Articles & Reports

Guns & Kodavas – The Rite of Passage

 
It is also an established custom among the natives to clothe every male child when only three years old with a kumberbund, at the age of seven they assume the Kuttee and at twelve carry a matchlock. Read More

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Womens empowerment Or A woman’s power ?

Image: Not Actual. For Representation Only – © Andrew Kudrin
 By: Air Marshal( Retd) K.C. Cariappa
A few nights ago what could have been a horrendous crime took place in a somewhat isolated home a few kilometers from Kushalnagar township.
It was about 8. Read More

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MY LETTER TO THE RBI GOVERNOR

By Liala Indira Alva
In September last year, I read in the papers that our economy was facing a crisis and the rupee was weak compared to the dollar. Also due inflation and corruption, our economy was suffering. I also heard my parents discussing it during dinner. I read in the papers that Dr. Raghuram Rajan was going to take over as the new RBI Governor and was going to head the bank. Read More

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Kachampuli – The Preservative and Liver Saver

By: K K Aiyamma, This post first appeared at https://aiyamma.blogspot.in
Lately, when nothing to do, I have been spending some quality time in Kitchen. Experimenting more than cooking is what I do. Soon the quality time turns into a hopeless venture, and I escape the Kitchen, leaving the mess behind for my mother to take care off. Read More

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The Rides of my Life

Image: My Dad, Codanda Nanjappa Jairam – My Inspiration

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do… Explore. Dream. Discover.”
— Mark Twain
There are many things in life to be grateful for. First and foremost, our parents, without whom, we would not be here. Read More

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Portraits of Coorg Royalty – Lingarajendra, The Daughter-in-Law & The Grandson

Portrait of Lingarajendra Wodeyar, Brother of the previous King – Dodda Veera Rajendra(DVR). He usurped the throne on which the daughter of DVR – Devammaji held sway and took over Coorg.  He made a request to the Coorg Chiefs for allowing him to rule, and the request was denied. Read More

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Preview: The Vanishing Kodavas

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A significant part of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be contributed to the Coorg Education Fund.
Click here to purchase online.
The book will also be available from 1st October at the following book shop:
Strand Book Stall ( Mumbai )
‘Dhannur’, Sir P.M. Road, Fort,
Mumbai 400 001. Read More

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A Personal Experience with General K S Thimayya

Image:  © Joseph Scherschel/Time & Life Pictures
By Col N.C. Cariappa
This article which I write on General Kodandera Subayya Thimayya, is a personal account that stretches back to 1926 when I was five years old till the date of his demise in December 1965. Read More

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The Coorg Ballad – I Am A Mountaineer

Image: 19th Century Coorg(Kodava), BMA C-30.69.030
The Ballad was sung by young Coorgs(Kodavas) during the Kailpodh Festival. I have put it as documented by Richter, with edits.
To the taste of “Young Coorg” the Kaylmurta is the most glorious of all festivals and the popular song of the Coorg Mountaineer does full justice to this sentiment. Read More

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The Sleeping Kings

Doddavirarajendra, the most famous of the Haleri rulers of Coorg chose his final resting place on a leveled hilltop at the northern end of Madikeri town. Enclosed by high mud embankments, is a pair of elegant tombs, known as Gaddige, amongst the most memorable monuments in Coorg. Read More

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