These super-girls are saving the earth by busting menstrual myths!
Killing two birds with one stone is a common expression, albeit a violent one, but it is seldom used because being able to accomplish two goals with one action is not so easy. A group of teenage girls from Pune, however, have managed to do just that and improve many people's lives in the process.
Soap maker by passion, this Mangalurean woman adds the jackfruit magic!
Mangaluru: Jackfruits are a common sight in Mangaluru and almost every part of it, including the seeds, is used either for consumption or for some or the other purpose. If you search the term "jackfruit uses" on Google, you will find numerous articles about its health benefits and recipes. According to WebMD, "Jackfruit is taken by mouth as an aphrodisiac or for diabetes. Jackfruit paste is applied to the skin for poisonous bites. Also, the wood of the jackfruit tree is used to make furniture or musical instruments." But did you ever, in your wildest dreams imagine that jackfruit could be used as a soap?!
Track your compulsions: Teen's app on OCD comes as silver lining
Bengaluru: Kaajal Gupta is a 17-year-old coding prodigy who struggles with Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The daughter of Anunay Gupta, Managing Director at JP Morgan and Chase and Jyotsna Bapat, a professor at IIIT-B, Kaajal has been struggling with OCD ever since she was 13-years-old and after around two years of living with the illness, she learned how to manage it with the help of her family, friends and therapist.
To train or not to train? Is that still the question?
Bengaluru: Thousands of cars travel to and from the Kempegowda International Airport from in and around the city, every single day and the numbers are only going up. Considering this, it is shocking to note that the only access to the KIAL is via the roadways that are getting increasingly congested with the increase in the number of vehicles.
"The Villain" brings out the villain in fans; Prem gets scathing attacks
Bengaluru: A Jogi Prem directorial, "The Villain" was released on October 18, following a lot of promotion and hype. Bookings for the movie were opened even before the release with each ticket costing Rs 400 in multiplexes and Rs 200 in single screen cinema halls. The movie had a wide release across the state and fans were pumped to see two of Sandalwood's biggest stars on the big screen.
Dancing Tigresses to make their debut this Dasara
Mangaluru: In Mangaluru, Barke Friends, headed by Barke Yaddu, is the most popular troupe of tiger dancers and has been performing for the last 26 years. Now, for the first time, the Barke friends will be launching a group of young tigresses this Dasara season. Sixteen trained young girls aged between 5 and 17, will don the guise of powerful tigresses and enthral the Mangalureans during the Dasara procession.
3 musketeers, one and all for afforestation, to vroom through 3 nations
Mangaluru: Floods and landslides have been experienced in various parts of the country and a trio of like-minded men from the Mangalore Bulls Motorcycle Club, have taken it upon themselves to spread the message that afforestation is the answer to avert such disasters from happening again. Combining their passion for riding motorcycles and their desire to spread awareness, Sudheer Kumar, Shan Kallangadi and Saheer Kumble are on an adventurous ride to spread the message- Plant Trees and Prevent Floods.”
Pup encased in tar breathes free, now awaits adoption
Mangaluru: A seven to eight-month-old puppy was found covered almost entirely covered in tar near MRPL E-Gate at Bajpe on Friday, September 7. He was found by Yousif, stuck to a wooden board and able to move only his eyes. Yousif immediately arranged for a vehicle to take the pup to the Animal Care Trust shelter in Shakthinagar...
Manmarziyaan: A typical yet refreshingly modern love story
"Manmarziyaan" gives us a glimpse of what real relationships can be like and how people, though victims of their circumstances, can break the cycle of misery by making a choice and sticking by them. It's entertaining, warm and humorous. Definitely worth a watch with friends and family.
Stree: A refreshingly unique story with slightly less unique characters
Stree is based on an urban legend in Chanderi where a female ghoul hunts the men of the town. According to the legend, she calls the men by their name and when they look back, she takes them away and leaves only their clothes behind. As none of the missing men has ever returned, no one knows what happens to them once they go missing. The only effective way known to the townsfolk to keep the ghoul away is to write "O Stree, Kal Aana" on their walls and stay inside.
What reduced the serene Kodagu to a pile of debris and slosh?
Kodagu: For the nature-worshipping and revering indigenous people of Kodagu, the recent devastation across the district has come as a huge blow. The Kodavas are a largely agrarian community who have lived in harmony with nature for centuries and the recent calamities and the extent of devastation that has been caused, the Kodavas are now in a retrospection mode.