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General News from Kodagu/Coorg.

The Spa at Club Mahindra

Svaastha – the Harmony Spa, was inaugurated at Club Mahindra yesterday by none other than the Mahindra Group honch, Mr.Anand Mahindra.
Svaastha is a 9000 sq ft spa with six indoor & two outdoor spa therapy rooms, a gym, beauty salon, relaxation, yoga and meditation deck.
Watch out! Sudarshan Kriya is coming to Coorg as Mahindra has tied up with the spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of Living for Yoga and Meditation classes.

The Luxury spa may well add to the bottom line of Mahindra Holidays.

If you thought this is the first spa in Coorg, then you are mistaken.
Amanvana Spa Resort at Kushalnagar is the first spa commissioned in Coorg.

Ranjan angry over induction of Renukacharya.

There are signs of revolt in the BJP with a bunch of MLAs being unhappy with Chief Minister Yeddyurappa granting a ministerial berth to the scandalous MLA Renukacharya.
Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan has expressed his displeasure and frustration over sidelining him and other senior MLA’s, while expanding the ministerial berths in the Karnataka Govt.

Indian Railways & Karnataka Tourism Department in love with Coorg Traditional Attire.

The male waiters of The Golden Chariot to serve the guests in Kuppya and Chele, Coorg Style ?.

What next? Female attendants in Coorg Saree ?

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But any Coorg(Kodava) is not going to like this one for sure. The Kuppya and Chele are sacrosanct to the Kodava People..

The Karnataka Tourism Department or the Indian Railways seem not to know about it.
What are the Kodava Community doing about this?. Seems the information has not reached Kodagu yet.

C B Muthamma passes away

Chonira Belliappa Muthamma, the First women IFS ( India Foreign Service ) Officer passed away in Bangalore on Wednesday. She was 85.

Born at Virajpet in Coorg on Jan 24, 1929, she was the first women to appear for the Indian Civil services examination in 1948. She joined the Foreign Service in 1949.

She took the ministry of external affairs to court for discriminating against women in the service and not being promoted to the Foreign Secretary post.

Though the case was dismissed, the court noted that there was indeed discrimination against women in the service .

Looking back on her tenure in IFS, she wrote in a book;

Looking back, I cannot help but conclude that my tenure with the external affairs ministry was one long tussle
with the anti-women bias.

Kodagu BJP goes after NGO’s

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Cauvery Sene and few other NGO’s are the receiving end of BJP’s anger, after the sene alleged that bribe had exchanged hands in the Nagpur Variety of Oranges being distrubed in Coorg by the Horticulture Department.

The BJP even threathed Cauvery Sene and Other NGO’s “with severe action” if they do not stop opposing development activities in Coorg.

Is BJP referring to Barapole, PowerGrid and likewise projects in Coorg ?

BJP itself once opposed such projects. The U-Turn has been quick after winning the elections.

M.B.Devaiah, BJP spokesman, accused the NGO’s of unnecessarily raising objections to development activities and of throwing false allegations against the MLA from Virajpet cum Deputy Speaker K.G.Bopaiah.