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Karanji Lake to spring back to Life
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Karanji Lake to spring back to Life

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Scientific desilting work to boost rich diversity Lake to hold more water once it rains Silt removal after a gap of 40 years Come rains, the Karanji Lake, maintained by Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens or Mysuru Zoo that is loved by Mysureans will regain its pristine beauty and will be full…

Harmony & Energy Movement
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Harmony & Energy Movement

The movement of energy in any building influences the thought process and the prospects one can attain. Hence, orienting the home or office to harmonise the flow of energy and availing the support of specific Feng Shui enhancers to empower the good fortune is essential. Feng Shui has been used in the home to improve…

Rampant Fishing at drying Kukkarahalli Lake
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Rampant Fishing at drying Kukkarahalli Lake

Birds will go without food as even Karanji Lake, Lingambudhi Lake have gone dry, say bird-lovers Rampant and large-scale fishing at a time when the iconic Kukkarahalli Lake is fast drying up has enraged environmentalists, morning walkers and bird lovers. Several green activists have told Star of Mysore that fishing activity is taking place in…

Sakura Flower Power
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Sakura Flower Power

By Girija Madhavan Cherry blossom, “Sakura”, is the national flower of Japan. In spring, the trees begin to bloom. Japan waits for the pink and white tide, starting in the warm tip of Okinawa, to spread over the country and finally reach the heights of cold Hokkaido. Newspapers print the cherry blossom forecasts of various…

Sunna-da-Keri
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Sunna-da-Keri

Amidst rapid urbanisation, several areas in Mysuru have been relegated to the pages of history but the cultural remnants of those areas are visible even now and one can find the heritage alive and kicking. Sunnadakeri is one such area that was in great demand for limestones when the construction industry was booming. In fact,…

Obelisk, a forgotten monument at Srirangapatna
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Obelisk, a forgotten monument at Srirangapatna

By Arup Polash I recently visited Srirangapatna, near Mysuru. On the western most corner of Srirangapatna Fortress lies a War Memorial commemorating the Victory of the British over Tipu Sultan in 1799. It’s not on the usual tourist circuit for Srirangapatna. Nothing very unusual, one might say. However, a close look at the Memorial (now…

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…

The Blue’tale’…
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The Blue’tale’…

By Ragoo Rao Come March, with the summer heat on, the rivers neither in full stream nor dried up, right enough to expose the sand-banks, the enthusiastic bird-watchers from all over our Old Mysuru region, zero in on to a village — Naguvanahalli, close to Mysuru, off Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway, to photograph and observe the Migratory…

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