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Great Conjunction-2020: Jupiter and Saturn to dance tonight
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Great Conjunction-2020: Jupiter and Saturn to dance tonight

December 21, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer Tonight will be definitely memorable and remarkable for observational and amateur astronomers! In the history of Astronomy, today cannot be forgotten by any individual. Jupiter and Saturn will be exceptionally close in the recorded history and is referred to as ‘Great Conjunction – 2020’. Astronomy connoisseurs are in…

Towards‌ ‌good‌ ‌health‌ ‌
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Towards‌ ‌good‌ ‌health‌ ‌

December 21, 2020

Engage your tummy for a new breathing exercise by visualising the Chi entering your tummy, filling it and then visualise your tummy contracting as you breathe out. Do this lying down or standing up and you could place your palms on your tummy to feel it expand and contract. Visualise the Chi energy going all…

De Havilland Arch was an engineering marvel
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De Havilland Arch was an engineering marvel

December 20, 2020

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist De Havilland died at Beauvoir, Guernsey, in 1866 at the age of 90. His wife Elizabeth died in 1816 at the early age of 35 and she was buried in St. George’s Cathedral Cemetery, Madras, which was conceived and built by De Havilland himself. Ironically, his wife was among the…

Radha Tantra
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Radha Tantra

December 17, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist About 400 years ago, a Shakta text was composed in Sanskrit language, probably in Bengal. It was called Radha Tantra. It was a response to the rising tide of the Chaitanya Vaishnava movement, where Krishna is the supreme divine being and Radha is the subordinate. From…

Will Ward Committees be a reality in Mysuru?
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Will Ward Committees be a reality in Mysuru?

December 17, 2020

By Shyam Sundar Vattam The role of aam janta is very important in democracy. The 74th Constitutional Amendment Act has provision to constitute Ward Committees in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) with more than three lakh population. The Ward Committees were expected to act as an institutional space for participation of citizens in matters of urban…

‘Geminid’ meteor shower to light night sky tonight
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‘Geminid’ meteor shower to light night sky tonight

December 14, 2020

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer A ‘shooting star’ or ‘meteor’ is caused by a tiny particle of dust entering Earth’s atmosphere. As it plunges downward, it experiences collision with air molecules and the friction generated causes the particle to glow and eventually burn up completely. Most meteors burn up at altitudes of around…

Kannada Literature’s Gentle Giant
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Kannada Literature’s Gentle Giant

December 14, 2020

By Dr. S.N. Bhagirath  [Continued from yesterday] Vi. Si.’s Bombay sojourn would come to an abrupt end owing to an unrelenting bout of malarial fever. He rushed back to recuperate. After a prolonged convalescence, he was all set to head back to Bombay. His long-time well-wisher and mentor  T.S. Venkannayya persuaded Vi. Si. to drop…

Kannada Literature’s Gentle Giant
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Kannada Literature’s Gentle Giant

December 13, 2020

He was the very personification of gentlemanly behaviour, of genteel manners and warm affection. A gifted poet, an accomplished writer, a voracious reader, sharp but well meaning critic, able editor and translator, — V. Seetharamaiah was all of these and more. A generation of students who came under his wings remember him as a literary…

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