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Swastika in the Stars
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Swastika in the Stars

October 17, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist If you look to the sky, towards the North and want to identify the Pole Star, you have to first seek the Big Dipper constellation. Dipper means a ladle, the kind used to put ghee in the yagna fire. This ladle-shaped constellation has seven stars. In…

Capturing listeners…
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Capturing listeners…

October 16, 2019

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The two recent music programmes held in Mysuru were very pleasing, impressive and worth remembering. One was a veena recital and the other was a lecture-demonstration. Ganabharathi and Gayana Sabha were the organisers respectively. Vidu. Mysore Rajalakshmi played veena at Veene Seshanna Bhavana on the 27th of September accompanied by…

Grand Slam Events over the decades
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Grand Slam Events over the decades

October 14, 2019

By U.B. Acharya With the conclusion of US Open Tennis Tournament last month where Geriatric Rafael Nadal (33 years) had the better of one of the Next-Gen players, Daniil Medvedev (23 years), the curtain closed on Grand Slam events for the decade. However, this write-up is not about the final match or the whole tournament…

Moderating energies through windows
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Moderating energies through windows

October 14, 2019

What we see affects us either positively or negatively and at times we may not even be aware of the effect subconsciously. What we see or what we are surrounded generates that kind of energy and influences us. A good view, clean air, colours which are bright and interesting, pleasant décor, warm lighting are all…

Book Talk: Light on consuming safe food
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Book Talk: Light on consuming safe food

October 14, 2019

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.  This outlook to books, attributed to the renowned English Poet John Milton (1608-1674), applies in good measure to the book authored by Dr. Renu Agrawal, titled “Making Foods Safe and Free from Pathogens.”…

Language Imposition & Linguistic Tolerance
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Language Imposition & Linguistic Tolerance

October 13, 2019

By Dr. B. Shakira Jabeen Language used in display boards of Railway Stations, billboards, advertisement hoardings and banners has evoked passions in Karnataka and other States. Sometimes, these display boards are defaced or brought down. The anger at not using the right language is proxy for anger towards Governments. In the absence of clear-cut guidelines,…

Pursuing Passion: Creativity defies her age
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Pursuing Passion: Creativity defies her age

October 12, 2019

She has learnt many sorts of art. And that shows in her home. Turn anywhere and you can’t miss her decades-long fixation with art. The space is steeped in a riot of colours with a varied array of artworks vying for attention from every nook and cranny. Be it knitting and embroidery or traditional doll-making…

A fine blend of…: Music and Dance
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A fine blend of…: Music and Dance

October 12, 2019

By C.K. Sanjay Kumar The quality of any cultural event is determined by the creative content infused into the performance by the performers. When this essential element is incorporated within the traditional framework and rendered religiously, the performance becomes a well-orchestrated ritual exercise. Such an episode was experienced at Ganabharathi auditorium, Kuvempunagar, on 13th September….

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