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Healthy Environment
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Healthy Environment

August 7, 2017

The Chinese believe certain animals and symbols promote longevity and good health. These include deer, cranes, and peaches. Even pictures that feature the elements mentioned above, pine trees or bamboo are considered to be auspicious health symbols. Health is not just the absence of disease.  It is also vitality and robust living that creates true…

The CITB Chairmen of yore…
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The CITB Chairmen of yore…

August 6, 2017

The four gentlemen — B. Narayanaswamy, B.N. Kengegowda, T. Venkataramanaiah and S. Linganna — are sterling examples of a few who held and chaired public offices with honesty and diligence. Rare qualities in the current scenario whose examples shall brighten the darkness surrounding the public domain of the present era. By M.L. Krishnaswami Having gone…

MUSEUMS OF MYSURU
Dasara 2017, Feature Articles

MUSEUMS OF MYSURU

August 5, 2017

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers The Heritage City of Mysore may as well be called a City of Museums, thanks to the sheer number of museums in the city. Some of the historical buildings that were constructed during the Wadiyar rule have now been converted into museums including Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion (folklore museum), Karanji Mansion (Postal…

Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah
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Meet Bheema, who will one day carry Golden Howdah

August 4, 2017

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Among the elephants that will participate in Dasara-2017 is Bheema. According to Forest Department officials, Bheema is a promising Tusker and will one day carry the 750-kg Golden Howdah (Ambari) on the Vijayadashami Day procession. At present, this privilege is being enjoyed by Arjuna. Bheema has all the physical features of…

Anna Bhagya: Government needs to view this  Scheme as a critical tool to fight against poverty
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Anna Bhagya: Government needs to view this Scheme as a critical tool to fight against poverty

August 3, 2017

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Food subsidisation and public distribution systems are the cornerstone for the assessment and eradication of food insecurity in India. While the Government of India passed the National Food Security Bill, the Government of Karnataka has implemented a revised food distribution system, known as the Anna Bhagya Yojana from May 2015. Under…

Ganesha – the God Who Rides Rats
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Ganesha – the God Who Rides Rats

August 3, 2017

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Rats evoke the feeling of disgust. There is something inherently dark, unclean and sinister about them. Think rats and you think garbage, gutter, plague and other diseases. Rats mean destruction of property. Pilferage. Filth. There is nothing adorable or desirable about a rat. So why is…

To Grant Quietus or Hiatus is the Question !
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To Grant Quietus or Hiatus is the Question !

August 1, 2017

Quietus seems Divine! By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief The Supreme Court on Monday had asked the UP Government headed by Yogi Adityanath to clarify its stand over the largesse, the grant of aid of Rs. 103.92 crore given to Chaudhary Charan Singh Degree College founded in 1983 and run by Shiksha Prasar Samiti in Etawah during…

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