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Musings on Dasara Exhibitions down the ages…
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Musings on Dasara Exhibitions down the ages…

Every year, Dasara Exhibition is held as part of the  Nada Habba. However, sadly, the preparations are never on time. There is hardly a year when the Expo has opened along with the commencement of the ten-day Dasara festivities. This has been happening in spite of the fact that a separate Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA)…

Dasara during Vijayanagar period
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Dasara during Vijayanagar period

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore Dasara is one of the most popular festivals in India but celebrated in a variety of ways in different parts of the country. The underlying factor is victory of good over evil, which has been our motto from the…

A Sad, 10-day Drama!
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A Sad, 10-day Drama!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Our Dasara, as we all know, is a grand ten-day spectacle. To different people it means many different things. To the thousands of tourists who throng Mysuru to watch the annual show it means much excitement and fun. But to most Mysureans themselves the Dasara now only means a…

Park your vehicle at Town Hall this Dasara
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Park your vehicle at Town Hall this Dasara

Mysuru:  The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has decided to open the multi-level pay-and-park facility at Town Hall premises temporarily for public during this Dasara. The parking lot will be open from Oct.10 to Oct.20. For the record, the works of parking lot began way back in 2011 and has been caught in politician-bureaucrat-contractor quagmire. The…

Royalty sells: Our Tourism Minister takes baby steps
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Royalty sells: Our Tourism Minister takes baby steps

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC I had resigned myself to witness the repetition of the same old Dasara procession this year too as the State Government had appointed the same old Committees and the same themes were being discussed with some cosmetic changes. But surprise, surprise, our Tourism Minister S.R. Mahesh has sprung…

Hinkal Flyover to open before Dasara
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Hinkal Flyover to open before Dasara

Mysuru: The much-delayed work on the construction of flyover on Mysuru-Hunsur Highway near Hinkal will be completed before this Dasara. It is the first-ever flyover being constructed by Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) in the city and that too on a crucial road that links Mysuru to Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada. Officials and workers are…

Over Tourism Killing Kodagu
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Over Tourism Killing Kodagu

Scaling down Dasara is bad for tourism: The show must go on… By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Coorg has been devastated. Yes, it is true but only parts of it. So why close the full Kodagu district for tourists? We do not respond to a situation but react. The result is hasty decisions taken…

Rs.34 lakh insurance for 12 Dasara jumbos
Mysore Dasara 2018, News

Rs.34 lakh insurance for 12 Dasara jumbos

Mysuru: The Mysuru District Administration has decided to insure the 12 elephants, Mahouts and Kavadis participating in Dasara celebrations. Besides, it has also decided to insure public and public property if the elephants damage them. Deputy Commissioner and Dasara Special Officer Abhiram G. Sankar has written a letter to the New India Assurance Company Divisional…

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