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  • Konkani artistes, writers condemn 'murder' of Konkani language by Konkani Sahitya Academy

    Mangaluru: Konkani artistes and writers have condemned the 'murder' of Konkani language by the Karnataka Konkani Academy.In a press release, the Konkani Writers and Artistes' Association (KWAA) has expressed its anguish saying Konkani Sahithya Academy, which has been getting grants to the tune of ...

  • Tulunadu tales: Gili Rama

    Many deities in Tulunadu folklore are born as ordinary people but perform extraordinary deeds. In the end, they turn into deities through a tragic incident. One such brave man who turned into a deity was Gili Rama. According to "Daivaradane Jijnaasegalu" by Dr. Bannanje Baabu Ameen, Gilirama ...

  • 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 ...

  • Writer Aravind Adiga leads DSC Prize shortlist

    London: Indo-Australian writer Aravind Adiga, winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2008, has been shortlisted along with four other writers for the the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. Noted Tamil writer Perumal Murugan's novel "Pyre" has failed to make the cut from the ...

  • Athlete Malathi Holla, 4 others receive Chunchashree Award

    Mandya: The Chunchashree Awards 2017 were presented at a grand function at the BGS Hall, Adichunchanagiri Mutt, in Nagamangala on Sunday Instituted by the Adichunchanagiri Mutt, this year's winners include para athlete from Bengaluru Malathi Holla, and Haryana's Sakshi Malik, Uttara Kannada's ...

  • Tulu writer Dr Amrutha Someshwar receives Bhasha Samman Award

    Mangaluru: Renowned Tulu writer Dr Amrutha Someshwar was presented with the Kendra Sahitya Akademi's 'Bhasha Samman Award-2016' at the KS Hegde Hospital auditorium, Deralakatte, on Thursday. Jnanpith winner Dr Chandrashekhar Kambara presented the award to Dr Someshwar. Speaking on the ...

  • Legendary theatre actor Enagi Balappa passes away at 103

    Bengaluru: Theatre actor Enagi Balappa passed away on Friday morning. from age related illness at Enagi village, near Savadatti in Belagavi district. He was 103. Born Balappa Karibasappa Lokur in 1914, he came to be known as Enagi Balappa, as drama enthusiasts connected the actor with his ...

  • Konkanis in Bengaluru recall forgotten traditions at two-day workshop

    Bengaluru: The importance of preserving one's traditions was emphasized at a two-day workshop on Konkani songs organised by the Kanara Catholic Association (KCA) at The Park Residency Hotel in Bengaluru.The workshop was held on Jun 18-19 and graced by musician and philanthropist Eric Ozario.In the ...

  • Yakshagana artiste Gangaiah Shetty collapses on stage, dies

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2017-03-23 13:05 Mangaluru: One of the most revered artiste of Kateel Yakshagana Mela, Gerukatte Gangaiah Shetty (63) breathed his last while performing on the stage near Mangaluru.Gangaiah Shetty was performing at the 'Kateelu Kshetra Mahatme' organised at ...

  • In M'luru, a 'chaulopanayana' ceremony with a difference

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2017-02-18 17:32 Mangaluru: Parents of two-and-a-half-year-old Arnav conducted their son's 'chaulopanayana', a ceremony held by the GSB community while cutting the child's hair for the first time, in a unique way.In a noble gesture, Parents Ashwin Prabhu and ...

  • Galaxy of eminent speakers to attend Vishwa Konkani Alumni's event in M'luru

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2017-02-16 17:13 Mangaluru: Vishwa Konkani Alumni (VAA) is organising a day-long event called 'Prerna – A Confluence of Ideas and Motivation' on Feb 18 at the TV Raman Pai Convention Hall, Mangaluru.The event will be inaugurated by Brigadier CMF Prabhu and ...

  • Now, Kambala organisers to defy interim ban, hold buffalo race on Jan 28

    Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2017-01-23 14:25 Moodbidri: Moved by the success of Jallikattu movement in Tamil Nadu, the organisers of Kambala have decided to defy the High Court ban and to hold the buffalo race on January 28. A decision in this regard was taken by Kambala committee at ...