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    June 30th, 2014adminCoffee News

    The Pera Museum in İstanbul has rearranged part of its permanent collection for the summer season, offering its visitors a fresh exhibition that focuses on Turkish coffee rituals and ceremonies from its vast collection of Kütahya ceramics and tiles.

    “Coffee Break: The Adventure of Coffee in Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics” features 105 pieces from the museum’s Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection. The collection dates back to the 1980s and originally consisted of over 800 artifacts representing various periods. A majority of the items in the collection are from the period between the 18th and 20th centuries.

    The renewed concept of the show not only looks at routines and rituals centered on coffee, but also offers insight into Ottoman coffeehouses, which constituted an important element of the public sphere in Ottoman daily life. After the 16th century, coffeehouses increasingly functioned like the “social media” spaces of their times.

    The Pera Museum is located on Meşrutiyet Caddesi, No. 65, in Tepebaşı. The museum is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12 p.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday. İstanbul Today’s Zaman .

    source: http://www.todayszaman.com / Today’s Zaman / Home / Istanbul – Sunday, June 29th, 2014

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    Gulshan Devaiah to play a role loosely inspired by naval commander KV Nanavati and his infamous murder trial in Soni Razdan’s upcoming film

    Gulshan Devaiah

    Gulshan Devaiah

    Mirror was the first one to tell you that Arjun Rampal will play a character inspired by the slain Prem Ahuja in Soni Razdan’s Love Affair-a fictionalised account of the infamous Nanavati Murder Case of 1959. Now, we’ve learnt that Gulshan Devaiah, who was last seen in Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, has been finalised to play the naval officer modelled on Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, who in a crime of passion, shot his wife’s lover Prem Ahuja, and became the fodder for multiple films and books over the decades.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> Entertainment> Hindi> Bollywood / by Ankur Pathak, Mumbai Mirror / June 30th, 2014

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    The Archeological Survey of India had declared Madikeri Palace as a ‘Protected Monument’ way back in 1920. The Palace was constructed by the Haleri rulers.


    With this, the row over ownership of the Palace has received a new twist.

    H C N Odeyar, claiming to be the descendant of Haleri rulers had recently written to the Deputy Commissioner claiming the right over the ownership.

    He had even questioned the ownership of the Palace. According to the available documents, the fort compound wall, and two huge artifacts of elephants belong to the ASI.

    There is no reference to the ownership of the Palace. The land where the Palace is constructed is a paisari land (government land).

    Hence, it had created confusion on the ownership of the Palace.

    In the backdrop of Odeyar’s letter, Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tiwari had directed the Archeological Survey of India and Department of Archeology and Museum to produce the documents related to the Palace.

    Accordingly, the ASI could get the notification of Coorg Chief Commissioner dated November 26, 1920. According to the notification, the Fort and two artifacts of elephants are protected monuments under Ancient Monuments Protection Act -1904.

    To give a large space to the office of the Coorg Chief Commissioner, the palace was dropped from the notification of protected monument.

    The notification on the Palace was denotified in 1924.

    The DC has directed the ASI and Department of archeology and museum to procure documents on the handing over of the Palace and issue a fresh notification.

    Heritage site

    Deputy Commissioner said that the the Deputy Commissioner’s office and Zilla Panchayat office which are now functioning from the Palace building will be shifted shortly.

    Once all the government offices are shifted, then the Palace building will be developed as a heritage site.
    The ASI has been directed to prepare a blue print for the development of the Palace.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / by Srikanth Kallammanavar / Madikeri – DHNS, June 29th, 2014

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    Nidhi Subbaiah made the transition that many actors dream of. The pretty Sandalwood actress made it big with the Kannada film Pancharangi in 2010, for which she even nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She debuted in Bollywood in 2012 with the film Ajab Gazabb Love, in which she was paired with rumoured boyfriend Jackky Bhagnani. And from her tweets, it looks like the pretty young thing is all set for a new movie.

    Nidhi Subbaiah

    Nidhi Subbaiah

    “Off to a new place.. A new movie.. A new adventure.. Winds of change… Wonder what’s in store… Excited..” read a post that Nidhi posted online. Now where she is off to, which movie has she signed, and what the changes and adventures are, only Nidhi can reveal. But sources have told Bangalore Times that Nidhi has signed a Bollywood film under a big banner. We wish her all the best on her new adventure!

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> Entertainment> Kannada> Movies / TNN / June 251st, 2014

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    Model-turned-actor Shubra Aiyappa’s on a high with her debut film, Prathinidhi (in Telugu), doing well. Already working on her second movie, this time opposite Arvind Krishna, Shubra’s now ensuring her career takes the right course.

    “I have been taking some time to sign the right films, now that my first film has done well,” says Shubra. Meanwhile, she’s also brushing up her skills for Bollywood. “I don’t have anything concrete to comment on yet, but yes, I’ve been taking lessons in acting and Hindi diction whenever I have the time, like currently, since I’m on a break between schedules,” says Shubra.

    The actress is clear that career is her priority right now. “With so much on my plate, I’d say I’ve no time for a relationship,” she laughs.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> Entertainment> Kannada> Movies / by Sunaina Suresh, TNN / June 25th, 2014

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    The glamour quotient for Kannada’s Bigg Boss season two seems to be going higher. After names like Harshika Poonacha and Neethu being tossed around as confirmed contestants, the latest one to join that list is dusky Coorg lass and model turned actress Deepika Kamaiah.

    Deepika, who entered Sandalwood with Darshan’s film Chingaari that was directed by choreographer and filmmaker A Harsha, has been a part of some critically acclaimed films in both Tamil and Kannada. Her first tryst with tinsel town was a Tamil film titled Aanmai Thavarel.

    The actress even had a breezy visit ton Bollywood when she had a blink and you miss it role in the initial minutes of Rajkumar Santoshi’s comic caper Phata Poster Nikhhla Hero, which had Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz in the lead roles.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> Entertainment> Kannada> TV / TNN / June 27th, 2014

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    Ajinkya Rahane, left, plays a shot, as Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim watches during their first one-day International cricket match in Dhaka | AP

    Ajinkya Rahane, left, plays a shot, as Bangladesh’s captain Mushfiqur Rahim watches during their first one-day International cricket match in Dhaka | AP

    Mirpur :

    Fine half centuries from Robin Uthappa and Ajinkya Rahane guided India to a comprehensive seven-wicket win (Duckworth-Lewis) over Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Sunday to help the reigning World Champions take a 1-0 lead in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series.

    Chasing a stiff target of 273, India were cruising at 100/1 in 16.4 overs when the skies opened up. Post the rain delay, the visitors were set a target of 150 from 26 overs which they achieved with seven balls to spare. India are playing this tournament without top stars like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Virat Kohli among others.

    Playing his first ODI in six years, Uthappa (50) slammed his sixth half century on his return to the national fold. The exciting right hander, who found his way back in to team after finishing as the highest scorer of the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), hammered three boundaries and sixes each in his 44-ball knock.

    He was well supported by Rahane (64) and the duo gave India the start they needed with a 99-run opening wicket partnership. But soon after Uthappa was found leg before wicket, it started raining heavily.

    After play resumed, India required 50 runs from 9.2 overs.

    Cheteshwar Pujara immediately got out for a duck but man of the match Rahane continued his knock before getting out with India only 15 runs away from the target. Ambati Rayudu (16 not out) and captain Suresh Raina (15 not out) finished things off for India.

    Earlier after electing to bat, the hosts put up a competitive total despite a slow start with good performances coming from the middle-order.

    Bangladesh suffered an early blow with opener Tamim Iqbal perished for a duck after playing 11 deliveries. Mominul Haque (6) also followed soon but other opener Anamul Haque (44) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (59) forged a partnership to steady their ship.

    After the two got out, with the score at 134/4, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (52) and Mahmudullah (41) joined hands to take Bangladesh past the 200-run mark and also upped the run rate.

    Lower down the order Nasir Hossain (22), Mashrafe Mortaza (18) and Abdur Razzak (16 not out) kept the momentum going with a few lusty blows to take them to 272/9.

    Indian pacer Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers, clinching 3/48 while leg spinner Amit Mishra took 2/55. Debutant spinners Parvez Rasool (2/60) and Akshar Patel (1/59) together scalped three wickets.

    Brief scores: Bangladesh 272/9 in 50 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 59, Shakib Al Hasan 52, Anamul Haque 44; Umesh Yadav 3/48, Amit Mishra 2/55, Parvez Rasool 2/60) lost to India 153/3 in 24.5 overs (D/L) (Ajinkya Rahane 64, Robin Uthappa 50, Ambati Rayudu 16 not out; Shakid Al Hasan 2/27, Mashrafe Mortaza 1/25).

    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com / The New Indian Express / Home> Cricket> News / by IANS / June 15th, 2014

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    Growers should concentrate on floriculture, pisciculture and piggery units along with coffee, said Shimoga Agriculture University Vice Chancellor Dr C Vasudevappa.


    Speaking at a policy dialogue on future of coffee based economy of Kodagu organised by National Research Programme on Plantation Development (NRPPD), Agricultural Scientist Forum, Coorg Planters Association and Bangalore Institute for Social and Economic Change, he said that farmers should not depend on single crop for livelihood. Along with coffee, other crops should be grown.

    The growers should focus on technology, quality in coffee, improvised processing technologies to fetch profit.

    Coffee Board former vice president N M Bose Mandanna said that there are 90 per cent small growers.

    The Board and the Centre should come to solve the problems faced by the growers. Coffee is part of Kodagu’s life. When the prices slashed in 2004, the growers did not stop growing coffee.

    Institute for Social and Economic Change (Bangalore) Prof P G Chengappa said that on the lines of National Horticulture Mission, Coffee Mission should be set up. The Central government and the Coffee Board should also focus on marketing of the coffee. “We have failed in marketing coffee,” he added.

    Dr K J Joseph of NRPPD, ISEC Director Dr Binay Kumar Patnaik, and ASFK President Dr B C Nanjappa among others were present.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DHNS – Madikeri, June 07th, 2014

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    June 24th, 2014adminEducation

    Capt (IN) Ben H Berson assumed charge as the new principal of Sainik School Kodagu, at Kudige, near Kushalnagar, Kodagu district, recently.


    After assuming charge, he said, “Every life needs a dream, every dream needs a plan, every plan needs a team”. He said, with team spirit, India can become the best country and Sainik School Kodagu, the best school in the world.

    He briefed about his plan of action, expressing that his prime area of concern was development of intellectual and emotional faculties of cadets and staff as well as academic infrastructure in the campus.

    Earlier, Berson was accorded an elegant guard of honour and received by Wg Cdr M K Khan, the headmaster, and Lt Cdr A P Ajesh, the registrar. A special assembly was held on the occasion, wherein the headmaster introduced the incumbent principal. During the function, Princy Berson gave away prizes to cadets, who had excelled in various competitions. Saira Khan, president of the Kodagian Ladies Club, was present.

    Captain (IN) Berson had headed the faculty for Basic Sciences and Humanities at INA Ezhimala earlier. After getting his engineering degree from Karunya, Coimbatore, he was commissioned as a direct entry officer into the Education Branch of the Indian Navy in 1991.

    He has served as instructor and registrar at the erstwhile Naval Academy at Goa and Senior Education Officer at INS Dronacharya and INS Shivaji. He was also the Deputy Director at the Naval Institute of Education and Training Technology, Kochi.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / Mysore, DHNS – June 19th, 2014

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    Kuala Lumpur:

    India bagged their second title at the Tri-Nation squash doubles tournament here on Thursday when Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa emerged winners in the women’s doubles final.

    Pallikal and Joshna rallied to beat New Zealand’s Joelle King and Amanda Landers Murphy 8-11, 11-5, 11-1 at the National Squash Centre.

    Hosts Malaysia were the other country to participate in the three-day event, seen as a warm-up to the next month’s Commonwealth Games.

    It was Pallikal’s second title in as many days after she won the mixed doubles with Saurav Ghosal.

    The Indians put up a commendable show considering they are busy playing singles for major part of the season.

    Pallikal said it was good practice for the Glasgow Games beginning July 23. “I am glad to have won the doubles too. We started off slow today but got better as the match progressed. Joshna played some amazing shots to shock our opponents,” Pallikal told PTI.

    She alongside Joshna stunned the mighty Malaysian pair of Nicol David and Low Wee Wern in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

    “The win here does a lot of good to our confidence going into the Commonwealth Games. Winning there is our main aim and this tournament helped us understand where we stand in the pecking order. Among top Commonwealth nations, only England and Australia were not here. It was a good test overall,” said the singles World No. 10.

    How tough is it switch to doubles while playing singles on the professional tour?

    “It is tough but you have to switch off, switch on when necessary,” Pallikal added.

    source: http://www.ibnlive.in.com / IBN Live / Home> Sports> Other Sports / Press Trust of India / June 19th, 2014

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