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A report on the Night of Shiva
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A report on the Night of Shiva

I have always wondered what happens on Shivaratri…do people actually pray at temples all night long? Do people fast? Do people feel a sense of spirituality? And are the whispers that some people sit around playing cards and getting high true? Also what happens in our city on the night of Shiva? Is it crowded?…

Pet talk: February 22
Columns, Pet Talk

Pet talk: February 22

By Maneka Gandhi Maneka, in this week’s Pet Talk, explains why it is not safe to give paracetamol to a dog? Why dog’s gums turn black? Why a dog pass blood in his urine? Why does a dog eat mulch? And also gives tips to treat dry skin of cats and mange on a cat…

Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad
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Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Numismatists (specialists in ancient coin research) all over South India are congregating at Hyderabad on 18th and 19th February 2017. It was originally called Bhagyanagar but now it is Hyderabad. The occasion is the 27th Annual Conference of South…

Mysuru calling, why are you not going?
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy

Mysuru calling, why are you not going?

Last Tuesday the Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep invited about 30 persons, each with some knowledge of or connection to tourism, for a friendly, informal discussion and to receive suggestions to improve tourism in Mysuru city and district. In a way, it was like reinventing the wheel; rediscovering Mysuru as a tourist destination. I was also…

A Scholarly Orientalist from Mysuru Alladi Mahadeva Sastry
Mysore Memories

A Scholarly Orientalist from Mysuru Alladi Mahadeva Sastry

By Girija Madhavan Recently, the Oriental Research Institute (ORI) in Mysuru marked its 125th anniversary. It was set up in Mysore in 1891 by Maharaja Chamaraja Wadiyar Bahadur. Now called the Oriental Research Institute, it is a magnificent building, which combines graceful Romanesque arches with classical Indian sculptures. Star of Mysore has published articles on…

The times when the sky fell on me!
Over A Cup of Evening Tea

The times when the sky fell on me!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD As a practising Physician, I have had my share of quite a few very hilarious but very embarrassing situations although the ones concerning my patients cannot be revealed to my readers because of the very personal and very confidential relationship any doctor has with his or her patients. I…

When my half-truth gave confidence to my friend…
Mofussil Musings

When my half-truth gave confidence to my friend…

By Dr. M.N. Ajay Nagabhushan, IAS ‘A half-truth is a whole lie’ — Jewish proverb Chandresh was in my class in  Pre-University College, South Bangalore, before I joined my MBBS course. We both had gone to the same coaching class for the Common Entrance Test for professional colleges. He was a very hard-working student and…

A Metrosexual Adventure
In Black & White

A Metrosexual Adventure

I go to a barber shop called ‘Big Boss’ right behind my office in Bannimantap. And they do a pretty good job of keeping me pretty, or at least I thought so… until I visited a local fancy hotel’s in-house barber shop or as we ‘neo-sophisticated’ Mysureans call ‘Saaay LON.’ As I walked in, there…

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