Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Sunday 21st January 2018
CubbonPark, NammaBengaluru

It is always pleasant to go to Cubbon Park in the morning, in spite of weather being chill.

It is huge park almost in the center of the city, lot of people throng to the park and one can see various activities happening there.

KarnatakaBank officials on promotion campaign.
Invariably a kind of promotion of a company, awareness campaign for the organization, sponsored marathon, dance program on stage, yoga enthusiasts get together for a session, aerobics with music for fitness, fresh vegetable buyers, dog lovers with their pets, children cycling, elderly people just walking for morning freshness etc etc.


Last Sunday 21st Jan. we were there with our Seenu, the beagle dog, for a spin around.

Pictures will speak for itself.

Posted, Wednesday, 24th Jan. 2018


17 - 18 January 2018

After successfully completing the Panchama Paryaya of Pejavara Sri Vishwesha Thirtha Swamiji of Pejavar matha, Senior Pontiff, 86 year old frail, well known person, handed over the administration and to perform Pooja rituals to Sri Krishna, to Sri Vidyadeesha Thirtha Swamiji of Palimaru Matha.

The paryaya, the religious ritual takes place every alternate years for the Ashta Matha of Udupi.

The rotation privilege of worshiping Lord Krishna amongst the eight mathas is fixed.

1. Palimaru Matha  (2018 -2020)
2. Adamaru Matha, (2020 - 2022)
3. Krishnapura Matha  (2022 - 2024)
4. Puttige Matha, (2024 - 2026)
5. Shiroor Matha, (2026 - 2028)
6. Sodhe Matha,  (2028 - 2030)
7. Kaaniyuru Matha, (2030 - 2032)
8. Pejavara Matha. (2032 - 2034)

Mom with her friend Usha Umesh traveled to Udupi on 16th night bus and reached 17th morning.

The thottilu utsava od Sri Krishna was performed by the outgoing Pejavar Swamiji, on the night of 17th Jan.

The Paryaya takes place in the early hours of 18th Jan. and preparations start from the previous year itself. The ascending Swamiji Sri Vidyadeesha Thirtha of Palimaru matha, goes to Dandathirtha at the early hours, 3 am and takes dip at holy pond and does pooja as per tradition. Then he enters Udupi city in a procession from Jodukatte, along with other Swamjis, carried in a palanquin along with cultural shows, plays, music and band.

The ascending Swamiji then enters Krishna Matha accompanied by outgoing Swamiji, where the reins of Krishna Matha, Akshaya Patre, shrine keys were handed over to ascending Swamiji.

A formal Durbar  and public ceremony takes place at Rajangana for the general public.

The city is in festive mood, people from far and near come to Udupi in thousands to get Krishna Darshana and free grand lunch is provided to all at Bhojana Shale, Anantheshwara Temple and ChandraMoulishwara Temple premises.

The evening is time for shopping and socializing.

Posted Tuesday 23rd Jan. 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018


Sunday 21st January 2018
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, NammaBengaluru

It was 5-day music festival of Bharathiya Samagana Sabha, titled  "SWARALANKARA 2018" from 17th Jan to 21st Jan. with number of celebrity music artists participating.

Sangeetha Katti, Praveen Godkindi, L Subramaniam, Kaushiki Chakraborthy, VidyaBhushan, RanjaniGayatri, and many more, participating in the Music Festival.

We went for last day's program of Ranjani Gayatri Carnatic Classical Concert, which was highly classical and need little of knowledge of classical music.

Music lovers definitely enjoy as one is amazed at the years of training they have acquired form reaching the stage, to give such a performance. The accompanying musicians were also excellent.

posted 23rd Jan 2018  

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Saturday 20th January 2018
K H KalaSoudha, HamumanthNagara, NammaBengaluru.

Opening song by the artists
Suyoga School of Arts, as a part of their Annual Day Program, presented Kannada Drama " Bhaartha Yaatre", at K H KalaSoudha, hanumanthNagar, NammaBengaluru.

The concept and story line of the play was good. The presentation could have been better with little bit of accompanying music.

Scenes of the play
RamaKrishna Jois, lead role in the play sets out for pilgrimage of India (Bhaaratha Yaatre) from his hometown, not with an intention of visiting holy places or temples but with mission to find answers to some of the nagging questions about life and living.

Mr Jois, during his tour of India, meets various people at different situations and interacts with them to hear their stories about their living and haunting issues. People whom he meets are,
1. a woman, who narrates her story when he was doing Tulsi Pooja at home,
2. a politician from Andhra, speaking little bit of Kannada during his train journey, and says how politicians are treating people,
3. a revolutionary (kranthikaari) woman is a hotel room, had issues about her life and how she became a revolutionary carrying a gun,
4. a consultant, traveling in a flight, says he earns money apparently fooling people,
5. a musician, singing English songs with guitar, posing as an Englishman,
6. an Muslim auto driver at Ahmedabad, trying to find answers to why muslims and hindus are killing each other, like the case of Godhra,
7. meets his own son, having a party with drinks with friends in Mumbai, discussing various issues and each one having questions about life.

Finally, Jois meets a Saint in Haridwar, where he asks questions raised by all people whom he met.
He says "Om Shivam" is the answer to all issues, and we have no answers.


The dialogues, situations, acting and movements were all good. During the change of scenes, there was vacuum on stage, which could be filled with some relevant music.

However, the play kept the audience in rapt attention throughout 90-minutes play.

Posted Sunday, 21st January 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018


Sunday, 14th Jan.2018

Ravi's Birth Day is on 6th Jan, and as he was out of station, we had a get-together at his own apartment, Salarpuria Sattva, Celesta at BidaraHalli, near K R Puram. Bengaluru.

Shubha, Raghu, Lahari, Rishi, Mom, Sridhar BidaraHalli, Bharathi and Anisha were there.

A beautiful cake with variety of ingredients  prepared by Mom with Luv, was cut by Ravian and shared to all present.

We had nice starters like fruit mix, bread with cheese. We had millet palav, rice samabar, papad, chutney, curd, payasa, etc

It was a pleasant and happy moments and memories to cherish.

posted Tuesday 16th Jan 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018


Sunday, 14th January 2018
LalBhaag, NammaBengaluru.

SUGGI is the farmers' festival, where they celebrate the harvesting season, happy with the crops they got, hence the family joins in the celebrations.

Now it is being celebrated in the cities, emphasizing the need to change the lifestyle and use more of organic millet based food.

It's also "Makara Samkranthi" festival, when the sun changes his path from South to North i,e, Dakshinayana to Uttarayana.

The state Government, along with department of Agriculture and Horticulture, organized a day long festival " SUGGI HUGGI" at LaalBhaag in Bengaluru.

Politicians presence

One of the highlight of the festival is KITE FLYING, where in the villages, in the open fields, people enjoy flying kites of various sizes and faces. They enjoy thrill and excitement in flying the kites higher and higher.

"KICCHU HAAYISU"  (ಕಿಚ್ಚು ಹಾಯಿಸು ) is another highlight of the festival, where male cows are decorated and made to run on burning fire, from dry grass. People enjoy the thrill, though it is the punishment for cows.

We went only in the evening when most of the organic food festival was over, but we could see the highlights of the evening.

Posted Monday 15th Jan. 2018