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PAVITHA ASHWIN’S PAINTINGS REFLECT NATURE WORSHIP CONCEPT PRACTICED BY KODAVAS (COORGS)

P By P.T. Bopanna Chiriapanda Pavitha Ashwin’s paintings drew much appreciation at the recently concluded ‘All Kodava Artist Visual Art Exhibition’ held at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bengaluru. Pavitha (in picture), daughter of Mayanamada Poonacha and Bojamma, hails from Srimangala in Kodagu (Coorg). Currently residing in Bengaluru, she started her art journey in 2005. […]

COORG MATCHMAKING: GIRLS CALL THE SHOTS

C By P.T. Bopanna It is the girls who call the shots in the matrimonial market in the Kodava (Coorg) community in Karnataka. It is not just that. Nowadays, the girls expect the Kodava boys to have a “sense of humour”. The evolution of matchmaking in the microscopic Kodava community living in Kodagu district, has […]

IN JEST: ACTRESS RASHMIKA’S SLEEVELESS BLOUSE IS A RED RAG FOR THESE COORG LADIES

By P.T. Bopanna The Kodava community (Coorgs) in Karnataka was once known for its progressive and cosmopolitan outlook. But things have changed. Nowadays, a section of the women in the community observe everything through ‘saffron tinted’ glasses. These women are upset with actress Rashmika Mandanna of ‘Pushpa – The Rise’ fame for wearing sleeveless blouse […]

ACTRESS RASHMIKA MANDANNA THROWS SPOTLIGHT ON COORG STYLE SARI. VIDEO ON HOW TO DRAPE KODAVA SARI

By P.T. Bopanna The Coorg style sari recently worn by actress Rashmika Mandanna (in picture), who is fresh from the success of the movie ‘Pushpa-The Rise’ has thrown the spotlight on Kodava (Coorg) sari. Rashmika, who won the title National Crush of India, hails from the Kodava community in Karnataka’s Kodagu (Coorg) district. Kodavas have […]

COORG JEWELLERY WEBSITE COMPLETES TEN YEARS

C www.coorgjewellery.in, the first exclusive website devoted to Coorg jewellery and costume, has completed 10 years. The culture of Kodavas (Coorgs) in Kodagu district of Karnataka is distinct from that of its neighbours in southern India. Besides jewellery, the website has sections for Coorg sari, men’s costume and accessories. The unique aspect of some of […]

CONTRARIAN VIEW: WHAT SHOULD KODAVAS (COORGS) FIGHT FOR?

C By M.M. Thimmaiah* “What should Kodavas fight for?” is a question typical of a community stranded at the crossroads of their socio-cultural journey. The question can also be rephrased as, “Which road should Kodavas take?” One road will take them towards reaffirmation of their cultural identity and clinging to their roots in Coorg. In […]

KODAVA THAKK (COORG LANGUAGE): FLAVOUR OF THE SEASON

By P.T. Bopanna By a happy coincidence, Kodava language has been the flavour of the season this January. It began with the news that Pattole Palame, the monumental work by Nadikerianda Chinnappa, covering Kodava culture, folksongs and traditions, had completed 100 years. This was followed by an illuminating article by researchers Boverianda Chinnappa and Nanjamma […]