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The Plantation Bird

Ganesh H.R

The beautiful Orange-headed Thrush is a frequent sight on the coffee plantations in Coorg.   Its habitat includes the evergreen forests of the Western Ghats. It is usually spotted in well-wooded areas, damp forests and near water streams. It is also found where spices are in abundance, including damp and shady areas. Strangely, the bird…

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Posted in: Destination Nature

“Whether Arabica or Robusta, Every Joe needs his Java cuppa!”   For the uninitiated, ‘Java’, apart from being a computer programming language is also slang for coffee. Arabica and Robusta are the two major varieties of the bean grown in India, the state of Karnataka being its largest producer. Within the state, most of the…

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Posted in: Destination

A Pioneer Coffee Planter

Achayya Mukattira

I would like to introduce to you, Mr. Ivor Bull, a gentleman and a pioneer Coffee Planter, who made a significant impact in stabilizing coffee prices in South India.   Born to a Norwegian father and an English mother in the year 1894, he completed his schooling at Glasgow and became a farmer in Australia….

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The Big Fruit

George Tharakan

The Jackfruit is the largest fruit borne on trees throughout the world.  The Jackfruit tree, a native of South and South East Asia, is a common tree in all coffee plantations, grown for its fruit, valuable timber and purposes of providing shade. The fallen leaves of this tree contribute to organic matter in the soil….

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The mouth-watering Kodava Pandi Curry, eaten with ‘Akki Roti ‘or ‘Kadambuttu’ (Rice Dumplings), is the staple diet of Coorg.   Generally eaten for breakfast, the ‘Pandi Curry’ is a specialty of Coorg and is cooked on all special occasions here. To prepare a delicious Kodava Pandi Curry meal, you will require the following ingredients in…

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Posted in: Culture Destination

The position of the star had been noted, and the date was set. It was that time of the year when one could feel the anticipation and excitement in the air, of the approaching harvest and associated festivities of Huthri. Huthri, the Harvest festival was round the corner – a season that all of Coorg…

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The Indian Farmer

Bavna Achayya

As the summer fades away and the monsoon approaches, the hopeful eyes of the farmer turn towards the sky.   While city dwellers long for less traffic, a farmer prays for a good harvest. The much awaited rains, when they arrive, lash down, lifting the dust from the paddy fields and weaving strange patterns with…

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Posted in: Destination Nature

Kodava Hockey Festival

Deepti Michelle John

Hockey holds a special significance for the Kodavas, who have a rich and lengthy history of being connected with this exciting sport.   Hockey is also a unique aspect of the Kodava culture, reflecting their martial spirit. Interestingly, the district of Kodagu, home to the Kodavas, is considered the ‘cradle of Indian hockey’. Some of…

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