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Tourism in Kodagu – the good and the bad -

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‘Pig Out’ Kodava style -

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Short Story: The Adventures of Joyappa (Part II) -

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Short Story: The Adventures of Joyappa (Part I) -

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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    Tourism in Kodagu – the good and the bad

    By Kishor Cariappa MADIKERI: The World Travel and Tourism Council has named India as one of the fastest growing tourism industries and that it will hit it big in the next 10 to 15 years. Coming to Kodagu, tourism is big business here these days. From five-star resorts to budget hotels to homestays, the district is gearing up to meet an exodus of tourists making a beeline to savour the natural pristine beauty all though the year. While on the one hand tourism brings big bucks to the district, offers employment to locals and propels local businesses, there has also…

  • Theerthobhava occurs at Talacauvery (Photo: TV9 Kannada)

    Theerthobhava occurs at Talacauvery

    (Photo: TV9 Kannada) TALACAUVERY: The annual Theerthobhava, when water gushes up from a tiny pond known as Brahmakundike in Talacauvery, occurred at 12.01 pm here today. Devotees streamed into this place of pilgrimage, where the Cauvery originates, in the foothills of the mighty Brahmagiri to witness the spectacle, which many consider a miracle. Men with tonsured heads carrying empty pots to collect the water jumped into the main tank in front of the Brahmakundike as the time of the Theerthobhava approached. A team of priests chanted vedic hymns on the occasion. People took a dip at the “Triveni Sangama”, a…

  • Anjali and Ambika Ganapathy.

    ‘Pig Out’ Kodava style

    Photo caption: Anjali and Ambika Ganapathy. Sisters Anjali and Ambika Ganapathy started their now successful venture Pig Out as a “hobby”. But this Kodava cuisine catering service that started in Bangalore in 2011 is receiving rave response from gourmets. Serving traditional Kodava food, they have been successful in getting as many people to try the food they serve. That is why their fan base spans across communities and even expatriates. “Pig Out is simply an extension of our personalities. We enjoy serving Kodava food,” they vouch. Hear out, Anjali and Ambika Ganapathy, belonging to Apparanda family, explain their journey as…

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    Short Story: The Adventures of Joyappa (Part II)

    JOYA SCORES (Part II) By Timm Aiah Note:  This short story is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, businesses and events are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.  Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. III As matches go, it was not a great one.  There were lots of missed balls, needless fouls and poor trapping.  Joyappa played centre-forward and was well covered by Madapa.  Madapa appeared to be everywhere.  He seemed to dribble past the opposition at will, but had trouble getting past the imposing figure of Neel.  Then, about fifteen…

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    Short Story: The Adventures of Joyappa (Part I)

    JOYA SCORES By Timm Aiah Note:  This short story is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, businesses and events are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.  Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. I Susheela had left early in the morning to meet some friends.  The children were away and the estate workers had taken the day off for some reason.  Joyappa was bored.  He picked up a local newspaper and began to read random advertisements and stories.  He tried to read the editorial and lost interest after the first couple of…

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Anjali and Ambika Ganapathy.

‘Pig Out’ Kodava style

Sep 5, 2013

Photo caption: Anjali and Ambika Ganapathy. Sisters Anjali and Ambika Ganapathy started their now successful venture Pig Out as a “hobby”. But this Kodava cuisine catering service that started in Bangalore in 2011 is receiving rave response from gourmets. Serving traditional Kodava food, they have been successful in getting as many people to try the food they serve. That is why their fan base spans across communities and even expatriates. “Pig Out is simply an extension of our personalities. We enjoy serving Kodava food,” they vouch. Hear out, Anjali and Ambika Ganapathy, belonging to Apparanda family, explain their journey as…

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Short Story: The Adventures of Joyappa (Part II)

May 26, 2013

JOYA SCORES (Part II) By Timm Aiah Note:  This short story is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, businesses and events are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.  Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. III As matches go, it was not a great one.  There were lots of missed balls, needless fouls and poor trapping.  Joyappa played centre-forward and was well covered by Madapa.  Madapa appeared to be everywhere.  He seemed to dribble past the opposition at will, but had trouble getting past the imposing figure of Neel.  Then, about fifteen…

Dr. Anjaparavanda Bopaiah Subbaiah

Four artificial hockey pitches for Kodagu

Mar 4, 2013

Dr. Anjaparavanda Bopaiah Subbaiah is a familiar name among hockey enthusiasts. A goalkeeper of international repute during his hey days, Subbaiah has represented India in over 285 international matches. A couple of weeks back he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Mangalore University for his contribution to sports and social work. The ace goalkeeper was also honoured with Arjuna award in 1997 and Ekalavya award in 2003. In an exclusive interview with KodaguConnect.com, Subbaiah shared his views on budding players from Kodagu and hockey in general. Excerpts: More than half-a-dozen players from Kodagu are part of the Indian team now….

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Garbage dumped by tourists at Abbey Falls in Madikeri.

Tourism in Kodagu – the good and the bad

By Kishor Cariappa MADIKERI: The World Travel and Tourism Council has named India as one of the fastest growing tourism industries and that it will hit it big in the next 10 to 15 years. Coming to Kodagu, tourism is big business here these days. From five-star resorts to budget hotels to homestays, the district is gearing up to meet an exodus of tourists making a beeline to savour the natural pristine beauty all though the year. While on the one hand tourism brings big bucks to the district, offers employment to locals and propels local businesses, there has also…

Madikeri town on a rainy day.

Rs 1000 cr investment in Kodagu?

MYSORE: Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Kodagu District Chamber of Commerce & Industry are all set to woo investors in the hospitality industry, education, garments and tourism to the “Kashmir of the south”. At Kodagu Business Development Summit scheduled for December 18, FKCCI will facilitate investors and government agencies to set up various industries in the district. FKCCI is expecting an investment of up to Rs 1,000 crore during the meet, which is expected to be inaugurated by chief minister Jagadish Shettar. FKCCI president K Shiva Shanmugam told reporters that Kodagu has the potential to grow…

View from Raja's Seat in Madikeri.

Time to wake up

By Uthaiah There is a general feeling among Kodavas that there isn’t much happening in Kodagu and they can go about selling their ancestral property and settle in big cities. Local people should introspect on a few points before they decide to sell their ancestral land. How is that people outside Kodagu find it lucrative and invest in Kodagu without expecting any returns? How is that labour and infrastructure problems are not faced by outsiders who invest in resorts/ plantations/ home stays etc? Do they (outsiders) lack knowledge of the exiting conditions or just go about investing as a means…

Elephant’s day out in Dubare. (Photo source: Mangalorean.com)

Elephant fest at Dubare a hit

MADIKERI: The majestic march of the colourfully painted elephants, spraying of water on anxious onlookers, movements in tandem, their trumpeting to the command of mahouts to the delight of spectators, were the hallmarks of “Aane Utsava” (elephant festival) at the Dubare Elephant Camp on the banks of the Cauvery near Kushalnagar in Kodagu on Tuesday. The event was organised by the Department of Forests. The elephants had been trained for a few days by mahouts in sprints and football. Gopi, an elephant, held the Kannada flag high to the tumult of the crowd to greet everyone in advance on Kannada…