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Dangerous headlights
Voice of The Reader

Dangerous headlights

Sir, Though Mysuru City Traffic Police are trying their level best to inculcate some discipline to the un-disciplined motorists, our un-disciplined motorists are refusing to reciprocate. We find many two-wheeler  and four-wheeler drivers using  high power “Halogen” headlights. Many Chinese origin cheap high  wattage halogen lamps are available in  the market and the motorists replace…

The open bar and its results!
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The open bar and its results!

Sir, It is sad to see the remnants of the previous evening’s party littered in the streets. The liquor manufacturers seem to have made things so easy for the bibbers. I see that the liquor comes in cans, in packs and small plastic bottles. The water bottles come in plastic too. The snack packets for…

Clear bottlenecks on Bogadi Road
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Clear bottlenecks on Bogadi Road

Sir, Thanks to the City Corporation officials for taking up the widening of Bogadi Road from two-lane to four-lane last year. However, while widening at three places, that is, opposite to RIE Quarters Gate, near the culvert close to a bar and another culvert close to the Ring Road, it was left to remain as…

More on general election held in Coorg
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More on general election held in Coorg

Sir, This refers to Shanthi Ganapathy’s interesting eye-witness account of the first general election held in Coorg (Kodagu) in 1951 (SOM dated May 21, 2019).  However, there is one inaccuracy in the article. Shanthi Ganapathy says that just before the election, Kodagu was offered the choice of either remaining a State, or of joining Mysore….

More on Adi Shankara’s philosophy
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More on Adi Shankara’s philosophy

Sir, I read with interest the article ‘Salutations to two Acharyas‘ by Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy in SOM dated May 19. Writing on Shankara’s philosophy, he says ‘Aham Brahmasmi means I am the Brahmin which means everyone in the world is a Jeevatma (Living human  being) while Paramatma (Almighty) is the Brahman’. Actually this is…

Plea to increase frequency of Mysuru-Dadar Sharavati Express
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Plea to increase frequency of Mysuru-Dadar Sharavati Express

Sir, The Railway network under Mysuru Division is witnessing rapid development related to passenger growth, increased traffic post-doubling and electrification and new Railway Stations developed to reduce congestion at Mysuru Railway Station. The Railway administration should further strive to ensure optimum rail connectivity across India from Mysuru through introduction of more number of new trains…

What can we do?
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What can we do?

Sir, This has reference to the “Editor’s Bottom Line” in Star of Mysore dated Apr.25, 2019. A genuine question has been asked, how we can make the earth habitable again. The problems faced by us have been briefly mentioned in the statements. Mahatma Gandhi’s statement that we need to be the change to do anything…

Musings on MUDA sites and layouts
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Musings on MUDA sites and layouts

Sir, Apropos the news item ‘House construction picks up pace at R.T. Nagar’ (SOM dated May 12), shelter and a roof over one’s head has been a basic and pressing need for humans at all times. In over-populated India, not all are blessed with their own houses, as poverty is rampant and a huge population…

Divider of evils from morals
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Divider of evils from morals

Sir, Your Abracadabra with the title ‘India’s great reformer Modi’ is really very well thought of. Analysed very aptly about the article appeared in TIME magazine. So also the instant response from Shashank Gouri all the way from New York with clear thinking. The path of Dharma is very critical. It is a razor edge….

Man-animal conflict in Kodagu: Focus on elephants
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Man-animal conflict in Kodagu: Focus on elephants

Sir, With burgeoning population of elephants, there has been an increase in the man-animal (elephant) conflict with frequent killing of human beings in Kodagu. It appears as though the entire elephant population has migrated into the coffee estates in search of greener pastures. Earlier, the elephant menace was confined to adjacent areas abutting forests but…

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