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Kundapur: 'Indian Dramas have Enriched Lives of Common People' -K Shivananda Karanth - 4/5/2008

Vinaya Pais, Kundapur for KM

Kundapur, Apr 4: Indian dramas have been enriching the lives of the common people since many years, said noted writer K Shivananda Karanth here on Thursday April 3.

He was speaking on the occasion of universal day of theatres and dramas observed under aegis of Ranga Adhyayana Kendra at Bhandarkar’s College. He added that the way Shakespeare wrote his plays was highly commendable. His inimitable forays into all possible domains of human feeling had enabled him to reach the zenith of matchless glory. He wrote remarkable dramas which his successors could not even imitate.

Karanth also had a few words of wisdom to the trainees at the center. He said an actor should always follow the director. The trainees should sustain and develop a life-long interest for theatricals, which would undoubtedly make life interesting, he advised.

Principal Prof Narayana Rao and convener Prof Vasanth Bannadi were present.

Dubai: SAKATH ……. memorable Beach Party Picnic by Thottamites of UAE - 4/5/2008

KM Dubai

Dubai, April 4: It was an ever memorable day in the history of “SAKATH – UAE “a one year old association of St Anne's Church Thottam Parishioners residing in UAE.  "SAKATH" has organized a day long out which was open to all at "FLAMINGO BEACH RESORT" Umm Al Qwain on 04th April, 2008.

At 11.00 am programme was started with a prayer led by Melwyn D Souza. President Kelvin D Souza welcomed the gathering and thanked all the participants for attending in such a huge numbers.

Sports Secretary Ravi D Almeida conducted various mind blowing games which were appreciated by one and all. As a symbol of unity SAKATH has invited the most of the organizations of Dubai and honored them with Floral Bouquets. Compere Nanu Marol, Thottam specially thanked Walter Nandalike- Editor in Chief – www.daijiworld.com   and Sunil Fernandes Kota , Editor – www.karavalmilan.com for extending their full support to reaching out and making "SAKATH" a popular association.

Live music from "Baila Boom" fame Maxim Pereira, Well known Musician James  & DJ Fredie entertained the huge crowd gathered and kept them on their Toes with their scintillating   numbers.

Delicious buffet lunchserved by Flamingo Beach resort was enjoyed by the gathering. Prizes were been distributed to the winners of different games by SAKATH office bearers. Founder member of SAKATH William Fernandes has proposed the vote of thanks and honored the Sponsors of the event with floral bouquets.

The Complete day long programme was compered by Nanu Marol, Thottam.

Udupi: PC Surendra Bovi of Udupi Dist. will be honored with Chief Minister‘s Medal-2007 - 4/2/2008


Udupi: Sri. Surendra Bovi, Working as Armed Police Constable No.1512, District Armed Reserve, Udupi District since 16/09/2002 is recommended by the Govt. of Karnataka for the award of Chief Minister‘s Medal-2007 on the occasion of Police Flag Day on 02/04/2008 and will be honored for his Excellent work shows in Naxalite Operation & Devarabalu Encounter which occurred on 23/06/2005 in the limits of Shankaranarayana Police Station Udupi District. On the above incident two Naxal leaders were killed. In this regard a criminal case in Shankaranarayana Police Station was registered under Cr.No.73/2005. Different weapons & huge ammunitions with explosives were recovered at the spot.

The excellent work done by Sri. Surendra Bovi is recognized by State Govt. & also appreciated by Udupi District Police.

Kemmannu: Houseboats at Kemman-Hoode Herald New Chapter in Coastal Tourism - 4/2/2008


Kemmanu, Apr 2: Coastal Karnataka will now be on the world tourist map with backwater tourism taking root at Paradise Lagoons. The spectacular yet uncharted backwaters of Coastal Karnataka were on the spotlight for the very first time with the launch of houseboats at Paradise Lagoons.

The Paradise Lagoon is situated in Kemman-Hoode area of the Udupi district. It is about an hour's drive from Mangalore. This awe-inspiring ridge of land is situated between the Arabian Sea and the River Swarna, bestowing a distinctive character, which is not seen in other backwater locations in India.


The houseboat is approximately 67-feet-long and 13 feet wide. It has a sun deck, spacious living-dining area and two private sleeping quarters. The boat is made of natural, eco friendly materials like bamboo poles, coir, coconut fiber, ropes, and bamboo mats. Solar powered fans, lights and bio-chemical toilets also make the boathouse environment-friendly.

A cruise on the Houseboat offers spectacular views of the swaying palms, glimpses of the Arabian Sea and beaches at certain points and fascinating visuals of the idyllic village life. The Kemman-Hoode area is an ecological wonder and home to numerous migratory birds on the sand reefs as well as shellfish habitats in the shallow waters near Thimman Kudru. The flocks of cormorant, egret, herons, four species of moorhens, water ducks, Siberian storks, purple herons, seagulls, teals, and the different types of kingfishers are a sight to watch.

The houseboat was inaugurated on Wednesday April 2 by Dr C Somasekhara, director of Department of Tourism and P Hemalatha district commissioner was present on this occasion. It was hosted by N D Tiwari, MD, Jungle Lodges and Resorts and Y R Manohar, MD of Paradise Club and Resorts.

Dubai: Konkani books by Ashok Dias, Byndoor and P.J. Karugalnade, Barkur released during Daiji Dubai 9th Anniversary program at Dubai. - 3/29/2008

KM PIc: Daijiworld

Dubai, March 28: The books of Ashok Dias, Byndoor’s “Shembor Kirna” and P.J. Karugalnade, Barkur’s “Nimani Soirik” released during Daiji Dubai’s 9th Anniversary program at Dubai. The event was organized at the Sh. Rashid Auditorium of Indian High School, Dubai.


P J Karunalgade, Barkur’s collection of poems 'Nimanni Soirik' was released by Sudhir Shetty, COO and general manager of UAE Exchange. This book is publish by the Kavita Publication of Mangalroe. Publisher Melvyn Rodrigues was also present on the dais.

Ashok Dias, Byndoor’s  'Shembor Kirnna' was released by Harish Sherigar of ACME Building Materials. This book is published by Disha Publication. This is the 2nd book by Ashok Dias.

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