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MCC’s move on two historic buildings: Furore on Facebook
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MCC’s move on two historic buildings: Furore on Facebook

By Gouri Satya,  Sr.Journalist The decision of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to knock-down the two historic buildings — the Lansdowne Building and the Devaraja Market — has resulted in immense consternation on the social media platform with many netizens expressing their condemnation of the decision taken by the MCC without consulting the stakeholders or expert…

Heritage Laid Bare: The crumbling Lansdowne Building
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Heritage Laid Bare: The crumbling Lansdowne Building

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Mysuru City Corporation resolved to demolish two heritage structures of the city — Devaraja Market and the Lansdowne Building, the structures that are in their own way, testimony to the illustrious history of this Heritage City. And without which the sobriquet ‘Heritage…

Purams of Mysuru
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Purams of Mysuru

Jayalakshmipuram, Chamundipuram, Chamarajapuram, Saraswathipuram, Lakshmipuram, V.V. Puram, Ashokapuram, Krishnamurthypuram, Vidyaranyapuram, Gayathripuram… The Heritage City of Mysuru has a host of Purams like sweet slices of mango, if the whole mango fruit is considered to be Mysuru. Despite the advent of many ‘Nagars’, these Purams are one of the most loved areas in Mysuru as they…

Mohallas, Agraharas & Keris
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Mohallas, Agraharas & Keris

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist The old city of Mysore was famous for its Keris, Agraharas and Mohallas. The Keris and Agraharas were built by the Maharajas, chiefly during the reign of Krishnaraja Wadiyar III. The Mohallas comprised Keris and Agraharas. Nazarbad, Lashkar, Mandi Mohallas on the Northern side and the Fort Mohalla or Khille Mohalla…

A Choultry in News!
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A Choultry in News!

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry, a well-known landmark on the Vinoba Road in Mysuru, was in news, after Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced that a hostel for students of the Maharani’s  Women’s Arts College will be built there. With his announcement, doubts arose about the future of the 129-year-old Choultry. Will it be…

Mysuru, a look at its past: The Lord and the Legends
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Mysuru, a look at its past: The Lord and the Legends

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist We often visit the Mysore Palace to admire its beauty or its illumination. Or, we visit the temples built around it, pray and return home. But we rarely notice some interesting carvings there or the murals in the two temples — the Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple and the Shwetha Varahaswamy Temple. One…

Book Talk: A journey from boyhood
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Book Talk: A journey from boyhood

By Gouri Satya, Senior Journalist Title: Boyhood In The Valley Author: Nanjappa Parameshwaran Pages: 268 Price: 8.99 GBP [Rs. 838.06] Publisher: Olympia Publishers, London The book “Boyhood In The Valley” authored by Nanjappa Parameshwaran revolves around the story of Kumaran and his elder brother Krishnan, who spend their childhood marvelling over new film posters at…

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