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