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A Tale of Two Fountains
Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

A Tale of Two Fountains

February 25, 2024

By Dr. Javeed Nayeem, MD My last article A Tale of Two Cities and Two Clocks, about the Big Ben in London and the Silver Jubilee Clock Tower here in Mysuru, has generated a good amount of some very interesting discussion between my readers and me. Needless to say, most senior Mysureans are pretty fascinated…

Yella OK, MUDA Beke?
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Yella OK, MUDA Beke?

February 24, 2024

Ah, behold the whimsical tale of Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA), a veritable comedy of errors in the grand theatre of urban planning ! As we eagerly await the spectacle of their annual Budget presentation on Feb. 28, one cannot help but wonder: Yella OK, MUDA Beke?  Last year’s Budget left Mysureans scratching their heads…

A time to pray and remember
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns, Top Stories

A time to pray and remember

February 20, 2024

Men behind city’s perfumed enterprise February 14th every year is Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate love and romance. And February 16th every year is a day to celebrate anniversary of city’s “eccentric” evening english newspaper — Star of Mysore (SOM). Yes, eccentric is the word used by the famous Tourist Guide book of Australia…

God save the King of Kongress
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns, Top Stories

God save the King of Kongress

February 19, 2024

2024 Parliamentary Election: Whither Opposition and Congress? The Parliamentary election 2024 is only a couple of months away and the nation is experiencing a new kind of election fever which we have not seen except in 1977, the post-Emergency Parliamentary election. Then, as expected, the newly cobbled up Opposition parties, under the dynamic and well-accepted…

Love & Loss in DIGITAL AGE
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Love & Loss in DIGITAL AGE

February 16, 2024

Two days ago, on Valentine’s Day, I visited a cousin’s house. There, I met my niece who was visiting home. She’s typically effervescent and exuberant but on that day, she was veiled in an aura of melancholy. The cause? She had just broken up with her boyfriend of over a year. She said they had…

A Tale of Two Cities & Two Clocks !
Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

A Tale of Two Cities & Two Clocks !

February 16, 2024

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem The first part of the title of this article, as is most certainly known to almost all my readers, is actually the title of a very famous historical novel penned by Charles Dickens, published in the year 1859, set in London and Paris, before and during the French Revolution which came to…

Legalising a legacy from long ago!
Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

Legalising a legacy from long ago!

February 4, 2024

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD The recent proclamation of the State Government that the possession of all kinds of wildlife artifacts by citizens would be dealt with by taking very stern legal action, under the Wildlife Act, has become the cause for much concern among people who have been having wildlife artifacts, both small…

Humped & Barricaded: Time to wake up !
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Humped & Barricaded: Time to wake up !

February 3, 2024

Six days ago, within 12 hours, between 9 pm and 9 am, 20 people met with accidents. Three young men lost their lives. Two young women become widows. Three children became fatherless. Three families lost their primary breadwinner and three families were destroyed…all because of two unscientific road humps. Shockingly, not a single MLA has…

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