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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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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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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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A mini Tibet in Coorg

Deepak Amembal

A mini Tibet in South India, 2,000 kilometres from Tibet! To know the Tibetan way of life and to see the Golden Temple, the people in South India need not venture very far from their homes. A few kilometres from Madikeri in Karnataka is Bylakuppe where the Indian government had leased 3,000 acres of land…

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Nalknad Aramane

Lakshmi Sharath

The mist plays with the mountain. The hills come alive. We are in Coorg, locally known as Kodagu after the Kodavas who inhabit this region. As we drive up the Western Ghats, we see the slopes carpeted by coffee and cardamom plantations. The showers had just set in and the coffee plantations were filled with…

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