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Non-functioning street-lights
Voice of The Reader

Non-functioning street-lights

Sir, We the tax-payers never get what we are supposed to get from the Government in most cases. It could be due to lack of accountability. In the ‘H’ block of Kanakadasa Nagar (Dattagalli 3rd Stage), we have been witnessing that the street-lights are not functioning for the last four months. In the past, the…

Rev. Fr. Mathias Fernandes, Fr. Noronha and Thathayya
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Rev. Fr. Mathias Fernandes, Fr. Noronha and Thathayya

Sir, For Mysore and Mandya people, Fr. Noronha was a ‘Father’ figure, who recently entered heavenly abode to serve at the lotus feet of Lord Jesus. Those who came across with his tender heart and feather touch, cannot erase the memorable love he bestowed upon them. Thathayya, founder of ‘Anathalaya’, as a Journalist then, was…

With apologies to Shakespeare
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With apologies to Shakespeare

Sir, The supreme irony of the present day political environment is that it is the fate of 6.5 crore people of Karnataka to bear the Cross to patiently wait at the polling booth to vote. This helped in sending these honourable men and women to the Assembly to decide the fate of citizen voter. This…

An insult to General
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An insult to General

Sir, The glaring spelling mistakes  appearing on the road sign board installed by the Mysuru City Corporation, opposite Kodava Samaja in Vijayanagar, is an insult to a great soldier like General K.S. Thimayya. I fail to comprehend how the authorities could be so blind and illiterate in spelling the General’s name as “Janaral K.S. Timmaya…

Newly-proposed train from Mysuru to Kochuveli opposed
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Newly-proposed train from Mysuru to Kochuveli opposed

Sir, We are writing this letter to oppose the newly-proposed train from Mysuru to Kochuveli. People of Mysuru have been asking a train to Hyderabad since two decades. Also with the diversion of 16517/16518 Bengaluru-Karwar train through newly-opened line to Hassan made Mysuru to lose the important evening train from Bengaluru. Whenever we approached the…

Is train journey becoming unsafe?
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Is train journey becoming unsafe?

Sir, I was shell-shocked reading the news item titled ‘Elderly city lady sedated, robbed in train’ (SOM dated Aug. 3). If this be the fate of a learned and bold citizen, can’t imagine the plight of a common man. I knew Dr. Manik Bengeri as SOM columnist and through my brother who is her family…

Train journey: Some thoughts
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Train journey: Some thoughts

Sir, Apropos the news item titled “Elderly city lady sedated, robbed in train” (Star of Mysore dated Aug. 4), it is quite necessary that the Railway authorities should take care to safeguard the passengers in the reserved compartments, especially during the night journey. While I travelled recently from Mysuru to Bhubaneswar in the a/c compartment,…

Buildings in Manasagangothri: A correction
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Buildings in Manasagangothri: A correction

Sir, In the article titled “Poet Laureate Kuvempu and Prof. N.A. Nikam’s role in building Manasagangothri” (SOM dated Aug. 4), there is an error. It is mentioned that Maharaja Kumari Jaya Lakshammanni Avaru is the wife of Sardar Basava Raja Urs. This is factually wrong. In fact, Maharaja Kumari Jaya Lakshammanni Avaru, eldest daughter of…

Hill climbers’ ordeal on Ashada Fridays
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Hill climbers’ ordeal on Ashada Fridays

Sir, As private vehicles are prohibited on Chamundi Hill Road on Ashada Fridays, half of the total devotees have now started to use the hill steps to reach the temple. The city administration should deploy monitoring authority for safe flow of thousands of step climbers. After 11 am, it was very hard to move up…

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