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Caelan Konganda – a budding golfer in Dallas

MADIKERI: Sixteen-year-old promising golfer Caelan Konganda recently achieved hole-in-one at the AAT Altus Open at Dallas in United States. He aced the eight hole at the Old American Golf Club from 166 yards.

Caelan had finished second at the Dallas Junior Invitational some years back. Presently in 10 grade, he was introduced to golf at the age of three by his grandfather Cheppudira Brigadier Ponappa. Caelan is the son of Tim Konganda and Gina of Dallas.

Caelan has published a book on Amazon titled ‘The Survival’. He has taken part in skits showcasing Kodava culture at Kodava conventions in New Mexico and Dallas. Caelan will be volunteering at the Cheshire home this December in Kodagu.

His aunt Cheppudira Nikki Ponappa is professional golfer and golf instructor in India.

Sri Chowdeshwari Temple is all decked up for Navaratri

Sri Chowdeshwari Temple near Mahadevpet in Madikeri is all decked up for Navaratri.

(Video credit: Mahesh)

US Kodava convention held in Dallas

MADIKERI: The annual Kodava convention in United States was held on the auspicious day of Kail Pold on September 3, 2017.

This was the largest Kodava convention ever held in US with 385 people from every corner of US and Canada attending. The presence of some visiting parents from India added to the charm.

Kodavas of Dallas did a wonderful job in arranging this event and put up a truly enjoyable and traditional show. The pre-convention on September 2 had the local cowboy theme while the main event on September 3 was truly traditional.

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Rocky and Mayur take the ‘Parangi Malu’ challenge

India’s favourite foodies Rocky and Mayur take the ‘Parangi Malu’ challenge in Kodagu.

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