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Kodava Heritage Centre deserted
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Kodava Heritage Centre deserted

March 20, 2019

Plans on to revive the unique Centre at Madikeri after Lok Sabha Elections By Prasad Sampigekatte While a unique Kodava Cultural Centre on a sprawling 15-acre land at the sleepy and picturesque Balugodu, 6 km from Virajpet in Kodagu is attracting Kodava community members in hordes for marriages and other social, cultural and community gatherings,…

Natural disaster and disease hit honey production in Kodagu
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Natural disaster and disease hit honey production in Kodagu

November 12, 2018

Madikeri: Floods and landslides that struck Kodagu in August this year not only affected human beings and wildlife but also honey bee families that have a special relationship with nature. Vanishing natural food and biting cold, has resulted in the spread of Thai Sac Brood disease, which is said to have originated in Thailand. The…

Saving lives: A Braveheart’s account
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Saving lives: A Braveheart’s account

August 26, 2018

Madikeri:  This is one of those daring moments that confronts a man’s life especially during onslaught of nature’s fury and this is the time to show spunk, grit, determination and presence of mind. All these qualities were in abundance when the former Zilla Panchayat President Shantheyanda Ravi Kushalappa, with his bold moves, rescued hundreds of…

Rains destroy not only houses, but marriages too in Kodagu
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Rains destroy not only houses, but marriages too in Kodagu

August 22, 2018

By Prasad Sampigekatte Madikeri: Torrential rains in Kodagu has not only caused floods and landslides but also destroyed marriages. Soon after the rainy season (monsoon), the Shravana begins and with that, the marriage season which is suspended during Ashada, begins again. Whether one is rich or poor, months and years of planning goes into a…

Kodava Heritage Centre ABANDONED
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Kodava Heritage Centre ABANDONED

March 26, 2018

By Prasad Sampigekatte, Madikeri, Kodagu Kodava “Ain Mane” (ancestral home), where all members belonging to a particular family lived, is a mere tradition now as elders have gone, families have split and migrated in search of greener pastures. “Ain Mane” has an important role in the socio-cultural traditions of Kodavas. Each “Ain Mane” belongs to an…

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