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MUSEUMS OF MYSURU
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MUSEUMS OF MYSURU

August 5, 2017

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers The Heritage City of Mysore may as well be called a City of Museums, thanks to the sheer number of museums in the city. Some of the historical buildings that were constructed during the Wadiyar rule have now been converted into museums including Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion (folklore museum), Karanji Mansion (Postal…

Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah
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Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah

August 4, 2017

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Among the elephants that will participate in Dasara-2017 is Bheema. According to Forest Department officials, Bheema is a promising Tusker and will one day carry the 750-kg Golden Howdah (Ambari) on the Vijayadashami Day procession. At present, this privilege is being enjoyed by Arjuna. Bheema has all the physical features of…

Anna Bhagya: Government needs to view this  Scheme as a critical tool to fight against poverty
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Anna Bhagya: Government needs to view this Scheme as a critical tool to fight against poverty

August 3, 2017

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Food subsidisation and public distribution systems are the cornerstone for the assessment and eradication of food insecurity in India. While the Government of India passed the National Food Security Bill, the Government of Karnataka has implemented a revised food distribution system, known as the Anna Bhagya Yojana from May 2015. Under…

Ganesha – the God Who Rides Rats
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Ganesha – the God Who Rides Rats

August 3, 2017

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Rats evoke the feeling of disgust. There is something inherently dark, unclean and sinister about them. Think rats and you think garbage, gutter, plague and other diseases. Rats mean destruction of property. Pilferage. Filth. There is nothing adorable or desirable about a rat. So why is…

To Grant Quietus or Hiatus is the Question !
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To Grant Quietus or Hiatus is the Question !

August 1, 2017

Quietus seems Divine! By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief The Supreme Court on Monday had asked the UP Government headed by Yogi Adityanath to clarify its stand over the largesse, the grant of aid of Rs. 103.92 crore given to Chaudhary Charan Singh Degree College founded in 1983 and run by Shiksha Prasar Samiti in Etawah during…

Happy children
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Happy children

July 31, 2017

Growing phase for a child is fun but often the little children do get difficult. When left unchecked by the parents, they tend to believe that they are right in their approach and in the long run, it does get difficult to change the pattern of thinking and behavior. Feng Shui is all about having…

An Emperor says Sayonara
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An Emperor says Sayonara

July 30, 2017

By Girija Madhavan On June 9, 2017, the Japanese Diet enacted an Abdication Law, called a “Single Use Law,” to enable Emperor Akihito to abdicate for reasons of health and age. The “Chrysanthemum Throne” will then pass on to Crown Prince Naruhito. The dynasty goes back to 1300 years. Legend claims that the rulers are…

ROYAL ARCHES AND GATEWAYS
Dasara 2017, Feature Articles

ROYAL ARCHES AND GATEWAYS

July 29, 2017

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers Pics by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav Apart from being home to many heritage buildings and structures of historical value, Mysuru is also known for its majestic arches, pillars and gateways. These architectural marvels, which are a treat to watch, are the gifts from Wadiyars, the erstwhile rulers of Mysuru. With Dasara round…

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