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Celebrating Indian Art in Japan
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Celebrating Indian Art in Japan

By Girija Madhavan My abiding memories of Japan, apart from the friendships formed there, are of the art and aesthetics of the country. My husband, A. Madhavan, was posted as Indian Ambassador to Japan in 1985. Before we left Japan in 1988, a “Festival of India” was celebrated there featuring Indian classical and folk art,…

What came first: The world or life?
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What came first: The world or life?

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist As per scientists, the world began 13 billion years ago with the Big Bang. Earth came into being about 5 billion years ago. And about 4 billion years ago, life emerged on Earth. What we mean by ‘life’ is the appearance of sentience, the appearance of…

House Moving
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House Moving

Don’t move in all the boxes into the house in one go bring them in systematically as it symbolises slow movement of energy and building up of energy in the new home Designing a new home and creating auspicious energy is part of Feng Shui science. With the décor, dimension and layout in accordance with…

Costume Cornucopia: Where Bahuroopis are fashioned, styled
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Costume Cornucopia: Where Bahuroopis are fashioned, styled

Art productions comprising dance and theatre have been a major form of entertainment since ancient times. Theatre evolved as an organised way to express creativity and with it came the evolution of costume design. Without costumes, productions are neither believable nor loved by audience. Costume design has had very humble beginnings that have morphed into…

Booktalk: ‘Amit Shah and the March of BJP’
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Booktalk: ‘Amit Shah and the March of BJP’

Author presents book to Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa in city Title: Amit Shah and the March of BJP Authors:  Anirban Ganguly and Shiwanand Dwivedi Pages:   296 Price:     Rs. 399 Publisher: Bloomsbury By Prof. G. L. Shekar In Mysuru this morning, was honoured to call on the doyen of Kannada literature, philosopher, novelist and legendary public intellectual,…

POINT BLANK: Recalling how an earlier attempt to provide multi-level parking facility was subverted
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POINT BLANK: Recalling how an earlier attempt to provide multi-level parking facility was subverted

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Some years back the then Deputy Commissioner had invited me, along with some prominent citizens of Mysuru, to discuss issues concerning city’s infrastructure etc. A circular in this regard was also sent, I suppose, to all those who were invited including me. Since I had good regards for the Deputy Commissioner,…

Sea-faring Kaundinya
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Sea-faring Kaundinya

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist If you travel to Cambodia, you will come across a folklore that a sage from India known as Kaundinya travelled across the sea to what is now called Cambodia, where he encountered a Naga princess, who fell in love with him. She happened to be the…

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