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Mookonda Nitin Kushalappa

Mookonda Poonacha Nitin Kushalappa is an engineer, author and amateur historian besides being a blogger as well (Eminent Kodava). He was born in Virajpet (Kodagu) and brought up in Bangalore. He works as a software engineer and has made apps and games for the iPhone. He writes under the names Mookonda Kushalappa, Nitin Kushalappa and Kushal Mucon. He is also a historian by hobby.

Family

Father:

Mookonda Kushalappa Sunny Poonacha,

Mother:

Mookonda (Arpattu Muckatira) Pushpa Poonacha (Damayanthi),

Wife: 

Ketolira Deepthi,

Sister: 

Chekkera Nilan,

Family Tree:

Family tree in Kodavaclan

Education

Nitin did his education in Clarence High School and St. Joseph’s PU College. He studied BE in Telecom, from Vishwesvaraya Technological University in CMRIT in Bangalore. He has also done his Master of Arts in History and Archaeology from Oceanik, Kuvempu University. He holds an international project management certification (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI).

Achievements

In 2014, he was interviewed by The Hindu English newspaper. In 2015, he was interviewed by Udaya News Kannada TV channel. In 2018, he was honoured by the Mookonda joint (extended) family in Bilugunda (Ammathi). In 2019, he was honoured by the Codava Makkada Coota and the Kodagu Press Club in Madikeri and later by members of the Mookonda families in Bangalore

Books

Articles

Star of Mysore

Reviving spiritual leaderships, January 11, 2021: (about thakkame)

https://starofmysore.com/reviving-spiritual-leaderships/

Deccan Herald

List of newspaper articles written by Mookonda Nitin Kushalappa and published in the Deccan Herald,  (as of February 07, 2021):

Heaps of broken images, November 26, 2012: (about Moribetta)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/294534/heaps-broken-images.html

Legend of the white pond, December 31, 2012: (about Shravanabelagola)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/302071/legend-white-pond.html

Account of an uprising, March 5, 2013

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/316458/account-uprising.html

Fate of the insurgents March 5, 2013:

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/316455/fate-insurgents.html

Deep in the land of Kodavas, September 29, 2015: (about the Mandetira family and Kakot temple)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/503360/deep-land-kodavas.html

Immortalised in stone, April 26, 2016, (about General Kannanda Doddayya)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/542671/immortalised-stone.html

A tale with a sharp edge, June 28, 2016, (about Diwan Meriyanda Medu)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/554689/a-tale-sharp-edge.html

For a green escape, August 2, 2016,

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/561628/for-green-escape.html

In peace the warriors rest, November 8, 2016, (about Generals Biddanda Bopu and Somaiah)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/579851/in-peace-warriors-rest.html

Revering nature & culture, December 05 2016,

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/585010/revering-nature-culture.html

The set-up of Kodagu’s royal cemetery, January 09 2017, (Haleri graveyard)

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/the-set-up-of-kodagus-royal-cemetery-568706.html

A unique temple festival, February 6, 2017, (Bhagwathi Namme)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/595118/a-unique-temple-festival.html

Time to soak in the revelry, April 18 2017, (Boad namme)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/606871/time-soak-revelry.html

Men of valour and courage, May 22 2017, (about Field Marshal Cariappa and General Thimmaiah)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/613017/men-valour-courage.html

Flying back in time, July 24 2017, (about HAL museum) 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.deccanherald.com/amp/content/624489/flying-back-time.html

Swords of honour, August 14 2017,

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/628072/swords-honour.html

The tragic story of a warrior, August 14 2017, (about Officer Thathanda Subbaiah)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/628068/tragic-story-warrior.html

Unravelling HAL’s heritage, September 25 2017, (HAL museum, Bangalore)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/634901/unravelling-hals-heritage.html

The people’s palace, October 23 2017, (about Vidhana Soudha)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/639023/peoples-palace.html

In the spirit of worship, November 27 2017, (theray)

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/645061/in-spirit-worship.html

Ceremonial and heritage locales in Kodagu, January 01 2018,

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/ceremonial-and-heritage-locales-in-kodagu-636046.html

Kodagu soldier’s tryst with the British, April 17 2018, (about Mathanda Appachu)

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/spectrum-statescan/kodagu-soldier-s-tryst-with-the-british-665032.html

A club with colonial charm, July 21 2018, (Bangalore Club)

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/club-colonial-charm-682656.html

A tribe nestled in the hills of Kodagu, August 04 2018, (Kapla people)

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/spectrum-statescan/a-tribe-nestled-in-the-hills-of-kodagu-685587.html

Fragrance of rice, with a whiff of pepper, September 16 2018, (Kodagu cuisine)

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/fragrance-rice-whiff-pepper-692788.html

Where the charka still spins, September 30 2018,  (Melkote Ashrama)

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/where-charka-still-spins-695305.html

Down the royal memory lane, March 10 2019,

https://www.deccanherald.com/down-the-royal-memory-lane-722383.html

The makers of melody, April 27 2019, (Veena makers of Simhapadi)

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/spectrum-top-stories/the-makers-of-melody-730824.html

The princess and the sharpshooter, July 06 2019,

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/spectrum-statescan/the-princess-and-the-sharpshooter-745120.html

Hockey brings families together, July 13 2019, 

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/spectrum-top-stories/hockey-brings-families-together-746669.html

Muses and musings, December 28, 2019, (Kannada literature across Karnataka)

https://www.deccanherald.com/amp/spectrum/spectrum-top-stories/muse-and-musings-789227.html

How the modest Nalknad palace sheltered Kodagu’s royals, October 03, 2020

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/spectrum-statescan/how-the-modest-nalknad-palace-sheltered-kodagu-s-royals-896589.html

Of rice, oxen and pilgrimages, January 16, 2021, (Lord Baithurappa and Puggera family) 

https://www.deccanherald.com/spectrum/spectrum-top-stories/of-rice-oxen-and-pilgrimages-939586.html

Mand: the open-air temples of Kodagu, February 06, 2021

https://www.deccanherald.com/amp/spectrum/spectrum-statescan/mand-the-open-air-temples-of-kodagu-948120.html

Online

Puthari, Orange County resort / Evolveback, 2014

https://www.evolveback.com/coorg/puthari-the-harvest-feast/

Tipu Sultan, Napoleon and Hitler, Coorg News, 2015

http://www.coorgnews.in/forumissues/tipu-sultan-napoleon-and-hitler/amp/

Igguthappa, Coorg news, 2016

http://www.coorgtourisminfo.com/coorg-travel-experiences/padi-igguthappa-temple-dedicated-rain-harvest-god-coorg/amp/

Kail Podh, Coorg news, 2017

https://www.google.co.in/amp/www.coorgnews.in/kodagu-culture/kail-podh-unique-festival-arms-celebrated-people-coorg/amp/

Blogs

http://kushalmucon.blogspot.com/ 

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