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RKN’s Museum needs to be tourist-friendly
Voice of The Reader

RKN’s Museum needs to be tourist-friendly

May 13, 2017

Sir, At the time R.K. Narayan’s Museum was inaugurated in Yadavagiri, I had written about it in SOM, giving some suggestions of making it more tourist-friendly. Now it is in the news again for the same reason. Why is it not attracting visitors? For a long time, the approach road was a mess, but now…

Road works at snail’s pace inconveniencing public
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Road works at snail’s pace inconveniencing public

May 12, 2017

Sir, The road repair works started over a month ago from Vivekanandanagar Circle has been going on at a snail’s pace inconveniencing the residents. On one side, the already started metalling work from Vivekanandanagar Circle is still to be asphalted and several tankers of water is wasted to spill over the metalled portion when there…

Extend Hinkal flyover
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Extend Hinkal flyover

May 11, 2017

Sir, The flyover near Hinkal is really a good move as it avoids traffic jam on Ring Road traffic signal junction and also on Hinkal Road. Actually the flyover starts from petrol bunk or Grand Maurya to RUDSET point on Hunsur Road. But now due to demand from some shop owners, the flyover is landing…

Restore the beauty of this heritage building
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Restore the beauty of this heritage building

May 10, 2017

Sir, During my recent visit to city Railway Station I saw several hoardings of different establishments or companies in front of the historical Railway building (see photo). Railways may be earning money through these hoardings but it has taken away the beauty of the heritage building.  At least, the number of hoardings should have been…

Is Rs. 10 coin in circulation or not?
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Is Rs. 10 coin in circulation or not?

May 9, 2017

Sir, The circulation of Rs. 10 coins is testing the patience of people. RBI guidelines state that there is no ban on coins but commercially it is not even accepted by Government/Private Banks, Railway Station, bus services or anyone. When note ban was effected since November 2016, the banks could not provide required denominations in…

“Adi Guru Shankaracharya of Kalady”
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“Adi Guru Shankaracharya of Kalady”

May 8, 2017

Sir, This refers to the article “Udupi, the Kshetra of Lord Sri Krishna” by Prof. A. V. Narasimha Murthy (AVN) in SOM dated Apr. 30. Thanks to AVN for providing us with a detailed and informative article in his unique way as always. This day being celebrated across the nation as Shankara Jayanti, I would…

Turmeric and diabetes
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Turmeric and diabetes

May 7, 2017

Sir, Apropos to the “Health Capsule,” published on Apr.16, 2017, regarding turmeric’s ability to modulate blood glucose is true. It is believed that turmeric can trigger insulin secretion thus modulating the blood sugar level. However, one concern is the dosage given by the Health Capsule which is 400 to 600 mg three times a day….

Woes of a bus commuter from Mysuru to Electronics City
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Woes of a bus commuter from Mysuru to Electronics City

May 7, 2017

Sir, Apropos the letters in SOM dated May 3, 2017 and April 18, 2017 regarding introduction of direct buses, I have been ‘fleeing’ to and from Electronics City, Bengaluru to Jayanagar, Mysuru since July 2016 on Fridays. The route bus number 378 starts completely jam-packed from Electronics City flyover and reaches Kengeri. The passengers boarding…

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