Thursday, December 25, 2014

GRUHA PRAVESHA- RAJARAJESHWARI NAGAR

Acquiring a house/ flat is an lifetime achievement of one's living process.... Education, suitable job, earning, marriage, children..... living home for settling down......
Here come long time friend and a well wisher,.S V Bhat, Asha Bhat and their daughter Shubha.......lived together as close knit family for many years in Dubai, booked a flat in Bengaluru Raja Rajeshwari Nagar, four years ago and now ready for occupation......
SHUBHODAYA...... name of their 1500 sq.ft flat in the third floor.......It is huge complex of apartments.... CENTURY INDUS, in the faraway, developing place of greater Bengaluru, with usual problems of access roads, water, sanitation, and public transport.
However, It's an investment..... property values increase every year due to large number of people coming to Bengaluru, from all over India....

So, we were there for the Gruha Pravesha function at 12.00noon, after seraching for the place for sometime..... Dubai friends, Latha Sudhaker Rao, Usha Suresh, Sudhir Vaidyas and Govind Bhat Abhyankars were there....... Usual grand lunch on such occasions
.....stayed on for some time chatting..... churning the memories of Dubai years.....
written Friday, 26th Dec. 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

BIRTHIMANE SATYANARAYANA POOJA



POOJA
It is quite some time that we performed Sri Satyanarayana Pooja at home. Some time back when I was talking to Shubha in US about having pooja when they are on holidays in December, she suggested that they will arrive on 21st Dec. Sunday, and the same day it could be performed. So the date was confirmed.


OOTA
All preparations were made and about 90 people were invited, mostly relatives and a few friends. For grand lunch preparation, Satyanarayana Navuda was given charge and Ganapathi Bhat from Subramanya Temple was requested to perform the pooja,
Pooja started at 10.30 am, invitees started arriving  amd Mangalarathi was performed at 12.00 noon and thirtha, Prasada was given to all.



FAMILY
Lunch began for first round at 12.45pm, with 30 people accomodating. .... Holige, Hayagriva and Musore paak were the sweets.
Grand lunch was served for second and third round and eventually  it was over by 3.00pm
Guests left and close relations Ravi-Vidya, Nagaveni, Nagaraj & Shantala also left by 5.30pm.
It was good function and there were lot of invisible blessings of Lord Satyanarayana was there on all who attended.
written Tuesday, 23rd Dec. 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

SATYANARAYANA POOJA

with Harish Upadhya

with Kalpana Upadhya
Harish Upadhya and his Kalpana, who were living in Dubai for many years and have recently relocated to Bengaluru. They have a nice house in the gated colony of Vakil Gradens along Kanakapura Road, near Talghatpura.

Sharmila, Om and Guests

with Kishori Ballal
It was Sri Satynarayana Pooja on Sunday 14th Dec. 2014, at their house for which we were invited. So we started off at 11.00am and it more han one and a half hours to reach the place as it is more than 30km away and the traffic of Namma Bengaluru.
We could reach on time for Mangalarathi and Prasada and as usual on such occasions grand banana leaf lunch.
It was more of family and friends get-together and asking for God' blessings.
written Tuesday 16th Dec. 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

PRASANNA'S WEDDING

Prasanna Bhat is the grand son of my sister, Bhagirathi (Baabi). His wedding took place on 10th December 2014 at Maha Ganapathi Temple Sabha Bhavan, Thrasi, near Kundapura.

Elder son of Jayalakshmi and Krishnamoorthy Bhat, Prasanna is a known boy from his young age.  So it was necessary to visit ooru and attend his wedding. Took night bus of Durgamba Multi axle, reached Udayavara 6.45am had breakfast, took Sujatha's car and went to Salekeri Birthi. Took bath and performed pooja at the ancestral house of birthi, as I feel the need for it whenever I am in ooru on a visit.
Dinesha and Nagaraj were also in Achi mane, I joined them to go to the wedding at Thrasi, reached there by 10.45am.and had another round of breakfast.
Wedding formalities, grand lunch followed and usual fellowship of meeting relatives..... Returned to achi mane at 4 pm, after having coffee at Matap, Saligrama. Returned the car at 5.30pm at Udyavara after a visit to Prabhakara Upadhya, spoke his wife Arundathi,  Went to Achi Mane again with Sriram Madhyastha in his car, for a small get-together, and left for Bengaluru by Durgamaba Bus at 8.30pm from Uppinakote.
Reached Bengaluru Birthi Mane at 6 am

LAUNCHING OF BHEL BAR

BHEL BAR - It is Hotelier P Sadananda Maiya's newest product in the market. Launching of Bhel bar was done on 6th December 2014 at H N Kalakeshtra, National College, Jayanagara, Bengaluru.
The launching was done by famous cricketers Anil Kumble and Javgal Srinath. Kannada Prabha editor, Vishwshwara Bhat was there, with usual style of speech for the occasion.
with Javgal Srinath

with Vishweshwara Bhat
Sadananda Maiya narrated the story and the research behind the product = BHEL BAR, which is bhel puri made in the form of a bar and a good wrapper, and people can use and enjoy like any other bars like kit-kat or chocolate bars. Maiya is the leader in hotel industry and innovation.
The launching was done after the Yakshbagana Presentation at the same hall.
written on Friday 12th Dec. 2014 , 6.15am

PICNIC AT MUSHRIFF PARK



It's 2nd December 2014, UAE 43th National Day, holidays for private and public sectors. UAE Brahmana Samaja, Dubai came into existence at the national park Sharjah on 2nd December 2003. Hence it has become a day in the calendar of events of the Samaja.
Every year, 2nd December is the  day for Annual Picnic and family get-together with fun games, talent exhibition, clouring/drawing competition for children,  bingo, food and fellowship. The whole day is spent nicely in a park with activities planned for all age groups, prizes given away.


This year, fortunately we were present for DASHAMANOTSAVA celebrations on 28th Nov. and we extended our stay for few days and joined event for the picnic at Mushriff Park.

There were about 15 families.... Sudhaker Pejavers, Sudhakar Kandiga, Shivarams Bhats, Rajeshwara Hollas, Krishnaraja Tantry, Manohar Raos, Sarvajna Moorthys, Madhsudan Talitayas, Surya Lakshmi, and many more.....
There was dodge ball game, nice food, anthyakshari games, and fun.....
Returned to Sudhaker Pejavars by 6 pm
written Dec12, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

VISIT TO DUBAI/SHARJAH

It was on the invitation of UAE Brahmana Samaja, Dubai, we had a chance to visit Dubai for five days. Thanks to Sudhaker Rao Pejavar and committee of DBS.
DASHAMANOTSAVA
Day 1: Friday, 28th Nov. 2014: We left early morning 1.00am and was dropped to Kempe Gowda International Airport, Bengaluru, by Rishikanth, Checked in for Air Arabia flight to Sharjah, leaving at 3.30am. After the immigration and security formalities,the flight was delayed by an hour and left at 4.20am.... After 15 min of air born, pilot announced that the flight is returning to Bengaluru, as the plane has been hit by a bird and plane may be damaged. The flight landed back safely at the runway, parked it aside. After the inspection, we were informed that the damage is a major one and can leave only after repairs, which may take till evening.

FELICITATIONS

We collected our luggage, cancelled the immigration exit, not interested to leave in the evening. Called up Manohar Rao in Dubai and requested whether he can arrange for fresh ticket by Emirates flight leaving at 10.30am. Within half an hour, ticket was confirmed and OK ticket came in the mobile through Whatsap message. We were lucky, left by Emirates at 10.30am, reached Dubai at 1.00pm. Cleared from immigration, Madhusudhan Talitaya was at the airport to take us. Went to Ananth Tantry's house, freshened up, changed dress and reached the venue of DASHAMANOYSAVA, The Millennium School, Dubai at 2.30pm joined the people for lunch.
We were the guest of honour at the afternoon program, felicitations, cultural fiesta, Yakshagana and light dinner. Stayed at Madhusudha-Pushpa residence at 24th level of their apartment in Sheikh Zayed Road and had a good rest.
at the Royal Garden Restaurant
Day 2, Saturday, 29th Nov, 2014: We had a good breakfast at Pushpa's, Ramachandra Udupa family came for visit. We all went to Royal Garden Restaurant at Karama for lunch. Sudhaker-Latha joined us for lunch.
with Usha Shankar
Took Madhu's car and went to Dentist at Burdubai, visited temple. We also visited Usha Shankars at Karama, an old friend and well wisher Sundaresan's daughter and then reached Rajeshwar Holla's residence at Sharjah and stayed for the night.
Day 3, Sunday 30th Nov. 2014: Morning after breakfast left alone by car, went round Al Nahda, former residence and reached Our Own High School at Al Warqa,at 10.30am after missing the exit 55 at Emirates Road. However, it was nostaligia of former days of going to school as a supervisor.
The ladies had a get-together at Latha Holla's house and enjoyed.
LADIES GET-TOGETHER

Met the Principal, Mr Sanjeev Jolly, Nancy, Pama and Akhyar Ahmad and most of the teachers and supervisors. Also met Senior Leadership Team (SLT) Shanta, Bindu, Wallace, Neelima Nanda and Sudha.....
SUDHA & GEETHA

TARIQ & MAJID
Teachers all were surprised and happy to see..... Sreejaya, Ajitha, Geetha, Prema, Sudha, Brigitte, Rekha, Sadia, Khabir, Tariq, Majid, Osama, Zakir, Hemanth, and so many others. Good times remembering those days.....  Same dialogue..... we all miss you Sir.....
Returned to Sharjah by 3.00pm and had lunch.....
UMA & KIRAN HOLLA
Evening was visit to Kiran Holla and the new arrival in the family..... and then to Prakash Upadhya's house, and also visit to Prema Lohit residence at Al khan....
Returned to Holla's house for night stay.... Day well spent, driving around.....
Day 4, Monday 1st December 2014: After breakfast, visit to Lakshmi Surya house for second breakfast, then to Monohar Hegde house in Sharjah for a visit. Proceeded to Dubai, visit to Dentist again and then to Sudhaker Pejavars house for lunch and stay,
LAKSHMI SURYA
MANOHAR & RASHMI HEGDE
Evening went around with Latha Sudhaker Pejavar to the Dubai's newest attraction.... JBR, Jumeirah beach residence, WALK THE WALK along the beach.....
with Sudhakar Shetty family
Back to Karma centre for little shopping and then drove to Sudhakar Shetty house at Ghusais for a visit and then to Kamat's for dinner. Returned to Sudhaker Pejavar house for night stay.
Day 5, Tuesday 2nd December 2014: It's UAE National Day today.... as in the previous years, the day used to be for Brahmana Samaja;s Annual Picnic..... So friends have planned for a picnic at Mushrif Park, Dubai and reached there with Sudhakers by 11.30 am.
PICNIC AT MUSHRIF PARK
There were some fun games, dodge ball, nice picnic lunch and Anthyakshari.....  time spent nicely....
Returned to Sudhakers apartment in Burdubai at 21st floor, watched National day fireworks from the balcony......
Watching fireworks from the balcony
Then again to karma Centre, ate Dosa at Dosa Plaza and returned home for night's rest at Sudhakers.
Day 6: Wednesday 3rd December 2014: Morning after bath, reached Madhu's house with the car, at 8am returned the car, had nice breakfast at Pushpa and got ready to go to Airport, for Emirates flight departing at 1.30pm. Sharmila & Om, Dinesh's wife and son were also traveling in the same flight, we could go to Dubai airport with them.
RETURNING TO BENGALURU
Checked in with whatsap tickets, gone through the immigration and security formalities and flight left on time. Reached Bengaluru Airport at 6.45pm, local time. Cleared from immigration and customs easily, could get a ride in Harish Upadhya's  SUV car as Shami's mother, Kalpana had come to pick them at the airport, and were home "Birhi Mane" at 8pm, thus ending a short visit to UAE.
written Saturday6th December 2014