Friday, November 30, 2012


It was wedding of the affluent.......Venue was celebrated Banaglore Palace....... prestigious place.... and the hosts were parents of Suvidha, Industrialist Venkatesh, marrying Amogh, son of S G Hegde and Bhagya.
Mr Hegde is IAS officer in Govt. of Karnataka, at present Registrar of Co-operatives. Bhagya is daughter of  my Balekudru Uncle, Govinda Kedlaya.
We were for wedding time, 12.00 noon with lot of people, well decorated stage, priest chanting mantra, live music and a huge hall well decorated to witness the wedding. Grand lunch was served at 12.45 and was over by 1.30pm..... Prabhakar and Venkatakrishna Kedilayas with family were there, so also Dinesh-Rekha and sister Nagaveni.
Evening was reception and we reached only after 8.30pm and pomp and pageantry, live music of flute orchestra, people lining up for wishing the married couple, big-wigs from the Government and Industry....
Buffet food of all sorts...... north, south, chat, soup, dosa, paratha, sweets, icecreams and paan......
It was grand Hi-Fi wedding......
Thursday, 29 Nov. 2012 

Sunday, November 25, 2012


It was Sunday, 18 November 2012, UCMAS Abacus arranged distribution of certificates to students who have completed 8-level Abacus program.
The venue was St. Joseph's Convent Girl's High School, Frazer Town, Bengaluru. With little around the area, reached the place around 9.30am. The big bosses from UCMAS India, Chennai had come. Mr. Basheer Ahmed, CMD, Mr Sekhar. VP and others were there.
Certificates and plaque for each student was given on the stage, before which they were given graduating gown. many parents were also there to witness the occasion.
There were more tha students who received the certificates, lady course instructors were present to assist the  presentation.
Lunch was poorly arranged and people dispersed by 2.00pm. 


Technology employed by sensitive hands brings to vivid life a work that would have been inconceivable onscreen until very recently in Life of Pi. Ang Lee, that great chameleon among contemporary directors, achieves an admirable sense of wonder in this tall tale about a shipwrecked teenager stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, a yarn that has been adapted from the compellingly peculiar best-seller with its beguiling preposterousness intact. Like the venerable all-purpose entertainments of Hollywood’s classical era, this exceptionally beautiful 3D production should prove accessible to and embraceable by all manner of audiences, signaling substantial commercial possibilities domestically and probably even more so internationally.
Ang Lee's Life of Pi asks that we take a leap of faith along with a boy named Pi Patel and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker as an angry ocean and the ironies of fate set them adrift. Their struggle for survival is as elegant as it is epic with the director creating a grand adventure so cinematically bold, and a spiritual voyage so quietly profound, that if not for the risk to the castaways, you might wish their passage from India would never end. There are always moral crosscurrents in Lee's most provocative work, but so magical and mystical is this parable, it's as if the filmmaker has found the philosopher's stone.
It was on Saturday evening show at PVR Cinemas, Orion Mall, Bangalore that we went to see.The new PVR Cinemas with 11 screens also is a beautiful place. 
Some of 3-D effect of the movie is simply superb and feel of real effect, fishes coming on to you, hyenas     jumping on either side and the tiger leaping from the boat, really scarring any one.
Saturday, 24 November 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Deepavali, celebrated as the "festival of lights,"  which starts Naraka Chaturdashi This was the day on which the demon Narakasura was killed by Krishna – an incarnation of Vishnu. It signifies the victory of good over evil and light over darkness  In southern India, this is the actual day of festivities. 

Hindus wake up before dawn, have a fragrant oil bath and dress in new clothes. They light small lamps all around the house and draw elaborate rangolis outside their homes. They perform a special puja with offerings to Krishna or Vishnu, as he liberated the world from the demon Narakasura on this day. It is believed that taking a bath before sunrise, when the stars are still visible in the sky is equivalent to taking a bath in the holy Ganges. After the puja,wear new clothes, burst firecrackers heralding the defeat of the demon. As this is a day of rejoicing, many will have very elaborate breakfasts and lunches and meet family and friends.
Kajjaya is a special Deepavali delicacy in Bangalore region. Holiges, Chakkulis are prepared in all households. The time for rejoicing is mainly early morning and late night. The legend is that Lord Krishna killed demon Naraka in the wee hours of the morning, hence people burst crackers at this hour to mark the victory over evil. These hours of darkness bordering the waking hours are preferred as lights and crackers are the highlights of the festivities and these need darkness to have their illuminating effect. Hence people rise early and go to sleep late.

So ..... there was Deepavali too in Birthi Mane, Bengaluru.......on Tuesday, 13th November 2012.....  Oil bath, early morning at 5.30am, then pooja, bursting of crackers, and breakfast of pancha kajjaya and
Mom put nice rangoli at the gate....... with greetings 


Lakshmi Puja marks the most important day of Diwali celebrations. Hindu homes worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Ganesh, the God of auspicious beginnings, and then light lamps in the streets and homes to welcome prosperity and well-being.
Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Sea shore or sandy beach is a place where one can relax and wonder about the immense power of nature. It also gives the mind freshness, serenity, abundant source of energy and relaxation.
One continue to wonder, how come tides never get tired and continue to splash on the shores for years and years, day in and day out.......... vast sea of water........ I or U...... are too insignificant........ that's power of nature....... infinite source of strength and energy.......
It was one evening we all went to beach near Saligrama, a place about 5-6km from Birthi Salekeri,  just to spend  some time....... We were Mom, Rishi, Uday, Shyla, Anagha-Adithi, Abhilasha, Anisha and Shama...
The place has miles and miles of sandy beach......
Thursday, 22nd Oct. 2012