• B'luru to Belthangady: A techie's new life in a remote village

    Belthangady: People migrating from villages to cities has been written about, but in a case of reverse migration, which is becoming quite common now, an engineer from Bengaluru has settled in a remote area in Belthangady taluk. Shivakumar, who hails from Bhairasandra, Tumakuru taluk, gave up hi...

  • Indian cinema on par with world's best: Indologist Dr Tatiana Szurlej

    Mijar: Dr. Tatiana Szurlej, Indologist and Professor of Polish at the Department of European Studies, Manipal University, said that Indian cinema was hugely popular and film-makers such as Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor had influenced world cinema. She was speaking on the occasion of a guest lecture orga...

  • WGSHA students make eco-friendly diyas to light up Diwali

    Manipal: The students of MSc Hospitality and Tourism Management, Department of Allied Hospitality Studies, WGSHA sent out a message with an activity that spoke volumes. They made hundreds of diyas using organic and sustainable environ friendly material like clay and wheat flour for the festival of l...

  • Tulunadu tales: Arabi Bhuta

    In Tulunadu folklore, it is not just locals and Hindus who turn into deities/bhutas. There are several examples of non-Hindus and people from foreign land turning into bhutas. For example, there are Muslim bhutas such as Ali Bhuta, Babbarya, Mapule Mapulthi, Mapulthi Dhoomavathi, Byaari Bhuta, ...

  • The snake catcher of Belthangady

    Belthangady: Most people are scared of snakes but not Joy Mascarenhas. A resident of Ujire in Belthangady taluk, Mascarenhas is famously known as 'Snake Joy' by locals for being an expert snake catcher. From the time he caught his first snake (python), Mascarenhas has come a long way. Till date...

  • Autism and Learning Disorder Division inaugurated

    Manipal: Autism and Learning Disorder Division was inaugurated on Wednesday at the Asare premises by Mr Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries, Youth Empowerment & Sports and District in charge Minister and presided over by Dr H S Ballal Pro Chancellor Manipal University. While addressing the ...

  • Alva's hosts two-day workshop on nano satellite design

    Moodbidri: Alva's Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mijar, hosted a two-day workshop on "Realisation of Nano Satellite by an Academic Institution" in association with Planet Aerospace, Bengaluru, on Oct 13-14. ​The workshop was inaugurated by Prof Rajangam, Former Deputy Director, ISRO S...

  • Member of Surapura royal dynasty visits Belthangady

    Belthangady: The 17th king of Surapura royal dynasty, Raja Krishnappa Nayak Dhree Durga, visited the Kalikamba temple at Savanalu, Belthangady on Thursday. Raja Krishnappa said he visited the temple as he was a devotee of goddess Lakshmi and Durga.Ganesh Bhandary, President, Temple administrati...

  • MLC Ivan D'Souza to file Rs300 cr defamation case against Puttaswamy

    Mangaluru: The Chief Whip of the government in Legislative Council, Ivan D'Souza, said he would file a Rs300-cr defamation case against BJP Backward Classes Morcha State President B J Puttaswamy for making false allegations about illegal denotification against CM Siddaramaiah. Addressing report...

  • Workshop on Influenza Surveillance Data begins

    Manipal: A three-day workshop on Influenza Surveillance Data Management, a World Health Organisation sponsored programme, hosted by Manipal Centre for Virus research (MCVR), Manipal University was inaugurated by Dr Kayla Laserson, Country director, Centres for disease control and Prevention (CDC), I...

  • Prakash Rai in Udupi to receive Shivaram Karanth award

    Mangaluru: National Award winning actor Prakash Rai arrived in Udupi to receive the 'Shivarama Karanth Huttura Prashasti' on Tuesday. The actor was accorded a warm welcome at Kulur by DYFI activists. The award is being conferred by the Kotatattu gram panchayat and Dr Shivaram Karanth Trust. The...

  • Tulunadu tales: The story of Malesaavira daiva

    In Tulunadu's folk tales, most deities are basically humans. People who suffered unnatural death, blessings or curses of deities are later transformed and worshipped as deities. Some examples are Koti-Chennaya, Mugerlu, Ali Bhuta, Mukambi Guliga - all of these deities were previously humans. Sa...