Tulu May Become an Official Language of India
Mangalore, Sept 1: The local government of Karnataka, a state in south west India bordering Goa and Kerala, is campaigning for the local language of Tulu to be recognised as an official language. Tulu is spoken by around 10 million native speakers mainly in Karnataka and a small part of ...Continue Reading...
Demand for statehood for Tulu Nadu, Kodava Land resurfaces following Telengana bifurcation
Mangalore: Following the Telangana development, rumblings of a separatist movement has begun down south in Karnataka as well. Two main separatist groups have got up from their slumber in Madikeri and Mangalore and soon they may surface with demands for carving out Tulu Nadu from Udupi, Dakshina ...Continue Reading...
Mumbai: Billawar Association holds Mahila Kavi Sammelana at Borivali
Mumbai : On account of Mahashivaratri and Womens’ day Mahila Kavi Sammelana was held by Billawar Association Mumbai Borivali local committee on 10th March, 2013 which was presided over by poet Sharada A. Anchan. After her presidential speech she read her own Tulu poem ‘Para Nempu’ which was ...Continue Reading...
Dubai : Dr Veerendra Heggade to Grace ‘Tulu Parba’ Early Next Year
Dubai, Sep 12: Here’s good news for the people of Tulu Nadu, devotees of Dharmasthala and well-wishers of Dr D Veerendra Heggade. The Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala has agreed to be present during the mega ‘Tulu Parba’ to be organised by Tulu Koota Dubai, a vibrant association, ...Continue Reading...
A tailor-made cuisine for the season
“Aati” cuisine, a part of the tradition of “Aati” month, evolved because of the weather of Dakshina region, for economic and health reasons. The cuisine uses forest produce, ingredients that are medicinal and those that are good for health in a season that makes people vulnerable to ill health. ...Continue Reading...
Aati Kalenja, a fading tradition
Come the season of rains, when agriculture activities stop completely, it is Aati Kalenja who roams around the settlements in Tulu Nadu expunging the evils that surrounds. With haldi-painted face, eyebrows, lips, and eyes accentuated with black liner; adorned in a costume made of coconut tree ...Continue Reading...
An ‘inauspicious’ month in Tulu Nadu
No celebrations are held during ‘Aati’ When Nagraj (name changed) approached a bank manager at Pumpwell last month, he was heard asking the manager to release the first installment of his housing loan either before “Aati” or after. It was because Mr. Nagraj believed “Aati” to be an ...Continue Reading...
Tulu Nadu celebrates Nagara Panchami with pomp and gaiety
Mangalore, July 23: Nagara Panchami, one of the ancient and sacred festivals of coastal region, was celebrated with great fervor, pomp and gaiety on Monday as ‘Naga’ occupies a distinct place in Tulu Nadu. It is celebrated on Panchami in Shravan month (fifth day after the new moon ...Continue Reading...
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