A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

February 16, 2024

In an age where birth of a nation is a minor event, birth of a child is a curse, the birth of a newspaper is bound to be a non-event. More so when its founders and the Editor are from among the common men with no past of any distinction. Which is why there was no ceremonial inauguration of the publication of Star of Mysore or any promotional campaign.

It is natural, our readers may want to know what manner of a newspaper this Star of Mysore will be. A run-of-the-mill type that flutters and falls gently, like an unwanted old leaf, through the window into your drawing room every evening or the one that will interest you to welcome home and read with pleasure.

Yes, the Star of Mysore is conceived and produced to belong to the latter category.

This is a local paper and as such we are more interested in what is happening in our immediate surroundings rather than in the distant Delhi everyday.

Our investigative reporter will sneak into the Municipal Council Hall, go nosing around University campus, walk footloose along the Police beat, amble into the hospitals and slink under the seat of power to publish in cold print all that you always wanted to know but could not. Now a STAR is born to fulfil that need.

We, the publishers, reporters and the Editor are aware of our responsibility to our readers. And it is our hope that we will be able to find a responsive readership in you. We are also aware that in the final analysis, it is your patronage and support (both from the readers and the advertisers) that will sustain us in our noble goals and work-a-day life.

The best cannot come in the beginning. We have many constraints. We are improving now and will improve as days pass by. You will soon find better headline types, brighter layout and excellent printing. We are trying. The Star must shine.

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  1. Murugendra says:

    Congratulations SOM,, the day is never finished without reading SOM,, from last 10years i have been out of my city travelling across the globe but still my day woudn’t finish without opening the website and have a glimpse of http://www.starofmysore.com, Thankyou for keeping us informed each and every minute informations about Mysore and surroundings,

  2. Nice to hear about your 40 years of accomplishment. Its a great achievement. I remember Sadhvi a Kannada evening paper was the only local news paper we had in the 60’s when I was in school. Well Star of Mysore brought a new light to Mysore 40 years ago, still shining very bright. For the past 23 years I have been leaving abroad, but have not stopped reading your paper even for a day. I have read so many interesting articles which makes me real nostalgic and takes me back to those wonderful years of my childhood and youth in this great cultural and educational hub. Thanks for keeping this paper alive and serving the community. Good job and many congratulations.


    Many congratulations on this remarkable achievement of being able to report quality news and staying relevant in this day and age! I have been far away from Mysore, in the U.S for the past 10 years and I SOM is my bridge to connect with the goings-on in and around our beloved royal city. May the Star continue to shine, year after year!

  4. Shanky says:

    Late Reply


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 45 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


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