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Stringing to Perfection Va r t h u r M a i n Road: Hailing from a family that strung racquets for 3 generations has made Anthony Raj not only proud but has motivated him to open his shop Sports Lite in the newly constructed complex between Siddhapura and Thubrahalli on Va r t h u r M a i n Road. Just 300 square feet is well enough for the experienced sports merchant to display quality Tennis, Squash and Badminton r a c q u e t s . M r. Anthony Raj remembers Mr. P. Gopichand getting his racquet strung for All England B a d m i n t o n Championship in 2001 at the parent sport shop from w h e r e h e branched out t o d a y. I n h i s enduring career, Anthony Raj has the experience of either selling or stringing racquets to top class players like Rohan Bopanna, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza and others.
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Wish, Head, Carlton, Babolot, Te c n i f i b r e , Qiangli, Prince, etc. are some of the well known brands available at slashed prices below MRP. Anthony Raj a l s o merchandises other sporting equipments like cricket bat, football, basket ball, goggles, table tennis paddle, carom and many others. He also has a large stock of quality sports shoes that helps p l a y e r s overcome knee and joint injuries. To know more about products available at Sports Lite, you c a n c a l l 9902546868 or 9880948224.
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Mahavir Jayanti Celebrated with Fervour Vimanapura: The most important of all Jain festivals, Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Vardhaman Mahavir, the founder of Jainism and the 24th tirthankar (religious guru) of the faith. Lord Mahavir was born sometime in the 7th century BC, and his birth anniversary is celebrated with much fervour at Jain temples across the country.
There are 10 Jain temples in Bangalore. S h r e e Mahaveera Jain t e m p l e a t Vimanapura was full of events and celebrations on the day of 2611th B h a g a w a n Mahaveera jayanthi (4th April). His H o l i n e s s Swasthise Bhanu K e e r t h i Bbhattaraka Swamiji of Jain
Mutt, Kambadahalli attended the celebration and guided the day to make it auspicious. The shrine was decorated with flags and the idol of the tirthankar was given a ritual bath before being taken out, ensconced in a cradle for a grand procession with 108 Mangala Kalashas at 8.30 am. The Mahabhisheka Pooja to Bhagawan (Cont on Page 4)
Sri Rama Navami Turns out Colossal this Year Doddanakundi: Sri Rama Navami is a festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama, the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of V i s h n u . Kodandarama t e m p l e a t Doddanakundi is well k n o w n f o r celebrating Sri Ramanavami in an impressive manner and this year it exceeded previous years performance by introducing Sri Srinivasa Kalyana Mahotsava as part of Sri Rama Navami celebrations on 31 March 2012. The Kalyana Mahotsava was organised by the Brahamana Sangha of Doddanakundi under the leadership o f S r i Venkateshmurthy, Srivari foundation a n d S r i Nagarajacharya, Sri
Haridasa Saahithya. On 31 March 2012, the Kodandarama Kalyan Mantapa was crowded with devotees to witness the Mahotsava. The idol of Lord Srinivasa was specially brought from Tirupati Devasthanam and kept in the Kalyan Mantapa to perform Kalyana Mahotsava on the auspicious occasion. “This year Sri Rama Navami is very special because of the Sri Srinivasa Kalyana Mahotsava performed in a grand manner for the first time here.” says Mr. Mukunda, a member of the organising committee.
Bangalore Airport to be Renamed Bangalore: Bangalore International Airport (BIA) will soon be renamed after the city's f o u n d e r K e m p e Gowda. BIA will now be renamed as Bengaluru
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matter will be p l a c e d before the U n i o n Cabinet for f i n a l approval. A diplomat is a man w h o a l w a y s remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. Robert Frost
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Culmination of Holy Week Ramamurthy Nagar: On Good Friday, the Holy Family Church in Ramamurthy Nagar commemorated the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross, the act that brought salvation to all who believe. It is the culmination of Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday, and it takes place two days before E a s t e r S u n d a y. About 2000 people gathered in the Church premises and offered silence when the head priest was praying on the stage.
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HAL Sales Growth Birds Shot at in HAL Airport? Dips M a r a t h a l l i : Tw o r a n g e f o r e s t HAL: The annual sales growth of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is o n l y 6 . 7 percent in fiscal 2011-12 against 14.5 percent in the year 2010-11. T h e company paid an interim dividend of Rs.747.7 crore
to the central government for fiscal 2012. "We have met the targets set for the fiscal as per the MoU (memorandum o f understanding) signed with the government," the company said in a statement late Saturday.
predatory birds, identified as kites, were shot at while flying above the HAL a i r p o r t o n W e d n e s d a y morning. Civic officials alleged it was not an accident. But authorities of the defence PSU said they were unaware of any birds being shot at in the airport. Later in the evening, BBMP forest officials lodged a complaint with KR Puram
officer on the shooting of birds. Preliminar y investigation has revealed that some unidentified individuals had been recruited as bird watchers by the airport security and deputed in the ground office. A bird-watcher's job is to scare away birds whenever a flight takes off or lands.
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Hardship A Short Story Om Lord’s Grace Ashram Holidays began after the SSLC exam. Poor Vinoth joined a workshop to earn some money. The one month at workshop proved to be the travails of his life w i t h t h e supervisors making him sweat. “Is working in workshop so miserable?” Vinoth grieved with exasperation. But he always hid his real expression. H a v i n g worked for a month, Vinoth was now eligible for his salary and he has already informed the manager Sashidar that he would go back to study as schools are about to open. Shasidar called Vinoth before he was about to leave the workshop.
“You seem to look dreadful. Are you so upset due to the workload in our workshop?” asked Shasidar with a smile. Vinoth was trying to hide his real expression and said 'no' perfunctorily. The manager is an accomplished middle aged man who could easily read what was in Vinod's mind. He patted his shoulder and said, “It is me who asked my workers to assign you heavy work. Do you know why?” V i n o d w a s surprised and remained silent for a while. The m a n a g e r continued, “These jobs are very tough to do in similar w o r k s h o p s outside. If you are
comfortable with this kind of work and allured by the s a l a r y, y o u r interest would turn towards workshop rather than continuing your studies. You may end up in a place like this I afraid. I missed my studies when I was young and had to work hard and lost many things in my life. Now I believe you will put in all your mind and effort in your studies to make your future bright.” said Sashidar with a smile and showed Vinoth the way out. V i n o t h d e v e l o p e d respect for the manager and decided to be committed in his studies in the forthcoming school session.
Living with Rs. 28. 65 To breed a buffalo the healthy way, it r e q u i r e s approximately Rs. 272 - for feeding it e v e r y d a y. T h e green leaves for a day costs Rs 50, hay for a day costs Rs. 30, nuts and sesame for a day cost Rs. 64 and Rs.128, altogether it comes to Rs. 272. For your information
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Yogathan on World Health Day Bangalore: More than a million people across India took part in the 'Yogathon' on S a t u r d a y performing ' S u r y a Namaskars' to mark World Health Day. The 'yogathon' is being organized b y t h e
Bangalorebased Art of Living (AoL) founded by spiritual guru Sri S r i R a v i Shankar. The event was performed between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a . m . a n d between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Bangalore
witnessed over 2 5 , 0 0 0 participants performing at 100 venues. It was held in 1,800 venues across India in schools, parks, colleges, clubs and other places. Inmates in many prisons in different parts of the country, also took part.
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Cultura 2012 Entranced the Audience Brookfields: Cultura 2012 was one of the highly a c c l a i m e d , prestigious and awe inspiring cultural event presented by CMRIT on the 25 and 26 of March 2012. The sprightly event was never heard of in the history of CMRIT and easily swayed the audience. The two days event was spectacular with 4000 participants from 148 colleges flabbergasted on the stage with their talents in a variety of events like, Mock Rock, Western Music, Indian film dance, Battle of the Bands, DJ Night, Quiz, RangolI, Photography, Face painting, Street dance, and many more that rocked the gala event. An easy registration arrangement for the students at different parts of Karnataka had been made that
attracted more participants this year. About seven events involving K a n n a d a v e r n a c u l a r received the patronage of Doddanakundi C o r p o r a t o r M r. Sridhar Reddy and the MLA of Mahadevpura Sri Arvind Limbavali. These events remained classical with Anthakshari winning the hearts of many. The first day's event reached its culmination with fashion show keeping the audience spell bound. The contestants were neck and neck that the results were unpredictable until out from the judge's chamber. CMRIT won the fashion show contest with BSIT finishing second best. “The
enthusiasm level of cultural events h a v e phenomenally increased this year with the number of participants raising by 1000 more compared to last year.” says Siddharth, a final year student of CMRIT. Being an o u t g o i n g student, he w o u l d b e carrying a good memory of CMRIT with him. The Cultura 2012 was a mix of students creativity influenced by Bollywood, Hollywood, Jukebox and o t h e r s . Altogether Cultura 2012 was stupendous to watch.
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Bangalore central a n d S r i Chandrappa Reddy, member of BBMP were the chief guests. Digambara Shree M a h a v e e r a S a n g h a o f
Vimanapura carried much o f t h e responsibility on its shoulder and made the e v e n t s successful. The cultural
programme in the evening gathered the attention of neighbourhood and the Jain community for a t h o r o u g h entertainment.
Nehru Planetarium to Conduct Summer Camps
Bangalore: The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium has scheduled six programmes this summer vacation for students. The programmes are designed for students of all ages and are organised by Bangalore Association for Science Education. The programmes are (Cont. from Page 1) mostly activity-based and M a h a v e e r a w a s number. Dr. Nallur prasad, M o h a n , will have the children taking a t t e n d e d b y the president of Karnataka Member of part in model-making devotees in large Saahithya Parishat, Sri P.C. Parliament exercises. The first batch is about to begin on April 3
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