The ticket rate has been reduced to ₹ 25,000 a person for Indians this year, down from ₹30,000 last year. | Photo Credit: M_A_SRIRAM ;M_A_SRIRAM -The Dasara holidays this year are expected to give a much-needed boost to Karnataka tourism, with the State’s luxury train, The Golden Chariot, booked to capacity on its second trip closer to the festival date.
They are teachers who move beyond the syllabus. Their profession may limit them to a classroom, but that has not stopped them from becoming part of a growing army of rationalists who are reaching out to students and locals, educating them about superstitions and demystifying “miracles”. D.M. Somesharadhya, 35, a science teacher in a government school in Hassan, has been spreading awareness about blind beliefs, superstitions and fake god-men for the past 12 years.
At a time when godmen are doing rather well materially, and rationalists are being murdered, a school headmaster in Karnataka has been carrying out conversions of a unique kind: turning messengers of god into rationalists. From the outside, Hulikal Nataraj’s house in Doddaballapura town, 50 km from Bengaluru looks like any other. But inside, amid the numerous trophies and certificates, ‘miracles’ are commonplace. On this day, Mr. Nataraj, 55, and his daughter are enacting the ‘camphor miracle’.
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