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Downtown Beautification
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Downtown Beautification

Makeovers, restorations and beautification are happening in Mysuru and it’s all in preparation for one event: Dasara. And the Mysuru City Corporation is desperately trying to make the city look beautiful by roping in artisans. It is a tight balancing act as the civic body has to face flak if something goes wrong or if…

Pallavothsava from tomorrow
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Pallavothsava from tomorrow

Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre Trust, Mysuru, has been conducting Four Main Festivals in a year for the last 35 years. Pallavothsava is being conducted to encourage young and upcoming artistes from different parts of India between the age group of 15 and 35 years. This Festival is open for all forms from different parts of…

Next-Gen Vs the Geriatrics
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Next-Gen Vs the Geriatrics

By U.B. Acharya After the victory of veteran Novak Djokovic at the US Open Tennis Championships last weekend, the most important topic among the tennis experts (Serena Vs the Chair umpire controversy not withstanding), was “Where is the next generation of men’s tennis champions?” To give a background, during the last two years, all the…

Irresponsible way we maintain our heritage buildings
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Irresponsible way we maintain our heritage buildings

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief I was not surprised to read Vikram Muthanna’s column ‘In Black and White’ titled ‘India is beautiful, Indians make it ugly’ published on Saturday 15th September 2018. He has thoughtfully taken the picture of that magnificent entry gate to the Government Guest House facing Bengaluru-Mysuru Road near Ya Allah Mosque. It…

Dr. M. H. Krishna Doyen of Karnataka Archaeology
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Dr. M. H. Krishna Doyen of Karnataka Archaeology

His discoveries of ‘Halmidi Inscription’ (what was then the oldest known Kannada Inscription – 350 A. D.), of the site of lost Mauryan city of ‘Isila’ near Brahmagiri, of Shivaji’s father’s (Shahaji’s) forgotten tomb and his years as Director of the Mysore Archaeological Department where he was responsible for cataloguing nearly two thousand inscriptions is…

Vanishing Tongas…
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Vanishing Tongas…

By M.B. Pavan Kumar Koi Haseena Jab Rooth Jaati Hai’  is one of the famous songs in that 1975 blockbuster movie Sholay, with Basanti (Hema Malini), the tongewali and Veeru (Dharmendra), the ex-convict trying to woo her. But Mysuru has always been known for its tongas and the old Mysureans have been familiar with ‘tak..tak..tak..’…

Mahouts, kavadis pampered with Panchakarma treatment
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Mahouts, kavadis pampered with Panchakarma treatment

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Basically from forests, mahouts and kavadis believe in medicines that have been extracted from roots, tree barks, leaves and even tubers. And to cater to this particular requirement, the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, has established an exclusive Panchakarma unit inside the Mysore…

Harmonising long corridors
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Harmonising long corridors

Adapting the science of Feng Shui one can create a better place of dwelling and enhance the prospects of business and relationship through proper arrangement and alignment. Feng Shui is all about energy levels and alignment of our environment. With a positive frame of mind and the seed of the happiness within us, one could…

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