Coastal Plus

Diwali or Deepavali thefestival of lights' is here in Mangalore in all its glittering glory. Derived from the Sanskrit word,Deepavali' signifies a line-up of lighteddiyas,' (lamps). Display of clay or earthen lamps is a distinctive feature of this Hindu festival of five days. In days of yore small traditional lamps were being used to usher in Goddess Laxmi into people's homes. However, with...

A fascinating piece of news to warm the cockles of any gizmo geek's heart!!! A 55x40 mm pocket-sized Single Lens Reflex (SLR) Camera which in all probability may be the world's tiniest working replica of a SLR handy-cam. The brain-child of soft-spoken graphic designer and photography aficionado Krishna Kumar from Kasargod district in Kerala; the compact creation has been named Cu327 (The chemical...

It is often said “all good things come in small packages,” so also is this diminutive bundle of talent, popularly known asVismaya' Vinayak. A gifted multi-dimensional artist, 31-year-old Vinayak is a mimic, mime artiste, stand-up comedian, singer, scriptwriter, song-writer and Radio Jockey. However, behind all the outward bonhomie Vinayak projects, he is very down to earth. A true son of the soil...

Representing Karnataka at the Ranji Trophy circuit is a dream that many a young boy who slogs it out in the nets of little cricket camps across the state, nurtures. For Mangalorean K L Rahul, the dream transformed into reality when he walked the field sporting the state jersey in the current Ranji Trophy season. No wonder the boy from Surathkal is elated. “Feels great! Escpecially after working...