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Healthy Shades of Palm Tree
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Healthy Shades of Palm Tree

December 20, 2017

Karpatti – The Healing Jaggery Mysuru: A group of about 8 to 10 men from Tamil Nadu have been selling palm jaggery (Karpatti) at various junctions and places in Mysuru. They belong to Kayathar town in Thoothkudi district along the National Highway 7 between Tirunelveli and Kovilpatti. They have been selling ‘Panna Karpatti’ and ‘Sukku…

Educative morning sessions at the music conference
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Educative morning sessions at the music conference

December 20, 2017

By Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan The morning sessions at the 24th JSS Annual Music Conference were both educative and entertaining. On 3rd December morning, Mysore V. Subramanya gave a lecture-demonstration on ‘The Glory of Jhanjuti.’ He described how the name came into existence. Pinakapani named it jhanjuti. ‘Raganidhi’ describes it as jinjuti. It is also known…

Mysuru Zoo is spotless, says US Zoo-keeper Anne Knapp-1
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Mysuru Zoo is spotless, says US Zoo-keeper Anne Knapp-1

December 18, 2017

Indians rarely appreciate the achievements of others. It is only when the Western world sings praises, we wake up. This is exactly what happened when a Zookeeper from the United States of America visited Mysuru. Anne Knapp, Director of Animal Resources at Zoo England, was on a Rotary exchange programme visiting the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological…

Stray Dog Menace and Rabies
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Stray Dog Menace and Rabies

December 18, 2017

There is stray dog menace in the city with each locality having tens of dogs on streets terrifying people, biting them and causing accidents. Veterinarian Dr. C. S. Arun discusses about Rabies and answers common questions that confront people when they are faced with dog bites. — Ed By Dr. C.S. Arun, M.V.Sc. Rabies is…

Subtle change for better energy
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Subtle change for better energy

December 18, 2017

Placing candles of red and yellow at Southwest or Northeast could enhance prosperity, health  and happiness. 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 based on certain calculations and logical analysis. It could also be referred as…

FRDI Bill: Mess or a Messiah ?
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FRDI Bill: Mess or a Messiah ?

December 17, 2017

The proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill has generated a lot of noise with bankers threatening to go on strike if the Centre proceeds on the proposed legislation. This article looks at the FDRI Bill, its provisions and what it means to a bank depositor. By Girish Baga, Educationist At the outset, there…

CHRISTMASS QUEST: Festive Spirit Soaks Mysuru
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CHRISTMASS QUEST: Festive Spirit Soaks Mysuru

December 16, 2017

By V. Shourabh The city has already entered into a festive mood with hotels mixing cakes for the grand event and competing among themselves to get their cake mixing ceremonies viral. Christmas honours the birth of Jesus Christ incorporating many spiritual and cultural traditions. It is time for family get-togethers, exchange of gifts and spread…

CHRISTMASS QUEST: In search of real Christmas beneath the glitz
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CHRISTMASS QUEST: In search of real Christmas beneath the glitz

December 16, 2017

By V. Shourabh Come Christmas or any festival for that matter, celebrating them one wonders, have we really lost the purpose or the true meaning of celebrations under marketing blitzkrieg where commercialisation is slowly taking over spiritualism.  This Weekend Star Supplement conveys a moral message and tells the reader that spirituality, not worldly pleasures, is…

Upgradation of stretch between Kalamandira and Mosque: A Design Engineer’s Perspective
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Upgradation of stretch between Kalamandira and Mosque: A Design Engineer’s Perspective

December 14, 2017

By V. N. Prasad, Design Engineer & PMC; Roads (Retd.) With due respects to my learned friends who staged silent protests against straightening of the stretch between Kalamandira and the Mosque on Hunsur Road near Jaladarshini Guest House, I wish to make the following observations from a design engineer’s perspective.  Having practiced Road Engineering from…

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