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Forest Fire-Lookout Towers dot Chamundi Hill
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Forest Fire-Lookout Towers dot Chamundi Hill

These ‘eye in the sky’ help Forest Department keep a watch during peak fire season On Feb. 25 this year, dry vegetation on nearly four acres of land was gutted near the foot of Chamundi Hill. Fire and Emergency Services personnel managed to douse the fire before it spread to the forest area. A major…

Milky Way
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Milky Way

By Ramesh Kebbehundi Think milk and only ‘Nandini’ comes to your mind, despite tough competition from other brands. After being a household brand, Nandini has now forayed into the market of snacks and namkeens, taking on the more powerful brands with aggressive marketing and customer-friendly strategies. And as if to give a shot in the…

New Year Greetings thru snail-mail
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New Year Greetings thru snail-mail

Even as the letters in the Letter Boxes are dropping by a whopping 50 per cent, here is an encouraging development that one of Star of Mysore readers Kitty Mandana shares regarding the New Year greetings that she almost decided to stop sending to her family and friends, which she had been doing for the…

The Five-Headed Hanuman
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The Five-Headed Hanuman

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist One of the popular images of Hanuman is one where he has five faces and five pairs of hands. It is known as the Panchmukhi, or five-faced, Hanuman. It reminds us of Krishna’s Vishwarupa described in the Bhagavad Gita, albeit a diminutive version. It transforms Hanuman…

Enriching Indian Culture through dance
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Enriching Indian Culture through dance

By Dr. V. Nagaraj Vasundhara Performing Arts Center (VPAC) presented Rangapravesha of Ruric Amari Rich (USA) at Jaganmohan Palace auditorium, Mysuru. Instilled with the necessary ingredients of Tanjavur Style, and being finely molded by the renowned and committed teacher, Dr. Vasundhara Doraswamy, she performed in a systemic and traditional fervor well-becoming of a seasoned artiste….

Heavenly visitor ‘iwamoto’ at its best this month
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Heavenly visitor ‘iwamoto’ at its best this month

By Dr. S.A. Mohan Krishna, Amateur Astronomer The most beautiful celestial object perceptible in the night sky is the ‘Comet.’ Most of the time, Comets remain in deep-frozen “sleep” in outer space, but occasionally they are dislodged from their orbits and fall forward the inner Solar System. Comets are at their brightest when they are…

Empowering symbols
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Empowering symbols

To activate luck entering the home, it is recommended to place a pair of  statue of elephants at the foyer near main door facing inward to signal good luck and blessings entering the home Symbolism in Feng Shui is often perceived as a placebo effect, however in reality each of the Feng Shui symbols have …

Techie returns to Roots, starts ORGANIC MOVEMENT
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Techie returns to Roots, starts ORGANIC MOVEMENT

By N. Niranjan Nikam Driving on the Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway as one crosses Mandya, the sugar bowl of the State, near Budanur, on the left is a supermarket which attracts the eye by its very name ‘Organic Mandya.’ The story of this supermarket and the man behind it, who has returned to his roots, is a…

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