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They cry foul over the ‘Hindutva terror’ remarks, but fall silent when their own men unleash terror. When the Hindutva brigade was out in full zest recently in Mangalore to play the self-styled role of ‘custodians of culture,’ it once again proved that mindsets are difficult to change. The 2008 Amnesia pub attack and the 2012 Morning Mist Homestay attack and the subsequent protests and clamour have left them undithered. They are still riding high on their previous track records that have earned Mangalore disrepute and a sagging image which is hard to rebuild. When the Roxx Ice Cream Parlour at Attavar was raided on January 30 by the members of Bhajrangdal and Durgavahini on the grounds that immoral activities were underway there, naturally apprehensions resurfaced. Police eventually said all the seven youngsters, four young women and three men were majors and were only smoking and were not indulged in any wrongdoing. But what happened the very next day was smoothing shocking. The manager of a shop at Pumpwell was brutally beaten up just for deciding to drop a fellow employee in his car. The guy was thrashed on the Kankanady new road right in his car, mainly because he was a Muslim. His complaint has so far not yielded any result and no arrests have also been made. Ironically, both these vigilante attacks failed to spark protests in the region except for some sharp comments from Congress leaders. G Parameshwar, KPCC President, was sarcastic when he said that the BJP and groups affiliated to it were spreading hatred among people on the basis of religion. “The coastal districts were once known for peace and communal harmony. But the BJP rule had completely destroyed communal harmony in the district. There is no denying that the history of moral policing in Mangalore began soon after the first ever BJP government of the South came to power in Karnataka. As goes the saying power corrupts people and in this case it has corrupted some young minds beyond repair. The result-the state has been a witness to a staggering over 158 moral policing incidents. The Hindutva terrorism had yielded rich dividends to the saffron party in the past and it hopes to cash in on the issue yet again with another election fast approaching. What’s the ultimate objective of this moral policing in the guise of custodians of culture? It’s nothing but an attempt towards religious divide, a divide that may help the BJP which is losing steam, win elections.
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a rape and murder victim.. There is no denying that there is no fear of law and this has encouraged many misguided people resort to atrocities against women. Mangalore Unlike any other perpetrators of such attacks. RUDOLF GOMES. uproar but nothing much has changed. Thanks to Mangalore Today. But there has been disappointment all over as nothing concrete is coming forth. Dakshina Kannada district saw a somewhat mass uprising. Mangalore ‘Stop sexual offences against women. the truth is that investigation into the case has made no headway despite a CID probe. Mangalore “Vatican Diplomat-Mangalorean Heart’ was a very touching tribute to the late Archbishop Fr Ambrose Madtha who met a tragic end in a road mishap at Ivory Coast. Justice was also demanded for Sowjanya. But. PINTO. VIKAS KUMAR. In most of the cases justice has eluded the victims.com MANGALORE TODAY . MADHU M. VICTOR M. but the mindset of some men. Dakshina Kannada too is haunted with innumerous cases of crime against women. Mangalore The Shanthi Cathedral in Mangalore.FEBRUARY 2013 . IDA S.’ this is the need of the hour.mangaloretoday. demand for concrete action and much more to curb crime against women. has completed 150 years is a matter of joy for everyone. But the grim fact is that atrocities on women are increasing with the passing of each day with the accused going scot free in many a case. May his soul rest in peace. As already stated by several experts there is a need for change in mindset. IJ Saldanha Shet has presented a nice feature on this Cathedral. Gone are those days in this age of nuclear families. There has been much debate. It is not the dress or the behaviour of the women that leads to crime against them. GREGORY D’CUNHA. Mangalore “The Beach House” by Savitri Babulkar reminds the readers too of the golden childhood days. Mangalore Visit: www. Youngsters all over the nation took to the streets to protest against the Delhi gang rape and also several other cases of atrocities on women. SUMANA PK. PRAMITHA PINTO. is a historic shrine with a rich history.EACTION REACTION It is a pity that a nation which claims that it accords the highest respect to women and worship woman power is witnessing innumerous cases of crime against women. To know that Shanthi Cathedral. They are worth recalling. Bangalore There is a need for a growing awareness in the society on the need to combat crime and violence against women. That this Cathedral has celebrated its post-centenary golden jubilee is something which makes every Mangalorean proud of. Mumbai Mangalore Today has paid a befitting 6 tribute to late Archbishop Ambrose Madtha through the write-up Vatican Diplomat-Mangalorean Heart. has thrown light on the grim scenario.. Mangalore Mohan Rao’s write-up on Money Transfer Mechanism. KS KAMATH. provided very useful tips which will be very helpful to people intending to travel abroad on job assignments. PRAKASH MN. Readers came to know about many interesting facts regarding Fr Madtha and his services.Particularly those were the times when children used to visit their grandparents or relatives’ houses during holidays. They demanded sterner punishment to The Mangalore Today cover story on the rising violence against women in India in general and in the DK district in particular. LOBO. Mangalore Savitri Babulkar is a superb writer. with students taking to the streets against crime against women. Mangalore There had been protests. It earns a place of pride among the Christian places of worship in Mangalore. The childhood memories of the writer seem to be very much fresh as is reflected in her writings. CAROLINE M. Mangalore Mangalore should be proud of several of his historic structures. If this is the case how can we expect justice? SUKUMAR K. It is nothing but shocking that the crime chart is on the rise despite the administrations claiming that they have been taking precautionary measures. Her stories are a joy to read. one of the great monuments and place of worship of Mangalore.
7 MANGALORE TODAY . Wetlands in the coastal belt have disappeared because of human activities posing a threat to the diverse ecosystem. 1951. Professor of Politcial Science of Mangalore University.13’.S.” Ashok G Nijagannavar. Principal District and Sessions Judge at ‘Victoria Iuris .FEBRUARY 2013 . instead attempts have to be made to discourage litigation and settle disputes through compromise.” ML Samaga. a national-level Law Fest was inaugurated at SDM Law College . Chairman of Karnataka Yakshagana Bayalata Academy. was now also a subject of serious study.” TV Ramachandra. hatredness or cruelty. at the National Voters’ Day programme in Mangalore.” Mata Amritanandamayi at the Amrita Sangama at Bolur in Mangalore “The purpose of legal system is not to increase litigation and make money. “Yakshagana which was thought of just as a traditional art form till a few years ago. nor leave it ! It was a landmark in the history of Mangalore airport at Bajpe when the maiden flight carrying the first Prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru landed on December 25. Professor. IISc Bangalore at a workshop on disaster management. The power purchase agreement signed years back proved to be Achilles' heel for the Govt. “Love and compassion can win over everything. be it violence. ““““““ VOICE MODE ”””””” “By not voting we lose the moral right to blame the government and those elected for the problems around us.” PL Dharma. the architect of modern Dakshina Kannada. Centre for Ecological Science. Mallya. Nehru is seen being greeted by several dignitaries including U. Neither can afford to have.ORDZWORTH WORDZWORTH Flip Flop MEMORY LANE Maiden Landing Udupi Power Plant was shut down for ten days due to non-receipt of payment from Karnataka Government. at the release of “Ballirenayya” a Yakshagana magazine in Udupi.
” the leaders gave a clarion call.” Opposition leader 8 categorical right since the beginning. The Congress Padayatra from Ullal to Malpe recently can rightly be termed as a Walk for Power. “Vote Congress to power if you want to see a peaceful district. Almost all the Congress Netas had descended to the coastal districts to be a part of the Yatra. But. though a good number of partymen took part.DITORIAL EDITORIAL The Walk for Power Has the Congress Padayatra aimed at regaining past glory succeeded in reaching out to the ‘disgruntled’ electorate of the district? Fashion trends change. did not see a huge support. it was good to see the party’s stalwarts in the district smiling. a prominent among them was that the sick Brahmavar sugar factory would be revived if the Congress came to power. Probably. mingled with the masses and not to forget gave speeches at various points. Many see this Padayatra as historic. But. Will the failures of the BJP government help the Congress tread the path of victory? Party leaders are optimistic. The otherwise faction-ridden District Congress can regain the lost confidence only when it remains united even after the announcement of candidates. Right from the Father of the Nation to the new age politicians. The Padayatra was obviously with an eye on the next elections. District Minister CT Ravi alleged that the Padayatra had failed to evoke a good response.” they said. There were promises aplenty as the Padayatra ended. the communal strifes in the district and the scams that rocked the BJP government figured. it is only then the ‘misrule’ of the BJP may be advantageous for the Congress. the question is will the Congress which has put up a united front at the Padayatra remain so when it comes to selection of candidates for the next elections? Already. It’s true that the Padayatra which was kicked off with great fanfare. Predictably. almost all the leaders touching upon the same issues. Of course. The one point they stressed was that ‘Communal Harmony’ was a thing of past in the district ever since the BJP came to power. The church attacks. but probably one trend that has never gone out of fashion is the Padayatra. posing for photographs and lashing out at the BJP government at every opportunity. The leaders sweated it out amid soaring mercury levels. but the disillusionment can be encashed only when there is unity and not ugly politics over trivial reasons.FEBRUARY 2013 . There is every chance of differences cropping up yet again and bringing trouble. the Padayatra aims at winning the confidence of the people of the district. The BJP has already described the Padayatra as an utter failure. particularly. the KPCC Chief had been MANGALORE TODAY . but presenting it differently. He hinted at it when he said that he feels the people of the two districts have realized their folly in the last election. for there have been not many occasions when the faction ridden District Congress has presented a united front. The leaders have to unitedly campaign for the candidate chosen by the high command without showing any displeasure. also chose to target the RSS leader Kalladka Prabhaker Bhat by alleging that Bhat was remote controlling the state government and warned the leader that a befitting lesson would be taught if the Congress came to power. Padayatras are the most preferred choice when it comes to wooing voters. the moral policing. The Padayatra was aimed at focusing the ‘failures’ of the BJP government and all the leaders did so but failed to present effectively as to how the State would walk towards glory in the event of the Congress coming to power. “ We are here for you. he said the people had erred by voting the BJP to power and were paying for it. hoping to catapult the image of the party and its leaders and walk towards glory. but not the people. a keen tussle and an intense lobbying is underway and the list of aspirants for almost every constituency is long.The selection of candidates is likely to be a big challenge given the present circumstances. There was even the allegation that the state leaders of the party. It was good to hear their speeches. we are with you. the KPCC chief was overshadowing the district level leaders of the party. Siddaramaiah in one of his speeches. The people are certainly disillusioned.
Raise funds from the affected people and then take up the work on your own. Tipu is certainly in trouble. was silent regarding the Halappa episode. He is said to be the RSS high command of the district and almost all leaders prostrate before him. but by opposition leaders. they argue that facts pertaining to Tipu have been distorted right since British times. Malpe rave party. This was exactly what residents of Suratkal and Baikampady area did recently.” they add.An FIR was lodged against him once for giving a inflammatory speech.” they say. They have dared him and have said they would send him behind bars if their parties come to power. He is facing charges of delivering derogatory speeches. not over any other serious issue. During the recent Congress padayatra.” the district minister has already asserted. When repeated appeals to end the traffic woes on Baikampady bridge fell on deaf ears. Arguments and counter arguments have ensued. He has been blamed of remote controlling the state government. Key man On numerous occasions has he been warned.CITYPOLITIX Tipu in Trouble The Tiger of Mysore is in a controversy. “He is a great leader and there is nothing wrong in naming a university after him.FEBRUARY 2013 9 . Siddu questioned why the leader who spoke much about culture. The reason is obvious. Can this be denied ? The Congressmen on the other hand vote for Tipu. opposition leader Siddaramaiah too dared him and said a befitting lesson would be taught to him if Congress is voted to power.”No” is the argument of the BJP leaders. not by the government.Tipu was an anti-Hindu according to them. Isn’t that a befitting reply to official apathy? MANGALORE TODAY .Historians however say something else.”The British have tried to project him as a villain. but over the plans of the Centre to name a minorities university after Tipu Sultan. “BJP government in the state will not allow it at any cost. blue film scandal in assembly and many such cases. he is the undisputed key man of the state government. But no action followed against him. they raised funds and laid an alternate road by blocking goods rail lines under the bridge.What would be the fate of Tipu University? OFFTRACK Civic woes? Here’s the solution! Fed up of official apathy towards road related problems? Here’s a solution. After all. But law has failed to touch him until now.
14 belonged to a single owner. 1956 model Lambretta. The demonstration highlighted the need for women to learn Karate. Initially. UPCL shutdown and resumption Undivided DK district reeled under power problem for almost a week recently. the excuse given for the suspension of power generation was coal shortage and annual maintenance works.District in-charge Minister CT Ravi flagged off the rally by driving one of the vintage vehicles with great pride. the art of self-defence which comes in handy in times of distress. chain snatchers as well as molesters. The seven seater has so far travelled 38. The credit goes to the Mangalore Motor Sports Association for organizing this much appreciated UAE Exchange Vintage and Classic Car Carnival at Nehru Maidan on Republic Day. in the backdrop of the rising cases of atrocities on women in the recent times. In fact the company. was witnessed by hundreds of students in Udupi recently. The result was unscheduled power cuts testing patience of people of both the districts. As many as 64 vintage vehicles including 24 four wheelers and 40 two wheelers were part of this special Carnival. It was a pleasure to watch as these vintage beauties pass through the mains streets of the city from Nehru Maidan to Sultan Battery. 1988 model Yezdi Colet. Old beauties stun Mangalore Mangaloreans were recently delighted to see yester year beauties descending on the city roads. rumours were afloat that the failure of the government to clear the huge arrears accounting to nearly Rs 1500 crores forced the plant to suspend power generation. the 11th edition of the car rally. The show featured a Ford call of 199 model.888 miles. Udupi. What was noteworthy was that all the yesteryear beauties were in top running condition. Of the 40 two-wheelers on display. Though coal shortage was cited the reason by the company. the power generation resumed after coal consignment arrived from Indonesia. a Chevrolet of 1933 model. Some f the two-wheelers which participated included a 1954 model Ambassador Supreme. A demonstration on the art of self-defence for women. Finally. A team of ten men and women demonstrated the techniques before the students on the road in front of MGM College.consequent upon the sudden shutdown of the UPCL thermal plant at Ellur near Padubidri. Reports also stated that the plant resumed power generation following instructions from Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar who promised to clear the arrears. The credit should go to Karate Master Praveen G Suvarna and his team which took the initiative and demonstrated the techniques which would help women defend themselves and also escape from kidnappers. 10 MANGALORE TODAY .IARY DK DIARY A morale booster event It was an attempt to instill confidence among young women and boost their morale.FEBRUARY 2013 . had suspended power generation soon after the then energy minister Shobha Karandlaje quit the cabinet and also the BJP. Whatever be the reason. 1964 model Vespa. both DK and Udupi districts are now heaving a sigh of relief. Hemaraj from Moodbidri proudly presented his vintage beauty bought by his father.
etc. has invited a lot of criticism. Arrangements would also be made to provide training in making of handicrafts. and a spa and fitness center. 198 from Canada and the remaining from different countries including three Indians. 331 from the USA. Built in Italy in 1997. Already in Mulki. 243 from the UK. Though the MP Prakash Committee had recommended the formation of Hebri Taluk and the Hundekar Committee had recommended the setting up of Mulki taluk. neat and tidy berths and greenery in and around port area. cashew processing units. or to demolish it and raise a new construction in case the building was dilapidated. the failure of the government to grant taluk status to these places. They visited various locations in and around Mangalore like Mangaladevi Temple. the first demand for a talukhood was raised in 1964 by the then MLA Dharma Samrajya. Gokarnanatha Temple. As far as Moodbidri is concerned. Monolithic statue of lord Bahubali at Karkala. Soans Farm and 1000 Pillar Jain Basadi at Moodbidri. The demand for Kadaba taluk was nearly five decade old with no concrete step taken till recently though the BM Hundekar panel had in 1985 itself recommended formation of the taluk. one of the world’s most luxurious cruise vessels which called at New Mangalore Port recently. Out of the total passengers. Luxury cruise ‘Rotterdam’ brings over 1000 tourists to Mangalore As many as 1288 passengers of M V Rotterdam. The department has plans to either renovate the existing building. immigration facilities. Already a proposal has been sent to the PWD by the Department seeking a budget estimate. The Brahmavar and Byndoor people too are overjoyed with the fulfillment of a longstanding demand. MANGALORE TODAY . Rotterdam is the sixth Holland America Line vessel to bear the name. In this backdrop. Rotterdam features fine art and antiques. Govt moots development of old sub-jail building The State Prisons Department has plans to develop the old sub-jail building in Mangalore. the Prisons Department is planning to take up development of the old building. Moodbidri. It may be recalled here that the under trials in the old building of the sub-jail were shifting to the new premises a couple of months ago following frequent clashes and also the congestion in the old building. At the same time there have been some disappointments. The additional facilities introduced at New Mangalore Port including modern cruise lounge.FEBRUARY 2013 11 . bakery products etc with a view to keep the under trials engaged and also bring about a mental transformation. and is one of the two Atlantic flagships of the fleet. has contributed increase in handling of more cruise vessels at the New Mangalore Port. There are plans to have additional ten cells to lodge convicts. She carries an art collection on board worth over US$2 million. But the problem has not been completely solved even in the new premises. visited several tourist places in and around Mangalore. Brahmavar and Byndoor has brought joy to the people of these areas who have been fighting since long for the cause. 366 were from the Netherlands. Hebri and Mulki which too were demanding taluk status are unhappy. St Aloysius Chapel. an internet center. the local action committee has launched a stir demanding a taluk status.IARY DK DIARY Taluk status brings joy Taluk status granted to Kadaba. city shopping.
it should be taken at face value and not an insult to any religion. While in North India we have the Khap panchayaths which are actually kangaroo . It could be displayed at a book festival. One could also say that there was some political capital to be made here as the process of reconciliation was done under the brokership of the ruling party in Tamil Nadu. This is in spite of the fact that the movie has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Censors for exhibition anywhere in the country. writes Prof. if an actor named Kamala Hasan decided to make a movie which supposedly has a good ‘Muslim’ taking on others who are supposed be bad ones of the same genre.there is no resemblance to any real persons alive or dead. But. buckles under the threat and bans it. Well much worse has been done to the so called castes and unspeakable atrocities have been committed. Well. This created an uproar and the fury generated saw to it that a few cases under the atrocities against the SCs and STs were also filed and he had to run to the Supreme court of India to get himself prevented from being arrested! Well one can say that what he said was utter nonsense but certainly the point could be debated upon and the counter point made. a literary meet. there is stiff competition from all over including groups. castes and communities to outdo each other in this field. one can be allowed to express an opinion however odious it may be! We would be free to refute it with facts and figures but trying to persecute the one who expressed it definitely goes against the spirit of a liberal society. it is a story packed with action. a group of religious bigots take it upon them that it is an insult to their religion and threaten about protests and a state govt.FEBRUARY 2013 about others? One such statement made by an intellectual Nandi was the target of fury of dalits and OBCs for he had mentioned the relationship between castes and corruption. special effects etc. this can be also extended to any type of activity right from a statement made at a book festival to a purely fictionalized entity like a movie. It now looks like there should be censor boards for each state and finally this would come to probably every district and ultimately to each street! Well. One has to wonder what these ‘compromises’ were but one can always surmise that they would have also included ‘contributions’ to worthy causes espoused by the protestors. And as the credits would announce 12 for every movie. parties. NARENDRA NAYAK THE RISE OF INTOLERANCE It is high time that we show our intolerance to those who exhibit intolerance. But. Well. castes and every sort of categorization that can be done among mankind.OPINION IN BLACK & WHITE Prof. There are areas vying with each other to be on the top of list for the same dubious distinction and we can say with confidence that Mangalore is one of the top contenders for this spot. It is sheer nonsense to target a group like that when we know that the major scams in this country have been masterminded by schemers who were definitely not belonging to the so called ‘lower’ castes. if movies are to be targeted how MANGALORE TODAY . a text book prescribed for a course or even a painting or sculpture! Well let us start with the most frivolous one that of the movie! Well. Again. Narendra Nayak The rise of intolerance has been a phenomenon which has been a hallmark of the Indian public life. There seems to be a competition between various groups. communities. etc. compromises were struck and the movie was finally cleared for exhibition in Tamil Nadu though it had been freely shown elsewhere in the country.
Probably. the girls should have been smoking bidis which would have been more close to the ‘Indian culture’ which they profess to promote. This was his statement when a girl committed suicide after trying to get over her addiction to drugs. There have been instances of whole colonies of dalits having been burnt and their possessions destroyed because one of them ‘dared’ to marry a girl from a supposedly higher caste. his counterpart Togadia mentioned in reply as to what would happen to them(the Muslims he means) if that was the case. Prof. They had to demonstrate their muscle by stopping the sale of copies of a daily which had carried a news item about him and and assaulted the employees in an obvious attempt to stifle the voices of dissent.com MANGALORE TODAY . NARENDRA NAYAK is a consumer activist and a rationalist. While the Owaisi from Hyderabad made threats about what would happen to Hindus if the police were to be made non functional for 10 minutes. another govt. In Karnataka it has come to such a state that paintings have to be submitted to a body which will examine them and decide whether they are fit to be exhibited in public. The writer can be reached at: narenyen@gmail. having gadgets like mixies and refrigerators in the house are all looked upon as a challenge to the hegemony of the ‘upper’ castes. When the country is going so far in intolerance can we Mangaloreans be far behind? The moral police(I would say the immoral polies)have been carrying out ‘raids’ on all sorts of places including ice cream parlours where they alleged that there were young women who were smoking cigarettes! Perhaps their ideas could have been from a purely swadeshi point of view as they found cigarettes to be offensive.FEBRUARY 2013 13 . dalit boys wearing jeans. has passed a law to make the ‘indecent’ representation of gods and goddesses as a criminal offence. Though to use that definition of affluence may look like a joke. Well. whenever there is violence against the dalits these are targeted and destroyed. His contention divided the society into two. This sort of attitude has been even extended to the woman who dares to marry a dalit. These are blatant examples of the competition between the various hate mongers to see who would breed more intolerance among their blind ignorant followers. So. in South India the caste clashes have been not far behind in pursuit of the persecution of those who dare to defy the dictats of the elders. giving the population of Mangalore no other choice. There have been high walls erected to prevent them from ‘defiling’ the areas where the so called upper castes reside etc. All this come from the intolerance to the affluence that the dalits are now enjoying. riding motor cycles. He of course was in the latter category and if anyone was not with him they were automatically in the other camp! He also made allegations about progressive thinking secular individuals being drug peddlers and dealers without any exceptions but of course he was ignored by all serious people! But. While one community would not even allow a person like Salman Rushdie to come to Kolkata to inaugurate a book fair. She too is looked upon like a possession and many times just eliminated as if she has been contaminated by her association with dalits. While the crazy Mullahs of one community have been known to pass fatwas against all sorts of things at the drop of a hat (sorry a skull cap) the community seems to be wasting more and more of its time on frivolous and sometimes not so frivolous things.those who were drug peddlers and addicts and those opposed to them. not his crazy fringe of followers. This is a regular column and we invite readers’ response.OPINION courts dispensing what they call as ‘justice’. Another one of their votaries went so far as to use the language of George Bush by saying that either you are with us or with them. there is stiff competition between the various adherents of religions to show their degree of intolerance.
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was sarcastic when he said that the BJP and groups affiliated to it were spreading hatred among students on the basis of religion. His complaint has so far not yielded any result and no arrests have also been made. mainly because he was a Muslim. failed to spark protests in the region. Religious passions are often inflamed. But in the last four years of BJP rule. The moral policemen said they acted on a public complaint. But what happened the very next day was something shocking. January 31: A pair. a divide that may help the BJP. they had completely destroyed communal harmony in these districts.FEBRUARY 2013 argument is that they were smoking the banned marijuana. Sangh Parivar. G Parameshwar. but fall silent when their own men unleash terror among youngsters. when they were found travelling together in a car near Kankanady new road. When the Roxx Ice Cream Parlour at Attavar was raided on January 30 by the members of Bhajrangdal and Durgavahini on the grounds that immoral activities were underway there. they had completely destroyed communal harmony in these districts. the girl was an employee there.” says a social activist from the district. When the Hindutva brigade was out in full zest recently in Mangalore to play the self-styled role of ‘custodians of culture. The manager of a shop at Pumpwell was brutally beaten up just for deciding to drop a fellow employee in his car. the Hindutva laboratory of the STOR ORY STORY T MORAL POLICING January 30: Bhajrangdal raid Roxx Ice Cream Parlour at Attavar and hand over seven youngsters found smoking at the terrace. naturally apprehensions resurfaced. Ironically. But in the last four years of BJP rule. The leaders condemned the incidents and promised to put an end to such practices once their party comes to power. The 2008 Amnesia pub attack and the 2012 Morning Mist Homestay attack and the subsequent protests and clamour. win elections. both belonging to different communities were attacked by Bhajrangdal activists. have left them undithered. They are still riding high on their previous track records that have earned Mangalore disrepute and a sagging image which is hard to rebuild. There was no investigation into this case as none came forward to lodge a complaint and even the cops easily closed the matter. The guy was thrashed on the Kankanady new road right in his car. both these vigilante attacks. Police eventually said all the seven youngsters. had yielded rich dividends to the saffron party in the past and it hopes to cash in on the issue yet again with another election fast approaching. except for some sharp comments from Congress leaders who were on a four-day Padayatra in the undivided DK district. were majors and were only smoking and were not indulged in any wrongdoing. Religious passions are often inflamed. KPCC President. “The coastal districts were once known for peace and communal harmony.COVER HEY CRY FOUL OVER THE ‘Hindutva terror’ remarks. But the “The coastal districts were once known for peace and communal harmony. which is losing steam. February 1: Pejawar Mutt senior pontiff Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji was forced to skip the release of the second edition of the Kannada translation of Quran following protests by Bhajrangdal activists.” G PARAMESHWAR KPCC President MANGALORE TODAY . four young women and three men. Yes. If the man was a manager at a service center.’ it once again proved that mindsets are difficult to change. What’s the ultimate objective of this moral policing in the guise of custodians of culture? “It’s nothing but an attempt towards religious divide.” he points 13 .
Ironically. Moral policing took another ugly turn recently when the Hindu right wing groups practically dictated terms to the Pejawar seer as they did not want him to release a book on Quran. November 3: Clashes break out between Hindu and Muslim students at Uppinangady First Grade Government College.FEBRUARY 2013 . The groups that use force to correct the youth need to be educated about culture and the way to deal with younger generation. thrashed. August 22: Some Hindu youth in Sullia who were teasing Muslim girls. October 23: Unidentified miscreants pelt stones at the chapel near Padua High School in Mangalore and also at the glass cask carrying the statue of St Teresa at the St Teresa School in Mangalore. December: A 20-member mob attack a prayer hall of the Hebron Assembly at Haleyangady. the Congress leaders do not fail to play up these emotional issues.” they point out. dragged and virtually chased out.The result-the state has been a witness to a staggering over 158 moral policing incidents. February 6: Suspected Bhajarang Dal activists attack the Manjeshwar CPM MLA’s daughter and her friend while the two were returning from Manjeshwar in Kerala to Mangalore by a bus near Pumpwell in Mangalore. were dragged out of the bus by suspected Hindu activists. November 19: ‘Hindutva’ activists attack two Muslim men in Mangalore alleging that they had written love letters to a Hindu girl. thrashed and handed over to the police near Moodbidri. June 25: Unidentified miscreants pelt stones at the Holy Hill shrine at Pumpwell. There is no denying that the history of moral policing in Mangalore began soon after the first ever BJP government of the South came to power in Karnataka. November 3: The St Alphonsa Church at Kankanady was attacked. February 26: Bhajrang Dal activists thrash a Muslim boy and Hindu girl at a juice shop in Kadaba. February 11: Young Ashwini. unable to bear the insult commits suicide by hanging herself in her house. alleging it was hosting a rave party and attack the youth gathered for a birthday bash.The police officer was later transferred. thrash Mohammed Riyaz who objected their act. August 13: Bhajrangdal activists raid a resort in Ullal. "Today. girls and boys cannot even go to movies together. the ninth standard student. That it is a different matter that the seer finally decided against “There are better ways to dissuade youngsters from taking to drugs. the Union Home Minister Susheel Kumar Shindhe’s remarks on Hindu terrorism had sparked outrageous protests by BJP all over the nation and also in Mangalore where the party leaders virtually lashed out at the minister and 16 MANGALORE TODAY . against whom there were police cases. 2009: January 24: The Amnesia lounge at Balmatta in Mangalore was attacked by a group of around 40 Sri Rama Sena activists and the three to four young women inside the lounge. hit. As goes the saying power corrupts people and in this case it has corrupted some young minds beyond repair.” VIDYA DINKER Social Activist attending the function fearing his attending the function may build up tension. As the region has in the past few years seen a spate of vigilante attacks.COVER STOR ORY STORY Incidents of ‘Intolerance’ 2008: Sept. 2011: February 1: Around 200 persons led by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and MLA Mallika Prasad laid siege to the house of the then Puttur ASP Amith Singh for allegedly insulting Bantwal Urban Development Authority Chairman Govinda Prabhu. out. 14: Bhajrangdal activists attack several churches and Christian prayer halls in Mangalore and around alleging forcible conversions. The attackers alleged that conversions were taking place. February 10: A ninth standard student of Aikala Pompei School along with her school mate who were in friendly terms with a bus conductor of the minority community. 2012: July 28: Hindu Jagarana Vedike activists barge into the Morning Mist Home Stay Attack at Padil and thrash partying youngsters. Schools and colleges have stopped excursion tours of their students for fear of the Bhajrangdal and Shri Ram Sene.
demanded an unconditional apology from him. Mangalore MP Nalin Kumar Kateel even went to the extent of terming the Congress a ‘terrorist party.’ But, the precarious silence on the part of these leaders when the right wing fringe groups of the RSS, their party’s mentor, choose to unleash terror on young minds through their self-styled raids is selfexplanatory. And of course, culture is used as a shield here. The Drugs connection : If immoral activities and the much safeguarded ‘religious’ aspect has been high on the agenda of the moral brigade, a recent incident, a most unfortunate one, gave a golden opportunity to defend the vigilante attacks. The drug mafia. The case of 17 year old Sneha Upadhyaya of Padavinangady, a victim of substance abuse who ended her life recently, threw the spot light on the fast spreading tentacles of drugs mafia in Mangalore. Alongside, the Hindutva brigades this time came out in the open to justify raids, which they said intended at curbing the drug menace. Says Satyajit Suratkal of the Hindu Jagarana Vedike “ Although the assault on a homestay on July 28 last year did not yield drugs, the organisation believed that drugs were available in parties such as that where DJs were present. “ It is through such parties that girls and boys get hooked to drugs,” he claims. However, social activist Vidya Dinker has something else to say “There are better ways to dissuade youngsters from taking to drugs. The groups that use force to correct the youth need to be educated about culture and the way to deal with younger generation,” she says. The Bhajrangdal which was responsible for the recent ice cream parlour raid at Attavar, on the other hand says it was through interaction in parties that girls fall into the trap of drugs. The Sneha suicide case, also kept the police department on its toes. An antidrugs campaign meeting was held, the problem discussed and parents, principals, schools, colleges, police department and the district administration pledged to make determined efforts to root out the drug mafia. A crackdown was also launched on several petty shops, hotels and other establishments following suspicion that they were dealing with drugs, with nothing substantial found. That the persons concerned were tipped off regarding the raids well in advance, cannot be denied by any count. True that such raids and meets are organised every time the issue hots up. Equally true is the fact that within a few days, everything settles down and the drugs trafficking continues hassle-free.
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Not that the police department is silent. Police have been arresting drug peddlers and seizing drugs at frequent intervals. On most occasions, the one who trapped turns out to be some poor youngster who peddles drugs for money, knowing or unknowing the consequences of his act, while the men at the helm of affairs, sit pretty safe. The police department has never tried to go to the root of the problem.Every time a drug peddler is arrested, the case is taken quite casually, least bothering about the drastic consequences of the same. Already there may be several blooming talents, who have fallen prey to this evil called substance abuse and caught
Buckling under pressure
Many wondered if something like this could happen in a city of progressive minded people.Well, this was Moral policing of a different kind. The bid to create a religious divide was glaring when a Hindu outfit, Bhajrangdal said it cannot tolerate to see a Hindu head releasing a book on Quran. What more ? It warned of a severe protest, sat on a dharna and finally was successful in having its way. The book, a Kannada translation of Quran, authored by a well-known journalist and editor-in-chief of Vartha Bharathi was finally released by some other dignitary. the seer later said he feared a law and order problem and chose against attending. But hasn’t this incident revealed that Pejawar swami considered a progressive minded seer, had buckled under Bhajrangi pressure? in the vicious circle. If Sneha Upadhyaya may be one case that has come to the fore, there may be many more that have never come to the limelight for fear of family honour. Even in case of Sneha, the stark reality stood exposed only after her death. Soon after the July 2012 Morning Mist attack, there was some hope when Mangalore arose in unison. There was an Arise Mangalore campaign, led by Mangalore’s well-known educationists, entrepreneurs and social activists. The Campaign led by several intellectuals including N Vinay Hegde, Chancellor of Nitte University, Dr Habeeb Rehman, Chairman of Unity Complex and others, had given a clarion call to tackle vigilante group which was a blot on the civil society, particularly denting the image of the educational hub for ever. The Arise 17
“Although the assault on a homestay on July 28 last year did not yield drugs, the organisation believed that drugs were available in parties such as that where DJs were present. It is through such parties that girls and boys get hooked to drugs”
SATYAJIT SURATKAL Hindu Jagarana Vedike
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Mangalore Campaign had kindled hope but sadly could not make much of a difference. The Legislative Assembly Petitions Committee, headed by MLA and Deputy Speaker N Yogish Bhat had in its report submitted in December last year, pointed fingers at the police for failing to contain the increase in use of drugs among students in colleges and schools in Mangalore city. The police have not been able to check the use of drugs being consumed with cigarettes and gutka, the panel said and suspected collusion between the police and the drug peddlers. The committee had also suggested various measures including recruitment of efficient officers to the intelligence wing, rehabilitation of drug addicts, conducting workshop on deaddiction and action against people found with even 10 grams of the illegal substances. But, the recommendations of a report which presented grim facts, were confined to cold storage, revealing the apathy of the administration towards a grave issue. Now, the Sneha suicide case is a wake up call to the society. Already awareness rallies and meetings are being held.But, let that not be restricted merely to lip service. Says Hilda Rayappan, Director of Prajna Counseling Centre, “I handle at least two drug abuse cases every week. As per my experience, most of the drug addiction cases occur due to lack of supervision by parents, “she observes. But, drug addiction being a delicate
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There is least of doubts that the way things are happening in the circle of today's youngsters is disturbing. May it be the birthday party in a secluded location or the rampant drug menace that is creeping into campuses. Parenting, education system, lavish lifestyles, peer engagements among other reasons lead to youngsters taking a path which is detrimental to the health of the society as a whole. All said and done, there is a mechanism in place to handle issues. None have given any social right for a band of people to take issues in their hands and pose as `social reformers'. Lets take the enforcement agencies like the police to task if they are not doing their duty. People got to get more pro-active and wake up.
S NANDAGOPAL, Joint Convener, Aam Aadmi Party, DK Ad-Hoc Committee issue, can moral policing be an answer to tackle the menace that is deep rooted in the coastal city:? Can coercion or force refrain youngsters from attending DJ parties and take to drugs ? There are some who point out at the other angle of moral policing. More often moral policing makes more business sense rather than having to do anything with any ideology, say some reports. One version goes that the 2009 Amnesia pub attack took place just because the owners turned down the demand for hafta. Moreover, places where members of leaders of these fringe groups provide security cover are largely free of such incidents. Even the turf war among the leaders of the Hindutva brigade sometimes add fuel to fire. Moral policing cannot and should not be an answer to any problem. Taking law into hands would only promote lawlessness in society.The groups would have to soften their self-serving objectives to embrace the concept of achieving the greater good for people particularly women, feels a renowned social activist of the region. Veteran writer Saara Aboobakker, has a solution for moral policing when she says “From countering moral policing to standing up against the culture of Talibanisation, the ideals and actions of Rani Abbakka can serve as an inspiration to the women in the district.” “Women here are not opposing moral policing,” she says and adds “There is a dire need here to learn pride and bravery, and the desire to fight for women’s rights.” Lastly, it might be intolerance alone that can put a full stop to these acts of intolerance. A zero tolerance approach may be the perfect answer to moral policing. But, will Mangalore take this call for Zero Tolerance? Will it say ‘no’ to moral policing?
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Quality of life in terms of courtesies. culminating in their being delinquent. good manners. Death Penalty to be imposed for rape or prison sentence to be enhanced to 30 years. MANGALORE TODAY . addiction to narcotic pleasure. et omne per quod devenitur iIIud" An authority cannot be permitted to evade a law by shift or contrivance. meaning thereby what is prohibited by law to be done cannot be legally effected by an indirect and circuitous contrivance on the principle "quando aliquid prohibetur. Though by and large they are well behaved. There is a well laid down judgment by the Supreme Court earlier which states "It is a settled proposition of law that what cannot be done directly is not punishable to be done obliquely. is the first step in supporting the Juvenile. Rape is to be defined as gender specific. has become sync of the past among the Juveniles. as our law was alleged to be pervasive and time consuming. Given the low rate of recidivism. or school dropout indulge in crimes. Parents of Juvenile delinquents. Women's groups and child rights groups were unanimous in their view that the age must not be lowered. S. It is observed that Juveniles who come from broken homes. The committee has recommended enhancement of minimum sentence from 7 to 10 years with imprisonment for life as maximum.LAW POINT Delinquent JUVENILE Vis-à-vis Rape Delinquent children need to be handled with utmost care and tactics. III-treatment of children and lack of parental care also results in Juvenile crimes. the committee does not favour lowering of Juvenile age from the present 18 to 16 years. will result in their developing more serious 20 . this requires Section 376 of Indian Penal Code to be amended. deprived section of society. The public demanded that the accused be handed over to them for a suitable and quick punishment. Set up Fast Track Courts for rape cases. T he Delhi rape case started an uprising of emotions. There has been a vociferous demand for a realistic change of law pertaining to rape.FEBRUARY 2013 permissive morality. etiquettes. and hence parents are required to be educated. an emotion which was ready to defy law. writes Mohan Rao The Justice J. Juvenile Act to consider lowering the age of a Juvenile from 18 years. as Justice delayed is Justice denied. still some of them are wayward and confined to depleting values. The Delhi Police requires the age to be reduced from 18 to 16 years. experience high levels of stress. Delinquent children need to be handled with utmost care and tactics. Verma Committee has ruled out amending Indian Penal Code for incorporating capital punishment in rape cases. The Criminal Law Bill 2012 recommends the crime as gender neutral. But leaving the children untreated. Understanding the meaning of a Juvenile delinquent. respect for elders.
V. confines him to a rehabilitation centre or a remand home. Hence. Deputy Chief Manager. an individual with his distinct personality can be more perceptive than adults. India ratified United Nations standard minimum rules for administration of Juvenile Justice. It is pertinent to note that an accused. and not in a prison. Unlike adults. Failure of governance is attributed to the crimes. A Juvenile who is a person. continues to hold the same status even if he crosses 18 years of age during the course of the enquiry. treating the sixth accused as a Juvenile. Shame has become a scarce commodity in our country due to public memory being The Juvenile in India is defined under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children Act) as one who is under 18 years. 21 . Hence it is imperative that the parents must be cautious regarding their behaviour before him. a Juvenile cannot be sentenced to death. Any sentence that is awarded. MOHAN RAO Retd. The Indian Jail Committee 1919 in its report on Jail reform stated that since child prisoners were subjected to sexual In the Delhi rape case the Police could not file charge sheet against the sixth accused Juvenile on the ground he was a minor. POINT public for reducing the age of the minor as the minors are more matured than their counter parts of yester years. The union government has not agreed to reduce the age of the Juvenile. and rehabilitation of the delinquent Juvenile.FEBRUARY 2013 short. it is apprehended that he will escape with a lighter punishment. It was contented that in U. there was a need to try and keep them separately. There is a clamour from the MANGALORE TODAY . The maximum punishment that can be awarded irrespective of offence is only 3 years sentence. Many a times the Public Prosecutor is presented with a fait accompli by the investigating authority. Positive behaviour supports can lead to a powerful approach to the problem. He cannot be treated at par with adults. as the Act provides for the care. Bank of India. Any dispute relating to a Juvenile is heard by a specially constituted Juvenile Justice Board and tried under the Juvenile Care and Protection of Children Act 2000.K. who at the time of committing the offence was a Juvenile. over the medical test report which conforms to bone density etc. As per the Model Rules formulated in 2007 Rule 12 gives priority to documentary evidence for age. exploitations. Advocate. In the event of his arrest by the Police he is entitled to bail. protection.LAW problems in future. nor can he be given life imprisonment. which was adopted by the General Assembly Resolution of 1985. The Indian Penal Code further exempts children below 7 years and 12 years of age. However. and USA though the age was fixed. The evidence pertaining to the age submitted by the head master of the school where the accused studied is taken cognizance and order is passed accordingly. government's action has been challenged in the Supreme Court by a Chandigarh Advocate who sought direction to strike down section 20(K) and (L) of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act fixing the age of Juvenile as 18 years. based on the nature of the crime. It is important that parents should communicate their thoughts and feelings to their adolescent children in a calm manner not withstanding their busy lives. treatment. which makes it arduous to seek conviction of the accused. Any crime committed by him is treated as an act of innocence. In our country there are more than 3000 Juvenile cases. There is an urgent need to improve the governance which could prevent crimes to a large extent. and the generous capacity of the authorities for forgiveness. it was open to the authorities to reconsider. The United Nations Convention of 1989 on the Rights of the Child defined everyone below 18 years as a Juvenile irrespective of sex. though he committed the maximum heinous crime on the hapless lady leading to her death.
Aloysius College. reconstructing genetic trails of human migration to Australia. Calcutta welcomed the Jesuits in 1814 and the College of St Francis Xavier was established. Nothing is a chance. Loyola College . almost none in Mangalore seems aware of the Oz twin and life! In India the Jesuit saga is traced to 1542 when St. . St Joseph's Thiruchirapalli (1883). is not so surprising.it proves a promising potential and may be worth a closer look for those who really care. The migration could be 4200 years old or 141 generations ago. R Aloysius Colleges of Mangalore & Sydney TWIN LIVES Researched and compiled by I J Saldanha Shet. Australia and Mangalore. intellectually competent. Some of the complimentary Jesuit Colleges in South India are St.” FEATURE FEATURE St.Paul in Goa.Superior General. Claim scientists. 1878 is full of splendour. in 1858 Bombay got it's land mark Jesuit St Xaviers College and so on.Joseph's Nagapatinam (1844). it also brings Peace 22 and a vision for the future". Mangalore ECENT NEWS REPORTS THAT probably South Indian Dravidians migrated to Australia more than 4000 years ago. loving and committed to doing justice in generosity to all peoples". It brings about a vision thinking of what I saw a quarter of a century ago down under . Both the 'St Aloysius' Colleges are the result of the campaigns of the Society of Jesus (SJ) that have a common origin in Education here and in other Continents too. much earlier to Europeans. religious.Joseph’s Bangalore (1858). Is it a coincidence that St Aloysius twin colleges in Mangalore and Sydney were conceived about the same time 1879! "Honouring the past brings understanding. The arrival of the Jesuits in Mangalore on 31 December. Strangely. Very likely deeper connections.Society of Jesus. India. cited as among over 1000 institutions connected to the Jesuits worldwide. Amazing relationship unearthed and presented here exclusively for readers of ‘Mangalore Today’. history. open to growth. a never before comparison of twin 'Aloysius Colleges’ in Sydney. St. (SJ).Francis Xavier was placed at the head of the College of St. Rome.SPECIAL "Our ideal is the well-rounded person.FEBRUARY 2013 consistent story of progress. Australia (October 2010). the commonality of the Commonwealth and underlying nature exist and need attention. all a divine design! Readers may recall Mangalore Today's exclusive article a "Mangalore" in Victoria. From there on it has been a MANGALORE TODAY .
SPECIAL St. the second Catholic Archbishop of Sydney. Australia: A solid composite reputed School for boys. In September 1883. at St Kilda House.400 students from Years 3 to 12 (8 to 18 years). Fr Joseph Dalton was sent to Sydney by the Superior. Australia. New South Wales. part of a grant made to John Palmer. Let us take a look at some captivating details first of our Aussie Twin down under and then our own on this great sub-continent and recognise some significant facts and may the twain be warmer with each other in the future: St. purser on the First Fleet ship HMS Sirius. Rectors constantly pleaded for more staff. it was a Georgian style mansion with fifteen rooms. The building has since been demolished. Towards the end of 1878 Dr Dalton with Fr Kennedy scouted for land for a city day school. Sydney (View from the River) FEATURE FEATURE Chennai/Madras (1925) the list can get long. New South Wales. the College moved to "Auburn Villa" in Bourke Street. St Aloysius' is conducted by the Society of Jesus as part of a worldwide network of schools. Aloysius College. Dr Roger Bede Vaughan. Fr Cahill in answer to an urgent appeal. The College has an academically selective enrolment policy and currently caters for near 1. Student numbers grew considerably towards the end of the 19th century. Sydney. fast disappearing though with huge concrete jungles coming up. and is the oldest of the six schools which make up the Combined Associated Schools (CAS). Founded in 1879 by Jesuit Fr Joseph Dalton. The motto is noteworthy:"Ad Majora Natus" the Latin translates to:"Born for Greater Things" Following the 1877 closure of Lyndhurst Catholic College. found himself without a college for boys in the growing Sydney community. and a new wing was built shortly after. telling of their constant financial struggle to exist. Darlinghurst. located at Milsons Point. The property had been built in 1844 by Charles Scott. Woolloomooloo. MANGALORE TODAY . Sydney siders and Mangaloreans seem to have embedded in their DNA and culture through these twin institutions: One opposite Sydney's famed land mark "Opera House" alongside the scenic river and 'Harbour Bridge' and Mangalore's inseparable heart on 'Bavuta Gudda' Hill with a breath taking view of the azure Arabian Sea. By the end of 1879 enrolments had increased. St Kilda House was blessed by the Archbishop and its first 45 pupils admitted on 3 February 1879. St Aloysius' is affiliated with the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA). The name "Auburn Villa" was changed to St Aloysius. later demolished to make way for St Margaret's Maternity Hospital. View from the college of the Sydney harbour bridge and Opera House. In letters to the Jesuit Superior. the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA). After much effort a property known as "St Kilda House" on the corner of Cathedral Street and Palmer Street in Woolloomooloo was rented. Aloysius’ College. purchased from the Iredale family. a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney.FEBRUARY 2013 23 . the patron of youth.
library. there was still insufficient room to house the College. in 1907/1908 a three-storied red brick building later known as the "Junior School" came up. who was then visiting Australia. In 1991 a decision was reached to purchase the Milsons Point Primary School and to develop a Junior School Campus. In 1961. Fr Jeremiah Hogan. a Member of the Australian House of Representatives. Kirribilli built in 1863 by Congregationalists. with the help of Mr G J Dusseldorp. Following the war. and strong fortifications were constructed to prevent roofs collapsing. the co-operation of the Commonwealth Bank and the support of Fr Hogan. Fr John Casey. the College began the fifth and final building stage. Saint Ignatius' College. study room. with the support of the College community. The representative of the Jesuit General. This building. and in 1993 it was blessed and opened. the building. A small. An invitation came from Archbishop Eris O'Brien to move the College to Canberra. In 1913/1914 a new wing was constructed on the eastern side. Mount Druitt in Sydney. and classrooms. His Eminence. Cardinal Moran. in his plan and the architect. A Look at a few Alumni in Sydney : Vincent John 'Jack' Flynn – LLB. the provincial of the Society of Jesus. a site for much needed playing fields acquired was however it was sold in 1939 to provide finance for a garden which forms the current College Sports Ground. In 1902. was set in picturesque surroundings and featured an uninterrupted view of the Harbour. Tony Abbott MP – the Australian Leader of the Opposition. and a former minister in the Howard government. This church was purchased by the Jesuits in 1880 to serve the district of Kirribilli and Milsons Point. The University of Sydney. At the commencement of the school year in 1997. Construction of the Junior School Campus commenced in 1992. favoured this option as being in the best interests of the Catholic community and of the College. Dr Walter Burfitt CBE – Surgeon and co-founder of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. the Senior School. by the late fifties it was clear that a major decision on the College's future was no longer avoidable. and the Provincial Superior. four stages of building were completed. St Aloysius' College has come to rest facing Sydney's towering skyline. but the priests at North Sydney were finding it difficult to attend to their large parish. accommodating Years 11 and 12 was opened and blessed by the Governor-General of Australia. then Archbishop of Sydney. in his design. however after much debate this offer was turned down. a small. After its Scripture-like wanderings. 24 MANGALORE TODAY . Fr John McMahon. Circular Quay: To celebrate its centenary in 1979. Right Rev David Cremin DD. in 1916 a property opposite the College. Founder of the Medical Benevolent Association of New South Wales. Cecil Healy – a winner of individual silver and team gold medals in swimming at the 1912 Olympic Games.FEBRUARY 2013 . First Catholic Rhodes Scholar in NSW . the College began the task of rebuilding. stone church in Jeffrey Street. In approximately ten years. Adelaide in Athelstone and Xavier College in Melbourne. In the early 1920s. Despite the completion of this stage. the number of pupils increased more rapidly. North Sydney. Mr Robert Metcalfe. about three quarters of an acre. Its brother schools include Saint Ignatius' College. River view and Loyola College. The limitations of the site and the fact that existing buildings could not be demolished beforehand. and the College was forced to pile sand bags to prevent blasts from anticipated Japanese bombs. Before long enrolments again increased. Sir William Deane. was opened in 1981. One possible option was to stay at Milsons Point and to re-develop the site. entrance gates. restricted the FEATURE FEATURE Rector. with crenellated tower and lace iron balconies.SPECIAL Milsons Point: Across Sydney Harbour. community rooms. urged the Jesuits to move the College from Bourke Street to a site near the church in order to give regular service to the Catholics of the area. Wesleyans and Anglicans had fallen into disuse due to lack of a congregation. became the "Senior School". with less than 50 students. representing Warringah for the Liberal Party. housing administration. The war years of the 1940s brought a significant drop in numbers. canteen. Fr Daven Day SJ and the Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. known as "Wyalla". St Aloysius' College officially commenced classes here on 2 February 1903. the Society of Jesus had control of the St Mary's Parish. in the shadow of the Harbour Bridge.
He says Some things change and some remain the same. me. St Aloysius College. the smells. Indians tend to discriminate their fellow Indians far more on grounds of religion. was my almamater. Sydney he says has been a home away from home since 30 plus years ago and he has grown and grown wiser. Earning prized degrees in North India he chose to sharpen his teaching skills at St. Dad speaks to people as if they are his equals whether it would be you. The community at this School has embraced me. Mangalore is still a lovely place especially when you get out of town and smell the fresh air. "My wife Ophelia. "Mine has been a privileged association in Sydney and I am immensely honoured to have fulfilled various roles and positions of responsibility now including heading of the Junior and Middle Schools. the tile factories. Fate destined that he embark into the unknown in 1979. when he moved on a selective stint to Sydney Australia.FEBRUARY 2013 25 . but I still do miss the place that started off my life and always will admire the simplicity and purity that it offers. During my last visit home in December 2011. the Taj and Moti Mahals. one of his students or the prime minister himself!! MANGALORE TODAY . Udupi eateries. place of origin.Aloysius High school. He adds. I love my present home Sydney. His peers say that he has been consistent not only in his positive contributions. Fellow Indian friends here and abroad often ask me if I have experienced do miss my birthplace Mangalore and the simplicity of life in those old times". MARTIN LOBO discrimination at the work place (where the community is predominantly AngloSaxon) where obviously I am the only nonwhite among a staff of about 140. though he was the only one with Indian roots.SPECIAL FEATURE FEATURE ALOYSIAN from MANGALORE in SYDNEY: Martin Lobo. He is always on the go! always putting his needs after the needs of others and is always ready to help. also of Mangalore roots. St. He is spirited and outgoing! As a teacher/leader he is resourceful and open-to new ideas with his colleagues. He says that the College prides it self in delivering a holistic competent education and formation of the whole person with strong focus on multi faceted human growth.Aloysius Mangalore.caste and so on". It was simply nostalgic and more so when I noticed that the desks used in Stds 7 to 10 at this School more than 35 years ago were still in use! For all the mindless rapid changes and modernisation in Mangalore. along with it. The sights. In 1997 the unexpected came to be. Komals. Mr Lobo says he joined this great Institution just when it had competed it's centenary (100 years) and he never forgot the connection and nostalgia of his alma mater . After preliminary preparations he joined St Aloysius Junior School in 1980. the old Bundar fish yards and the many languages sung by the people are all still around. with the kids he is very encouraging and praises students a lot. it is still unique. I took my daughter Jessica on a sentimental tour of Mangalore and one place that brought a choking sensation in me. But 3 words describe him the best 'MAN OF ACTION'. a simple bright lad who finished his High School at St Aloysius Mangalore in 1970. temples that fascinate my daughter. on the other hand. Principal Lobo goes on to add "Your motherland is simply irreplaceable and I Daughter JESSICA LOBO ( who was born and brought up in Sydney and has completed a double degree in Law and International Studies at Macquarie University Sydney and did a stint to polish her Italian in Italy and is now aspiring to enter the Australian Civil services may be) Comments: Well.Xavier's in the Steel city of Bokaro. his services and achievements in the School were recognised and he is since then the Vice-Principal. has fitted in and made life good for me and my daughter here". My 'Indianness' has never been a barrier! If I may say so. 'Head of the Junior School' which is a very responsible and prestigious position. Dad is a difficult man to describe. a then stranger and foreigner just as much as I have developed a fondness for members of this august institution. Despite the crowding in some areas and the traffic nightmares and dirt.
There was steady progress and expansions. Hardly any formal School existed. The main site was conditionally donated by Mr Lawrence Lobo Prabhu.J Moore's 1904 "History of the Diocese of Mangalore" compiled from local journals gives a glimpse of the glory of the early days. it was a good start. marked by a Latin mural tablet. Resource persons or as supporters to this ancient grand old institution too. In December 1879 Fr. The Motto:"Lucet et Ardet" translated:"It shines and it burns". in the bungalow at Kodialbail lent by Mrs Mary Coelho. Fr. from the early 1800's created a deeper need for education in keeping with standards of Europe to bring progress to local communities. Rome and was partially opened in February 1885. BA degree and so on affiliated to the popular Madras University for South Kanara was part of the British Madras Presidency of the times. Fortunately the well to do landed Mangalore Catholics were of one mind and donations were generous given the circumstances of the times. an annexe has been established to house the AIMIT a few miles out of the city. who died January 1883 and is buried in the College Chapel as he desired. St Aloysius Institute of Management & Information Technology(AIMIT). their ancient names are traceable in most cases.FEBRUARY 2013 . St. Many have won accolades in various exams of the Indian Government and Universities and excelled in different fields the world over.SPECIAL Let us take a similar look at the other twin's life: St. An impressive two storied building was erected based on the model of the 'Oratory' of St Philip Neri. A few classes were opened with 150 students some of them from different religions/cultures of Canara. Aloysius College. The matriculation was added in 1881 and the following year intermediate. including Australia (see Box)! It is stunning to note the number of prominent achievers among the Alumnus Aloysians.Willy SJ who had charge of the matter brought out a prospectus that proposed the launching of Classes in January 1880.The College is also declared as "College With Potential For Excellence" is managed by the Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society which is registered under the Societies Registration Act. FEATURE FEATURE and were given predominantly Portuguese family names. In April 1879 the first idea was tabled and a forward momentum commenced. The St. This great institution today provides a wide spectrum of courses from KG (Kinder Garten) to PG (Post Graduation) and more. This institution was just proceeded by St Agnes 26 MANGALORE TODAY . the Catholics felt a compelling need for Schools and Colleges and resulted in many petitions to the Holy See and particularly the request was to bring in the Jesuit Missionaries. Faculty. is offering the two years MBA programme affiliated to Mangalore University and approved by the Centre. Aloysius College (Autonomous) is NAAC accredited with GRADE 'A' . and admits students without discriminating against any religion. Many have returned as Jesuits.Aloysius Mangalore was born. Mangalore The British rule post Captivity of the Konkani Catholics of Mangalore. now has an area of about 40 acres. caste or creed and seeks to establish a collegial environment in which those of diverse cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs can participate in the community in a spirit of co-operation and mutual respect. This institution has so efficiently served all people of the region and beyond that one can find its past pupils almost anywhere in the world. It must be noted that Konkani Catholics of Canara originate from Saraswat stock.
he was an exemplary citizen. Senior Advocate. their twin lives draw together for greater things and give a shine to many more lives in the times to come . His obituary appears in the 'Aloysian' of 1950. IN MANGALORE: Dr. he chose a career in art and associated with reputed institutes. pillars and walls done between 1899-1901. novelist. the scenario is upbeat. Will St. Papal Honour "Pro-Ecclesia et Pontifice" Silver Jubilee and Coronation Medals. with frescoes by Br. Supreme Court of India. A few of the Famous alumni: Mangalore: K K Venugopal. He received several awards including the prestigious British Civil decoration "Kaise-I-Hind".That he held this position till his death in 1946 (Fr Muller passed away in 1909) is pointer to his magnanimity. after obtaining the BA degree. Delhi. Mathematician MANGALORE TODAY . He won several prizes in many subjects at the School between 1882 and 1886 competing with famous names of the land. Dr..L P Fernandes.FEBRUARY 2013 These two great Aloysian Institutions have sailed towards their grand haven of Education like ships in the dark. vice-President of the Catholic Association of South Kanara (CASK) for a long time. Fr. Cardiac Surgeon and Philanthropist. Biologist and Research Scholar. Vice Chairman of the Mangalore Municipality. Sciences. Aravinda Adiga. Teacher.SPECIAL College for women a first in the region of the 1870s established by the Apostolic Carmel. In 1905 on a tour of Europe he was given an audience with Pope Pius X at the Vatican and presented with a letter of honour. President &CEO. the Gonzaga Block and the cafeteria and more. Benefactor! Irish born. As an early alumnus of St Aloysius College. In 1989 it was thrown open to the fair sex which was considered revolutionary for the College. was an early student of the newly started St Aloysius College. The College offers Graduate and Post-Graduate Diploma and Ph. In the 20th Century Mangalore was perhaps the hub of education which flourished with a great many institutions coming up and professional education in particular. Scholarships and Prizes have been donated in his name. Immediately returning to the Hospital in Mangalore he plunged into working for it's well being becoming it's Chief Medical Officer in 1902. the son of Nicholas Fernandes an official of the local Law Courts. he arrived in Australia with his parents when he was 4 years old and became St Aloysius' (Woolloomooloo) early student. Auditorium. Commerce and Arts. and poet. Maxwell Pereira IPS.D. Women of this place are fortunate to be well educated. Commerce and Management. The world famous chapel. Moscheni sj. the Xavier Block-science & Research. Gauging his potential and dedication Fr Muller himself sent him to Grant Medical College Bombay where he obtained a tertiary Medical degree and licence. The College also teaches PreUniversity Courses in Science. former Joint Police Commissioner. Muller's Hospital. He was an early President of the Catholic Co-op Society. Trade Unionist and Former Union Defence Minister. Now. Devi Prasad Shetty. Konkani language litterateur. He was Captain of the "ExAloysius Cricket Team" and Secretary of the Cricket Club. The 45 years of his service at the hospital saw it expand to a major institution. Dr. First established in 1890 by Fr Augustus Muller SJ a German Homoeopath. Winner of the Man Booker Prize..Artist. Lawrence. He is remembered by the College and many Sydney siders. Ahoy Sydney and Mangalore! I J SALDANHA SHET 27 . He became the first in the new faculty of Architecture at University of Sydney. today a leading historic medical speciality institution and College of the region. A great well wisher of Aloysius College he donated prizes for sports and occasions. ELIND Computers Pvt Ltd. Alfred Coffey ( 1872-1950) A Sydney Aloysian . Hostels. Cecil Saldanha S. Stephen Vadakkan. he directly went on to work for the Hospital.Agnes College and other women's colleges of Mangalore take the cue? College has Science block. George FEATURE FEATURE TWO GRAND ALOYSIANS IN SYDNEY: Mr.(see Box).the twain shall meet. it has proved a highly constructive initiative. Lawrence P Fernandes (1870-1946): An outstanding Mangalorean son-of-the-soil. Saldanha. with painted scenes from the scriptures and lives of Jesuit saints all over on the ceiling. Though a potential scholar. Co-Founder Fr Muller's Hospital Mangalore.J. V. It is visited by people from far and near and is a great attraction of the area. Many of his art works were presented as prizes and can still be seen at the College and elsewhere. 2008 (who migrated to Australia soon after his Schooling).P. who was a pillar of support in founding the Jesuit Fr. the Computer Centre. programmes in a wide variety of subjects in Humanities. Mangalore. The 'Aloysium' (Red Building) is an interesting museum of local historic material collected/donated by its famed residents from time to time. dramatist. Aloysius College is now 'Autonomous' and likely to get the status of a University soon.J. Mangaldas Shetty. the Chapel is part of the College and is now safeguarded by the Archaeological Survey of India. Fernandes. 'Alf' travelled to far off lands several times and always painted scenes to the admiration of many.
Reeju. Madhumeha Churna. Leeladhar Shetty Kaup and local talents Nagaraj. A rock song ‘Katrina’ used for the promo of this film is a hit in You Tube. Sandeep Ballal and Vinod Suvarna. he adds. but at least an awakening can be created . Varun. We all have heard about the medicinal properties of Gomoothra or cow’s urine. Kapila bath soap. yes. Sooraj and Srikumar Rai are the producers while cinematography and editing is by Sachin Shetty. “ I may not be able to bring the much need change in the youth. Samshuddin and Prasanna. The promos of the film having a powerful social message behind it.’ this tagline of the Tulu tele film ‘Saadi. has already clicked. SHREELATHA NAYAK ‘Road’ BY CITY BOYS cracking the mystery behind the deaths of victims of drug abuse in the coastal district. Kala Taila. A clock used at the Trust is run using electricity produced out of cow’s urine. The Trust has been working to create awareness on the significance of cow. cow dung. Padasputana and Goumaya Taila. But can Kamadhenu be of any help in solving the power problem that has cropped up in the recent times ? Well.” he voices his concern. Yashraj. has been trained in manufacture of organic products from Panchagavyas (cow urine. says he decided to make this film with a good social message after he saw many youngsters suffering due to drug abuse. Hallikaru and Kankrej produces more energy.PICTURESQUE ‘Power’ful Go-matha Kamadhenu-this is how the sacred cow is popularly known in Indian mythology. Harde Churna. zinc and copper sticks are needed as electrodes and copper wires as conductors. cow’s urine and dung. He says other small equipment including bulbs can be used in the same process. in-charge of the Goshala run by the Govanithashraya Trust in Beejaguri at Pajeer. Jeevan. The film team hopes to reach Tuluvas across the world by uploading the film on You Tube.FEBRUARY 2013 Tulu theatre artistes Dinesh Attavar. The film is all about drug abuse and its deadly consequences. a popular RJ. Deepak. milk. says Santosh Kumar. Nagaraj. And Santosh has proved it too. ghee ‘The Path to Death. Sukesh. Shashi Narnakaje. The film director Nagaraj Amber. The film has four unique songs by four music directors namely Sandesh Loy Valentine. Copper wires are used then to supply power to the clock. tooth powder. incense Sticks and other items using panchagavyas which are being sold in Mangalore through an outlet.’(Road) a venture of a few enthusiastic youngsters of Mangalore. Sooraj. . He also prepares medicines like Gomootra Arka. Ramprasad. Santosh says the power is generated to run the clock by dipping zinc and copper sticks into cow urine placed in two separate bottles. They also manufacture Soundarya face pack. Ghanvati. shampoo. are making waves. Cow urine collected from local breeds like Malenadu Gidda. The star cast of the film include popular MANGALORE TODAY . hair oil. The cow urine. The one hour long telefilm revolves around a group of six youth who joins hands with the police department in 28 and curd) at a Goshala in Devarapur in Nagpur. about 26 kms away from Mangalore. The power production capacity depends on the quantity of urine. which are uploaded in You Tube. Santhosh. he points outs. There is a saying that Kamadhenu grants everyone’s wishes.
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18. 8. A walk down the memory lane. 33. With text books and files lyin' all over my bed. 11. in the wake of its smoke the burns of the tongues licking at air plead for one last minute of extravagant flair as does every flame burn to die so does every flame die to burn save one flame with a viridian leaf but it shall perish in an ominous grief altruism is a dying wish of dying embers be it of candles or lamps. 5. for me wasn’t good. for me wasn’t bad. 3. 34. A walk down the memory lane. 20. 13. for me wasn’t very happy. As I passed that old. with a song in my head. Easily Influenced (11) Ardent (5) Cinders (5) Jurisprudence (3) Treaty (7) Locality (4) Sea fish (3) Sturdy motor-vehicle (4) Torn (4) Precious stone (3) Docket (3) Latin American Coin (4) Unadorned (4) Young Boy (3) Marsh Plant (4) Umpire (7) Negligible Amount (3) Caption (5) Maxim (5) Insanity (11) DOWN 1. 4. 25.FEBRUARY 2013 33 . A walk down the memory lane. 21. 48 MANGALORE TODAY . airy (8) Sweet white wine (6) Outfit (4-4) Begin (5) Highest Point (6) Dismissed (8) Employ (6) Forsaken (8) Replica (5) Beautiful (6) Trepidation (4) Downpour (4) Peace of mind (4) Bazaar (4) Droop (4) 8 12 13 9 14 15 10 11 16 18 22 25 28 29 35 30 31 36 32 33 19 23 26 20 21 24 27 17 34 37 Solutions on page no. 32. for me wasn’t very sad. 16. for me wasn't a metaphor. As I walked through that deserted.POETIC LICENSE The Memory Lane A walk down the memory lane. As I passed those crowded coffee places. Dying Embers the eyes of the dying flame call to provoke to light another. 14. And those unguarded hallways. for me wasn’t happening at all. 27. 6. unfamiliar faces. As I flicked through the pages of my old Math book. A walk down the memory lane. And crossed those familiar. A walk down the memory lane. But. 15. in the dead of the dark. for me wasn’t nothing. 26. fires on rivers Poems by C SHRUTHI MANGALORE TODAY CROSSWORD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ACROSS 1. 33. 10. worn down book house. 7. 19. 22. 12. As I travelled alone. 23. 25. 9. 35. A walk down the memory lane. Clay (4) Casserole (4) Border (4) Wrong (4) Breakfast cereal (4) Light. 36. A walk down the memory lane. lonely park. for me wasn’t interesting. A walk down the memory lane. And searched for the blankets that my best friend took. 28. 2. 29. 31. 24. 37. for me wasn’t everything. 17. 30. And the blue house with the loud spouse.
He also MANGALORE TODAY . Later Dr Lawrence was posted at Wenlock Hospital Mangalore. poor and ill backward classes of those times. In charge of the prime medical service to the rural areas . He is indeed one of the most polite and humane people that one can meet. they are an example of graceful ageing to all who know them . He recalls the taboos and discrimination that these few service minded doctors and paramedics had to face even in their own conservative homes on occasions. who are spread all over the globe. Their old world residence near Bendorewell still keeps up the charm that is rapidly being lost to the so called development.they are proactive even now. and .the novel mobile unit of the times. In 1956 when the linguistic states were formed he came to his home region to serve and was first based in Puttur. There on he served for 13 years as Medical Superintendent. which spells out the spirit within this great human. speaks volumes of the kind of good humans that exist here and it is indeed a blessing. educated in Cambridge and an IAS . Even though in the evening of their lives. Octavia (Albuquerque). Dr. He retired from Karnataka Govt Service after serving as District Medical Officer (DMO) at Mysore and Mangalore. returning as the very first RMO (Resident Medical Officer) in the newly created post at Wenlock Hospital in the service of the district. Dr Lawrence Lobo born in 1928 is also known as 'Lou' to many. Mangalore origin medical doctors are one of a kind by themselves. He is the fourth of six children of Rao Sahib Francis Lobo 1883-1964 ( (deputy collector) and Lilly nee' Pais. It is understandable that many opt to come here now for medical treatment at the many highend Hospitals and Medical Colleges that abound in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. Dr Lobo speaks with great enthusiasm minutely recalling the trying times happily and the rough uncharted terrain that the mobile unit of old had to traverse to reach the suffering. Ophelia.she was a reputed teacher and member of the Karnataka Public Service Commission.John's Medical College Hospital Bangalore.FEBRUARY 2013 was commissioned as a Tutor at the local KMC (Kasturba Medical College). In 1963 he went to Britain for special training and soon after secured the MD degree in General Medicine from the Mysore University.1962. Lawrence Lobo and Dr Celine married 50 years on 27th July 2012. who married Reginald Rebello.PROFILE Meet the elderly doctor couple who have served the medical profession with unstinted dedication and are proactive even now Mangalore is perhaps the cradle of top notch intelligentsia and gifted professionals and service minded people from all backgrounds. wife of Felician D'Souza. brother Brig J J D Lobo is no more. Dr Lawrence and Dr Celine are an exceptional couple. It is commendable that he was one of the very few MBBS doctors to serve the marginalised rural and tribal people. married on July 27. It is worthy of note that Dr Lawrence Lobo was awarded the prestigious Karnataka State Rajyotsava Award in 1991 which marks his long service to the people of the state. Sisters:Emily. Among his siblings. GENTLE SURGEONS The well known elderly Lobo couple. admired in all nations. That many gifted and blessed healers have stayed put here in spite of all the attractions outside. A brief profile about their lives will lend inspiration and cheer to all the young and not so young as well. He is one of those who graduated from the reputed Madras Medical College 34 and was immediately appointed as 'Asst Surgeon' in the Madras Presidency of old. and also a Honorary Professor at KMC. well known was also an MLC and is a pioneer of the Tile Industry in Mangalore. St.
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brokerage etc. 2012 was at Rs 797.31 crore for Q3 of FY 2012. exchange. Sooryanarayana Rao and others were present.5%. . Clarifying that the programme was not a show of strength. This move by Air India Express will be a great boon to thousands of people hailing from West coast and northern Malabar region. he said.85 crore as against Rs 3. Kajampady Subrahmanya Bhat. Kumar said that the free income from core areas like commission. The flights would operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.89 crore as at Dec 31. He said that the total income for the Quarter ended December 2012 grew by 12.17 cr Corporation Bank. They will leave Dammam at 8.FEBRUARY 2013 Dr Vaman Shenoy. has recorded a net profit of Rs 303. The flights will depart Mangalore at 5 pm and land in Dammam at 7. the RSS chief said. There is a need to unite India for 36 which we will have to sacrifice a lot. the Bank opened 52 branches across the country. RSS is not against anyone.30 pm local time and reach Mangalore on Thursdays and Sundays at 3. Venkatramu Mysore Karnataka Dakshina Prantha Sanghachalak were on the dais along with Bhagwat.” said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat.During the quarter. Ajai Kumar.20 am.776.81crore for Q3 of FY 2012 and recorded a growth rate of 2.870. Suresh Joshi. The Net Interest Income for the Quarter ended December 2012 was at Rs 883.The interest income also grew by 15.527.39 crore as against Rs 861. Kalladka Prabhaker Bhat. Executive Directors K Srivastav and Amar Lal Daultani were present at the press meet.17 crore during the third quarter of this fiscal against Rs 402. Speaking at the press meet in Mangalore recently.Several leaders including Kota Srinivas Poojari.1% over Q3 of FY 2012 to reach Rs 3. who are working in Saudi Arabia. He was addressing a mammoth gathering of RSS volunteers at the Kenjar Grounds at Bajpe in the outskirts of Mangalore recently as part of the Vibhag Sanghik of the RSS. the RSS chief said the RSS has emerged stronger over the years through its selfless service and added its social service activities itself was its strength. the premier public sector bank of the nation. Air India Express would be introducing flights on the DammamMangalore-Calicut sector from March 31. But we think of universal welfare on the lines of the preachings of Swami Vivekananda. Bhagwat further said the programme was held to help people understand the vision and mission of the RSS. claims Bhagwat “We are not against anybody. Mangalore Vibagh Sanghachalak. The RSS Chief also spoke in length on the ideals advocated and the message of Swami Vivekananda and exhorted RSS volunteers to stand up and fight against any problem.69 crore as at Dec 31. He exhorted the RSS members to follow the ideals of Swami Vivekananda and translate it into action and claimed that RSS has worked to realize the dream of Swami Vivekananda.5% over Q3 of FY 2012 to reach Rs 238. Mohan Bhagwat spoke in Hindi and his speech was translated into Kannada by Sudhir.8% and reached Rs 4. 2012.10 Saudi time.74 crore for Q3 of previous fiscal year. 2012.22 crore in the previous fiscal year.. DV Sadananda Gowda. Chairman and Managing Director of the Bank said that the operating profit of the Bank for the quarter ended December 31. increased by 13. MANGALORE TODAY .HAPPENINGS Mangalore-Dammam flights by Air India Express soon Corp Bank registers Q3 profit of Rs 303.
330 students. Minerva has a total of 30 apartments and is equipped with all modern facilities keeping in mind the requirements of the customers. Bejai Kapikad recently. said that 43 villages in Mangalore. has over the years earned the reputation as one of the successful real estate firms. Bantwal and Puttur taluks which have been declared as villages using the highest quantity of underground water sources. Sr Linette. There were 80 pupils on roll. Subsequently. Bishop of Mangalore. Chairman of Sridevi Education Trust. Land Trades founded in 1992 under the dynamic leadership of Srinath Hebbar. The Deputy Commissioner also said bore wells already sunk by private parties in the district will have to mandatorily register themselves with the Department of Mines and Geology along with details as to whether the bore wells are used for domestic or commercial purposes. that the then Bishop Paul Perini laid the foundation for St Agnes Convent. Areas close by several educational institutions including Manipal End Point. 15 priests and a large number of Apostolic Carmel Sisters. Lancelot Pinto. Superior of St Agnes Convent. a four floored residential project by Land Trades. as it was called then. Fr Pius D’Souza. Fr Antony Serrao. Bikarnakatte. It was on February 8. 1921 and was the only college for women in south India and first college in the whole of India run by a private management. St Agnes College came up for girls on July 2. the DC who also heads the Authority. the St Agnes institutions offer education to 5. an elementary school for the poor was opened with 46 pupils. Srinath Hebbar. MANGALORE TODAY . The five squads are headed by senior police officials and will make every possible effort towards the strict implementation of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act 2003. Provincial Superior of Karnataka Province and Sr Maria Kripa. Shashidhar Hegde. Managing Director of Land Trades. Presently. was inaugurated near Baliga Stores. was opened with class I and II. TAPMI Campuses have also been inspected by the Squads. Parish Priest of Bendore. A Sadananda Shetty. sisters from various congregations were present on the great occasion among others. one of Mangalore’s reputed real estate firms. 37 . inaugurated the new project. under the initiative of Mother Aloysia. Corporators. with its unstinted commitment to quality and timely delivery of projects.FEBRUARY 2013 DRUG MENACE 5 spl squads formed in Udupi Five special squads have been formed by the Udupi District Police Department as part of the Department’s endeavour to crackdown the drug trafficking network. Superior of Infant Jesus Church.A secondary English medium school. Land Trades ‘Minerva’inaugurated ‘Minerva’. The grand celebrations were inaugurated by Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza. The Squads have already launched a drive against drug mafia and has raided several bars and petty shops. have to mandatorily secure prior approval of the Authority before sinking any private or public bore well. Mother Aloysia chose St Agnes as the patron saint of the convent and of all the institutions on the campus with the motto “God is our strength”. At the first meeting of the Authority held in Mangalore recently. He said anyone violating the rule is liable to pay a penalty of Rs 5000 and undergo six months of imprisonment.HAPPENINGS District Underground Water Authority comes into being Dakshina Kannada district now has a district level Underground Water Authority aimed at regulating the use of underground water. 1914. were among others present on the occasion. the Second Superior General. St Agnes Convent celebrates centenary The St Agnes Convent celebrated its centenary year recently.
50. This year there were a record number of 2900 entries and Vijaynath Shetty. Fr Antony Michael Serrao. inaugurated the Centenary logo. Mother Superior of Bethany Convent. Puttur recently. This is the third year of the tournament which is becoming popular year after year. He further said the number of human rights violation cases that go unreported are much more than the ones which are reported. Film Star Prem and Producer Avinash. illiteracy: Justice Shivaraj Patil Justice Dr Shivaraj V Patil. Badaga Yedapadav. Parish Priest of St Sebastian Church. The jubilant prize winning team received the trophy amidst much jubilation from the event co-ordinator Vijaynath Vittal Shetty.FEBRUARY 2013 . Vinay Kumar. Music Director Guru Kiran. former Chief Justice of Supreme Court has attributed poverty and illiteracy to the rising cases of human rights violations in the country. Former Minister Nagaraj Shetty who too visited the mela on one of the days. The Medical Fund that has been launched as a centenary year programme was also inaugurated by Fr Sequeira. Justice Patil said.’ Presiding over a function held in this connection. Fr Henry D’Souza stressed the need to foster values that promote brotherhood and amity in the society. The Bishop of Bellary also presented the cup to the ‘Lotus zone” of the parish which won the championship in the various competitions conducted by the parish to mark the centenary. The theme of the centenary celebrations was ‘Towards deeper faith and fostering brotherhood. Haripriya and Shubha Poonja who visited the event to encourage the participants . Justice Patil said one human rights violation case occurs in the world every minute.HAPPENINGS HR violations due to poverty. 38 MANGALORE TODAY . The second place (Rs. In addition to celebrities like film stars Shivadwaj. 15 lakh. Delivering the valedictory address of a workshop on ‘Women and Human Rights’ held at St Agnes College in Mangalore recently with the co-operation of the Department of Political Science and Human Rights Cell of the College. The third and fourth places went to Team Sangabettu. Fr Henry Sequeira. There were 40 games in 70 categories with an aggregate prize money of over Rs. Chancellor of Mangalore Diocese.000/-) went to Team Madappady. Sri Bhoothanatheshwara Kreedotsava-III concluded with a spell binding live music concert by the famous playback singer Rajesh Krishnan and his team.. Chief Coordinator of the event expressed his gratitude to all concerned for making the event a great success. Great fanfare marks Bhoothanatheshwara Kreedotsava Home team ‘Badaga Yedapadav’ bagged the overall ‘Best Village’ trophy with a cash prize of Rs. Sullia.Assistant Parish Priests Fr Paul Crasta. Ronald Walder and several others were on the dais. who participated in the function on behalf of the Mangalore Bishop. Mijar near Mangalore. St Sebastian Church celebrates 100 glorious years The centenary celebrations of the St Sebastian Church at Bendore in Mangalore was inaugurated by Bellary Bishop Fr Henry D’Souza recently. One Lakh at the Sri Bhoothanatheshwara Kreedotsava-III villages games tournament which was held over three days in the fields adjacent to Shasthavu Sri Bhoothanatheshwara Temple. He was accompanied on the stage by singer Dr Shamitha Malnad and a professional dance troupe. Zenia zone and Jasmine zone bagged the second and third places respectively. Sr Welberta B S. There was a need for a change in the mindset of the society and people will have to come forward to register complaints. The crowds were also elated to see their favourite cricketers Munaf Patel. Bantwal and Ariyadka. Fr John Baptist.
As part of the project. There are plans to have such wall drawings on all public compound walls. “No one will dare to consume drugs or alcohol if he is aware of the harm it can do to him and his family. Amma during her discourse chose to speak on the burning issue of drug abuse and said awareness regarding substance abuse will help youth refrain from the evil. The paintings will be based on the famous Warli art of Maharashtra and simple line drawings. a part of the compound wall of Wenlock hospital and a part of University College compound near Karnataka Bank. Amma also exhorted youngsters to respect parents and elders and not forget the sacrifices they have made in life.. The wall drawings will be done by artists Harish Marne and Harish Kodialbail of STS-Core Decore under the guidance of Dinesh Holla. Principal of St Aloysius College. MANGALORE TODAY . Bollywood Director. the much acclaimed spiritual leader popularly called as Amma. Vice Principal. MCC Commissioner.FEBRUARY 2013 39 . in association with the Karnataka Bank has come up with a novel idea to prevent defacing of public walls. Managing Director of the Bank along with Mahabala Bhat. District Information Officer at the Eric Mathias Hall of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) recently. by beautifying the same with wall drawings. Deputy Mayor Amitha Kala. SCS Hospital Managing Director Jeevaraj Sorake and others were present. A two-day national level media fest ‘Media Manthan 2013’ was inaugurated by Rohini K.Fr Francis Almeida. Hundreds of devotees and followers of Amma attended the programme. she said though man should enjoy freedom. The wall drawings thus sketched near the Karnataka Bank. were felicitated on the occasion.HAPPENINGS Amma in Mangalore Drugs and alcohol not only destroys the person who is addicted to the substance. Registrar and others were present. Bolur recently. Karnataka Bank would sponsor the wall drawings on the compound walls of ASRP government women’s hostel at PVS circle. MLA and former minister Krishna Palemar. were inaugurated recently by P Jayaram Bhat. Hampankatta Branch. Narahari.Fr Swebert D Silva. The theme of the fest was ‘Celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema. said during her discourse at ‘Amrita Sangama 2013’ at Amrita Vidyalaya. General Manager and Harish Kumar. Stating that ego was spreading like the dreaded disease called cancer. Towards a beautiful Mangalore The Mangalore City Corporation. Matha Amrutanandamayi. he should be cautious enough to see that his freedom did not harm others. but also destroys his family.’ Noted Tulu playwright and theatre personality Vijaykumar Kodialbail and Sandeep Malani. Hampankatta branch.” she said.
She said his words touches the hearts of millions. gave a presentation on ‘Road Map to Undisputed Global Leadership in Information and Communication Technology by 2020’ in the presence of industry representatives of Mangalore. the Indian National Congress is not only a political movement but also a people’s movement. Chairperson of Board of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd. Mamatha Gatty. former MP BK Thara Devi and Tejaswini Gowda. said women who are subject to oppression right from birth to death.Parish Priest of Bendur Church. Kiron D Shah. Canada Regional Superior were the concelebrants take activ part Women told to take active par t in politics Maheshwari. Women’s Congress state MANGALORE TODAY . Udupi Women’s Congress district President Veronika and KPCC Secretary Shyamala Bhandary. Speaking after inaugurating the Dakshina Kannada District Women’s Congress Convention at Town Hall recently. Earlier at the meet. must fight against it on their own.000 crore. said the IT Vision is expected to pave way for an economic revolution. . Fr Valerian Pinto and Fr Rudolph D’Souza. Fr Dennis Moras Prabhu. Poojary urged the women members of 40 the party to go on a door to door campaign for Congress to bring about a change in the mindset of the people who. she alleged that the BJP which was in power for six years failed to do any significant work towards the welfare of women and minorities. Senior Congress leader and former union minister B Janardhan Poojary. Hilda Alva. Mayor Gulzar Banu. Yashavanthi Alva and others were present. under the aegis of KCCI. Fr Melvin D’Cunha. is expected to create 50. Karnataka Women’s Congress presided over the function. District Women’s Congress President. B N Bharathi. Senior Congress members felicitated 16 woman Congress members from 16 blocks of the Congress with shawl and memento.HAPPENINGS Infant Mary Chapel comes up at Bajjodi Mangalor alore ‘IT Vision Mangalore 2020’ to pav wa for re pave way for economic revolution ‘IT Vision Mangalore 2020’ envisioned for Mangalore on the lines of a report on the “IT industry in 2020” for Bangalore. CEO of Bangalore based Velankanni Infrastructure Pvt Ltd who spoke to newspersons in Mangalore recently after a day long session. Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese.000 jobs and a revenue of Rs 20. he said have been brainwashed by BJP Manjula Naidu. Legislators Abhayachandra Jain and U T Khader. she observed. Provincial Superior of Karnataka-Goa province recently. Shah and Mohandas Pai. All India Women’s Congress Vice President has urged women folk to take active part in politics. Claiming that the Congress was responsible for initiating various developmental programmes in the country.FEBRUARY 2013 Vice President Sarala Kanchan. AICC Secretary Vinay Kumar Sorake. President. AICC Secretary Geetha. He said the committee is expected to submit its report to the Government in a month’s time. Fr Pius James D’Souza. she said Rahul was the only hope of India in the current political scenario. Fr Antony Serrao. District Congress President B Ramanatha Rai. Mahila Congress leaders Kripa Amar Alva. The Infant Mary Chapel at Bajjodi was inaugurated by Fr Archibald Gonsalves. Fr Gonsalves. Mangalore Bishop Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza blessed the occasion and offered the Eucharistic mass. Shah said a committee has been formed to prepare a report on IT Vision Mangalore 2020 and added once this project is implemented at least 100 new business establishments will be started.
Ganesh Karnik. Already 300 affordable houses have been constructed in Shaktinagar area. Fr Jayaprakash D’Souza. Sahood.’ at the St Ann’s College of Education recently. Deputy Mayor and Shakeela Kava. Corporator. C. said his firm would develop Shaktinagar into a model town. In his address.A. Amitha Kala. P. 41 MANGALORE TODAY . Saurabh Goel.The Airtel Wi-Fi hotspot zone provide users with an unprecedented experience of speed of 2 mbps. Razak said the builders’ fraternity was contributing highest revenue to the Mangalore City Corporation. has taken up various projects on unutilized land. Rs 30 for 1 hour with 48hour validity and Rs 50 for two hours with 7-day validity. The above information was provided at the progress review meeting of the project held at the MCC office recently. said Dr NK Tingalaya. The new sales office of Mahabaleshwara Promoters and Builders was opened near the Rama Shakti Mission at Shaktinagar recently. Sanjith Naik. he informed. Secretary. were among others present on the occasion. These coupons come at cost of Rs 20 for half an hour. several corporators alleged that though the works were halfway through at several places. KUDCEMP officials have been claiming that the works were complete. Chief Operating Officer of Bharati Airtel. The officials also said there are four underground drainage zones and each zone will have 4 STPs and a total of 20 wetwells.135 crores were initiated in the year 20032004. Praveen Patrao. KUDCEMP works to complete by March KUDCEMP officials have informed that the underground drainage project being undertaken in Mangalore under KUDCEMP project will be completed by March 2013. said his firm with the objective of providing affordable housing. The projects worth Rs. MLC. Executive Chairman of Mohtisham was present on the occasion. Parish Priest of Kulshekhar Church blessed the new sales office.HAPPENINGS Mother Josephine Memorial Lecture at St Ann’s College New Sales Office of Mahabaleshwara Builders inaugurated at Shaktinagar Empowerment of women should begin in villages.Razak. Earlier at the meeting. MD of City Centre mall launched Wif-Fi Zone.Airtel Wi-Fi coupons bought at any of the 100 Airtel outlets in Mangalore. City Centre becomes state’s first Wi-Fi enabled mall The City Centre Mall at KS Rao Road in Mangalore became the first mall in the entire state of Karnataka to be Wi-Fi enabled when the Airtel Wi-Fi Hotspot Zone was launched at the Mall recently under the joint aegis of Bharati Airtel and Mohtisham Group. Executive Director of Mahabaleshwara Builders. Capt. Principal of Sandesha College. AM Devaiah. K.Harshad. is being organized every year on the occasion of the annual general meeting of the St Ann’s College Alumni Association. Fr Valerian Pinto. the fourth Superior General of The Apostolic Carmel Congregation ( India). President of CREDAI and Chairman of Plama Group. Academic Council Chairman of Justice KS Hegde Institute of Management. Karnataka said Udupi and Manipal too would be Wi-Fi enabled soon. Ramashakthi Mission. He was speaking at the Mother Josephine Memorial Lecture on the topic ‘Empowerment of Women. inaugurated the office. who also spoke on the occasion. Vice President of Kulshekhar Church. Ramesh. Naik. MUDA Chairman.FEBRUARY 2013 . All retail partners in the mall that are Airtel Wi-Fi hotspots have been provided admin access to create login coupons. Tingalaya further urged women to take active interest in formation of Self-Help Groups as they go a ong way in solving the problem of unemployment The lecture programme in memory of Mother Josephine AC.M. can be used at any location in the city. Chairman of Mahabaleshwara Group.
The Sahasra Kumbhabhisheka rituals commenced on February 1 with a Maha Prarthana offered to Lord Veera Venkatesha. U Nityananda Nayak. From 9 am onwards the Sahasra Kumbhabhisheka rituals were performed by the two pontiffs. the senior Swamiji of Kashi Mutt Samsthan and Sri Samyameendra Theertha Swamiji. Jaladhivasa. Vinayaka Prabhu Mumbai and Shanker Shanbagh. and a large gathering of GSB brethren including C MANGALORE TODAY . there was a Triveni Sangama musical programme by Pandit Upendra Bhat. Senior Pontiff of Kashi Mutt Samsthan. Later there was Mangalanirikshane.FEBRUARY 2013 . Brahmana Suvasini Aradhane were held at the temple. President of the Temple Renovation Committee. A Tantra Sarokta Mandala in varied colours was specially put up in front of the temple for the Kumbhabhisheka. at 12. The festivities concluded with the two seers of the Kashi Mutt gracing a grand public function at the specially erected platform in front of the temple on the evening of February 3. Sahasradharam and Ekottara Shathakalashabhisheka . The second day of the festivities saw rituals like Bimba Shuddhi. and Poornahuti at Yajna Mantapa. The Abhimantrana programme of the 1008 Kalasha offerings were held and Sahasra Kalashabhisheka was later offered by Srimad Samyameendra Theertha Swamiji. Temple Trustee. saw a divine conglomeration for three days beginning from February 1 to 3.A devotional songs concert by the internationally acclaimed singer Anuradha Podwal. the presiding deity.44 noon . Madhav Kamath . Panchamritha Abhisheka. M Padmanabha Pai. Various rituals including Guru Bhikshe. As part of the cultural programmes. to mark the Sahasra Kumbhabhisheka ceremony. Grand Sahasra Kumbhabhisheka for Lord Shree Veera Venkatesha The abode of Lord Shree Veera Venkatesha –none other than the magnificent Sri Venkatramana Temple at Carstreet in Mangalore. the junior Swamiji and the anointed successor of the Mutt. Gopooja. After the Pradhana Kalashabhisheka both the Swamijis offered Maha Mangalarathi to Lord Shree Veera Venkatesha. the junior seer. in connection with the Punah Pratishta Vardhanthi (first anniversary) of the Brahmakalashotsava of the renovated temple. in the presence of the two pontiffs. the rituals began at 3. All the sacred rituals were held under the guidance of 42 Srimad Sudhindra Theertha Swamiji.30 am with mahaprarthana.HAPPENINGS Lakshman Shenoy. Ganga Poojana etc. Hundreds of devotees who had gathered at the temple precincts were soaked with devotion as the Pradhana Kalashabhisheka of the Sahasra Kumbhabhisheka was offered by Srimad Sudhindra Theertha Swamiji. On February 3. Patta Kanike. mesmerized the audience on the second day.
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Sithesh. Nagabharana is one of the best directors from Karnataka and India too. Arun realizes there are much more things in life than money. an ‘infotainer’ film produced by Karnataka Milk Federation and directed by SITHESH GOVIND aims to woo GenNext to dairy farming did a film for them. Sithesh set about in right earnest to make a memorable and effective short film that would serve its purpose of making dairy farming an attractive and lucrative career proposition for today’s youth. who has made several ad films and shorts.ART W HEN KARNATAKA MILK Federation (KMF) decided to make a short film to motivate modern day kids to take to dairy farming. What makes Ksheeranjali so special is that it is a hometown product. it turned to city based ad film maker Sithesh Govind for help. Set in Venoor village near Moodabidri. Ksheeranjali is almost entirely made out of local talent and only technical inputs were imported from outside. Shyam Benegal 44 . Mean while Arun gets back a lost cow Kaveri. who lead their lives in dairy farming. Earlier. the advertising agency belonging to Manipal group. which was the life line of his grand fathers (Bhasker Nellitheertha as Grand Father) family with the help of a comic character CID Sheena (palyed by Sathish Bondale). Ksheeranjali story revolves in a real little village habituated by real characters. The cow Kaveri reflects prosperity of their family. They are doing such a project for the first time. serves as a creative director for Adsyndicate. He gets very influenced by his uncle Suresh who was a software engineer once upon a time and who is now a very successful dairy farmer. A boy – the nephew (Master Arun as Manish) of the main called Ramesh (played by Gopinath Bhat) and Suresh (played by Vishvas Kamath) – discovers village life and cultural values in a new way. like self satisfaction factor. Abrief interview with him: What is the inspiration behind a documentary which deviates from stereotypes? I reached here after doing several art Painting the Town White films. Before this a major director in Kannada MANGALORE TODAY . Inspired by renowned film makers like Shyam Benegal who made ‘Manthan’ with the backdrop of Amul’s White Revolution. Ksheeranjali is for KMF.FEBRUARY 2013 ‘KSHEERANJALI’.
Gopinath and Viswas handled their roles very well and the performance of master Arun is worth mentioning.ART experimented similar approach for Amul. how was the experience in real locations? KMF director needed all locations to be original. A documentary which supports their new vision and interests and at the same time a guideline on how to achieve success in life by adopting new technologies in dairy farming. to educate them on cattle farming and on dairy farming. “Veeramathakari” was very appreciated at that time. His cooperation encouraged me to move ahead without any hesitation. To convince this was the first challenge. It is in this context the message of Ksheeranjali is relevant. Then how this marvellous infotainer happened? This happened after a lot of discussions. what is the synopsis? Nowadays. Such an approach was required for this. Why you choose this sort of treatment? This is a project with realistic approach. More technical words were there and revision was done in stages. His film “Manthan” bagged several awards including national awards. and his uncle’s overwhelming craze in dairy farming. I told everyone to behave before camera and not to act. He bagged national award for his acting in Girish Kasaravally film “Kraurya”. Ravi Kumar showed special interest in this project. This was a project where more importance was given to dialogue. Most of them target white collar jobs. everything moved very fast. discussed a lot with the local people and only after this we brought our crew here.FEBRUARY 2013 . Once the script was ready. named Venoor. the village people. We finalized the shots after several takes. Especially previous MD of KMF. that is why this became such a difficult project. Without any delay I called Viswas who is my old acquaintance. it was my assistant Rajesh who told me that Viswas may fit for this role. aspirations and styles of children have changed a lot. A story grows in a boy’s perspective. So we visited the real locations several times. I had this type of treatment in mind. Everybody cooperated well. How many days have you taken to shoot this. Children took up this very well. Gopinath Bhat was an experienced actor. how the message reaches the children? The purpose of this is to educate children on dairy farming. especially village children. Viswas Kamath appeared in several films. Among actors. When KMF approached me for this project they needed a documentary for new generation children. What is this project. What was the effort behind the real life dialogues in this? All dialogues are like what come from the mind of a farmer. 45 SITHESH GOVIND Who are the protagonists in this? Gopinath Bhat and Viswas Kamath play the central characters in this. What is the message of “Ksheeranjali”. Real characters appear in this. a village he sees. He is famous by his appearance in several films and television serials. It is still showing in several schools and till now about 5000 students from over 50 schools have watched this. Can see real people as characters apart from the actors? Yes. This in another way helped the project in terms of quality. Our 20 days shooting was in a rural village MANGALORE TODAY . They want to grow in life. He performed well in the role of my Chikkappa. His villain role in Kannada film. Narration is in a child’s point of view and children are the audience of this. He has the experience of working with many great directors including Santhosh Sivan. When I was looking for a person for my software character.
By then couple of ground floor residents had gathered near the main entrance. In two minutes. To our dismay. Two guys with masks came out from the basement and we saw them conferring with the team leader. Occupants were directed to switch off all electrical/ electronic items / equipment and vacate the premises along with important things like laptop. it was decided to go to a desi restaurant. Dept. For lunch. while adjusting their equipment and laying the rubber hose towards the entrance to the basement. in front of the mirror. had stopped. nothing was being cooked and it was a mystery as to what it could be! This was at Detroit in our son's house in 2005. The matter being serious.FEBRUARY 2013 46 . Since it was premature to say anything we told them that we will contact them if the situation is warranted. Men in helmets and uniforms were seen making enquiries. an emergency call was made to fire brigade. In minutes. rushing towards our building. Additional Fire Brigade units arrived. at their place. the response we got was "if you see any smoke. By then our daughter -in -law. arrived and conferred with the Chief of Fire Brigade unit. Since it was premature to say anything we told them that we will contact them if the situation is warranted. Surprisingly. News percolated down that the damage was so serious that it may take more than a day to do the repairs. Couple of their men in masks covering their faces. it was fun watching many people. Cooking was not permitted for 24 hours! None could give any indication as to how long it would take for normalcy to return! By then the news has spread around. MANGALORE TODAY . cash. Traffic surrounding the colony. who had gone down to the basement for laundry came back home in panic as the basement was full of smoke. costly items etc. to spend the rest of the day. went inside the basement. a call was put through to inform the maintenance section of the housing colony. I could see the sign of panic on their faces. the burning smell A couple of my son's friends dropped to see what had happened and extended their invitation. call the fire brigade. Though the emission of smoke. I offered to sit in the house to keep a watch. at their place. A couple of my son's friends dropped to see what had happened and extended their invitation. it was announced that a serious short circuit has taken place which has totally burnt fuse of air condition plant of the entire building. adjusting her hair bun. pointing their hands towards streaks of smoke. The parents and elders were worried about the nature and extent of damage to the building. While for children." Instantly. to spend the rest of the day. a rare sight in the colony. we could hear the siren of the approaching fire brigade. A representative of Society's Admn.LIFE The occurrence of a short circuit in the AC plant of the apartment complex and the developments thereon is interestingly narrated by the author EXPERIENCE ENCOUNTER with fire in USA "What is burning on the gas in the kitchen? I can see the smoke and smell the odour of something burning " said my wife who was in the bathroom. I rushed out on the gallery to find streaks of smoke emitting out of the crevices of basement. to inspect the cause of the commotion. had slowed down being Saturday.
The inspecting team member checked all electrical installations. Breathing a sigh of relief. but are not allowed to use electronic devices such as TV. S N SURKUND The author of thefamous book “Ad-ventures of a PR Man”. but for the circumstances which necessitated it! Back home. we had in the fridge and earlier left-overs. they permitted to occupy their flats on the condition that they will not use electrical/electronic appliances and will use minimum light during the night. switches etc. video. at friend's house. till we went to sleep. to those who wanted to shift lock stock barrel! But none was ready as it would involve calling movers to shift the furniture and goods to the new place which will be inconvenient and cumbersome. computer etc. to ensure that everything is in order in each flat. He can be reached at: snsurkund@yahoo. late in the evening. In the morning. we got a call to inform us that we could use all electronic items as all repairs have been carried out and things are back to normal. were taken for a joint dinner. After much discussion and arguments.We were also assured that by evening things should be back to normal.com or Phone: 022-2380288 MANGALORE TODAY .FEBRUARY 2013 EXPERIENCE mangaloretodayproperties.com 47 . Whatever. Most of the residents volunteered to provide soft drinks / dry snacks to the fire brigade team and others taking care of repairs. we got a phone call that we are allowed to cook in the house.LIFE was still in the air all round. we decided to accept the offer made by our son's friend for dinner. The society officials made offer of giving alternative vacant flats. Thus ended our encounter with fire in USA. Finally. It was certainly a welcome change. after dinner it was candle light.
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The door bell rang and Komal stood there with a bouquet in hand. this is for you. He whispered. She had four baggages and soon left for Hema’s house.will you accept me?” Your’s Komal Kunal. “What shall I do now?” he wondered.But.FEBRUARY 2013 . “Mom-in-law. his colleague. But it’ll take that whole trayful of engagement rings to work off those half dozen wedding rings !” Sweet Twist T HE LOCALE WAS IDYLLIC. taking care to see that Kunal’s parents would find no hint of a woman’s presence in that house.HUMOUR TRUE LIES Wise Cracks TWO OF three college girls who had grown up together.” JEWELLER: “Yes.” she said. Mrs Thakur followed him and lent a helping hand.” What shall we do?. but you’ll leave it much sooner.and the wife replied. She came back with a small sheet of paper which was lying on the floor. His parents were to arrive from his hometown the next morning. married and thereafter continually twitted their spinster friend with tactless remarks about her unhappy condition. Her parents were unwilling to accept her and she had to stay with Kunal when his parents arrived. THE surroundings picturesque and the weather pleasant for anyone to enjoy the day. She too knew the problem. had found a groom for her. Komal was sleeping.” Akash thought to himself as he stopped writing for the day and closed the book. “What’s this?” Mrs Rao asked her son who lowered his head. walked towards the other end of the room. Soon Komal packed off all her things. “Suppose you ask your two husbands!” *** THIS IS the story of a college man who was always suffering from summer colds. Kunal cleaned up the house and took extra care to see there was nothing in the house that would make his mother suspicious. It’s all right! Come in!” *** “IF YOU get up earlier in the morning than your neighbour. The old couple were yearning to meet their only son who worked for an MNC in the commercial capital. He did not know how to face them. “That would be fine as my friend Hema stayed alone. “and work harder. “have you ever really had a chance to marry?” With a sly glance. Komal paused for a while and said she would move in to her friend’s place as she lived just next door. Mrs Rao as inquisitive as she is always. He knocked at the doctor’s door one night the doctor’s wife answered. Kunal’s old parents would be shocked to see her.” she said as she handed it over to Mrs Rao and touched her feet. She laughed off good-naturedly until one day they went a bit too far. planning how to get ahead of him while he’s snoozing. not only will you leave more money when you die than he will. he was wondering how he would face the situation. also in a whisper: “No. Kunal was in no mood.” said the town philosopher.” they pestered. she had nowhere else to go. Kunal was nervous. Kunal thought that it would be a good idea.” Kunal went to the kitchen to prepare tea for them. prepared two cups of coffee and came back. you have a whole trayful of engagement rings over there. she retorted. By then. scheme more and stick to your job more closely. “A sweet twist to my new story. “Is the doctor home?” . Kunal quietly walked inside. Kunal’s parents arrived as Komal watched them come from the terrace of Hema’s house.” he asked her. sir. Komal was sitting on the bed. His voice was so hoarse that he couldn’t speak above a whisper. He couldn’t ask Komal to go anywhere.” *** CUSTOMER: “Are these half dozen wedding rings all you have in stock? Why. In it was written-“ Dear momin-law. “Now tell us truthfully. As the three sat on the dining table. But. 50 MANGALORE TODAY . He had not informed his parents of his marriage to Komal. The next morning. Seated on the balcony of his apartment that was facing the sea. Mr and Mrs Thakur looked pleased as they entered the house. Kunal went to the kitchen. They had married in great haste as Komal’s family which was opposed to their marriage. stay up later planning how to make more money than your neighbour and burn the midnight oil more. His mother scanned the entire house and returned to say “ Nice house.
24 . dear Sagittarius. CAPRICORN (Dec. and entertainment.Dec. imagination. for reflecting on the past year. 23) It's a strong time for social and cultural activities. we are definitely not responsible for your fate! MANGALORE TODAY . you can experience unusual cravings and feelings. Nevertheless. your ability to transcend traditional patterns & rules. Unusual turns of events can take place. but the beginning weeks of February tend to be more introspective. your personal life can be up and down. You have the opportunity to smooth over troubled areas with siblings.Jan 20) This is a strong month for changing mental interests. Travel plans might seem more viable. It is not always easy for you to simply go with the flow or to trust in the unknown.July 23) You are moving towards a highly expressive. dear Scorpio. higher education. Some of you could obtain financial support for home improvement endeavors this month. ARIES ( March 21 . and neighbors if necessary. PISCES (Feb.FEBRUARY 2013 51 . However.Sept. You may often find yourself acting independently instead of going along with the flow and blending in.March 20) The first few weeks of February favor personal introspection and alone time. dear Taurus. and especially on the 6-7 when Venus in Aquarius harmonizes with Jupiter. you are brimming with wonderful ideas and discovering all-new interests that inspire and motivate you. Bringing more harmony and calm to your home life is a strong focus in February. arts. particularly in your close relationships. Believe it or not. 23) This month and next. acquaintances. adventurous period of the year. SCORPIO ( Oct. you have many planets and energies on your side for improving your social life and your relationships this month.you are challenged to bring a new perspective and alternative methods to whatever you produce or to the services you provide. particularly those in authority or control. as well as for tackling long-standing problems. and networking. Connections with friends and colleagues are in focus. and possibly interesting twists. dear Capricorn. and in fact run very smoothly. This is an ideal time for seeing things that you've missed. GEMINI ( May 22 .22) Family relations and domestic matters settle considerably this month. dear Leo. and will continue to make headlines in your life in March. LIBRA( Sept. Creativity soars. AQUARIUS (Jan 21 .Nov. Towards the end of the month. 24 . Travel.HUMOUR LEO ( July 24 . Jupiter is newly direct and in your romance and creativity sector. and enthusiasm for studies and other activities that broaden your horizons increases this month.May 21) You are in a wonderful position to impress others this month. dear Aquarius. VIRGO( Aug 24 . 19) The month ahead brings strong energy for reinventing yourself.Oct.Aug 23) Close relationships are in strong focus in February and March. 23 . cultural events. dear Pisces. although there may be a hurdle to jump or a false start involved. 20 . and for envisioning how you'd like to proceed in the future. dear Gemini. CANCER ( June 22 . and other experiences that broaden your horizons are in high focus by month's end. but the cosmos is challenging you to do so. SAGITTARIUS ( Nov. You have the chance to repair troubled relationships and you are likely to grow closer to someone. the forming of unusual and original concepts. and some of you could find romance through group connections. dear Cancer. beginning this month and extending into the next. It's not enough for you to follow a routine . A New Moon on the 10th brings energy for a new beginning in a relationship.Feb. Your powers of attraction run very high with Venus in your sign most of February. giving the green light for romance. Find opportunities to recharge.June 21) You are approaching a very busy and strong period for career and reputation. increases. dear Aries. and tension with a partner or a commitment around the 11th can be temporarily discouraging or concerning. 22) You are expressing yourself with more charm and you are less hurried both in speech and movement this month. While at times you may be a little too quick to communicate or to present your ideas before they're truly ready. and this energy will continue into March. TAURUS ( April 21.April 20) February is strong for your social life. and it may very well take you on a highly exciting and creative journey.23 . when it comes to your love life.
sitting on his couch while he told fantastic tales of dream worlds. When Alice arrived home. His notable portraits include those of the actress Ellen Terry and the poet Alfred Tennyson Shortly before his 66th birthday. "The Hunting of the Snark" displays his wonderful ability in the genre of literary nonsense. The relationships 52 Carroll told the first iteration of what would later become Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. SUNITHA LOBO Joshua Mascarenhas Lewiss Carroll-Unforgettable writer The name of the renowned English writer Lewiss Carroll has been immortalized with his unforgettable book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Sunitha got a rousing reception recently on her arrival to her hometown Udupi. Carroll loved to entertain children. but he found himself vocally fluent when speaking with children. and by 1932 it was one of the most popular in the world. The book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was released in 1865. her team has won the gold in the girl’s floor hockey at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013 held in South Korea recently. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (1871). and through a series of coincidences. 1898. Alice had become the most popular children's book in England. Pamboor. a clergyman. Alice Liddell spent hours with Carroll. he was an avid photographer and wrote essays. A student of Manasa Rehabilitation and Training Centre. leaving an enigma behind him. Lewis Carroll caught a severe case of influenza. raised them in the rectory. who can be credited with his pinnacle inspiration. he had with young people in his adult years are of great interest. Apart from serving as a lecturer in mathematics. Charles was adept at adept at entertaining himself and his siblings. Lewis Crroll was in fact the pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgon who was born on January 27. as they undoubtedly inspired his best-known writings and have been a point of disturbed speculation over the years.1832 in the village of Daresbury in England. he was awarded a studentship (called a scholarship in other colleges) to Christ College. CharCheshire. and it was Alice. Being the eldest boy in the family of 11 children. The special girl has indeed brought laurels to her district and the nation. who urged Carroll to publish it. Besides writing. As a boy. and as a result. The event was held at Peon Chang in South Korea. the daughter of Henry George Liddell. Carroll excelled in mathematics and won many academic prizes. During an afternoon picnic with Alice and her two sisters. His father. It gained steady popularity. political pamphlets and poetry. Carroll suffered from a bad stammer. MANGALORE TODAY . England.Sunitha was the sole representative from Karnataka. Carroll created a number of fine photographs. she exclaimed that he must write the story down for her. By the time of his death. At age 20. Even as a child.KIDS YOUNG ACHIEVER ‘Special’ girl’s superb feat Sunitha Lobo is an exceptionally talented girl who has been able to defy her disability and achieve success. which led to pneumonia.FEBRUARY 2013 PIC:PRASHANTH NAYAK . He died on January 14. Carroll wrote the sequel. the story fell into the hands of the novelist Henry Kingsley. He fulfilled the small girl's request.
HOCUS . he too lifted up his head and howled with the other jackals. Soon he was making such a noise that the village dogs heard him. and did all that he asked.' The frightened animals agreed. trembling. 'I will find something to eat in the village. before him. Forgetting his lies. the dogs ran away yelping in fright. Find out at least Nine differences between the pictures below. you will have to make me your king. The jackal was very hungry. They began barking and growling. These dogs did not like jackals. The winter had been long and hard.FEBRUARY 2013 53 . and straight into a large pot of indigo dye! The dye had been left there by a dyer. and there was no food left in the forest. I will not harm you. They couldn't see or smell the jackal any more. a strange blue creature came creeping out of the dyer's house! The dogs were terrified . and do as I say. he would feel a strange desire to be with them. 'Dear animals. The jackal soon realized it was his strange new colour that was scaring all the animals away. instead of attacking him. do not be afraid. Whenever the indigo jackal would see them. 'Perhaps'. the poor jackal ran from the dogs as fast as he could. I have been sent by the gods themselves to look after you. They did not recognise him as a jackal any more. when the moon was full. MANGALORE TODAY . and attacked the jackal from all sides. and he knew he could not run for much longer. He called all the animals to him.' The jackal soon found a rubbish heap in the village. But instead of the jackal. cold winter's night. and furious with the jackal. he tried to run away. They made him the king of the forest. When the animals saw this. squealing in terror. They scratched and bit the jackal with their sharp claws and big teeth. He was never cold or hungry any more.they had never seen such an animal before. the entire jackal pack lifted up their heads and howled. on a dark. to make sure you come to no harm. Their king was nothing but a common jackal! They were angry with themselves for having been fooled. A bit puzzled. the jackal returned to the forest. They decided to wait near the courtyard wall. Much to the jackal's surprise. a jackal wandered into a village looking for food. said the jackal to himself. Many months passed this way.FOCUS Check out how sharp your eyes are. The cunning jackal now hatched a plan. The jackal now had plenty to eat. But the furious animals chased him and caught and tore him to bits. Without waiting to think he jumped over the wall. One night. but also very pleased with the dogs' fright. When they had gathered. he said. The indigo jackal could not stop himself. When the jackal saw that the animals knew the truth. a pack of jackals came to live in the forest. He began sniffing and scratching and rummaging about in the rubbish.KIDS STORYLINE THE INDIGO JACKAL Once. The jackal was now dyed a rich indigo colour! Meanwhile the dogs had stopped barking. all ready to be used in the morning. they realised they had been tricked. Every forest creature that saw him also ran away. just in case he appeared again. Suddenly he saw the wall of a courtyard before him. Terrified. In return. Otherwise the gods will be angry with you. to be a jackal once again. looking for scraps to eat. One day. He did not dare to stop.
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15 Air India Express (Mon/Wed/Fri) 21. Lalbagh JYOTI. Ullal 2467690 MUSEUMS EDITION 2012 Shreemanthibai Memorial Govt.Wed. 16. Bejai 2211106 Aloyseum. Moodbidri 38 Gomateshwara.00 21. Malpe 0820 .00 13. Kodialbail Panchmahal. Mahaveera Circle State Bank of Hyderabad State Bank of India State Bank of Patiala.25 Spicejet (IT143/144) 15. Pumpwell Prestige.Please Check with the Flight Enquiry on the day of the travel Mangalore Airport .45 11.2254253.00. GHS Road Canara Bank.00.30 20.30 Jet Airways 8.10 11. Karkala 52 Krishna Temple. Mangalore 1 Gokarnatheshwara Temple.25 MANGALORE . Car Street 2222022 2424660 2423108 2440467 2427534 2423494 2423199 2427126 2496337 BOARDING / LODGING MANGALORE City White Pages A unique ready reference Pocket Book BEACH RESORTS Mangalore Holiday Village. Bendoorwell Nalapad Residency. KS Rao Road RAMAKANTI. GHS Road Taj Mahal.30 21. Lighthouse Hill Rd.00.55 19.30 TO HYDERABAD Surabhi Ashok Travels 2214444 2215909 CLUBS LEISURE CLUBS Canara Club.05/19.30 22. Thu.2450673 (O). Jeppu-Bolar Country Club.55 8. KS Rao Road Karnataka Bank. Mangalore 2 Sri Gopalkrishna Temple.00 21. Opp: Sharavu Temple Union Bank of India.20 / 11. Nantoor Mangalore Club. Bendoor.CHENNAI Spicejet (SG3232) MANGALORE . Market Road RUPAVANI. Lawrence Church.DUBAI Air India Express (IX813/14) Air India Express (IX383/4) 2427737 2422646 2423917 2424322 2426811 2427099 2411145 Dharmasthala Manjunatha Swami Temple 75 Kukke Subrahmanya Temple 104 1000 Pillars Basadi.55 7.30 22. in Km.00 18.00 Air India (AI680) 12.MANGALORE Air India Express (Tue. Fri) MANGALORE .KUWAIT Air India Express (Mon.Kodialbail Deepa Comforts. Museum.05 07.30 17. K S Rao Road Bank of Maharastra. KS Rao Road SUCHITRA. Kankanady State Bank of Travancore.. 21. 23. Udupi 60 St. Ladyhill Toastmasters Club 2211086 2211617 2414146 4252585 9243300775 2425051 2216854 2459246 9845493400 12. Sat) MANGALORE .2440794(O). Light House Hill Road Uco Bank.00.05 2440977 2420303 2497225 2440977 . 2220451 (Airport) Jet Airways . LHH Road Ocean Pearl.CITY AIR TIMINGS MANGALORE . Balmatta Road Safron. Kollur 128 Sharadamba Temple.30. Kadri Rotary Club. Balmatta Road CENTRAL.BAHRAIN Air India Express (Wed. Hampankatta The Gateway Hotel.10 19.15 14. Ullal 12 Durgaparameshwari Temple 27 St.15 15.2220422 (Enquery/Resvervation) Air india Express . GHS Raod Srinivas Hotel. 22. Yekkur SERVICE CLUBS JCI Mangalore.00(Volvo) 20. Hampankatta Syndicate Bank.20/14.30 20.00 14.30/7.00. Aloysius College. 2220450 (Airport) Air India (Domestic) . Sat) 2440977 2420303 2497225 BANKING Axis Bank. Karkala 56 Mookambika Temple.FEBRUARY 2013 55 . KS Rao Road Ganesh Prasad.2537791 Summer Sands.MUSCAT . 21.DOHA Air India Express (Mon.30 12.00 CINEMA ADLABS. 16.00 08. Shaktinagar 6 ABU DHABI .50 12. Light House Hill Road Lions Club. Bunts Hostel Road Ayodhya.. Kodialbail Pentagon.30/10. St.25 19. Aloysius Chapel.35/14. Sringeri 165 Sayyed Madani Dargah.MUMBAI INFO LUXURY BUS TIMINGS TO BANGALORE Bharath Travels Anand Travels HN Travels VRL KODIALBAIL Ballal Motors Ganesh Travels TO MUMBAI Anand Travels Canara Pinto Vishal Travels Mahabaleshwara Canara Travels Neetha Travels Sadhan Travels TO BELGAUM Ganesh Travels Sri Durgamba Durgamba Motors TO HUBLI Ganesh Travels Sri Durgamba TO MYSORE Durgamba TO GOA Ganesh Travels TEL TIMINGS TEMPLES &TOURIST SPOTS Dist. Falnir NEW CHITRA.00 20.00 14. MG Road Ganesh Mahal. 2253432 (Airport) TO KOCHI/ERNAKULAM/KOTTAYAM Ganesh Travels 2440977 20. Bunts Hostel Road Bank of Baroda. 2426143 Manjusha Museum.15 MANGALORE . Arr.00 12.00.30 21.00 20.15 16. Hampankatta Vijaya Bank. Dharmasthala 08256 .277121 MANGALORE TODAY .35 15. Pandeshwar ICICI Bank.Someshwar 2281061 Red Rock Residency. Central Market PLATINUM.HYDERABAD Spice Jet (SG1024) MANGALORE . Balmatta Road Corporation Bank.BuntsHostel Road 2410981 2424182 2440640 2441751 2422475 2426416 4288777 2411625 2441010 2228222 2447766 2420328 2438364 2441608 2446152 2441351 2426229 2442903 2446304 2493681 2497101 2440632 2440418 4245678 2444860 2435111 2424757 2413800 2495574 2249203 2410601 2440171 2421271 4255542 2440061 2421286 2420420 2443751 08.30 20.BANGALORE 4254071 2427737 2428085 2493536 2441997 2441277 21.50 MANGALORE . Jet Airways 8.00 20. Mukka 2477190 Paradise Isle. Collector’s Gate Poonja Intl.00 08.00 20.00 Durgamba 2420303 20. 22. Urva Ladies Club. Bunder ING Vysya Bank. KS Rao Road Roopa Hotel. Bunts Hostel Road Mangalore Intl. Near Jyoti Circle Abhiman. Old Port Road Woodlands. PM Rao Road Indian Overseas Bank. Kadri Eden Aquatic & Sports Club. Hampankatta Bank of India.KS Rao Road Goldfinch.KS Rao Road Maya International.50 / 12.00 (Volvo) 12. Dep. Maidan Road PRABHAT.00/11. Sun) 09.00 12.15 6.
FEBRUARY 2013 56 . N Arjun Dev (journalism). Krishna Palemar. Mangalore. Distributed The District Children’s Protection Unit has provided financial aid to 99 children from single parent families whose annual income is below Rs 24. Suryadatta Group of Institutes. under the Vajpayee Nagara Niveshana Scheme at the MCC office recently. BRIEFS of Pilikula Nisargadhama. Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank has been conferred with the Suryadatta National Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 for excellence in the field of Banking and Finance. Managing Director of Baikampady based export oriented industrial unit CNC Ball Screws & Bearing Co. a state level intercollegiate science event featuring exhibition and contests. holding key position and being instrumental in instituting progressive banking practices through a hands-on and practice driven approach. The financial aid is intended at helping the children pursue their education.000. Kumbara Veerabhadrappa (Kannada literature). Organised Scientica 2013.13’ organised at the SDM Law College here recently was inaugurated by Ashok G Nijagannavar. was released at a function held at Town Hall by Dr Ganesh Amin Sankamar. Editor in-chief of Vartha Bharathi. The function was held under the aegis of Forum for Humanity and Yuva Vahini Central Committee. at an award ceremony held at Pune recently. MANGALORE TODAY . The function was inaugurated by Nitte University Vice Chancellor Dr K Shantharam Shetty. former minister distributed the title deeds. Founder President and Chairman. President. Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala. Title deeds were distributed to as many as 85 beneficiaries in Mangalore North constituency limits. Observed National Voters’ Day was observed in Mangalore recently . Pune. invaluable contribution to the industrial growth of the country and in recognition of his world class quality industrial products. Pvt Ltd.K. was organised at the Canara First Grade College recently.NEWS Awarded Nine outstanding personalities received the Sandesha Awards 2013 of the Sandesha Foundation for Culture and Education at the institute premises recently. He received the Award from Sambhaji Patil.Hamsalekha (cinema/TV) and Jayalakshmi Alva (art).‘Victoria Iuris . Nalin Kumar Kateel. Released The second edition of the Kannada translation of the Quran by Abdussalam Puthige. Students formed a human chain while several teams rendered songs on voters’ rights. inaugurated the programme. The programme was organised in association with the Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Research in Law. MP and others were present. Director of the Scientific Research Centre Conferred V. D Veerendra Heggade. Leo D’Souza (Konkani literature). Dr KV Rao. cheques to the beneficiaries at a function held recently. Ajai Kumar was chosen for the Award in recognition of his stellar contribution to the banking industry.Nayak. The Award is instituted by the Suryadatta Group of Industries. A National level Law Fest . Celebrated The decennial celebrations of the Mangalore Taluk Pragathi Bandhu SelfHelp Groups constituted under the Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project were held at the Kadri Temple hall recently. Trishakti Foundation and Dr Sanjay B Chordiya. New office bearers of Pragathi Bandhu Okkoota were installed on the occasion. The awardees are Vijay Kumar Kodialbail (Tulu literature). Principal District and Sessions Judge. Professor in St Aloysius College. Dr K E Radhakrishna (best teacher). has been conferred with the prestigious National level "Mahatech Lifetime Achievement Award" in appreciation of his 3 decades of unstinting. Fr Valerian Mendonca (Konkani music). Deputy Commissioner N Prakash distributed Ajai Kumar.
Pune passed away recently.She was the daughter of the late A R D’Souza and sister of former legislator late Blasius D’Souza. Sr Agnes Mary OCD (Merlyn D'Souza)(69) of the Cloistered Carmel. Executive Director of Syndicate Bank passed away at Bangalore recently. Mangalore. Company Secretary of Bharath Beedi Works. Amitha is a student of Gokarnanatheshwara College in Mangalore. Bibhas Kumar Srivastav has a banking experience spanning over three decades. the position of General Manager of Allahabad Bank at its Head Office in Kolkata and was in charge of Priority Sector Credit and Financial Inclusion Verticals. Remembered Rich tributes were paid to Field Marshal K. Won Sadashiv S. a student of SDM College. Chaplain of Mukka Parish and as Parish Priest of Udupi. The protestors accused the Education Department and the government of harassing them by not paying their salaries since July 2012. He was 74. Proprietor of the Sadananda Group of Hotels. Fr Joseph Peter Tauro. He was 65. Fr Tauro had served as a priest for the last 48 years. Pangala Bendur and Bejai parishes. MANGALORE TODAY . Mumbai and Tiruvananthapuram. breathed his last at a hospital in Mangalore following an illness. popularly known as Fr J. A versatile banker. He was engaged in hotel business in Mumbai. The protest was held under the aegis of the DK and Udupi District Guest Lecturers’ Association. Attur and Valencia parishes. He earlier held 57 . He is survived by his wife. Tauro was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Mangalore on December 2. The event was jointly organized by the Kannada and Culture Department and Veerarani Abbakka Utsav Samithi. was observed at a simple ceremony held at the Corporate office of the firm at Kadri Road in Mangalore recently. Srivastav started his banking career as an Agricultural Field Officer in Allahabad Bank in the year 1979 and since then has served the bank in various capacities at different places. the first Commander-inChief of the Army of Independent India. Cariappa. Tauro. Amitha Poojari Kudumbur has bagged the gold medal in the 52 kg category at the National Junior Powerlifting Championship held at Amaravathi in Maharashtra recently. Subraya M Pai. 1964 after his priestly studies at St Joseph’s Seminary. A function was held at the War Memorial at Kadri under the aegis of the Kodava Students Union wherein several dignitaries participated and remembered the valiant son of the soil. Late Pai had served as Executive Director of Syndicate Bank from 1990 to 1994.FEBRUARY 2013 Takes charge Bibhas Kumar Srivastav has assumed charge as the new Executive Director of Corporation Bank recently. Staged Guest lecturers serving in various Government first grade colleges in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts staged a protest in front of the DC office in Mangalore recently demanding immediate payment of their pending salaries. The birth centenary of late B Manjunath Pai. Ananth G Pai. He had begun his career by joining Canara Bank in the year 1998 and had served the bank in various places including Bangalore. He had served as assistant parish priest of Karkala. Sadanand Shantharam Shetty. the Founder of Bharath Beedi Works Pvt Ltd.M.NEWS BRIEFS OBITUAR ARY OBITUARY Rev. Vasudev S Pai. R Sridhar Pai (79). who was a priest of the Diocese of Mangalore passed recently following Congestive Cardiac Failure. Anand G Pai and Venkatesh M Pai were present on the occasion. Suratkal and Gujarat. Directors Nagendra D Pai. Born at Gurupur (Kaudur) Parish. Executive Director. on the occasion of his 114th birth anniversary recently. Ujire has won the first place in the half marathon conducted as part of the Veera Rani Abbakka decennial celebrations held at Ullal recently. two daughters and a son.P.
music production continued to be his first love. Rashmi. Though he joined the Tata Consultancy Service after graduating and later moved to IBM. served some prestigious colleges. Rashmi Parvati (17). Dr. Real India lies in its villages. has been featured in Indian and international journals. The 2012 album took two years in Manipal’s own Musician She can very well be termed a professor par excellence.But. She is also engaged in writing her first novel. Readers will surely watch out for her writings. She has many awards to her credit. In 2005 the University awarded her a doctoral degree in English for her thesis . Mangalore.Phil degree with distinction. daughter of Ravishanker from Nekkila and a second PUC student of Vivekananda PU College. a known name in the field of agricultural research. St Agnes College (Autonomous). Presently. from Mangalore University.FEBRUARY 2013 Budding Scientist preparing a unique salt from the extracts of coconut petiole ash. His passion for music took him to Singapore where he did a Master’s degree in Computation Audio. but that sure will not deter this engineerturned-composer from pursuing his passion towards music. Geralyn Pinto. A farmer’s daughter hailing from a village in Puttur has made the district proud through her unique medicinal research that has earned her the honour of representing India at the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Advancement Project Olympiad to be held in the US on May 8. Arun had his early education in Bangalore. USA to collaborate with artistes.His wife Roshni Mohapatra is the Art Director for this instrumental effort. . but returned to his hometown for his engineering studies. Dr Geralyn who topped the M. before she joined St Agnes in 1986. has won the rare honour for MANGALORE TODAY . Her creative work. Arun writes and produces music for his own solo productions but also for other bands and solo artistes. in English at Mangalore University in 1984.PEOPLE PROACTIVE PROFESSOR He might have lost the race for the Grammy Award. Rashmi aspires to become a scientist in future.special reference to the Works of Amitav Ghosh’. 58 the making and Shenoy had travelled across the world from India to Spain. This invention of her has proved to be a good remedy for several skin ailments. and non-fiction writing. There have also been many instances when rural talents have brought glory to India. had earlier created ripples when his debut world fusion record named ‘’Rumbadoodle’ based on Gypsy Rumba Flamenco was nominated for the award in the category of best pop instrumental. Head of the Department of English. but based in Singapore. He is presently working as a music producer and composer in Singapore and his productions include the genres of rock n roll. world-beat and new age music. the college rock scene showed this guitar player what he really wanted to do in life. she is the Convener of ‘Curtain Raisers’ a vibrant theatre group of St Agnes College.‘Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Prof Pinto. The girl. Canada. regularly presents research papers at national and international fora. Her work on the orientalist imaging of India .A.has won national recognition for preparing anti-dandruff shampoo using medicinal herbs. short fiction. UK. a meritorious student and a second rank holder in SSLC exam.‘A Study of Narrative Technique . Arun is working on a follow up album to ‘Rumbadoodle’ expected to be released some time this year. web-zines and anthologies. Geralyn Pinto has significant publications to her name and has been Asian Representative at the conference for the International Ostomy Association in London (Feb-Mar 1998) and Copenhagen. She further works on a voluntary basis with the ostomates. the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi had once said. Let us wish good luck to this budding scientist and blooming rural talent. Rashmi has presented five scientific projects in the IREES contests in the past three years. is an outstanding professor and a multi-faceted personality. Also a recipient of several state and national level awards. Rashmi was guided by Shankar Bhat Badanaje. Dr Geralyn. (Oct 1999). obtained the M.. Her students are simply impressed by her commitment and efficiency and she has became a role model for them. Mangalore. Arun Shenoy. which spans the genres of poetry. Currently. a young man of Manipal origin.Here’s another example.
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