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A Tree in Malgudi
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A Tree in Malgudi

By Girija Madhavan Spring in Mysuru brings jewel-like flowers to the leafless, stumpy branches of the Frangipani trees after the cold season. The flowers usually have five white petals around a heart of gold. Some blooms are pale yellow set off by a magenta centre, or white deepening to pink; all are lovely and delicately…

Kaviraja Marga, Tracing writers’ abode
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Kaviraja Marga, Tracing writers’ abode

The 83rd Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana has a rather special event where interested participants are taken to Mysuru’s literary destinations. Titled Kaviraja Marga, the tour, organised by the Department of Tourism, will take visitors to the house of Rashtrakavi Kuvempu, novelist R.K. Narayan’s house, Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies and finally to Rangayana. This…

More on R.K. Narayan and the film ‘Guide’
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More on R.K. Narayan and the film ‘Guide’

Sir, Apropos the letter titled “R.K. Narayan and the Film “Guide”  (SOM dated Sept.7) the reader has strongly recommended reading the book ‘Guide’ and viewing the film.  But more interesting and lively is the article written by R.K.Narayan in his own inimitable style, in the famous American Magazine ‘Life’ in 1967 or so about his…

R.K. Narayan and the Film “Guide”
Voice of The Reader

R.K. Narayan and the Film “Guide”

Sir, Recently I re-read the 1958 R.K. Narayan’s classic novel “The Guide” and also watched on YouTube the 1965 Dev Anand’s film of the same name. The book is an all-time best- seller as it has had nearly 80 reprints and the film, of course, was a box office super hit. I remember seeing the…

RKN’s Museum needs to be tourist-friendly
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RKN’s Museum needs to be tourist-friendly

Sir, At the time R.K. Narayan’s Museum was inaugurated in Yadavagiri, I had written about it in SOM, giving some suggestions of making it more tourist-friendly. Now it is in the news again for the same reason. Why is it not attracting visitors? For a long time, the approach road was a mess, but now…

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