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Poll-phernalia: Courting the Khadi Kurta
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Poll-phernalia: Courting the Khadi Kurta

April 21, 2018

By V. Shourabh Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav This white-coarse Khadi was a political weapon which broke the monopoly of British mills and saw a rise in India’s indigenous cotton. With the use of Charkha, Khadi was hand-spun to mark the start of a manufacturing revolution in India. With its early inception, since the days…

Poll-phernalia: Election Carnival is here…
Elections 2018, Feature Articles

Poll-phernalia: Election Carnival is here…

April 21, 2018

By V. Shourabh Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav With Khadi-clad political leaders out on election campaign trail, Khadi outlets in city are doing brisk business as sales have picked up. Almost all the Khadi shops are teeming with politicians and their supporters. Not only Khadi clothes, other election essentials like colourful party flags, caps, shiny…

Gender studies in ancient India
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Gender studies in ancient India

April 19, 2018

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Every woman does not have a vagina. Every man does not have a penis.” This language is familiar to students of gender studies around the world. Here, gender and even sexuality are seen as a social constructs, not biological fact, outcomes of nurture and culture, not…

Benediction to the Cosmic Dancer Nataraja
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Benediction to the Cosmic Dancer Nataraja

April 18, 2018

By Devanampriya Thirty Second Edition of  Natarajothsava-2018, a three-day National level Classical Dance Festival of male and duet dancers was organised by Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre from Mar.24 to 26 at Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha. Mysore B. Nagaraj, a Kathak exponent, inaugurated the festival and K.V. Murthy, President of VPAC and art patron, presided over the…

Enhancing Fortunes
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Enhancing Fortunes

April 16, 2018

By S.B.S. Surendran Feng Shui coins are popular symbolisms to enhance wealth luck. The most common use of Chinese coins in Feng Shui is for activating money luck. You can either carry three coins in your wallet or you can hang it with a red ribbon or tassel on the wall. Attracting wealth and richness…

Saying it with APPLES
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Saying it with APPLES

April 14, 2018

By M.B. Pavan Murthy Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav Gone are the days when political leaders are greeted with a huge garland of flowers. The trend is now to welcome them with garlands that are made either with apples or almonds. Interestingly, a politician’s stature is measured in terms of the weight of the garland…

Flower business blooms as poll season peaks
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Flower business blooms as poll season peaks

April 14, 2018

By V. Shourabh Florists in the city have their hands full at the moment, thanks to the Assembly election. There has been a step increase in sales at local flower markets because political parties are placing orders for garlands for rallies and to put on their leaders. Interestingly, a politician’s stature is measured in terms…

“Buddha has more influence on Japan than India” -2
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“Buddha has more influence on Japan than India” -2

April 12, 2018

[Continued from yesterday] By N. Niranjan Nikam SOM: Traffic Police impose fines here also. Dr. Hiroya Fujisaki: Japanese are more law-abiding people. Also major cities have lot of traffic lights, may be too much. But all the lights are installed through this mathematical theory to minimise loss (which means more stops there is time loss)…

Demon Poets
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Demon Poets

April 12, 2018

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist When we use the word demon in English we are instantly drawn to dark and hideous evil creatures. This idea comes to us from the Christian world that gave us the mythology of the Devil, and from the Zoroastrian world before that, where all things ugly…

128th Sri Ramanavami Music Festival: Sweet and scholarly rendering of kritis by Vid. Prashanth
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128th Sri Ramanavami Music Festival: Sweet and scholarly rendering of kritis by Vid. Prashanth

April 12, 2018

[Continued from Apr. 10] By M.L. Krishnaswami On the 2nd of April, Monday, the artistes at the concert organised by Sri Ramabhyudaya Sabha Charitable Trust at Alamma Choultry, Devaraja Mohalla,  were: Vid. N.R. Prashanth on vocal, Vid. Mathoor Srinidhi on violin, Vid. Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma on mridanga and Vid. Anoor Sunad Anand on khanjira. Vid….

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