Shubra Aiyappa – Coorg model on ramp

Shubra Aiyappa - Coorg model

She beat a horde of Indian ravision beauties to win Ford Model Supermodel of the World Contest in 2005 at the age of 18.

Standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, this Bangalore beauty was born in Coorg and schooled in Baldwin Girls School and Mount Carmel’s College.

Now 21, this lissome beauty has a graceful air about her, which is more evident when she takes to the ramp.

Her ambition is to be a good businesswoman.

…and we wish her all the best 😉

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Continuous protest to urge govt to repair roads

Continous protest will be organised to urge the government to development the state highway stretch between Koodige and Shirangala, said Road Action Committee President Thorenooru Matt pontiff Mallesha Swamiji. 

 Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, the Swamiji said that the Koodige-Shirangala road stretch under Madikeri – Hassan state highway has been completely damaged and not fit for vehicles’ movement.  It has been decided by the villagers of Shirangala, Thorenooru, Hebbale, Koodige and Koodumangaluru to hold continuous protest at a villagers’ meet held at Thorenooru on Saturday, he said adding that an action committee also has been formed.

Zilla Panchayat member V P Shashidhar said that it is unfortunate that the government did not take any decision with regard to the development of road, even though it was remaining in a bad state for the past 15 years. The road stretch, which is filled with potholes, needs to be developed immediately, he added. People of the region would fight in an apolitical way till the government take initiative to develop the road, he said adding that a memorandum in this connection will be sent to the government through MLA Appachuranjan.

ZP former president K P Chandrakala said that the villagers had sumbitted several memorandum to the government. Villagers have lost their patience as the government is not paying heed to their request, she added.


‘Kodagu’s contribution to Indian hockey is immense’

Chairman and Managing Director of Nestle India Antonio Helio Waszyk speaking at the final of the 16th Nestle Kodagu Cup Hockey Tournament in Madikeri on Sunday.

Madikeri: Kodagu’s contribution to Indian hockey is immense and it is truly the “hockey district” of the country, Nellamakkada U. Mohan Aiyappa, president of Coorg Hockey Association (CHA), said here on Sunday.

He was speaking at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) hockey grounds here before the commencement of the final of the 16th Nestle Kodagu Cup Hockey Tournament.

The CHA would continue to promote the cause of hockey in the district, Mr. Aiyappa said, and welcomed the guests on the occasion.

Chairman and Managing Director of Nestle India Antonio Helio Waszyk said visiting here was a nice experience for him.

Mr. Waszyk was introduced to players of the teams that made it to the finals — Kakotparambu Sports and Recreation Club and Hathur Youth Club — on the occasion.

Puchimada B. Harish, veteran hockey promoter, coach, and vice-president of the CHA, was felicitated by Mr. Waszyk for his contribution to the cause of hockey in Kodagu. In an exciting final, Kakotparambu Sports and Recreation Club defeated Hathur Youth Club by a 6-5 margin via tie-breaker.

The winners, who trailed by two goals at the end of the first half, came back strongly to draw level at the end of the regulation time. Charmanna and M.K. Aiyappa got the goals for Hathur while Nikin Thimmaiah (penalty stroke in the 41st minute) and Rathan got the goals for Kakotparambu. Nikin Thimmaiah, Chetan, Mayur Subbaiah and Manjit Kullu scored for the winning team in the tie-breaker while Darshan, Appachu and Girish did so for Hathur.

Bolakkat and Kathiyat, traditional Kodava dances, were performed by artistes at the end of the first half of the match. Guests included Pratap Chittiappa of Skanda Coffee, one of the organisers along with the CHA, Administrative Officer of the SAI Training Centre C.A. Karumbaiah, secretary of the CHA K.P. Subramani and Gururaj of Nestle India.

 -The Hindu