Friday, November 5, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

MNMs Great Alambe Lunch

When it rains it is always expected that there is something special… It indeed was really special on Friday.

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…

These days it is raining cats and dogs, but MNM is not perturbed. He is serious to the core. Not just for himself but for all his friends…

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

Melrick Crasta

Crazy Guy

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

[[Akki Boy]]

Adventure is his second name!

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

MNM Adventure Club Members 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


MNM Club (Ladies Wing) celebrates Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) which celebrated on the 8th of March every year, is a important day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for woman's economic, political and social achievements.

Mrs. Suchitha Nanda Gopal, president of MNM Club (Ladies Wing) lit the lamp in front of Late Indira Gandhi's portrait and inaugurated the 100th International Woman's day program. Later addressing the women she said, "Recognition for a lady is very much important and when we get the opportunities, we have to grab it and act accordingly. Many women are getting opportunities but they are not utilizing it. This is a male dominant world and we women hesitate to compete with men. Why we selected 8th March to solve our problems, by holding large-scale events that honour a women's advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that woman's equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life." Further continuing she said, "The hands that rock the cradle will rule the world." She said that by involving in political and industrial fields, women can achieve a lot in the society as well as they can rule the country like Mrs. Late Indira Gandhi.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Manjalpade - Hidden Glory
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

2010: Decennial Year for MNM Club

2000 to 2010: It’s an Adventures and Fearless decade to MNM Club. The club was founded by Mr. Mahesh Nayak in 2000, when the world was threatened with Y2K menace. Through the decade the club was achieved all its goals and motto and is proud of all the members and their achievements.

Now the main responsibility of the club is to save the world from the Mayan Calendar menace in 2012 and we are ready to take all those challenges every moment of our life. The future plans and decennial year celebration programme will be published after our next Club meeting.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Picture of the Month

(MNM the first person in the Moon)

MonkeyMan - Jyotiraj

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

A close brush with history: Rohit Rao (standing) enjoys the fun as Mahesh Nayak gets out of the point where the celebrated 'Onake' Obavva, wife of a sentry on the ramparts of the Chitradurga fort, ruled by Madakari Nayaka, is said to have single-handedly battered several invading soldiers of Hyder Ali of Mysore. She did so using an 'onake' Kannada for the pestle used to de-husk rice. She finally got killed by the rest of the soldiers.

(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)

New Year Resolutions for Mahesh Nayak

Gundert’s New Year Resolutions for Mahesh Nayak

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.

Happy New Year all MNMs

MNM's Ten Great Tips For 2010

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.