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Uthappa shines in the Senior Nationals

Uthappa shines in the Senior Nationals

Not Robin Uthappa, there is a new Kid on the Block and he goes by the name  Uthappa SK. The 20 year old SAI player was adjudged the best player in the Senior Nationals that concluded recently. A B Subbaiah’s dream team reachead the finals of the Senior National after a long haitus. The Last…

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Headbanging on Tadiandamol ?

Last time it was 2 Tigers on Prowl near Tadiandamol, come 11th of November and the head bangers will be on the prowl there.  This one made me giggle to myself.  Kishor wrote about Storm Festival.  Seems Storm Festival is something of a woodstock kind of festival for hard rock music lovers.  And this time it…

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High Court raps Government for allowing mining in Forests

Has observed that granting the lease in a forest area was motivated and intentional. Has further warned the Govt to  cancel all such licences issued for mining in forest areas, before the disposal of the petition. The petitioner, H C Prabhu is a miner from Coorg, who was issued a licence for stone quarrying at…

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Pepper Prices shoot up as stocks run out

Farmers in Coorg can expect better price due to the worldwide supply shrotage. The unit value currently stands at Rs.201.58 per kg for 2010 -11, up from Rs.159.02 per kg in 2009-10. The farmers in Coorg have been holding on to their stock for sometime now,  for better price realization.  Most of the domestic demand…

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CM Yeddyurappa said ‘Bane’ is ‘Encroached Land”

CM Yeddyurappa said ‘Bane’ is ‘Encroached Land”

Image: By Light40 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons According the report in The Hindu, CM Yeddyurappa, during his recent visit to Kodagu, seems to have opined that Bane land is encroached land.  In short, if he ever meant that, he means that “Bane land is Goverment Property”. The news report further reads that Some…

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Census 2011. Coorg’s population is 5,54,000

According to latest census the population of Coorg is estimated at 5,54,000 souls. At the last count(Census 2001) the population of Kodagu District stood at 5,48,561.  The sex ratio in Kodagu is one of the best at 1,091 to 1,000 males the female literacy rate is above 70%. Looking around, during my visits to Coorg…

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Kodava Samaja’s Youth Wing gets into Cultural “policing”

This really hit me hard……….For the only reason that – i feel it cannot be justified in the name of culture or tradition. And that Kodava Samaja’s name is involved. If Roshan Somanna has his way he will not allow any inter-caste marriages to happen henceforth. Ok..before they throw the muck on me saying that I…

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Will Appachu’s loyalty pay…. at least this time?

Be it politically or development wise….Coorg getting a raw deal by the State Govt every time has been a buzz word in Coorg since long. Tomorrow will be another Cabinet expansion of the BJP Govt in Karnataka. And our 3 Time MLA and loyal man of BJP in Coorg-Appachu Ranjan and his followers should be waiting with baited breath. Though…

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BJP will not let the wildlife reserves get World Heritage Tag

BJP will not let the wildlife reserves get World Heritage Tag

Ravi Kushalappa the convenor of Madikeri “Akrama-Sakrama Samiti” accused environmentalists for all the ills in Kodagu and said that such NGO’s should be banished from Coorg. He further added that ” BJP has demanded the district officials to banish such people working against the interests of Coorg “. Speaking to reporters yesterday he said that…

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Nari Mangala (Tiger Wedding). Marrying the soul of the Tiger

Nari Mangala (Tiger Wedding). Marrying the soul of the Tiger

The groom(seated left) is Coluvanda(Koluvanda) Cariappa. Engraving by Captain Robert Belford Cummins. A Tiger Wedding in Coorg, India From: The Illustrated London News December 6, 1873 The small province of Coorg, in Southern India, is situated among the mountains that separate Mysore from the Malabar coast to the west. Its late Rajah, being of cruel…

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