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.