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Countering Monday Blues
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Countering Monday Blues

January 6, 2020

The place of dwelling and our immediate environment have a strong influence on our mind and body. When our immediate surrounding is not very supportive, it tends to have a negative influence on our energies and consequently our actions, thoughts and response get influenced strongly. Keeping our immediate surroundings in the home vibrant and supportive…

Pejawar Seer’s blessings for Small Family Norms
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Pejawar Seer’s blessings for Small Family Norms

January 5, 2020

By K. Vijaya Kumar, Former Jt. Director of Information & Publicity This happened during the second tenure of Paryaya of late Pejawar Swamiji in Udupi in 1968-70. A little interesting background to the occasion. I was serving as District Publicity Officer of South Canara since mid-1964. That was the time when Indira Gandhi as Prime…

Growing Grain
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Growing Grain

January 4, 2020

You may be familiar with the picturesque image of rice paddies — lush, green fields, perhaps stacked in terraces — but do you know how rice gets from the paddy to your plate? The process is seriously labour-intensive, requiring more steps than you might think would be necessary for such tiny, little grains. A staple…

Vedic approach to desire
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Vedic approach to desire

January 2, 2020

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Buddha said that desire is the cause of suffering. Outgrowing desire enables one to experience freedom from suffering. The Vedic approach was very different. Suffering can be reduced when we pay attention to, and try to satisfy, each other’s desires. This gave rise to the ritual…

Self-discovery by a teacher
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Self-discovery by a teacher

January 2, 2020

Title : Reflections of a Teacher Author : K.L. Nagaraju Pages : 230 Price : Rs. 250 Year : 2018 Publisher : Notion Press, Chennai We learn from Thythiriya Upanishad about the virtue of respecting mother, father, guru and guest, all being perceived as divinity. Even as the outlook of people at large towards teachers…

Grandma’s Tale
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Grandma’s Tale

December 31, 2019

Title : Rajammal Author : Bharathi Ghanashyam Pages : 235 Price : Rs. 200 for Kindle version with a free Kindle reader;  Rs. 508 for paperback. Publisher : Self-published on Amazon By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist Rarely do we come across a great grand-daughter writing a novel thinly based on her great grandmother. Bharathi Ghanashyam…

Drawing good energy
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Drawing good energy

December 30, 2019

In the early times, Feng Shui was known as Kanyu, or ‘The Law of Heaven and Earth.’ Later on, it was coined as Feng Shui which literally translates as ‘Wind Water’ during the Eastern Jin Dynasty and this was based on the classic called as ‘Book of Burial.’ At the basic level, Traditional Feng Shui…

Book talk: Salvation from sorrow
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Book talk: Salvation from sorrow

December 30, 2019

Title: The Path of from Sorrow Author: Acharya Mahashraman Translator:   Samani Vinay Pragya Pages:   156 Price:     Rs. 100 Publisher:  Jain Vishva Bharathi Ladnun, Rajasthan (2018) Jain Acharya Maha-shraman’s simple-to-follow prescriptions for leading a purposeful and satisfying life free from sorrow by limiting desires presented in this booklet drawing from Rajasthani literature conforms to the Kannada…

Book talk: A worthy role model
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Book talk: A worthy role model

December 30, 2019

Title:      Back to the Native Village Authors: H.R. Chandravadana Rao and Prof. T.R. Vijayaraghavan Pages:   104 Price:     Rs. 100 Publisher:  H.R. Chandravadana Rao, Mysuru (2019) The narrative of prose fiction, being shorter than a novel and longer than a short story by the authors, rich in sentimental tone, originally written by the first author…

Talented Young Instrumentalists
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Talented Young Instrumentalists

December 29, 2019

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur The Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha had organised a fine flute concert on the 8th of December 2019, in memory of Lalitha V. Murthy. Young and proud flautist of Mysuru, Vidwan V. Vamshidhar presented this concert accompanied by Vidwan Matthur Srinidhi on violin, Vidwan H.S. Sudheendra on mridanga and Vidwan G.S. Ramanujam…

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