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Traffic chaos on Saraswathipuram Main Roads
Voice of The Reader

Traffic chaos on Saraswathipuram Main Roads

June 1, 2017

Sir, Recently, the two prominent entry and exit roads in Saraswathipuram, 3rd Cross and 5th Cross, were asphalted  by the civic authorities. Unfortunately, these two roads which also are the primary bus routes, seem to have been converted to two-way traffic by the users, despite the fact that these roads were marked as one-way many…

Will CESC stop wanton destruction of trees?
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Will CESC stop wanton destruction of trees?

May 31, 2017

Sir, I wish to bring to the notice of the authorities concerned that the CESC is regularly engaged in wanton destruction of mature trees across the city; and trees in Parks are no exception. Instead of pruning branches that might touch over-hanging cables, mature branches are being cut using sickle. CESC staff do not heed…

Generic Drug Vs Branded: A case for generic drugs
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Generic Drug Vs Branded: A case for generic drugs

May 30, 2017

Sir, The articles about generic medicines written by N.K.A. Ballal and Dr. Javeed Nayeem (SOM dated May 18, 19 & 26) made an interesting but sad reading. Both have taken a lot of trouble to explain the genesis of generic medicines and both have succeeded in their missions in labelling generic medicines as something that…

Clear garbage from footpaths
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Clear garbage from footpaths

May 29, 2017

Sir, I daily travel along Kalamandira Road. I have observed that a lot of garbage in bags or used plates, cups, worn-out bed etc., are being dumped on both the footpaths. In spite of repeated requests, the area Corporator has not take any action. I once again request the MCC Commissioner to get both the…

Caution needed at road junctions
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Caution needed at road junctions

May 29, 2017

Sir, According to the Rules of Road Regulations, Section 118 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), all the drivers of motor vehicles shall slow down when they approach a road junction, pedestrian crossing or a road corner and shall not enter any such intersection, junction or crossing until they become aware that…

Vanishing Kodavas:  Some facts
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Vanishing Kodavas: Some facts

May 28, 2017

NOTE: Here we reproduce the letter titled ‘Vanishing Kodavas: Some facts’ for the reading pleasure of ‘Star of Mysore’ readers. —Ed It’s Kodavas all the way! Sir, Though Kodavas belong to ethnic minority tribes of Kodagu, they were quick enough to adapt themselves to civilisation under British influence, when Kodagu, then known as Coorg, was…

More on ‘Sons of Kodagu’
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More on ‘Sons of Kodagu’

May 28, 2017

Sir, This refers to the article titled ‘Son of Kodagu leaves his footprint on snow clad mountains’ published in two parts in SOM dated May 5 and 6, 2017 about K.B. Appachu. I had written in this column under the title ‘Vanishing Kodavas: Some facts’ (SOM dated Oct. 4, 2015), that Kodavas are well-educated, disciplined…

In defence of uniform for PU students
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In defence of uniform for PU students

May 27, 2017

Sir, I wish to express my concerns over the recent decision to cancel uniforms for PU students (SOM dated May 18). Though the PU Board Director C.Shikha would have put in a lot of thought and analysis into taking this decision, here are a few points I would like to share with readers as well…

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