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Fourteen jewels from the sea
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Fourteen jewels from the sea

May 14, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The churning of the ocean of milk is a key theme found in temples across ancient Southeast Asia indicating the spread of Hindu ideas there between the 3rd and 13th century. This story is linked to kingship and enterprise as it shows how Vishnu gets the…

Solid Problem of Waste Management
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Solid Problem of Waste Management

May 12, 2020

Delayed Decision will be Disastrous By R. Chandra Prakash  My stint with Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP), particularly between 2013-2016, provided me with opportunities to study civic issues of the city. That period also happened to be the period of dialogue on Mysore Master Plan-2031, with Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) and Mysuru City Corporation (MCC). …

Dharma During Crisis
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Dharma During Crisis

May 7, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist As we go through a global pandemic which demands a major change in our lifestyle and which will have a major impact on the economy, it is a good time to remember a conversation in the Mahabharata, where Bhishma tells the Pandavas, about Apaddharma, or dharma…

International Astronomy Day on May 2
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International Astronomy Day on May 2

April 30, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Observational Astronomer ‘Astronomy’ is an incredible field of study for many reasons, not least of which is its accessibility to anyone who wanders out on a clear night and gazes skywards to the stars.  Man has evolved on a planet from which he could witness celestial phenomena like the motions…

A Family in a Temple
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A Family in a Temple

April 30, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist In a typical Hindu temple, we do not find just one image. We find multiple images. For many people, unfamiliar with Hindu tradition, this looks like polytheism. But for Hindus, these are various manifestations or expressions of the same divine principle, different facets of divinity expressed…

Namma Mysuru in safe hands of Pourakarmikas
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Namma Mysuru in safe hands of Pourakarmikas

April 24, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy “Wash your hands with soap, maintain hygiene, use hand sanitiser and ensure social distancing.” This has been the new mantra amidst the lockdown due to the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, which has now marked its presence in 184 countries across the globe.  Who are the frontline warriors who are risking…

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