Saturday, January 29, 2011

DENTAL CARE.... IMPORTANCE

During young age, if one is not taking proper care of his/her teeth, they will definitely end up with one of the following at their later age.
1. Loose all teeth due to cavity, infection or other dental diseases.
2. End up wearing a denture to cover lost teeth,
3. Use of root canal and wearing cap or crown,
4. Go for tooth implant, a very expensive alternative.
Tooth ache, a painful experience, one would have undergone at any point of time during their life. It's so irritating and fretful that one can't and won't be able to do anything until it subsides. You become so impatient that you don't feel like waiting in the traffic signal, can't eat anything or wait for the doctor in the dental clinic. It's just horrible. You just feel like getting over with it.....  after extraction...... later you realize that you lost one of your teeth for good.....
Tooth implant is the latest innovation, where a foreign tooth/teeth is implanted into the jaw bones permanently.
Kindly ensure proper care of tooth and maintain it for good health..... and for pocket also, as dental treatment is quite expensive. God Bless.
Sun, 30 Jan 2011

KANOORU HEGGADITHI

Kaanooru Heggadithi is a 590 pages Kannada novel written in 1930's by celebrity KUVEMPU, (Kuppalli Venkatappa Puttappa), Jnana Peetha Award Winner, India's highest literary award,  Kaanooru is a name of place near Thirthahalli in western ghats of Karnataka and heggadithi is wife of a rich man in the locality.
Chandrayya Gowda is rich man with prestige and fame in the region, lot of land and property, big family, servants, cruel and fearsome character. Subbamma Heggaithi was his fourth wife, after the three previous wives died. Though she was from a poor background, she becomes rich man's wife and undergoes lot of hardship.
The story revolves around a generation, environment, beautiful description of nature, surroundings, customs, beliefs, prejudices, hatred, dreams of people, ambitions....... of highest and lowest echelons of society..... even the minute observations are well written........ the reader absolutely experiences the happenings.... whether it is attack by a tiger,....... division of property....... cock fight, a local game of people or Chandrayya Gowda torturing Subbamma or Seethe, daughter-in-law, servants...........drinking habits of locals...... their sufferings....are all mesmerizing effect on the reader......
Kuppalli is the place where the author lived........it's about 10 km from Thirthahalli.......we visited the place last December on our way from Sringeri....... and the big house is now converted as monument for exhibition of life and works of Kuvempu........
Sun, Jan 30, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

INDIA'S REPUBLIC DAY

4-year old Lahari says ..... it's holiday today because its PUBLIC DAY, before she was corrected to say REPUBLIC DAY............It's 62nd Republic day of India, watching live program from Delhi on TV with leaders and celebrities watching..... Flag hoisting, military parade, President's formal speech, display of tableau from various states, cultural program etc etc..... Remembering the time when I used take my boys, when they were young (they are still young)....... to Indian Consulate in Dubai to witness the flag hoisting, cultural program followed by refreshments..... which was the main attraction for my boys......
TV is displaying HAMARA  BHAARAT.MAHAAN..... JHANDA UNCHA RAHE HAMARA..... MAA THUJHE SALAM.........
HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY........
Wednesday, 26th Jan

PREPARATION FOR A FUNCTION

Preparing and getting ready for a family function could be a quite a daunting task. Purchases, shopping, inviting relations and friends etc..... Satish, Nalini's brother, planned a UPANAYANA, for his 10 year old boy on 23rd February, at Udupi. He stays in Hunsur, distance of 180km from Bangalore, is a small entrepreuner, He with his his family comes to Bangalore on a Tata Sumo with a driver and an assistant for shopping and giving invitations.
Nalini wants to escort them and by default had to join...... Went through the maze of Bangalore peak hour traffic to Kengeri..... then to Chikkala sandra, ..... BTM Lay out...... back to Marthahalli at 11 p.m......They left for Hunsur to 11.30p.m.......
Wed, 26 Jan

Thursday, January 20, 2011

AN EVENT AT IIM BANGALORE

√ŹNDIA INSPIRED" was the theme of the event at the prestigious institution, IIM, Bangalore on 20th Jan.  The program organized by the students body, contained talks by some distinguished personality from India. This was part of their annual program UMAAD2011.
The program supposed to start at 5p.m. eventually started at 5.30p.m. After lighting the lamp for inauguration, Prof. Rajeev Gowda, spoke of incidences by RAM SENA, which I thought was irrelevant for the occasion.  Then came the famousr Rajat Sharma from India TV. After showing some video clippings from his celebrated program - AAJ KI ADALAT - spoke about how he managed to the position of what he is today, by narrating the incidences of his childhood with gross poverty, living with many relations, and sick elders in a crammed third floor apartment, His joining ZEE TV, then the new channel, afterwards starting IndiaTV, his struggle to raise the channel rating, and the rest. His spoke in pure hindi and was quite thought provoking and was really inspiring for young IIM graduates.
The next speaker was Viren Raskina, celebrity hocky player, talking about the training and facility available and required for budding individual sportsmen. He was charming, energetic and enthusiastic, narrated about how so many from India, with limited training and supporting facilities managed to reach the international standards in various olympic games. He spoke at length about OLYMPIC QUEST. organization and training program for the various games.
Next was Nisha Susan, who shot fame after PINK CHADDI campaign, had no clue and focus on what she was speaking. She had good control of English language and oratory skills, was boring and no substance talk.
The program was to have talk and performance by the band THE THERMAL AND THE QUATER, Bangalore Rock Band, they call it. The leader, Bruce Lee Mani, Guitarist & Vocalist, spoke for while about how his thirst for music brought to his present level. Also had a low key presentation of award to the winners of music video competition,

The grand prize winner was RISHIKANTH SOMAYAJI, who put in lot of efforts using animation and video editing skills. The sad part was that the organizers did not bother or had the courtesy  to show a 4 min video to the audience. Mani with his team belted out two songs with heavy sound, which I felt was presentation of loud music and noise.
The event management needs improvement and speakers should be asked to talk to the point within the time frame. It was an evening with a difference.
Friday, 21 January

Sunday, January 9, 2011

ANOTHER NEW YEAR 2011

It's so true...... Time and Tide wait for no one...... the year 2010 slipped into history and it was time to usher another new year 2011.....with new hopes and aspirations..... went to Shubha's house with cake and decoration... brightened up place and some music and Pizza.....  fun. dance and screaming..... and there comes the brand new HAPPY 2011...... WELCOME...... wishing joy, happiness..... in the year......
Went round Brigade road..... saw people dispersing after dancing on the streets or overdose of booze.... back home 2 am.......HAPPY NEW YEAR.....


Saturday 01.01.11

SHIRADI GHAT ROAD

SHIRADI GHAT ROAD……..
I happened to travel to Bangalore from Udupi in a luxury bus, last night. The journey was hectic, tiring and  bone breaking. The ghat section road, supposed to be a highway, is pathetic, not motorable,  and in very bad condition. Hundreds of buses criss-cross the road everyday and we really have to pity the poor drivers, trying to negotiate the huge potholes, and ditches. It’s too bad for the vehicles, people travelling will get body aches……
The car owners will not dare to take the car as it will definitely  breakdown…… just a stretch of 25 kms, takes more than two hours…..
Why it is like that?? Governments will not take action, peoples representatives will not bother, people travelling will grumble and forget about it…….we are  “Sat praje” civilized citizens….
Is there a way to rectify the situation?? Crores and crores of rupees spent on the road by the central and state government for last several years……but what is the use?? Do we have the will power?? We have the ability, resources and the funds…… but it looks like not getting to the right place……
A humble request to concerned authorities to please look into the situation urgently, as a matter of priority and save the citizens from bone-braking journey through SHIRADI GHAT…
Friday....31 Dec


REMEMBRENCE DAY

30 Dec..... the day when Hebri Amma they affectionately used to call..... Lakshmiamma.... passed away six years ago...... had a function at Hebri..... Shraddha.....  Lunch and came back to Birthi.....
Before that visited Suares at Uppinakote and met the newly married couple..... Bala and his wife ...Shiney....and blessed them.......
Evening to Garadimane....Achimane..... sat with varambally brothers for sometime..... 9.00p.m. to Brahmavara bus stand..... again horrible DURGAMBA BUS.... back to Marthahalli home next morning.....
Thursday....30 Dec

KISHORE'S WEDDING

Kishore's parents are family friends for a long time...... back in UAE...... Keshava & Vishala Bhat..... nice and affectionate couple..... came to Bangalore home and invited us for their son's wedding....

28th Night.... get-together party at Rotary club, Manipal...... managed to get Hebri Vasudeva Achar's Maruthi800 car..... so we were mobile.... party with some singing, dance and dinner.....Back to Birthi....
29 Dec..... Grand wedding at Shamili.... prestigious Wedding Hall at Udupi.... Many UAE Friends at the wedding.... AV Raos, Kedilayas, Dr. Prakashs, Latha Sudhaker.......
Evening again reception at the same hall..... after a siesta at Doddamma's house at Udyavara..... After dinner at the reception hall..... back to Birthi....

Wednesday, 29 Dec

OVER TO OORU

Planned to travel by car...... for three days..... thought not really necessary..... checked with Umesh Holla for availability of bus..... to my surprise, seats are available..... so off to ooru though the journey was not comfortable.....reached 28th Tuesday morning....
Tuesday 28th Dec

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

KENGERI POOJA & PARTY

It's Suresh's celebration of his daughters coming home on holidays......Mythri & Spoorthi...... here in Bangalore for about 2 weeks...... Reached Suresh house Sat evening..... fun, dinner.... sleep.....
Sunday morning..... Sri Satynarayana Pooja performed by Seetharama Somayaji...... more 250 friends and relations for buffette lunch in specially erected shamiyana adjacent to the house...... Grand occasion.......
Returned to Marthahalli in the evening......


Sunday, 26 Dec 2010

PRIYA WEDDING

Chaddi friend and neighbor in the village of birthi, Soorynarayana Rao's only affectionate daughter Priya's wedding took place with Sudheer on 24th Dec. at Gurunrasimha Kalyana Mantapa at Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore...... Emotional moment for parents of Priya was when they were to hand over their affectionate and only daughter to Sudheer......  a ceremony called "DHAARE"...... tears could be seen in the eyes of mother and father........
Evening's reception had a good gathering...... group photo session with Harsha and Shubhs....... back home


Fri 24 Dec