Tag: V. Shourabh

Banda Nodu Pailwan… Pailwan…
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Banda Nodu Pailwan… Pailwan…

October 1, 2019

By V. Shourabh Kusti or wrestling has its roots dug deep in Mysore since the time of Kings. The erstwhile rulers patronised this sport and Kusti has enjoyed a royal heritage status. With a loin cloth firmly fastened around the waist, Pailwans engage in Naada Kusti. This city that was once a hub of wrestling…

Do It Yourself Green Ganesha
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Do It Yourself Green Ganesha

August 30, 2019

By V. Shourabh With the onus of protecting Mother Earth and going green, a lot of awareness has been created among Mysureans and they have now switched to eco-friendly idols that are devoid of Plater of Paris (PoP) and any sort of chemicals.  It is an icing on the cake if it is a Green…

Kukkarahalli Kere Up-close
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Kukkarahalli Kere Up-close

August 3, 2019

If streetlights at Mumbai Marine Drive resembles a string of imaginary pearls in a necklace forming a Queen’s Necklace, the Kukkarahalli Lake in Mysuru is an exquisite, shiny and giant Green Emerald for Mysureans — priceless. Located amidst Green surroundings of Manasagangothri, CFTRI and Kalamandira, the Greenery of Kukkarahalli Lake — locals call it Kukknalli…

Welcome to Sheep City
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Welcome to Sheep City

August 1, 2019

Like they say, good fences and good gates make good goats, good sheep will fetch you good returns… By V. Shourabh [Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav] It is that time of the year and the season of festivity begins with Bakrid which will be most likely celebrated on Aug. 11 or 12. Bakrid or Eid…

Nature Walk with Naturalist at Kukkarahalli Lake
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Nature Walk with Naturalist at Kukkarahalli Lake

July 7, 2019

By V. Shourabh Mysuru: A Nature Walk with naturalist Mohan Moolepetlu was organised by Wild Mysuru at Kukkarahalli Lake in city this morning. The purpose of the walk was to observe, appreciate and learn about nature and the inhabitants. About 50 people took part in this programme where nature’s creation and beauty was the centrifugal…

Bird census at Ranganathittu: 60 winged beauties recorded in 3 hours
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Bird census at Ranganathittu: 60 winged beauties recorded in 3 hours

June 9, 2019

Islands stabilise after last year’s deluge By V. Shourabh Srirangapatna: The Forest Department conducted a bird census to document winged beauties at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary this morning. The bird census was officially started last year and today’s survey was the first for this year. The objective was to prepare a baseline data with a scientific…

Mango Mania: Mysureans go gaga over Mangoes
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Mango Mania: Mysureans go gaga over Mangoes

May 11, 2019

Summer is soaring and the ‘King of Fruits’ has occupied its throne in Mysuru. Luscious mangoes have piled up in make-shift shops, carts, street corners and stalls at various junctions and prominent places. It is that time of the year when other fruits are sidelined and mango is placed on top of the fruit ladder….

Beat the heat with Thaati Nungu
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Beat the heat with Thaati Nungu

May 5, 2019

Also called poor man’s rich fruit, this fleshy fruit is a true summer delicacy By V. Shourabh With temperatures soaring and summer at its peak, the streets of Mysuru pave way to fellow Thaati Nungu (also called Thaati Ningu) fruit sellers. This heavenly summer fruit is a revitalising thirst quencher and is a favourite in…

Paytm maadu…
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Paytm maadu…

March 18, 2019

Scan-and-pay mode of transaction facilitating digital payments even in local and street markets By V. Shourabh There has been overwhelming response from India’s smaller cities and towns for online payments. Kirana store owners, vegetable and fruit vendors, roadside vendors, food stalls, pharmacies small-time pushcart soda vendors and many more merchants now accept Paytm. Aligned with…

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