Obituary:Augustine Saldanha (90), Kambla Thotta, Kemmannu
Obituary:Augustine Saldanha (90), Kambla Thotta, Kemmannu

Heavy rains continue to lash Udupi, 3 fishing boats capsize, water entered several houses in Udupi.
Heavy rains continue to lash Udupi, 3 fishing boats capsize, water entered several houses in Udupi.

Rain water entered several houses especially in Udupi. 2874 residents in the district were rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel. Rescue operations were carried out in Udyavara, where the Papanashini river overflowed and inundated low-lying areas, and Nittur in Udupi. Local youth including fishermen assisted

Monthi Fest Konkani Mass and Celebration Live at St. Theresa’s Church Kemmannu
Monthi Fest Konkani Mass and Celebration Live at St. Theresa’s Church Kemmannu

Monthi Fest 2020 Celebrations at St. Theresa’s Church, Kemmannu starts at 7.00 AM on Sep 8, 2020. Kemmannu.com will be bringing you the live streaming from 7.00 AM

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Last Journey of Benedict P. D Souza (Benna Master)
Last Journey of Benedict P. D Souza (Benna Master)

Benedict P. D’Souza popularly known as Benna Master who passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the age of 82 was laid to rest in the presence of family members and few relatives at the Kemmannu Church Cemetery on Tuesday morning. Due to lockdown restrictions, only close family members took part in the simple funeral ceremony. Well wishers, Parishioners, his ex students and others visited his hous

Revisiting the lost cricketing glory of Kemmannu
Revisiting the lost cricketing glory of Kemmannu

Revisiting the lost cricketing glory of Kemmannu as Vetaran Kemmannites set to organize a Re-Union match on December 22. Kemmannu, Dec 19, 2019: The small coastal village of Kemmannu has a rich tradition of playing cricket as it was once the main games played in the area by the kids and youngsters

Brahmakalabisheka, Maha Anna Santarpane and Religious meet at Bhadrakali Temple, Gudiyam Kemmannu.
Brahmakalabisheka, Maha Anna Santarpane and Religious meet at Bhadrakali Temple, Gudiyam Kemmannu.

The rituals, Poojas and Religious festivities continued for the third day at the Sri Bhadrakali Maha Marikamba Temple Gudiyam, Kemmannu. The day began with the ‘Adivasa Homa’ in the morning and ‘Brahmakalabisheka’ Maha Pooje being the highlight of the day. This Pooja was performed after 23 years in this temple. President of the Temple committee, Mr. Jayakrishna A. Shetty Padumane along with his w

Is there a need of Teachers’ Associations in parish level…?
Is there a need of Teachers’ Associations in parish level…?

As all of us aware, the New Diocese of Udupi took its birth on 15th October, 2012. The infant diocese marching ahead with lot many unique programmes…..One such revolutionary step was of forming of 18 Aayoga’s to involve majority of the parishioners and implement both diocesan and parish level objectives of liturgical / social programmes and make community more participative, cohesive and in a way

Brief History of Christians in Kallianpur Varado:
Brief History of Christians in Kallianpur Varado:

During my youthful College days, in early 80’s at Milagres, Kallianpur, a question always haunting me was ‘why there are two churches within a furlong distance in Brahmmavar…..? Many a times I raised this question to my parents as well as priests… and didn’t get the convincing answer. It all happened in December 1981, when the grand Tri-Centenary Celebrations of Milagres Church, Kallianpur was hel

Dubai: Kalliapur Milagres College Old Students Felicitate Rtd. Prof. Hilda Rodrigues & Mary Mammen.
Dubai: Kalliapur Milagres College Old Students Felicitate Rtd. Prof. Hilda Rodrigues & Mary Mammen.

On Saturday, Feb 16 2019, an event was organized by the Dubai based Old Students of Milagres College, Kallianpur to felicitate the hard work, efforts and service of two doyens of our college Prof. Hilda Rodrigues and Prof. Mary Mammen. The event held at the India Sports Club in Oud Metha, Dubai with an overwhelming attendance of former students across all batches from the 1980’s to the late 2000’

Great Relief: Kemmannu road completed
Great Relief: Kemmannu road completed

At last widening work and asphalting of Kemmannu main road is completed. The widening work which started a year ago faced many hurdles including vacating and trimming of shops and rebuilding the same. Mrs. Veronica Cornelio ably supervised and got the job done with the help of a small team of volunteers. Incidentally the job was completed exactly one year after it was started i.e., 6th of February

Foundation Stone laid for Nayaab Residency, Udupi.
Foundation Stone laid for Nayaab Residency, Udupi.

Foundation stone was laid for the prestigious project of Nayaab Developers promoted by B.M. Zaffer and Family, Dubai, U.A.E. After the prayers former Minister Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj along with the dignitaries lit the lamp and symbolically inaugurated the programe of Foundation laying. In his message Pramod lauded the efforts of Mr. B. M. Zaffer , who is also the Director of Thonse Health Centre t

Miraculous wooden statue of St Peter the Apostle
Miraculous wooden statue of St Peter the Apostle

Few of our elderly Barkurians may be aware of the practice to venerate a small but very attractive statue of St Peter the Apostle, our patron, on 29th June every year, in our Church at Barkur. In 60’s till early 80’s this practice was on, which I witnessed and the decorated image was placed in the sanc

Rare photograph of Late B. V. Gopalakrishna Rao - Presidential Award Winner from Thonse/Kemmannu.
Rare photograph of Late B. V. Gopalakrishna Rao - Presidential Award Winner from Thonse/Kemmannu.

Late B.V. GopalkrishnaRao,Head Master of Hindu Higher Primary School, Kemmannu, received this prestigious presidential award in 1962 from the then President of India Dr .Radhakrishnan. This photo relates to the felicitation given to him in the school premises by the school management.

Monthi (Nativity)Fest 2017 Celebration pictures.
Monthi (Nativity)Fest 2017 Celebration pictures.

The Nativity of Our Lady or the birthday of our beloved Mother Mary, also called as "Monthi Fest" by Mangalorean Catholic community is also celebrated as a harvest festival. Pictures from - Kemmannu, Pangla, Meera Road, Udyavara, Kolalgiri, Mount Rosary, Ajekar, Katpady, Pamboor, Kunthalnagar, Moodubelle, Milagres Cathedral, Bijodi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kalmady, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Jebil Ali, Kuwait...

Swarna our little lady - By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza
Swarna our little lady - By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

Ah Swarna our little river. She looks like she’s going through her rebellious phase. She might have lost some weight recently due to the sand mining but she seems to be on a forced junk food diet of plastics. This girl has seen better days like really better days. Well compared to places like the Ganges and the beaches of Mumbai we are comparatively a lot better. But we used to drink the water dir

Your grandparents saw it? Well you can’t - By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza.
Your grandparents saw it? Well you can’t - By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza.

Think I’m kidding well… think again. Ask the oldest people (older people know what I’m talking about) you know about what used to live in your backyard I’m pretty sure you don’t see them anymore. Especially in places like Kemmanu since according to the WWF there has been a 58% decrease in the biological diversity from 1970 to 2012 and freshwater environments are the ones hit hardest. Well if you s

Nature Block: How plants save the world on a daily basis By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza
Nature Block: How plants save the world on a daily basis By Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

I’m pretty sure everyone knows how important plants are with the first thing that comes to mind being photosynthesis the process due to which we are still breathing literally perhaps eventually we’ll have machines to replace that but right now plants are the oxygen tanks of the earth. Well that’s not the only thing we get from photosynthesis though it is how plants get their sustenance which event

Nature Block: Flora and Fauna of Kemmannu (Thonse)  by Aaron Ambrose D’Souza
Nature Block: Flora and Fauna of Kemmannu (Thonse) by Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

How much do you know about your home and by home I mean the endless green surrounding that building made up of bricks? Kemmannu is not just home to us humans but to plenty of flora and fauna and we’re sure you don’t know half of them. But what’s the use of knowing all this you ask. Well other than learning about sheer awesomeness of nature, you can learn what plants are edible, how can they be use

Nature Block: Flora and Fauna of Kemmannu (Thonse)  by Aaron Ambrose D’Souza
Nature Block: Flora and Fauna of Kemmannu (Thonse) by Aaron Ambrose D’Souza

How much do you know about your home and by home I mean the endless green surrounding that building made up of bricks? Kemmannu is not just home to us humans but to plenty of flora and fauna and we’re sure you don’t know half of them. But what’s the use of knowing all this you ask. Well other than learning about sheer awesomeness of nature, you can learn what plants are edible, how can they be use


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