Author: Caroline Biscotti

Chronicler Nair anxious for his flooded village

Chronicler Nair anxious for his flooded village

KOLKATA: The chronicler of Kolkata’s history, P T , is a worried man. He is one of the thousands of Malayalis in Kolkata who are now spending sleepless days and nights, desperately trying to get in touch with family and friends but often without success. Nair’s village in , Chandamangalam in Ernakulam district, is one of those that are now […]

Dissatisfaction rife across parties as MCC poll candidates are announced

Mysuru: Disappointment was the reigning sentiment across party offices in the city on Monday, with rejected aspirants cutting a sorry figure, and none too keen on hiding their displeasure. Since Monday was the last day for filing nominations, the list of candidates announced by Congress, BJP and the JD(S) left many aspirants and party workers a disgruntled lot, and supporters […]

MRC confident of continuing racing operations from current location

MRC confident of continuing racing operations from current location

Mysuru: Although the controversy surrounding the possible relocation of the century-old (MRC) has been relegated to the margins recently, it has by no means been buried. Tourism minister , who has been at the forefront of getting the race course shifted outside city limits and turning the 139-acre property into a botanical garden, had raised the issue soon after he […]

Academic rues marginalised position of women in political sphere

Academic rues marginalised position of women in political sphere

Mysuru: Pointing out that representation of women in India was worse than that of Pakistana and Nepal, retired professor of political science at the (UoM) Prof. M Umapathi on Sunday said that only 9% of the elected legislators in the various assemblies of the country were women – putting India in an embarrassing 148th position of the 193 countries across […]

Painting exhibition at Kukkarahalli Lake

Painting exhibition at Kukkarahalli Lake

MYSURU: Waterbodies are among the largest casualties of across the globe, and are fast disappearing from our cityscapes, and Bengaluru illustrates this loss perfectly. However, Wildlife Mysuru, a organisation is intent on ensuring is preserved for posterity, and has launched a rather imaginative initiative to preserve what is largely considered the city’s pride. Members of Wild Mysuru, along with students […]

Adagooru H Vishwanath calls for sweeping electoral reforms

MYSURU: Pointing to false claims made by about poll expenditure in affidavits submitted to the , JD(S) Karnataka president and Hunsur MLA on Sunday called for a complete overhaul of the election system in the country. Vishwanath, who was felicitated by the Haleberu Hosachiguru Gayakara Heleyara Balaga, which had also organised a musical programme on the occasion, said that it […]

Gritty family treks 15km through forest to reach Madikeri

Gritty family treks 15km through forest to reach Madikeri

MADIKERI: Suresh, a from Thantipala, was devastated after his house was destroyed in a . But his will to survive and help his family pushed him to cheat death — he took his wife and three children and walked out of the destruction and debris, through the jungles, to safety. Suresh, 40, Leelavathi, 35, and their three children — aged […]