Thursday, December 27, 2012

DABANGG 2

DABANGG 2 glorifies the feel of DABANGG to another level, a meticulously composed album that tries to replicate/recreate the magic of its prequel with potential hit tracks. Lacking in novelty but still delivering bountiful in entertaining contents, Sajid-Wajid delivers a chartbusting album again. Unlike many recently released chartbusting albums that primarily targeted urbane-listeners, it targets a contemporary Bollywood listener and succeeds to great extent. The magic of romance continues to roll in tracks like 'Dagabaaz Re' and 'Saanson Re' while there is alluring massy catchiness in tracks likes 'Fevicol Se' and 'Pandeyjee Seeti'. DABANGG 2 opens big on expectations on box-office and music too delivers what it promises, a total 'paisa-vasool' entertainment that is going to add to the joyride. 

DABANGG 2 is a continuation of the amazing exploits of Chulbul 'Robin Hood' Pandey played by Salman Khan. The notable facets of the character include his nonchalance, his wry sense of humor and his tongue-in-cheek dialogues. 
This film begins with Chulbul (Now married to Rajjo- Sonkashi Sinha) moving on from being a local inspector in a small town Laalganj to becoming an Inspector-in-charge of Bajariya Thana, a police station in Kanpur, the largest and most populous city in Uttar Pradesh. After arriving in Kanpur, Chulbul immediately gets into action thus bringing him in conflict with Baccha Bhaiyya (Prakash Raj). 
It was Wednesday, 26 December 2012, Venue is ORION MALL at Bangalore,
afternoon show. Being holiday, quite a big crowd at PVR Cinemas in the mall.
The movie is entertaining, gives what is reuired for the audience. Hero, (Salman Khan) strong and with power,   entertains with his super power demolishing the bad guys and with little humour and dance.....
Wednesday 26th Dec 2012

DEVARAYANA DURGA

Devarayanadurga is a hill which is situated in Tumkur and has two popular temples, the Yoganarasimha and Bhoganarasimha and is a popular destination for the devotees.The place is a favorite with both pilgrims as well as mountain climbers. The hills with lush green trees on all sides make the climbing a lot enjoyable. 
The Bhoganarasimha is at the base of the hill while the Yoga Narasimha is perched at the top of the hill.

The place was originally known as Anebiddasari then as Jadakana Durga after a chief named Jadaka and finally as Devarayanadurga after its capture by Mysore king Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar.
Legend has it that a robber chief named Andhaka or Lingaka had his stronghold here, and he was subdued by Sumati, a prince, whose father, Hemachandra, was the king of Karnata and ruled from Yadupattana. After accomplishing the task, Sumathi is said to have established the city of Bhumandana near the present Nelamangala and taken up residence there for the protection of that part of his father’s kingdom.
Under the Hoysalas, there seems to have been, on the hill, a town called Anebiddasari or the cliff from where the elephant fell. An elephant, which the sthala purana describes as a Gandharva suddenly appeared before the town to the great dismay of the people and after doing considerable damage, tried to walk up the steep rock on the west; it slipped, fell back and was killed.
Under the Vijayanagara Kings, the use of the same name continued, and a large tank called Bukkasamudra, was formed from which the river Jayamangali has its source. Remains of the embankment and of the adjacent town can still be traced.
Yoga Narasimha Temple
Devarayanadurga is around 75 km from Bangalore and 15 km from Tumkur.
The trip was good, as we set out from home around 10.30 am and reached Devarayanadurga by 12.30 pm after having some eats at Kamat Hotel. First went to top of hill,Yoga Narasimha Temple climbing up nicely laid out steps. Lots of monkeys greeting you on the steps. After coming down, visited Bhoga Narasimha Temple and had free lunch as prasada.
Returned via Tumkur and paid little extra for Highway toll.
Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

ತಬ್ಬಲಿಯು ನೀನಾದೆ ಮಗನೆ - ಎಸ್.ಎಲ್. ಭೈರಪ್ಪ

Dr S L Bhyrappa
Thabbaliyu Neenadhae Maganae - Kannada novel written by Dr S L Bhyarappa, way back in 1968, almost 44 years ago. The issue is making cow slaughter illegal. Even now politicians are politicizing the issue for vote bank. 

The author explores the cultural problems experienced by an American woman, newly married to an Indian, adjusting to Indian norms and customs. Since the beginning of Indian Civilization the cow was considered sacred and was treated as mother. This novel depicts a modern man who studies agriculture in the States, returns to India with an American wife with their different views .The theme is one alienation from the fellow human b
eings.


ಗೋವನ್ನು ಸರ್ವ ದೇವತೆಗಳ ಸ್ವರೂಪವೆಂದು ಪೂಜಿಸುವ ಕಾಲಿಂಗಜ್ಜ ಮತ್ತು ಅದು ಹಾಲು ಮತ್ತು ಮಾಂಸಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಡುವ ಪ್ರಾಣಿ ಎಂದು ಭಾವಿಸುವ ಅಮೇರಿಕೆಯಿಂದ ಹಿಂತಿರುಗಿದ ಅವನ ಮೊಮ್ಮಗ ಕಾಳಿಂಗ ಮತ್ತು ಅವನ ಬಿಳಿ ಹೆಂಡ್ತಿ ಹಿಲ್ಡ, ಇವರ ಮೌಲ್ಯ ಸಂವೇದನಗಳ ನಡುವೆ ನಡೆಯುವ ತಿಕ್ಕಾಟವೇ ಈ ಕಾದಂಬರಿಯ ವಸ್ತು.
ಪ್ರಾಯಶ ಭಾರತದ ಎಲ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತವಿರುವ ಗೋವಿನ ಹಾಡಿನ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆರಂಭವಾಗುವ ಕಾದಂಬರಿಯು, ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂಸ್ಕ್ರ‍ತಿಯ ಮೂಲ ಬೇರುಗಳನ್ನು ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಈ ಕೃತಿಯನ್ನಾಧರಿಸಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಹಿಂದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಿರುವ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಹಾಗೂ ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮನ್ನಣೆ ಪಡೆದಿದೆ. ಈ ಕಾದಂಬರಿಯ ಹಿಂದೀ ಅನುವಾದವೂ ಅಪಾರವಾದ ಮೆಚ್ಚುಗೆ ಪಡೆದಿದೆ. 
ಇದೊಂದು ಉತ್ಕ್ರಷ್ಟ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಕೃತಿ ಎಂದು ಭಾವಿಸುವರಿರುವಂತೆ, ಪ್ರಗತಿವಿರೋಧಿ, ಪ್ರತಿಗಾಮಿ ಮೌಲ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿಪಾದಿಸುವ ತೀರ ಕಳಪೆ ಎಂದು ದ್ವೇಷಿಸುವವರೂ ಇದ್ದಾರೆ. ಪ್ರೀತಿ ದ್ವೇಷಗಳೆರಡನ್ನೂ ಪ್ರಚೋದಿಸುವ ಈ ಗುಣವು ಕಾದಂಬರಿಯ ಶಕ್ತಿಯ ಗುರುತಾಗಿದೆ.  


Description of certain events in the novel is simply marvelous .... only Bhyrappa can narrate in such a way that it touches heart of the readers. Kalinga Gowda's son killed by tiger, slaughtering of buffallo's for "bali" to godess, Hilda slaughtering  cow for taking revenge on Poojari Venkatrama are simply hair raising. .....


Friday, 21 December 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

BOOK - WAITING FOR THE MAHATMA


WAITING FOR THE MAHATMA by R K Narayan, makes a interesting reading. Sriram is twenty. As a mark of his coming of age his grandmother allows his the pass-book to his savings in the local bank, but Sriram is growing up in other ways, too, and an enchanting and unpredictable girl, Bharati leads him into the entourage of Mahatma Gandhi.

These are the opening events in R K Narayan's novel. It is the finest thing he has yet achieved, and his story of the triumphs and tragedies of a raw young zealot in the service of Gandhi is distinguished for its warmth, its humour, its lack of sentimentality and the stamp of absolute truth.

Sriram's evolution into manhood is, for him, strange and bewildering process. Bharati, the girl he worship, is witty, infuriating, capable and, wonder of wonders, condescending to the moonstruck Sriram. Her first loyalty though, is to the Mahatma, a saint blessed with disconcerting common sense, a man whose tragedy is tat he is so much greater than his followers. Most of them accept his ideas enthusiastically, and without realizing it, pervert them to suit their coarser personalities. Sriram is inspired by Gandhi, but he is too easily influenced by glamorous patriots of the type of Jagadish, a terrorist. 

Sriram, waiting for the Mahatma to give approval for him to marry Bharati till the end. Though he gives consent and blesses the couple, he was not there to witness the wedding.

It is a tale of remarkable insight into the upsrge of Indian nationalism as witnessed through the eyes and hearts of Sriram and Bharati, and told with the all genius and compassion we have come to expect from R K Narayan. 
Monday, 17 December 2012



BENGALURU BOOK FESTIVAL 2012


Take your pick from a million books

The daily newspaper "THE HINDU" gives above heading for the news item for the event.
Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the book festival this year, the Bengaluru Sahityotsava is jointly being organised by the Indian Illustrated Classics, Bangalore Book Sellers and Publishers’ Association, supported by Central Sahitya Academy and the Department of Kannada and Culture. This year, over a million books and 50 renowned writers will converge at the festival, which will boast 307 stalls, lakhs of book titles and books in all languages, promised the organisers, at a press conference held here on Thursday. This list includes about 90 Kannada publishers, 150 English publishers, other regional language publishers, developers of book apps and e-books, book portals and online book sellers.




There are large number of books of all titles and authors and other Indian languages thousands of bookworms were busy selecting their choice. It's big opportunity for all book-lovers choose their taste of books. Rishi was thrilled to see some Archies, Tinkle etc.brought home by Mom........says "Nostalgia" , memories of younger days.
Sunday, 16 December 2012

BENGALURU SAHITYOTSVA 2012

Dr Siddalinga Pattanashetty speaking
BENGALURU SAHITYOTSAVA 2012 was organised as a part of Book Festival at Palace Grounds, Exhibition Centre from 14th Dec - 16 Dec 2012.
Kannada Literary people (Saahitigalu) with political inclinations like Dr U R Ananthmoorthy, Dr Chandra Shekar Kambara, both are Jnana Peeth Award winners, and Prof. G. Venkatasubaih, B A Vivek Rai, Dr Kamala Hampana were among the few attending the program.
On Saturday, 15th Dec. we happened to visit the exhibition centre, and a discussion (Ghosti) was going on the stage with few a audience seated. Dr Siddalinga Pattanashetty was the speaker was talking about how important was the Language Hindi, to spread the awareness of Kannada writers in other parts of India and abroad. Dr. Kamala Hampana was arguing that central government is making the non-hindi speaking states, forcefully learn Hindi which is unfair. Though all the Indian languages are national Languages, Hindi is used a "Link language".
However, the discussion was not very lively and I walked out from the venue.
Saturday, 15th Dec. 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

KANNADA MOVIE "DRAMA"


Drama (Kannadaಡ್ರಾಮಾ) is a 2012 Indian Kannada romantic-comedy film written, directed and co-produced by Yograj Bhat. It stars Yash,Radhika Pandit, Satish Neenasam and Pragna in leading roles. The movie is being directed by the ace director of Sandalwood, Yograj Bhat and produced by Yogaraj Movies and Jayanna Combines, the leading Production houses of Kannada Film Industry.
Music is scored by V. Harikrishna while lyrics are written by the industry's most successful combo Jayanth Kaikini and Yograj Bhat. S. Krishna, the magician behind the stunning visuals of Mungaru Male is joining Yograj Bhat for the movie after the gap of 6 years and the editing is  by Sanath Kumar and Suesh.
Movie Drama is comedy, suspense story and entertaining. The usual fighting scenes and melodrama parts are quite boring and the underworld connection in the story is a farce and irony of the movie. 
However, movie is a time-pass, dialogues are entertaining and humorous.
Wednesday, 29 Nov.2012, Orion Mall, PVR Cinemas

Monday, December 3, 2012

BIRTHI MANE - ONE YEAR

December 4, 2011, the day we shifted to our new house BIRTHI MANE, at Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, 13 A Cross, Hebbal, Bengaluru. Though Gruha Pravesha was done on October , two months ago, time was needed to complete interiors..... kitchen cupboards, wardrobes and second painting.
So finally, we all the stuff we had in Marthahalli Colosseo apartments, Flat 109, A Block, and with the help of Ramesh packers and movers, moved to the new house.
People from the movers put things in different cartons, furniture dismantled and packed, fridge, washing machine, thread mill, swing, cots, mattresses and much more. It was a massive exercise. Show-case needed a careful handling and they managed to dismantle it reassemble it successfully, without damage. So also Rishi's computer systems.....
It took few days to re-establish all the utilities like TV connection, Tata-Indicom internet, gas connection etc. Land line connection is not there up till today.
Slowly we managed to sort out and arrange things and settle.....
In the new house, there was Sri Satyanarayana Pooja when Ravi-Vidya were here and  New Year party and  number of get-together on occasion of Yugadi, Navratri, No. of friends from Dubai, visited......Sudhaker Rao Pejavers, Rajeshwar Hollas, Surya-Lakshmi, Ramesh-Shubha's, Madhusudhan-Pushpa, Usha-Suresh Cukkemane,  Rajkumar-Veenas, Sumangali-Sudhakers, Kalpana and children, and more.......
It was a pleasant, peaceful, happy stay.......
Tuesday, 04 December 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

WEDDING AT BANGALORE PALACE

It was wedding of the affluent.......Venue was celebrated Banaglore Palace....... prestigious place.... and the hosts were parents of Suvidha, Industrialist Venkatesh, marrying Amogh, son of S G Hegde and Bhagya.
Mr Hegde is IAS officer in Govt. of Karnataka, at present Registrar of Co-operatives. Bhagya is daughter of  my Balekudru Uncle, Govinda Kedlaya.
We were for wedding time, 12.00 noon with lot of people, well decorated stage, priest chanting mantra, live music and a huge hall well decorated to witness the wedding. Grand lunch was served at 12.45 and was over by 1.30pm..... Prabhakar and Venkatakrishna Kedilayas with family were there, so also Dinesh-Rekha and sister Nagaveni.
Evening was reception and we reached only after 8.30pm and pomp and pageantry, live music of flute orchestra, people lining up for wishing the married couple, big-wigs from the Government and Industry....
Buffet food of all sorts...... north, south, chat, soup, dosa, paratha, sweets, icecreams and paan......
It was grand Hi-Fi wedding......
Thursday, 29 Nov. 2012 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

ABACUS GRADUATION

It was Sunday, 18 November 2012, UCMAS Abacus arranged distribution of certificates to students who have completed 8-level Abacus program.
The venue was St. Joseph's Convent Girl's High School, Frazer Town, Bengaluru. With little around the area, reached the place around 9.30am. The big bosses from UCMAS India, Chennai had come. Mr. Basheer Ahmed, CMD, Mr Sekhar. VP and others were there.
Certificates and plaque for each student was given on the stage, before which they were given graduating gown. many parents were also there to witness the occasion.
There were more tha students who received the certificates, lady course instructors were present to assist the  presentation.
Lunch was poorly arranged and people dispersed by 2.00pm. 

MOVIE - LIFE OF PI

Technology employed by sensitive hands brings to vivid life a work that would have been inconceivable onscreen until very recently in Life of Pi. Ang Lee, that great chameleon among contemporary directors, achieves an admirable sense of wonder in this tall tale about a shipwrecked teenager stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, a yarn that has been adapted from the compellingly peculiar best-seller with its beguiling preposterousness intact. Like the venerable all-purpose entertainments of Hollywood’s classical era, this exceptionally beautiful 3D production should prove accessible to and embraceable by all manner of audiences, signaling substantial commercial possibilities domestically and probably even more so internationally.
Ang Lee's Life of Pi asks that we take a leap of faith along with a boy named Pi Patel and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker as an angry ocean and the ironies of fate set them adrift. Their struggle for survival is as elegant as it is epic with the director creating a grand adventure so cinematically bold, and a spiritual voyage so quietly profound, that if not for the risk to the castaways, you might wish their passage from India would never end. There are always moral crosscurrents in Lee's most provocative work, but so magical and mystical is this parable, it's as if the filmmaker has found the philosopher's stone.
It was on Saturday evening show at PVR Cinemas, Orion Mall, Bangalore that we went to see.The new PVR Cinemas with 11 screens also is a beautiful place. 
Some of 3-D effect of the movie is simply superb and feel of real effect, fishes coming on to you, hyenas     jumping on either side and the tiger leaping from the boat, really scarring any one.
Saturday, 24 November 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

DEEPAVALI 2012

Deepavali, celebrated as the "festival of lights,"  which starts Naraka Chaturdashi This was the day on which the demon Narakasura was killed by Krishna – an incarnation of Vishnu. It signifies the victory of good over evil and light over darkness  In southern India, this is the actual day of festivities. 

Hindus wake up before dawn, have a fragrant oil bath and dress in new clothes. They light small lamps all around the house and draw elaborate rangolis outside their homes. They perform a special puja with offerings to Krishna or Vishnu, as he liberated the world from the demon Narakasura on this day. It is believed that taking a bath before sunrise, when the stars are still visible in the sky is equivalent to taking a bath in the holy Ganges. After the puja,wear new clothes, burst firecrackers heralding the defeat of the demon. As this is a day of rejoicing, many will have very elaborate breakfasts and lunches and meet family and friends.
Kajjaya is a special Deepavali delicacy in Bangalore region. Holiges, Chakkulis are prepared in all households. The time for rejoicing is mainly early morning and late night. The legend is that Lord Krishna killed demon Naraka in the wee hours of the morning, hence people burst crackers at this hour to mark the victory over evil. These hours of darkness bordering the waking hours are preferred as lights and crackers are the highlights of the festivities and these need darkness to have their illuminating effect. Hence people rise early and go to sleep late.

So ..... there was Deepavali too in Birthi Mane, Bengaluru.......on Tuesday, 13th November 2012.....  Oil bath, early morning at 5.30am, then pooja, bursting of crackers, and breakfast of pancha kajjaya and
dosa.......
Mom put nice rangoli at the gate....... with greetings 

DEEPAVALIYA SHUBHASHAYAGALU 2012......




Lakshmi Puja marks the most important day of Diwali celebrations. Hindu homes worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Ganesh, the God of auspicious beginnings, and then light lamps in the streets and homes to welcome prosperity and well-being.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

BEACH EXPERIENCE

RISHI AND ANISHA
Sea shore or sandy beach is a place where one can relax and wonder about the immense power of nature. It also gives the mind freshness, serenity, abundant source of energy and relaxation.
One continue to wonder, how come tides never get tired and continue to splash on the shores for years and years, day in and day out.......... vast sea of water........ I or U...... are too insignificant........ that's power of nature....... infinite source of strength and energy.......
It was one evening we all went to beach near Saligrama, a place about 5-6km from Birthi Salekeri,  just to spend  some time....... We were Mom, Rishi, Uday, Shyla, Anagha-Adithi, Abhilasha, Anisha and Shama...
The place has miles and miles of sandy beach......
Thursday, 22nd Oct. 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ೨೦೧೨


ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನ ಬ್ಯಾಟರಾಯಪುರ ಘಟಕವು ನವಂಬರ್ ಒಂದರ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ಕಾಫಿ ಬೋರ್ಡ್ ಬಡಾವಣೆಯ ಉದ್ಯಾನವನದ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕಟ್ಟೆಯ ಕಛೇರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೆರವೇರಿಸಿತು. ಕಟ್ಟೆಯ ಹೊರಗೆ ಜಿಟಿ ಜಿಟಿ ಮಳೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಎತ್ತರದ ದ್ವಜ ಸ್ತಂಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಬಾವುಟವನ್ನು ಹಾರಿಸಿದ ನಂತರ ಕಟ್ಟೆಯ ಕಛೇರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಭೆ ನಡೆಯಿತು. ಘಟಕದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಶ್ರೀ ರೇಣುಕ ಹೆಗಡೆಯವರು ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸದ ನಂತರ ರ‍ಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಯವರು, ಚ. ರಮೇಶ್ ಅವರು ಶಾಲಾ ಕಾಲೇಜುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿರಸ್ಕಾರ, ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕರು ಇತರ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸುವುದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡಿದರು.
ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರು ತಾ. ೨೪ರಂದು ನಡೆಯುವ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ಬಗ್ಗೆಯೂ, ಘಟಕದ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನ ಸಮಿತಿ ಸದಸ್ಯರ ಹೆಸರುಗಳನ್ನು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಕಾಫಿ, ಬಿಸ್ಕತ್ ನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಮುಗಿಯಿತು.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ಮನೆಯಂಗಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ


ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾವರ ಹೋಬಳಿ ಘಟಕದ "ಮನೆಯಂಗಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ" ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವೊಂದು ಸಾಲಿಕೇರಿ ಬಿರ್ತಿ ಮನೆಯ ಅಂಗಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಶನಿವಾರ ತಾ. ೨೭, ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್ ೨೦೧೨ ರಂದು ಸಂಜೆ ೪.೩೦ ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ನಡೆಯಿತು.
ಘಟಕದ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ ಅಭಿಲಾಷಾ.ಎಸ್.  ನೆರೆದಿದ್ದ ಸಭಿಕರನ್ನು ಆತ್ಮೀಯವಾಗಿ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿ, ಅನೌಪಚಾರಿಕವಾದ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಂವಾದವು ಪ್ರಥಮ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವೆಂದೂ, ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಸಕ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದು ಮನವಿ ಮಾಡಿದರು.
ಘಟಕದ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಶ್ರೀ. ಸುರೆಂದ್ರ ಅಡಿಗ ಅವರು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯವನ್ನು ಮನೆಗೆ ಮನೆಗೆ ತಲುಪಿಸಿ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಸೇವೆಯನ್ನು ಮಾಡುವ ಈ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಕ್ಕೆ ಎಲ್ಲರು ಸಕ್ರಿಯವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಿಸಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಬಿನ್ನವಿಸಿದರು.
ಬಹುಮುಖ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆಯ ಕಲಾವಿದ ಸುಜಯೀಂದ್ರ ಹಂದೆಯವರು ಕನ್ನಡದ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಯನ್ನು ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸುತ್ತಾ ಕವಿಗಳಾದ ಪಂಪ, ರನ್ನ, ಜನ್ನರ ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸಿದರು.
 ಗಾಯಕ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಕೆದಿಲಾಯ ಅವರು ಕೆಲವೊಂದು ಕವನಗಳನ್ನು ತಮ್ಮ ಸುಮಧುರ ಕಂಠದಿಂದ ಹಾಡಿ ಮನರಂಜಿಸಿದರು. ಹಾಗೇ ಮುಂದುವರಿಯುತ್ತಾ ಹರಿಹರ, ರಾಘವಾಂಕ, ಗದುಗಿನ ನಾರಣಪ್ಪ, ವಚನ ಸಾಹಿತಿ ಬಸವಣ್ಣ, ಸರ್ವಜ್ನ, ಅವರ ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳನ್ನು ರಸವತ್ತಾಗಿ ಭಟ್ಟಿ ಇಳಿಸಿದರು. ಕೆದಿಲಾಯರು ಇನ್ನೂ ಹಲವಾರು ಹಾಡುಗಳನ್ನು ಸುಶ್ರಾವ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಹಾಡಿದರು. ಮತ್ತೂ ಮುಂದುವರಿಸಿ ಇತ್ತೀಚಿನ ಕವಿಗಳಾದ ಸಂತ ಶಿಶುನಾಳ ಶರೀಫ಼, ದಾಸ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯವನ್ನು ಶ್ರೀಮಂತಿಸಿದ ಪುರಂದರದಾಸ, ಕನಕದಾಸರ ಕವನಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಡಿ ಸ್ಮರಿಸಿದರು. ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ಶ್ರೀಧರ ಹಂದೆ, ಶಮಾ ಸೋಮಯಾಜಿ, ಕಾವ್ಯ ಹಂದೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಮತ್ತಿತರು ಕವನಗಳನ್ನು ಹಾಡಿ ಮನರಂಜಿಸಿದರು.
ಇತರ ಇತ್ತೀಚಿನ ಕವಿಗಳಾದ ಡಿ.ವಿ.ಜಿ., ನಿಸಾರ ಅಹಮದ್, ಬೇಂದ್ರೆ, ಗೊಪಾಲಕೃಷ್ಣ ಅಡಿಗ, ಜಿ.ಎಸ್.ಶಿವರುದ್ರಪ್ಪ, ಚೆನ್ನವೀರ ಕಣವಿ, ಕುವೆಂಪು, ಶಿವರಾಮ ಕಾರಂತರ ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳನ್ನು ನೆನಪಿಸಿದರು.
ಹಲವಾರು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಾಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು.... ಉಪೇಂದ್ರ ಸೋಮಯಾಜಿ, ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಭಟ್, ಶ್ರೀಧರ ಹಂದೆ, ಗಿಲ್ಬರ್ಟ್, ಡಿಸಿಲ್ವ, ಆರೂರು ಮಂಜುನಾಥ ರಾವ್, ಜಯರಾಮ ಸೋಮಯಾಜಿ, ನಳಿನಿ ಸೋಮಯಾಜಿ, ಎನ್. ಶಂಕರನಾರಾಯಣ ಅಡಿಗ, ಹಾಗೂ ಇನ್ನೂ ಹಲವಾರು ಗಣ್ಯರು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು.
ಮೊದಲಿಗೆ, ಶಮಾ ಸೋಮಯಾಜಿ ಹಾಡಿದ "ಹಣತೆ ಹಚ್ಚುವೆನು ನಾನು" ಎಂಬ ಗೀತೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಗಣ್ಯರು ದೀಪವನ್ನು ಹಚ್ಚಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಉಧ್ಘಾಟಿಸಿದರು.
ಕೊನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಭಿಲಾಷ ಅವರಿಂದ ಧನ್ಯವಾದ ಸಮರ್ಪಣೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರ‍ಮ ಸುಮಾರು ೮ ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ಮುಕ್ತಾಯಗೊಂಡಿತು.
ನೆರೆದಿದ್ದ ಸಭಿಕರು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ ರಸಾಸ್ವಾದವನ್ನು ಅನುಭವಿಸಿ ಲಘು ಉಪಹಾರವನ್ನು ಸೇವಿಸಿ ನಿರ್ಗಮಿಸಿದರು.

Monday, October 29, 2012

ST. MARY'S ISALND


St. Mary's isles are group of islands accessible by ferry from Malpe. Vascoda Gama appears to have touched the island in 1498 before he reached Calicut. The Islands are just a few scattered projections of rock rising out of the Arabian Sea round about Malpe. The northern most island is about a square mile in area and not more than 250 yards in width. It has a coconut garden, which makes it the shadiest isle of the group and gives it a true south sea color.

It is noted for its famous basalt rocks, which have crystallized into columns and split into hexagonal mosaic. Perhaps, this is the only spot in India where basaltic rocks show up such peculiar formations. The isles hold out possibilities of being developed into a holiday resort if only a weekend launch service and tourist facilities are arranged.
From Malpe many fishing boaters provide service of carrying and bringing back the visitors. 
It is advised that visitors should carry drinking water and food items with them, as there is no facility at island.
It was Friday, 26th October 2012, we....... mom, Rishi, Shyla, children Anagha and Adithi and Shama reached around 11 am at Malpe bunder and bought boat (Ferry) ticket for Rs 100 each. The launch carrying about 100 people reached the Islands in half hour's time. We had to get into a smaller boat to reach the shore. There were many people, we walked around, spent time on beach, climbed rocks and spent about two hours.

Unfortunately I lost my mobile which slipped off from my short's holed pocket. This i realized only after reaching Birthi, Salikeri at 3.30pm.
Anyway, it was a memorable trip to the island.
Friday, 26th Oct 2012


SONDA VADIRAJ MUTT

Sonda is small little village in the Sirsi taluk of Uttara Kannada district situated at a distance of around 450km from Bangalore and 20km from Sirsi. It is mostly known as a pilgrimage center due to the presence of three prominent Mutts: the Swarnavalli Mutt, the Vadiraj Mutt and the Jain Mutt. These attract hundreds of pilgrims mostly through out the year. The green surroundings, typical to the Malnad area of Sonda and Sirsi add to the serenity of these places of religious importance. 

Shri Vadiraja Theertha was great saint, ascetic, prolific writer and poet, equally well versed in Sanskrit and Kannada, who has left a very deep imprint on Madhva society. Sri Vadiraja Theertha is unique amongst all Madhva saints for many reasons. Shri Vadiraja Theertha was also the first ascetic who after a long life of 120 years, decided his own time of dropping the mortal connection - entered the Vrundavana and left for heavenly life at his own choice of time and place.
The place is about 25 km from Sirsi on the way to Swarnavalli Mutt, on the banks of Shalmala river. 
The place is well developed though access road is not so good. When we reached there, it was 1pm when the day's pooja, prasadam are over, as everything finishes by 12 noon. It's a serene, quiet place, guest houses are there and rooms were also available.
We spent only an around looking at natural beauty of the place and returned to Swarnavalli Mutt.
Monday 22 Oct 2012

KARNATAKA RE-VISITED: KODACHADRI

The Kodachadri hill is a part of the Western Ghats and lies in the district of Shimoga. This hill range forms a lovely backdrop to the famous Kollur Mookambika Temple, near which it is located. You can easily access this place from Kollur, thanks to its proximity to the region. In fact, it is considered that the Kodachadri Hill was the original abode of the Goddess, before Sri Adi Shankara had the idol of the Goddess installed at the Kollur Temple. This hill range is part of the Mookambika Temple Nature Reserve.

At the peak it is believed that 'Shankaracharya' did meditation. And to substantiate the same you will find a 'Sarvajna Peetha' at the top.

En route to the peak you will also find a moderate sized water fall deep inside the evergreen forest of Kodachadri, which is called 'Agastya Teertha'.
The peak presents a not to be missed life-time opportunity in the evening as the sun sets in the west. You can also have a golden glimpse of the Arabian sea for a moment.



It was from Sagara, we started and reached foot of Kodachadri hills via Hosanagara, Nagara at 12 noon. From there we engaged a jeep to go up to temple about 10km along rocky mountain on a track road. It took almost one hour journey to reach with bone breaking route. The view is simply beautiful and one    wonders about the creation nature.
It was 4pm when we came down to foot of the hills when we had lunch at one Subramnaya Bhat's house ,It costs Rs 1200 to engage a jeep for ride to top and back.  
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012

NAVRATRI 2012 GET-TOGETHER

During Navaratri, we invoke the energy aspect of God in the form of the universal mother, commonly referred to as "Durga," which literally means the remover of miseries of life. She is also referred to as "Devi" (goddess) or "Shakti" (energy or power). It is this energy, which helps God to proceed with the work of creation, preservation and destruction. In other words, you can say that God is motionless, absolutely changeless, and the Divine Mother Durga, does everything. 
Truly speaking, our worship of Shakti re-confirms the scientific theory that energy is imperishable. It cannot be created or destroyed. It is always there.
Navaratri is divided into sets of three days to adore different aspects of the supreme goddess. On the first three days, the Mother is invoked as powerful force called Durga in order to destroy all our impurities, vices and defects. The next three days, the Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi, who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees the inexhaustible wealth. The final set of three days is spent in worshipping the mother as the goddess of wisdom, Saraswati. In order have all-round success in life, we need the blessings of all three aspects of the divine mother; hence, the worship for nine nights.

There was family get-together at Birthi Mane on Saturday 20th Oct.2012 and a grand lunch was cooked by mom Nalini. There were 24 people for lunch..... Doddappa, doddamma, Dinesh-Rekha, Akshay, Rekha appa-amma,  Shubha-Raghu and atte, Shyla-Uday and children, Sandhya-Sadaram, Sandeep, Usha-Suresh from Kengeri, Niranjan and Adarsh.......

20th Oct 2012


VISIT OF SURESH FAMILY

Usha Suresh, Long time family friend from Dubai days......Very close family friend, used to be together on numerous occasion, may be it birth day party, new year get-together, picnic or simply outings..... they are very adjustable family...... Occasion when they went out of way to be with us when:
Rishi was born...... Usha used to come home and give bath to new born baby for more than 15 days.....

When we once landed in Mumbai early morning from Dubai,  for our vacation, Usha came with some chapattis and palya to airport to take care of us.......
They have two children, Ajith married to Arti, having a lovely 4-yr daughter, Ariya, and daughter Archana, married to Mahesh, who recently secured doctorate degree. They all live in Canada, Ajith in Toronto and Archana in Montreal.

Suresh had some health issues and returned from Abudhabi after surgery and now living in Mysore.
It was quite a nostalgia time when they spent couple of days at Birthi Mane, with Ajith family who was on holidays from Canada.......

Thursday, 18 Oct 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

TERRACE FECILITIES

House terrace is a unique and individual's place where one can use for lot of conveniences.

WaterTank
1. Water Tank...... a must and necessity for daily consumption of water, drinking, washing, cooking, bathing and for many other things. Storage place for water is a must for every house, which you will see in almost all houses.
Solar Heater
2. Solar Heater...... For hot water bath in the bathroom, a solar water heater is installed in most of the houses. It is using solar energy and saves electricity also.
Stone for washing cloths
3. Cloth washing stone..... another facility for especially Indian ladies, where they enjoy washing clothes on a stone, which cleans much better than washing machines. One has to have interest and love for doing the same.
Terrace Garden
4. Terrace Garden...... Be it for flowers or vegetables or fruits, lot of things can be grown in flower pots. Keen interest and aptitude, little knowledge of gardening is preferable. It's really pleasure to see these plants grow every morning and get great satisfaction while watering them.
Dish Antenna
5. Dish antenna .... for viewing Television channels, a  Dish antenna is installed in most of the houses, except for those who are using cable service. It's normally installed in the direction of TV towers which send signals.
Life is full of challenges.
All depends on how one faces it.

Thursday, 11 Oct. 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

MOVIE- ENGLISH VINGLISH


It's Sunday, thought of going to movie with mom and Rishi at IMAX, Mantri Mall. Malleshwaram, Bangalore, night show.
After roaming around the mall for some time, finally landed up at the entrance on the fourth floor.
Movie, caught the attention, did not make me to sleep,  was humorous, and Sridevi's acting was superb.
Hilarious, touching and sensitive, the film is directed by ad filmmaker Gauri Shinde who has done an impressive job as a first time director by bringing a message-driven film without being preachy.
'English Vinglish' is a light-hearted yet touching journey of Shashi, (Sridevi), who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large.
The film whets your appetite, thanks to Sridevi's flawless and seamless performance. She is brilliant in front of the camera.
Also featuring Adil Hussain, Priya Anand and French actor Mehdi Nebbou, 'English Vinglish' is co-produced by Sunil Lulla, R. Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and R.K. Damani.
Delhi-based distributor Joginder Mahajan told us: "The movie is appreciated by media but it got a 5-10 percent opening in Delhi. It might pick up."
But Anant Verma, business head, DT Cinemas, is looking forward to make profits with Sridevi's comeback movie.
"It is Sridevi's comeback movie, therefore people have a lot of expectations from it. Audience has been looking forward to the movie ever since the trailers are out. All our shows have gone jam packed today. Overall DT Cinemas is incurring good business out of 'English Vinglish'."
Monday, Oct 8, 2012