tesla MRI
  • Low energy & High energy Linear Accelerators
  • Navigation System for accuracy in surgical procedures
  • 4-D Ultrasound for 4 dimensional sonography
  • Digital Fluoroscopy
  • Gamma Camera


  • Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore is JCI certified. The Joint Commission is the gold standard accreditation for health care organizations
  • The medical faculty comprises of some of the best in the medical fraternity. The hospital has over a hundred consultants and 70% of them have either studied or worked in reputed institutes
  • Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore use First Y shaped stent for tracheoesophageal fistula in the region
  • Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore perform a rare procedure where Four autologous chondrocyte implantations were done
  • Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore perform other rare procedures such as Spinal angiolipoma excision and Tibial tuberosity shift with MPSL reconstruction
  • Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore perform a new medical treatment in the form of Coronary perforation treated with covered stent – hand made in cath lab
  • It has the distinction of performing largest series of airway stents in the country
  • One of the flagship centres of excellence at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore is the “The Minimal Access Surgery Centre” (MASC) which is dedicated to the practice of surgical techniques that are least invasive for the patient. The outcome is that the patient recovers faster, safer and with fewer long-term consequences of the surgery. Surgery has been revolutionized by the availability of laparoscopic technology, video imaging capabilities, harmonic scalpel (“cold scalpel”) for cutting and coagulation and an ever-expanding base of surgical experience.
  • Apollo Hospitals was ranked the 2nd best multi-speciality hospital in Bangalore by the THE WEEK-A C Nielsen, Best Hospital Survey 2013.
  • Surgeons at the Minimal Access Surgery Center are routinely using these techniques in almost all surgeries in the following surgical subspecialties such as Cardiac surgery, General & Gastro-intestinal surgery, Gynaecology, Paediatric surgery, Thoracic surgery, Urology, Colorectal surgery, Cancer surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery and Ear, Nose & Throat surgery.

The Apollo Hospital, Jayanagar

Apollo Speciality Hospital, Jayanagar is a 150 bedded super speciality center built around the group’s 30 years experience, unparalleled consultant expertise and state-of-the-art technology. With multiple Centers of Excellence, chief among them – Institutes of Orthopedics, Institutes of Neurosciences, Institutes of Spine, Institutes of Pulmonology, and Critical Care, We are perhaps the most advanced medical center in south India.

We are a fully equipped centre with a modern Emergency Room, state – of -the – art operating theatres, and ICUs with round the clock monitoring. We offer Speciality Clinic services in Pain Management, Bone Health, Uro-Nephro care, General Surgery and General Medicine. Our Emergency Rooms specialise in handling Cardiac emergencies, Stroke, Road accidents & trauma.

This centrally located hospital has 37 ICUs equipped with ventilators (including noninvasive machines), BIPAP5, 6 super luxury executive suites, 12 private rooms, 28 semi private rooms, 50 multiple occupancy rooms (general wards). Our 10 emergency rooms, 25 out-patient consultation suites and 2 treatment rooms complete the infrastructure of the hospital.


  • Apollo Speciality Hospital, Jayanagar is equipped with some of the world’s best diagnostics equipment and facilities like 1.5 Tesla MRI, 128 slice CT, X-ray(DR), ECHO, TMT, Endoscopy, Sleep Lab, Blood Bank etc.
  • It has state-of-the-art Operating Theaters have C-arms, Neuro Navigation, latest Anaesthesia machines & slave monitors, which are seamlessly blended with some of the world’s best doctors, highly qualifies nurses, emergency and para-medical staff.
  • This facility is also unique with 2 dedicated interventional pulmonology suites, complete with EBUS for bronchoscopy, plueroscopy and for anything related to lung & airway diagnostics.

Apollo Speciality Hospital, Jayanagar is truly a one stop medical destination for advanced medical care.

Apollo Hospitals, Sheshadripuram

Apollo Hospitals, Sheshadripuram is a 200 bed facility developed in 2 acres and is the fourth in the state of Karnataka in addition to the ones existing at Bannerghatta Road & Jayanagar in Bangalore and one in Mysore.

With this hospital, Apollo continues to keep up with its commitment towards bringing quality healthcare closer and accessible to all.


  • The hospital is well-equipped with latest infrastructure, state of the art technology and a team of specialists to address and cater to the rising need of attention towards non communicable diseases which are on the rise in the state
  • The five specialities that Apollo Hospital, Sheshadripuram would focus on are Cardiac Sciences, NeurosciencesOrthopaedics, Medical & Surgical Gastroenterology & General and Laparoscopic Surgery led by a team of experts with combined experience of over 100yrs.


Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore

154 / 11, Bannerghatta Road 
Opp. I.I.M
Bangalore – 560 076+(91)-80-2630 4050+91-80-41463151info@apollohospitals.comBook Physical Appointment

Apollo Hospitals, Sheshadripuram

No. 1, Old No. 28, Platform Road, 
Near Mantri Square Mall,
Bangalore – 560 020+(91)-80-4668 8888+(91)-80-4668 8666Book Physical Appointment

Apollo Specialty Hospital

21/2 (Old No.2), 14th Cross, 
3rd Block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore – 560 011+(91)-80-4612 4444+(91)-80-4612 4666Book Physical Appointment

General Enquiries

For Appointments:+(91)-80-4612 4444 / 080-4650 4444Admissions:+(91)-80-4612 4501/4502Ambulance Toll Free No:1066Emergency:+(91)-80-4612 4500/4555

Top 10 Hospitals in Bangalore

Bangalore is recently named as Bengaluru metro city crowded with big population is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the most attractive modern cities in India. It has grown into the fifth largest metropolis of India.

We find that need of hospitals in metro cities where people rarely care for each other. Hospitals recognise the needs of patients and fulfil and give services. Some top hospitals are as follows:

1. Fortis Hospital:

Contact: 14, Cunningham Road Bangalore
Phone 080 4199 4444
Email: enquiries@fortishealthcare.com
Website: www.fortishealthcare.com

Clinical Specialities:

  • Cardiac Science
  • Bone & Joint
  • Gastro sciences
  • Renal Sciences
  • Emergency & Trauma
  • Critical Care

2. Narayana Health:

Contact: No. 258/A, Hosur Road, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore, 560099
Phone 080 2215 2215
Website: www.narayanahealth.org/

  • Anaesthesia & Critical Care
  • Blood Bank
  • Cardiac surgery- Paediatric
  • Cardiology-adult
  • Cardiology-Paediatric
  • Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Cranio-maxillofacial surgery
  • Dental sciences
  • Diabetology
  • E.N.T
  • Emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Family medicine
  • Gastroenterology-medical
  • Gastroenterology-surgical
  • Gastroenterology-surgical
  • General surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Obstetrics & gynaecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology
  • Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychiatry & clinical psychology
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Reproductive medicine

3.Columbia Asia:

Contact: Kirloskar Business Park Bellary Rd, Hebbal, Bangalore 
Phone 080 4179 1000
Website: www.columbiaasia.com

Clinical specialities:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery (CVTS)
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery & Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology & Clinical Hematology
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

4. Vikram Hospital:

Contact: No.71/1, Millers Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore 
Phone 080 4500 4500
Website: www.vikramhospital.com/

  • Bariatric & metabolic surgery
  • Gastrology & hepatic – Biliary
  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Interventional radiology
  • Nutrition
  • Physical therapy
  • Cardiac Sciences
  • Nephrology & urology sciences
  • Orthopaedics
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Dentistry
  • ENT
  • Laboratory
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Pulmonology
  • Dermatology
  • Neurosciences
  • Spine surgery
  • Cosmetology
  • Emergency care
  • Internal medicine
  • Maxillofacial
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology
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5. Apollo Hospitals:

Address: 154/11, Bannerghatta Road, Amalodbhavi Nagar, Panduranga Nagar, Bangalore 560076
Phone 080 2630 4050
Website: https://www.apollohospitals.com/


  • General & Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Urology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery and Ear
  • Nose & Throat surgery

6. Greenview Medical Center:

Address: 14th Main, No. 20 & 21, Jakkasandra Cross Rd, Teachers Colony, HSR layout 5th sector, Bangalore 560034
Phone:  080 4167 7377
Website: www.gvhcol.com/

  • General Medicine
  • ENT
  • Diabetology
  • Dental
  • Dermatology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cardiology
  • General surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ortho and Arthroscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic and Laser surgeries
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Trauma care
  • 24 hours emergency care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Geriatrics
  • Cosmetic and plastic surgery
  • Genetic
  • Drug abuse
  • Psychiatric
  • Dietary
  • Sexual Education
  • Women health

7. Manipal Hospital:

Address: 98, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore 560017
Phone 080 4011 9000
Email: info@manipalhospitals.com
Website: www.manipalhospitals.com/

  • Accidents & Emergency Care
  • Dialysis & Kidney Transplants
  • Genetics
  • Growth & Hormonal Medicines
  • Brain & Nerves
  • Throat
  • Dental care
  • Eye care
  • Heart care

8. Mallya Hospital:

Address: 2, Vittal Mallya Road, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560001, India
Phone 080-22277979.
Email: info@mallyahospital.net
Website: http://mallyahospital.net/

Clinical specialities:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Maxillofacial
  • Neonatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Oncosurgery
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

9. Sagar Hospitals:

Address: 40/54, 30th Cross Bannerghatta Road, Tilak Nagar, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560041

Phone 080 4288 8888
Email: projnr@sagarhospitals.in
Website:   http://www.sagarhospitals.in/

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology

10. Bangalore Hospital:

Address: 202, Rashtriya Vidyalaya Rd, 2nd Block, Basavanagudi, Bangalore, Karnataka 560004
Phone 080 2227 7979
Website: www.bangalorehospital.co.in

  • Obg & Gyn
  • Paediatric
  • Neonatology
  • Orthopedics
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Psychiatry
  • Dermatology
  • Speciality dental

Top 5 Hospitals in Bangalore

Hospital, a place where the sick and the injured are taken for treatment with doctors and nurses readily available. While what makes the difference is the hospitality they provide. Based on several parameters like infrastructure, facilities, technology and many more, we have listed down “Top 5 Hospitals in Bangalore”.

 1. Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital

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(source : rediff)

Founded by Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital Bangalore is the flagship hospital of the group. The hospital boasts over 30 specialist departments and promises to deliver high quality and affordable services to the broader population of India. Narayana Healthcare provides the most modern technology available with highly skilled operating doctors team. At first started with approximately 225 operational beds, the hospital today has 5347 operational beds to serve its patients. The well-known medical destination undoubtedly has numerous awards on its list, of the latest is for the Best Single Specialty Hospital in India, Cardiology in the CNBC TV 18 & ICICI Lombard India Healthcare Award 2015-16.

 2. Manipal Hospital

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(source : DNA)

With us since more than five decades, the group today is country’s third largest healthcare provider. The hospital with a special significance in the healthcare industry has a network of 15 hospitals providing comprehensive care for a wide variety of patients across the globe. Manipal Hospital aims at developing an affordable multi-specialty healthcare and further wants to extend its services to home-care. The hospital expertise in more than 8 healthcare fields. Manipal Hospital Bangalore has been ranked amongst the Top 10 multi-specialty hospitals in India.See Also : Godrej E-City, Bangalore – Walk Away From Work

3. Mallya Hospital

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(source : Tripmoto)

“Individual care to deliver the best results – that is what hospital focus at every step”. Founded by Dr. Vijaya Mallya in 1991, the hospital has shown rapid growth over the years. The hospital is famous for its clinical skills, friendly ambience and motivated staff. Mallya hospital offers round-the-clock emergency, ambulance and laboratory services equipped with state-of-the-art apparatus. The hospital leads in the areas of cardiology with an efficient, knowledgeable and qualified team of doctors. Mallya Hospital is country’s first multi-specialty hospital to get the ISO 9002 recognition. The hospital is NABH and NABL accredited.

4. Apollo Hospital

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(source : MediFee)

Built keeping in mind the international standards, Apollo is recognized as the pioneer of private healthcare throughout the nation. The first corporate hospital in India was set up by the Apollo Hospitals Group in 1983. The hospital works on a three pillar approach – technological superiority, a warm patient-centric approach and an edge in forward-looking research. The secondary care hospital offers specialty care in the departments of Mother and Child care, Orthopedics, Joint replacement & Spinal surgery, Kidney transplantation & Renal diseases, Oncology, General, Laparoscopic & Bariatric surgery and Preventive health check. Already served over 45 million patients worldwide, the group expands its vision to “Touch a Billion Lives” See Also : Top 10 CBSE Schools in Bangalore

5. HOSMAT Hospital

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(source : durjoy_ghosh)

Situated in the Central Bangalore at about 0.5 kilometers from brigade road, HOSMAT Hospital is the first comprehensive hospital in India specializing in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Arthritis, Accident, Trauma and Neurosciences. Built keeping in mind modern standards, the hospital boasts cutting-edge technology. Highly qualified team of doctors to deliver superior patient care are the stand outs for the hospital. It is the matter of pride that HOSMAT Hospital is the first Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Hospital to get ISO 9002 – TUV Certified. To serve patients, the hospital has a total of 350 beds and is undergoing an expansion of 500 beds, making it the largest hospital of its kind in Asia.

Top 10 Hospitals in Bangalore / Bengaluru

Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road

Fortis group of hospitals is one of the most reputed health care brands in the country. Their team of well-trained doctors and medical staff ensures that patients receive best of the best treatment. The team works ceaselessly towards betterment of patient’s health. The hospital provides quality treatments for wide range of medical domains like cardiology, neurology, gynecology, oncology, urology, ophthalmology and many more.

Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road

Salient Feature

  • They provide best in class service
  • 276 bedded multi-specialty hospital
  • Provide treatments for around 40 specialties
  • Provision for custom fit knee replacement
  • Use of HIFU technology for treatment of prostrate cancer
  • Radiation oncology department to impart quality radiation treatment for cancer patients
  • Hospital is equipped with cutting-edge technologies like trans-abdominal cardiac surgery, trans-radial angioplasty and computerised TKR navigation surgery
  • Fortis Hospitals Bannerghatta Road has received “Best Medical Tourism Award” by FKCCI

Esteemed panel of doctors

  • Dr. KN Srinivasan, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
  • Dr. Joseph Xavier, Cardiac Surgeon
  • Dr. Murali Manohar, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
  • Dr. Prakash BL, Orthopedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon
  • Dr. Aashish Shah, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon – added thrice
  • Dr. GH Raju, General and Laparoscopic Surgeon
  • Dr. Ashok Singhal, Neurologist
  • Dr. Krishnan PR, Neurologist
  • Dr. Niti Raizada Narang Medical Oncologist
  • Dr. G Anitha, Medical Oncologist
  • Dr. Anita K Mohan, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • Dr. Anu Sridhar, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • Dr. Aruna Muralidhar, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • Dr. Sridhar R., Nephrologist
  • Dr. Srinivas B. K., Dental Surgeon
  • Dr. Mohan Mithare, Ophthalmologist
  • Dr. Priyadarshan K., Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Sudheendra Udbalker, Dermatologist
  • Dr. Srinivasa P Munigoti, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist
  • Dr. Shakir Tabrez Z, Urologist and Transplant Surgeon


154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Opposite IIM-B, Bengaluru 560076

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Manipal Hospital, HAL Airport Road

Manipal Hospital in Bangalore has made a special mark for itself in the health care domain of India by always being at the forefront for provision of clinical excellence. With a no-compromise attitude with regards to quality, the hospital has gained international recognition for high standard medical treatments for multi disciplinary ailments.

Manipal Hospital, Bangalore

Salient Features

  • International standards adhered to with regards to facilities
  • Advanced equipment for rendering high class treatments
  • Round the clock emergency and ambulance services
  • 24X7 operation theaters, blood bank, ICU, NICU and laboratory services
  • Different room categories for suiting needs
  • Special nurse arranged if required

Esteemed panel of Doctors

  • Dr. A.K. Roy, Neurologist
  • Dr. Achuth Baliga, Dental Specialist
  • Dr. Ajanta Chakravarty, Ophthalmologist
  • Dr. Amrita Rao, Gynecologist
  • Dr. Amit Rauthan, Oncologist
  • Dr. Anand Rao, Consultant (Pediatrics)
  • Dr. Anand Shenoy, Cardiologist
  • Dr. Anatheswar Y.N, Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Anitha Kumari A.N, ENT Specialist
  • Dr. Arpan Dev Bhattacharya, Endocrinologist
  • Dr. Arun Kumar, Dermatologist
  • Dr. H.R. Ravi, General Surgeon
  • Dr. Hemant Kalyan, Consultant (Orthopedics)


98, HAL Airport road,
Bangalore – 560 017

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Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur

If you are looking for comprehensive and super quality health care under one roof, then the Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur in Bangalore is a good choice. Being an international group of hospitals, the branch at Yeshwanthpur has best facilities that adhere to global standards.

Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur

Salient Features

  • 24X7 ambulance facility
  • Comprehensive diagnostic and laboratory facilities
  • Fully equipped operation theaters
  • Fully equipped ICUs
  • Major super specialty treatments available
  • International acclaim
  • Different health packages to suit varied needs

Esteemed panel of Doctors

  • Dr. Ajit Huilgol, Nephrologist
  • Dr. Amit Bhattu, Urologist
  • Dr. Sundar C. Ingaleshwar, Pediatric Consultant
  • ,Dr. Guruprasad Hosurkar Neurologist
  • Dr. Anusham Anantharam, Reconstructive & Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Aravind Ramkumar, Oncologist
  • Dr. Arjun Srivatsa, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Aruna Prasad, Dermatologist
  • Dr. Girish Anand M S, ENT Surgeon
  • Dr. Natarajan Angamuthu, Bariatric Surgeon
  • Dr. Jyothi Shenoy, Gynecologist
  • Dr. Karthik Vasudevan, Cardiologist
  • Dr. M.V. Kumar, Anesthesiologist
  • Dr. Jalihal Umesh M, Gastroenterologist
  • Dr. Mukundan Sheshadri, Surgeon (Cardiovascular & Thoracic)


26/4, Brigade Gateway, Beside Metro,
Malleswaram West, Bangalore – 560 055

Aster CMI, Hebbal

A renowned branch of Aster DM group, Aster CMI, Hebbal has established itself as a go-to destination for people seeking high quality healthcare. It offers quaternary care services in many disciplines of medicine and has several centres of excellence to its credit. It combines the hospital and hospitality to provide a positive experience for any patient seeking treatment.

Aster CMI, Hebbal

Salient Features

  • Inpatient capacity of 500 beds
  • Medical and paramedical staff comprises of highly qualified and humane professionals
  • Emphasis given on social responsibilities
  • 24/7 pharmacy services available
  • A full time functional blood bank operated by trained blood transfusion experts
  • Equipped with a radiology suite comprising of 3 Tesla MRI scan, ultrasound scanners, X-ray, transcranial doppler, 4D echocardiogram, 128 slice CT scan and fluoroscopy scanners
  • Interventional cardiology department equipped with Bi-plane flat panel angio cath lab
  • Ambulance services capable of delivering advanced cardiac life support and neonatal care
  • Digitally integrated operation theatres which enable convenient sharing of videos, images and reports anywhere in the world
  • Anesthesia machines capable of working on autopilot mode
  • Special transport, accommodation and interpretation facilities available for international patients

Esteemed panel of doctors

  • Dr. Mahadev D Dixit, Cardiac Surgeon
  • Dr. Anup Charles, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
  • Dr. Raghu B, Cardiac Anesthesiologist
  • Dr. Pradeep Kumar D, Interventional Cardiologist
  • Dr. Sweta Mohanty, Pediatric Cardiologist
  • Dr. Raghavendra Pai K, Neuroanesthesiologist
  • Dr. Ravi Kumar C P, Pediatric Neurologist
  • Dr. Anuradha H K, Neurologist
  • Dr. Ravi Gopal Verma, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Santhosh N U, Endovascular Neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Naresh Bhat, Gastroenterolgist
  • Dr. Anupama N K, Gastroenterologist
  • Dr. Anupama Rohidekar, Gynecologist & Obstetrician
  • Dr. Deepthi Bawa, Infertility Specialist
  • Dr. Priyanka N Nanjappa, Fetal Medicine Specialist
  • Dr. Thirumalesh K Reddy, Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. M S Somanna, Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Sonal Asthana, HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon
  • Dr. Ravish I R, Urologist
  • Dr. VidyaShankar P, Nephrologist
  • Dr. Divya Srirangarajan, Pediatrician
  • Dr. Parimala V Thirumalesh, Pediatrician and Neonatologist
  • Dr. Chetan Ginigeri, Pediatrician and Pediatric Intensive Care Specialist
  • Dr Shivaram H V, GI and Bariatric Surgery
  • Dr. Mahesh Chikkachannappa, General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon
  • Dr. G Girish, Oncosurgeon


Aster CMI Hospital
#43/2, New Airport Road,
NH-7, Sahakara Nagar,
Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560092, India

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Apollo Hospital – Jayanagar

The Jayanagar center of Apollo hospital is a 150-bedded facility. Centrally located and housing medical experts of every medical stream, this hospital strives to provide comprehensive care to people.

Apollo Hospital - Jayanagar, Bangalore

Salient Features

  • National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Health-care Providers (NABH) accredited
  • National Accreditation Board of Laboratories (NABL) accreditation
  • Joint Commission International (JCI) rated
  • Highly qualified and co-operative medical personnel to look after patient needs
  • Chemist store in hospital premises for medicinal needs of patients
  • Latest equipment and high class infrastructure
  • Equipped ICUs and operation theaters with continuous monitoring
  • Different rooms available to suit needs and budget

Esteemed panel of doctors

  • Dr. Dilip Gopalkrihnan, Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Pradeep Y V, Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Natarajan V., Oncologist
  • Dr. Radhika V Kumar, Endocrinologist
  • Dr. Yogesh Kothari, Cardiologist
  • Dr. Sathyaki Purushottam Nambala, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon
  • Dr. Ravindra M. Mehta, Pulmonologist
  • Dr. Ganesh K. Murthy, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Ravishankar Bhat B, Bariatric Surgeon
  • Dr. Gokul Nath- Senior Consultant (Nephrology)
  • Prof. Dr. Satish Nair, Oncosurgeon
  • Dr. Dilip Gopalakrishnan, Spine Surgeon


# 21/2 (Old No.2), 14th Cross,
3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore,
Karnataka, 560011, India

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Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road

Fortis Hospital, Cunningham road is one of the branches of Fortis healthcare group. It is a 150 bedded facility. It is one of the most respected multi-specialties Bangalore has. Like every Fortis branch, this hospital too is world class with best medical professional serving people.

Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road, Bangalore

Salient Features

  • State-of-the art technology and equipments for conducting surgeries for different medical streams
  • 24*7 available critical care department
  • Round-the-clock working emergency care unit and pharmacy to deal with emergency medicinal needs of patients
  • Surgeons believe in performing minimally invasive surgeries for treating different medical conditions
  • Various treatments and surgeries for correction of joint pain, spinal injuries and reconstruction procedures available
  • Qualified pediatric surgeons for dealing with cardiac issues in newborns and children

Esteemed panel of doctors

  • Dr. Amaresh S. Bhaganagare- Consultant Orthopedics
  • Dr. Jayaprakash Senthar- Cardiac Electrophysiologist
  • Dr. K. N. Srinivasan- Consultant Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon
  • Dr. Mohan Keshavamurthy, Urologist
  • Dr. Prathima Reddy, Obstetrician & Gynecologist
  • Dr. Somashekhar Reddy K.S, Diabetologist & Endocrinologist
  • Dr. Nithin Kumar N, Neurologist
  • Dr. Ramesh K N, Internal Medicine Specialist


Fortis Hospital 14,
Cunningham Road,
Bangalore – 560052, Karnataka.

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Columbia Asia, Whitefield

Columbia Asia is a well-known chain of medical providers in India and abroad. The Whitefield facility is a unit that provides health-care facilities in term of surgeries and treatments to everyone from an infant to a senior citizen. It is a well-known and reliable name in the medical sector of Bangalore.

Columbia Asia, Whitefield

Salient Features

  • Major and minor surgeries including rhinoplasty, endoscopic surgeries, cochlear implants etc. available in ENT department
  • Testing services available for patients suffering from lung disorders
  • Different maxillofacial surgeries for deformity correction in patients because of accidents and congenital defects
  • Health check packages available for different age-groups
  • Medical personnel like surgeons and consultants have international practice experience
  • Qualified team of endocrinologists for treating metabolic and hormonal disorders in young and old people
  • Various health check packages available to suit requirements

Esteemed panel of doctors

  • Dr. Indira Kedlaya (Internal Medicine)
  • Dr. Veera Reddy J – Consultant Orthopedic
  • Dr. Debashish Dutta Majumder- Consultant ENT
  • Dr. Geeta Komar- IVF Specialist Doctor
  • Dr. Gp Capt (Prof) R J Vevai – Senior Consultant Ophthalmology
  • Dr. Jayanth Sundar Sampath- Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Manohar T- Consultant Urologist
  • Dr. Sonal Agrawal- Consultant Pediatrician


Survey No. 10P & 12P, Ramagondanahal,
Varthur Kodi, Whitefield,
Bangalore East – 560066

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Manipal Hospital, Whitefield

Manipal Hospital is a leading tertiary healthcare facility in Bengaluru equipped with the latest technology and high end infrastructure. Its team of qualified medical and paramedical staff ensure that any patient in its premises is given the best possible level of care. Manipal hospital is home to several centres of excellence that strive to innovate and deliver evidence based medical care.

Manipal Hospital, Whitefield

Salient Features

  • Inpatient capacity of 280 beds
  • Emphasis given on preventive care
  • Hospital attached with educational institutions encouraging constant training of medical personnel and research based activities
  • Round the clock radiology, laboratory and pharma services available
  • Centres of Excellence in the departments of endocrinology, maternity care, laboratory medicine, kidney care and psychiatry
  • Accommodation facility available for both patients and their relatives
  • Financing and insurance option available to bear treatment expenses
  • Robotic surgeries performed here

Esteemed panel of doctors

  • Dr. G Chandrashekhar, Cardiac Surgeon
  • Dr. Anand Lingan, Interventional Cardiologist
  • Dr. Anand R Shenoy, Cardiologist
  • Dr. Praveen Bharadwaj, Dermatologist
  • Dr. Vijaya Sarathi H A, Endocrinologist
  • Dr. Vijay Rangachari, ENT Surgeon
  • Dr. Anitha Kumari A M, ENT Specialist
  • Dr. Shahina Anjum, Fetal Medicine Specialist
  • Dr. Magnus Jayaraj Mansard, GI and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
  • Dr. Rupesh Kalyan, Gastroenterologist
  • Dr. Aritra Ghosh, General Surgeon
  • Dr. Ramya V Raghavan, Internal Medicine Specialist
  • Dr. Amrith Raj Rao. Genito-Urosurgeon
  • Dr. Ravishankar B, Nephrologist
  • Dr. Aneeta Talwar, Gynecologist and Obstertrician
  • Dr. Tasneem Nishah Shah, Gynecologist and Obstertrician
  • Dr. Somashekhar S P, Surgical Oncologist
  • Dr. Ashwin Rajagopal, Surgical Oncologist
  • Dr Geetha S, Ophthalmologist
  • Dr. Kumardev Arvind Rajamanya, Orthopedic Surgeon


Manipal Hospitals Whitefield
#143, 212-2015, EPIP Industrial Area,
Off Hoodi Village, KR Puram Hobli,
KIADB Export Promotion Industrial Area,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048

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Hosmat Hospital, Magrath Road

With the vision and initiative of Dr. Thomas A Chandy, Hosmat is one of a kind hospital which offers services exclusively dedicated to treating accident-trauma, orthopedic & neurological problems and explores the field of sports medicine. It is a well known joint replacement centre equipped with the latest technology in Bengaluru which has carved a niche for itself; not only in India, but Asia as well.

Hosmat Hospital, Magrath Road

Salient Features

  • A capacity of 350 beds expanding to 500
  • An NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) accredited facility
  • Awarded ISO9002 – TUV certification for being the best orthopedic & joint replacement hospital
  • Diagnostic facilities include X-ray, MRI scan, CT scan, color doppler, ultrasonography, FNAC, bone densitometry and KT 1000 knee arthrometer
  • Presently the only medical facility in Bengaluru equipped with non-claustrophobic MRI system
  • Well equipped laboratory services along with facilities for conducting various diagnostic tests like EEG, ENMG, treadmill tests, echocardiography, ECG, etc.
  • A dedicated center for kinematic study (movement study) of joints available
  • Highly qualified team of doctors and allied staff to deliver prompt healthcare of good standard
  • Medical staff specialized in managing emergencies, polytrauma and neurological disorders, both acquired and congenital

Esteemed panel of doctors

  • Dr. Thomas A Chandy. Orthopedic
  • Dr. Rudraprasad, Orthopedic
  • Dr. Prakash N C, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Bushan Joseph, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Yogesh Pithwa, Spine Surgeon
  • Dr. Preethi Singh, Neurologist
  • Dr. Anuradha Navaneetham, Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Dr. Ninan Thomas, Urologist
  • Dr. Anupama Kumar, Rheumatologist
  • Dr. Deepu N K, Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Ganesh Nayak, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Dr. A Raghavan, Surgical Oncologist


Hosmat Hospital
#45 Magrath Road, Off Richmond Road,
Bangalore – 560 025 INDIA

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Columbia Asia, Hebbal

The first Columbia Asia center to be established in India, it holds high reputation in its region providing quality healthcare with its team of qualified medical professionals along with cutting edge technology. Since its inception in 2005, it provides services in multiple disciplines of medicine to both national and international patients.

Columbia Asia, Hebbal

Salient Features

  • Capacity of 90 beds
  • NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) recognized medical facility
  • Special clinics dealing in liver disorders and aerospace medicine
  • Round the clock services available for managing emergencies, radiology, pharmacy, labor and ambulance
  • Diagnostic facilities include well equipped laboratory, CT scan, MRI scan, digitized radiography, picture archival communicator system, ultrasound and color doppler
  • Separate facility for pediatric and neonatal intensive care
  • Preventive healthcare given high priority, especially cancer screening

Esteemed panel of doctors

  • Dr. Ajit K Huilgol, General Surgeon
  • Dr. Nirmala Mohan, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, IVF Specialist
  • Dr. S Sudhakar, Nephrologist
  • Dr. Ananda R, Pediatrician
  • Dr. Anil Ramakrishna, Neurologist
  • Dr. Anusham A Anantharam, Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Arjun Srivatsa, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Aruna Prasad, Dermatologist
  • Dr. Basawantrao Malipatil, Medical Oncologist
  • Dr. Chandrashekhar M, Anesthesiologist
  • Dr. D M Mahesh, Endocrinologist
  • Dr. Girish Anand M S, ENT Specialist
  • Dr. Govind Nandakumar, Gastrointestinal Surgeon
  • Dr. Hirennappa B Udnur, Pulmonologist
  • Dr. Leena C D, Obstetrician and Gynecologist


Columbia Asia Hospital
Kirloskar Business Park, Bellary Road,
Hebbal, Bangalore – 560024

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Top Government / Missionary Hospitals in Bangalore/Bengaluru

List of the best government / missionary hospitals in Bengaluru:

  1. St John Medical College Hospital
  2. Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital
  3. Victoria Hospital
  4. St. Philomena Hopsital

St John Medical College Hospital

The St John Medical College Hospital in Bangalore provides tertiary treatments and care to patients. Known for its acclaimed doctors and an infrastructure that suits quick healing, the hospital has gained considerable recognition as being a leading entity for super specialty treatments.

St John Medical College Hospital, Bangalore

Salient Features

  • 1200 hospital beds
  • Hi-tech diagnostic facilities
  • Competent medical fraternity
  • Sophisticated equipment
  • NABL accredited hospital
  • ISO certification

Esteemed panel of Doctors

  • Dr. M.J. Saji, Orthopedic Consultant
  • Dr. Indumathi CK, Pediatrics Consultant
  • Dr. Elizabeth Vallikad, Gynecologist
  • Dr. Mohan A, Urologist
  • Dr. Bhargavi Pawar, Ophthalmologist
  • Dr. Anthony P. Rozaria, Gastroenterologist
  • Dr. Arun Kumar Haridas, Surgeon (Cardiothoracic)
  • Dr. M.J. Santosh, Cardiologist
  • Dr. Kuttappa, Anesthesiologist
  • Dr. Vineesh K. Varghese, Neurosurgeon


Sarjapur Road, Opposite BDA Complex,
Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034

Phone: 080 2206 5008

Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital

Located in Shivajinagar, Bangalore, the Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital has set an example of being one of the oldest hospital and yet providing treatment and facilities of highest standards to patients. Providing an humane touch while healing patients is the forte for this health care institution.

Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, Bangalore

Salient Features

  • Comprehensive facilities for treatments
  • Modern equipments and infrastructure
  • High standards for medical aid
  • Expert doctors and nursing staff
  • Quality care

Esteemed panel of Doctors

  • Dr. Abhijeet Chavan, Surgeon (Orthopedic)
  • Dr. Harindranath Ranganath, Surgeon (General)
  • Dr. Anand Alladi, Surgeon (Pediatric)
  • Dr. B. Ravinshankar Bhat, Gastroenterologist
  • Dr. Shilpa Bhat, Dermatologist
  • Dr. Asha Benakappa, Pediatrician
  • Dr. G.T. Subhas, Neurologist
  • Dr. Sudha, Gynecologist
  • Dr. K.H. Srinivas, Ophthalmologist
  • Dr. Amrit Kadam, Radiologist
  • Dr. Keshavmurthy, Physician (General)


Near Shivajinagar Bus Stand, Bangalore

Telephone: 080-2532 7715 – 04, 080-2559 2813 – 08, 080-2559 1362 – 07,
080-2532 7713 – 06-104, 080-2532 7714 – 05, 080-2557 1804 – 02

Victoria Hospital

Victoria Hospital was founded in the year 1897 by Her Highness Kempananjammani Avaru who was the then Maharani Regent of Mysore. The hospital was established to commemorate completion of 60 years of Queen Victoria’s reign. It’s a multi-specialty hospital that caters to needs of every patient. The hospital provides high quality emergency medical services for all departments.

Victoria Hospital, Bangalore

Salient Features

  • Hospital provides cost effective and best possible medical service in departments like dermatology, orthopedics etc.
  • Medical staff is caring and concerned
  • Service caters to all emergency situations
  • Facilities such as 24 hour working laboratory, well-equipped operation theater, radiology department with X-ray and many more
  • Different wards available to help patients with varied budgets
  • Unique ward with 50 beds for burn patients
  • Various Government health schemes available for needy

Esteemed panel of Doctors

  • Dr. Ramesh Krishna, Senior Orthopedist
  • Dr. Ramalingaiah, Orthopedist
  • Dr. P. K. Raju, Orthopedist
  • Dr. S. Sacchidanand, Senior Dermatologist
  • Dr. H.V. Natraja, Dermatologist
  • Dr. B. Leelavathy, DErmatologist
  • Dr. Shankarappa M, Senior Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Ramesha K T, Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. Smitha S Segu, Plastic Surgeon
  • Dr. M.D. Patil, Senior Cardiothoraic Surgeon
  • Dr. S.Sosale, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Dr. Deepak Kumar Sinha, Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Victoria Hospital,
City Market,
Bangalore -560 002

Phone: 080 2670 1150

St. Philomena Hopsital

St. Philomena hospital was established in the year 1937 and was founded by J.M.J sisters and was headed by Dr. St. Mary Veronica Pitt. It is a multi-specialty hospital that provides excellent medical treatment. It stands true to its motto of “Love, Care and Share.”

St. Philomena Hospital, Bangalore

Salient Features

  • The hospital provides quality medical services in wide range of medical disciplines
  • Facility of round the clock pharmacy
  • Patient can also avail blood bank facility in case of emergency
  • Laboratory services are also offered for quick diagnosis of diseases
  • Supportive and attentive medical staff
  • Over 20,000 in-patients served annually
  • Subsidized services for needy
  • 450 hospital beds available

Esteemed panel of Doctors

  • Dr. C.B.Patil, Cardiologist
  • Dr. Subash ChandraMBBS, Cardiologist
  • Dr. Naveen A, Cardiologist
  • Dr. B.R. Alevoor Rajaram Bhat, Neurologist
  • Dr. Ravi Shankar D, Orthopedist
  • Dr. Venkatesh Prasad J.B, Orthopedist
  • Dr. Raghavendra, Orthopedist
  • Dr. Vijiyan P, Urologist
  • Dr. U Chandrashekhar Rao, Urologist
  • Dr. Kisalay Saurav, Dermatologist
  • Dr. Venkatachala K, Oncologist
  • Dr. Shabeer S. Zaveri, Oncologist
  • Dr. Murali Subramanian, Oncologist
  • Dr. Suresh U. Baliga, ENT Specialist
  • Dr. Mohamed Hashims, ENT Specialist


No-4, Mother Theresa Road,
Near Life Style, Vivek Nagar Post,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560047

Phone: 080 4016 4433

Dr Monica Das’s book ‘Memoirs and More’ released

New Delhi: Dr Monica Das’s book ‘Memoirs and More’ was released on 6th April. The book is woven around the relics and legacy of Vyasa Kavi Fakir Mohan Senapati. Monica Das is the great grand daughter of this legendary figure. The book launch was at the Centre for Social development ,KK Birla Marg, India International Centre, New Delhi. It received rave reviews. The function was presided over by justice Ananga Patnaik, former judge of Supreme court of India.Mr Lalit Mansingh was the chief guest who spoke eloquently.

Key note speaker was eminent prof Delhi univetsity Manoranjan Mohanty who is also director CSD. Mr Gokul Patnaik retd IAS, president Odisha forum and Dr Bulbul Share James were the two discussants. All the speakers were ecstatic about the book and spoke very highly about the author and her style of writing. The book has been hailed very enthusiastically by the cognoscenti and has been spoken of as a historically significant book. Also considered as important for posterity.

ANC stops Youth League book burning plan

South Africa’s ruling ANC has blocked a plan by a faction within its youth league to burn a book critical of the party’s secretary general. The Free State Youth League disrupted the launch of the book because they claim that the allegations of corruption against Ace Magashule are false.

In his book, Gangster State: unravelling Ace Magashule’s Web of Capture, South African journalist, Pieter-Louis Myburgh, alleges that Magashule was deeply involved in corrupt activities while he was the premier of the Free State province.

On 9 April, members of the ANC Youth League from the Free State province ripped up several books and vandalised the book store in the Sandton district of Johannesburg where the launch event was taking place.

The ANC said it had not authorised the protest and added that the incident undermined freedom of speech.

I will be mobilizing @MYANC ( NWC ) to urgently bring those involved in the disruption of the #GangsterState #AceMagashule book launch before a disciplinary committee. Those thugs have brought the ANC name into disrepute. They have trashed our hard worn democracy . pic.twitter.com/LIq3SnX4Yn  Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) April 10, 2019

“The ANC will not tolerate the disruption of book launches and the threat to burn books by its members,” the party said in a statement. “We see this as a sign of disrespect for democratic principles. All South Africans have a right to free speech even if we disagree with them.”

Sello Pietersen, the spokesperson of the Free State ANC Youth League, told News 24: “After we had released our statement with the intention to burn the book because we disagree with its propaganda, the ANC leadership engaged us and indicated that burning the book will not assist anything in terms of achieving our objectives and that they did not agree with the burning of the book.”

Myburgh’s book explores the political trajectory of Magashule who was the premier of Free State province between 2009 and 2018.

Magashule is being accused of nepotism, links with the controversial Gupta family, influencing tenders and contracts which earned him the nickname of Mr Ten Per Cent.

The ANC’s spokesperson, Dakota Legoete, said that the book is a ploy to tarnish the ANC ahead of elections due on 8 May.

Professor Lesiba Teffo, a political analyst at the University of South Africa, added: “There is no doubt that this is damaging for the ANC. “This is a man [Ace Magashule] who has been in power for many years. And it is his colleagues who are saying that he has been corrupt. They are saying look at the evidence of how he has been behaving.

“And there are many people who are willing to confirm that under oath.

“What Myburgh said is in the public domain. He added the details and nuances of it all. And Myburgh put it together in a scientific and scholarly way.”


While the ANC is accusing Myburgh of spreading fake news, it is also saying that this issue concerns the secretary general and not the party.

“The ANC has not distanced itself from Magashule,” Teffo added. “All they found was a technical way to say it is a personal matter [which] does not have anything to do with the organisation.

“So, it is like there are two ‘Ace’s here. The one we [the ANC] embrace is the Ace [who is] the secretary general but the other Ace we don’t embrace and he must be on his own.”

Teffo highlights the contradictory statements made by the ANC who claims the issue with the book is a personal matter that only concerns its secretary general but at the same time it tarnishes the image of the party.

Teffo argues since most of the allegations contained in the book are already in the public domain, the party cannot now claim that the book is a fabrication of lies just because elections are around the corner.

Exclusive Books doors being closed. Remember you can still get your copy online or at all leading bookstores countrywide. Fake news? Or did #GangsterState by @PLMyburgh hit the nail right on the head? Decide for yourself. #AceMagashule pic.twitter.com/ucPKsMDgdy  Penguin Books SA (@PenguinBooksSA) April 9, 2019

Youth League plays race card

Pietersen said that Myburgh’s book is garbage. “The intention is to create the impression that the leadership of the ANC is corrupt … precisely a few days before the national elections.”

Protester Thabo Baleni, the spokesperson for the Fezile Dabi region ANC Youth League, said he was critical of the Caucasians who “come up with things so desperate.”

Teffo said playing the race card is a trite argument played by a cornered politician.

“Africans or Blacks in South Africa are sick and tired of that because people do not want to own up,” he added.

“They are quick to blame any person, all of the more if of Caucasian descent, when they cannot say anything sensible. That card has lost currency.”

Inside Apple’s megafactories [Cult of Mac Magazine 292]

Exclusive outtakes from Leander’s new book on Tim Cook take you inside Apple’s innovative manufacturing process. 
Cover: Marty Cortinas/Cult of Mac

In case you haven’t heard, our fearless leader (Cult of Mac founder and publisher Leander Kahney) has a new book coming soon. It’s called Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level, and it offers an eye-opening look at the Apple CEO.

Unfortunately, Leander couldn’t squeeze all the info he gathered into a single book. So we’re publishing a series of outtakes dealing with Apple’s innovative approach to manufacturing the world’s greatest computers.

Catch up on all the outtakes so far — starting with a peek inside Apple’s megafactories — in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Or use the links below to stay in your browser. Either way, you’ll get all the outtakes from the Cook book, plus the week’s best Apple news, how-tos and reviews.

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Is Selena Gomez dating former One Direction star Niall Horan? Find out the truth

Is Selena Gomez dating former One Direction star Niall Horan? Find out the truth

Since the past few days, Selena Gomez is rumoured to be dating former One Direction star, Niall Horan. This is not the first time Selena and Niall are rumoured to be seeing each other. They have been romantically linked in the past as well. Read on!

Ever since Selena Gomez parted ways with Justin Bieber, the ‘I Can’t Get Enough’ singer is being linked to many eligible bachelors in Hollywood. A few months ago, the singer-songwriter was rumoured to be dating the Baywatch actor Zac Efron. However, the reports turned out to be fake. Since the past few days, Selena is rumoured to be dating former One Direction star, Niall Horan.

This is not the first time Selena and Niall are rumoured to be seeing each other. They have been romantically linked in the past as well. The recent rumours started after they both were spotted sitting at a table together by music journalist Mike Wass.

Taking to his Twitter page, Mike tweeted, “The @LewisCapaldi showcase was incredible. This guy’s a f***ing star! (Also, unless I’m hallucinating, Selegend & Niall were sitting at the table next to me).”

The @LewisCapaldi showcase was incredible. This guy’s a fucking star! (Also, unless I’m hallucinating, Selegend & Niall were sitting at the table next to me) pic.twitter.com/saKtmJZEyc

— Mike Wass (@mikewassmusic) April 4, 2019

Post the tweet, several fans started shipping Niall and Selena. However, HollywoodLife recently got in touch with a source close to Selena and turns out, there’s no truth to these dating rumours. “Selena thinks Niall is great and loves his music but they are not boyfriend and girlfriend despite some of the rumors,” said the source. The source further added that though Selena thinks Niall is cute, they are not in any romantic relationship.

The source close to the former Disney star further added that Selena is currently singer. Right now, the singer is busy focusing on her mental health. She’s also spending a lot of time with her non-celebrity friends to cope up with her mental health.

For the uninitiated, Selena is also working on her upcoming album. Talking about the same, Selena had revealed that she’s quite nervous about her upcoming project and is taking things slowly.