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Discovering alphabets of old Kodava script
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Discovering alphabets of old Kodava script

January 24, 2022

Two inscriptions, previously assumed to be in mixed language, contain a unique character set By Mookonda Nitin Kushalappa, Engineer, Historian, Author and Researcher In his 1914 revised Coorg Inscriptions volume of the Epigraphy Carnatica book series, B.L. Rice has listed two peculiar 14th century inscriptions. These were deciphered for Rice by Narasimhachar and Krishna Shastri….

Shikra, the leopard of avian kingdom
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Shikra, the leopard of avian kingdom

January 23, 2022

By Ragoo Rao, Ethologist The Shikra has long been known for its great courage, coupled with intellect as a hunter. It is the most common bird used in the art of falconry across the country in pre-independence times. Falconry is the keeping and training of birds of prey, especially the falcon, and hunting with them,…

The Act of Seeing
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The Act of Seeing

January 20, 2022

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist To see or not to see, that is the question. The difference between an organism and an object is that the organism can sense the world around it. It’s sentient. Organism needs to sense the world around in order to stay alive. It needs to sense…

Strong and harmonious living space
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Strong and harmonious living space

January 17, 2022

By S.B.S. Surendra, Accredited Master Feng Shui Consultant Feng Shui, Vaastu science, modern structural designs and building science have detailed many methods to construct an earthquake resistant structure. It’s a common fact that only “weak” structures give away during earthquakes causing calamity and destruction. The science of Feng Shui and  Vaastu propagates creating strong, vibrant…

An epic of new dimensions
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An epic of new dimensions

January 16, 2022

Title: Srirama Bharatham Author:  Dr. N.M. Girijapathi Year: 2021 Pages:  374 Price: Rs. 450 Publisher: Naimisha Publications,   Mysuru By Prof. Chandrasekharaiah, Visiting Professor,  Sri Basaveshwara Centre, Kuvempu Institute of  Kannada Studies, UoM I heard in disbelief when Dr. N.M. Girijapathi first revealed that he has composed a narrative poem of epic proportions in Kannada based…

Undiplomatic Memories – 3
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Undiplomatic Memories – 3

January 14, 2022

[Continued from December 13, 2021] By Girija Madhavan In the last year of my stay in “Hong Kong Island”, the city had become home to me. I still retain mental images of its physical beauty; Tiger Hill sloping down to the waves of Deep Water Bay, Chinese Junks and pleasure craft on the placid South…

MCC’s two vision groups
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MCC’s two vision groups

January 13, 2022

Solid Waste Management and Beautifying Parks By Bhamy V. Shenoy and S. Shobana During the short period that Shilpa Nag served as Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner, two vision groups were formed despite the pandemic. Vision of the first one is to make Mysuru free of Single Use Plastic (SUP) through people-driven movement to have…

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