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Art blossoms on Seeds
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Art blossoms on Seeds

May 7, 2017

By B.N. Ramya From minute seeds to magnificent mountains, nature has always been an inspiration to many, especially artists. So inspired by nature was L. Yoganand, a city-based artist, that he has created micro art on wild seeds portraying eight Jnanpith awardees — Rashtrakavi Kuvempu, Da.Ra. Bendre, Shivaram Karanth, Masti Venkatesh Iyengar, Vi.Kru. Gokak, Girish…

TREE FACTS: The Elegant Elephant Apple
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TREE FACTS: The Elegant Elephant Apple

May 7, 2017

By Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy With decorative foliage and  fragrant blooms,  ‘Elephant Apple’ tree is highly valued for its medicinal properties. The apple-like yellow-green edible fruits of this tree are relished by elephants. Hence the name. In ‘Kannada,’ it is ‘Bettakanigalu.’ Other common names are Indian catmon, Hondapara tree, Ma-tad (Hindi: Chalta, Karambel; Malayalam: Punna, Vazchpunna;…

Venugopala Swamy Temple beckons tourists
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Venugopala Swamy Temple beckons tourists

May 6, 2017

If devotees cannot go to the temple, the temple goes to devotees ! This is what happened at Krishna Raja Sagara. The 12th century Venugopala Swamy Temple, which remained submerged when the KRS was full and resurfaced when the water level reached an all time low, was shifted to the nearby Hosa Kannambadi village, thanks…

“I am living every girl’s dream”
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“I am living every girl’s dream”

May 4, 2017

Mysurean Swetha Singh crowned ‘Mrs. South India-2017’ first runner-up City’s Swetha Singh, who resides at Manchester in United Kingdom, emerged as the first runner-up in the recently concluded ‘Mrs. South India’ pageant organised by Mrs. India Pageants and Productions Pvt. Limited at Chennai. Being one of the top executives of a software company, Swetha has…

MGP to approach SC on Chamundi Hill
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MGP to approach SC on Chamundi Hill

May 3, 2017

By Bhamy V. Shenoy and Ashvini Ranjan Recent visitors to Chamundi Hill who have peeked through the barricades must have wondered what happened to all the protests and Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP). Unfortunately, construction activities on the Hill to build multi-level parking, shopping complex and shelter for pilgrims are progressing…

New India in the Making
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New India in the Making

May 2, 2017

Here are three developments: Banning of Red Beacon, Implementation of RERA and Dynamic Pricing of Petrol By N. Niranjan Nikam May 1, was not only International Labour Day, but it was also a day in our country when a slew of Acts and Rules came into effect. Actually, there were three changes which is supposed…

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