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WEEKEND STAR SUPPLEMENT: A new-look Nisargadhama
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WEEKEND STAR SUPPLEMENT: A new-look Nisargadhama

April 22, 2017

By Raghu Hebbale Kaveri Nisargadhama, a beautiful 64-acre island near Kushalnagar on the Mysuru-Madikeri Highway, has been renovated and beautified by the Forest Department. The nature park, surrounded by River Cauvery, is an ideal weekend getaway for those who yearn to be amidst nature, far from the madding crowd. This Weekend Star Supplement presents an…

Remembering the legendary Martin David Crowe
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Remembering the legendary Martin David Crowe

April 17, 2017

By Prof. B.K. Viswanath It was in the month of March 2016 that a great New Zealand stylish batsman, Martin David Crowe was felled by cancer. As a tribute to the great player I would like to place this piece of writing, a wreath on the tombstone of this great cricketer. As an outstanding cricketer…

Natarajotsava – Natl. level Dance Fest
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Natarajotsava – Natl. level Dance Fest

April 16, 2017

Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre (VPAC), one of the most prestigious institutions, training students in Bharatanatyam in Mysuru, had organised a 3-day National-level Festival — ‘Natarajotsava’ at Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on JLB Road in city last month. Prof. Niranjan Vanalli, Registrar, KSGH Music and Performing Arts University, inaugurated the festival. Dr. M. Surya Prasad, a…

A former Mysore University Vice-Chancellor speaks
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A former Mysore University Vice-Chancellor speaks

April 16, 2017

If there is one person who made a difference to the University of Mysore in recent years after D. Vijaydevraj Urs (1976–1979), it is the immediate past Vice-Chancellor (VC) Prof. K.S. Rangappa. Even his staunchest opponents grudgingly acknowledge it. There was never a dull moment in his 4-year tenure at the Karnataka State Open University…

Chinnara Mela: A Summer Retreat
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Chinnara Mela: A Summer Retreat

April 15, 2017

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers Come April, Rangayana premises is a beehive of activities as children take part in the annual Chinnara Mela and enjoy their summer holidays by indulging in creative arts taught to them by resource persons at the renowned theatre repertory. This season, the summer sun is soaring up with the highest of…

Siya Khode: An epitome of  bravery
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Siya Khode: An epitome of bravery

April 15, 2017

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers There are several examples of children becoming national heroes for their act of bravery and being honoured with National Bravery Awards for saving people’s lives. Recipients of such awards are taken on a parade during the annual Republic Day celebrations on Rajpath in New Delhi. One among the children who were…

Ramanavami Sangeethotsava by Sri Ramabhyudaya Sabha
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Ramanavami Sangeethotsava by Sri Ramabhyudaya Sabha

April 14, 2017

A treat of tuneful music concerts… By M.L. Krishnaswami Sri Ramabhyudaya Sabha has been celebrating Ramanavami festival for many decades in its Rama Mandira on Vinoba Road in Shivarampet and for the last four years, changed the venue to a large spacious, well-built, rain-proof pandal in the Alamma Choultry premises which can accommodate over 500…

Water: Whose business is it anyway?
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Water: Whose business is it anyway?

April 12, 2017

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Last week on my early morning walk, I could not resist the temptation of walking up to a middle-aged woman washing the entrance to her house. She seemed to be oblivious to any concerns of water scarcity and was pouring large quantities of precious fresh water onto the concrete walkway leading…

Mysuru Central Public Library: A mirage, why?
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Mysuru Central Public Library: A mirage, why?

April 11, 2017

By Bhamy V. Shenoy Why is Mysuru unconcerned about not having a world-class or at least a decent public library worthy of a knowledge city and a city of culture? Why are the intellectuals, professionals, teachers, officials, philanthropists of our city apathetic? A magnificent library will be like a shining jewel to our city. An…

Meet the young yoga champ of our city
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Meet the young yoga champ of our city

April 11, 2017

Just four years into learning yoga, this young girl has reached the highest level of winning medals not just in the National-level but in the International-level as well. Meet, city’s young yoga champ Kushi Hemachandra, a 9th student of St. Joseph’s Central School, Vijayanagar. Kushi is not only adept in various asanas but has also…

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