Sunday, June 28, 2015


Sunday, 28th June 2015
This play unlike the original script which was about Roopa Kanwar the Sati case in Rajhastan has turned out into a love story. Shivaram Karanth in his Sarasammana Samadhi narrates how different women will behave in situations similar to Roopa Kanwar.  Masti Kallu's reference is taken to prove to people that love exists in all situations & Masti Kallu refers to our play being witness to one such instance.  That instance is the just of the play.
Director with artists
Masti Kallu is Prakasam's 16th production written and directed by Giriraj BM. This love story is inspired from Shivarama Karanth's epic novel "Sarasammana Samadhi". We are celeberating Kannada literature with this production.

Scenes from the drama
ಪುರುಷ ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ "ಜೀವನದ ಅನೇಕ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ತ್ರೀಯ ಮನಸ್ಸು ಮತ್ತು ಶರೀರಗಳೆರಡೂ ಅವನ ಸೊತ್ತು; ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವವಿಲ್ಲ" ಎಂಬ ಭಾವನೆ ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ದೇಶ ಮತ್ತು ಮತಗಳು ಸಾರುತ್ತ ಬಂದಿವೆ. ಪ್ರಾಣಿ ಜೀವನ ಪರಿಶೀಲಕರು ಅಂಥ ಕಲ್ಪನೆ ತೀರ ಅಸಾಧು ಎಂದು ನಮಗೆ ಸುಲಭದಲ್ಲಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿಯಾರು. ಆಧುನಿಕ ಮನಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಜ್ಞರು ಅದನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸಬಲ್ಲರು. ಆದರೆ, ಯಾರ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯೇ ಆಗಲಿ, ತನ್ನ ಜನಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ ವಿಧಿಸಿದ ವರ್ತನೆಗಳ ಬೆನ್ನಿಗೆ, ಪಾಪ-ಪುಣ್ಯ, ನ್ಯಾಯ-ನೀತಿ, ಸ್ವರ್ಗ-ನರಕಗಳ ನಂಬಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಬೆಸೆಯುತ್ತ ಬಂದಿರುವುದರಿಂದ, ಅದರಿಂದಾಗಿ ಅಸಂಖ್ಯರು ಮನೋದಾಸ್ಯದಿಂದ ಬಂಧಿತರಾಗಿರುವುದರಿಂದ, ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಡಿನ ಪರಂಪರೆ ಸಾರುತ್ತಿರುವ 'ನೀತಿ'ಗಳನ್ನು ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸುವ ಧೈರ್ಯವನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿಯವರು ತಳೆದಿಲ್ಲ; ಆ ಸಾಹಸಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗಿಲ್ಲ. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಮನುಷ್ಯ ವರ್ಗವೇ ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಕಪಟ ಜೀವನ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಒಂದು ಜಾತಿಯಗಿದೆ. ಅದು ಪರರ ವಿಚಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವೆಲ್ಲ ನಿಯತ್ತು, ಶಿಕ್ಷೆ, ದೋಷಾರೋಪಣೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಸಿದ್ದವೋ, ತನ್ನ ವಿಷಯ ಬಂದಾಗ, ತನ್ನನ್ನು ತಾನು ತೂಗಬೇಕಾಗಿ ಬಂದಾಗ, ತನ್ನ ನಡೆಗಳನ್ನು ತಾನು ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸಲೇ ಬೇಕಾದಾಗ, ಆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಯಾವ ಸಂಕೋಚವೂ ಇಲ್ಲದಂತೆ ವರ್ತಿಸುತದೆ. ಅಂಥ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನ ಗಂಡಸು ಮತ್ತು ಹೆಂಗಸರ ನಡುವಣ ದಾಂಪತ್ಯದ ಚಂಚಲ ಸಂಬಂದಗಳನ್ನು ಕುರಿತು ಈ ಕಾದಂಬರಿ ಚಿತ್ರಿಸಿದೆ..
The drama was quite entertaining and thought provoking. All the actors acted supebly and Annappa Kamthi, Venkatramaniah, Sunalini, and others were simply excellent. 
with the director Giriraj
Written on Monday 29th June 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Saturday 20th June 2015
Kannada Sahitya Parishat Unit of Byatarayanapura Assembly Constituency organized the First Kannada Sahitya Sammelana on Saturday, 20th June 2015 at Shri GundanjaneyaSwamy Temple hall at SahakarNagar, Bengaluru.

Shri A R Mitra, literary pesrson was the Sammelana President and it was whole day programme with the procession of Sammelana President from CoffeBoard LayOut, BhuvaneshwariNagar and then to the progeam venue.
Sameelana President, A R Mitra
I visited the venue in the morning when inauguration of the Sammelana took place with usual political bigwigs, and big talk on how we can USE kannada, GROW kannada and SAVE kannada.
ಬಳಸಿ, ಬೆಳೆಸಿ, ಉಳಿಸಿ ಕನ್ನಡ.
Unfortuntely these rhetorics are only speech and the same people speak English at home, teach English at home and send their children to English medium schools. HYPOCRACY.....
Yakshagana by a 10 year old boy
There were cultural program, Yakshagana, dances and singing.
Post lunch session, there were "Ghosti" discussion on various issues affecting kannada language and literature. The program ended with orchestra and more cultural program.
written Thursday 25th June 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015


Saturday, 20th June 2015
The SHIVARAMA KARANTHA VEDIKE, R T Nagara, Bengaluru organized Sangeetha Sourabha program at TaralaBalu Centre,R T Nagar. Mr P C Chadaga, Retd. Government Officer, takes keen interest in organizing litereay, cultural prgram for a samll interested group.
Ramachandra Hadapada, melodious singer with his team started the program at 4.30pm. He had flute, table, rhythm pad and guitar like acoompanying artists on stage,

Quite a number of melodious songs from famous literary people like D R Bendre, Adiga, and Dasara padagalu were rendered for almost three hours.
A samll audience of about 100 people were glued to the seats and really enjoyed the singing.
Ms. Ranjana Hegde also rendered few songs to supplement Hadapada.It was an evening well spent enjoying the music and encouraging the artists.
written Tuesday 23rd June 2015


Sunday, 21st June 2015
At the United Nations General Assembly in December 14th, 2014,  176 nations signed for declaring June 21st every year (as it the longest day of every year)  to be celebrated as INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY.
This was on the proposed by the Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi.
There were lots of pro and against arguments from within the country, specially with politicians with mean mentality to get some public attention. These comments mostly came from blind followers of Congress, who wants to retain their position of power.
The muslim countries vouched for Yoga, as it benefits health and well being.
The day was celebrated throughout the world, from Sydney to Newyork TimeSquare, on Siachen mountains, in the ship, aeroplanes and everywhere.
It's 40 - 45 minutes body exercise for rejuvanating the body and mind with ASANAS AND PRANAYAMA.
We went to J P Park, Mattikere, Bengaluru at 6.30am with mats, a distance of 5 km from the house. The event YOGA SANGAMA, was organized by Rashtriya Sevak Sangha, Yeshawanthapur. The huge shamiana with a huge stage and thin carpet spread on the floor.
The exercises and pranayama (breathing excerises) were directed by a YogaGuru and there speech by RSS KaryaKartha and the event was over by 8.30am.
written Tuesday, 23rd June 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Sunday, 14th June 2015, 7.15pm at Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru
Waiting for the show
TRUPTI - a sattire and humour drama with a strong message to each family living with the present day lifestyle. The current phase in which every individual is is living through, has a basic essence of satisfaction and mental peace missing. Everyone, whether it's you or me always compare our lives with others, this comparison leads to great amount of discomfort in one's life. We are not satisfied with what we have or what we get. Man in the present world is in search of  inner peace leaving behind his family, friends, job...... but he can find the same within his relationships.
The play  TRUPTI shows the importance to these tiny beautiful emotions towards relations, with hunour which we often neglect and end up in misunderstanding our near and dear ones.
The presentation was excellent, each actor performing his/her best. The psychiatry doctor in the guise of cook, the mother in the family, acted superbly and dialogues are very clear, humorous and sattiric throughout.
It was a good play and the evening well spent.
written Monday, 15th june 2015 


Wednesday 10th June 2015, early morning 5 am

Left from the house BirthiMane, Bhuvaneshwari Nagar, Hebbala, Bengaluru at 4.30am with my self, Mom, Rishikanth, Vibha and Shama and reached the foot of Nanndi Hills at 5.15am and we missed the road to go up on the hills and eventually reached the top at 5.45am, only to find that gate opens only at 6.00am. There were few cars lined up at the gate waiting for it to open. Paid Rs 100 for car entrance and reached the top, viewing point, only to witness the cloud and wind.

Just 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is the city’s very own hill-station. Located at a height of 1455 metres above sea level, the serene environment and bracing air saw Tipu Sultan as well as the British use it as a summer retreat. Nandi Hills is perfect for a quiet break with leisurely strolls along the many pathways. It also offers hang-gliding facilities for adventure enthusiasts. Two ancient Shiva temples, one at the foot and the other at the peak, grace the hill.

There are many stories about the origin of the name Nandi Hills. During the Chola period, Nandi Hills was called Ananda Giri meaning The Hill of Happiness. Another story is that Yoga Nandeeshwara performed penance here, and so it was named after him. Nandi is also commonly called Nandidurga (Fort) because of the fort build here by the ruler Tippu Sultan. It is also perhaps called Nandi Hills because the hill resembles a sleeping bull (Nandi).
Started coming down at 6.45am and stopped over at PARATHA COMPANY near DevanaHalli for breakfast. After having Aloo paratha, maithi paratha and Rishi's favourite PIZZA PARATHA, we proceeded back and reached home at 8.30am.
It was a pleasant early morning trip to NANDI HILLS and back.
written on Sunday 14th June 2015