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Radiating Energy
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Radiating Energy

December 4, 2017

The science of Feng Shui and Vaastu takes into account the energies radiating from the four compass directions — North, East, South and West and it explains in a simple and effective way the selection of site, construction and design of a residence, condominiums, business premises and placement of rooms, décor in the building. The…

SUPERMOON: Exciting Celestial Feast tonight
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SUPERMOON: Exciting Celestial Feast tonight

December 3, 2017

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer On Dec.3, the Moon will pass by Earth at a distance of 357,987 kilometres. This is known as lunar perigee and a normal lunar perigee averaging a distance of 357,492 kilometres happens once every orbital period. This event can be referred as ‘Supermoon.’ The term ‘Supermoon’ was coined…

Tribute to a Legend: Usain the ‘lightning’ bolt
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Tribute to a Legend: Usain the ‘lightning’ bolt

December 3, 2017

By U.B. Acharya In less than five minutes of cumulative time spread over nine years, this ‘galloping leopard’ created history by winning 11 individual and eight relay gold medals in short sprints in Olympic Games and World Athletics Championships. He is currently the world record holder of 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay races and is…

Saving Srirangapatna: Documenting glorious past for posterity
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Saving Srirangapatna: Documenting glorious past for posterity

December 2, 2017

The first glimpse of Srirangapatna ruins as trains from Mysuru trundle over the bridge sets one thinking of the glorious past. A visit to the place, however, will surely disappoint most as there is lack of documentation and conservation of old buildings and sites. Fortunately, Mysore School of Architecture and University of Liverpool have collaborated…

Culinary Capers…
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Culinary Capers…

December 1, 2017

By Girija Madhavan Culinary programmes on television help to whet the appetite for lunch or dinner. We enjoy watching how Nigella Lawson, Master Chef Australia, our own Sanjeev Kapoor or Vikas Khanna present their shows. But “Hell’s Kitchen” starring Gordon Ramsay and his chefs scrambling to cook and serve their dishes against a relentless clock,…

Why do Hindus light lamps?
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Why do Hindus light lamps?

November 30, 2017

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist It is curious that the practice of lighting lamps seems integral to Hinduism today, but it was not a dominant one in Vedic times, when the fire-altar of the yagna took centre-stage. Perhaps its entry as a ritual owes much to non-Vedic Hinduism.  Lamps slip into…

A meticulously planned kacheri…
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A meticulously planned kacheri…

November 30, 2017

By M.L. Krishnaswami Ragavaibhava, Mysuru, had organised a grand classical vocal music programme by Vid. Sandeep Narayan on Saturday, the 18th inst at Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha auditorium. Vid. Sandeep was accompanied by Vid. Mathur Srinidhi on violin, Vid. Tumkur B. Ravishankar on mridanga and Vid. G.S. Ramanujam on ghata. The programme was sponsored by…

An eyesore at Mysore Railway Station
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An eyesore at Mysore Railway Station

November 29, 2017

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Reading the news item “SWR GM joins volunteers in painting City Railway Station pillars,” published in yesterday’s Star of Mysore, I was reminded of an article I read recently “10 ways to ruin an old building” by Jonathan Taylor where he says one of the ways to destroy a heritage building is…

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