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Four ‘R’ formula to save our environment
Voice of The Reader

Four ‘R’ formula to save our environment

June 2, 2023

Sir, World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 and encourages awareness and action for the protection of the environment.  But we citizens are producing waste in huge proportions, most of which are non-degradable, non-decomposable and produced from non-renewable resources. We don’t have an efficient, environment-friendly disposing system of either converting it as useful…

Gundlupet MLA’s initiative worthy of emulation
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Gundlupet MLA’s initiative worthy of emulation

June 1, 2023

Sir, It is good to see the Gundlupet MLA Ganesh Prasad, by placing a notice board in front of his Mysuru house, saying no to garlands, bouquets, gifts etc., from the public (SOM dated May 31). The practice, so prevalent with all politicians irrespective of party affiliation, is obscene to say the least. The culture…

Plea to switch off street-lights during daylight
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Plea to switch off street-lights during daylight

May 31, 2023

Sir, In western countries, there is a practice of ‘Daylight Saving Time’ by turning the clock ahead as warmer weather approaches and back as it becomes colder again. The goal of ‘Daylight Saving Time’ is to make better use of daylight by prolonging the amount of time people can spend outside during daylight hours. The…

Lack of maintenance of drains will prove costly
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Lack of maintenance of drains will prove costly

May 30, 2023

Sir, It is unfortunate that the authorities concerned are grossly negligent in attending to the problem of maintaining and cleaning of drains. This is the basic requirement to control flooding of road surface and prevent water rushing into houses in low-lying areas or where houses are constructed with low plinth level when there is rain….

Green plus signages mistaken for traffic signal
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Green plus signages mistaken for traffic signal

May 28, 2023

Sir, The medical stores and doctor clinics used to display plus signage in red colour which later was asked to be discontinued as Red Cross organisation brought legal restrictions for usage of their symbol by others. At that time, doctors started using ancient Egyptian symbol called Caduceus, a symbol with a short staff entwined by…

Gopalaswamy Shishu Vihara: Nostalgic memories
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Gopalaswamy Shishu Vihara: Nostalgic memories

May 27, 2023

Sir, This refers to Senior Journalist Gouri Satya’s feature article titled “The Street Name for a Shishu Vihara” published in Star of Mysore dated May 23. Reading the article evoked cherished memories of my early childhood schooling at Jagadamba Shishu Vihara and my subsequent education at Gopalaswamy Shishu Vihara. Those formative years played a significant…

Handover Lalitha Mahal to royal family
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Handover Lalitha Mahal to royal family

May 26, 2023

Sir, This refers to N.K.A. Ballal’s article titled “Is Lalitha Mahal Hotel going Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion way?” in Star of Mysore dated May 23.  It is obvious that the Government cannot take care of our heritage. To the Government, it’s all politics and photo-ops. Hence, Lalitha Mahal Palace and Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion should be returned…

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