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Old Rishis, new Rishis
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Old Rishis, new Rishis

December 14, 2017

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Hindus believe that knowledge (“veda” in Sanskrit) comes not from a human source, but from nature at large. This knowledge reveals itself to one who is clear in mind and pure of body. Such a person is called a rishi, which means ‘one who can see…

Reviving Tribal Medicinal Practices
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Reviving Tribal Medicinal Practices

December 12, 2017

The National Workshop on Tribal Healers and Exhibition of Tribal Medicines, being held at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) premises on Irwin Road, Mysuru, has several tribal healers from various States who aim to revive the traditional healing practices. The workshop focuses to document their methods and practices that will be studied for future…

Rich Tribute to Muthuswami Dikshitar
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Rich Tribute to Muthuswami Dikshitar

December 12, 2017

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur A different variety of programmes marked Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Day at Ganabharathi of Mysuru on Nov. 25 and 26 at its Veene Seshanna Bhavana.  Prof. Vishweshwaran gave an erudite lecture demonstration on the 25th and vocalists and instrumentalists paid rich tribute to the great composer on the 26th. The topic of…

My HIV status revealed to me the true meaning of life
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My HIV status revealed to me the true meaning of life

December 11, 2017

To mark the 20th anniversary of Asha Kirana Charitable Trust which has been providing counselling services, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS since 1997, here we publish a  special write-up by Sujata Rajpal on one of the AIDS patients of Asha Kirana Charitable Hospital in Mysuru, to show how people can lead a…

Kodagu to be Kerala’s appendage if Railway Line is not stopped
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Kodagu to be Kerala’s appendage if Railway Line is not stopped

December 11, 2017

By Kambeyanda Sunil Biddappa, Retired Senior Vice-President, ITC Ltd., Mysuru The proposed Railway line from Thalassery to Mysuru, cutting across South Kodagu, is not only an ecological disaster but also profoundly impacts the socio-economic and the cultural landscape of Kodagu and its people. Kerala, with its burgeoning population, has facilitated the migration of lakhs of…

Acquiring wealth
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Acquiring wealth

December 11, 2017

Feng Shui symbolism is quite powerful and helps in countering defects which cannot be corrected through structural changes; however, the symbolism should adhere to the requirements laid-down as per tenets of Feng Shui. According to Feng Shui, if there is an imbalance of Chi in the body, one can feel unwell or acquire diseases. Similarly,…

The Adventures of TRIN TRIN
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The Adventures of TRIN TRIN

December 10, 2017

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers The weather is perfect… The green cover is just fine… And there’s enough history and wide roads to go around. Mysuru has whole-heartedly accepted cycling, the European way of commuting. It is Asia’s first city to get Public Bicycle Sharing system. This Weekend Star Supplement is about Trin Trin, an initiative…

Ending AIDS Epidemic: Asha Kirana shows the way…
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Ending AIDS Epidemic: Asha Kirana shows the way…

December 8, 2017

Asha Kirana Hospital, Mysuru, is commemorating  its  20 years of service in the field of HIV/AIDS by holding a programme on Dec. 10 at 10.30 am  at Shubhodhini Convention Centre in city. Dr. R. Balasubramaniam of SVYM, Dr. R.S. Gupta and Dr. K.S. Sachdeva from NACO and Dr. I.S. Gilada, President of AIDS Society of…

Late Diwali for Shiva
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Late Diwali for Shiva

December 7, 2017

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Come Diwali, everyone revisits the story of this festival. It is what people do during festivals, trying to understand their origin. Some seek rational explanations: it is harvest time, and so time to party, for example. Some are happy with narrative explanations that are indifferent to…

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