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House with a Red Gate
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House with a Red Gate

By Ashvini Ranjan Why would anyone want to paint his gate red other than the Post Office? I have painted it the brightest of red colour, not out of love for the colour but out of exasperation, annoyance and anger. Let me explain. I live at Door No.31,  Jayalakshmipuram 6th Main, 3rd Block.  This is…

Declining traffic sense in Mysuru: A cause for concern
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Declining traffic sense in Mysuru: A cause for concern

By Ashvini Ranjan Efforts by organisations like Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP), the Police and the students of various educational institutions coming together in conducting a survey of Mysuru traffic is timely and welcome. Periodical study is necessary and will help plan for the future changes as a consequence of the growth of the city and…

Battle of Haifa: The forgotten heroes of Mysuru
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Battle of Haifa: The forgotten heroes of Mysuru

By Ashvini Ranjan The First World War took place between the Allied Forces (Britain, France and Russia) and the Axis Forces consisting of the Germans, Austrians and the Ottoman Empire. It lasted for four years from 1914 to 1918. India too being a colony of the British Empire participated in the war. However, the Battle…

A crisis in the making
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A crisis in the making

Findings of NGO Pratham’s Annual Status Education Report paint a grim picture that needs attention By Ashvini Ranjan Adam Smith, the 18th-century philosopher who is considered the father of modern economics, observed that the wealth of a nation is not merely that which is measured in terms of precious metals or other forms of tangible…

A giant leap for Pratham Mysore
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A giant leap for Pratham Mysore

Pratham Mysore was founded by Ashvini Ranjan and his wife Shashi Ranjan as part of their post-retirement activity. They adopted two Govt. Primary Schools with 60 children in Nachanahally Palya slums in Mysore South during May 2000 not realising the many challenges they would be faced with.  Having entered the unchartered terrain, there was no…

MGP to approach SC on Chamundi Hill
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MGP to approach SC on Chamundi Hill

By Bhamy V. Shenoy and Ashvini Ranjan Recent visitors to Chamundi Hill who have peeked through the barricades must have wondered what happened to all the protests and Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP). Unfortunately, construction activities on the Hill to build multi-level parking, shopping complex and shelter for pilgrims are progressing…

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