This weekend I had a privilege to walk around Boulevard around Downtown Dubai near Business bay and was thrilled see more than 250 antique, classic and modern cars on both sides of the posh road and locality. These cars attracted crowds of all ages with family ambience and festival of cars and two wheelers. Majority cars were American manufactured; however large numbers of other cars were also seen... [By Ronald Sabi]
It is but rare that one comes across a young person in modern times who would not only be willing to join priesthood but choose a faraway country as a field of missionary activity. However, incidentally, I was amazed to know that one priest, a native of Moodubelle has come on holidays from Brazil and wanted to know about him and the country where he has been serving as a missionary. Hence, I made it a point to fix an appointment with Fr.Edward Fernandes and have detailed interaction with him so as to know about his formative years, training as a priest and his missionary service in Brazil.
Gardening has always been a passion with me since I moved in to my company accommodation since several years now. We all know that nature has great solace to offer. At the beginning of the winter season nothing could deter me indulging in to my favorite past time hobby in the gulf - Gardening. By converting a small patch in front of my house in to a bountiful green flower garden and not even my long working hours in the office or my other sporting activities or the inclement weather in the Gulf would not dampen my spirits and love for nature...[By Francis Saldanha]
Konkani music has witnessed incredible growth over the years. Talented lyricists, composers, music arrangers and singers have been constantly working to enrich Konkani music. This time it’s getting even bigger. An upcoming sensational Konkani musical album ‘Hero – Only Yours’ will feature an acclaimed bollywood playback singer. The album, set to release on April 10 is expected to set a new benchmark in Konkani music. The bollywood’s most sensational and mesmerizing singer Kunal Ganjawala of ‘Bheege Hont’ fame has lent his melodious voice to a Konkani song for the first time.
The Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) Moodubelle Unit celebrated fortieth anniversary (Ruby Jubilee) of its foundation on Sunday, 8 February 2015 with the Udupi Diocesan Level ‘Yuva Konkani Festh’ from 9 am to 5 pm with holy mass, grand procession, innovative inauguration, varieties of competition, appreciative valedictory function and declaration of winners. Around 700 ICYM members representing different parishes into five deaneries participated in the ‘Yuva Konkani Festh’.
Udupi/Shirva: Centenary of Our Lady of Health Church celebrated with solemn thanksgiving mass, felicitation and community meal
The Centenary of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva was celebrated on Saturday, 31 January 2015 in a memorable manner with solemn thanksgiving mass offered by four Bishops-Most Rev. Dr. Aloysisu P. D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore as the chief celebrant, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Dr. Antony Fernandes, retired Bishop from Bareily and Most Rev. Dr. Pius D’Souza, Bishop of Ajmer along with Msgr. Batist Menezes, Vicar General of Udupi, Rev. Fr. Riachard Coelho, former parish priest of Shirva.
Shirva: Historic Horekanike Procession marks the beginning of Centenary celebration of Our Lady of Health Church
The unprecedented historic Horekanike procession on Thursday, 29 January 2015 from 4 pm to 6pm marked the commencement of the Centenary celebration of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva. There was overwhelming participation by not only the parishioners of Shirva but also from other parishioners within the Shirva Varado and also from neighbouring parishes such as Moodubelle and Udupi. Other organizations such USWAS from Dubai, SWAK from Kuwait and Tempo and Rickshaw Owners and Drivers Association and individuals also participated in the horekanike procession.
As the Church dedicated to Our Lady of Health at Shirva-the Mother Parish of Belle, Mudarangadi, Shankerpura, Pernal, Pamboor, Kalatthur and Yermal, completes a century of its inauguration and blessing by the then Bishop of Mangalore, Most Rev. Paul Perini on 9 February 1915, it would be interesting to know the historical background of the foundation of the church.The origin of Christianity in South Kanara comprising of the present districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada. [By Dr Eugene DSouza]
Since independence, India’s progress has been exceptional and notable in many ways. Various stalwarts in their own capacity have strived for the progress and development of our nation. India has witnessed increasing economic growth, improved literacy rate and substantial improvement in various sectors. India is seen amongst the fastest growing economies in the world over the last couple of years.
Mount Rosary Church is situated at a distance of 63 kms to the north of Mangalore and 5 kms from Udupi, and is surrounded by Kallianpur-Milagres, Kemannu, Thottam, Kolalgiri, Brahmavar, and Udupi parises. It is strategically located close to the NH 66. Comprising of 443 families, Mount Rosary Parish has a Catholic population of over 1300. The magnificent newly constructed Mount Rosary Church will be inaugurated and consecrated by the Bishop of Udupi, Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo
Solemnity and gaiety marked the celebration of Christmas in St. Lawrence Church, Moodubelle on the evening of 24 December 2014. The atmosphere in the church and surrounding premises was befitting the celebration of the great feast of the birth of Jesus. The main altar was aesthetically decorated; the facade of the church was pleasingly illuminated and next to the newly built grotto was the laboriously assembled crib.
‘If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent us an educator. If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist. If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist. If our greatest need had been pleasure, God would have sent us an entertainer. But our greatest need was forgiveness, so God sent us a Saviour,’ Max Lucado. If you go around the city, you will see lots of homes getting ready for Christmas. You will see beautiful and elegant Christmas decorations prepping the neighborhood.
The harsh reality of life on this earth is that one day it will all turn to dust and no one can escape this truth. However the word ‘cruel’ itself will have a new meaning now in a way not just a young cricketer but a human being as such has been snatched away from us. The deep shock and utter disbelief of this cruel tragedy transcends sports, religions, nations, faiths and present English language has no words to truly express the heartfelt grief..
A visit to Joida taluk the green heaven, sparkling Kali River with the backdrop of the evergreen forest, the lush sanctuary and a Birder’s paradise. Our visit included Nujji, Patne, Henkola and Dandeli, bliss to every nature lover. It gave the opportunity to experience the magnetism of wilderness amidst lush forests. The serene mountain range of Western Ghats engulfed in a covering of greenery and a white shroud of mist.Uttara Kannada district is one of the biggest districts of our State with abundant natural resources..[By Sapna Noronha]