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A useful reference work for those interested in Indian culture & its aspects
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A useful reference work for those interested in Indian culture & its aspects

December 18, 2021

Title:                                     Indian Culture Kannada Original:              Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri English translation:          Prof. S. Naganath Year:                                       2021 Pages:                                    669 Price:                                      Rs. 800 Publisher:                            Notion Press Media  Pvt.  Ltd., Chennai Originally written in Kannada by renowned scholar and historian, Dr. S. Srikanta Sastri (1904-1974) under the title “Bharathiya Samskruthi”…

Can you imagine building a house for just Rs. 5,000?
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Can you imagine building a house for just Rs. 5,000?

November 21, 2021

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist [Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav] Can a decent living house be built by spending just Rs. 5,000? One may deride such a proposal or may mock such a project. But this was proved possible in Mysuru during the reign of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar. What’s more, these model houses are continuing…

‘Tai Nadu’ P.R. Ramaiah A family story
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‘Tai Nadu’ P.R. Ramaiah A family story

November 12, 2021

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist Title : Heegondu Kutumbada Kathe Author: Palahalli Vishwanath Year:      2021 Pages:   343 Price:     Rs.280 Publisher: Vasantha Prakashana, Jayanagar, Bengaluru As one enters the Lansdowne Building Road from the Jaganmohan Palace Road in Mysuru, one sees a prominent signboard on the first floor of the now neglected heritage building. It reads…

Two decades of 9/11
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Two decades of 9/11

September 20, 2021

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist It has been 20 years since the World Trade Centre’s (WTC) iconic twin towers were destroyed by terrorists in New York, US, on September 11, 2001 killing almost 3,000 people and causing injuries to more than 6,000 others. Those on board of the two aircraft which crashed into the two…

He builds an Agrahara, makes his house a temple
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He builds an Agrahara, makes his house a temple

August 8, 2021

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist A look at the growth of Mysuru reveals an interesting feature of how the city expanded from Agraharas and Keris to Mohallas, Purams and Extensions. Initially, it was the construction of just one road with a few houses and as the population began to rise, construction of Mohallas, Purams and…

Steeped in Healthcare History since 1922
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Steeped in Healthcare History since 1922

June 26, 2021

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist A small by-lane in the Fort Mohalla, also known by its old name Khille Mohalla, is called S.N. Pandit Street. This small by-lane near Shankara Mutt in Mysuru has a hidden tale of interest.  This has been recorded by renowned composer and musician Mysore Vasudevacharya in his book, “Nenapugalu.” S.N….

Kindly King and Kathvadipura Agrahara
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Kindly King and Kathvadipura Agrahara

April 16, 2021

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist There is an Agrahara in Mysuru with a name that sounds somewhat strange. Though this is an old Agrahara, like the other Agraharas in city, its name does not match with the names of other Agraharas. And that is Kathvadipura Agrahara as generally called though its actual name is ‘Kathvadipurada…

Great British Mutiny: The revolt that took many lives
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Great British Mutiny: The revolt that took many lives

January 25, 2021

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist In my previous article on the De Havilland Arch of Srirangapatna (Star of Mysore dated Dec. 20, 2020), I had mentioned about this engineer’s association with the 1810 mutiny in protest against the appalling conditions of the Army in Mysore, resulting in his dismissal from service and subsequent reinstatement in…

De Havilland Arch was an engineering marvel
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De Havilland Arch was an engineering marvel

December 20, 2020

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist De Havilland died at Beauvoir, Guernsey, in 1866 at the age of 90. His wife Elizabeth died in 1816 at the early age of 35 and she was buried in St. George’s Cathedral Cemetery, Madras, which was conceived and built by De Havilland himself. Ironically, his wife was among the…

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