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Guduchi: A potent herbal immune booster
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Guduchi: A potent herbal immune booster

August 9, 2020

By Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist In recent months, ayurvedic medicines and herbs are gaining more importance for their usefulness to boost immunity besides  being used by many to defend themselves from Corona infection in the current crisis. It seems the people have reposed confidence in the age old ‘Traditional system of medicine’ as a first…

Middle Eastern Mythologies
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Middle Eastern Mythologies

August 6, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik The Middle East includes Mesopotamia (Iraq), the area watered by the Euphrates and Tigris. To its East is Persia (Iran); to its South is Arabia; to the West is Levant (Near East); and to the North is Anatolia (Turkey). Egypt is also included in the Middle East due to close cultural…

“Virtual Learning in the context of COVID-19”
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“Virtual Learning in the context of COVID-19”

August 5, 2020

By Dr. N.N. Prahallada, Former Faculty, Regional Institute of Education, Mysuru Virtual education has been in existence in some form or the other for sometime throughout the globe including India. Virtual education is gaining currency everywhere now in the context of present COVID-19.  A number of search results in computer search  engines  indicate  the  fact…

A tribute to Dr. Indra Amla
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A tribute to Dr. Indra Amla

August 3, 2020

Her popularity as a Doctor was so much, some patients even named their daughters ‘Indra’ By Dr. V. Prakash, Former Director of CFTRI and Distinguished Scientist of CSIR When Sam Cherian called me on Saturday morning and gave the news of Dr. Mrs. Indra Amla’s demise, I rushed to their house and paid my last…

Corona-Mardhaka Ganesha for strength to combat COVID
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Corona-Mardhaka Ganesha for strength to combat COVID

August 3, 2020

City-based artist D. Revanna, who is known for coming up with unique creative Ganesha statues based on current events during Ganesh Chaturthi every year, has come up with a special Ganesha statue depicting Corona-Mardhaka Ganesha idol this year. The idol — 4 ft tall and weighing 15 kgs — is seen destroying the virus at…

KSPCB floats turmeric Ganesha idea for at home immersion
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KSPCB floats turmeric Ganesha idea for at home immersion

August 3, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy COVID is a kill-joy for Ganesha Chaturthi and Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations that fall next in the series of festivals after Varamahalakshmi Vrata and Raksha Bandhan. Owing to COVID contagion, it will be private Ganesha celebrations this year and there will be no mass festivals and roadside pendals.  Mumbai and Maharashtra…

Shifting COVID patients to hospitals, care centres a Herculean task
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Shifting COVID patients to hospitals, care centres a Herculean task

August 2, 2020

Convincing is a major challenge Positive persons provide wrong cell phone numbers and hoodwink officials Volunteers provide information to COVID-positive persons at Krishnaraja, Narasimharaja and Chamaraja Constituencies By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Following speedy Rapid Antigen Testing undertaken at all Assembly segments of city, the number of COVID-positive cases is also increasing and the ‘Shifting Team,’…

Jupiter and Saturn to dance with Moon tonight
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Jupiter and Saturn to dance with Moon tonight

August 1, 2020

By Dr. S. A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer & Convener, Mysore Astronomical Society On August 1 and 2, we are privileged to see the closeness of three celestial objects namely Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Tonight in South-Eastern direction, one can clearly witness these objects with ease, provided the sky should be absolutely clear.  Moon, Jupiter…

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