Thursday, October 19, 2017


Sunday 15th October 2017
Tarala Balu Kendra, R T Nagara, Bengaluru.

Shivarama Karantha Vedike, R T Nagara, Bengaluru, as usual organized BirthDay Celebrations of Kadala Theerada Bhargava, Jnana Peetha Prashasthi award winner, one and only Dr. Kota Shivarama Karantha at the premises of TaralaBalu Kendra, Library.

Lighting the candle
Dr Manu Baligar, President, Kannada Sahitya Parishat was the Chief Guest. Prof. L G Meera. Guest Speaker and Dr VijayaShankar presided over the function, which started at 4.30pm.

After the Invocation, V I P's lighted the lamp with Sri B V Kedilaya, President, Sri P C Chadaga, Secretary and Sri VeeraShekhara Swamy, Vice President of Shivarama Karanth Vedike present.

Sri P C Chadaga introduced the guests. Dr Manu Baligar, in his address, highlighted his association with Dr Karanth, his experiences when Dr Karanth stayed in his house.

Dr Manu Baligar

Dr Vijaya Shankar
Dr L G Meera. Kannada Professor and literary writer, spoke about Karantha's contribution to Science Studies. Any topic he writes, he studies in depth about the subject and writes with his comments to make it clear to ordinary person. His contribution is immense and his JNANA PEETHA AWARD is quite justified.

Dr. VijayaShankar, an excellent speaker also spoke about his younger days in Putur, when he appreciated Shivarama Karanth for immense knowledge and simplicity.

The program ended with vote of thanks and people proceeded to auditorium to Kannada Drama "NATA RATNAKARA" presented by Dramatix drama troop.

posted Thursday 19th October 2017.

Monday, October 16, 2017


Sunday 15th October 2017
TaralaBalu Kendra. R T Nagara, NammBengaluru/

The Kannada Drama was organized by Shivarama Karantha Vedike, R T Nagara, as part of 116th Birthday of Dr Kota Shivarama Karantha .

The 90-minute play was presented by DRAMATRIX group of stage enthusiasts.

It is about the life and plays presented by Master Hirannayya, celebrity stage artist. over the years. He was famous as DATTU in his plays, like Lanchavathara, NaduBeediya Narayana, Naajukayya,  etc.

The play presented shows the continuation of Dattu phenomenon for benefit of audience.

It is comedy with political satire, giving punches to present day politicians.

The glimpse of his play, his life as Gubbi Veeranna Company, his difficulties etc are brought on stage.

Since it is mostly dialogues centered and not much of action scenes.
Mr P C Chadaga congratulating the artists
It was a good presentation on stage.

posted Monday 16th October 2017  

Monday, October 9, 2017


Sunday 8th October 2017
TaralaBalu Kendra, R T Nagara, NammaBengaluru.

KALAVIDARU with Kappanna
That was an excellent presentation of 150-minutes play by Alvas Shikshana Prathistana, Moodbidri, and Alvas Ranga Adhyayana Kendra at TaralaBalu Kendra, R T Nagara.

Director JeevanRam Sullia

 Dr ChandraShekara Kambara, writer of the play and JeevanRam Sullia was the director, costume, music, lighting, stage decor and stage logistics. The presentation was very powerful with no time wasted between the scenes, lighting and music well coordinated.

Scenes from the play
The story line is about the conflict between life and death. We all live in the shadow of death.

The urge of the human being to live without the fear of death, to live with his own ambition and aspiration is powerfully portrayed by the Play "MAHHA MAAYI"

RajaKumari and PushpaGandhi

The Goddess of Death, appearing as mother Shatavi, old woman, Shiva and Garuda bird, tried to control the lives of MahaaMaayi's adopted son SanjeevaShiva (Doctor) and the Princess (suffering from a serious ailment) who are in love.

The determination and the effort of the couple between life and death, and eventually the Goddess of Death loses in the struggle is highlight of the climax.

The 103rd presentation of the play is not only the story, but songs, dances of the artists, special lighting effect and stage setting for different scenes is simply mesmerizing.

The Director of the play, JeevanRam Sullia is a highly talented and creative, trained the artists with excellent expression, clarity of dialogues and movements on stage.

Congratulations to the Director and all the artists who performed so well.

posted Monday 9th October 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Monday 2nd October 2017
GuruNarasimha Kalyana Mantapa, NammaBengaluru

It is the wedding of Vasudha Sharma from Bengaluru and ShriGanesh Damle from Brahmavara at
Guru Narasimha Kalyana Mantapa, Bengaluru.

Balakrishna Shrama, who was our close family friend during Dubai days, now settled in Bengaluru invited us and was happy to see us at wedding hall.

Balakrshna Sharma, wife and children

It was traditional wedding and there were lot of friends and relatives.

Au usual, we had grand wedding lunch, wished the newly married couple happy married life.

Niranjan, Jaya's son, who is friend of ShriGanesh was with us.

posted Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Friday 29th September 2017
BirthiMane, BhuvaneshwariNagara, Hebbala, NammaBengaluru.

Ayudha Pooje is integral part of  10 - day Navratri Festival celebrated throughout India.

It's worshiping "Instruments" used in our daily life. It falls on the ninth day of Navratri Festival.

The most commonly used for daily usage is the car, motorbike.

Here in BirthiMane, the car, the bike washed wiped and cleaned.

The pooja is performed with flowers, agarabatti and Mangalarathi performed.

Lemons are placed under the car and bike, vehicles moved and prayed for safe usage of the vehicles.

posted Tuesday 2nd October 2017


Sunday 1st October 2017
Seva Sadana, Malleshwara, NammaBengaluru

That was a childish Kannada drama, , they called it a comedy.

The play was presented by amateur drama group "KALATMAKA" at Seva Sadana.

It was about 105 minutes play with youngsters performing on some story line.

The miser elderly person with two children, a boy and a girl, wants girl Geetha,  to be married to a

rich 60 year old Hanumantha Rao for money.

The son Kitty makes a plan to defeat this and marry his sister to her boyfriend.

They come in the guise of a sanyasi and rob money etc etc and there finally happy ending.

Message - The parents should look after their children with love and affection.

Posted 2nd October 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Sunday 24th September 2017
BirthiMane, BhuvaneshwariNagar, Bengaluru

Navratri is 9-day festival dedicated to DeviDurga by Hindus all over India. Nine days represents nine manifestations of Goddess Durga.

Here in BirthiMane, we have special pooja relations are called for lunch prepared at home by mom Nalini Somayaji.

It is more or less get-together and catching up with what has been over the past year.

Few photos are posted.

written Wednesday 27th September 2017