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More on Adi Shankaracharya
Voice of The Reader

More on Adi Shankaracharya

Sir, K.B. Ganapathy’s Abracadabra on Pavan K. Varma’s book titled ‘Adi Shankaracharya’  (SOM dated Aug. 17 and  Aug. 23) was interesting, specially about Parakaya Pravesha and about the pig. I have since read the book and found that one superstition about Shankara performing last rites of his mother was mentioned there which seemed ghastly and…

Adi Shankaracharya and Swami Vivekananda
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Adi Shankaracharya and Swami Vivekananda

Sir, KBG’s Abracadabra titled ‘Pavan Varma’s Parakaya Pravesha of Adi Shankara – 2’ (SOM dated Aug.23) was interesting. At the end he has mentioned that Deepak Thimmaiah wondered if there were more Shankaras, who accomplished all that is attributed to Adi Shankaracharya alone. In my opinion, it is like wondering how Swami Vivekananda could accomplish…

Human values lost in the rat race !
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Human values lost in the rat race !

Sir, This has reference to the article “Rat race, is it worth it?” by N.K.A Ballal (SOM dated Aug. 23). Ballal has rightly touched the very root of our present education system at the cost of enjoying life. Academic parameters are the only benchmark to assess a child and in the rat race, human values…

Fill the pits on Irwin Road
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Fill the pits on Irwin Road

Sir, There are nearly a dozen drainage pits or potholes on Irwin Road starting from sub-urban bus stand to Government Ayurveda College Circle including at Nehru Circle. Almost all the manhole pits are not levelled on par with the surface of the road (see photos). These are causing inconvenience to all the road users and…

Kudos to Kuvempunagar Police Station staff
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Kudos to Kuvempunagar Police Station staff

Sir, We had applied for renewal of my wife’s Passport (Maalathi Sekar) and got an SMS to contact Kuvempunagar Police Station regarding Police verification procedure. Accordingly, we called on them and the moment we entered the Station, the Police personnel at the entrance and the lady at the Reception Counter were quite courteous and directed…

Provide trolley at Railway Station
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Provide trolley at Railway Station

Sir, We are all proud to know that Mysuru Railway Station has been adjudged as one of the best Stations. There a couple of amenities Railways can add to improve their service to passengers like having 24×7 dedicated counter to issue platform tickets and provide luggage trolleys. Now at different times, platform tickets are issued…

AVN’s homage to Atalji
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AVN’s homage to Atalji

Sir, It was my good fortune that I was able to meet Atalji twice in New Delhi. He had not become the Prime Minister yet but was a member of the Parliament. The first one was a casual meeting and nothing significant happened. The second was more important. Indian History and Culture Society was started…

Hazardous Police barricades
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Hazardous Police barricades

Sir, During a recent trip to Mysuru, I was appalled to see barricades on busy roads, particularly those that often see high-speed traffic (like the Ring Road and Hunsur Road). Upon close observation of these poorly maintained structures, these barricades appeared to have been erected by the City Police and conveniently forgotten. Furthermore, I concluded…

Streets crying for Lights
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Streets crying for Lights

Sir, In continuation with the letters on need of street lights, of course Mysuru city is lacking with proper street lights. The roads are filled with lights of the shops decorated with hi-voltage LED lights, particularly on DD Urs Road, Shivarampet etc. Other than these roads, all other roads are lacking street lights. As rightly…

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