Saturday, April 30, 2016


Friday. 29th April 2016,6.30 pm
Venue: ChitraKala Parishath, NammaBengaluru.

To celebrate "World Dance Day", Smt. Vyjayanthi Kashi of Shambavi School of Dance had a brilliant idea of making the Bengaluru Dance School Gurus to dance on the stage. It was apparently test for their ability, agility, skill and stamina as most of the time they organize and make their students to dance for any program.
Smt Vyjayanthi Kashi welcoming

Gurus with Guests
Senior Guru like Smt,Radha Sridhar, said that she is performing on stage after 45 years.
It was a short presentation of each guru for about 10 minutes after which they were asked to dance together for Tillana - on the spot Choreography, which was magnificent .

Smt ShriDevi Unni
Smt Radha Sridhar
Smt Kshama Rau
Smt., Padma Murali
Smt. Gayatri Keshavan
Smt Nayana Moray
Smt. Choodamani NandaGopal,(BhrathaNatyam)
Smt ShriDevi Unni,(Mohiniatam)
Smt Radha Sridhar,(part from GeethaGovinda)
Smt. Kshama Rau, (Odissi),
Smt Padma Murali,(BharathaNatyam)
Smt Gayatri Keshavan,(BharathaNatyam) and
Smt Nayana Moray (Kathak - Tarana)

Nalini with Kshama Rau
with Radha Sridhar group
with Lakshmi GopalaSwamy
It was a memorable evening in the open stage, beautiful ambiance and atmosphere.
Dr C. Radhakrishnan was the Chief guest and Smt, Usha Venkatramanan was guest of honour.
Ms. Prateeksha Kshi, D/O Vyjayanthi Kashi had set of questions for each guru, for their interaction and share their experience. It was well presented and everyone was happy about the interactive session.
We were there
HatsOff to Guru Smt. Vyjayanthi Kashi for celebrating the WorldDanceday in a meaningful way and giving the art/dance lovers a beautiful evening.

Written Saturday 30th April 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Thursday 28th April 2016
Seva Sadana, Malleshwara, Namma Bengaluru

It's the about 50 minutes play, kannada drama by a group of youngsters, putting up their first show at Seva Sadana, Malleshwara.

The effort and interest is amazing and the youngsters have bright future, if they continue to keep interest in their stage performance.
Main actors
The story is about three youngsters, became mad and reaches mental hospital and there they narrate their past, with lot of action of screaming, jumping, playing the role of mad people. In the process, they refelct the societies evils and how the circumstances make them mental patients.

One, who loves his mother, could not save her due to money promised him for her treatment,

Second, the boy kills his father due to his mother's greediness for money, and he becomes murderer and reaches jail, becomes mental,

Third , becomes mad due to cheating by relatives over the property issue, and reaches jail and becomes mental.
Actors with supporting people
The dialogues are explicit, acting superb (Sometimes overacting) stage setting and lighting is simple.

The boy who prrsented as narrator also did a good job.

Written, Friday 29th April 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ಪು೦ಡಲೀಕ ಹಾಲಂಬಿ - ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಂಜಲಿ

೨೭ ಎಪ್ರಿಲ್ ೨೦೧೬ , ಬುಧವಾರ
ಸ್ಥಳ; ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ ಸಭಾಂಗಣ, ಚಾಮರಾಜಪೇಟೆ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು .

ಇತ್ತೀಚಿಗೆ ದಿವಂಗತರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಪುಂದಲಿಕ ಹಾಲಂಬಿಯವರು  ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು 15 ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಕೋಶಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾಗಿ, ಗೌರವ ಕರ್ಯದೆಶಿಯಾಗಿ,ಸೇವೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿ ಮುಂದೆ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾಗಿ ಅಭೂತಪುರ್ವ ಸೇವೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದರು, ಮುಂದೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಅವಧಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತಿನ ಶತಮಾನೋತ್ಸವವನ್ನು ಇಡೀ ವರ್ಷ ಅರ್ಥಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಆಚರಿಸಿದರು. ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತು ಸಮಸ್ತ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರದ್ದು ಎಂದು ಪುನರುಚ್ಚರಿಸುತ್ತಲೇ ಇದ್ದವರು ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಟಿತ ನೃಪತುಂಗ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನಗಳ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರನ್ನಾಗಿ ಆಯ್ಕೆ ಮಾಡುವ ಸಂಧರ್ಭಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂದ ತೀರ್ಮಾನಗಳು ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ನ್ಯಾಯದ ಪಾಲನೆಯೇ ಆಗಿತ್ತು.
ಹಂಪ ನಾಗರಾಜಯ್ಯ 
ಮರುಳ ಸಿದ್ದಪ್ಪ 

ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಕವಿ ಜಿ. ಎಸ್. ಶಿವರುದ್ರಪ್ಪನವರ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಶಿಷ್ಯರಾದ ಪುಂಡಲೀಕ ಹಾಲಂಬಿಯವರು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ವಿಶ್ವವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯದ ಸಂಯೋಜಕರಾಗಿ, ಅಲ್ಲಿಯ ನೌಕರ ಸಂಘದ ಅದ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾಗಿ, ಹಲವರು ಜನಪರ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿದವರು,

ಹೋಟೆಲ್ ಉದ್ಯಮದಾರರ ಸಹಕಾರಿ ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಅದ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾಗಿ,ಜನಸಾಮನ್ಯರ ಜಜೀವನಾಭಿವ್ರದ್ದಿಗಾಗಿ ಹಲವು ರೀತಿಯ ಸಾಲ ಸೌಲಭ್ಯ ಸಹಕಾರಗಳನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿನ ಹಲವು ಶಾಖೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಾರಂಭಿಸಿ ನಗರದ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಯೋಜನವಗುವತಹಾ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಜಾರಿಗೆ ತಂದು ಶ್ರಮಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇಂತಹ ಮಹನಿಯರ ಮೆಮೆಅಪು ಅಜರಾಮರ.

ಕನ್ನಡದ ಕಟ್ಟಾಳು , ಕನ್ನಡಪರ ಚಿಮಂತನೆಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಡು-ನುಡಿಗಾಗಿ ಹೋರಾಟ ನಡಿಸಿದ ಶ್ರೀ ಪುಂಡಲೀಕ ಹಾಲಂ ಬಿಯವರ ಬದುಕು ನಮಗೆ ಆದರ್ಶವಾಗಿದೆ,  ಅವರ ನೆನೆಪುಗಳು ಸದಾ ಉಳಿಯುತ್ತವೆ.
ಉದಯವಾಣಿ 28/4//2016 
ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ ನ ಸಭಾಂಗಣದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಂಜಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವಾರು ಗಣ್ಯರು ಪುಷ್ಪ ನಮನ, ನುಡಿ ನಮನಗಳನ್ನು ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿದರು.  ಹಾಲಿ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಮನು ಬಳಿಗಾರ್, ಇತರ ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳಾದ ಹಂಪ ನಾಗರಾಜಯ್ಯ, ಚಂಪಾ, ಮರುಳಸಿದ್ದಪ್ಪ, ಸಿದ್ದಲಿಂಗಯ್ಯ , ಕೋಟೇಶ್ವರ ಸೂರ್ಯನಾರಾಯಣ ರಾವ್, ವಸುಂಧರ ಭೂಪತಿ, ಲಲಿತಾ ನಾಯಕ್  ಹಾಗು ಇನ್ನು ಹಲವಾರು ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳು ಪುಂದಲಿಕ ಹಾಲಂಬಿ ಯವರನ್ನು ನೆನೆಸಿ ನುಡಿನಮನ , ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಂಜಲಿ ಯನ್ನು ಅರ್ಪಿಸಿದರು.

ಬರೆದಿರುವುದು ಗುರುವಾರ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ 28/4/2016


Monday, April 25, 2016


Thursday 21st April 2016

It was that afternoon, when we were proceeding to Sringeri, to attend the wedding, stopped over at the Agumbe spot.

The drive from Someshwar, foot of the western ghats, with 14 hairpin U-turns really tests one's driving skills. Though it's about 8 km on ghat section, you are climbing up and up and up.
At the topmost turn, there is viewer's point to watch sunset or simply appreciate scenic beauty of western ghats.
Agumbe, a small village in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, is one of the places that receive the heaviest rainfall in Southern India. The rains feed streams, rivers and the many waterfalls here.
Sunset Point: This place is located on the way up the hills that lead to Agumbe. From here, on a clear day, one can see the magnificent view of sunset and Arabian Sea, which lies many miles away.

As you get down from the car, monkeys of all sizes greet you and look for any food item you have.

Written Tuesday, 26th April 2016


Thursday 21st April 2016

It's the wedding celebrations of Rashmi, daughter of Uday Acharya  enterprising man from Hiriadaka. The venue was Sharada Kalyana Mantapa, Udupi.


Previous night there was get-together with entertainment program with dances, songs, mimicry and fun games. Also nice food.

The next morning was the wedding at the same venue. The groom is Raghavendra, settled with his father and grandfather in Bangalore. A huge contingent with relations and friends came from Bengaluru to witness the wedding.
All relations from Hebri, Hiriadaka, except Shubha-Lahari-Raghu were missing as they are in Peoria, USA. However, there was huge crowd to witness the wedding or participate in the grand lunch.
As usual grand oota with so many items and sweets filled the guests and all's over.
Wishing long and Happy married life, Rashmi-Raghavendra..... God Bless.
written Tuesday 26th April 2016


Friday 22nd April 2016

It's the pre-wedding party and wedding celebrations of Akhila and Arun at HireHalli, a small place about 18km from Sringeri, ob Jaipura Road.

When we reached Sringeri, it was dark had no clue about the place and the distance. However, proceeded on and on and reached finally at 8pm at the Ganapathy Temple, where flute concert by Sridhar was organized. The program went on till 9.30pm and accompanying artist violin and tabla were also good. After dinner, drove back to Sringeri and could get two rooms at the guest house at Rs.300 only for each room with two beds and attached bath and toilet facilities.

Morning 6am we were ready to visit Sharadamba Temple and the surroundings. Spent some time on the river Tunga banks watching fishes grabbing the food thrown by devotees.
At 10.30 am again we reached HireHalli ganapathy Temple, venue of the wedding which was traditional with lot of formalities and procedures, after which there was grand lunch as usual.
Left by 2 pm and returned to Udupi at 6 pm.
written Monday, 25th April 2016

Shri VishnuMurthy Temple, Parampalli, Saligrama.

Wednesday, 20th April 2016

Shri VishnuMurthy Temple
Dose seve
We reached Udyavara and went to our native Birthi, Salekeri that morning and there was an nvitation to attend function on behalf of RamaNavam Bhajane at Shri VishnuMurthy Temple, Saligrama through Ms Sumangali. w/o Sudhakar Kandiga.
So we were there by 11.30am and the a group of ladies chanting VishnuSahasranama.
Shri VishnuMurthy Temple, Parampalli, Saligrama is nearly 800 years old, famous for "Harake", known as "Dosa Seve", for fertility. The temple is being visited by large number of devotees from India and abroad.
Devotees visit this temple for fulfillment of gift childbirth.
We joined the Maha mangalarathi, followed by grand lunch at the hall of Kalyana Mantapa, adjacent to temple. The speciality grand lunch is Dosa with "JoniBella" (liquid jaggery)
We had sumptuous meal and rested in Sumangali's house nearby.

AshwiniRavi at the temple

with Sushravya and Sumangali
Written Monday 25th April 2016