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Elephantine Make-up
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Elephantine Make-up

October 17, 2018

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar The Nada Habba (Dasara) celebrations is a vibrant assortment of cultural events and procession, but it is truly incomplete without the majestic Jumboo Savari. For the last fifteen years, Hunsur-based make-up artist and art teacher, Nagalingappa Chandrappa Badiger has been embellishing all the 12 elephants that take part in Mysuru’s famous…

Life in the woods is bliss
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Life in the woods is bliss

October 7, 2018

Caught between humdrum of city life and forest serenity, mahouts and kavadis yearn to return to the jungles By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Naavu Kaadina Makkalu…Kaade namma jeeva…Kaade namma Prapancha… These are the lines sung by women and children of Mahouts and Kavadis. And as they sing the song, elders nod their head in unison. Roughly…

Vintage Winners
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Vintage Winners

October 6, 2018

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar A classic-car show attracts vintage beauties worth tens of millions of rupees and the owners who are worth aconsiderably more. India’s golden age of the automobile was when the country’s obscenely rich Maharajas (of which there were once more than 600) ordered cars by the dozen from eager manufacturers who happily…

Mahouts, kavadis pampered with Panchakarma treatment
Feature Articles, Mysore Dasara 2018

Mahouts, kavadis pampered with Panchakarma treatment

September 17, 2018

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Basically from forests, mahouts and kavadis believe in medicines that have been extracted from roots, tree barks, leaves and even tubers. And to cater to this particular requirement, the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, has established an exclusive Panchakarma unit inside the Mysore…

Dasara Jumbos under special diet
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Dasara Jumbos under special diet

September 9, 2018

Mysuru: The Dasara elephants, which have arrived in city from various elephant camps to participate in the world famous Jumboo Savari and housed in Mysore Palace premises, is being given special care and are on special diet. The elephants are being given nutritional food twice a day so that the elephants could gain weight, strength…

This migrant from Kerala revives traditional handicrafts
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This migrant from Kerala revives traditional handicrafts

February 19, 2018

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar India is a country with creativity as reflected in its arts, culture and exquisite handicrafts which one can see across the length and breadth of the geography. However, as technology takes over, skilled hands are disappearing with the most creative handicrafts created by skilled craftsmen becoming a thing of the past….

Fire-proofing Bandipur
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Fire-proofing Bandipur

February 3, 2018

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Pics by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav Learning from bitter lessons from last year’s forest inferno where a young forest guard was charred to death in Bandipur, the Forest Department this time has strengthened its fire-fighting capabilities to combat forest fires that tend to ravage large swathes of forest during summer. This Weekend…

When our Mahouts stumped intl. audience at Indonesia
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When our Mahouts stumped intl. audience at Indonesia

October 6, 2017

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Two Mahouts, one each from Mysuru and Kodagu, have left an ever-lasting impression in Indonesia with their elephantine knowledge about elephants, their behaviour and overall well-being. The Mahouts were sent by the Forest Department to Indonesia after being requested by Indonesian Mahout Communications Forum, FOKMAS. FOKMAS bore their air fare and…

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