Boss is ready



The final shooting schedule for Darshan’s Boss will commence on Monday in Madikeri. The film that started a year ago was in the news for all the wrong reasons. The alleged fallout between Darshan and producer Ramesh Yadav had rumour mills claiming that the big-budget film was shelved.

The graphics has taken four months. Darshan plays a dual role in the film. These and many other things are the reason for the long duration of the film’s making. The alleged misunderstanding between me and Darshan has been blown out of proportion,” says Yadav.

The shooting in Madikeri is for a song that will involve Darshan, Navya Nair and 30 dancers under director R Raghuraj. This will be followed by shooting for the last song with Darshan and Rekha. “The audio of the film will be released by the end of this month. Since only two songs are pending we should be ready for the Censors early December,” says Yadav. This is the producer’s second film with Darshan after Dasa.

Yadav has already registered a new title, ‘Challenge’, which he says is for Darshan. “Darshan is an actor with a mass following who can be compared with Rajinikant, Vijay and Chiranjeevi. These are actors to whom you cannot present just any story and fit them into it.

CPI(M) criticises Yeddyurappa

cpim1Madikeri: The secretary of the Kodagu unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), I.R. Durgaprasad, said Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has “surrendered” to the Reddy brothers to save his position as the Chief Minister.

Speaking to presspersons here, Mr. Durgaprasad accused the central leadership of the BJP of “submitting” itself to the demands of the Reddy brothers in the State. He described it as “a mockery of democracy”.

The way in which the demands of the Reddy brothers and Sriramulu were met by the central leadership of the BJP was an indication of the fact that the Reddy brothers held sway over the administration in the State, he added.

Referring to the removal of the plantation workers from the BPL list by the State Government, Mr. Bharath said it would adversely affect their livelihood and the Government should bring them back in the BPL list.

The Kodagu CPI (M) would support every struggle of the coffee growers in the district, including the proposed Kodagu bandh on November 16, Mr. Durgaprasad announced.

Mr. Vishwanath and the elected representatives from Kodagu should come out with clear statement that the Centre should not consider the demand of certain large growers for including loans borrowed by them for purchasing plantations and lands in the special package. Loan and interest waivers should be extended only to small growers.

[Source: The Hindu]

An affectionate tribute to their alma mater

Alumni of St. Joseph’s Convent

Homecoming: Alumni of St. Joseph’s Convent School at the reunion in Madikeri on Tuesday.

Madikeri: Alumni of St. Joseph’s Convent School came together here on Tuesday and shared their experiences. From being pranksters at school, to sensible and well-settled people now, they reminisced about old times at a function organised to celebrate the institution’s centenary.

Now members of the Former Students’ Association (FSA), they announced a ‘merit scholarship fund’ to encourage meritorious boys and girls at the institution. The announcement was well received as a centenary gift by the school authorities. Many became nostalgic, profusely thanking the institution for all it had given them and fondly appreciated their teachers too. “We felt great when cheering schoolgirls greeted us at the venue,” said Sushi Kushalappa, president of the FSA.

Former students from all over Kodagu district, and those settled in Mysore, Bangalore and other places, turned up for the celebrations that started in the morning. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Ms. Kushalappa said. “Whatever position one reaches in life, gratitude to one’s alma mater and teachers should always remain,” she added. Some members of the FSA presented a pop number called ‘Kinetic energy’, which stole the show.

Schoolgirls presented a Bharatanatya sequence to match the song. Next in line was ‘Down the Ages’, a 10-minute silent show directed by vice-president of the FSA, Shobha Subbaiah. Later, the FSA anthem was sung.

The principal of the school, Sister Cicily Joseph, and the Correspondent, Sister Anne, cut a centenary cake to everyone’s delight.

[Source: The Hindu]

Rs. 6 lakh to be spent on organising hockey tourney

imagescaaiwkv01Madikeri: The annual Nestle-Kodagu Cup Hockey tournament will be conducted at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre here from November 27 to 29, president of the Coorg Hockey Association (CHA) N.U. Mohan Aiyappa said on Tuesday.

Mr. Aiyappa told presspersons that best eight teams — first eight finishers in the Coorg ‘A’ Division Hockey League — would participate in the event.


BBC would play Hathur, Pragathi Hoddur will clash with Cooperative Sports Club from Murnad, Forestsiders from Kanur would cross swords with Wanderers Madikeri while Kakotparambu Sports Club would meet Ammathi Sports Club, according to the fixtures drawn, Mr. Aiyappa said.

Communication gap  

On being asked as to why semi-final matches were not played at the Coorg ‘A’ Division Hockey league that concluded on Monday, Mr. Aiyappa said the CHA had decided in advance not to have semi-final matches. But owing to certain communication gap a few teams were not informed about it.

The CHA was considering introduction of the ‘C’ Division Hockey League in Kodagu to encourage players in the higher primary and high school category, Mr. Aiyappa added.

Each of the eight teams playing in the Nestle-Kodagu Cup could allow five guest players in the team as has been the practice, he said.

Vikram Belliappa of the Nestle Company, the sponsors, said a sum of Rs. 6 lakh would be spent for the conduct of the tournament.

Bopaiah of the Skanda Coffee, partners of the Nestle, and the secretary of the CHA K.P. Subramani were among others present.

[Source: The Hindu ]

Bopaiah lauds Kodagu district

Deputy Speaker K.G. Bopaiah

Deputy Speaker K.G. Bopaiah

Madikeri: Deputy Speaker K.G. Bopaiah on Tuesday said Kodagu district stood first in terms of the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the State. More number of roads would be included under the yojana shortly, he added.

Speaking after inaugurating development works at Chembu village, bordering Kodagu-Dakshina Kannada district, he said that development works were being taken up in the Sampaje, Chembu, Peraje and Karike areas, which were remote and had remained undeveloped.

Karnataka had the distinction of being the second State in the country in the successful implementation of the yojana, Mr. Bopaiah added.

[Source: The Hindu ]