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2nd floor moviemax,
On a quest for a perfect cup o’ joe? Well, look no further than Cafe D14, a stellar light-and-bright relaxed spot for Kasargodians frequenting the Moviemax complex. Cafe d14 is for all sorts: teenagers, families with young children, residents relaxing with the newspapers. Many come just for takeaways, while there are those who linger with a laptop. Food is a strong point. The baked goods are lovely, mainly the cakes as well as burgers, pizza and ice-creams.
The banana muffins served here are just delightful – baked in a muffin case to golden brown perfection. The fried chicken was proper comfort food, the kind of dish that makes you feel looked after. As for the doughnuts – a crispy, fluffy sponge, with impossible creaminess, was exquisite. The black forest sizzler brownie was moist and oh-so-dark – divine.
What’s more- the highlight of Cafe D14 is the live cake counter, the first and possibly the only one in Kasargod so far. Watching the feather-light spongy cakes getting creamed and decorated in front of your eyes is a sight to behold and sets your hunger pangs on full swing. Making your celebrations even more special are the customised cakes available at Cafe D14.
Also, they have an incredible range of stone ice-creams that seem to be getting increasingly popular in recent times with flavours that will please old and young folk alike, particularly those that kids will enjoy like the Nuts Overloaded.
If you feel like a coffee won’t cut it, then head straight for their irresistible mocktails. The staff are genial and well-informed too, making your experience pleasant and enjoyable.
All in all, Cafe D14 offers a variation that’s worth seeking out with prices that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. I believe these are enough reasons for you to head there with your crew and savour their sumptuous delicacies.
Content by Megan D Souza
Mangalore it’s time to ‘Grab and Shout’
Alpha Warrior to bring Jiu-Jitsu and Judo to the city
Free self-defense classes for women, kids and cops
Mangaluru welcomes its first ever full-fledged Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Judo academy- Alpha Warrior on 10th October, 2018 at 8pm on the 6th floor of Bharath Mall, Bejai. The class classes will be held on weekdays and weekends. There will be free trial classes till the
month end for everybody who intends to learn this martial art. The academy aims to hold free self-defence classes for women, children and cops in the near future. Jiu-Jitsu and Judo are not dependent on size, age or gender, it is an art that can be mastered with practice and discipline. Srikanth Kotian, founder, strength and conditioning coach of Alpha warrior said “The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires very little strength and can be practiced by anybody from kids to elderly and the obese. This art is suited for women and can be extensively used as self-defence. Our aim is to make people aware of the benefits of this martial art.”
”I personally have struggled a lot to learn. We are not even sure if we are learning it the right way, under the right coach and no better than the sensei himself- Sensei Salomao Lima belongs to team cicero costa- Which is one of the best in the world. This is why I
thought of introducing Judo that is an Olympic sport today and Jiu-Jitsu that soon may become an Olympic sport in my home town.” He added. Alpha academy has a trio coach, Sensei Salomao, Srikanth Kotian and Dariyappa, A judo black belt from Bengaluru who
will be teaching Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. Sensei Salomao Lima said, “Jiu-Jitsu is not for war, it is for peace. An off shoot of Judo, Jiu Jitsu was developed to improve health, Basically to make stronger version of ourselves. It is used to defend or protect oneself. As this does
not require strength like other martial arts and can be practised by non athletes and also people with small built. I will be in Mangalore to teach this beautiful sport to one and all.”
ABOUT SENSEI SALOMAO LIMA:
Sensei Salomao Lima is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, 4thdegree Judo black belt, and is a certified MMA and Grappling Coach.
Born and brought up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sensei Salomao has taught MMA, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil and moved to Thailand to teach Muay Thai for 4 years and then moved to Malaysia and started the Samurai Academy in 2014. He has been practicing the art since he was 10 years old.
ABOUT ALPHA WARRIOR:
Alpha Warrior to bring Jiu-Jitsu and Judo to the city. This martial art will appeal not only to smaller individuals but also less athletic people because focus is on grappling technique. The focus is on controlling opponents through techniques that force them to
submit, this is a grappling art. This will also have other effects on an individual like making them more discipline, confident and teaches calmness and clarity.
6th Floor, Bharath Mall, Bejai, Mangalore – 575 006
Phone: +91 99865 68391
Tribal Tattoo Shop
Established in the year 2007, Tribal Tattoo have earned a monicker as the pioneers of tattoos in Mangalore. Started by two enthusiastic youngsters Pradeep and Nagesh, the first two years was quite the struggle. ” Mangalore as a new market was not quite open to the concept of tattoos. People still considered tattoos to be a taboo back in those days.” says Pradeep, the pioneering Tattoo artist of Mangalore.
There was a lot of fear, inhibition and rumour mongering among people. It was a risky thing to get themselves into, but even after 2 years of extremely low business, these youngsters decided to stay firm and dedicated. Initially, they had to rely on their friends, but now Tribal Tattoo is doing roaring business to the extent of being booked for the next 6 months!” says Nagesh.
How the name Tribal Tattoo Shop came into existence is a story in itself. Pradeep, who had gone to Nepal on a vacation happened to get himself a tribal tattoo inked on his chest. And that was where it all began. This love for his tribal tattoo soon blossomed into a living brand of its own in Mangalore and Mysore.
They have customers coming in from across the globe. From youngsters to the elderly, people queue up at Tribal to get a tattoo of their choice inked for posterity. Some of the international customers include ones from USA, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka etc. In fact, there was a time when two foreigners came to their shop and got ‘Swatantra’ (freedom) inked in Kannada.
Often people come in with a rough idea of what they want, while sometimes people are absolutely sure of what they want.” says Monish Shetty, the professional tattoo artist at Tribal Tattoo. Whatever the case, the friendly staff at Tribal Tattoo make sure that all of them are welcomed, respected and given what they exactly want. From suggesting designs to coming up with unique designs of their own, the tattoo artists at Tribal do it all.
“In the past 10 years, I have seen a massive shift in the kind of tattoos people ask for. Earlier it used to be religious in nature, but now people like to experiment with something that suits their personality.” adds Monish. There are several styles of tattoos ranging from Tribal, Polynesian, Samoan, Old School, Flash Art, Line Art, Geometrical, Biomechanical, 3D, Cover Up, Coloured tattoo etc.
Monish admits that the toughest tattoo was the one that took him a total of 10 hours to make. It was a mechanical tattoo, which consisted of a lot of shading work. Nagesh says that every day is a new challenge in terms of new designs, and meeting new people, this process in itself is quite interesting he adds.
“Our artists are well trained as they have been trained from the well known and experienced artists from Mumbai and Nepal. Our artists are good at free hand drawing and they are all from the art background. We believe tattoo is a permanent piece of priceless art. Clients come to our shop with a picture or design in mind or they consult us to create the desired image. We use our artistic skills to advise clients on size, color, design and placement of their body art.” says Pradeep.
On the hygiene front, Tribal Tattoo Shop is very particular. They do not cut any corners when it comes to matters of health and hygiene. Fresh gloves and needles are used for every client and this is done right in front of the clients to make sure that they are aware of the cleanliness factor. The inking pens are all sterilized before every use. Vitamin A & D ointments and tattoo lotions of high quality are used. Natural pigmentation ink is used, so that it does not harm the body or skin.
While they presently do cover up tattoos, they are also in the process of introducing tattoo removal through laser technology soon, similar to the one Deepika Padukone had done during her Cannes visit.
Tribal is home to several happy repeat customers. At Tribal the artists believe that as tattoo artists it’s important to be a part of one’s story, journey and experience rather than just designing the tattoo. They say it’s a part of a person’s journey on earth, a piece of their success, a symbol of their love, their victory or just inspiration, but it is significant and one must own their tattoo with pride. A tattoo is a reminder of hope for a person, while they can’t seem to find any. It acts as a sign that people look for at the right time.
Content by Laxmi Shenoy