Mangaluru: The Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) Mangalore Regional Centre (MLRC) in association with Siemens Home Appliances Group and Master Class Studio had hosted the ‘Design & Food’ event at the Master Class Studio in Indian Design School campus on Friday, 20th May 2022. IIID is a pan-India organisation of designers’ fraternity comprising of architects, interior designers, and vendors of building materials. The Mangalore centre is the 33rd chapter of IIID.

The guests of honour present at the event were – award-winning interior designer Summesh Menon (Summesh Menon Associates, Mumbai), Ar. Venkatesh Pai (Chairman, IIA Mangalore), Ar. Sanath Kumar Shetty (founder of the SKS Group, Mangalore), AK Ahmed (Founder Chairman of AK Group), and the delegates of Siemens Home Appliances Group - Ranjith Nair (Senior Manager - Sales), Chef. Lovjeet Singh (Executive Chef of Bosch and Siemens), Ms. Shweta Rathod (Area Manager - Sales) and Bharath Shetty (Business Development Manager). The guests were felicitated by the Members of the Management Committee of IIID MLRC – Ar. Mohammed Nissar (Chairman), Ar. Anil Pai (Hon. Secretary), Ar. Sharun Anchan (Treasurer), Ar. Ramnath Nayak (Hon. Joint Secretary), Ar. Sonal Rao and Meraj Yusuf (Trade Member).

Ar. Venkatesh Pai officially unveiled the IIID MLRC logo along with IIID MLRC Management Committee members. Ar. Sanath Kumar Shetty, along with the delegates of Siemens Home Appliances Group, officially launched ‘A-Dough-Able Cookies’ which is a premium brand of cookies by the Master Class Studios. 

The prime focus of the event was “Design interaction” and “Food and cooking demonstration” – a “jugalbandi” that was beautifully executed by the award-winning interior designer, Summesh Menon and Chef Lovjeet Singh. While Summesh Menon was showcasing his works and having an interactive session with the design fraternity of Mangalore, Chef Lovjeet Singh had a hands-on cooking session and live demonstration of Siemens equipment with the guests. The event was concluded with an informative presentation by the Siemens Home Appliances Group showcasing their state-of-the-art products.

The event was first-of-its-kind in Mangalore and all the guests present appreciated the event calling it a memorable one and one that is totally different from all the design events conducted in Mangalore. Moreover, the event was well-appreciated by the National Executive Committee members of the IIID.


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Mangaluru: Continuous rainfall in Dakshina Kannada including Mangaluru, is now posing threat to the low-lying areas with flooding if the rain continues for next few hours.

Incidents of wall of the houses and compound walls collapsing, have also been reported from several areas since Wednesday night.

Similarly, cracks were also spotted on the Maravur Bridge following which the Deputy Commissioner instructed the PWD Executive Engineering to visit the spot and inspect the bridge on Thursday morning.

Due to the drainage issues, several areas in Mangaluru including Kottara Chowki were experiencing water logging causing traffic jams and panic among the locals who fear flooding if the rains do not stop.

In several other areas, homes have also been inundated with rain water putting the houses on risk of damages. Residents in these areas were evacuated and were shifted to other localities temporarily.

The Deputy Commissioner also declared holidays to PU and Degree colleges due to rains on June 30. He also added that the decision on declaring holidays to schools and other colleges will be taken after assessing the situation in the district by Friday morning.