Tag: B.C. Thimmaiah

Manoeuvring Obstacles
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Manoeuvring Obstacles

February 29, 2020

By B.C. Thimmaiah [Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav] Mysuru Regional Transport Office (RTO) East in city has seen a tectonic shift in how driving tests are conducted to issue licences. Tests are now conducted in specially designed Automated Driving Test Tracks which have many segments, each of which has to be passed in a particular…

DC turns his Bungalow into a Nature’s Paradise
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DC turns his Bungalow into a Nature’s Paradise

February 16, 2020

By B. C. Thimmaiah Not many Government Officers holding high positions are ready to swap his or her work at the desk for muddy boots. But Mysuru has a Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar, who dons many roles apart from being the head of the District. He is a nature-lover, an avid birder, photographer and…

Eclipse Chaser
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Eclipse Chaser

February 16, 2020

Meet city’s octogenarian umbraphile who travels the globe chasing a blackened Sun By B.C. Thimmaiah Though a total solar eclipse occurs about every 18 months or so, its visibility at any particular place is extremely rare. In order to experience the full effect of the eclipse, one must be on the ‘path of totality’, a…

The Clean Picture
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The Clean Picture

January 25, 2020

Who will wash your clothes and iron your formals and whites if not these Dhobis? Almost hidden and unnoticed by people, Mysuru has four Dhobi Ghats where families of washer men try to sustain themselves by washing and ironing clothes from dawn to dusk. One can always find them scrubbing and washing clothes and later…

The Sour Truth
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The Sour Truth

July 13, 2019

It is monsoon season in Kodagu and though rains are less this year, people in remote villages of Kodagu, who have grown Garcinia gummi-gutta tree in their estates or have access to the tree grown in the wild, are busy in preparing Kachampuli, the dark, tart vinegar. Kachampuli preparation has been passed on from generations…

Road to Development is my Road to Victory
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Road to Development is my Road to Victory

April 12, 2019

Last elections, Pratap Simha was a surprise BJP candidate from Mysuru-Kodagu Constituency and this time he is seeking re-election. The 43-year-old is undeterred and confident of a win as he says, he has nurtured his Constituency and worked relentlessly for its development. There are 22 candidates in the fray in Mysuru-Kodagu but the elections will…

A MODI-fied Tea Stall
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A MODI-fied Tea Stall

February 16, 2019

Free CHAI for farmers and auto drivers who visit before 8 am By B.C. Thimmaiah If the tea stall in Gujarat’s  Vadnagar where Prime Minister Narendra Modi once sold tea during his childhood has been converted into a tourist spot, here in Mysuru we have a tea stall that is dedicated to Modi and just…

Chasing the Queen
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Chasing the Queen

February 16, 2019

By B.C. Thimmaiah In a narrow bylane of Devaraja Mohalla, a buzzing Carrom Club comes to life every evening and there is literally no place for one to stand during weekends and holidays. Men in groups gather here to pursue their passion — the game of Carrom.  A plain look at the gully gives one…

Crime & Punishment: Foraying into Forensic Science
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Crime & Punishment: Foraying into Forensic Science

December 21, 2018

Forensic investigation of crime includes the use of scientific methods to study past events for criminal justice delivery, often to reconstruct unknown events associated with a crime scene. Considering the importance of forensic investigation of crimes, including biology, fingerprints, DNA analysis, ballistics, evidence tracing, voice analysis and toxicology, the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,…

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