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Dance of Enchantress
Feature Articles

Dance of Enchantress

February 16, 2018

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The word ‘Apsara’ is derived from the root ‘apsa’ which means water. Apsaras were nymphs who slipped away from the grasp of man, like water from a clenched fist. They were sent by the Devas to beguile and seduce Tapasvins, ascetics who sought to churn spiritual…

Saga of small newspapers in Mysuru
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Saga of small newspapers in Mysuru

February 16, 2018

The history of journalism in Karnataka, aka  Karnataka Press, will be incomplete without reference to the role played by small newspapers. In fact, small newspapers form a significant portion of the history of journalism because of the important role played by them for over a century and half, says Mysuru-based Senior Journalist Gouri Satya, working…

The Royal Mysore Tiger… now an Auto Driver !
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The Royal Mysore Tiger… now an Auto Driver !

February 16, 2018

The Jetties of Mysuru have been continuously following their traditional practice of Indian wrestling or Kusti which has been an integral part of Mysuru and Dasara festivities. Tiger Balaji is one such prominent figure, who has dedicated his life for wrestling. He was trained at ‘Bhoothappana Garadi’ and has been one of the greatest wrestlers…

Disappearing Fragrance of Mysooru Mallige
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Disappearing Fragrance of Mysooru Mallige

February 16, 2018

By M.B. Pavan Murthy William Shakespeare’s axiom “A rose by any other name may smell just as sweet” may not apply to the famed ‘Mysooru Mallige.’ This variety of jasmine not only has unmatched fragrance but also an inextricable link with the royal city. The bond between Mysooru Mallige and Mysuru has grown strong over…

‘Jasmine Ladies’ of Veeranagere
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‘Jasmine Ladies’ of Veeranagere

February 16, 2018

Nobody likes individual jasmine flowers unless it’s for puja rituals. But it is a woman’s desire to wear jasmine when they are stringed as it adds richness and beauty to their long and shiny manes, especially when in traditional attires. There is a set of dedicated women at Veeranagere who dexterously string jasmine and so…

Living off a  Sharp Edge
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Living off a Sharp Edge

February 16, 2018

By S. Kenneth Shishir Circa 1985: A housewife desperately waits in front of her house for a knife sharpener who carries the cycle-wheel-powered machine that has a round and rotating stone slab. She is getting impatient as she has to finish her cooking and her iron knife is not sharp enough to cut vegetables and…

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