Saturday, March 31, 2012


Rama Mandira, Baalekudru, is a place where my mother used to take me during Rama Navami Sapthaha  to attend the Akhanda Bhajane in the temple. Last Friday, 30th March, I had a chance to attend the event after more than 50/55 years....... I can't believe it myself........ The tradition continues .... with the son of late Krishnamoorthy Adiga, Suresh Adiga organizing the yearly event. Praising the Lord with singing Bhajans ..... 24 hours, 7 days continuously..... day and night.......(SAPTHAHA)...... Baalekudru, is my grandfather, my mother's father''s place also......It is reached from our house in Birthi crossing the river in a boat...... those mother carrying me or pulling me......However, things have changed...... but celebrations of RAMA NAVAMI ...... still continues in Rama Mandira.......
Different groups come from different areas and sing bhajans to the best of their abilities and get the blessings of Lord Rama...... I also had a chance to sing one two bhajans, joining with the group....... Mrs. Sumangali from Saligrama.

Mon, March 30


RAHUL, son of Raviraj - Pratima Tantry from Udupi, were family friends from Dubai. Those days normally for bhajans, Brahmana Saamaja programs or Karnataka Sangha function, or simply get-together at home we meet. Raviraj is a good singer, mridangist and a nice man.
They came to our house in Bangalore few days ago and invited us to attend the function at Udupi. So we decided to make a trip to OORU. It was journey in the night bus, both ways, going and coming, quite comfortable.
We could meet lot of family friends from Dubai, Sharjah and Abudhabi. There was Madhusudhan, Kedilayas, Dr Prakashs, Ananath-Namitha, Gopinatha Raos, Dayananda Hebbars, Dance teacher Sujatha, Vishala Bhat, Sudhakar Rao-Latha, Sridhar Adiga, Sumangali, Poornima etc.....
It was a pleasant get-together of old friends and sharing nostalgia.

Mon, 31 March 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012


A scene from "Shri Krishna Sandhana"
Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form combining dance, music, spoken word, costume-makeup, and stage technique with a distinct style and form.
Yakshagana is a rich folk ballet, musical theatre with grand costume, good singing, and acting with excellent dialogues by the characters. The art originated from the coastal karnataka, for people to watch the stories from Ramayana or Mahabharatha, the epics of hindu religion. The venue is the paddy field with local lighting and enacted throughout the night. The characters of different categories, main characters, sthree vesha, haasyagaara, etc. The back up team called HIMMELA, consists of Bhagavatharu ( a good singer), mridangist, and chande (drum) and a shruthi.
Yakshagana is one of the most living art traditions in the World. There are about 30 full fledged professional troupes, and about 200 amateur troupes in Yakshagana. Professional troupes go on tour between November to May, giving about 180-200 shows i.e. a full night show everyday!
One such show we witnessed on Sunday, 25th March, was at Ravindra Kalakshetra, a prestigious performing arts auditorium in Bangalore. The troupe was from Keremane and the story was from Mahabharatha, Shri Krishna Sandhana. The lead role, Krishna was played by Shri Shivananda Heggade, a mature artist. The acting, dance and delivery of dialogues were very good. The show was for two and a half hours and was over by 9.00pm
 Mon, 26 March 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Chandrashekar Adiga, s/o of Late Subramanya Adiga from Ajekar, who is Nalini's uncle, was celebrating his daughter's wedding at Raghvendra Swamy Mutt at Udupi on 11th March 2012. It was an occasion for family members get-together to celebrate,  meet and talk, and have family bonding.
So Nalini made a trip to ooru, by bus,  participated in the wedding celebrations, and returned after two days.

22nd March 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Kahaani is a movie about a woman (Vidya Bagchi) who comes to Kolkata from London to find her missing husband. This movie is shot in Kolkata mainly and the movie contains various stages of u-turns, twists and suspense alongwith rhythmic thrill. Vidya Balan is shown pregnant in the movie and hence it may not be well appreciated by such group of audience who love to see some hot scenes in movie. Since the Dirty picture movie, Vidya Balan is now more often associated with hot sex appeal than she was ever before. To play the role of a pregnant woman in Kahaani has been enjoyable experience for Vidya and she admits that she is now more fond of babies than she was earlier.
Directed by Sujoy Ghosh
Sat, 17th March 2012

ಆವರಣ - ಎಸ್. ಎಲ್. ಭೈರಪ್ಪ

"AAVARANA" The novel which raised lot of controversy in Bangalore is another masterpiece from S.L. Bhyrappa. How history and historians can change what has happened by the government and people for vote bank politics.
Religion and dharma are very much sensitive in the context and Bhyrappa has analyzed the process excellently.

 "ಆವರಣ" ವು ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಮತ್ತು ಇತಿಹಾಸಕಾರ ಇಬ್ಬರನ್ನೂ ಒಳಗೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತದೆ. ನಿಜ ಸುಳ್ಳುಗಳ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯನ್ನು ತತ್ವದ ಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೇ ಎತ್ತರಿಸಿ ವಿವರಿಸಿರುವುದು ಭಾರತೀಯ ದರ್ಶನಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದ ವೈಶಿಷ್ತ್ಯ. ಸಂವಹನ ಪ್ರಕ್ರಿಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟುವ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಹರಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ವಿಧಾನಗಳನ್ನು ತಂತ್ರವೆಂದು ಕರೆಯಬಹುದು.ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಸತ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲೆಯ ಭಾವವು ಸ್ರವಿಸಿದ್ದರೆ ಆ ಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಇದು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಸಫಲವಾಗಿದೆ.
ಮುಸುಲ್ಮಾನರ ಕಾಲದ ಆಡಳತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ, ಅವರ ದೌರ್ಜನ್ಯ, ಅಮಾನುಶ ಕೃತ್ಯಗಳು, ಇತರ ಧರ್ಮಗಳ ಮೇಲಿನ ದ್ವೇಷ, ಪ್ರಶಕ್ತ ಸರಕಾರದ ಧೋರಣೆಗಳನ್ನು ಶ್ರೀಯುತ ಭೈರಪ್ಪನವರು ಓದುಗರ ಮನದಾಳಕ್ಕೆ ತಟ್ಟುವಂತೆ ಬರೆದಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ.

16 Mar 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012


Monday, 5th March.......It was function at Prasanna Kalyana Mantapa, Jayanagara, Bangalore. Vaibhav Hande, Grandson of Sridhar Hande's brother. Vaibhav was initiated as brahmachari, after he was given brahmopadesham by his father Subbanni Hande.
After blessing brahmachari, it was time for grand lunch..... oota with holige, gilebi, payasam etc....
Tue, 6th March 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012


It's wedding of Chandramaouli and Suhasini, relation of Sumangali-Sudhakar Kandiga. It took place at Vagdevi Sheshappa Hall, Srirampura, Bangalore on 1st March.
As usual it is a social get-together meeting friends from Dubai, Sudhakar, Ashok, Srdhar, Sandhya Tantry were there. Friendly ambiance, Greetings & best wishes to newly married couple grand lunch (Oota), main part of the function for the guests.
Returned home after having lunch.
 Fri, 2 Mar 2012