Dasara 2017

Dasara elephants under 24×7 CCTV surveillance
Dasara 2017, News

Dasara elephants under 24×7 CCTV surveillance

August 28, 2017

Mysuru: Mischief-mongers beware! You cannot mess up with Dasara elephants housed at the Mysore Palace as CCTV cameras have been installed at the place where elephants are tied and a control room has been set up to monitor the visuals 24×7. Following complaints from the mahouts and other elephant caretakers that some people venture very…

Intl. standard ‘Jumboo Savari’ planned
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Intl. standard ‘Jumboo Savari’ planned

August 27, 2017

Mysuru: Kannada and Culture Minister Umashree is very keen to take the Jumboo Savari (Da) to international standards by matching it with the Republic Day (RD) parade in New Delhi. Chairing a meeting on Dasara Sub-Committees at the Deputy Commissioner’s office here yesterday morning, she said, “The discipline, dedication, neatness, perfection, all hallmark of the…

It’s drill time for Dasara cannon firing
Dasara 2017, Photo News

It’s drill time for Dasara cannon firing

August 27, 2017

A team of Police personnel from the City Armed Reserve (CAR), with the backing of a team of forest personnel, have begun dry practice of cannon firing. The practice began yesterday at the Mysore Palace campus with the Policemen taking out the cannons and began the cleaning and oiling process. Cannons were paraded and the…

Dasara Food Mela in Sathagalli cancelled
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Dasara Food Mela in Sathagalli cancelled

August 27, 2017

Mysuru: Citing distance, the proposed Dasara Food Mela to be held in Sathagalli here has been cancelled. This was disclosed by Dr.K. Rameshwarappa, Deputy Director, Department of Food and Civil Supplies yesterday. Rameshwarappa said that opinions had come from the public that Sathagalli was too far to hold the mela. He further said that after…

Bheema-Balarama Bonding is there for everyone to see
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Bheema-Balarama Bonding is there for everyone to see

August 26, 2017

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Elephants are known to develop strong, intimate bonds between friends and family members. There have been reports of elephants forming life-long friendships with each other. Though male elephants have a reputation as loners, wildlife researchers have observed that male elephants have best friends with whom they associate for years. Even younger…

Dasara Food Mela logo released
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Dasara Food Mela logo released

August 24, 2017

Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner (DC) D. Randeep launched the Dasara Food Mela logo at his office here this morning. Speaking on the occasion, Randeep said that apart from the regular Scouts and Guides ground, the Food Mela is most likely to be held in two other locations this year. Pointing out that holding the Food Mela…

Second batch of Dasara elephants to arrive on Aug. 31
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Second batch of Dasara elephants to arrive on Aug. 31

August 24, 2017

Mysuru: The second batch of seven Dasara Jumbos will arrive in Mysuru on Aug. 31, said DCF V. Yedukondalu. Speaking to Star of Mysore, he said that the second batch will have two new elephants Drona and Krishna from Mathigodu Elephant Camp in Nagarahole.   This apart, Gopalaswamy, also from Mathigodu and Vikram, Gopi, Harsha…

‘Nail Man’ and his Elephants
Dasara 2017, Feature Articles

‘Nail Man’ and his Elephants

August 23, 2017

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar  and B.C. Thimmaiah He has been with elephants across India for the last 27 years and his dedication to the gentle giants is unquestionable. He has participated in 24 Dasaras in Mysuru and is the trusted name when it comes to the welfare of elephants. Having just a year to retire,…

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