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Culinary Capers…
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Culinary Capers…

December 1, 2017

By Girija Madhavan Culinary programmes on television help to whet the appetite for lunch or dinner. We enjoy watching how Nigella Lawson, Master Chef Australia, our own Sanjeev Kapoor or Vikas Khanna present their shows. But “Hell’s Kitchen” starring Gordon Ramsay and his chefs scrambling to cook and serve their dishes against a relentless clock,…

Why do Hindus light lamps?
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Why do Hindus light lamps?

November 30, 2017

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist It is curious that the practice of lighting lamps seems integral to Hinduism today, but it was not a dominant one in Vedic times, when the fire-altar of the yagna took centre-stage. Perhaps its entry as a ritual owes much to non-Vedic Hinduism.  Lamps slip into…

A meticulously planned kacheri…
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A meticulously planned kacheri…

November 30, 2017

By M.L. Krishnaswami Ragavaibhava, Mysuru, had organised a grand classical vocal music programme by Vid. Sandeep Narayan on Saturday, the 18th inst at Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha auditorium. Vid. Sandeep was accompanied by Vid. Mathur Srinidhi on violin, Vid. Tumkur B. Ravishankar on mridanga and Vid. G.S. Ramanujam on ghata. The programme was sponsored by…

An eyesore at Mysore Railway Station
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An eyesore at Mysore Railway Station

November 29, 2017

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Reading the news item “SWR GM joins volunteers in painting City Railway Station pillars,” published in yesterday’s Star of Mysore, I was reminded of an article I read recently “10 ways to ruin an old building” by Jonathan Taylor where he says one of the ways to destroy a heritage building is…

A Rs.12 Crore Question To have it curved or straight?
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A Rs.12 Crore Question To have it curved or straight?

November 28, 2017

By Dr. B.R. Sainath Iyer Hunsur Road in Mysuru is acutely curved for about 400-850 meters near Kalamandira to Jaladarshini Guest House and it has been like that for years. Accidents have been occurring on that stretch for years. Suddenly these facts have become eyesore and unacceptable for no known reason and lines are drawn…

Remarkable Veene Seshanna Day
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Remarkable Veene Seshanna Day

November 28, 2017

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The names Veene and Seshanna (1852-1926) are inseparable. His contribution to the field of Veena is remarkable. He was mainly responsible for spreading Mysuru’s galore of music in and out of India. It is believed that it was he, who is responsible for the famed ‘Mysuru Baani’ or style of…

Dissolving negative Chi
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Dissolving negative Chi

November 27, 2017

The Wu Lou (bottle gourd) originates from a vegetable. When dried, it is very durable and its shape renders it useful as a receptacle for medicine. Most often the Wu Lou is carried by aged people as a charm of longevity and a charm to dissipate or ward off pernicious influences. The Wu Lou is…

Breathing Life into STONES
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Breathing Life into STONES

November 25, 2017

By V. Shourabh Sculptors are creative visual artists who, with their imagination, take various materials, which they then carve, chisel and model to make a finished sculptural work of art. A Sculptors’ Camp with the theme “Ancient Indian Sculptural Art” was organised from Nov. 8 to Nov. 23 at Manasagangothri campus. This Weekend Star Supplement…

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