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Destination Shaadi
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Destination Shaadi

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Marriages are made in heaven is an old saying. But at present the most preferred marriage destination in India is Udaipur [a royal heritage city in Rajasthan]. A recent survey conducted ahead of the 5th Travel Wedding Show indicated that Udaipur with a clear 25 percent is the…

A ‘Monsoon Wedding’ in Mysuru
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A ‘Monsoon Wedding’ in Mysuru

Last Saturday, Sunday and Monday were days and evenings I and my wife decided to stay put in city. That was to honour the wedding invite of my friend late A. Raghunath’s grand-daughter. Raghunath was popularly known as  Raghu because of the name of his enterprise. When Raghu’s daughter Savitha and son-in-law Ramesh Kannan came to…

ITDC transfers Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel to State
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ITDC transfers Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel to State

Mysuru:  The Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel in city, hitherto run by the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), has been handed over to Karnataka Government. This decision had been taken as per the disinvestment policy of the Government of India last year. Lalitha Mahal, the second largest Palace in city, had been leased to the ITDC…

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More on Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel

After reading the article by N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC, on the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel run by ITDC, now being handed over to the State Government which in turn has given it to the State-owned Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd., which in turn is likely to call a global tender to take over…

Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel and an old memory…
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Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel and an old memory…

The impact and purpose of a poem or a writing on a subject like obituary or the closure of an institution that has served the people for many years, leaving a legacy of its own, can never be underestimated. Writing on such subjects is not easy and only a versatile writer can bring out the…

Au revoir, time to say goodbye to an era -2
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Au revoir, time to say goodbye to an era -2

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC [Continued from yesterday] The fame of Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel started spreading so much that it became a matter of prestige to get a posting at this hotel! Ultimately in the nineties, I was brought back to this hotel as  General Manager, a matter of great pride for…

Au revoir, time to say goodbye to an era -1
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Au revoir, time to say goodbye to an era -1

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Forty-five-long years. After four-and-a-half decades of service, ITDC would be finally saying goodbye to this great heritage city of Mysuru. As I sat down in the restaurant, savouring my last meal in this great heritage hotel, old memories started passing around — some good, some bad.  I thought…

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