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Harsha Raj Gatty

From a petrol-pump attendant to photographing Ambani wedding, this Mangalurean has a story to tell

At 47, this photographer from Mangaluru was probably one of the rare invitee who was invited to cover one of the most talked about wedding of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal.

In a span of 15-days starting from December 1st, photographer Vivek Sequeira and his team of five photographers claim to have captured over 1.2 lakh photographs ranging from...

Harsha Raj Gatty

Out to fulfil 70-yr-old mom’s wishes, Karnataka man takes her on a scooter-pilgrimage across India

Leaving the comforts of his marketing job, this 39-year old man is taking his aged mother on a religious pilgrimage across the country. Interestingly, the mother and son duo that has already covered nearly 28,000 kilometres so far has been travelling on a scooter.

Kerala, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra; D Krishna Kumar and his mother...

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Harsha Raj Gatty | coastaldigest.com

53-year-old disabled coolie runs 6km to avert major train mishap in Udupi

Neglecting his limping leg, a 53-year-old coolie worker raced 6 kms to alert railway authorities of a broken track and averted a major railway mishap at Udupi last Saturday. By the time the railway team reached the spot, the earlier gap in the track had already widened and the train bound from Goa was on arrival.

Diagnosed with a...

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Advocate P Anu Chengappa

Is there a Legal recourse for #MeToo victims?

While #MeToo campaign victims are being hailed for coming out in public against their perpetrators, many of them are being viewed with a tinge of suspicion by the society. Why are they complaining now? Is it for publicity? Is it political?

Unfortunately, many more such questions are being raised behind curtains indirectly vouching for the culprits’ action. This kind...

Harsha Raj Gatty | coastaldigest.com

Won over by Mangalurean seafood, Minister Zameer leaves Rs 25K as tip, gifts chef an Umrah

Such was the aroma and flavour of Stuffed Pomfret and Green Tawa Pomfret of the coastal city, that Minister for Food and Civil Supplies B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan promptly handed over a hefty tip of Rs 25,000 to a 48-year old chef. The legislator, who also holds Minority Welfare alongside the folio of Hajj and Wakf, also promised Haneef...

Harsha Raj Gatty | coastaldigest.com

Kodagu disaster: Shattered parents of ‘vanished’ daughter helplessly cremate her wooden effigy

Aggrieved over their failure to trace their beloved daughter, who was “vanished” when massive floods and landslides wrecked havoc in parts of Karnataka nearly two months ago, parents of the class 10 girl have laid her effigy to rest at Jodupala, a calamity hit village in Kodagu district, bordering Dakshina Kannada.

Draped in a traditional Kodava saree, decked with...

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No time to renew your vehicle’s insurance? No worries: govt has time to impound and auction it!

Newsroom, Oct 6: If your vehicle’s insurance is expired, stay away from using it until you get the insurance renewed. Otherwise, you may lose your vehicle permanently in case you meet with an accident.

The Karnataka state government has introduced a new law to impound and auction uninsured vehicles if the owner fails to furnish proof of a third-party...

Samvartha ‘Sahil’ | coastaldigest.com

Decoding Bhagwat-Modi duo’s Muslim googly

The Chief of RSS Mohan Bhagwat’s statement saying Muslims are a part of the Hindu Rashtra dream of the RSS and their vision of the nation has a place for Muslims though appears to be a googly, beyond the surface actually it isn’t.

The statement made by the RSS chief at the three day conglomeration of the Sangh, came...

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Samvartha ‘Sahil’ | coastaldigest.com

Manmarziyaan: When Anurag Kashyap jockeys around ‘post-love era’

Anurag Kashyap who just a decade ago reinterpreted the story of Devdas drowning in his agony of lost love, understanding very well the pulse of the new generation of the new millennium, now has ended up making Manmarziyaan while trying to underline the new shade of love in what can be called the post-love era, seems a decade behind of...

Samvartha ‘Sahil’ | coastaldigest.com

Stree: Heralding a new phase of feminism in Bollywood

In the country where superstitions are deep rooted, in times when champions of anti-superstition bill are being killed, to make a film like Stree is undoubtedly an act of bravery. In Bombay cinema the genre of horror films has always played to the stereotype using the superstitions to its benefit and has strengthened those superstitions. Stree breaks away from this...