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Kalamandira: An Abode of Art
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Kalamandira: An Abode of Art

March 25, 2018

By N. Niranjan Nikam Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav Chintana Chavadi, shaped like a well where people can have a 360-degree view of speakers and participants, is a new addition to Kalamandira that has, over the years, grown to be a hub of art and culture. Along with Chintana Chavadi, a beautiful heritage garden is…

Declining traffic sense in Mysuru: A cause for concern
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Declining traffic sense in Mysuru: A cause for concern

March 24, 2018

By Ashvini Ranjan Efforts by organisations like Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP), the Police and the students of various educational institutions coming together in conducting a survey of Mysuru traffic is timely and welcome. Periodical study is necessary and will help plan for the future changes as a consequence of the growth of the city and…

Even Gods played the Sport
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Even Gods played the Sport

March 22, 2018

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik Sport, as we know it today, comes from ancient Greece where games were part of the funeral rituals to honour dead heroes and leaders. India also has a long history of sport. In Harappa, one finds seals that suggest that the people of Harappa were familiar with bull fighting or bull…

The Day War was Declared on Coorg
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The Day War was Declared on Coorg

March 19, 2018

By C.P. Belliappa Courtesy our friends Pemmanda Jepu and Jemy Ganapathy, we spent four wonderful days at the Ooty Club, a place steeped in colonial history. The trophies, the silverware, the honour lists and the photographs of the ‘Masters of the Fox Hunt’ date back to early 1840s. During our stay, I got an opportunity…

Beware of Summer Fire
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Beware of Summer Fire

March 17, 2018

By S. Kenneth Shishir How you react in the event of fire depends on how well you have prepared for a fire emergency. It is summer now and this is the time when most fires are caused due to dry vegetation and careless human attitude. Whenever there is a fire, it is very simple for…

Man-animal conflict continues unabated in Kodagu
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Man-animal conflict continues unabated in Kodagu

March 16, 2018

Six wild elephants were electrocuted near Siddapur in Kodagu during June last year in two separate incidents. Many more elephants died in Kodagu in 2017 due to electrocution, gunshot wounds and drowning. Tracing the causes behind these deaths reveal that all the elephants had ventured out of the forests in search of food. Dwindling forest…

Belief shapes our behaviour
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Belief shapes our behaviour

March 15, 2018

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist In the Ramayana, how did Bharat demonstrate to the people that he had rejected his mother’s ideology of capturing the throne through cunning, and how he wanted Ram to be king and spend his life serving as Ram’s regent? He did so by placing Ram’s footwear…

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