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An Architect’s View: Aesthetic wooden staircases
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An Architect’s View: Aesthetic wooden staircases

September 7, 2019

By Prof. D.S. Ramakrishna Rao, Design Chair, Mysore School of Architecture There are many reasons why wooden staircases are still being used today after being in history for such a long time. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing for interiors by providing a warm, earthy ambience by displaying its beautiful wooden grain, it has certain structural…

Stairs of Yore
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Stairs of Yore

September 7, 2019

By M.B. Pavan Murthy A perfect stair case can transform a space, add value and be a real wow-factor for a building. A set of bespoke wooden stairs is a fantastic option, adding a touch of freshness, functionality and natural beauty. The freshness of a wooden finish is a trend that will never fall out…

Two Sanatan Dharmas?
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Two Sanatan Dharmas?

September 5, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist There are two meanings of the phrase Sanatan Dharma. One is political and the other philosophical. The political sanatan dharma emerged as one of the two responses to European Orientalists who saw Hinduism as a pagan, polytheistic and idolatrous race.  One response, the Samaj response, was…

Meet India’s first woman pitch curator
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Meet India’s first woman pitch curator

September 4, 2019

Having come from very humble background, she has risen to become India’s first woman pitch curator. A native of Doddaladahalli in Kanakapura taluk, Jacintha Kalyan went through several hardships before joining Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) as a receptionist. She later developed interest in preparing wickets and grounds before getting through Curator Examination conducted by…

For beneficial Chi
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For beneficial Chi

September 3, 2019

Concept of shelter and protecting  mankind from nature’s fury has been adapted since times immemorial. However, the methodology has been varied from the forest to the modern day city. Human beings need protection from sun, wind, rain and also have a personal space for themselves, hence the concept of structures evolved. Over a period of…

Decoding Ganesha…
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Decoding Ganesha…

September 1, 2019

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Rainy season is considered an inauspicious time. The sun is making its journey south; the days are becoming shorter and the nights colder; the earth is wet, worms and snakes are wriggling out, the walls are damp, and there is moss in every corner… it is…

Heritage Music Festival in city from Sept.2 to 14
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Heritage Music Festival in city from Sept.2 to 14

September 1, 2019

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan Mysuru, the cultural capital of Karnataka is resonant with the music of great maestros. Sri Prasanna Vidya Ganapathi Mandali Charitable (SPVGMC) Trust has been playing a crucial role in preserving the continuity of this resonance. It is shouldering the responsibility of keeping classical music alive with all its grandeur. It has…

Do It Yourself Green Ganesha
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Do It Yourself Green Ganesha

August 30, 2019

By V. Shourabh With the onus of protecting Mother Earth and going green, a lot of awareness has been created among Mysureans and they have now switched to eco-friendly idols that are devoid of Plater of Paris (PoP) and any sort of chemicals.  It is an icing on the cake if it is a Green…

Celebrating Gowri Habba by giving away Morada Bagina
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Celebrating Gowri Habba by giving away Morada Bagina

August 29, 2019

Bamboo artisans receive a caning, thanks to non-availability of bamboo and dipping sales  By Nandini Srinivasan Whatever be the pace at which the world is changing, cultural beliefs do not seem to have taken a backseat. All the festivals being celebrated with the same fervour as in the past is enough proof to this. “Festivals…

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