Sunday, January 31, 2016


Saturday 30th January 2016

It was saturday evening at OrionMall, Bengaluru and open air stage was set for music program titled "SoulFul Rhythms".

Dr SumaSudhindra and accompanying artists
It was one hour program each from Dr Suma Sudhindra on RudraVenna accompanied by Sitar, Mridanga, Tabla and Pakhwaj, Pandit Prabhakar Karekar with BhakthiRasa, vocalist on devotional music and Pandit VishwaMohan Bhatt on MohanVeena.

Pandit Prabhakar Karekar and team
The mood, ambiance and the weather was excellent and there vacant chairs to sit comfortably to enjoy the music.

Pandit VishwaMohan Bhatt
Vaishava Janatho Thene Kahiye...... Raghupathi Raghava Rajaram..... tunes were played nicely by Dr Suma SumaSudhindra and Pandit VishwaMohan Bhat.....
It was an evening well spent.
written Monday 1/2/2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Tuesday, 26th January 2016

It's the birth anniversary of celebrated Kannada poet Dr K S NarasimhaSwamy (26Jan 1915 - 27Dec 2003). Sugama Sangeetha program and Kannada Drama organized by K S N Prathistana, Bengaluru. at H N KalaKshetra, Jayanagar, Bengaluru.
Dr K S NarasimhaSwamy(1915-2003)
Dr K S NarasimhaSwamy was a prominent Kannada poet. His popular collection of "MysuruMallige" has seen more than 32 reprints and considered an ideal gift for newly married couple.
His romantic live poems are very popular and T S Nagabharana, Film Director, made a film based on MysuruMallige poems.
GeethaNamana by AnjaliHaliyal and Team
Ms AnjaliHaliyal with Nalini and 1 other
He has been awarded with several awards among them PampaAward, Sahitya Academy Award etc.
To pay tribute to late KSN, GeethaNamana, collections of songs rendered by Ms AnjaliHaliyal, upcoming singer and the popular Kannada Drama "MysuruMallige" by theater group KalaGangotri, NammaBengaluru, directed by B V Rajaram.
Balegaara Chennayya

Director B V RajaRam
The 90-minutes play is full of songs, romantic, dances and beautiful narration by BaleGara Chennayya, who takes back the audience to olden days of KSN and the sensitivities of the bygone days. Also message to respect and carry forward the feelings of older generations and planting of trees.
All the artists have performed very well and rendering of songs were excellent.
written Thursday, 28th January 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Sunday 24th January 2016

It was the occasion of book release of "Bharatiya KshatraParampare", by Shatavadhani R Ganesh, published by Rashtrothana Sahitya Bhandara, at NMKRV College, JayaNagara, NammaBengaluru.
We reached there by 10.15am and all the dignitaries reached before 10.30am, when the program was schedule to start.
with Shatavadhani Dr R Ganesh

with Dr S L Byrappa
Dr R Ganesh was already there, and celebrated author Dr S L Byrappa arrived few minutes before 10.30am
After the invocation and prayer to Netaji SubhasChandra Bose, whose birth anniversary, was remembered. Dr S L RamaSwamy, from Rashtrothana Sahitya Bhandara welcomed the distinguished persons on the stage, with the history of Kshatriyas for early vedic times.

Mr Vasuki, spoke in length about the book and the effort and time spent by Dr R Ganesh, writing such an authentic book and commended the effort and knowledge.
Mr Ashok Kumar, retired Police Commissioner from Kodagu, spoke about his experiences about the police service and the military adventures of Coorg people like Gen Kariappa and Gen. Thimmaih.
Dr S L Byrappa spoke and commended work of Dr R Ganesh.
It was a good gathering of interested people and the program concluded by 1.30pm
written on Monday 25th January 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016


January 17-18, 2016

Paryaya Mahotsava in Udupi is bi-annual event, where ShriKrishna Mutt pooja and administration changes hands from one Mathadisha to another. Udupi AshtaMutts called 1)Phalimaru, 2)Adamaaru, 3)Krishnapura, 4)Puttige, 5)Shiroor, 6)Sodhe, 7)Kaaniyuru, 8)Pejavara.

Hore Kaanike stored
The puja and administration of Krishna Matha is distributed among the Swamijis (seer or monk or pontiff) of Ashta Matha's established by Dvaita philosopher Sri Madhvacharya. Each swamiji of every matha gets chance to perform puja to Udupi ShriKrisha by rotation for a period of two years.

During paryaya, the puja and administration of Krishna Matha is handed over from Swamiji of one of Ashta Matha to the Swamiji of another Ashta Matha. It takes place every two years in even numbered years. On 18th January 2016, Shri VishweshaThirtha Swamiji of Pejavara Mutt took over the pooja and administration of ShriKrishna Mutt for the FIFTH time which is record of history, only second such Swamiji had the oppurtunity.

The euphoria and celebrations were unprecedented where people from all over India and abroad, came in lakhs and the preparation and arrangement was flawless and there were'n't any untoward incidence.
with Poornima,Anushree
with Shubha RameshKumar
Nalini, went to Udupi to join her sisters in participating in the celebrations on 16th Jan night bus.
Video shot at MayaGundi KrishnaMoorthy Bhat's House
Few of the photos are posted.
written Friday 22nd January 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


It was on Sunday evening 10th January 2016 on our way back from J P Nagar, we stopped over near SajjanRao Circle, VV Puram, NammaBengaluru to see how the AvareKai Mela looks like. It is one small street, with hundreds of stalls selling food delicacies and people, people and people. Hardly any walking space, people pushing to find way. In between, a cow also walking freely, pushing people. We didn't see much of avarekai sellers, but food stalls everywhere.

Welcome to Flat beans fare, locally known as Avarekai Mela - 2016. Old Bengaluru welcomes the harvest of the bean with the Avarekai Mela in the Winter season. 12 Day mela has begun from 7 Jan will go up to 24th Jan. Organized by Sri Vasavi Condiments, farmers from Magadi taluk have put up snack stalls at Sajjan Rao Circle, V V Puram. Enter the food street, dozens of delicacies waiting to be munched. Burp!

The Avarekai Mela held at Sajjan Rao Circle in V.V. Puram is an annual event, where farmers from rural districts around Bangalore bring their produce, the ‘avarekai’ (a kind of beans), for purchase by households, wholesalers and retailers in the city. Food stalls nearby also sell special avarekai fare.

Written, Wednesday 14th January 2016