Wednesday, June 29, 2011

KARIYAJJANA KATHEGALU

Another day of Drama at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore....... part of CHOUTAYANA......  play entitled Kariyajjana Kathegalu.......directed by Krishnamoorthy Kavathoor...... mostly story of narration....... was difficult to understand the concept...... play was not attracting the attention and was dragging.....
However...... acting, stage setting, lighting...... were good...... though it was for only 80 minutes duration, we were waiting for it finish.....
Tue, 28 Jume

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ROYAL MEENAKSHI MALL

Bangalore is a hub of people from all states of India and abroad...... To witness this, you go to the newest mall in Bangalore along Banneraghatta Road......... you won't get place for parking on sundays...... no place to sit at food courts......
People are obssessed with new lifestle.......trendy dresses bought only from branded shops......... eat only in MacDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut or Subways......symbol of higher earning/buying capacity......... considering themselves as advanced....... feeling so sad...... for false prestige......
God save India and Indians.....
Sun, 26 June

Monday, June 27, 2011

MITTHABAILU YAMUNAKKA

YAMUNAKKA WITH HER HENCHMEN
Today we witnessed an excellent presentation of Drama entitled Mitthabailu Yamunakka at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore.It's story from D.K. Chouta, from coastal Karnataka, enacted by group called RANGA NIRANTARA.
Yamuna, a powerful landowner, arrogant, ambitious, proud woman from Mitthabailu has powerful backing of her community with lots of henchmen and goons, rules the area, with her own final word. She acquires the neighbouring land area, called Baarebailu, being cultivated by Thyampanna, another headstrong and egoistic man........  the mediation efforts by Gandhiman.....Gopala.....  fails, the two groups end up in terrific fight killing many people from both sides.....
The story ends with Yamuna arrested by police, sent to jail, spends some years in jail........and returns as an old woman....... and dies with a melodrama.....
The powerful enacting of the play was simply mesmerising......acting, dialogue delivery, costumes, stage setting, lighting, background live music and singing (called Ranga Geethegalu)..... are all superb. The festival and local belief..... NEMA... presentation, ......the driver of a bus, not listening to Yamuna was roughed up....... story telling and the background dance and memories..... are some of the incidences in the drama ...... everlasting in the memoirs.........
Mon, 27 June 2011
NEMA..... calling the deity.....
Artists from the Play





Sunday, June 19, 2011

VIVEK EXPRESS


As a tribute to Swami Vivekananda, on his 150th birth anniversary, Indian Railways have organized mobile museum. Two compartments containing messages, posters, photos, pictures displayed nicely inside, started off from Kolkata, goes from place to place. It's in Bangalore for three days and we went to visit the place at Bangalore Contonment railway station.
It was  worth the visit and effort by railways is commendable. Someone thought of spreading the messages of great saint SWAMI VIVEKANANDA....... who spread the messages of hinduism to western world at end of last century........
Mon. 20 June

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

DEATH OF COUSIN BROTHER

Ramakrishna Somayaji, childhood relation and close friend, passed away on 25th May 2011 at Bangalore after brief illness....... visited the family a week ago at his residence, spoke about his ambitions, aspirations and plans..... even wanted death anniversary of his mother celebrated on 26th June, by traditional way with rituals.......
Hearing the news, morning went to the apartment, where his body was kept in a cool box, finished the rituals and the it was taken to Chamarajpete and was cremated.
Post funeral rituals were held in Gudde Mane, his original house near Brahmavara..... attended the functions on 12th and 13th day .... called SAPINDIKARANA and SHRAVANARADHANE, Vaikunta Samaradhane.... attended as a senior member of the family......
May his Soul rest in perfect peace......
Wed, June 8