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Mysuru comes alive with illuminated insignias
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Mysuru comes alive with illuminated insignias

With ten-day Dasara festivities beginning today, Namma Mysuru that has over the years earned sobriquets like ‘Royal City’, ‘Heritage City’ and ‘City of Palaces’ has now turned into ‘City of Lights’. For tourists descending on Mysuru from far and wide and also local residents, it is an occasion to soak in breathtaking spectacle of illuminated…

Controlling energy flow through art
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Controlling energy flow through art

Feng meaning Wind (pronounced as Fung) and Shui meaning Water (pronounced as Shway) are the two energies, which symbolise all the other energies existing in the universe. Feng Shui is not a religious practice or a belief but in its simplest form is the Art of placing or arranging objects within a space so that…

A Choultry in News!
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A Choultry in News!

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry, a well-known landmark on the Vinoba Road in Mysuru, was in news, after Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced that a hostel for students of the Maharani’s  Women’s Arts College will be built there. With his announcement, doubts arose about the future of the 129-year-old Choultry. Will it be…

Life in the woods is bliss
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Life in the woods is bliss

Caught between humdrum of city life and forest serenity, mahouts and kavadis yearn to return to the jungles By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Naavu Kaadina Makkalu…Kaade namma jeeva…Kaade namma Prapancha… These are the lines sung by women and children of Mahouts and Kavadis. And as they sing the song, elders nod their head in unison. Roughly…

Vintage Winners
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Vintage Winners

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar A classic-car show attracts vintage beauties worth tens of millions of rupees and the owners who are worth aconsiderably more. India’s golden age of the automobile was when the country’s obscenely rich Maharajas (of which there were once more than 600) ordered cars by the dozen from eager manufacturers who happily…

Many happy Buddhas
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Many happy Buddhas

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist A dramatic shift happened in Buddhism roughly 500 years after the historical Buddha. This dramatic shift is the rise of what is called Mahayana Buddhism or the Great Vehicle of Buddhism. This thought perhaps emerged in Kashmir and Afghanistan and spread to China, where it was…

Mysoreans Making Us Proud: The Harvard Professor from Mysuru
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Mysoreans Making Us Proud: The Harvard Professor from Mysuru

Mysuru-born Harvard Professor Gita Gopinath, popularly called as GG, has been appointed as the Chief Economist at International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the first Indian woman to occupy the coveted post and the second Indian after former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. Star of Mysore had featured Gita Gopinath under its column ‘Mysoreans Making Us…

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