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An absolute blissful evening
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An absolute blissful evening

The euphoria of Dasara in Mysuru hung around even after two days of the festivities. Cultural programmes continued to entice dance rasikas to auditoriums. Articulate Festival added to the seasons grand ceremony of events, luckily the 3rd Sunday of the month coincided with the days just after the Navaratri. The line-up of artistes in this…

Balancing sleep
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Balancing sleep

The art and science of Feng Shui is a collection of practical, tried and true ideas about how to create living and working environments that support, nurture and guide our lives in a direction that promotes optimum well-being. The fundamental principle of Feng Shui is to balance the Yin and Yang of the space which…

Musings on Dasara Exhibitions down the ages…
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Musings on Dasara Exhibitions down the ages…

Every year, Dasara Exhibition is held as part of the  Nada Habba. However, sadly, the preparations are never on time. There is hardly a year when the Expo has opened along with the commencement of the ten-day Dasara festivities. This has been happening in spite of the fact that a separate Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA)…

Nalwadi’s speech at Dasara Expo in 1907
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Nalwadi’s speech at Dasara Expo in 1907

Here is the excerpts of the speech that Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar delivered during the opening of the Dasara Exhibition on Oct.5, 1907. Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with the utmost satisfaction that I find myself today in the position of presiding at the opening of this Exhibition. The President of the Executive Committee,…

Destination Devaraja Market
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Destination Devaraja Market

By N. Niranjan Nikam The Heritage City Mysuru is known for its Palaces and Stately public buildings. One such building is the Devaraja Market, which has captured the hearts of people of the city and the world for its design, planning and aesthetics. However, the authorities are thinking of bringing down this 130-year-old building and…

A Fine Balance
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A Fine Balance

By Kavitha Mhatre American writer Patrick Califa said: “If you don’t want to be a gawker, you’ve gotta join the circus.”  That finally made sense to me as I sat down with some popcorn to watch Jumbo Circus at Nazarbad. For all I could do at this colourful show was gawk at the clowns, the…

Metaphors of the Goddess
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Metaphors of the Goddess

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist In Hinduism, God cannot be divine without the Goddess. There is no Vishnu without Lakshmi. No Shiva without Shakti. No Brahma without Saraswati. But it is a mystery for many why Hindus, for whom divinity is both male and female, treat women so badly. Aren’t women…

Rajamantra Praveena Kulapati H. V. Nanjundaiah
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Rajamantra Praveena Kulapati H. V. Nanjundaiah

A Judge, a teacher, an astute administrator and a true far-sighted visionary  H. V.  Nanjundaiah laid the foundation for the first native University among the Princely States of Pre-Independent India. His painstaking and meticulous devotion to this enterprise left behind a lasting legacy that hundreds of scholars, writers, litterateurs and intellectuals today refer to as…

Sensory activation
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Sensory activation

By S.B.S. Surendran Although the science of Feng Shui mainly focuses on the design aspect, movement of energy and countering ill effects due to environmental aggressions, the subtle aspects of this science also includes decor, feel and comfort of a place. For the occupants of a space, the comfort they derive from their sensory system…

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