Friday, November 5, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Thunder is the spice of the monsoons and the Taste of Thunder is not known to many… Who else but Great MNM has a recipe for every season…Forget seasons… He has solutions for every day…
Just imagine MNM spending 5 and half hours concentrating on peeling the impossible…
We were all excited when we got two packets of the Thunder Mushroom to our office… But who will get the raw Alambe ready for a great dish the next day…? Who else but the one and only ……..
Thanks to two of his friends (MNM Adventure Club members), we had the stink of raw mushrooms the next morning… But that all turned so very delicious and the fragrance spread all over to the envy of the neighbours…
It has been a great Alambe Lunch. Many takers some of whom were unexpected… It was surprising to see the concentration of some who have always been termed as unfocussed and irresponsible. But they prove all their critics wrong. One only wondered if they had shown the same dedication to their regular work…!
There was a guest who was getting ready to prepare her lunch and landed up to enjoy the luncheon meeting. There was yet another who did not know what was going on… A great lunch anyway.
However, the dark clouds still persists… The lunch was expected to be followed by a relishing and spirited evening which did not happen. What a tragic end to a love story…
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Cricket craze is common among youngsters. But here is Melrick Crasta who has an uncommon craze. This third year bio-chemistry student of St Aloysius College in Mangalore, is so crazy of lizards, frogs and snakes that he enjoys catching them.
He handles the little creatures he catches with great care. He holds them on his palms, feels them, tries to observe their behaviour when he holds them and then lets them free. His craze for lizards and frogs developed when he was in seventh standard, as he watched Discovery channel. Melrick has so far caught a worm snake, a rat snake and says the next on his list was to catch an Emerald Tree Python.
Anything can drive you crazy, But it’s lizards and frogs that drives this young man crazy. Isn’t it?
Written by Shreelatha
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
He’s the one guy that girls would love to fall for - if only they knew him. He’s Akhilesh, a shy young lad of 25 whose love for adventure is unfortunately greater than his liking for cute babes. From dense jungles to mighty mountains, he’s been there, done that. Pronto.
A young engineer, an alumni of PA College of Engineering of the city, he is presently the blue eyed boy of L&T in Mysore. His dad, Gokul Bhat is famous for being the funiest man in any party. His mom Anitha is the nicest lady you can find. His friends are all the best people around. No wonder he’s grown up to be the most loveable lad he is. All the best, Akki.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
by Shreelatha Nayak, MNM Club
Mangaloreans have you ever wondered what a prosperous Mangalore might look like? If you have a hard time defining or even visualizing it, the simple answers like religious places, malls, hotels, theatres and biological parks might be collected. Then, are you aware about the existence of a water fall in your very own city, while you travel thousands of miles to a sky scaping waterfall and make it as a destination of trips and excursions. Yes, Mangalore indeed has a waterfall and it is in ‘Manjalpade’, an interior place located 3 kms from Bondel last stop.
It can be described as a forest within the city and again a city within the forest. The place Manjalpade belonging to NMPT harbour consists of a mini water fall and a stream deep inside the dense forest. These falls are delicately and gracefully flowing and relaxes and mesmerizes you with their intricate beauty. The place is also famous for the peacocks present in large numbers. The existence of waterfalls depends heavily on a combination of climate and geology. Hence, the water fall here is at its best during the rainy season. ‘Apart from the local residents very few people are aware of this water fall’, says Ganesh, a localite. It is a cool and calm place to relax and enjoy your weekends with family and friends. The stream is also said to be subterranean and there have been incidents wherein people have drowned here. According to Rithesh, a mechanical engineer, the place is well known for washing trucks. At the same time he regrets that the authorities have made no much effort to maintain this place of importance.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Mangalore: Jyotiraj's Scaling Skill at Chitradurga - The Height of it !
by Mahesh Nayak Bovikan
Pics Rohit S Rao
This young man’s real name is Jyotiraj. But people call him Kotiraja (Monkeyman).
This is because of his amazing ability of rock-climbing which he does with the agility of a monkey. He works as a mason in Chitradurga, the well-known historic town of Karnataka.
He is a familiar sight at the legendary Chitradurga fort, where he is often seen practising his skill on the fort ramparts. It is a treat for visitors to see him do all sorts of mind-boggling stunts fearlessly.
He prefers to climb with his bare hands as he feels using a safety rope is not being brave enough.
The daring young man’s ambition is to create a Guinness record. During our recent visit there, friend Rohit S Rao captured the action blow by blow.
The adventure men
Mahesh Nayak Bovikan taking an interview from Jyotiraj
(Mahesh Nayak is one of the most creative copywriters in the district and also executive editor of 'Mangalore Today' English monthly. Rohit Rao is an entrepreneur and a keen hobby photographer. - Editor)
Don’t drink more than 2-3 pegs
Get up early in the morning
Don’t get depressed or make clients depressed
Don’t borrow petty loans
Don’t recollect past memories (especially girlfriends)
Avoid booze parties & Boozers.
1. Stay out of trouble.
2. Aim for greater heights.
3. Stay focused on your job.
4. Exercise to maintain good health.
5. Practise team work.
6. Rely on your trusted partner to watch your back. Take your time trusting others.
7. Save for rainy days.
8. Rest and relax .
9. Always take time to smile.
10. Realize that nothing is impossible.