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Extend Chennai Central-Sri Mata Vaishnov Devi Katra Andaman Express upto Bengaluru
Voice of The Reader

Extend Chennai Central-Sri Mata Vaishnov Devi Katra Andaman Express upto Bengaluru

November 11, 2019

Sir, Train number 16031/16032 Andaman Express currently operates as a Tri-weekly Express from Chennai Central to Sri Mata Vaishnov Devi Katra via Vijayawada-Warangal-Ballarshah-Nagpur-Bhopal-Jhansi-Gwalior-Agra Cantt-New Delhi-Ludhiana-Jalandhar Cantt-Pathankot and Jammu Tawi. It is given to understand that this prestigious train leaves from Chennai Central in the early morning at 5 via New Delhi-Jammu Tawi to reach its…

Stop this unsafe practice
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Stop this unsafe practice

November 11, 2019

Sir, It is being observed regularly that still old newspapers are being used to wrap the oil-based food items like Maddur vada by many vendors in most of the trains running between Mysuru and Bengaluru and beyond (see photo taken recently in Kacheguda Express near Mandya). It may be similar practice in other trains also….

Humanity, courtesy still alive
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Humanity, courtesy still alive

November 10, 2019

Sir, I am happy that humanity and courtesy still exist. I got a taste of it a couple of days ago when I visited LIC Office in Nanjangud to claim maturity value of one of my policies. There was heavy crowd and I thought I may have to struggle getting my job done.  My eyes…

J.P. Nagar Road crying for attention
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J.P. Nagar Road crying for attention

November 10, 2019

Sir, I would like to bring to the notice of the concerned office, the pathetic and dangerous state of Akkamahadevi Road, the stretch from Chamundi Vana in Vidyaranyapuram till Ring Road in J.P. Nagar. If one starts travelling on this road from Chamundi Vana, we should not be surprised if he/she gets hospitalised in the…

Subway near Dasara Exhibition reeks of urine stench
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Subway near Dasara Exhibition reeks of urine stench

November 9, 2019

Sir, It is disheartening to see the conditions of the underground pedestrian walkway (subway) from Mysore Palace to Dasara Exhibition Grounds. The walkway reeks of urine stench and it makes us impossible to commute. Yesterday, we decided to use the subway instead of crossing the road and disturbing the traffic. However, I was disappointed with…

How to write text-books on Tipu?
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How to write text-books on Tipu?

November 8, 2019

Sir, The recent order of the State Government constituting an expert panel to review textbook content on Tipu has raised heckles among Opposition parties. Lessons in history should depict true historical facts and should not be distorted to suit the political ideology or the agenda of political parties. As per historians, Tipu has both positives…

Growing cities and affordable housing
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Growing cities and affordable housing

November 8, 2019

Sir, This refers to the news item “MUDA’s Group Housing Project of 2017 awaiting Govt. nod” (Star of Mysore dated Nov. 4). Providing decent, affordable housing is a  challenge, especially in growing cities, with demand far exceeding supply. The population in our city has grown fourfold and the chase to own a ‘dream house’ is…

Proposal for Outer Circular Bus Route
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Proposal for Outer Circular Bus Route

November 7, 2019

Sir, This is in response to the letter by Ashok Bhushan (SOM dated Oct. 28) regarding direct buses from JP Nagar to Ramakrishnanagar. This is the need for every Mysurean, connecting neighbouring areas by city buses, either JP Nagar to RK Nagar or Siddhartha Layout to Vidyaranyapuram. Circular bus routes is the only answer for…

Prof. N.A. Nikam and Varsity Union
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Prof. N.A. Nikam and Varsity Union

November 6, 2019

Sir, Apropos the feature article regarding the Varsity Union (SOM dated Oct. 27) by Gouri Satya, I was happy to see a portion of the article contributed by my late father, Prof. N.A. Nikam, to the Maharaja’s College Centenary Celebration Volume. I would very much appreciate any help in procuring a copy of the Volume…

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