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Bubonic Plague and  birth of a composer
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Bubonic Plague and birth of a composer

July 23, 2020

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Killer plague had attacked Mysuru when ‘Saraswathi Vilasa Karnataka Nataka Sabha’ Drama Company was at its height My previous article on the plague of 1896 published in these columns on April 1 ‘When Bubonic Plague hit Mysore State in 1896’ received an overwhelming response and was shared by many on the…

Gouri Satya’s ‘Colonial Landmarks in Mysuru’ released online
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Gouri Satya’s ‘Colonial Landmarks in Mysuru’ released online

July 18, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Exactly four years after the release of his maiden work related to Mysuru history, ‘Mysuru Memories – The Old City of Mysuru’ on July 17, 2015, Gouri Satya, Senior Journalist and Star of Mysore columnist, has come out with a new work on Mysuru history.  Titled ‘Colonial Landmarks in Mysuru,’ the book highlights 15…

Time to take a look at Bubonic Plague of 1896
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Time to take a look at Bubonic Plague of 1896

March 27, 2020

By Gouri Satya, Senior Journalist The outbreak of Coronavirus across the countries has led to radical measures like curfew, lockdown, and isolation to fight against the dreaded COVID-19. But such deadly outbreaks were not uncommon and they took a heavy toll of human lives, let alone the loss of cattle. How these outbreaks were fought…

How Mummadi and his  Queens built Mysore
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How Mummadi and his Queens built Mysore

February 16, 2020

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist As a few other subjects drew my attention, I could not continue to write about the past history of Mysore for the last few weeks. My earlier articles on the old city of Mysore published in these columns, in particular on Agraharas and Keris, received overwhelming response. Readers posted hundreds of…

Grandma’s Tale
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Grandma’s Tale

December 31, 2019

Title : Rajammal Author : Bharathi Ghanashyam Pages : 235 Price : Rs. 200 for Kindle version with a free Kindle reader;  Rs. 508 for paperback. Publisher : Self-published on Amazon By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist Rarely do we come across a great grand-daughter writing a novel thinly based on her great grandmother. Bharathi Ghanashyam…

Recalling visit to Ayodhya, 13 years ago
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Recalling visit to Ayodhya, 13 years ago

November 17, 2019

By Gouri Satya, Sr. Journalist The historic Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid site took me back to the day when I visited Ayodhya nearly 13 years ago. The opportunity of visiting this historic city came to me when I was invited to attend a three-day national seminar on consumer issues at…

Nearing century, Varsity Union  building cries for attention
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Nearing century, Varsity Union building cries for attention

October 27, 2019

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Though authorities claim Mysuru as a ‘Heritage City’, the erstwhile royal city is facing the threat of losing its edifices fast and soon. Many heritage structures stand neglected with no up-keep, projecting their dismal condition. The latest addition to the list of such neglected structures is the Maharaja’s College Union Building,…

Palace Durbar Hall, a concern
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Palace Durbar Hall, a concern

October 6, 2019

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist Mysore Palace is one of the most elegant buildings about which every Mysurean, nay, Indian should take pride. The fact that it has been drawing footfalls exceeding those visiting the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra shows what a grand structure the Mysore Palace is. But the century-old structure is raising concern…

Street Stories: What’s in a Street? Name and Fame
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Street Stories: What’s in a Street? Name and Fame

July 27, 2019

Googling Mysuru Heritage Streets indicates long stretches of roads connecting main roads and thoroughfares with many small and lesser-known streets with its sections still referred to by old names. This dichotomy and historical ecosphere is sprinkled across the map of Mysuru and there is a mix of the archaic and avant-garde names, where British officials…

Streets of Yore
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Streets of Yore

June 8, 2019

The streets of Mysuru are rich in history and steeped in yore. Hidden within street names are the occupations, owners, and even hobbies of the people who lived there centuries ago. A few of the street names include Kumbarageri, Kurubageri, Bandikeri, Gollageri, Halladakeri, Garadikeri, Thogari Beedi, Agasara Keri, Medarakeri, Budubuduke Keri and Kamatageri. Many houses…

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