A small step for Robin, a giant leap for Kodavas

Robin Utthappa‘s selection for the Indian one-day squad, in place of Gautam Gambhir, underlines something that is increasingly becoming obvious: Coorgis (or Kodavas) are making headway in diverse fields.

Not just the army or hockey.

In movies (Prema Cariappa and Daisy Bopanna), in medicine and literature (Dr Kavery Nambisan), in literature (Anjana Appachanna), in squash (Joshna Chinappa), in golf (Rahul Ganapathy), in tennis (Rohan Bopanna),  in hockey (Arjun Halappa, Len Aiyappa), in law (Brijesh Kalappa), in journalism (Raj Chengappa)…

What next?