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City’s Budding Roller-Skating Champs
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City’s Budding Roller-Skating Champs

March 18, 2020

Roller Skating has gained popularity in Mysuru with Mysore District Roller Skating Association being active in conducting tournaments from time to time. There are many Roller Skaters from city like Dr. Varsha Puranik, Rea Achaiah and Omkar Yogaraj who have excelled in this sport which was once only a recreational event. Mysuru Skaters have gone…

Knock… Knock… Knock…
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Knock… Knock… Knock…

March 18, 2020

…so goes the Woodpeckers, knocking on the tree branches, with their powerful beak. By Ragoo Rao, Ethologist We hear the Woodpeckers first and then try to locate them in the direction of the sound. Woodpeckers knock on wood; they have to, for that is where their food is hidden. The Woodpeckers are not killing the…

Mellifluous Rendezvous of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with Moon
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Mellifluous Rendezvous of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with Moon

March 17, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer From time immemorial, man has always been inquisitive by nature. He has been exploring the sky very deeply and effectively. None can rival the glory of star-studded night sky, being strewn with unassailable and unprecedented celestial objects. Many astronomical objects have captivated humans with love, affection, passion and…

Melodies from a Medico
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Melodies from a Medico

March 16, 2020

By Anagha Mahesha Dr. Preethi Prakash Prabhu, a 23-year-old MBBS graduate from JSS Medical College, Mysuru, received five gold medals and five cash prizes at the recently held convocation and was adjudged ‘Best Outgoing Student.’ An alumnus of St. Joseph’s Central School, Vijayanagar and Vidyavardhaka Sangha Pre-University College, Mysuru, Preethi secured 18th rank in the…

If only ‘Wishes were Horses’
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If only ‘Wishes were Horses’

March 16, 2020

By V.N. Prasad Women’s cricket across the globe is gaining popularity steadily, as the young girls are exhibiting competitive edge across all the formats. The recently concluded World T20 Championship ‘Down Under’ indeed hogged the lime-light throughout the tourney. I was waiting for the 8th of March to put the frill on to the parchment…

‘My Coorg Chronicles’
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‘My Coorg Chronicles’

March 15, 2020

The book ‘My Coorg Chronicles’ traces the journalistic journey of P.T. Bopanna, his foray into writing books, his activism and importantly his efforts to chronicle various facets of Kodagu district in Karnataka. Bopanna has been covering and chronicling Kodagu for nearly four decades. Besides reporting on the district’s affairs, he has brought out a number…

“Absorbing articles by ten Anthropologists”
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“Absorbing articles by ten Anthropologists”

March 15, 2020

Title: “Ethics and Objectivity in Anthropology” Editor : Prof. P.K. Misra Year : 2020 Pages : 194+xiii Price : Rs. 1,500 Publisher :  Indian National Confederation, Academy of Anthropologists The volume comprises absorbing articles by India’s ten eminent scholars following their presentation during the three-day Round Table of the Annual Indian Anthropology Congress under the…

Turn an old leaf: Oriental Research Institute digitising palm leaf manuscripts
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Turn an old leaf: Oriental Research Institute digitising palm leaf manuscripts

March 14, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy Digitalisation of the oldest extant copy of Kautilya’s Arthashastra and other manuscripts will be a reality soon at the more-than-a-century-old Oriental Research Institute (ORI) in Mysuru. The institute has taken steps to digitise its vast collection of nearly 70,000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts in Sanskrit and Kannada. Kautilya’s Arthashastra was…

From Square Harappa to Circular Mandala
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From Square Harappa to Circular Mandala

March 12, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik Hindutva historians insist that the Harappan cities, that thrived 4,500 years ago across Punjab, Sindh, Rajasthan and Gujarat were full of Aryas chanting Vedic hymns and pouring ghee in fire altars made of brick. These convoluted theories have not been accepted in any peer reviewed international journal — but this is…

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