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Monthiche Festh: September 8 - Mangalorean Family Festh
Monthiche Festh: September 8 - Mangalorean Family Festh

Monthisaibineche Festh – Celebrates the universal family and harvest rites of thanks giving  traditional among Konkani Catholics rooted Kanara.

The Traditional ?Monthi Festh? Novena of Kanara
The Traditional ?Monthi Festh? Novena of Kanara

With the arrival of September, the monsoons should have ended but global warming and freak weather is drenching Mangalore.

OLD AGE: HELL on EARTH?
OLD AGE: HELL on EARTH?

Skeletal remains of an old lady in Mangalore and elderly couple murder in Udupi has given rise to introspection and conjectures about welfare of the aged; Age need not be a hell on earth if good practices are the rule, writes  I. J. Saldanha-Shet. 

Saint?s relic in Shirva this week
Saint?s relic in Shirva this week

Come August 25, 2011, and the people of coastal region, especially Christians, will have a very rare opportunity to see the sacred relic of St John Bosco, popularly known as ‘Don Bosco’ all over the world.

Aid without Religion Trust registered
Aid without Religion Trust registered

The trust has been named as-the Aid without religion trust with the motto- make AWR not WAR.

MISSION EDUCATION
MISSION EDUCATION

The christian missionary contribution to education in Dakshina  Kannada is  a vital link to current developments in the arena. Dakshina Kannada  has been a cradle of education. It’s peers have held sway influencing learning in a wider perspective, writes i j saldanha-shet

Betheny opens Civil Services Center.
Betheny opens Civil Services Center.

Disha Bethany - Sets up centre in Greater Noida for those Competing in Civil Services Exams – The formal inauguration of which took place on  June 30,2011.

A Surprise Reunion for SAC Class of ?83
A Surprise Reunion for SAC Class of ?83

This was the first time the classmates were being together after more than 25 years. After pre-university, they had all gone their own ways pursuing higher studies and later on to their careers.

Mining and timber lobbies behind opposition to heritage tag?
Mining and timber lobbies behind opposition to heritage tag?

The Karnataka government’s stand opposing the proposal to include scientifically identified areas in the Western Ghats on the Unesco World Heritage List is shockingly short sighted.

Spending time with the children of a lesser god.
Spending time with the children of a lesser god.

These children at the house maintained by the organization called CARDTS and hiv positive have been written about by yours truly quite  few times.

Diocese of Mangalore turns 125
Diocese of Mangalore turns 125

The large and active Roman Catholic Diocese of Mangalore is celebrating its 125th year of existence. Is the momentum of it’s growth sustainable in keeping with world wide open trends and the true spirit of Christianity? I J Saldanha-Shet  looks at the beginnings.

CLOISTERED CARMEL MYSTIC IN MANGALORE
CLOISTERED CARMEL MYSTIC IN MANGALORE

The meaningful hymn that is sung in honour of this saint-in-waiting plainly called  Bl Mariam Baourady, a verse translated from Konkani reads:

Friday the 13th: Why the Fear?
Friday the 13th: Why the Fear?

If there’s one day you don’t want to walk under ladders, break any mirrors, or run afoul of any hockey...

Doing little things for the children of a lesser god!
Doing little things for the children of a lesser god!

The write up about the home for the HIV positive children published in Mangalore Today tugged strings in the hearts of many, writes Prof. Narendra Nayak