Mangalore – Simply The Best



Manglore - Nariyals(Coconuts)

Mangalore - Nariyals(Coconuts)

Mangalore (pronounced maengalor ; Tulu: Kudla, Kannada: Mangaluru; Konkani: Kodial, Beary: Maikala) is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bounded by the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Mangalore is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada (formerly South Canara) district in southwestern Karnataka.

Mangalore derives its name from the local Hindu deity Mangaladevi. It developed as a port on the Arabian Sea – remaining, to this day, a major port of India. Lying on the backwaters of the Netravati and Gurupura rivers, Mangalore is often used as a staging point for sea traffic along the Malabar Coast. The city has a tropical climate and lies on the path of the Arabian Sea branch of the South-West monsoons. Mangalore’s port handles 75% of India’s coffee exports and the bulk of the nation’s cashew exports.

How to go to Mangalore?

By plane:

Mangalore International Airport , at Bajpe, about 20 km from the city centre. Currently there are daily flights to Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Kochi and Calicut in the domestic segment and weekly/bi-weekly flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat (Oman), Doha (Qatar), Kuwait and Bahrain in the international segment.

Filghts: Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, and Air India Express currently operate flights to Mangalore.

By train:

Mangalore has two big railway stations.

  • Mangalore Central (IR station code : MAQ) is located at Hampankatta, in the heart of the city. It is a terminus and is used only by the trains which terminate at Mangalore.
  • Mangalore Junction (IR station code : MAJN) is situated in Kankanady, about 5 km from the city centre. Most long-distance trains and all trains not terminating at Mangalore stop at this station.

I prefer the Private BUS ‘s or the Train cause you can enjoy the Konkan Greenary and Lots more!!

How to get around in Mangalore?

By bus
There are numerous private bus companies which run bus services within the city of Mangalore and its suburbs. Public and Private Bus’s. The minimum bus fare is Rs. 3.25 .  In addition city bus service, there is limited stop (usually called express) .
By cab
White Ambassador Cabs / Indicas are available – usually used by passengers on long-haul routes.  Prepaid cabs are available from the airport to the city – this is generally at a flat rate of Rs. 350-400.
By Autorickshaws
They are available all throughout Mangalore City – starting fare is Rs.13. Pre-paid autos were available from the City Railway Station and the KSRTC bus stand at Bejai, but not any more.

I prefer the CELL ONE private pre-paid cabs. They are much more reasonable and the drivers are very friendly!!

Yummy Ice Creams !!!!

Ideals ice cream parlour

Ideals ice cream parlour

Ice creams - banana split, Gadbad, tiramisu

Ice creams - banana split, Gadbad, tiramisu

Ideals @ Hampankatta. There are three parlours (2 ideals, proximity located 200 metres of one another. One is located near the Milgres junction and the other one is near the next junction heading towards the market) 3rd one Pabba’s, at Lalbagh diagonally facing Saibeen Complex . Ideals is marked as one of the best ice cream in DK, when you are in mangalore this is a must try place. You have to try out “GADBAD” ice cream which is only available in Ideals and the best of all ice creams. Gadbad icecream is an old favorite which has dry fruits and fresh ones chopped up with nuts, layered with icecream (strawberry and vanilla) and topped off with Jello. Hot favorites are “CHOCOLATE DAD” and “TIRAMISU“.

If your one of the HIGH SPIRITS then !!!

The Liquid Lounge (Balmatta Road – the general youth hangout!) : Good music, good ambiance, good beer!

Lets be on the Safer Side!!

Three things will do more to prevent an upset stomach or other traveling aliments than anything else:

  1. Always choose water from filters (Aquaguard water) or bottled mineral water, just to be on the safe side.
  2. Carrying water free hand sanitizer is a must (Germ-X, Purell, etc.) Go ahead and eat with your hands like everyone else! Once you use your hand sanitizer your hands are cleaner than the silverware that was washed with water you don’t want to drink.
  3. Always choose foods that are steaming hot. Food is often prepared ahead of time so you want to see it cooked or see the steam coming of the food.

Best Churches !!!

St Lwarence Shurch

St Lwarence Shurch

St Lwarence statue

St Lwarence statue

St Lwarence - mass timings

St Lwarence - mass timings

St Lwarence Church - Address and Website

St Lwarence Church - Address and Website

  • St. Lawrence Church (A place of Miracle)
    Karkal-Attur,
    Attur North P.O. – 576 117
    Karkala Taluk, Udupi District
  • St. Aloysious, Milagris

In Brief:

  • Mangalore is a port city and the headquarters of Dakshina Kannada district in the coastal region of Karnataka State in India.
  • Mangalore is the gateway to Karnataka.
  • It is one of the five talukas (other than Bantwal, Puttur, Sullia, Belthangady taluks) of the Dakshina Kannada District. This District formerly had 8 talukas, but these were split in August 1997 and the remaining talukas, namely Udupi, Kundapur and Karkala then formed a part of the Udupi district,but there is no division found in the living of two cities.
Mangalore is named after the Goddess Mangaladevi. Other names used by the locals are ‘Mangalooru’ (Kannada), ‘Kudla’ (Tulu), ‘Kodial’ (Konkani), ‘Mikala’ (Beary) and ‘Mangalapuram (Malayalam),’Manjarun'(sanskrith).

Court Marriage vs Full Dhamaal Marriage


Marriage is a social, religious, spiritual and/or legal union of individuals that creates kinship. This union may also be called matrimony, while the ceremony that marks its beginning is usually called a wedding and the married status created is sometimes called wedlock.

Marriage is an institution in which interpersonal relationships (usually intimate and sexual) are acknowledged by the state, by religious authority, or both. It is often viewed as a contract. Civil marriage is the legal concept of marriage as a governmental institution, in accordance with marriage laws of the jurisdiction. If recognized by the state, by the religion(s) to which the parties belong or by society in general, the act of marriage changes the personal and social status of the individuals who enter into it.

People marry for many reasons, but usually one or more of the following: legal, social, emotional, and economic stability; the formation of a family unit; procreation and the education and nurturing of children; legitimizing sexual relations; public declaration of love.

As the topic says that few people love Court Marriage and few Full Dhamaal Marriage (Party to the rooftop)
Few people think that marriage is pure and should be limited to only a few people like a small gathering in a restaurant after a quick marriage in the court of law , but for some court marriage is equally important but first come a great bash and fun with family and friends having a great time of their life. They believe that marriage is done once in a life time so they like to make it a GRAND one. In Full Dhamaal Marriage we first get married exchaning our vows and also get registered in court to make it legal, so you see its a package deal of enjoyment and law.

So the question now is what do you think?

What do you believe in?

And why?

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IE6+ window.location doesn’t work (redirect to a page)


In IE6+ window.location doesn’t work so a turn around would be changing the JS script or working with the environment and calling the JS script in a different manner.

Here how it works:-
1. First check the browser and its version.
2. Call the JS script.

Example:

var url=’https://austinnoronha.wordpress.com’;
var browser_type=navigator.appName
var browser_version=parseInt(navigator.appVersion)
if (browser_type==”Netscape”&&browser_version>=4)
{
//if NS 4+
window.location.replace(url);
}
else if (browser_type==”Microsoft Internet Explorer”&&browser_version>=4)
{
//if IE 4+
window.location.replace(url);
}
else
{
//Default goto page (NOT NS 4+ and NOT IE 4+)
window.location=url;
}

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2009 Schedule


IPL 2009, the major cricket fights in game of cricket will be held from 18th April 2009 to 1st June 2009. The major matches between the great teams will be held at Banglore(Bangaluru) and Kolkata. The final and the semi final match will be held at Mumbai.

IPL Cricket Teams

IPL Cricket Teams

The Highest paid players are England’s Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff and the prize id US$ 1.55 million and they both were bought by Banglore Royal Challengers and Chennai Super Kings, but many other star cricketers not sold yet.

IPL 2008 Team Ratings:-

IPL Teams Ratings

IPL Teams Ratings

Match Schedule:-

1. Bangalore Royal Challengers Vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date : April 18, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Bangalore

2. Kings XI Punjab Vs Chennai Super Kings
Date : April 19, 2009
Time: 5:00 PM
Ground: Mohali

3. Delhi Daredevils Vs Rajasthan Royals
Date : April 19, 2009
Time: 8:30 PM
Ground: Delhi

4. Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Deccan Chargers
Date : April 20, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Kolkata

5. Mumbai Indians Vs Bangalore Royal Challengers
Date : April 20, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

6. Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab
Date : April 21, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Jaipur

7. Deccan Chargers Vs Delhi Daredevils
Date : April 22, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Hyderabad

8. Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians
Date : April 23, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Chennai

9. Deccan Chargers Vs Rajasthan Royals
Date : April 24, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Hyderabad

10. Kings XI Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians
Date : April 25, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mohali

11. Bangalore Royal Challengers Vs Rajasthan Royals
Date : April 26, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Bangalore

12. Chennai Super Kings Vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date : April 26, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Chennai

13. Mumbai Indians Vs Deccan Chargers
Date : April 27, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

14. Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Daredevils
Date : April 27, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Mohali

15. Bangalore Royal Challengers Vs Chennai Super Kings
Date : April 28, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Bangalore

16. Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Mumbai Indians
Date : April 29, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Kolkata

17. Delhi Daredevils Vs Bangalore Royal Challengers .
Date : April 30, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Delhi

18. Deccan Chargers Vs Kings XI Punjab
Date : May 1, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Hyderabad

19. Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date : May 1, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Jaipur

20. Chennai Super Kings Vs Delhi Daredevils
Date : May 2, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Chennai

21. Bangalore Royal Challengers Vs Deccan Chargers
Date : May 3, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Bangalore

22. Kings XI Punjab Vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date : May 3, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mohali

23. Mumbai Indians Vs Delhi Daredevils
Date : May 4, 2009
Time:4:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

24. Rajasthan Royals Vs Chennai Super Kings
Date : May 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Jaipur

25. Bangalore Royal Challengers Vs Kings XI Punjab
Date : May 5, 2009
Time:8:00 PM
Ground: Bangalore

26. Chennai Super Kings Vs Deccan Chargers
Date : May 6, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Chennai

27. Mumbai Indians Vs Rajasthan Royals
Date : May 7, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

28. Delhi Daredevils Vs Chennai Super Kings
Date : May 8, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Delhi

29. Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Bangalore Royal Challengers
Date : May 8, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Kolkata

30. Rajasthan Royals Vs Deccan Chargers
Date : May 9, 2009
Time:8:00 PM
Ground: Jaipur

31. Chennai Super Kings Vs Kings XI Punjab
Date : May 10, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Chennai

32. Deccan Chargers Vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date : May 11, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Hyderabad

33. Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils
Date : May 11, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Jaipur

34. Kings XI Punjab Vs Bangalore Royal Challengers
Date : May 12, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mohali

35. Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Delhi Daredevils
Date : May 13, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Kolkata

36. Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings
Date : May 14, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

37. Delhi Daredevils Vs Deccan Chargers
Date : May 15, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Delhi

38. Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date : May 16, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

39. Delhi Daredevils Vs Kings XI Punjab
Date : May 17, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Delhi

40. Rajasthan Royals Vs Bangalore Royal Challengers
Date : May 17, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Jaipur

41. Deccan Chargers Vs Mumbai Indians
Date : May 18, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Hyderabad

42. Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Chennai Super Kings
Date : May 18, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Kolkata

43. Bangalore Royal Challengers Vs Delhi Daredevils
Date : May 19, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Bangalore

44. Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Rajasthan Royals
Date : May 20, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Kolkata

45. Mumbai Indians Vs Kings XI Punjab
Date : May 21, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

46. Chennai Super Kings Vs Bangalore Royal Challengers
Date : May 21, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Chennai

47. Delhi Daredevils Vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Date : May 22, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Delhi

48. Kings XI Punjab Vs Deccan Chargers
Date : May 23, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mohali

49. Delhi Daredevils Vs Mumbai Indians
Date : May 24, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Delhi

50. Chennai Super Kings Vs Rajasthan Royals
Date : May 24, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Chennai

51. Deccan Chargers Vs Bangalore Royal Challengers
Date : May 25, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Hyderabad

52. Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab
Date : May 25, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Kolkata

53. Rajasthan Royals Vs Mumbai Indians
Date : May 26, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Jaipur

54. Deccan Chargers Vs Chennai Super Kings
Date : May 27, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Hyderabad

55. Bangalore Royal Challengers Vs Mumbai Indians
Date : May 28, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM
Ground: Bangalore

56. Kings XI Punjab Vs Rajasthan Royals
Date : May 28, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mohali

May 29 is the day For Rest

First semi-final
Date : May 30, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

Second semi-final
Date : May 31, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

Final
Date : June 1, 2009
Time: 8:00 PM
Ground: Mumbai

ICC 20-20 World Cup 2009


ICC World Twenty20 2009 Time Table and Team Fixtures.

In the upcoming season of ICC T20 World Cup 2009, 12 teams are going to participates for the tournament and all the teams are divides in the four groups as given Below :

  • Group A : India, Bangladesh, Ireland
  • Group B : Pakistan, England, Netherlands
  • Group C : Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies
  • Group D : South Africa, New Zealand, Scotland

The ICC T20 World Cup 2009 will be starting from Friday, June 5, 2009 and the first match is between the team England and Netherlands, which are from Group B at London and the same match is Day night.

The same tournament ends on Sunday, June 21, 2009 with the Final match, which is held at London.

Match Schedule , Time and Venue

Date June 2009 Time (GMT) Match Details Venue
Fri 05 16:30 England v Netherlands, 1st Match, Group B, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London (D/N)
Sat 06 09:00 New Zealand v Scotland, 2nd Match, Group D, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London
Sat 06 12:30 Australia v West Indies, 3rd Match, Group C, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London
Sat 06 16:30 India v Bangladesh, 4th Match, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham (D/N)
Sun 07 12:30 South Africa v Scotland, 5th Match, Group D, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London
Sun 07 16:30 England v Pakistan, 6th Match, Group B, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London (D/N)
Mon 08 12:30 Bangladesh v Ireland, 7th Match, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham
Mon 08 16:30 Australia v Sri Lanka, 8th Match, Group C, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham (D/N)
Tue 09 12:30 Pakistan v Netherlands, 9th Match, Group B, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London
Tue 09 16:30 New Zealand v South Africa, 10th Match, Group D, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London (D/N)
Wed 10 12:30 Sri Lanka v West Indies, 11th Match, Group C, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham
Wed 10 16:30 India v Ireland, 12th Match, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham (D/N)
Thu 11 12:30 D1 v A2, 13th Match, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham
Thu 11 16:30 B2 v D2, 14th Match, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham (D/N)
Fri 12 12:30 B1 v C2, 15th Match, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London
Fri 12 16:30 A1 v C1, 16th Match, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London (D/N)
Sat 13 12:30 C1 v D2, 17th Match, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London
Sat 13 16:30 D1 v B1, 18th Match, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London (D/N)
Sun 14 12:30 A2 v C2, 19th Match, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London
Sun 14 16:30 A1 v B2, 20th Match, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London (D/N)
Mon 15 12:30 B2 v C1, 21st Match, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London
Mon 15 16:30 B1 v A2, 22nd Match, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London (D/N)
Tue 16 12:30 D1 v C2, 23rd Match, Group F, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham
Tue 16 16:30 D2 v A1, 24th Match, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham (D/N)
Thu 18 16:30 1st Semi-Final, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 Nottingham
Fri 19 16:30 2nd Semi-Final, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London (D/N)
Sun 21 14:00 Final, ICC World Twenty20, 2009 London

So lets PLAY BALL!!!