Tag: M.B. Pavan Murthy

Pedal to Past Bicycle Doctor
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Pedal to Past Bicycle Doctor

February 16, 2021

By M.B. Pavan Murthy  At a time when modern bicycles equipped with gears & other facilities are becoming popular, for many reasons including users’ love for non-motorised transport, one can see very few bicycle repairers, who once upon a time dotted every lane and bylanes of Mysuru.  Non-polluting and environment-friendly cycles were for decades one…

PHCs silently serving community sans publicity
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PHCs silently serving community sans publicity

September 2, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy Mysore/Mysuru: At a time when health has become priority for one and all, Primary Health Centres (PHCs) are silently serving the community without publicity. These health units, spread across the city and district, are doing yeomen service by addressing health issues of common people free of cost.   Over 25 programmes under…

KSPCB floats turmeric Ganesha idea for at home immersion
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KSPCB floats turmeric Ganesha idea for at home immersion

August 3, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy COVID is a kill-joy for Ganesha Chaturthi and Sri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations that fall next in the series of festivals after Varamahalakshmi Vrata and Raksha Bandhan. Owing to COVID contagion, it will be private Ganesha celebrations this year and there will be no mass festivals and roadside pendals.  Mumbai and Maharashtra…

Namma Mysuru in safe hands of Pourakarmikas
COVID-19, Feature Articles

Namma Mysuru in safe hands of Pourakarmikas

April 24, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy “Wash your hands with soap, maintain hygiene, use hand sanitiser and ensure social distancing.” This has been the new mantra amidst the lockdown due to the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, which has now marked its presence in 184 countries across the globe.  Who are the frontline warriors who are risking…

The man behind walk-in kiosks and disinfectant tunnels
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The man behind walk-in kiosks and disinfectant tunnels

April 19, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy The designated COVID-19 Hospital (District Hospital, Mysore) on KRS Road has set up low-cost walk-in kiosks at its premises for safe collection of swabs of symptomatic people by the medical staff without direct exposure and contact with patients. The man behind these walk-in kiosks, known as Swab Testing Cubicles is Ramesh…

Buzzing Boti Bazaar sees slump in Business
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Buzzing Boti Bazaar sees slump in Business

April 18, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy Mysore/Mysuru: With all trading and commercial activities coming to a grinding halt due to COVID-19 lockdown, the trading of banana in Boti Bazar (mutton market) area on Aane Sarot road in the heart of the city has come down drastically, much to the despair of banana merchants. The Boti Bazar located…

Turn an old leaf: Oriental Research Institute digitising palm leaf manuscripts
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Turn an old leaf: Oriental Research Institute digitising palm leaf manuscripts

March 14, 2020

By M.B. Pavan Murthy Digitalisation of the oldest extant copy of Kautilya’s Arthashastra and other manuscripts will be a reality soon at the more-than-a-century-old Oriental Research Institute (ORI) in Mysuru. The institute has taken steps to digitise its vast collection of nearly 70,000 palm leaf and paper manuscripts in Sanskrit and Kannada. Kautilya’s Arthashastra was…

Designer Diyas brighten lives, add sparkle to Deepavali
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Designer Diyas brighten lives, add sparkle to Deepavali

October 26, 2019

By M.B. Pavan Murthy [Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav] The popular Mannar’s Market in Shivarampet has paved way for artisans and traders to make extra money as Deepavali draws near. Some traders in the bustling Mannar’s Market sell lamps of various hues and shapes procured from different parts of the country. Besides, clay lamps too…

Behold the symphony of lights
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Behold the symphony of lights

October 3, 2019

Mysuru: Dasara is synonymous with illumination featuring elaborate displays of lights. While most cities in the world have their own special illumination event, Mysuru is no exception. The city has turned into a new Light Experience that has turned spaces into atmospheric places filled with light. And these design-driven lighting concepts have been attracting visitors…

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