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A Pair of Goddesses
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A Pair of Goddesses

March 26, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Across India, there are many temples where the Goddess is worshipped as a pair of women. In Nainital, Uttarakhand, we find the temple of Nanda and Sunanda Devi. At this temple, we find the Goddess worshipped as a pair — Nanda and Sunanda. In Gujarat, we…

Bal Bhavan: All weeds no play
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Bal Bhavan: All weeds no play

March 21, 2020

By Rajkumar Bhavasar [Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav] Bal Bhavan is now a dead and forgotten hole. If Mysuru needed a single and comprehensive symbol of neglect and mismanagement, Bal Bhavan should provide it. The vast area features an incredible bouquet of possibilities. One could visit it now to see the depressing and tall concrete…

A Brief History of Goddess Worship
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A Brief History of Goddess Worship

March 19, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Harappan civilisation, which thrived over 4,000 years ago, had seals of as-yet-unidentified Goddesses emerging from trees and Goddesses riding tigers. Vedic religion that thrived 3,000 years ago, however, was primarily a masculine religion dominated by worship of Indra, Varuna, Agni and Soma, even Prajapati. Goddesses play…

City’s Budding Roller-Skating Champs
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City’s Budding Roller-Skating Champs

March 18, 2020

Roller Skating has gained popularity in Mysuru with Mysore District Roller Skating Association being active in conducting tournaments from time to time. There are many Roller Skaters from city like Dr. Varsha Puranik, Rea Achaiah and Omkar Yogaraj who have excelled in this sport which was once only a recreational event. Mysuru Skaters have gone…

Knock… Knock… Knock…
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Knock… Knock… Knock…

March 18, 2020

…so goes the Woodpeckers, knocking on the tree branches, with their powerful beak. By Ragoo Rao, Ethologist We hear the Woodpeckers first and then try to locate them in the direction of the sound. Woodpeckers knock on wood; they have to, for that is where their food is hidden. The Woodpeckers are not killing the…

Mellifluous Rendezvous of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with Moon
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Mellifluous Rendezvous of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with Moon

March 17, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer From time immemorial, man has always been inquisitive by nature. He has been exploring the sky very deeply and effectively. None can rival the glory of star-studded night sky, being strewn with unassailable and unprecedented celestial objects. Many astronomical objects have captivated humans with love, affection, passion and…

Melodies from a Medico
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Melodies from a Medico

March 16, 2020

By Anagha Mahesha Dr. Preethi Prakash Prabhu, a 23-year-old MBBS graduate from JSS Medical College, Mysuru, received five gold medals and five cash prizes at the recently held convocation and was adjudged ‘Best Outgoing Student.’ An alumnus of St. Joseph’s Central School, Vijayanagar and Vidyavardhaka Sangha Pre-University College, Mysuru, Preethi secured 18th rank in the…

If only ‘Wishes were Horses’
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If only ‘Wishes were Horses’

March 16, 2020

By V.N. Prasad Women’s cricket across the globe is gaining popularity steadily, as the young girls are exhibiting competitive edge across all the formats. The recently concluded World T20 Championship ‘Down Under’ indeed hogged the lime-light throughout the tourney. I was waiting for the 8th of March to put the frill on to the parchment…

‘My Coorg Chronicles’
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‘My Coorg Chronicles’

March 15, 2020

The book ‘My Coorg Chronicles’ traces the journalistic journey of P.T. Bopanna, his foray into writing books, his activism and importantly his efforts to chronicle various facets of Kodagu district in Karnataka. Bopanna has been covering and chronicling Kodagu for nearly four decades. Besides reporting on the district’s affairs, he has brought out a number…

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