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A classical treat…
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A classical treat…

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur Vidwan S. Shankar is a fine vocalist who has carved a unique place in the field of Karnatak classical music. Known for his quest for classicism and reverence towards the great Vaggeyakaras, Shankar elevates his listeners to a higher level with his vast repertoire. The clear diction unfurls in a …

Drum Beats Awaken Slum Kids’ Talent
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Drum Beats Awaken Slum Kids’ Talent

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers They are not the neglected lot but the environment, circumstances and the social stigma has made them feel left out which has denied them exploring opportunities to flourish in the society. We are talking about the children who live in the pourakarmika colonies across the cities. Though being a part of…

Tracing Mysore’s Connection with the Crawfords – 2
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Tracing Mysore’s Connection with the Crawfords – 2

[Continued from yesterday] By N. Niranjan Nikam Descendants at Hirvate Estate: “I had never flown in an airplane before in my life. This was the first time and I sat just behind the engine and I hated it. Bahut Kachada,” said David Clement Crawford Lake, grand nephew of Lt.Col. William Loftus Carlton Crawford (1868-1951), sitting…

Tracing Mysore’s Connection with the Crawfords – 1
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Tracing Mysore’s Connection with the Crawfords – 1

Craword Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in the Heritage City of Mysuru. Now, with the founder of University of Mysore Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar’s statue that was installed during the Centenary Celebrations of the University, hardly anyone passes by without offering pranams to the great builder of institutions. However, very little was known…

The transformation of Chikkaputti
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The transformation of Chikkaputti

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Many years ago, I ran chasing young Manjula (whom I used to fondly call Chikkaputti), a 7-year-old Jenukuruba tribal girl. She was determined to escape being caught and was trying her desperate best to avoid coming to our school.  Not someone who would give up easily, I went after her as…

The Sparrows didn’t go…  …We drove them away !
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The Sparrows didn’t go… …We drove them away !

By Ragoo Rao The humble and adorable little birds, chirping and flitting around in our compounds and  courtyards, the House Sparrow is a confirmed hanger on to man ever since humans started depending on agriculture and created settlements. These birds have even been mentioned in most of our mythologies and folklores, along with the common…

A Swiss Souvenir
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A Swiss Souvenir

By Girija Madhavan Tourists collect small souvenirs of their visit to enjoyable holiday spots. For me, our three-year sojourn in Switzerland is a treasured memory. It influenced my outlook and understanding of other cultures. In 1961, my husband was posted to the Indian Embassy in Bern, Switzerland. With our infant son we started from Mysore…

8 steps for positivity
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8 steps for positivity

A time-tested yet simple approach to organise a space to enhance the positive energy is by adapting Feng Shui. Ensuring that you have not deviated from the basic tenets of Feng Shui is quite critical as the Art and Science of Feng Shui is to balance the flow of energy — Chi which is not…

Set up Ward Committees in Mysuru also like in B’luru
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Set up Ward Committees in Mysuru also like in B’luru

By Vasanthkumar Mysoremath, Social Activist With the passing of orders of High Court of Karnataka on 24.4.2017 directing the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to set up Ward Committees within one month, a long fight by civil society groups, networks and individuals across Karnataka over 25 years, has finally ended. This direction by the HC…

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