India's medical education needs a total revamp
With the availability of multiple medical courses in the country, today many more students are opting for a career in medicine. However, for many Indian students, the dream of becoming a doctor and fulfil their aim of making a difference in one’s life is often faced by several impediments.
Medini youth are all single, but none lucky enough to mingle!
Karwar: This village is tucked like a secret in the womb of Uttara Kannada district. Deprived of roads and lights and all the facilities that are no more a luxury, Medini in Kumta taluk is sulking in isolation and solitude! The neglect and isolation is taking a toll on the village youth and it is no more a surprise why the young men from the village are not getting married.
Miss GSB fame Madhura Shenoy redefines 'Jack of all trades, master of none'
Mangaluru: A prominent American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner once said, “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Some people in this world are born with passion, determination and true spirit to achieve something in life and explore it to the fullest. For such, hurdles and challenges do not matter as they believe in themselves and make the best of their talent and skills to achieve milestones. Such is Madhura Shenoy, who wishes to do more and go beyond her limitations.
Lady Lit grad with big job experience delivers food for Zomato proudly
Mangaluru: ‘’If you don’t get a suitable job for your educational qualification, don’t be frustrated. You don’t hesitate to do any work which supplements your income. But make sure that your earning is legal. That is enough”, says Meghana Das, a resident of Urwa, who opted for food delivery profession in an online food delivery company ‘Zomato.’
Kolnadu GP in Bantwal has unspoken bond with Mahatma Gandhi!
Mangaluru: A nondescript village of Kolandu in Bantwal taluk has a deep connection with Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. This tiny village is the only Gram Panchayat in the state (and probably in the entire nation too) to be called 'Gandhi Grama'. The Panchayat office flaunts this unique status out on its welcome board proudly.
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.
Once-in-60 yrs aphrodisiac cum anti-inflammatory bamboo rice in great demand
Mangaluru: A small stall at the fruit fest and jackfruit fest organised jointly by Pilikula Biological Park and Dakshina Kannada district's agricultural associations at Pilikula, Urban Hath was the centre of attraction. A Kerala based farmer K P Bhat was selling bamboo rice which is also called as 'Rajan Akki' in the small stall. Though the price for the bamboo rice was very high, many people were seen buying it for its medicinal value. As bamboo rice increases libido and fertility, it is also called as `Vamshalochana.`
Spearhead to sow a SEED - Social Support for Education and Employment of Dropouts
Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd., in collaboration with Unique Edu Skills International, Belthangady, have come up with the concept of SEED: “Social Support for Education and Employment of Dropouts” It’s a platform that provides an opportunity for people who want to give back to society what they have gained from it. And there are many. But none like CA Valerian Dalmaida.
Victor's offerings to Hindu temples create water in barren borewells!
Mangaluru: Victor D'Silva, a resident of Gundel village in Kallamundkur, Kinnigoli, has dug four borewells but despite going down upto a depth of around 600 ft, he could not get even a drop of water in all of them. When he was frustrated, some people opined that his land must have 'Naga Dosha' (wrath of Serpent God) and advised him to give offerings to Subrahmanya and Dharmastala temples. Victor was also told to offer tender coconut to 'Jumadi Daiva', silver glass to 'Kodamanithaya Daiva' and mass at his native church. Victor decided to do all of these, if he would get sufficient water.
SDMIT students promise 'Raksha' to rural women for 'those difficult days'
Mangaluru: A lot of awarness has been created on personal hygiene for women and a huge section of women have been opting for sanitary pads. These pads available in market come with fancy claims, but they have a flipside to them. Apart from health issues, one more cause of concern of using these napkins is the environmental issues.
Aren’t they one amongst us?
Mangaluru: India, a land which has a rich background of mythology believes in the incarnations that the Gods and Goddesses have evolved in. In this Lord Vishnu is believed to be the only God to have taken the form of a woman in the form of “Mohini”, who had seduced the demons during the “Samudra Manthana” (churning of the ocean). On the other hand Lord Shiva who had taken the form of half male and half female as “Ardhanarishwara” (Shiva and Parvathy being one body).
I love chilling with Adarsha’s organic ice cream
Adarsha, a 27-year-old youth from Uppinangady is selling his unique ‘Made in India’ organic products in the Mangaluru. Every Sunday from 7 to 10:30 a.m. 27-year-old Adarsha Subraya sells his organic ‘Made in India’ ice creams in the Organic market at PM Rao Road at Hampankatta in Mangaluru.
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?!
Can Karnataka ban the bottle?
Preethi Nagaraj, Senior Journalist examines the reasons why nearly 4000 women from north and central Karnataka marched to Bangalore in early January and uncovers the heart rending stories of alcohol addiction they had to narrate and relates it to the perpetual dilemma of popular governments – to ban or not to ban… in this case alcohol!
Dare to dream and be wise to wake up and act: Dr Vishal Rao US
He is a rare combination of a dreamer, doctor, and an innovator. Known for his positive and motivational attitude, his dynamic range of acquaintances and a sense of adventure that knows no bounds, Dr. Vishal Rao for sure is not the usual doctor you will come across.
School dropouts continue to rise; is there a solution?
The report card of government schools in Karnataka is quite poor, if these numbers are anything to go by, as many as 8,318 children (63%) dropped out of school at the start of the 2017-18 academic year, according to a state survey under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Among these, 7,807 were between the ages of seven and 13 years.
Yakshagana season ends: Stars of folk theatre struggle for living!
Mangaluru: The Yakshgana artists are not mere performers. They are icons who bring Gods, Goddesses, kings, queens and even demons alive on stage. Unfortunately, their stardom fades off with the break of dawn and now that the season of Yakshagana comes to an end, these 'stars' of the dusk return to their homes with a very big question- the question of survival.
From shore to door: DK district admin takes sand sale online!
Mangaluru: In order to prevent illegal sand mining and transportation, Dakshina Kannada district has started a new system of booking sand through online portal and people have already started booking sand. A total of 43 orders have already been placed and as many as 18 orders have been completed.
Newskarnataka's Brian Fernandes named in top 10 of the Quint's My Report Debate II
The results of the Second Edition of the My Report Debate conducted in English and Hindi by The Quint.com - a reputed national news portal are out. Team Newskarnataka is proud that one of its teammates, Brian Fernandes, the CEO of the Spearhead Media Group (the owners of Newskarnataka.com and Karnataka Today, the reputed Karnataka focussed English monthly Magazine) made it to the top ten in the English Category.
You have forced us to drink toilet water, say banners on DK water crisis
Mangaluru: Two banners have been placed in the city asking the officials of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) not to remove them, unless and until the other flex, banners and hoardings are also removed by them. The banners in question reflect the ire of the people against the elected representatives for the water crisis in the Dakshina Kannada district. The images of these two banners have gone viral on social media and have received hundreds of comments, likes and shares.