Friday, April 27, 2012


RANGA TARANGA's program of National Festival of Choreography continues.....

 One of the most known classical dance and which is one among the six classical type dance is Manipuri the other are Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, and Orissi. Manipuris coming from Manipur the north-eastern state of India and the indigenous people of this valley are known to be the dance-expert as the Gandharva’s, mentioned in the epic Ramayana, Mahabharata and other religious scriptures. This style of classical dance is purely religious and its aim is at spiritual experience. 
 The daily activities of Manipuri people include the development of music and dance through religious festivals. Dance is not only a medium of worship and enjoyment but also a door to the divine, but indispensable for all socio-cultural ceremonies. From the religious point of view and from the artistic angle of vision, Manipuri Classical Form of dance is claimed to be one on the most modest, softest and mildest but the most meaningful dances of the world. 


The students of Venkatesha Natya Mandira, Bengaluru presents dance drama, "Mohini
Bhasmasura", on the occasion of RANGA TARANGA festival of Music and Dance.
MOHINI-BHASMASURA is the story of how Mohini, a female incarnation of the god Vishnu, uses her charm to save Lord Shiva from Bhasmasura, king of demons.At the beginning of the story, Bhasmasura has a desire to control the world. He decides to do penance and asks Lord Shiva to grant him the ability to turn anybody into ashes the moment he lays his hands on their head. Bhasmasura wants to test the power on Shiva, who starts to escape.Shiva convinces Lord Vishnu to intervene and destroy Bhasmasura. Vishnu agrees and assumes the form a beautiful dancer called Mohini and waits for Bhasmasura who chases Shiva. Bhasmasura is taken with Mohini's charm and beauty and asks her to marry him.Mohini convinces him to dance and mimic every move that she makes. In the course of gestures and postures, Mohini puts her hand on her head and Bhasmasura, distracted by her beauty and grace, does the same. The moment he places his hand on his head, he gets burned and dies to his own power, and Shiva and world are saved.
The dance drama is an example of how important storytelling is in classical Indian
dance. The dances aren't performed solely out of happiness or pleasure, but are used to
convey important lessons in life.
Guru Radha Sridhar presents the artists to the audience.

Friday, 27th April 2012
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


We had an opportunity to witness an excellent dance drama SASIREKHA PARINAYA by artists from Andhra Pradesh. The songs and dialogues were in Telugu...... but the dance, singing, live music, costumes and the overall performance was superb.
The event was organized by RANGA TARANGA, for Academy of Dance and Music, Bengaluru and was performed at Chowdiah Memorial Hall at Malleshwaram, Bangalore. 
Sasirekha Parinayam (the marriage of Sasirekha) is a folk tale based on oral traditions, popular in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is based on the Mahabharata, but is not present in it.

Artists from the Dance Drama

The plot concerns the marriage of Sasirekha, the daughter of Balarama, to Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna. It echoes the marriage of Arjuna to Subhadra in the Mahabharata.
The story is popular in performances, including shadow-puppets, Yakshagana and Kuchipudi.
It was the basis for several Telugu films, including the 1936 film Sasirekha Parinayam,[5] and the popular 1957 film Mayabazar The 2008 film Sasirekha Parinayam was also named 
April 26, 2012


This time it's the wedding of CHAITRA AND SANTOSH...... both doctors. Chaitra is the daughter of Parameshwara (Lakshmeesha) Adiga, from Ramanagara, brother of Sridhar Adiga, relation and long time friend. Venue was at Shilpa Kala Mantapa, Bannerughatta Road, Bengalooru.
As the wedding celebrations are meeting point and to gain lost acquiantances, it was good occasion to meet lot of people...... grand usual....MADUVE OOTA.....
Back home after visiting Sadashiva Rao-Saraswathi at JP Nagar, and Shubha's at Chikkala Sandra....
Wed, 25th April 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

ನಿರಾಕರಣ - ಎಸ್. ಎಲ್. ಭೈರಪ್ಪ

Nirakarana - A man living in the slum area of Mumbai, earning his living as a job typist, left with five children after his wife’s death. Unable to bring them up by himself he gives them away for adoption The novel explores the emotional conflicts of both father and children.

ಬಂಧನಕ್ಕೆ ಮಿತಿ ಎಂಬುದು ಸುಳ್ಳು. ಅಂಟಿದರೆ ಪೂರ್ತಿಯಾಗಿ ಸೆಳೆದುಬಿಡುತ್ತದೆ - ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಶಾಕ್ ನಂತೆ..... ಇಲ್ಲ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕದಷ್ಟು ದೂರವೇ ಇರಬೇಕು. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಮಧ್ಯಮ ಸ್ತಿತಿ ಇಲ್ಲ ಎಂಬ ಗ್ರಹಿಕೆಯಿಂದ ಅವನು ನಿರ್ಧರಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ.
ಹೆಪ್ಪುಟ್ಟಲೇಬೇಕೆಂದು ಬಯಲನ್ನು ನಿರಾಕರಿಸಿ ಬೆಟ್ಟವನ್ನು ಎರುತ್ತಾನೆ........
Narahari, a job typist at Bombay, with five children loses his past two wives........ just could not manage looking after the little children.....  after giving them for adoption, decides to go to Himalayas, spends few years as sanyasi...... but comes back to Bombay to look after children at ANNATHASHRAYA..... but memoirs of his children haunts him always.......
S L Bhyrapaa's narration style keeps the reader on their toes.......
Friday, 20th April 2012


Friday..... it was another day of visit to the relations with annayya-attige...... this time it is to Dinesh Varambally and Rekha's apartment at HAL airport road at Murugeshpalya..... Dinesh invited us to have lunch with them.....
Lunch was grand ...... with many items..... chitranna, badane kaai palya, sauthe kaai huli, koosumbari, dahi vada, sweets, hayagreeva maddi..... and some more......

Talked and watched video of Dinesh-Rekha wedding in 1992....... memoirs of childhood days at Birthi, Garadimane...... and achimane..... family nostalgia.....
Back to Birthimane at Hebbal by 6 pm......
Friday..... 20 April 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Srinivasa Tantry and Sarojini,  a distant relation, known from young age, were living in Mysore in their own house for 28 years. Surprisingly, they decided to sell their house and live in a rented apartment in Bangalore recently. They have a daughter Vidya and two sons, Prasanna, Prashanth all married.
As my elder brother and his wife were staying with us for few days, we decided to take them to their house.

The couple is quite jovial, energetic and fun loving, but traditional, not affected by computers, internet and   shopping malls craze. They are in good health, living happily.....
Thursday 19 April 2012


 A beehive is an enclosed structure in which some honey bee species live and raise their young. Natural beehives are naturally occurring structures occupied by honeybee colonies, while domesticated honeybees live in man-made beehives, often in an apiary.
Amazingly, we saw a massive beehive in the balcony of the apartment. It's a relation, Sinivasa Tantry & Sarojini, we went to visit in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Tantry has permanently closed the balcony door so that bees will not upset his daily routine. However, living close to it and right in the balcony of the house is fearsome. ...... May be it will spread out and gush inside the apartment....... no it can not happen...... etc etc..... However, Tantry couple is happy to share their apartment with thousands of bees coming in and going out every day.

Thursday, 19th April 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Harshavardhana Rao, Son of Baikadi Vishweshwara Rao, recently got married to Shwetha Bellur, always asking us to visit them. On the occasion of visit of elder brother, Seetharama Somayaji, we decided to visit him and they were very happy.
Harsha, seen him from his childhood days, father and grandfather Baikadi Venkatakrishna Rao was our next door neighbour in the village of Birthi, Salikeri. Harsha's father , we used to call him "Sanmaani" was working in a bank, was popular social worker, unfortunately died in a bike accident in Uppinakote, at the age of 36 years in 1992. Harsha's mother, Usha also died of brain hammheorage at the age of 38 years.
Harsha completed his MBA and working in a Bank, getting settled after marrying Shwetha in Nov. 2011..... wish them longlife, happiness and prosperity.
Sunday, 15 April 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012


YUGADI  2012 was celebrated at Birthi Mane, Bengalooru, with family get-together. "KHANI'' was placed in the pooja room, which indicates ushering new year, as per solar calender. Placing of coconut, sauthe kai, fruit, and the image of God is seen in the mirror, first thing in the morning. Mango leaves placed on the doors, rangoli placed in front of the house after putting water.
There were about 25 people for lunch, family members..... doddappa, doddamma, Sadaram and family, Shyla & family, Shubha and family, Shivanna (Raghu's brother) & his family were there for grand lunch cooked by mom...... chitranna, anna saaru, beetroot sasive, majjige huli, koosumbrari, paayasa, holige and anna mosaru. ...... After lunch, Sadaram slept nicely..... doddappa's short nap, boys having good times, Lahari & Aditi playing on the terrace, and ladies chatting....... the usual......
 The celebration of Ugadi is marked by religious zeal and social merriment. It is believed that the creator of the World, Lord Brahma started creation on this day - Chaitra suddha padhyami or the Ugadi day. It is said that out of a hundred of Brahma's 'years', fifty have already passed, and out the balance we are now at the fifty first year, first month, waxing phase, first day, thirteen hours, forty ghadiyas, three veesas and just over forty four viliptakalas. In solar year terms, about 432,000 years are considered equivalent to half a day of Brahma!
It was beginning of NANDANA SAMVATSARA, celebrated first time in the new house in Bengaluru, and nice and pleasant get-together.
April 14, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012


GIRIDHAR, 8 year old son of Gopi - Gayathri Elchittaya from Suntikoppa, Madikeri, working in Sharjah, UAE, were celebrating Upanayana at Krishna Dhama Kalyana mantapa at Mysore.
We decided to attend the function and left Bangalore at 7.30am. After having breakfast at Loka Ruchi, Kamaths, at Ramanagara, wanted to reach before 12 noon. We were caught by police camera on the highway for speeding, though I was driving at 80 km/hr where the speed limit on a good road was 70km/h, very  rediculous. However, proceeded after paying a fine of Rs 300/- reached the venue by 12.30pm. Had the usual sumptuous lunch.

Slept for an hour at Usha Suresh house and back to Bangalore after visiting doddappa at Kengeri.
 Sunday, April 8, 2012

ಜಲಪಾತ - ಎಸ್. ಎಲ್. ಬೈರಪ್ಪ

Jalapatha is the novel of the life of a painter in Mumbai, whose life in the city drains his life and art. He decides to leave mega city and settle in his village, but finds the village so poverty stricken that the economic strain of the rural India is controlled by the cities and decides to return to Mumbai
Jalapatha, kannada meaning is waterfalls.  Apart from the story of a painter, Sripathi and his wife Vasundhara,  the author expresses so many others facts of life, comparing waterfalls with the sexual happiness of man. His narration of slaughter house in Bombay,  a woman laboring at childbirth, difficulty of selling a  property in a village...... is simply superb.

ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಶಕ್ತಿಯಿಂದ ವಿಜೃಂಭಿಸುವ ಜೀವನಪ್ರವೃತ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಆ ಶಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಹತ್ತಿಕ್ಕುವ ಜೀವನಪರಿಸ್ಥಿಯ ತಾಕಲಾಟವೇ "ಜಲಪಾತ’ದ ಕಥಾವಸ್ತು. ನೀರು ಮತ್ತು ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಶಕ್ತಿಯಿಂದ ಕಂಗೊಳಿಸುವ ವನಶ್ರೀ, ಗಂಡು ಹೆಣ್ಣುಗಳ ಮೂಲಶಕ್ತಿಯಾದ ಜೀವನ ವಿಕಾಸ , ಮತ್ತು ಭೌದ್ಧಿಕ ಸ್ತರದಲ್ಲಿ ಆವಿರ್ಭಿಸುವ ಕಲಾಸೌಂದರ್ಯ - ಇವು ಮೂರು, ವಿವಿಧ ಸ್ಥರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಗುವ ಒಂದೇ ಮೂಲಶಕ್ತಿ, ಕಾದಂಬರಿಯ ಅಂಗಗಳಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆದಿರುವ ಪ್ರತೀಕಗಳು ಎತ್ತಿತೋರಿಸುತ್ತವೆ. ಸಂಯೋಗದ ಕರೆ ಮತ್ತು ಕ್ರಿಯೆ, ಗರ್ಭದ ವಿಕಾಸ, ಜನನಕ್ಕೆ ಪೂರ್ವಭಾವಿಯಾದ ನೋವಿನ ಅನುಭವ, ಮೊದಲಾದ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಯ ಹಲವು  ಹಂತಗಳನ್ನು ಅನುಭವದ ಹೊಚ್ಚ ಹೊಸತನದಿಂದ  ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಡಿದಿಡಲು ಅನುಕೂಲವಾಗುವಂತೆ ಕಾದಂಬರಿಯ ಕತೆಯು ಅದರ ಮೂಲ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳಾದ ಒಂದು ಗಂಡು ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಹೆಣ್ಣಿನ ಸ್ವಂತ ಅನುಭವದ ವರ್ಣನೆಯ ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಗುತ್ತದೆ.
Monday, April9, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012


‘Brigade Orion Mall’ located at Bangalore is a commercial project developed by Brigade Group.
Location :- ‘Brigade Orion Mall’ is located at Malleswaram-Rajajinagar , Bangalore.
‘Orion Mall’ will be well connected to the new international airport at Devanahalli.
Features & Facilities at  ‘Brigade Orion Mall’ :-
  • 5-storey high electronic and illuminated displays on mall façade.
  • 4-storey high atrium (28 m high).
  • A beautiful pedestrian plaza to offer pretty lakeside views.
  • A 10 m wide Grand Staircase from ground floor to plaza level.
  • Floor plans designed to draw customers from one level to the next.
  • Landscaping across all levels, with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Water features to create a beautiful seamless feel.
  • Entrance: 2 ground floors to provide a double opportunity for footfalls.
    • Ground Floor 1: entrance from the drop-off zone at Dr Rajkumar Road.
    • Ground Floor 2: (pedestrian plaza) entrance from the lakeside.
  • Lifts: 4 glass customer lifts , 9 service lifts.
  • Escalators: 3 sets at each level (including basement).
  • Disabled-friendly: ramps , disabled parking and restrooms for physically challenged people.
  • Two-level basement car park for approx. 1,500 cars
  • Adjacent 9-level enclave car park for 2,200 cars 
Monday, 2nd April 2012