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How to cure our officials from MAFA disease?
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

How to cure our officials from MAFA disease?

August 12, 2019

You are warned. These heritage buildings will collapse ! It seems our Government officials are suffering from a disease called MAFA. An abbreviation, acronym for an official mindset of Indian bureaucrats coined by N.R.  Narayana Murthy of Infosys. MAFA means ‘Mistaking Articulation For Accomplishment.’ Meaning, these officials think just by perpetually talking about a problem,…

MLA seeks status report of all heritage buildings in city
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MLA seeks status report of all heritage buildings in city

August 10, 2019

Mysuru: The continuous rainfall in Mysuru that has created havoc in Mysuru seems to have woken up representatives of people in city who are now going on an inspection spree to assess the misery caused by the recent rains. Chamaraja constituency MLA L. Nagendra, who inspected Sarawathipuram Fire Brigade, a part of which had collapsed…

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…

MCC move to raze Lansdowne Building, Devaraja Market
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MCC move to raze Lansdowne Building, Devaraja Market

February 15, 2019

Heritage panel writes to Chief Secretary opposing demolition Mysuru: Members of the State Government-appointed Heritage Expert Committee (HEC) have written to State Chief Secretary T.M. Vijay Bhaskar opposing the Mysuru City Corporation’s move to demolish Devaraja Market and Lansdowne Building and pave way for new commercial complexes. The members have opined that the MCC’s move…

Razing of heritage buildings: Mayor to discuss with Yaduveer soon
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Razing of heritage buildings: Mayor to discuss with Yaduveer soon

February 10, 2019

Mysuru: In the context of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar expressing his displeasure over the decision of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) to raze Devaraja Market and Lansdowne Building, Mayor Pushpalatha Jagannath has decided to meet Yaduveer soon and discuss on the matter. Speaking to the press, Pushpalatha said that experts had clearly opined that the two…

Irresponsible way we maintain our heritage buildings
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Irresponsible way we maintain our heritage buildings

September 18, 2018

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief I was not surprised to read Vikram Muthanna’s column ‘In Black and White’ titled ‘India is beautiful, Indians make it ugly’ published on Saturday 15th September 2018. He has thoughtfully taken the picture of that magnificent entry gate to the Government Guest House facing Bengaluru-Mysuru Road near Ya Allah Mosque. It…

Hasten work on Lansdowne building
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Hasten work on Lansdowne building

April 23, 2017

Sir, India boasts of over 5,000 years of civilisation and rich heritage. Karnataka (the erstwhile Mysore State) is one of the front-runners in being an essential part and contributor to this heritage. While Bangalore, the new Bengaluru, is not only the capital of the State but also the IT capital of India, Mysuru, the Garden…

Demolition of heritage buildings: DC warns officials
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Demolition of heritage buildings: DC warns officials

April 22, 2017

Mysuru: Mysuru Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep has warned the officials of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) that disciplinary action would be taken against them if they grant permission to demolish heritage structures under their jurisdiction. In a press release, the DC has asked authorities in-charge of heritage structures to inform…

Heritage: Crying wolf
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Heritage: Crying wolf

April 22, 2017

Mysureans are occasionally aroused about the various ingredients of the city and their heritage. While buildings with recorded times of their construction dating back to hundred years or more have been hogging media space on a scale not witnessed until just a few years ago, the residents of the city are also reminded of heritage…

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