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Destruction of Chamundi Hill Heritage: Hanging Environment and  Heritage with a Rope(way)
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Destruction of Chamundi Hill Heritage: Hanging Environment and Heritage with a Rope(way)

November 6, 2019

By Maj. Gen. S.G. Vombatkere Mysuru District in-Charge Minister V. Somanna has proposed construction of a Ropeway at Chamundi Hill. This proposal has already been made three times (2005, 2012, 2015) and dropped because of reasoned objections of the people of Mysuru, with public demonstrations, signature campaigns and letters to Chief Minister (CM) and other…

An apology of a Fence
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An apology of a Fence

November 4, 2019

Mysuru’s heritage properties are victimised by modern expansion, official apathy, lack of concern and a total lack of knowledge about the structures built by the erstwhile Wadiyars. These properties are, however, crucial in helping Mysureans to connect with their past. While the heritage structures that dot the city get some attention, the least attention is…

For active homes
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For active homes

November 4, 2019

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that seeks to harmonise the human experience with our surrounding environment. Feng Shui teaches us that everything is energy, and we are in a constant energy exchange with everything around us. Hence it is very important to create a Feng Shui home that has a happy and healthy…

Aparajitha: The Memory Booster
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Aparajitha: The Memory Booster

November 3, 2019

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Among the innumerable plants used in native system of medicines  ‘Aparajita’  stands out as a curative herb to improve memory. In Ayurveda,  it is grouped under ‘Medhya’  category forming part of  “Shirovirechanopaga” group of herbs associated with detoxification and cleansing of the brain and associated nervous system. A perennial creeper…

World is a Stage for Vasundhara
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World is a Stage for Vasundhara

October 31, 2019

A danseuse who mesmerised rasikas for decades and raring to go By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers Established in 1986, Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre (VPAC), Mysuru, has grown from strength to strength in grooming hundreds of students who have become exceptional dancers. The Centre, led by the most charismatic Dr. Vasundhara Doraswamy, an epitome of Bharatanatyam, has…

Science and Yoga
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Science and Yoga

October 31, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik Is yoga scientific? This is a question I am often asked, in various forums. The problem that lies with this question is essentially with the understanding of what yoga is, what science is and the overarching sense of insecurity that is faced by many people relating to the Indian identity. Let…

Golden Pigs bring home  Prosperity & Happiness
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Golden Pigs bring home Prosperity & Happiness

October 28, 2019

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy that seeks to harmonise the human experience with our surrounding environment. Feng Shui teaches us that everything is energy, and we are in a constant energy exchange with everything around us. Hence, it is very important to create a Feng Shui home that has a happy and healthy…

Nearing century, Varsity Union  building cries for attention
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Nearing century, Varsity Union building cries for attention

October 27, 2019

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Though authorities claim Mysuru as a ‘Heritage City’, the erstwhile royal city is facing the threat of losing its edifices fast and soon. Many heritage structures stand neglected with no up-keep, projecting their dismal condition. The latest addition to the list of such neglected structures is the Maharaja’s College Union Building,…

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