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India’s China War of 1962: A Historical Review
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India’s China War of 1962: A Historical Review

In the context of Dalai Lama’s recent visit to Tawang and Bomdila By U. B.  Acharya Preamble On 20th October 1962, we the students living in the hostel heard the news that in the early hours of that morning, Chinese forces had run over our positions along the NEFA (now Arunachal Pradesh) border killing several…

Take a bite: Mango fever grips city
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Take a bite: Mango fever grips city

Prices are affordable; have gone up only by 5 percent compared to last year, say traders By S. Kenneth Shishir Growing larger and slowly changing from bright green to glowing yellow, the ripening mangos now dominate Mysuru markets. And every Mysurean — young and the old — is keen on titillating his/ her taste-buds. The…

WEEKEND STAR SUPPLEMENT: A new-look Nisargadhama
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WEEKEND STAR SUPPLEMENT: A new-look Nisargadhama

By Raghu Hebbale Kaveri Nisargadhama, a beautiful 64-acre island near Kushalnagar on the Mysuru-Madikeri Highway, has been renovated and beautified by the Forest Department. The nature park, surrounded by River Cauvery, is an ideal weekend getaway for those who yearn to be amidst nature, far from the madding crowd. This Weekend Star Supplement presents an…

Remembering the legendary Martin David Crowe
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Remembering the legendary Martin David Crowe

By Prof. B.K. Viswanath It was in the month of March 2016 that a great New Zealand stylish batsman, Martin David Crowe was felled by cancer. As a tribute to the great player I would like to place this piece of writing, a wreath on the tombstone of this great cricketer. As an outstanding cricketer…

Natarajotsava – Natl. level Dance Fest
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Natarajotsava – Natl. level Dance Fest

Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre (VPAC), one of the most prestigious institutions, training students in Bharatanatyam in Mysuru, had organised a 3-day National-level Festival — ‘Natarajotsava’ at Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on JLB Road in city last month. Prof. Niranjan Vanalli, Registrar, KSGH Music and Performing Arts University, inaugurated the festival. Dr. M. Surya Prasad, a…

A former Mysore University Vice-Chancellor speaks
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A former Mysore University Vice-Chancellor speaks

If there is one person who made a difference to the University of Mysore in recent years after D. Vijaydevraj Urs (1976–1979), it is the immediate past Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. K.S. Rangappa. Even his staunchest opponents grudgingly acknowledge it. There was never a dull moment in his 4-year tenure at the Karnataka State Open University…

Chinnara Mela: A Summer Retreat
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Chinnara Mela: A Summer Retreat

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers Come April, Rangayana premises is a beehive of activities as children take part in the annual Chinnara Mela and enjoy their summer holidays by indulging in creative arts taught to them by resource persons at the renowned theatre repertory. This season, the summer sun is soaring up with the highest of…

Siya Khode: An epitome of  bravery
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Siya Khode: An epitome of bravery

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers There are several examples of children becoming national heroes for their act of bravery and being honoured with National Bravery Awards for saving people’s lives. Recipients of such awards are taken on a parade during the annual Republic Day celebrations on Rajpath in New Delhi. One among the children who were…

Ramanavami Sangeethotsava by Sri Ramabhyudaya Sabha
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Ramanavami Sangeethotsava by Sri Ramabhyudaya Sabha

A treat of tuneful music concerts… By M.L. Krishnaswami Sri Ramabhyudaya Sabha has been celebrating Ramanavami festival for many decades in its Rama Mandira on Vinoba Road in Shivarampet and for the last four years, changed the venue to a large spacious, well-built, rain-proof pandal in the Alamma Choultry premises which can accommodate over 500…

Water: Whose business is it anyway?
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Water: Whose business is it anyway?

Voices from the Grassroots By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Last week on my early morning walk, I could not resist the temptation of walking up to a middle-aged woman washing the entrance to her house. She seemed to be oblivious to any concerns of water scarcity and was pouring large quantities of precious fresh water onto…

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