Voice of The Reader

Reflecting on Hinduism as a Religion: A good read
Voice of The Reader

Reflecting on Hinduism as a Religion: A good read

January 2, 2021

Sir, I am a regular reader of SOM and look forward to reading K.B. Ganapathy’s column. I particularly enjoy reading hitherto unknown stories of seemingly obvious legends, landmarks and artifacts in and around Mysuru. Though I am not from Mysuru per se, I have close connections in that city and consider Mysuru to be cultural…

Where and how to park vehicles?
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Where and how to park vehicles?

January 1, 2021

Sir, Haphazard parking of vehicles, especially two-wheelers and four-wheelers, on city roads and in Highways has become a nuisance. It looks like vehicle users either do not have knowledge about the basic parking rules or do not want to follow it. We should not park vehicles in bus bays, close to bus stops, road corners,…

Clear footpath encroachments
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Clear footpath encroachments

January 1, 2021

Sir, On behalf of the tax-paying citizens, I appeal to the MCC and Mysuru Traffic Police to clear the footpaths and some parts of the roads occupied by the merchants. Some merchants have displayed their materials on the road as well. If both footpaths and roads are encroached by the shop-keepers and traders, where should…

Complete electrification of Railway Network by 2023: A welcome move
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Complete electrification of Railway Network by 2023: A welcome move

December 31, 2020

Sir, The recent announcement by Railway Board regarding complete electrification of its Railway Network by 2023 is welcome. Indian Railways, of late, is dependent much on fossil fuel through diesel-powered locos affecting the environment badly. As otherwise complete electrification of its entire route network will reduce carbon emission levels and makes the transporter a highly…

Honking menace by motorists
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Honking menace by motorists

December 29, 2020

Sir, I am writing with great anguish about the honking menace by motorists travelling on various vehicles here at Akashvani Circle, Yadavagiri. This is especially those coming from Sri Ramakrishna Ashram side and moving towards the city side. As soon as the green signal is obtained, almost all the vehicles honk continuously. Similarly when the…

Clean Kapila: Kudos to Yuva Brigade volunteers
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Clean Kapila: Kudos to Yuva Brigade volunteers

December 28, 2020

Sir, This refers to the news item ‘Yuva Brigade volunteers clean Kapila bathing ghat in Nanjangud’ (SOM dated Dec. 26). Volunteers of Yuva Brigade deserve encomiums for their cleanliness drive at the bathing ghat and surrounding areas of Kapila River near Nanjangud Srikanteshwaraswamy Temple and influencing and sensitising the devotees to join hands with them…

FasTag for 4-wheelers: Clarification needed
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FasTag for 4-wheelers: Clarification needed

December 27, 2020

Sir, This is in support of the letter “Toll Plaza-free India: Why make FasTag Mandatory?” by Prof. B.S. Shankara in Star of Mysore dated Dec. 21. Most of the 4-wheeler users may not be using the Toll Plaza and will be using only within city limits. Or some of the 4-wheeler owners may only use…

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