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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…

Sunna-da-Keri
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Sunna-da-Keri

April 20, 2019

Amidst rapid urbanisation, several areas in Mysuru have been relegated to the pages of history but the cultural remnants of those areas are visible even now and one can find the heritage alive and kicking. Sunnadakeri is one such area that was in great demand for limestones when the construction industry was booming. In fact,…

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

February 18, 2019

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

February 2, 2019

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

January 5, 2019

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

December 3, 2018

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…

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