Monday, June 27, 2016


Sunday, 26thJune2016

Sri ChamarajendraPark, commonly known as CubbonPark, covers area of 300 acres in the heart of the city NammaBengaluru.

Originally created in 1870, during colonial days, named after longest serving commissioner of the state, Sir Mark Cubbon and eventually renamed in 1927 as Sri Chamarajendra Park.

The predominently green area of the park has many motorable roads, well laid walking paths running through the park, frequented by early morning walkers.

Tourists visiting the park in the city of Bengaluru has nicknamed the city as "GardenCity"

The place is about 10 Km from our house BirthiMane, Bengaluru, and have decided got to the park in the morning with newly acquired beagle the dog, "Seena".

Spent about 2 hours around, Rishi walking the dog and meeting other dog friends.

Therewas also a music and a dance program on the stage in the centre of park.

Weather was quite pleasant and we returned home by 9am, after having breakfast on the way at Adigas at R T Nagar.

It was a quite refreshing morning.

written Tuesday 28thJune2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Tuesday 21June2016

The second International Yoga day was celebrated all over the world on Tuesday 21st June 2016, the day being the years longest day.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself participated in the Yoga Day celebrations at Chandigarh, along with 30,000 participants, in the morning at 6.30am

Here in NammaBengaluru near CoffeeBoard Park, Yoga Day celebrations committee organized the program at 5.45 am by Vivekananda School of Yoga. To accomodate the large number of participants, a stage a was setup at the trisection of roads in front of Karnataka Bank. People organized themselves on three roads facing the stage and performed the yoga as per instructions on the mike by yoga teachers. It was about one hour practice with warm up exercises, asanas and breathing exercises and relaxation.

It is said that about 192 countries in the world participated in Yoga Day Celebrations today.

written Wednesday 22nd June 2016 

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Wednesday 15th June 2016

with M C Shetty and Dr Mohan
It was the wedding of Abhilasha (Asha) d/o Manjunath Lalitha Shetty, one time close family friend in Sharjah/Dubai, in those days. M.C.Shetty, we used to call him, was joint Secretary of Karnataka Sangha, Dubai (1990-91), when Dr K N Mohan was the President and I was the General Secretary.

Mr Shetty arranged for the wedding of his daughter on Wednesday, 15thJune2016 at JayaMahal palace Hotel in Bengaluru.
with AmbikaReddy
It was like a open air garden event. with a small stage for the wedding formalities, relations and friends dressed in style seated under the shamiana, and another dias for live music playing during the wedding ceremony.
with Usha KrishnaSwamy
Ambika, Satyavathi, Nalini
with PadmaKumta
Group and family photos taken, socialization of guests and acquaintances, connections re-established with lost friends, and general welfare.

Banana Leaf Grand lunch followed with with holige and other usual stuff.

Evening was the time for reception of newly weds, friends, relations gather again in the garden area of JayaMahal Palace Hotel, with different stage set up and lighting. It was a rainy evening, much of the grand plans were shelved. A beautiful mendolin was being played with orchestra, with old melodies, very pleasing reminding of olden days.
Dinner near poolside with friends 
HappyBirthDay Asha by Vineeth

A buffette dinner followed. It was like a grand get-together, wedding being the event.

Best wishes and congratulations to AbhilashaVeneeth, LalithaMajunathShetty.

written Friday 17June2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

KANNADA DRAMA - ಹೀಗೇಕೆ ನೀ ದೂರ ಓಡುವೆ......??

Sunday, 12thJune2016

Yshavanth SarDesai's Kannada Drama "Heegeke Nee Doora Oduve,,," at H N Kalakshetra, Jayanagara, Bengaluru on Sunday, 12th June 2016, was one of the fine dramas we have wirnessed.

Only four characters in the play holding the audience glued for 2 hours with humour, dialogues, acting and experiences daily happenings in the present day families.

Yashwant is a retired, jovial person, want to enjoy life, lives with his wife Vandana, who is an ambitious lady, wants to get recognition in the society. The son and family migrated to Singapore, married daughter visits him often and an elderly neighbour is his regular companion.

"Love, affection in the family is like investing in the mutual fund, we can enjoy but only to realize later that it's like savings account, one has to deposit and withdraw......."

Dialogues like above puts focus on lifestyle of present generation. Retired persons hurt feelings coming in the form of hunorous dialogues touches peoples heart and mind.

Vandana SarDesai also acted very well, feelings of her aspirations to work after husband's retirement, intense urge to get recognition in the society, wanting to join her son's family who migrated to Singapore, leaving behind the retired husband, all events are well presented.

Sardesai's elderly neighbour acted by KalaGangotri Kitti, also had good, hurt experiences to narrate. His stay in Chicago to look after the garndson, his love for his wife, who is sick with Alzameir's disease, she doesn't know who he is....... but he knows.....
It was more like reflection of life in the mirror...... Quite entertaining, realistic and with positive message.

written Wednesday, 15thJune 2016 

Monday, June 13, 2016


Saturday 11thJune 2016

The idea of having a pet in the house, a beagle dog, was initiated by Rishikanth, who is fond of pets. He sourced how a beagle could be adopted and applied for one at CUPA (Compassion Unlimited Plus Action), an NGO, which helps hundreds of animals.

Selection and socialization
We received invitation for adoption camp on June 11, 2016 at Hotel for Dogas, Muthanallur Cross behind circle, Sarjapur Main Road, Dommasandra, Bengaluru.

The place about 45km, we, Mom, Rishi, Lahari who is so fond of dogs and knows lot of information on dogs, reached the place by 1 pm. There were quite a few families who came for the same purpose and for interaction with CUPA Team, volunteers.  There were about 36-40 beagles in the age of 3 to 5 years, placed in the cage waiting for adoption. After a survey of all dogs, seeing appearence, activity one male beagle was selected to be adopted.
Happy,Proud Lahari
There was short familiarisation/socialization session with CUPA team, paper formalities were completed and the Beagle earlier called puppyLahari was renamed Seena/Seenu/Seeni.

Date of birth : 22April2012

Beagles are conviniently sized, handsome and easy-to-groom, friendly with people and peaceful with other pets. It has appealing soulful expression could be wonderful pets.

The most important thing about the Beagles is that it is scenthound. Its nose is the most important part of its anatomy and its head is always down to the ground, searching for an interesting trail to follow. Beagles have approximately 220 million scent receptors compared to the paltry 5 million or so in people, which makes them very good at picking up scents.

Lahari who came along with us, was so excited that she petting, caring for Seeni, as she calls it, and was giving full instructions about what are the things required, ways to look after etc etc.

BirthiMane, NammaBengaluru is now having a beagle pet dog "Seena" at home....

Written Tuesday 14thJune2016

Monday, June 6, 2016



Beautiful quotes on Beach:

1. The monotonous fall of the waves on the beach, which for the most part measured beat a measured and soothing tattoo to her thoughts seemed consolingly repeat over and over again.-
- Virginia Woolf

2. Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seems to whisper to me: If you choose simple things and find joy in natures's simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.
- Psyche Roxas-Mendonza

3. After visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world.
- Pam Shaw

4. It seem to have been like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me,
- Sir Isaac Newton

5. The three geat elemental sound in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on the beach,
- Henry Beston

It is said that "Time and Tide wait for no one"  The continuous and never tiring waves on the shores really amzases any one. One starts wodering about the creator, how could one imagine about the such a wonderful creation....??

We call it God.......????

written Monday, 6thJune2016