Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Tuesday, 20th March 2018

It takes lost of patience, perseverance and dedication. 

Plants are living things, they need water, sunshine, and good soil with manure.


Some times one may be disappointed when it doesn't produce results as you expect.

But when it gives good result, outcome, it is really a pleasure and pleasant to see.


Offering to God is pleasure and happiness.

It was one  of the days I see some beautiful flowers like DaasaVaala, Rose, ShankaPushpa and KarnaKundala.... names of some flowers.

Images for the memory.

posted Wednesday 21st March 2018


Monday, 19th March 2018

They were happy to celebrate woman getting pregnant after few years of marriage.

They had Homa, Shanthi , Pooja and prayers for the welfare and well being of the family.

It was get-together for family, relations and friends.

That was om Sunday, 19th March 2018 at the apartment of Purushothama Somayaji, same family relation, married to Annapoorna, married 12 years ago.

She conceived now and soon will give birth to a healthy baby.

"Seemantha" is custom followed to decorate the lady and pray for her good health, of the would be mother and the baby.

There were about 100 people gathered for the celebration, some came from ooru (native place)

Grand lunch followed as usual.

Posted Wednesday 21st March 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Sunday 18th March 2018
Ranga Shankara, NammaBengaluru

Thaaayavva - a beautiful musical Kannada Drama was witnessed at RangaShankara, Bengaluru on 18th March 2018.

The highlight of the drama was the celebrity singer M D Pallavi, in the lead role as Thaayavva and Chintan Vikas also a good singer was on variety of supporting role. The singing was sooper with a mild background music.

Thaayavva, means mother,  is a widow of about 50 years, struggles to carry on with her life with her lonely son. She tries to deconstruct the modern system in her own way, She tries to reconcile the oppostes, haves to deconstruct themselves while constructing better life for the have nots.

While Gram Seva Sangh was struggling to construct these ideas, a new form of Sales Tax called GST was imposed om handmade products in India. The Indian economy that had already been beaten up took a further beating. Gram Seva Sangh raised its voice. Thaayavva is offshoot of this struggle.


Thaayavva, widow, a selfish mother and not selfish in a sense. It's sense of protecting a pogeny. Her son becomes an activist in the cause of homemade products. She tries to protect him. She dies in a police shooting. The mother becomes an activist. She is both metaphor and a meaning.

The play is musical and a celebration. She celebrates joy of deconstruction as opposed to destruction. She deeonstructs even God. God, for her, is a labouring and hardworking metaphor.

Cast and Crew:
Taayavva - M D Pallavi
Policeman, Geluva - Chinthan Vikas
Mallige, Kshaya - Sitara
The Comedian - M C Anand
Cheluva - Shiva
Allaha Baksh - Shashikumar
Kariya - Panchaksharaiah
The Music band leader - Ramkrishna
Group - Raj, Ranjith, Anil and Moon
Sets and Property - Shashidhar Adapa
Lightings - Ravi
Costume - Shekar
Composer - M D Pallavi
Assistant Director - Mahantesh Ragi Kana
Writer and Directed by - Prasanna.

The 90-minutes play with many songs rendered beautifully, touches one's heart and soul, empathy for the hardworking for working class for both ends to meet for survival.

posted Monday 19th March 2018


Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Sunday, 11th March 2018
TaralaBalyu Kendra Library,
R T Nagara, Bengaluru.

Shivarama Karantha Vedike, R T Nagara, organized program for the month of March 2018, with review and dialogue (Samvaada) on Sunday 11th March at 4 pm.

The program happens only because of Pa. ChandraShekhara Chadaga, who is the secretary and a strong fan of Kota Shivarama Karanth.

The program was review and introduce the novel written by Shri GopalaKrishna Pai, some years ago.

Dr S R VijayaShankar, very good speaker and a well read person was there give his opinion on the book, in the presence of the author, Shri GopalaKrishna Pai.

He highlights about the book with the migration of poeple originally from Russia, then to Goa and along the coastal area, community called "GowdaSaraswatha". They speak language called "Konkani", and have progressed in all fields of the society , may be it is Banking, health, Education or other Entreprenuership. The explains about the their culture, belief, difficulties and much more.

Dr Shashikala

Dr Shashikala, Kannad Professor at Bengaluru University and a critic also spoke very effectively about the book.

Earlier, P ChandraShekhara Chadaga, welcomed and introduced the guest.

Ms Indira Sharan proposed the vote of thanks.

HOMA, POOJA at Dr Thavamani

Saturday, 10th March 2018
NKGSB Bank Building, 4th Floor,
Ramamandir Road, RajajiNagara,Bengaluru

Dr Tavamani Pannerselvam was a Medical Officer at Our Own High School, Al Warqa, when I was Supervisor at the same school, working.

She left the school in 2013, and has a medical Centre at Sharjah, which is taken care by her son and daughter-in-law.

She frequently visits Sharjah and when in Bengaluru, she  does lot of social work, health awareness program and actively involved in Wellness of people.

She is also disciple of ISKCON, "Hare Krishn Movement" and organized pooja and homa at her residence every year.

She gave the  invite to us to attend the program at her house, which was conducted by Radhe Shyam Das, former priest from ISKCON. His methods were very systematic, material used for fire, Mangalaarathi, and pravachana was unique. It is also involvement of everybody present in the program, and prayers to attain divinity.

Pooja went on till 1.45 pm after which there was Prasada, with sumptuous meal for everybody.

It was a very effective homa and pooja for all attended. GodBless Dr Thavamani and her Family.

posted Wednesday 14th March 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


March 4 -5, 2018
G N R Kalyana Mantapa, Jayanagara, Bengaluru.

Shashank Somayaji is the son of Subramanya Somayaji, grandson of Subbanna Somayaji, who is my father's elder brother. It is wedding of third generation, which took place in Bengaluru.

Subramanya and his father, Umanatha Somayaji lived in Sringeri.

Wedding celebrations were grand with Varapooje on 3rd March evening at the same venue and a get-together and party. Sumptuous dinner followed.

Next morning, we left from home early to reach the venue by 7.30 am and the wedding muhurthum was at 8.30 am. After exchanging of garlands, rest of marriage procedures followed. For others, it was time for meeting lost contacts, networking and catching up the old acquaintances and relations.
Grand lunch followed, as usual in such occasion.

Evening, after 7 pm, it was time for reception, many attended wishing the newly wedded couple and enjoyed the dinner.

at Subramany's house

The next day, 5th March, it was time for SatyaNarayana Pooja and Paaraayana at Subramanya's house near Seetha circle and grand lunch followed.

It was three day celebrations went on smoothly with everybody's blessings.

posted Wednesday 7th March 2018


Sunday 4th March 2018
RangaShankara, NammaBengaluru.

Kalavidaru with T S NagaBharana
An excellent old Kannada Drama, "Harischandra Kavya" was presented by BENAKA  Theater group at RangaShankara, NammaBengaluru.

The play is adapted from Raghavanka, a noted Kannada writer in the 12-13th century. His famous "Shatpadi", Harischandra Charitham, is in 6 verse poem in Kannada literature.  The herculean task of selecting 115 shatpadi verses and presenting the production was done by Shri K G Mahabaleshwar.


The play is about truthfulness of King Harischandra, who undergoes several hardships due to challenge thrown by Saint Vishwamitra in Devendra's court. With so many difficulties, the King leaving his Kingdom, selling his wife and child, working in a crematorium, child killed by a serpent, wife accused of killing some one, etc etc Harischandra mainatains his truthfulness and ultimately Saint Vishwamitra fails in his challenge.

The presentation of play directed by T S NagaBharana,a noted film and theater personality with music, songs and screen play was excellent. The acting of all the artists was superb, the style of King's sitting posture with half folded legs and half standing posture, was unique.

About 100-minutes play with a 10 minutes break had optimum stage setting to suit the scenes.

It was a superbly presented with old kannada dialogues.

Posted Wednesday 7th March 2018