The Unending Hole In The Pot!
Pot Holes are a bane for the urban commuter in Karnataka and very specifically Bengaluru. They have caused fatalities, grievous injuries and destroyed families. Why do they occur, who is and can be held responsible, and are they? These questions are answered by Merlin Francis (Twitter: @franc_merlin) as she delves deep into the pothole that has no end.
Fish Vends - No Longer A Fishy Tale
New vends are redefining the way fish is sold in the fish loving city of Mangaluru. M Raghuram tell us more
From Gold To Plastic - The Tale Of An Orphaned Sports Hero!
Harsha Raj Gatty and Vineet V.V meet Geetha Bai, an award winning power lifter who has been reduced to selling plastic to make ends meet. Oh! The plight of our sports heroes!
Karnataka Assembly Elections Anti-Incumbency Evident In Mangaluru North Constituency
Deekshith D.V traveled the length and breadth of the Mangaluru North Constituency to unravel voters’ thoughts ahead of the state’s assembly elections next year.
Karnataka Gets Its First Chess Grand Master!
“It has taken me longer than I expected to secure the Grand Master rating mainly due to a lack of permanent sponsorship”, Karnataka’s first Chess Grand Master told R. Uday Kumar during a wide ranging chat in which he discussed his motivation, and displayed his determination to win more laurels for the state.
Share A Smile And Make A Difference
Y Maheswar Reddy recently met Sameer Hasan, a software engineer, who loves to see people smile, because of him!
Mahindra KUV100 NXT A New Ride For The Millennial
The facelifted Mahindra KUV100 has officially gone on sale in India. The refreshed model comes with about 40 new updates and features which is why the company has rechristened it ‘KUV100 NXT’. Karthick Annamalai examines the claim.
Lakes On High-Beautiful Beyond Comparison!
Vidya Deshpande takes us high up into the Himalayas to witness the beauty of two of the largest fresh water high altitude lakes of India.
Travel. Be A Great Leader- Here's How!
Travel is delightful. It relaxes, enriches the eye and the soul, and generally reinvigorates. That is something we all know. But it also provides us with invaluable business leadership skills, says Deepshikha Dhankhar
Assembly Polls: Is Amit Shah The X Factor?
As Karnataka’s assembly elections approach, the BJP is trying to find the right approach to dislodge the Congress in the state. “Who better than the master political strategist, BJP national president, Amit Shah, to strategize, advise and motivate the cadre towards victory?”, ask journalists M Venkatesh and Suneet Shukla
Religion Should Be Confined To Four Walls Of The House: KS Nissar Ahmed
This year’s Mysuru Dasara festivity, the pride of Karnataka’s cultural calendar, will go down in the annals of history as a unique one. Nissar Ahmed, poet laureate and a Muslim, will for the first time in the 400 year history of the Mysuru Dasara, inaugurate the festivity. R. Uday Kumar spoke to him soon after his name was announced by the Karnataka Government.
At This Church, God And The Faithful Communicate In Tulu
Tulu the central language of the coastal districts surprisingly does not find a place in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Tulu heartland. But a Church in Pavoor, Kerala continues to honour the language, conducting Holy Masses in Tulu for more than a hundred years now. Divya Cutinha has more.
Kodagu's First Agri Company - By Farmers, For Farmers
Selling branded agricultural products is now no longer the marketing preserve of MNC’s and huge Indian FMCG giants like Patanjali. Both the Central and State governments have, through their farmer welfare schemes, provided an enabling mechanism to the ordinary famer to build their own brands. Indresh Coovercolly has more.
Siddaramaiah's Indira Canteens Kick-Off, But Controversies Galore
With the Indira Canteen, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has served a few controversies and raised the question: Is it a subsidized food counter or a political plank to help the Congress return to power next year? Merlin Francis examines…
Mysuru's NR Group Adding Fragrance To Society
The story of the N R Group of Mysuru and its Founder N Ranga Rao is inspiring. It’s not the typical “rags to riches” story but it comes close. His dedication, hard work and entrepreneurship qualities stand out in this story of grit and determination penned by R. Uday Kumar.
A Village From Karnataka Enters The Limca Book Of Records
Vyachakurahalli, a village with 274 dwellings, recently (2015) achieved the feat of becoming the first smokeless (whilst cooking) village in the country. This once nondescriptive village in Gauribidanur taluk in Chikballapur district in Karnataka, has added one more feather to its cap by entering the Limca Book of Records 2017 recently. Y Maheswara Reddy visited the village to find out more.
Karnataka's Rain Man Prasad Counting Drops Of Water
Rainfall is a boon to any agrarian household. They wait for it and often count on it. Even as they count on it, they don’t count the falling drops. But there is one man who does, in the Sullia Taluk of Dakshina Kannada District and he has been doing so since 1975. Harsha Raj Gatty visited this Rain Man as he is fondly called and filed this story.
Vijay Prakash, The Golden Voice Of Karnataka
Vijay Prakash is undoubtedly the number one male singer in Sandalwood today. Indeed, he is the only member of the You Tube 1 crore views club!. Vedanth has more on this hit singer of Sandalwood.
With The Compass SUV, The Jeep Brand Is Headed In The Right Direction
Karthick Annamalai reviews the Jeep Compass for Karnataka Today’s readers.
Raj Shetty's Debut Film Ondu Motteya Kathe Is A Golden Egg!
Raj Shetty is the man of moment. He has become a star with his debut film “Ondu Motteya Kathe” (the story of one egg) doing good business at box office. The lad from Mangaluru, who is bald in real life has made baldness cool with “Ondu Motteya Kathe”. He has not only acted as lead in the film, but has also has directed the film. Made on a tight budget, the film has actors from Mangaluru. Initially slated to be a short film, it was made into a feature film. Top celebrities like Puneeth Rajkumar, Ganesh, Rakshit Shetty and Prajwal have praised the film. In an exclusive interview with Vedhanth of Karnataka Today, Raj opens up:
Have A Whale Of A Time... Watching Whales!
Vidya Deshpande, our resolute travel correspondent says sighting this giant creature in the sea is an adrenalin-pumping experience you don’t want to miss on a trip to Sri Lanka.
Destigmatizing Sexual Therapy To Promote Sexual Health
Samiksha Jain, Sexual Health and Relationship Counsellor & Vidya Bhat – Happy Relationships describe the changing attitudes towards seeking sexual therapy derived from a study they have conducted.
Cooking Up A Rice Story?
None of the lab reports across the country have found plastic in rice samples. Bangalore researchers’ exhaustive analysis concluded the so-called plastic rice is not plastic after all; it’s just plain bad rice says Samantha Machado (Twitter: @ SamanthaMachado)
Birds Of A Feather Come Together To Create A World Record
This Mysore aviary just set the Guinness world record for ‘most bird species in an aviary’. The man behind this amazing initiative is Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji. He is not only a collector of rare and exotic birds but also a healer who rescues endangered, injured and abandoned birds only to restore their health. R. Uday Kumar visited the aviary and filed this report.
Are Karnataka's Civil Servants Under Undue Pressure?
The mysterious death of Karnataka-cadre IAS Officer Anurag Tiwari in Lucknow has reignited discussions about the power and depth of the state bureaucracy’s alleged dark underbelly. Samantha Machado (Twitter: @ SamanthaMachado) explores
K Mathai: 27 Transfers In Nine Years Thereby Hangs A Tale
Karnataka Administrative Officer (KAS) officer K Mathai, known perhaps more famously as a whistleblower, is a rare breed of sincere and honest public servants. Mathai who joined KAS after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Air Force (IAF) has created a record in the annals of the Karnataka Civil Service by filing a complaint with Lokayukta against four IAS officers E.V. Ramana Reddy, Ms (Dr) Kalpana Gopalan, Dr T K Anil Kumar and M. Lakshminarayana. In a brief interview, Mathai explains to Y Maheswara Reddy under what circumstances he was compelled to take this bold and rare initiative.
The Taxman: Good Cop, Bad Cop Strategy
Its return filing time. With demonetization last year, this year’s returns are crucial for the government in its quest to widen the tax base, increase the tax revenue, and generally drive people to be more honest with the government than they have been in the recent past. How will they do it? Brian Fernandes examines
Henry D'Silva's Konkani Film 'Nashibacho Khell' Breaks New Ground To Celebrate 400 Shows Within A Year
He may have suspected he had a hit on his hands, but little did he know that within the year it would reach 400 shows - It is slated to celebrate its 400th show within a year of its release in London. A proud moment for its producer, Henry D’Silva, a Mangalorean by birth and a Mumbaikar by domicile as it is for all Mangaloreans. Henry D’Silva spoke exclusively to Karnataka Today’s managing editor Brian Fernandes on his journey into the film industry.
Honda WR-V - A First Look
The Honda WR-V is Honda’s first ever model in the sub-4 metre SUV segment and will be positioned between the Honda Jazz and the Honda BR-V. Karthick Annamalai takes a first look at this new entrant to the compact SUV segment.
Holi In Krishna's Land - It's Different!
The spring festival of Holi is celebrated very differently in Braj Bhoomi (or Land of Krishna) with showering each other with colours, flowers and even raining blows with lathis! Vidya Deshpande helps us celebrate with them.