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Heritage Laid Bare: The crumbling Lansdowne Building
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Heritage Laid Bare: The crumbling Lansdowne Building

February 2, 2019

By Gouri Satya, Sr.Journalist At its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Mysuru City Corporation resolved to demolish two heritage structures of the city — Devaraja Market and the Lansdowne Building, the structures that are in their own way, testimony to the illustrious history of this Heritage City. And without which the sobriquet ‘Heritage…

Shelters Miss the Bus
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Shelters Miss the Bus

January 19, 2019

By Ramesh Kebbehundi Bus riders are always at risk of getting caught in rain or dealing with blistering heat and freezing cold. They pay taxes like everyone else and they deserve basic infrastructure. Unfortunately, many bus shelters in Mysuru city are in a dilapidated state and filled with muck, cow dung and walls adorned with…

MCC spreading message on Hasiru Nagara, Swachh Mysuru
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MCC spreading message on Hasiru Nagara, Swachh Mysuru

January 19, 2019

By Ramesh Kebbehundi Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Commissioner K.H. Jagadeesha said that beautification of bus shelters located in various parts of the city has been taken up as part of Swachh Mysuru, Hasiru (green)Mysuru campaign. CC) Commissioner K.H. Jagadeesha said that beautification of bus shelters located in various parts of the city has been taken…

Crime & Punishment: Foraying into Forensic Science
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Crime & Punishment: Foraying into Forensic Science

December 21, 2018

Forensic investigation of crime includes the use of scientific methods to study past events for criminal justice delivery, often to reconstruct unknown events associated with a crime scene. Considering the importance of forensic investigation of crimes, including biology, fingerprints, DNA analysis, ballistics, evidence tracing, voice analysis and toxicology, the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology,…

Vanishing people, livelihood: Nomads on the Face  of Fading Tradition
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Vanishing people, livelihood: Nomads on the Face  of Fading Tradition

December 15, 2018

By P.K. Misra [Pics. courtesy: IGRMS- Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalya] India is home to millions of nomads who belong to hundreds of distinctive groups. Unfortunately, most nomadic communities are witnessing a breakdown in traditional modes of living. Mysuru’s Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is presently organising a year-long exhibition on ‘Nomads of India’ at…

Understanding Street Vendors An ethnographic approach
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Understanding Street Vendors An ethnographic approach

November 24, 2018

By Prof. P.K. Misra Street vendors in a growing modern Indian city is an interesting and challenging phenomenon as it throws up many significant questions for which we do not have informed explanations. There is hardly any systematic and reliable data on them. For the people whom they serve they are customary strangers. For urban…

Tailor-made for Men in Khaki
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Tailor-made for Men in Khaki

November 17, 2018

By Ramesh Kebbehundi [Pics. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav] Most people can identify a Police Officer by the official uniform. When citizens on a busy street are in need of help, they scan the crowds of pedestrians looking for the distinctive uniform of a Police Officer. Criminals usually curb their unlawful behaviour when they spot a…

Natural farming to avert Nature’s fury
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Natural farming to avert Nature’s fury

November 10, 2018

M.K. Kailash Murthy’s unique experiment in natural farming at Kollegal can act as shield against natural disasters like it happened in Kodagu and Kerala By Prof. B. Sheik Ali At a time when there are talks about how to prevent or at least minimise the damage caused by natural disasters like floods and landslides in…

Destination Devaraja Market
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Destination Devaraja Market

October 27, 2018

By N. Niranjan Nikam The Heritage City Mysuru is known for its Palaces and Stately public buildings. One such building is the Devaraja Market, which has captured the hearts of people of the city and the world for its design, planning and aesthetics. However, the authorities are thinking of bringing down this 130-year-old building and…

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