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In tune with Earth forces
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In tune with Earth forces

Avoid land, which is too wet, to the extent that the place is prone to getting waterlogged. On the other hand, also avoid land which is too dry to the extent that vegetation getting starved of water and burnt by the Sun. In other words, it must be balanced with regard to the quality of…

Can the Three Language Formula be implemented?
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Can the Three Language Formula be implemented?

By B. Shakira Jabeen  The Union Government had constituted Education Commission in 1964 under the Chairmanship of Prof. D.S. Kothari to review the entire educational setup and recommend changes. The report touched upon every aspect of education ­— aims, objectives, structure, syllabus, teaching methods, pay structure, language in education, science, strength of the class, etc….

‘Translating timeless poems’
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‘Translating timeless poems’

By N. Niranjan Nikam Title:  Caught in the World of   Binaries — Selected poems of  Prof. K.S. Nisar Ahmed Edited by: C.N. Ramachandran & M.S. Raghunath Pages: 252 Price: Rs.310 Publisher: Manipal University Press These are troubled times (when was it ever not!) when we are caught in the world of binaries. As Mark…

Men at Work: Overhead Power Cables Go Underground
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Men at Work: Overhead Power Cables Go Underground

Frayed cables — often live — dangle at head-height on many streets, making safe navigation of the already treacherous pavements even harder. Other wires are left to bunch up near poles, creeping hazardously across the narrow footpaths. Like many city streets, the thoroughfares of Mysuru are festooned with electrical cables, a black web that hangs…

A German Baker’s Sourdough offering for Mysureans
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A German Baker’s Sourdough offering for Mysureans

By Arathi Menon There is something about Dina’s sourdough bread and you need to eat it to believe it. To the uninitiated, sourdough is perhaps the oldest form of bread there is. It is believed that the ancient Egyptians discovered this style of fermentation by accident around 1,500 BC. It spread first to Greece and…

Jayachamaraja Wadiyar enlivened through Art
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Jayachamaraja Wadiyar enlivened through Art

By R.G. Singh e-mail: [email protected]   The year-long birth centenary celebrations of Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, the last Maharaja of erstwhile Princely State of Mysore, has begun at the Mysore Palace today. The celebrations are being organised by Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Foundation headed by Pramoda Devi Wadiyar. Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, the 25th ruler of Mysore, who ascended the…

So many different Indras
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So many different Indras

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist When we speak of Indra, we must keep in mind that the scriptures refer to six different types of Indra, belonging to different periods of history. The first is the Vedic Indra. He is the primary God of the Rig Veda, described as riding a chariot,…

SKYWATCH: Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 17
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SKYWATCH: Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 17

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer The most amazing and evident astronomical event in the sky is an ‘Eclipse.’ None can forget the mesmerising Supermoon, Bloodmoon, Total Lunar Eclipse that occurred on January 31 last year! This astronomical occurrence has been memorable and millions witnessed this spectacular spectacle. Analogously, last year on July 27…

Power of fascinating Numeral ‘8’
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Power of fascinating Numeral ‘8’

Research into science of ancient Vaastu and Vedic astrology reveals that numbers have a deeper meaning and unique strength. The science of Feng Shui also has its roots to numbers and the basis of Feng Shui is symbolically represented by Yin and Yang which in the modern times corresponds to the binary digits of “1…

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