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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…

Mysuru Central Public Library: A mirage, why?
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Mysuru Central Public Library: A mirage, why?

By Bhamy V. Shenoy Why is Mysuru unconcerned about not having a world-class or at least a decent public library worthy of a knowledge city and a city of culture? Why are the intellectuals, professionals, teachers, officials, philanthropists of our city apathetic? A magnificent library will be like a shining jewel to our city. An…

Meet the young yoga champ of our city
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Meet the young yoga champ of our city

Just four years into learning yoga, this young girl has reached the highest level of winning medals not just in the National-level but in the International-level as well. Meet, city’s young yoga champ Kushi Hemachandra, a 9th student of St. Joseph’s Central School, Vijayanagar. Kushi is not only adept in various asanas but has also…

An Easter in Moscow
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An Easter in Moscow

By Girija Madhavan Churches in Mysuru will soon prepare for Easter, Good Friday being on the 14th and Easter Sunday on the 16th of April. Photos of Easter last year at Saint Gregorios Orthodox Syrian Church in Mysuru reminded me of an Easter thirty-three years ago in Moscow in the former Soviet Union. We lived…

Tete-a-tete with Rafi’s daughter…
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Tete-a-tete with Rafi’s daughter…

The legendary singer Mohammed Rafi’s daughter Nasreen Ahmad and son-in-law Meraj Ahmad were in city recently as guests of honour for ‘Adab Rafi-2’ organised by Rotary Ivory City Mysuru. The couple arrived at a Club in the evening in a car driven by a young lady.  They were greeted and as the young lady came…

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