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Of tying shoe laces and life’s lessons…
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Of tying shoe laces and life’s lessons…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC I  always had a problem with my shoe laces. Such an embarrassment. I have tripped several times too. But when I read this delightful article, penned by  Prakash Iyer, I could not but put it across to SOM readers  to read and enjoy: The morning walk with the…

Repair Leaks, your New Year Resolution-2019
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Repair Leaks, your New Year Resolution-2019

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC He lives with his wife in an ordinary rental apartment in the city of San Francisco. He never wears branded clothing; his glasses are trusted and aged. His watches are functional and unglamorous. He does not have his own car, his primary means of transportation is the bus…

Want to be healthy? Start cooking at home
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Want to be healthy? Start cooking at home

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Two recent ads in the TV really shook me up. The first one had three generations of ladies — grandmother, mother and her daughter — sitting on a  stairs, applying oil on each others head. Picture perfect. A tradition still followed. Excellent so far. The girl suddenly asks…

No pain, No gain
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No pain, No gain

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Another interesting story from the stable of Gaur Gopal Das:  In the middle of a beautiful city there was a Museum. The floor in the Museum was laid with marble tiles. Right in the centre of the foyer was a huge marble statue, as part of the display….

Travelogue: Visit Udupi, a Paradox
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Travelogue: Visit Udupi, a Paradox

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC In a recent Bunts Convention at Mysuru, I was intrigued by a photograph of many women wearing a typical Udupi flower, ‘sooji mallige,’ a unique flower with a distinct fragrance. Even the way this flower is worn by women is special. Quite expensive but available in Mysuru too,…

An evening with Ravi Shankar Guruji
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An evening with Ravi Shankar Guruji

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Art of Living (AoL), an institution founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1981, has gone international and so when I got an invite from  Shantha, the local convener of AoL, Mysuru, asking me to come for a “Sammilana” a meeting with the Guruji, I was intrigued. I did…

Tourism on the Rise
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Tourism on the Rise

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Disneyland is a one-of-its-kind international attraction. These huge amusement parks are not put up in Tier-2 cities like Mysuru as such high investments require a huge footfall to sustain. The only city which can host a Disneyland kind of investment is Bengaluru. How can an architect based in Jaipur…

Money, money, money…
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Money, money, money…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC Money, money, money… can money buy one all the happiness of the world?  As a famous monk in his sermon told, “The poorest man on this earth is the one who has only money and nothing else” but in spite of this we continue to chase Lakshmi [Goddess…

Love Your Work…
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Love Your Work…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story from our mythology: Arjuna once asked Krishna, “Lord, why do people consider Karna more generous than Yudhistira? Neither have refused whatever has been asked for irrespective of whoever has asked for it; so why is Karna considered greater than Yudhistira? The Lord said with a…

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