Ramesh likens Mysore to Paris

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The heritage city Mysore has a fan in actor Ramesh Arvind. His only complaint is Mysore still has lots to learn on conserving heritage, when compared to Paris, writes Sreekantswamy B

Paris has undoubtedly remained a Mecca for filmdom for whom it’s on the itinerary for exotic locations. Nowadays, Mysore too is regaining the lost tag of shooting locale with exotic locations and filmmakers turning towards the palace city. What brings both Paris and Mysore together is the-heritage structures- that still stand stall amid growing fad for modernisation.

Ramesh Aravind a popular cine actor in Kannada film industry who was in the city recently told City Herald that Mysore reminds him of Paris always. As said earlier, it’s the heritage components that reminds him of both the cities. However, it’s Paris which deserves appreciation for having retained heritage in a bigger way when compared to Mysore, says Ramesh. He swiftly clarifies that he is for development, but not at the cost of our culture and tradition.

Ask him why, he quips- It’s difficult to imagine that Mysore has traffic signals to regulate the flow of vehicles. It’s just an example. 

Earlier he wasn’t finding it too difficult to travel inside the city. Also, every city had its own identity. For example- according to Ramesh, whenever he was travelling between Bangalore and Mysore alone, he was able to identify the cities enroute no sooner he entered the same. Now, it’s simply difficult.

The proudest moments connected to Mysore and still etched in his memory is- winning prizes as an engineering student in techNIEks an annual fest of NIE here.
So also Jayciana, another fest, hosted by Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE).

When this reporter tells him that both the events still remain attracting a large number of students every year- his reaction was- wow.

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