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FOODPATHS: Pushing pedestrians off the footpath
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FOODPATHS: Pushing pedestrians off the footpath

A photo feature by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav Come evening and there is a Mela on certain city roads with vendors turning out in large numbers to sell everything from momos to gobi manchurian, egg, vegetarian and meat rolls to dosas, cut fruits, salted-and-peppered raw mangoes and pani-puris from their pushcarts. With people, especially youngsters and…

Child-friendly Park
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Child-friendly Park

By Shadan Muneer, Freelance Journalist Training children on road safety is always a daunting task. While children may not be able to comprehend traffic signs and the associated symbols inside a room or on a chart due to their tender age, taking them to an open road and then teach traffic rules is too risky…

Building Mania at Manasagangothri
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Building Mania at Manasagangothri

By N. Niranjan Nikam Pics by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav The University of Mysore, founded by Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar in 1916, is the sixth oldest University in the country and the first in the State. The saga of the University began at Maharaja’s College where even the Post Graduate courses were being conducted. It was in…

Combating Congress Grass (Scientific name: Parthenium hysterophorus)
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Combating Congress Grass (Scientific name: Parthenium hysterophorus)

By Dr. N.T. Yaduraju, Agriculture Scientist Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav Undesirable Parthenium Come rainy season, you find one plant growing luxuriantly along roadsides, playgrounds, vacant sites, parks, drainage ditches, agricultural fields and practically everywhere. With this, we also get to hear the complaints made by the public about its nuisance.  This plant I am…

Train of Knowledge
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Train of Knowledge

While there are many who board trains to reach their schools, there are only a few who are actually studying sitting inside one. This Weekend Star Supplement narrates the story of a Government school in the nearby Nanjangud Taluk that has been painted to look like a Railway Station — complete with train, platform and…

NO JOY RIDE AT BAL BHAVAN
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NO JOY RIDE AT BAL BHAVAN

By Rajkumar Bhavasar Pics by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav Jawahar Bal Bhavan at Bannimantap was once a beehive of activity. It was a popular amusement spot for children and they used to visit the place during weekends, especially to take a joyride on the toy train. But now forget children, even adults hesitate to visit this…

Backyard Birds
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Backyard Birds

By Ragoo Rao, Ethologist The Purple Swamp Hen is a large water hen with a distinctive heavy red bill and forehead shield. It has red eyes and a deep blue head and breast with black upper parts and wings. In bright sunlight the plumage shines with an intense blue sheen. These birds use a variety…

Sayoga: A one-stop boutique for yoga
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Sayoga: A one-stop boutique for yoga

By Sujata Rajpal It’s not that in life every venture begins with a dream. Sometimes ideas erupt out of nothing but ultimately take the form of a dream. The story of Sayoga, a boutique store for yoga enthusiasts is something similar. It all started with providing accommodation to yoga practitioners visiting Mysuru. “Foreigners, who come…

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