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    January 20th, 2018adminArts, Culture & Entertainment
    Actor Kashinath. | Photo Credit: K. Bhagya Prakash

    Actor Kashinath. | Photo Credit: K. Bhagya Prakash

    Actor, director and producer K. Kashinath, 67, who was instrumental in changing the direction of Kannada cinema in the late ’70s, died on Thursday after a brief illness. In his four-decade career, Kashinath acted in over 40 films and directed 16. He was a rarity: besides directing, he wrote dialogues, songs, and even scripts. He was instrumental in the growth of several film-makers such as Upendra, Sunil Kumar Desai, music director Manohar, and he promoted actors Abhinaya, Umashree, Bank Janardhan, and Vanitha Vasu.

    In the late ’70s, when Kannada cinema was clearly demarcated as commercial and art, Kashinath created his own genre. He changed the perspective of a protagonist and anti-hero and carved a niche for himself. Besides mirroring the generation he was in, he spoke against social evils such as dowry often employing the double entendre. Many even accused him of damaging the image of Kannada film industry. Undeterred, Kashinath carved his own path and soon became a cult figure.

    Though he made his debut as a director in the comedy drama Aparoopada Athithigalu (1976), his talent came to the fore with Aparichita (1978), where new actors Shobha, Suresh Heblikar, M.V. Vasudeva Rao, Sundar Krishna Urs and Kokila Mohan made an entry. His landmark film Anubhava, starring Umashree (now Minister for Kannada and Culture) and Abhinaya created ripples for its content. Recently, speaking to the media, Kashinath had said: “Some were embarrassed, some criticised, while some secretly felt that Anubhava was their own experience.”

    He was working till the very last. In fact two days ago, he dubbed for his upcoming film Oll Munsami, directed by Anand Priya. His recent film Chouka was not only a box office hit, but also provided a new lease of life for Kashinath.

    Thousands of fans and political leaders paid their last respects. As Upendra put it, with Kashinath’s death, it is curtains to a glorious chapter in Kannada industry.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Karnataka / by Muralidhara Khajane / Bengaluru – January 18th, 2018

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    January 16th, 2018adminBusiness & Economy

    A new amenity building of the Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd at its chocolate factory in Puttur of Dakshina Kannada district will be inaugurated on January 21.

    Addressing presspersons in Mangaluru on Tuesday, SR Satishchandra, Campco president, said the new building is being added to meet the international food safety standards and zoning of processing area as per FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) standards.

    Built at a cost of ₹13 crore, the building is spread over 42,000 sq ft. Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate it, , he said.

    On January 21, the foundation stone for a master godown for arecanut, pepper and rubber will be laid at Kavu in Puttur taluk of the district.

    To be built at a cost of ₹19 crore, the godown will have a built-up area of 1 lakh sq ft. The completion period for the building is 24 months, Satishchandra said.

    Suresh Bhandary, Managing Director of the cooperative, said Campco would also introduce a premium assorted gift box containing four variants of its chocolate products on that day. These gift boxes will be marketed in airports and malls, he said.

    DV Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, will unveil the bust of the late Varanashi Subraya Bhat, founder-president of Campco, on January 21, Satishchandra said.

    source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com / Business Line / Home>Economy> Agri Business / by The Hindu Bureau / Mangaluru – January 16th, 2018

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