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Taking a frequent pause: UoM Centenary Clock !
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Taking a frequent pause: UoM Centenary Clock !

Sir, Usain Bolt ended his decade-long dominance in world athletics at the 2017 World Championship. The most inspiring line that I read in the following morning newspaper was “Usain Bolt’s only opponent had been a clock.” Wow ! I am sure the reference has little relevance to the Centenary Clock Tower of the University of…

Public libraries should be strengthened
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Public libraries should be strengthened

Sir, This letter is in response to the news report titled “MCC, MUDA owes Rs. 17 crore dues to library department” (SOM dated Dec.23). Of late, we have been witnessing shrinking of public space in Mysuru and elsewhere. Because of shrinking public spaces people now have to pay exorbitant price to spend their leisurely time…

More on Birth of Medical School at Mysore
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More on Birth of Medical School at Mysore

Sir, This has reference to Dr. Veena Bharathi’s article “The Birth and Growth of MMC and MAA,” which is a good recall (SOM dated Dec. 7). Here, it is also wise to recollect the contribution of Mysore Royal family for health care of citizens. A Medical School (Vaidya Shaala) was established during 1833 itself by…

Role of Public Libraries cannot be underestimated
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Role of Public Libraries cannot be underestimated

Sir, This has reference to the news item titled MCC, MUDA owes Rs.17 crore dues to Library Department (SOM dated Dec. 23). “Public libraries are an essential part of a democracy…they exist to provide equal access to information and enrichment to everyone in the community, regardless of age, income, education, or social status” (Mary Graf)….

Woes of Raghavendra Extension residents
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Woes of Raghavendra Extension residents

Sir, The residents of Sri Guru Raghavendra Extension, near Sri Sharada Public School (adjacent to BEML Layout, Rajarajeshwarinagar and Dattagalli) appeal to the authorities concerned to take up immediate civic measures and set things right. The area is isolated and far from the city making culprits wander in groups making nuisances by drinking alcohol and…

Musings on Median Strip Gardens
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Musings on Median Strip Gardens

Sir, I read with interest the news item titled ‘Median Strip Gardens’ (SOM dated Dec. 18) created by Mysuru City Corporation authorities to enhance the beauty of our city. It is a very good initiative. I find such arrangements throughout Switzerland. My only request for MCC authorities is to maintain them properly throughout the year…

A Martyr Remembered
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A Martyr Remembered

Sir, It was exactly 47 years ago on Dec. 16, 1971 the Indo-Pak war ended with the liberation and birth of Bangladesh. A few days before that, may be a month or two, a youngster came to me for some ailment when I was working in Dr. Kamala Raman’s Nursing Home. Somehow I still remember…

No footpath on Panchamanthra Road
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No footpath on Panchamanthra Road

Sir, The Panchamanthra Road in Kuvempunagar is one of the busiest Roads which does not have a footpath. The Mysuru City Corporation has erected sign boards in such a way by completely blocking the footpath. Since vehicular traffic is very high on this road, people, especially kids and aged are using the Main Road itself…

Utter chaos near sub-urban bus stand
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Utter chaos near sub-urban bus stand

Sir, As a concerned Mysurean, I would like to bring to the notice of the authorities the plight of people standing in front of the sub-urban bus stand. We have inter-city buses coming one after the other and making an entry into the sub-urban bus stand. At the same time we have the city buses…

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