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Anti-Conversion Bill & Caste Issues
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Anti-Conversion Bill & Caste Issues

May 14, 2022

The Karnataka Government has decided to take the Ordinance route to introduce the contentious Anti-Conversion Bill. Congress party has opposed it. Do we need this law? Yes, but a tempered version. Today, religious conversion has nothing to do with faith; it has to do with vote-banks. Mahatma Gandhi recognised this very early and said, “Today,…

Flex-City
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Flex-City

May 7, 2022

Mysuru has been called a Royal Heritage City, but it feels like we’re living in ‘Flex city’ for a while now. Our city is suffering the menace of flex hoardings and banners everywhere — at Circles, on buildings, on footpaths and on trees. Now they’re climbing up the hill! Two weeks ago, the muhurat of…

Can Congress stop working for Bjp?
Columns, Point of View

Can Congress stop working for Bjp?

May 3, 2022

By T.J.S. George Some of our regional languages have a wisdom saying that goes: “Dad, don’t keep beating me.  I won’t improve.” The current equivalent of that wisdom is: “Fellow citizens, don’t prefer this party over that.  All are stuck in the same rut of opportunism.”  For a democracy, this is a tragic situation. But…

Devaraja Market and Lansdowne buildings: ‘To be or not to be’ dilemma faced by the authorities
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Devaraja Market and Lansdowne buildings: ‘To be or not to be’ dilemma faced by the authorities

April 28, 2022

The Mysuru District Heritage Committee presided over by its Chairman Dr. Bagadi Gautham, who is also the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Mysuru, took a very special and important decision in its meeting held on 14th of this month. The decision was to demolish over a hundred-year-old Devaraja Market building and the Lansdowne building, considered heritage…

Rains, weak trees and buildings
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Rains, weak trees and buildings

April 23, 2022

We all love a good monsoon, but we also dread it. From mid-June through the end of September, the monsoon brings torrential rain, violent thunderstorms and high wind, turning trees and old properties into death traps. This year, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has been proactive and has surveyed to identify weak trees that pose…

Of Men and Beasts!
Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

Of Men and Beasts!

April 17, 2022

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem There was a report two days ago that the elephant safari at the Bandipur National Park, which had been stopped for some years, would be resumed soon. This, I am told, is to put to good use the excess number of tamed elephants that are now overcrowding the nearby Rampura…

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