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Some thoughts on travel between Mysuru-Bengaluru
Voice of The Reader

Some thoughts on travel between Mysuru-Bengaluru

January 2, 2019

Sir, Often we read in newspapers that Mysuru-Bengaluru 4-lane highway will be converted into a 10-lane highway (including 2 service roads) with so many features that are rosy and juicy to read. However, the government has no plans for its early completion and honest efforts are not being made to deliver the facility speedily and…

Put an end to blast fishing at KRS
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Put an end to blast fishing at KRS

January 1, 2019

Sir, During my recent trip to KRS Dam, I stopped near the main big bridge from where the huge water gates are visible. I did not want to go further due to the rush of tourists on that day. On the other side where the water flows on its epic journey I could see a…

Why keep AC compartment locked in Malgudi Express?
Voice of The Reader

Why keep AC compartment locked in Malgudi Express?

December 31, 2018

Sir, It is welcome to note that Mysuru Division of South Western Railway has revised the train timings of select Express trains running between Mysuru and Bengaluru. As Chennai-Bengaluru-Mysuru section is now completely doubled and electrified, the authorities at present need to pro-actively look into feasibility to introduce more number of Express trains between Mysuru…

Traffic cops must accept “DigiLocker” documents
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Traffic cops must accept “DigiLocker” documents

December 29, 2018

Sir, A couple of days back, I was intercepted by the traffic cops and was asked to show original vehicle documents. After uploading my original driving license and vehicle RC book to “DigiLocker” I stopped carrying these original documents with me. But the Traffic Police feigned his ignorance about DigiLocker and refused to accept “DigiLocker”…

Public libraries and basic facilities
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Public libraries and basic facilities

December 28, 2018

Sir, Apropos your report on the dues owed by MCC and MUDA to the Library Department and the two letters (SOM dated Dec. 24 and 26) stressing the need to strengthen the public libraries, I wish to join the issue from the user point of view. While I agree with the general view that public…

Taking a frequent pause: UoM Centenary Clock !
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Taking a frequent pause: UoM Centenary Clock !

December 27, 2018

Sir, Usain Bolt ended his decade-long dominance in world athletics at the 2017 World Championship. The most inspiring line that I read in the following morning newspaper was “Usain Bolt’s only opponent had been a clock.” Wow ! I am sure the reference has little relevance to the Centenary Clock Tower of the University of…

Public libraries should be strengthened
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Public libraries should be strengthened

December 26, 2018

Sir, This letter is in response to the news report titled “MCC, MUDA owes Rs. 17 crore dues to library department” (SOM dated Dec.23). Of late, we have been witnessing shrinking of public space in Mysuru and elsewhere. Because of shrinking public spaces people now have to pay exorbitant price to spend their leisurely time…

More on Birth of Medical School at Mysore
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More on Birth of Medical School at Mysore

December 25, 2018

Sir, This has reference to Dr. Veena Bharathi’s article “The Birth and Growth of MMC and MAA,” which is a good recall (SOM dated Dec. 7). Here, it is also wise to recollect the contribution of Mysore Royal family for health care of citizens. A Medical School (Vaidya Shaala) was established during 1833 itself by…

Role of Public Libraries cannot be underestimated
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Role of Public Libraries cannot be underestimated

December 24, 2018

Sir, This has reference to the news item titled MCC, MUDA owes Rs.17 crore dues to Library Department (SOM dated Dec. 23). “Public libraries are an essential part of a democracy…they exist to provide equal access to information and enrichment to everyone in the community, regardless of age, income, education, or social status” (Mary Graf)….

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