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Raja Kalavida Ravivarma: Life history of a prodigy artist
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Raja Kalavida Ravivarma: Life history of a prodigy artist

January 4, 2023

Title: Raja Kalavida Ravivarma Author: Dr. Geetha Seetharam Price: Rs. 200 Publisher: Panchajanya Publications, Bengaluru For any average Hindu household, Ravi Varma paintings were not anything unusual. One would have grown up with the paintings of Lakshmi, Saraswati, Yashoda Krishna, Muruga  and visualised these Gods just as seen in the photos bedecking the high walls….

To Hamelin… Town of Magic and Mystery
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To Hamelin… Town of Magic and Mystery

December 31, 2022

LOOKING BACK…By Girija Madhavan Story-telling is a treasured bond, knitting the family together; familiarity and repetition being the key to success here. A friend’s grandson often asks her to tell him the Kannada story of Punyakoti, the cow that kept her word to the tiger and went back ready to be killed. Small children love…

Decoding mythology: Tales of the Horned Sage
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Decoding mythology: Tales of the Horned Sage

December 29, 2022

The story of Rishyasringa Muni is found in the Ramayana. Dashratha had three wives, but no children. So, he called a sage to perform the ritual that would get him children. The rishi selected was Rishyasringa Muni. In Odia miniature paintings, Rishyasringa is depicted as having two horns. His father Vibhandaka was a rishi. Vibhandaka…

India’s Switzerland and much more… – 3
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India’s Switzerland and much more… – 3

December 27, 2022

Travelogue: North-East Indian States By Bhamy V. Shenoy [Continued from yesterday] While travelling to Tezpur from Shillong, en-route there is Maha Mrityunjay Temple at Nagaon which has the world’s largest 126 foot Shivalinga. Construction work started in 2003 and the temple was inaugurated last year. It was a big disappointment when we reached the temple…

India’s Switzerland and much more… – 2
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India’s Switzerland and much more… – 2

December 26, 2022

Travelogue: North-East Indian States By Bhamy V. Shenoy [Continued from yesterday] In comparison to Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya has far more attractive sight-seeing places. Cherrapunji, the rainiest place in the world with an annual precipitation of 463.7, is one of them. In Cherrapunji, Seven Sisters Fall is a tourist spot. However, when we were there, there…

India’s Switzerland and much more… – 1
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India’s Switzerland and much more… – 1

December 25, 2022

Travelogue: North-East Indian States By Bhamy V. Shenoy In recent years, North-East (NE) India has come on the tourist map to attract mostly Indians. Even in the case of Indians, for it to reach the status of Alps of Switzerland, National Parks of the US, Safaris of Africa or lush forests of New Zealand, NE…

How to make Hindu religion a practising religion across different strata of our society
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How to make Hindu religion a practising religion across different strata of our society

December 17, 2022

Title :  ‘A Call For Progressive Spiritual Hinduism  — The Vivekananda Way’ Author :  Swami Muktidananda Year : 2022 Pages : 112 Price : Rs.75 Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (Publication House of  Ramakrishna Math) Swami Muktidanandaji, President of Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, Mysuru, has written an interesting book, directed at all Hindus titled ‘A Call For Progressive…

Re-Discovering Bharat
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Re-Discovering Bharat

December 16, 2022

Second book of Sai Deepak’s Bharat Trilogy launched HH Sri Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Foundation has organised an insightful talk and interaction session on the book ‘India, Bharat and Pakistan: The Constitutional Journey of a Sandwiched Civilisation’  by its author  J. Sai Deepak, who is also a Supreme Court Advocate, at Vijnana Bhavan in Manasagangothri, Mysuru,…

Grandchild of Vedic Waters
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Grandchild of Vedic Waters

December 15, 2022

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Of the thousand songs in the Rig Veda, we find 200 songs praising Agni. In fact, the first song of the Rig Veda is a praise to Agni, who is called the priest and messenger of the Gods. Agni must be placed in the eastern direction…

The Wild Cat’s Compendium: Cats of all Tribes
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The Wild Cat’s Compendium: Cats of all Tribes

December 12, 2022

By C.P. Belliappa Title : The Wild Cat’s Compendium Author : Dr. Nima Poovaya Smith Year : 2022 Pages :  51 Price : Rs. 449  (Kindle version) Publisher: Caracal Publications, United Kingdom Dr. Nima Poovaya-Smith (parental home Ammanichanda) has just launched a delightful book titled  The Wild Cat’s Compendium, which is a collection of 45…

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