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Countering nature forces
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Countering nature forces

Building a house since ancient times was not only a creative design approach but was also a sacred process of putting it in place brick by brick as the house was considered a living organism. A proper design to withstand natural forces is equally important keeping in mind the geographic locations and seismic vibrations. Earth…

The Shadow of Hiroshima
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The Shadow of Hiroshima

By Girija Madhavan August 15 marks the joyful anniversary of India’s Independence in 1947 and the tragic one of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 that changed modern warfare and its possible outcome forever. In 1945, I was seven-years-old and lived in a spacious colonial bungalow of the Mysore State Railways allotted…

Sarkari Shaale
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Sarkari Shaale

In the now-showing Kannada movie ‘Sarkari Hiriya Pratamika Shaale, Kasargodu: Koduge Ramanna Rai’, Director Rishab Shetty narrates the condition of government Kannada schools. The movie, based on the Director’s real-life incident, narrates the story of a School Head Master who struggles to keep the school running against all odds. Like the reel-life Head Master, effectively…

Reflections…: On Mysore University
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Reflections…: On Mysore University

There was an Editor’s Note to the letter titled “Buildings in Manasagangothri: A correction” in SOM dated Aug. 6, 2018. The note stated: “In spite of the University of Mysore (UoM) celebrating its centenary, it took nearly one hundred years for a comprehensive book on the history of the University to come out. The book…

A Wedding in Russia…
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A Wedding in Russia…

By Sudha Murty, Infosys Foundation Recently I was in Moscow, Russia. The day I went to the Park was Sunday. It was drizzling and cold, though it was summer. I was standing under an umbrella and enjoying the beauty. Suddenly, my eyes fell on a young couple. It was apparent that they had just got…

The Vijaya is Rangayana’s…
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The Vijaya is Rangayana’s…

Both the shows of Manmatha Vijaya, the running weekend play at Rangayana, was welcomed by the audience to houseful shows; not only were the usual seats occupied, the plastic chairs — like metal ones in real ‘companies’ — were put up for the sea of enthusiasts who kept coming. Manmatha Vijaya is a company nataka…

A communication with soul
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A communication with soul

An eminent vainika, an engaging speaker, a great teacher, a senior vaggeyakara and a self-taught musician R. Vishweshwaran gave a veena concert at Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha on the 10th of this month. His concerts are known for leisurely and elaborate versions. He not only possesses the sensitivity and creativity of a poet, but also the…

Breaking the binary
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Breaking the binary

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist In the Puranas, we have heard the story of the Narasimha avatar. Hiranyakashipu had obtained a boon from Brahma that he should not be killed by either man or animal, at day or at night, above or below, inside or outside, by neither weapon nor tool….

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