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How Devdutt Saved Buddhism
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How Devdutt Saved Buddhism

December 28, 2017

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Buddha had a cousin who often argued with him and opposed him. His name was Devdutt, or Devadatta. He was also Buddha’s brother-in-law. People often ask me if I was named after this anti-Buddha. But I was not. I was named Devdutt because my mother liked…

Journey of a natural farmer through the eyes of a Historian
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Journey of a natural farmer through the eyes of a Historian

December 27, 2017

Renowned Historian and former Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore and Goa Universities Prof. B. Sheik Ali, an avid reader of Star of Mysore, is penning an article for this newspaper for the first time. The nonagenarian, in his lucid hand, writes about the importance of natural farming and highlights how M.K. Kailash Murthy, a natural farmer, cultivates…

5-day Theatre Festival in Mysuru from tomorrow
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5-day Theatre Festival in Mysuru from tomorrow

December 25, 2017

As the city soaks in joy, celebrating Christmas and looking forward to welcome New Year, District Administration has organised various events as part of Mysuru Winter Festival. Now, as an add-on to this winter chill, city-based Niranthara Foundation has organised a five-day theatre fest ‘Niranthara Ranga Utsava-2017’ at Vanaranga, the open stage in Rangayana premises…

Annual Day celebrations at Schools, Colleges
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Annual Day celebrations at Schools, Colleges

December 25, 2017

Mahajana Public School ‘Kala Sambhrama,’ the 14th Annual Day was celebrated at the School premises recently. On the occasion, various cultural programmes were presented and School Magazine Souvenir ‘Roshni’ was released by Dr. T Vijayalakshmi Muralidhar, Secretary, Mahajana Education Society (MES), R Vasudeva Murthy, President, MES, chief guest Arjun Devaiah Theethamada, yesteryear’s Sprint King of…

TREE FACTS: Pink Lapacho, the winter delight
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TREE FACTS: Pink Lapacho, the winter delight

December 24, 2017

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Mob: 97429-91057; e-mail: [email protected] With the onset of winter many a deciduous tree shed their old leaves followed by fresh growth of foliage and flowers.  This phenomenon of rejuvenation begins during December in many ornamental trees lining the avenues of Mysuru.   Among these ‘Pink Lapacho’  is the first…

An informative and illuminative session
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An informative and illuminative session

December 24, 2017

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan The morning of December 4 brought three interesting papers at the JSS Music Conference. The first paper was on the great poet P.T. Narasimhachar, who has created history in the world of Kannada literature and music. The paper focused on the rare ragas created by Narasimhachar, which is an immense and…

Winter’s Tale
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Winter’s Tale

December 23, 2017

By V. Shourabh A sad tale is best for winter, says William Shakespeare in ‘The Winter’s Tale.’ This Weekend Star Supplement, however, is about winter and its happy times. It is about winter and its attached strings of festivities where people love to snooze under the blanket in chilly morns or relish hot chilli bajjis…

Tulu Nadu’s Bhootas
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Tulu Nadu’s Bhootas

December 21, 2017

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist For the past 2,000 years, maybe even earlier, the Tuluva people have lived in Tulu Nadu, the coastal kingdom of Alva Kheda, once ruled by the Aupas, referred to in the writings of ancient Roman mariners. The symbol of this kingdom, with twin fishes, is very…

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