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The grand wedding of 1950 in Mysore
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The grand wedding of 1950 in Mysore

February 16, 2024

When a Brilliant Mathematician wed a Graceful Mysorean at a grand hotel in a stylish manner By Girija Madhavan  While dining at the Hotel Metropole in Mysore recently, I watched as a festive table was being prepared for a party; bringing back a sheaf of memories of a wedding lunch there in 1952. At 14…

Celebrating cultural splendour through Nrithya Vaibhava
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Celebrating cultural splendour through Nrithya Vaibhava

February 12, 2024

Sri Nataraja Performing Arts Centre’s Annual Dance Event, ‘Nrithya Sambhrama,’ inaugurated recently by G.R. Nagaraj set the stage for an evening steeped in cultural grandeur. Vidu. Shrilakshmi Kumar, Director of Uma Maheshwara Nritya Kala Kendra, was the chief guest, along with President M.K. Balaraj. Vidushi V. Suma compered the event, guiding audiences through a mesmerising…

A timely book on caste system and politics-2
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A timely book on caste system and politics-2

February 12, 2024

By R. Chandra Prakash [Continued from Feb. 9] It is a fundamental truth when the authors emphasise that Hinduism is an open architecture offering a vast library of texts providing guidance and therefore there are multiple choices. Every Hindu can, and does, cherry-pick his personal choices of metaphysical interpretation, of guru for guidance (or no…

Sublime, melodious and shruti-aligned voice
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Sublime, melodious and shruti-aligned voice

February 12, 2024

Vocalist Dhanya Dinesh performed for Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha in city recently. She was accompanied by Pruthvi Bhaskar on violin, Nandan Kashyap on mridanga and Shamit Gowda on ghata. Dhanya is the recipient of ‘Nadakishori’ award this year. Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha, Mysuru, conducts an annual classical music contest in the month of August every…

India shines, Bumrah dazzles
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India shines, Bumrah dazzles

February 11, 2024

By Prof. B.K. Viswanath Geoffrey Boycott was furious after England lost the second Test to India at Visakhapatnam on Monday Feb. 5th and he fused — “Bazball was a failure, a flop” and he lashed out at Brendon McCullum, the English coach and Ben Stokes, captain of the team. To cool down his outburst, one…

A timely book on caste system and politics-1
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A timely book on caste system and politics-1

February 9, 2024

By R. Chandra Prakash Title: VARNA, JATI, CASTE  – A Primer on Indian Social Structures Authors:  Rajiv Malhotra & Vijaya Viswanathan Year:     2023 Pages:  160 Price:     Rs. 250 Publisher:  OCCAM, BluOne Ink LLP, India Caste system has been arraigned for creating extreme discrimination in the Hindu society. It has also been a political tool…

Saga of ‘road hump’
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Saga of ‘road hump’

February 8, 2024

South Gate of Manasagangothri, injuries, loss of precious lives, damages  to vehicles, trauma et al. By V.N. Prasad At the outset, my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and sympathies to the injured ones. Don’t worry. No one will be brought to books, much less punished. However, high time a strong ‘engineering jurisprudence’ was put…

Traditional start to Suttur Jathra Mahotsava
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Traditional start to Suttur Jathra Mahotsava

February 7, 2024

The   six-day Adi Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Shivayogigala Jathra Mahotsava, popularly known as Suttur Jathra Mahotsava, got off to a colourful and traditional start at Suttur Srikshetra in Nanjangud taluk yesterday. The Jathra Mahotsava, being held under the supervision of Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt, was graced by Sri Adrushya Kadasiddheshwara Swamiji of Sri…

City’s cleanliness activities lack proper coordination
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City’s cleanliness activities lack proper coordination

February 6, 2024

Former State Safai Karmachari Commission Chairman Narayan highlights the problem within MCC Mysuru, once celebrated for earning the country’s cleanest city tag in both 2015 and 2016, has experienced a notable decline, now ranking at a disappointing 27th position. This downturn has left the city residents disheartened, with both the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and…

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