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Diversity in the Kodagu Land…  
September 20th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Diversity in the Kodagu Land…

The beautiful land of Coorg is home not only to Kodavas, but to other communities as well. These are known by different names. These names come from the area of Coorg they are residing in, or from their occupation. Read more

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The Kodava Costume  
August 7th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

The Kodava Costume

Costumes, eating habits, beliefs, rituals, and body language are just some aspects which are largely influenced by a culture. Culture, indeed plays a huge role in shaping us, hence it won’t hurt to say that culture defines us. Read more

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So Who Are the Kodavas?  
July 30th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

So Who Are the Kodavas?

What do we know about the Kodavas? Apart from the fact that pork and rice is their staple diet and weapons play a major role in their sect. Also, the beauty of their land they come from leaves you enchanted. Not much, do we? So, who are these Kodavas? Read more

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A Modest Preface to India’s S’Kod-land  
May 31st, 2014 by Clayton Menezes

A Modest Preface to India’s S’Kod-land

Also known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is the Anglicized name for this beautiful district of Karnataka. It is traditionally known as Kodagu to the locals, and is nestled amidst the ageless hills that line the southernmost edge of Karnataka which is also the Western Ghats. Read more

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The Mystery Behind the Kodava Clan Name  
May 7th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

The Mystery Behind the Kodava Clan Name

Shakespeare once said – “What’s in a name?” Little did he realize, that a name or rather, the last name, can tell a lot about a person’s background. This particularly stands true in India. Read more

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The Spirit of a Kodava!  
April 29th, 2014 by Bavna Achayya

The Spirit of a Kodava!

It’s that phrase you must have heard, to party like a Kodava, or drink like one, but this spirit doesn’t end there. Born of warriors, these ancient Kshatriyas make excellent sportsmen and brilliant company! Read more

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Way to Go, Kodavas!  
February 28th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Way to Go, Kodavas!

Coorg, the administrative district in Karnataka, has been the birthplace of many famous personalities. Kodavas are extremely proud of their culture and heritage, and don’t hesitate to flaunt it. Read more

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Coorg, Glorious Coorg! – 2  
February 22nd, 2014 by Clayton Menezes

Coorg, Glorious Coorg! – 2

As far as the season goes, October to March, like most places in India, is the best time of the year to visit Coorg. The weather is rather pleasant with that very welcome nip in the air, but Coorg, during monsoons, can be equally mesmerising and enchanting as well. Read more

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The Kodava Culture: Ever So Fascinating  
February 4th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

The Kodava Culture: Ever So Fascinating

India is the land of diversity in aspects ranging from culture to religion. Our country is often associated with the quote, “Unity in Diversity”. Rich in culture and traditions, this is something we Indians are very proud of, and added to this, every state/region embraces its culture with pride. Read more

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A Bit About the Kodavas…  
January 23rd, 2014 by Clayton Menezes

A Bit About the Kodavas…

What makes a place even more interesting than it already is is its history. The Kodavas have a very interesting history indeed. Kodagu, the native non-anglicized word for Coorg, is located in the Southwest part of Karnataka. Though surrounded by the districts of Karnataka and Kerala, Kodavas have maintained a very unique form of culture and tradition. Read more

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