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Many Narcotic drugs are given exotic names by their ardent consumers. Some names are indicative of their unique features like taste, smell and appearance

The Colonelĺs Bequest

Colonel Vaman Raghunath Mirajkar was an illustrious army doctor and surgeon who gave Mangalore a city museum to be proud of. Yet, with typical apathy, we have all but forgotten it.

A Vaastu House

Most of the present day structures pay scant attention to the proper placement of the elements of energy like wind, fire, water and cosmic energy...

Indian Consumers: Arise, awake to urge adaption of Consumer protection bill when the next parliament

Consumer Voice, a consumer protection NGO has started a petition to urge all the political parties to pass the consumer protection bill when the new Parliament meets.

A Mangalorean PM and his RBI Governor Brother: The Extraordinary story of the Benegal Brothers

Despite their glorious legacy and contribution to the nation, the trio of Sir Benegal Narsing Rau, Sir Benegal Rama Rau and Benegal Shiva Rau are today sadly forgotten...

Midbrain activation fraud now spreads to rural areas too!

Our people just want to hang on to their beliefs and the cheats exploit their gullibility and most of the people do not even want to accept that they have been taken for a ride, writes Narendra Nayak


Could the presence of excess DMT in the brain be the reason for certain people to claim affinity to God? The divine experiences felt maybe the outcome of hyperactive DMT in their brain.

Revisiting the Mahatma

In the 150th birth year of the Mahatma, Mahesh Nayak reviews the Gandhian principle of nonviolence

Streamline Central Market Area

What is lacking is the will power and determination on the part of the authorities as well as the elected representatives in solving some of the pressing problems of the city...

Infatuation, Inebriation and Intoxication of a Mughal King

Intoxicant use in Mughal India was not only widespread, it also represented an important part of the empire’s history and culture, writes Dr G ShreeKumar Menon

Santa the Christmas spirit

Mangaluru is always way ahead in celebrating CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR - since the Christian influence has been long, wide and strong.


Pink is the color of happiness and is said to have a tranquilizing effect. This color has been the subject of much debate throughout history, writes Dr G ShreeKumar Menon

There is no higher religion than Truth: Theosophical Society

The Mangalore chapter of the Theosophical Society is well over 100 years now, writes Satya Reddy

Reversing Diabetes - Yes, Positively

Diabetes is often believed to be a life long illness, but I am very happy to carry the good news here, diabetes is reversible.... writes Dr. Raghavendra Bhat

Farewell to an old friend!

Markad Ganesh Kamath was an ordinary man but with extraordinary loyalties to his friends and family,writes Narendra Nayak