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Tarzan of Nagalapuram
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Tarzan of Nagalapuram

February 24, 2018

By B.N. Ramya Intense heat, a few awe-inspiring experiences, and rocky (sometimes slippery terrain) a whole load of sweat and finally a splash in cool waters — this can summarise a trekker’s journey to Nagalapuram. It is by no means a casual walk amidst woods, but adventure at every step. Nagalapuram trek is one of…

ESCAPE TO EXPLORE
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ESCAPE TO EXPLORE

February 24, 2018

By V. Shourabh Trekking has become a popular trend and a picnic-sort of an activity these days. Mysuru and surrounding areas, which have several picnic spots and beautiful nature nearby, is something that needs to be explored. This Weekend Star Supplement focuses on some of the favourite trekking spots in and around Mysuru and also…

Restoring forests through community participation
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Restoring forests through community participation

February 23, 2018

Junglescapes, a Bengaluru-based NGO that has been relentlessly working on restoration of degraded forest eco-systems, especially in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, has bagged the 2017 Full Circle Award given away by Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), a world’s leading body for restoration,  head-quartered in Washington DC. Junglescapes is the only second Indian recipient of SER…

Place in the Puja Room
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Place in the Puja Room

February 22, 2018

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Hindu households have always had a puja room. Traditionally, here were located the many Gods of the household. The griha-devata of the house, the kula-devata of the clan, the grama-devata of the village, the ishta-devata of each of the family members, maybe an image of an…

Anxiety, academic stress and depression taking toll of students’ happy life, Says Counselling Psychologist Dr. Rekha
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Anxiety, academic stress and depression taking toll of students’ happy life, Says Counselling Psychologist Dr. Rekha

February 21, 2018

By S. Kenneth Shishir With examinations fast approaching, academic stress, parental pressure, anxiety and depression are mounting on the young minds and are snatching the happy life of students who are being pressurised to study, score, score and score high marks in the examinations, says Dr. Rekha, Counselling Psychologist at B.M. Hospital here. Stating that…

Dr. R. Shamasastry Mahamahopadyaya of Mysuru who discovered the lost treatise Arthashastra!
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Dr. R. Shamasastry Mahamahopadyaya of Mysuru who discovered the lost treatise Arthashastra!

February 20, 2018

By Dr. S.N. Bhagirath, Anaesthesiologist, Bengaluru Mahamahopadyaya Rudrapatna Shamasastry was an extraordinary scholar who brought international fame to the city of Mysuru. He was born on 12th January 1868 at Basavapatna, to parents Venkataramaiah and Puttamma. At the age of 13, he came to Mysuru to study under Pt. Kallikote Sastry. He later joined Maharaja…

Geeth Gaatha Chal…: A musical sojourn of yesteryears
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Geeth Gaatha Chal…: A musical sojourn of yesteryears

February 19, 2018

The 17th edition of the popular music programme Geeth Gaatha Chal… by the doctors and their family, yet again provided a grand musical treat to the music-lovers, at Kalamandira here last evening. Well-known Sugama Sangeetha artiste H.R. Leelavathi, who was the chief guest, was felicitated by industrialist Dr. M. Jagannath Shenoy, who has been sponsoring…

This migrant from Kerala revives traditional handicrafts
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This migrant from Kerala revives traditional handicrafts

February 19, 2018

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar India is a country with creativity as reflected in its arts, culture and exquisite handicrafts which one can see across the length and breadth of the geography. However, as technology takes over, skilled hands are disappearing with the most creative handicrafts created by skilled craftsmen becoming a thing of the past….

Battle of Haifa: The forgotten heroes of Mysuru
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Battle of Haifa: The forgotten heroes of Mysuru

February 18, 2018

By Ashvini Ranjan The First World War took place between the Allied Forces (Britain, France and Russia) and the Axis Forces consisting of the Germans, Austrians and the Ottoman Empire. It lasted for four years from 1914 to 1918. India too being a colony of the British Empire participated in the war. However, the Battle…

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