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Modi’s New India: Mahabharat
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Modi’s New India: Mahabharat

August 5, 2019

Failure on the part of the two dynasties that ruled Jammu & Kashmir since 1952, to restore peace and order has led J&K to the present predicament of being divided into two geographical units — J&K and Ladakh. Not just this failure to give good administration, the indirect support these dynasties have been giving to…

Pothole victims: Welcome decision by HC
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Pothole victims: Welcome decision by HC

August 2, 2019

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Last evening I was delighted to read Star of Mysore because of its lead story titled “City Corporations must pay for pothole victims: HC.” In jurisprudence, there is a legal principle which talks about crime and punishment. If a crime or a wrong is not punished, one will continue to  commit…

POINT BLANK: Recalling how an earlier attempt to provide multi-level parking facility was subverted
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POINT BLANK: Recalling how an earlier attempt to provide multi-level parking facility was subverted

June 27, 2019

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Some years back the then Deputy Commissioner had invited me, along with some prominent citizens of Mysuru, to discuss issues concerning city’s infrastructure etc. A circular in this regard was also sent, I suppose, to all those who were invited including me. Since I had good regards for the Deputy Commissioner,…

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…

POINT BLANK: Complex problem of tree planting in city
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POINT BLANK: Complex problem of tree planting in city

August 14, 2018

MLA Ramdas forms ‘Co-ordination Committee’ By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Reading the headline of a news item this morning titled ‘Green Mysuru Initiative from tomorrow — Aim is to increase tree cover of the city and district, says Forest Department,’ my heart leapt in joy for the reason the trees illegally or legally felled in our…

An eyesore at Mysore Railway Station
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An eyesore at Mysore Railway Station

November 29, 2017

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Reading the news item “SWR GM joins volunteers in painting City Railway Station pillars,” published in yesterday’s Star of Mysore, I was reminded of an article I read recently “10 ways to ruin an old building” by Jonathan Taylor where he says one of the ways to destroy a heritage building is…

To mock a PM on social media is to demean one’s country
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To mock a PM on social media is to demean one’s country

November 23, 2017

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief On reading about the new controversy over mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi by showing him as mispronouncing the internet vocabulary meme, I decided to know more about it. I went to the internet: An Internet meme, pronounced MEEM, is an activity, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry…

A bend in the road: How to fix it?
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A bend in the road: How to fix it?

October 22, 2017

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief Over a thousand citizens of Mysuru, comprising a few NGOs, assembled this morning at the Kalamandira premises and then marched towards the bend near Jaladarshini Guest House in a straight human chain to protest against the Government’s decision to straighten this stretch of road at an estimated cost of Rs. 12…

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