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James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago
21/09/2011 22:12:21

Seema and Anne, timidly or boldly, have brought out a valid idea (which needs attention) that besides photo-opportunity, we could achieve much more, such as help the needy or a cause. May be we could set aside 7 or 10% of the tickets sold for different charities at each function agreed upon by the organizers. Well, if the expenses are more than the tickets sold, and if one cannot break-even, then this idea may fail, unless there are sponsors with or without photos. If there is will, nothing is impossible; even the Sun can rise from West, if renamed, East to West. Laugh baye laugh..

Asher Lewis, Milagres Eng. Hr. Pry School, Kallianpur
21/09/2011 20:31:50

Congratulations! Abhin, Wish you all the best. Asher Lewis

Asher Lewis, Kallianpur
21/09/2011 19:57:20

Congratulations Abhin! Wish you all the best.

Asher Lewis

Anne, mumbai
21/09/2011 19:46:22

I agree with you Seema, almost all of them love to show off whether they have the talent or not they love to see their stupid faces in the mangalorean news web sites. And yes I have not seen them doing much for the jobless in their native place or anywhere else.

Shrinivasa shetty, kemmannu
21/09/2011 17:56:03

congrats to Mrs dsouza. I have also did my bcom at milagres college only.

Lewis family,, Dubai
21/09/2011 11:32:01

Happy Birthday and many many happy returns of the day to you Dear Hazel

Hazel, Dubai
21/09/2011 11:20:38

Thanks a lot for your warm wishes .

Tushar vijapure, latur
21/09/2011 10:18:57

i think................there should be another manmade pond for ganpati immersion in all cities
so waterbodies dont’ get polluted . Also all flower and all arti material should be put in soil that we can use that compost for trees and there would be greenary on earth

vittal shriyan, kemmannu
21/09/2011 10:11:57

Congratulations and best wishes.

Saim Associates, Udupi
21/09/2011 07:04:54


Rajesh, Malpe
21/09/2011 05:50:36

Congratulations and Best wishes, keep it up Milagres.........

Marcia, China
20/09/2011 16:20:28

Very glad to know this good news,hope everything goes well in the future,congratulations.

Oswin, Dubai
20/09/2011 05:42:52

Congratulations and all the best

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore / Mumbai
20/09/2011 04:23:11

Excellent photographs!!!! It was almost like seeing a full fledged Hindi movie. @Seema, All this is not show off and looking at the number of pictures I feel the organizers have made an honest attempt to cover every single participant in the venue. I was fortunate to have a short stint in gulf and I did get an opportunity to interact with few of our folks. Looking at their dismal social conditions, working environments, job insecurity and pangs of loneliness (having separated from their loved ones) these festivals are the only outlet to mingle with fellow Mangaloreans and share their joys and sorrows. I am sure these pictures connect them back home to their families. I know it would be nice if they used facebook but how many of us have facebook in India? As regards to doing something for people back home, a lot of people help but they prefer to do without a song and dance and it is their prerogative. Finally, I like the tradition, culture and spirit of this celebration which I don’t think even we guys in India follow. Good show and GOD BLESS.

Collin DSouza, Kallianpur
20/09/2011 03:40:11

Congrats Herald. All the best for your future, by Collin DSouza, Milagres

B.GUPTA, coimbatore
20/09/2011 02:17:09

rakhi ji donot do any thing wrong which harms baba ramdev .baba ramdev is a great saint and and he is improving lifes of millions and he is having the a great social status ".what you have said "---how it can feel bad to your family .have you ever thought . from the old ancient times ,like this kind of bad wisdoms and traditions are coming on .because of those how many lifes and familyies are spoiled so far those quarrels are not stoped .

we wish BABA RAMDEV become a good and great saint .and improve and save the lives of every one

rakhi ji if you can do anything good for baba ramdev praise for his work which he has done for betterment of peoples .and respect him .

rakhi ji if you want to see baba ramdev’s respect for eleders then watch this video on you tube google channel-------------Baba Ramdev visits Isha Yoga Center - Part 1

James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago
19/09/2011 20:43:33

I see a picture of a 7-8 year old boy in checkered blue shirt, with a paper plate in hand, just only rice in it, even after passing 7-8 buffett dish pans, looking sad and perhaps hungry, as though looking for a piece of eatable dish he likes! He looks sad, perhaps he could not find his mashed potatoes, or french fries, or vegetarian pizza; nay he is not asking for burgers.... I admire him because, you can’t make him eat your menu!
Any culture which cannot adapt, is doomed to disappear by next generation.
I was returning from a monthi fest ritual. One of my daughter asked me to stop the car near McDonalds. I asked why? "I have to use the bathroom." "Why?" "You and your vegetables!" "Hurry up, unless you want to stink your car..?"
The other girl said, "I am hungry, I want french fries. Arn’t potatoes vegetarian?, Dad"?
Folks; learn to sing "Gupith Mog, or tell the same age old joke/song at every function for the rest of your life; Still, You can get free meal, because such is the culture of monthi fest!

Helen furtado, Karkala Mumbai,Qatar
19/09/2011 15:57:57

Nice pictures lamb jiyon konkan taram family.be united. i wish u all the best.

Seema,, Mangalore /Qatar
19/09/2011 11:32:04

Its all show off, do something good for the people who are jobless in our native place, pictures which are taken are all of well know person are repeated in all Occasions, try to put pictures of new people not only the pictures of people whom the camera man knows, this is all political views by MCC, MCA, Pam boor

James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago
18/09/2011 23:15:50

Quite interesting; animals roam about freely as should be, whereas humans are restrained in cages and are asked to stay quiet, sit boobuu sit, and are asked not to feed the animals and that too they have to pay a fee to get caged! cruelty?

I had seen a sign at an alligator breeding pond:
"No trespassing. SURVIVORS will be prosecuted!"

Jasmine, China
18/09/2011 16:09:10

Dear Zaffer, congratulations to your new business best wishes for success, hope everything goes smooth with you in future days.

Abdul Gafoor Shaikh, Basrur
18/09/2011 11:45:06

Very Beautiful snaps

dattasrihegde, udupi
18/09/2011 09:07:20

its not kemmannu.com it is a hot line news.com hahahahaha

dattasrihegde, udupi
18/09/2011 09:05:17

News very speed. kini camera is connected internet. hot line?

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore / Mapusa
17/09/2011 17:40:48

Thank you UNCLE.

James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago
17/09/2011 14:08:53

In the year 1950; I had heard and seen or drawn pictures of aeroplanes from text books. My imagination went wild when I saw a plane flying in the sky from Bombay to Bajpe in the year 1951 for the first time. In those days, I have had not seen lot more things like CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) or Skype etc. I had read then in a newspaper I guess, that grand parents in USA give cars as gifts if their grandchildren pass high school. Whereas, there was not a single car in Barkur. Have you written Cobol programs using punch cards? You might have heard, right?
It takes more energy to be grumpy than to smile or laugh! Choice is yours! Be happy, chirpy, and crispy!

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore / Mapusa
17/09/2011 03:33:43

My guess was right!!! You have only heard and not seen. Anyways, I appreciate your HONESTY.

James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago
16/09/2011 16:48:58

55 years ago, in Barkur, there was a swimming competition in my high school. Since there were no swimming pools as such, a temple large pool was used. The stagnant water was cold and cool.
One of the popular athlete got cramps in the leg and was drowning. Fortunately the sports teacher had hired a local fisherman, who pulled this swimmer to safety. It was then I had heard the term Life Guard, Floating devices, safety, motor driven boats etc. There is an islet type of land between Kallyanpur Kalav and Brahmavar Kalav.
In the rainy season water flows in this river in a mighty hurry causing unexpected swirl-pools or dangerous currents. In the year 1958 or so; one Fr. A. Sequeira,the then Parish Priest of Sasthan, who was crossing the river by boat, got capsized, and was drowned.
Local fishermen searched for him, in vain, for five days. On sixth day his body was found in Manoor beach. Manoor is a place between Kota and Sasthan. The body had travelled about 10-15 miles. May his soul rest in peace. Mark my words, prevention is better than cure. There is a difference between constructive criticism and…. I had heard of sour grapes, but now I know there are bitter ones too. Laugh

16/09/2011 15:58:08

Just for passification, it doesnot mean that we ( the present generation) should not own a car or motor bike, because our grand/great grand fathers didnot own it.

Is it not right to think about the safety awareness??? whether in India or any corner of the world.

The coconut tree may be of height 30 to 40 ft ( guessing by looking at the height of the person climbing and the tree), It may be typing error.

But we should admire the organisers, for organising these types of rural games and competitions in our villages.

Keep it up!!!

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore / Mapusa
16/09/2011 13:49:27

Why do Indians love to criticize their mother land sitting in a foreign country?
I wonder if they have ever seen a life jacket, harness or motor boat before leaving India.
Good to see our local guys swim against the currents and climb tall coconut trees without diapers.

deeps, india
16/09/2011 09:24:07

The visit was useful. Content was really very informative. visit : indiagiftservices dot com (Send gifts and flowers to India.).

Oswin, Dubai
16/09/2011 07:50:20

@james, yes u are right, where is 300 feet cocunut tree in India?? and not seen any precaution measures during boat races or swimming competitions?? Why??

James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago
16/09/2011 02:02:13

300 feet tall coconut trees? Very rare or never heard of... or 100 feet sir?
I did not see pictures of any motor driven boat or any life guard in the event of emergencies.
Just as forgiveness is better than permission; however, prevention is better than cure...Just an observation ..aste..

James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago
15/09/2011 19:48:18

Let it be noted that this year 2011, MKCA Chicago, served a fish dish (shrimps) along with their usual strict vegetarian dishes; in celebration of Monthi Fest.
"Hope is still alive!"
Miracles do happen!
Gratitude is still around.
By the way, I just figured out; that one of my hand washes the other!............

Sadananda, Udupi
15/09/2011 17:58:42

In India people adore cricket because philosophy of our government is play only cricket and spend five days of precious time wasting just watching and relaxing in front of TV resulting in losses of millions of hours of work billions of revenue losses due to cuts in productivity. What I would suggest is give same importance to all sports fields like hockey, soccer, tennis, etc that’s only few hours of demonstration in play.

Ken, China
15/09/2011 14:29:32

Brother Zaffer, Congratulations to you. My best wishes for your new business. Hope all good for you.

Anil, Burdubai
15/09/2011 14:09:27

25K as prize for hockey players? Shameful

Rajesh, Malpe
15/09/2011 13:29:57

This happens only in India....

Oswin, Dubai
15/09/2011 08:04:00

I was really in tears while reading about Yuvi and his family the person who made India Proud by hitting that goal which brought Asian Championship to India and the sports ministry initially rewarded them with just Rs. 25000/= what a shame?? Why this happens in INDIA for sports other than cricket?? See the condition of Yuvi and his family, how he struggled in his life, why there is no proper attention to National Players other than cricket??

Vikram, Udupi
14/09/2011 09:44:14

Very Fast News Keep it up Jayaprakash Kini really wonderfull report

13/09/2011 13:49:12


shariff, vayalpad
13/09/2011 10:11:55

Its good

Canute Menezes, Shirva/Mira Road
12/09/2011 18:08:59

Ancy has actually covered the full event. I congratulate him for the beautiful pictures and good coverage of the event. Thanks Kemmannu.com for publishing the photographs

James Fernandes, Barkur/Chicago
12/09/2011 13:28:58

Keep this site all the more rolling. Many a people eat breakfast only upon logging in Kemmannu.com. Thanks.

11/09/2011 19:28:35


Ophelia Lewis, Kallianpur
11/09/2011 18:51:16

Hearty congratulations to Mr. Richard Crasto and Kemmannu News Network Team.

Ophelia and Asher Lewis

Nelson, Kemmannu/Abu Dhabi
11/09/2011 17:54:25

Congratulations Richie and team kemmannu.com. Keep up the good work. You can count on my support anytime.

B.M.ZAFFER, Thonse, Dubai UAE
11/09/2011 17:51:31

Congratulations to Mr. Richard Crasto Kemmannu.com team. Keep it up. Hope to have more recognition and honors in the days to come. May Allah bless you with more success

Vivek Cornelio, Kemmannu
11/09/2011 17:17:40

Congrats Dear Richard Crasto,
glad to be working in a team having strong and efficient mentor like you.

Syed Abbas, Udupi Hoode
11/09/2011 11:23:14

Thanks to kemmen.com for all the news from My distict

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