Saturday, July 30, 2011

ಸಾರ್ಥ - ಎಸ್.ಎಲ್. ಭೈರಪ್ಪ

Saartha, which means Caravan. Through a caravan, the novel explores the whole of India of the 8th century A.D. covering the political, economical, artistic and spiritual life of the country. It uses some historical persons like Shankaracharya, Mandanamishra, Ubhaya Bharati and Kumarila Bhatta and institutions like Nalanda. It is a unique novel translated into Sanskrit and received by Sanskrit scholars like a work originally written in Sanskrit It is translated into Hindi and in English published by Oxford University Press,Chennai.
Naga Bhatta, joins the SAARTHA to reach Kaashi, holy place for higher learning of veda and hindu mythology. The story revolves around his studying Yoga, Dhyaana, Tantra, Drama, Acting and interacts  lots of people, who are Pundits or scholars in Mathura, Nalanda, Gaya, Patalipura........ caught by muslim aggressors, tortured and eventually released......
The novel keeps you absorbed ...... wondering about things used to happen beyond any one's imagination......
Bhyrappa's ability to narrate events is awesome, interesting and educative........
Sat 30 July 2011


Sunday, July 24, 2011

LAHARI'S BIRTH DAY PARTY


Shubha-Raghu celebrated daughter Lahari's 5th Birth day at Hotel 1947 party hall at Banashankari at Bangalore. It was a grand function with more than 150 friends, children and parents.
It was a happy time for all children with games, magic show, tattoo, dance and fun with balloons. Lahari cut her favourite Tom and Gerry cake....... with everybody singing HAPPY BIRTH DAY.......
Boys and girls danced to their satisfaction to the latest fast songs and enjoyed.
Everyone enjoyed sumptuous lunch..... all children were given return gifts.

FOUNDER'S DAY AT DSI


Dayananda Sagar, a visionary and founder of Dayanada Sagar Institutions in 1964. He was a cabinet minister when S Nijalingappa was Chief Minister of Karnataka.  He acquired 29 acres of land near Banashankari, Shavige Malleshwara Hills, in the area now called Kumaraswamy Layout.
He started with an evening college, which became popular and other educational institutions grew as time passed on.
Now DSI campus has become one of the leading educational institutions in the state with all facilities.
24 July, every year celebrated as Founder's day at the campus, with staff more than 1500 compulsarily present. Dr Doreswamy, MLC and founder secretary of PESSE, was the chief guest gave a fitting tribute to Dayananda Sagar. One of the two son's of Dayanada Sagar, Dr. Premachandra Sagar, now the Vice Chairman and CEO of DSI, spoke at length about his ambitions, dreams and aspirations.
Abhinava Dance Company presented one hour cultural program with classical kathak dance sequences. The performances of artists were commendable.
Lunch was badly organized and food was not good.
Mon 25th July

 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

ಮಂದ್ರ - ಎಸ್.ಎಲ್. ಭೈರಪ್ಪ

The life and accomplishments of Pandit Mohanlal, pure vocalist is marvelously depicted by Dr S L Byrappa in his novel MANDRA written in 2002...... which makes an absorbing reading for several days........
However, human weakness, lust and greediness makes the life of an great artist miserable.....
Mandra depicts the world of North Indian classical music. Its locale is Bombay, Delhi, Gwalior, Banaras, Malva and California. A minor character in the novel asks" While enjoying a work of art you experience heaven. But you see hell, if you peep into the personal life of the artist" 
It âs more than befitting that Dr. S L Bhyrappa has been awarded the Saraswati Samman this year.
Kannada writer S L Bhyrappa was  chosen for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for his novel ‘Mandra’⦠The jury which selected Bhyrappa was headed by former Chief Justice G B Patnaik.
After consideration of works published in 22 Indian languages during 2000-2009, the Chayan Parishad (jury) selected Mandra, a novel in Kannada by S L Bhyrappa for the 20th Samman.
Fri, 15 July


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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

POOJA FUNCTION

It was Saturday, 9th July....... at CHIGURU,  Shubha's house at Chikkalasandra, Bangalore......  celebrations and prayers to Almighty in the form of HOMA and Sri Satyanarayana Pooja......  and then grand lunch for about 100 people....... mostly relations...... Ramakrishna Achar from Hebri, Uday from Munduje, Hriadaka came for function.......Doddappa's, Sadarams, Suresh's, Dineshkumars, Sridhar  Bidarahalli's.......Shyla's, ...... Lunch on banana leaf.......

Wed, July 12

Sunday, July 10, 2011

MEMORIES OF SIXTIES.....

The occasion was wedding of Bhaskar Kedilaya's daughter...... at Pai Vista Convention hall near South End circle, Jayanagara, Bangalore......
It is just like younger days relations re-discovered...... many have retired from service, talking children working and having own houses in Bangalore...... Kedlaya Brothers from Halladi..... children of Jayakka, doddappa's daughter.....Nagaraj, Chandrashekar, Bhaskar, Sadashiva, Shankarnarayana....... then there was Satyanarayana Bhat, s/o Handadi Srinivasa Bhat, who used to have functions at our Birthi house in sixties...... Upanayana ceremony of Satyanarayana was performed at Birthi in 1964......
Then Paputti..... another daughter..... Radhakka's children, Manjunatha, Sunanda, Ashwini, Shashi...... all seeing after many many years......
Remembered going to dinner at Bhaskar Kedilaya's house at Delhi on 30 Oct 1984, the day Indira Gandhi was assassinated..... all old memories.....


Sunday, 10 July

Friday, July 1, 2011

DHARMASHREE

Dharmashree is a novel written by Dr S.L. Bhyrappa in 1961, read it only recently...... almost after 50 years........ The theme is about the Hindu religion, its rigidity, how and why people gets converted to Christianity....  Western missionaries effort to convert people to Christianity, with money, help with jobs, medicine and lure them into conversion......
The novel is confused about Satyanarayana, a staunch hindu loyalist from young age....... well read about the insight of hindu ideology....... could not rationalize and implement the ideology in his own life...... his weak mind.....depicts cultural and spiritual conflicts of a young man, who is compelled to convert to Christianity to marry a Christian girl. The moment he accepts new religion he suffers alienation from his cultural identity............ and eventually realizes and regrets.......... and joins Arya Samaja.......???
Fri, 01 July
Dr. S. L. Bhyrappa