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Metaphor of the three Goddesses
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Metaphor of the three Goddesses

July 29, 2021

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Hindu mythology uses metaphor of human relationships to explain concepts. This can be confusing as metaphors are rarely consistent. This confounds those who see mythology as history and insist on reading stories literally. The case of the three Goddesses — Lakshmi, Saraswati and Durga — who…

Study of Epigraphy: An appeal to Government of India
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Study of Epigraphy: An appeal to Government of India

July 28, 2021

It will help write authentic History of India, not the fake or fictionalised one like at present By Dr. Vasundhara Kavali-Filliozat Art Historian and Epigraphist I was shocked to read the news item titled “Epigraphists Join Nationwide Stir” in Star of Mysore dated 15th July 2021. Epigraphists were manifesting their colère because Government of India…

Gorgeous Cascades: Bharachukki, Chunchanakatte, Hogenakkal
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Gorgeous Cascades: Bharachukki, Chunchanakatte, Hogenakkal

July 27, 2021

The Centre’s warning on ‘revenge travel’ notwithstanding, hundreds of people are visiting the nearby spectacular waterfalls in Mysuru region including Gaganachukki, Bharachukki, Chunchanakatte and also Hogenakkal.  Coined last year, the term ‘revenge travel’ is being thoroughly put into practice now as thousands flock to hill stations, tourist spots and retreats. The phenomenon of revenge travel…

Enhance globe trotting
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Enhance globe trotting

July 26, 2021

It is said that Conch shells or cowrie shell have a special meaning in Feng Shui and they are said to enhance the travel luck and also to strengthen long distance relationship. Traveling for a holiday or business would be more joyous when we have no obstacles or stressful situations during the journey and at…

Backyard Butterfly Park at Nagarahole
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Backyard Butterfly Park at Nagarahole

July 25, 2021

A study of butterfly species has become an important element in conservation biology that is gaining importance in recent years. A Butterfly Park has been established inside the Nagarahole National Park by an enthusiastic Forest Officer who has made up his mind to take what began as a hobby — or call it a passion…

Had two choices in Life… To quit or To live!
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Had two choices in Life… To quit or To live!

July 24, 2021

Kartik Janakiram, a 43-year-old Parkinson’s patient, an inspiration to all By G. Amit Kumar Had two choices in life… to quit or to live? I chose to live with my disease.” These were the painful words uttered by an art-lover and a Parkinson’s patient, who has been fighting with the disease for 22 long years….

Dayananda & Vivekananda
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Dayananda & Vivekananda

July 22, 2021

Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The 19th century saw Hinduism being re-framed for two reasons. First was missionary activity that, with its aim of gaining converts, consciously spotlighted aspects of Hinduism that the elite could not explain and found embarrassing. Second was exposure to humanistic values of the Enlightenment, with ideas such…

Kodagu-born Fitness Coach helps athletes create history
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Kodagu-born Fitness Coach helps athletes create history

July 22, 2021

Enables Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash, the first Indian to do so, to make the Olympic ‘A’ cut By B.C. Thimmaiah Sajan Prakash had gone through a tough phase over the last year or so including a career-threatening injury and he overcame it with sheer hard work and perseverance. In that tough phase, Bengaluru-based Physical Preparation…

INDIAN CULTURE: A Compendium of Indian History, Culture and Heritage launched
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INDIAN CULTURE: A Compendium of Indian History, Culture and Heritage launched

July 21, 2021

English translation of Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri’s Kannada Classic work “Bharathiya Samskruthi” Title:  INDIAN CULTURE –  A Compendium of Indian History, Culture and Heritage  Original Author:  Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri (in Kannada as “Bharathiya Samskruthi” – 1954) English Translation:  Prof. S. Naganath Year of Publication:  2021 Pages: 674 Price: Rs.800 Publisher:  Notion Press INDIA Pvt….

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