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Puram or Nagara?
Voice of The Reader

Puram or Nagara?

Sir, I wish to draw the attention of our Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) officials concerned including the incumbent DC and his predecessors as to whether they are aware of the difference in the meaning of ‘Puram’ and ‘Nagara’? Puram means Extension, Mohalla or Layout. Example: Chamarajapuram, Lakshmipuram, Saraswathipuram, Chamundipuram,…

Why be depressed? Cheer up!
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Why be depressed? Cheer up!

Sir, This refers to the write-up titled ‘World Health Day: Depression – Let’s talk Lifestyle’ by Dr. B. R. Pai (Star of Mysore dated Apr. 3). Cambridge English Dictionary defines Depression as ‘the state of feeling very unhappy and without hope for the future; a mental illness in which a person is very unhappy and…

Alarm Bell rings for Missing Persons from Mysuru
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Alarm Bell rings for Missing Persons from Mysuru

Sir, Ever since I took up residence in Mysuru nearly 20 years ago, I have been subscribing to Star of Mysore. The coverage of local news and the Abracadabra column which amuses, provokes, educates and also thought-provoking has kept me hooked to SOM. Of late, a news item which keeps popping up with unfailing regularity,…

Check rampant traffic violations across city
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Check rampant traffic violations across city

Sir, A number of letters have appeared in Star of Mysore regarding rampant traffic violations in the city. What is intriguing is the silence on the part of the authorities concerned. The cops and home guards are lax in their duties. They will always be busy on their mobile phones. Majority of the home guards…

Swachh Bottom Abhiyan!
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Swachh Bottom Abhiyan!

Sir, It is generally considered a taboo to discuss or debate on personal cleanliness in public. Thanks to Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem for his bold, thought-provoking and timely articles on personal cleanliness in his column ‘Over a cup of evening tea’ [SOM dated Mar.17 and 25]. Under the title ‘Let Clean Bottoms Come First!’ shall…

Residents’ plea to restore street-lights
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Residents’ plea to restore street-lights

Sir, Recently, street-lights were partially disconnected for unknown reasons on T.P. Kailasam Road, opposite Sri Sharada Public School, that comes under Bogadi division of CHESCom. As a result, a stretch of wide and short distanced road surrounded by newly-built residential houses becomes pitch dark by evening. Also due to enormous vacant space around this road,…

Residents’ plea to restore street-lights – II
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Residents’ plea to restore street-lights – II

Sir, The street-lights of 7th Cross, K. M. Puram are defunct for the past 7 months. The indicating boards of Mysuru City Corporation and MysoreOne Services are all also not there. These things combined together are keeping public literally and practically in dark. I request the concerned to enlighten the public by erecting the name…

Killer road humps near Bandipur
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Killer road humps near Bandipur

Sir, On some stretches of  National Highway (NH) 67 passing through Bandipur and Mudumalai forests, the authorities have fixed road humps. It is strange to note that the humps within Karnataka  State are very badly constructed and maintained. Many of the humps are without white stripes and caution boards. But the road humps in Tamil…

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