Thursday, May 23, 2013


It is very diffucult with fixed mindset people to change their opinion with changing events. We can say that  BJP has lost the elections, rather than congress had won. But they had only 2% increase in their vote share. It is also a fact that people were fed of BJP infighting and corruption, not that congress was their alternative, not the choice.. However, as the saying goes, "fighting between two people is the gain for the third person."
People are so short sighted that they do not see corruption taking place at the centre, with UPA Govt is completely controlled by the CONGRESS HIGH COMMAND. Any statement of the state congress MLA has to be vetted by the HIGH COMMAND....... MLA's going to Delhi and waiting for days to see the AICC President or Vice President...... to get a position in the Government.......Why not elected MLA's select leader of Congress Parliamentary Board  who will be the CM?? This High Command culture is too authoritarian and for selfish means. One may not be surprised if congress has manipulated Election Commission, as they have done for CBI.
UPA Government's corruption and black money is known only to small percentage of people,  not the voters in the rural areas. They are happy to receive Rs 1000 or Rs 500 for a vote. It is true also that Congress is a rich party and spent huge sums of money for election.
Even the appointment of ministers in Karnataka Governement is dicttated by the High Command, as can be seen by the appointment of K J George, non-kannadiga as Home Minister, to protect the minorities??
Some of the Government's policies are already becoming clear as,
1. Withdrawal of law agaiinst cow-slaughter,
2. Law to change the society structure to bring lower caste people in the place of upper caste, in the name of social justice
3. Taking over age old temples and religious mutts.
4. After almost 60 years of congress rule in the country, we are still talking about the basic amenities like water, roads, education and health for rural masses.

But Sanathana Dhrama is very very old and strong, it has withstood several onslaughts from muslim rulers and christian missionaries. It can not be disturbed by cheap politicians, who are only looking at vote bank, caste and creed.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

ಕೊಳಲುಗಾನ, ಚಿತ್ರಯಾನ

KOLALU GAANA, CHITRA YAANA..... the programe was at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bengaluru on Saturday, 4th May 2013.
The artist were Praveen Godkindi on flute (Kolalu) and Baagooru Markandeya with art on canvas (Chitra)
There were three accompanying musicians also.
It's amazing see and hear how a person can be so talented..... by birth..... gift of God..... or learnt by hard work..... It was superb. Both the artists were performaing so easily, casually and Godkindi meodiously on flute and Markandeya..... so comfortably on the canvas...... When flutist finishes one raaga, the artist finishes one piece of creation on the canvas..... that too also ..... so lively, as if the creation is coming out from the canvas...... may be it is the dancing pose of Radhe and Krishna or Krishna as taking care of cows...
It's realy lucky to wtness such a wonderful program, rarely available.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Lahari Bhat, just 6+ years had summer vacation activity for the month of April 2013. That was dance, including classical, cinematic and mix......
Children learn so fast, Lahari is the example...... Her performance at the closing ceremony of activity is simply superb and amazing.....  her movements, grace, facial expression shows tremandous potential.....
Her face is very fitting for a dancer.....

The performace was in JSS auditorium at Banashankari at Bangalore on 4th May 2013. The hall was crowded with parents snd the number of children was large...... All those participated in the Summer camp of Yuktha Academy and the regular students performed.  The program was till late night..... Children were kept waiting.....

However, that was a good performance.


Shashank, energetic, enthusiastic young man, son of Late K G Narayan was scheduled to marry Shrathi on May 1, 2013 at Bhimana Kone, near Sagar, Shimoga Dist. So we traveled by bus  to Sagar on 30th April and reached Hongirana by 7 am next day.

Hongirana School of Excellence is headed by Shobha, d/o of late Brother B P Somayaji. School has developed in to a excellent place of learning in an excellent campus.

So, after the morning bath, breakfast proceeded to Kalyana matapa at Bhimana Kone, a short distance from the school. Usual rituals of wedding, Shashank and Shrathi became husband and wife. As usual, grand lunch follows.

Evening again, wedding celebrations follows with bride and the groom entering the house with pooja inside and outside the house, with rice and jaggery dropping in the house. Grand dinner follows. Bride and the groom enters the decorated bedroom.

Next day also BEEGARA OUTHANA with lot of people for aarthakshate and oota.

Returned to Bangalore in the night bus.
May 6, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Today, 5th May 2013, Sunday, Karnataka State Legislative Assembly Elections.... It's once in five year exercise if the government survives......Voting is the right of every citizen of the country. Unfortunately, lately politics and politicians have made the system so bad that elite, educated and well meaning people do not seem to have any meaning ....... as the majority of uneducated rural area masses decide the result. People vote on the basis of caste, religion and affinity.  Forming a government is difficult as no single party comes to majority. Politicians also look for such a situations so that in a coalition government, they play a key role.

It;s Byatarayanapura Assembly Constituency and Krishna Byre Gowda of Congress is sitting MLA.
The venue of the voting place was Kenneth George English School, nearby in Bhuvaneshwari Nagar. There were 16 contestants with Krishna Byre Gowda from Congress party, A Ravi from BJP and Hanumanthe Gowda from JDS.
It was a peaceful and short exercise as there was not a big crowd. Voter's card was checked and a slip was given. Indelible ink was placed on one finger. Electronic Voting Machine had 16 names with their symbol. When the green button against the name is pressed one votes for that person. That's the end of voting.
Hope there will be reasonable and definite mandate from the people for a stable government.
Sunday May 5, 2013