Tag: Vikram Muthanna

Rockstar Guru
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Rockstar Guru

June 25, 2022

On the 19th, last Sunday, the Open Air Theatre on the Manasagangothri campus was filled to capacity after a long time. It felt like I was at a well-funded rock show. There was a good sound, fantastic lighting and an air of excitement like you were expecting to see a rockstar. And we did see…

Taj again & again, but when ?
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Taj again & again, but when ?

June 18, 2022

It has been reported that Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel will be taken over by the famed Taj Hotels, run by the TATA group. But will it? Lalitha Mahal Palace turning into Taj Hotel story has been played numerous times, for 22 years! It began in 2000 when late Union Minister Arun Jaitley, then the Disinvestment…

Driving Crazy
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Driving Crazy

May 28, 2022

Mysuru is the No. 1 city in the country, and no, it’s not for being the cleanest city in India. We lost that claim a while ago, and now we are the No. 1 city in India for something else — for having the worse drivers! Zoomcar, India’s biggest self-drive rental car company, surveyed 22…

Anti-Conversion Bill & Caste Issues
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Anti-Conversion Bill & Caste Issues

May 14, 2022

The Karnataka Government has decided to take the Ordinance route to introduce the contentious Anti-Conversion Bill. Congress party has opposed it. Do we need this law? Yes, but a tempered version. Today, religious conversion has nothing to do with faith; it has to do with vote-banks. Mahatma Gandhi recognised this very early and said, “Today,…

Flex-City
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Flex-City

May 7, 2022

Mysuru has been called a Royal Heritage City, but it feels like we’re living in ‘Flex city’ for a while now. Our city is suffering the menace of flex hoardings and banners everywhere — at Circles, on buildings, on footpaths and on trees. Now they’re climbing up the hill! Two weeks ago, the muhurat of…

Rains, weak trees and buildings
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Rains, weak trees and buildings

April 23, 2022

We all love a good monsoon, but we also dread it. From mid-June through the end of September, the monsoon brings torrential rain, violent thunderstorms and high wind, turning trees and old properties into death traps. This year, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has been proactive and has surveyed to identify weak trees that pose…

Road to riches!
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Road to riches!

April 16, 2022

Karnataka’s Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Minister K.S. Eshwarappa resigned yesterday as he was named accused number one in the suicide of a civil contractor Santosh Patil.  The civil contractor had accused the Minister of harassing him for a ‘40 percent commission’ to clear payment of about Rs. 4 crore for road projects completed…

Sound of Loudspeakers
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Sound of Loudspeakers

April 9, 2022

Ah! It’s back again. The ‘Azaan’ decibel problem, for sure, is an election gimmick, but noise pollution from religion, all religions, must be curtailed. Now the Police have issued notices to Mosques to use their loudspeakers within the permissible decibel levels. It is a noise pollution issue. Just as playing blaring music from Lord Ganesha…

Scarring Chamundi Hill
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Scarring Chamundi Hill

March 26, 2022

Every time there is talk of development in Mysuru, the first target is Chamundi Hill. Now the “evergreen” project of ropeway is back and also the “enhancement of steps” which will turn the hill into a hyper-tourist destination at the cost of the hill turning into a mound of muck. And Mysureans have a duty…

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