Maya Lunch Home – Seafood Restaurant
2nd floor moviemax,
Savour a range of snacks and desserts at Cafe D14
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
Crib – Decorations – Celebrations – Events – Around Mangalore
Christmas Crib –
Milagres Church, Mangalore – Christmas Crib 2018
Father Muller Hospital, Mangalore – Christmas Crib 2018
St. Sebastian Church, Bendoor, Mangalore – Christmas Crib 2018
St Anthony’s Poor Homes, Jeppu, Mangalore – Christmas Crib 2018
Rosario Cathedral (aka Rosario Church), Mangalore – Christmas Crib 2018
Holy Family Church – Omzoor, Mangalore – Christmas Crib 2018
Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner – Taj – The Gateway Hotel, Mangalore
Snow Ball 2K18 – 25 Dec 2018 – GoldFinch, Mangalore
The Very Merry Buffet – 24 Dec 2018 – Kabab Studio, Mangalore
The Brunch before Christmas – 23 Dec 2018 – Spindrift, Mangalore
Secret Santa Toy Drive – Dec 2018 – Riya Foundation, Mangalore
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
What happens when you completely forget that its Mother’s day or Valentine’s day- or even someone’s birthday?
A beautiful bouquet ought to help, or maybe a scrumptious cake that makes them forget everything in a jiffy. Well, fret not, because Flower mojo proves to be a real saviour for those of us with sieves for brains or last minute-madness. With a massive selection of flowers available, including a range of speciality bouquets for special occasions, Flower mojo also has gifts including chocolates, sweets, fruit baskets and combos, just in case you need to make your delivery extra fancy. What’s more, there are loads of last-minute delivery options for anyone who’s left a bit late – which is likely to be everyone – if we’re honest. Also, same day delivery and midnight delivery to surprise your special someone is a doddle with them, (including Sunday) thanks to their incredible 24-hours service.
At Flower mojo, you can expect to find seasonal blooms, and exquisite flowers in their fashion-focused bouquets and the bunches stay sweet smelling and perky for longer than most. One look at the elegant, timeless, hand-tied arrangements and you’ll be bowled over. They have everything from gerberas to orchids, sweet-smelling lilies to carnations and colourful roses.
Moreover, they’re packed full of genuinely lovely gift ideas, especially for the ones who love to go all out like maybe pop in a teddy or two along with a bunch of roses or add in a box of your favourite Ferrero Rocher with a heart-shaped strawberry cake. The only problem is staying on track and not getting distracted by all the beautiful options that you get to choose from, lest you go overboard and order a ton of stuff. Of course, the recipient would only be too pleased. Hence it’s a win-win at the end.
So, with just a swipe of your smartphone, you can now treat your loved ones to a bunch of beautiful blooms, courtesy Flower mojo and you won’t even have to bat an eyelid if they could be living miles away. Flower mojo transports to all major cities and is pretty much available to most of India. With their aim to wow customers and keep updated with current trends, Flower mojo makes sure every delivery is done with utmost care and according to the requirements of the customer, thus ensuring a thoroughly satisfying experience. Be it a fruit basket to a dear one recovering from an illness or some lip-smacking gulab jamun for a nephew who just cleared his exams, there’s something for every occasion and sending love across different cities hasn’t been more comfortable. The prices vary for every bouquet, so there’s always something for every budget, but you can entirely rely on their quality.
By understanding the importance of delivering on time as well keeping in mind the emotions and surprise elements, Flower mojo is well on their way to becoming the most sought after florist and gift delivery service in India.
Tinton Resorts & Water Park
KarnatakaThombathu, Hengavalli Post,
Want to flee the city? Here’s where you can spend the weekend and still be back to work on Monday.
It’s easy to see why procuring a summer booking at Tinton Resorts lovely homestay, and water park is the best thing you can do on the weekend, especially tagging little kids along. But while the Instagrammable river frontage and expansive gardens are a draw, it’s the highly coveted lush lodgings, floating restaurants and tree houses – that will get your brood grinning. Activity-wise, there’s enough to keep the whole family entertained and if nothing else-soaking in the pool amounts to relaxation at it’s best
The old favourites at any water park are still thriving, from the water slides, rain dance and rainbow shower, to the paddle boat, kayak, zip-line and the children’s play area flanked by the basketball court and various other outdoor sports. Other star turns include a well-equipped gym, ATV ride and a paintball area.
Although serving a wide variety of food and beverages, the grub is nothing to boast of and could surely use some improvement; while the blaring music that keeps playing all through the day could be toned down a bit, especially when one wants just to put up your feet and relax. The drive towards the Tinton Resorts is a long one, but thanks to GPS, it’s hard to lose track of, and the location lets you access famous attractions like Agumbe Sunset, Kollur Mookambika temple, Koodlu falls, Murudeshwar temple, Udupi Krishna temple, Malpe Beach, Maravanthe Beach etc.
Predictably, school vacations are the busiest times to go. Best to go in big groups to be able to enjoy all the resort’s facilities while still having the much-needed break from city life. While Tinton Resorts claim to have Wi-Fi, none of the mobile networks picks up in the area, except for maybe Airtel. Works out great for those who want to cut off contact with technology and bask in the smoothening freshness of nature.
Highly recommended: At Tinton Resorts the water slides provide an adrenaline-pumping experience and should not be missed!
PC and Content by Megan D' Souza