Monday, August 28, 2017


Watched Saturday 26th August 2017
Venue: Orion Mall, NammaBengaluru.

SureshUsha CukkeMane from Mysuru were visiting us, and we decided to go to new Kannada movie "MARCH22"


The movie was not too bad highlighting March22 as "International Water Day"

The story is about the drought hit village RayaDurga, where communal harmony exists before the drought. AnantNag comes as a Geologist, to search for water and recommends there is water below the mosque, which leads to disharmony in the community.

The movie's hype with songs and location shootings are for mass appeal. 

All the actors performed well and the cinematography is excellent.

The celebrity entreprenuer from AbuDhabi B R Shetty was a guest actor with beautiful song "MUTTU RATNADA PYATE"  is the highlight of the movie. 

Posted Tuesday 29th August 2017


Sunday. 27th August 2017

There was an excellent presentation of street drama with concept of "SAVE WATER" by Drushti group of students of Christ College, NammaBengaluru, in the morning hours. at Cubbon Park.

Almost about 25 - 30 boys and girls, with black costume, with little bit of face painting, were trying to get the attention of people in the park, who come for morning walk

Eventually, the students gathered near the round about and began their performance. There was one guy with a small drum to draw the attention.

The idea was to create awareness about use of water, how we waste water, how we pollute the rivers and cut trees and eventually what can happen one day.

The involvement and enthusiasm of students were amazing, their actions, movement, expressions and the act was superb.

You can see a small video clip of the show.

Congratulations students, you have done a good job. Keep it up.

Posted Monday 28th August 2017


Sunday 27th August 2017
Yalahamka Satellite Town, Bengaluru.

GopiGayatri had been one of our close family friends and a well wisher during our Dubai years.

Their new house at Yalahanka satellite was almost complete and the house warming was on Sunday.

Usha Suresh Cukkemane from Mysore had come and they joined us and after a little bit of searching

around we could locate the house, one of the house at Valley Villa. As usual, there was grand lunch,

after which we left from the place.

Posted on 28t August 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Sunday 20th August 2017
CubbonPark, NammaBengaluru

For sometime, we have been going to Cubbon Park on Sunday Morning, as it vehicle free, pet friendly day and lot of dog owners come there to refresh their pets with others dogs, normally play around in DogPark.

People do lot of activities, running, jogging, cycling, yoga, aerobic etc.


Invariably there will be some kind of marathon or sponsored programs, walkathon etc,


People also sit and watch performance on stage by artists or school children, like dance, music etc.


We were there last Sunday, walked, watched a program, participated in an aerobics for exercise.

 posted on Monday 21st August 2017


Sunday 19th February 2017
NagaDevaki Palace, Chotd Road, NammaBengaluru.

Adarsh is the son of Veena, who is the daughter of my deceased sister, Kamalakshi.

Veena was married to Raghavendra Upadhya, a nice gentleman, working in Grameena Bank, Hubli and around.

An occasion to celebrate his wedding with VidyaShree. an architect, working in Bengaluru.

There was get-together, the previous night, that is Saturday night at the same venue, with celebrations beginning.

Next day wedding with lot of friends and relations attending and usual Grand Wedding Lunch.

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Saturday 19th August 2017


It was the wedding anniversary of my daughter Shubha with Raghu.

It was an informal get-together at Chiguru, ChikkalaSandra, NammaBengaluru.

Wedding took place on Thursday, 19th August 2004, at Lakshmi Sabha Bhavana, Udupi with a grand function with Sugama Sangeetha by Shimoga VenuGopal and YakshaGaana by "Saaketa Kalavidaru", with K G Manjuath on the lead role.

13 years later
Celebrations continued next day at Birthi Mane, Salekeri with Sri SatyaNarayana Pooja "Aarathakashthe" and grand lunch.

Posted Sunday 20th August 2017


Friday 18th August 2017
Nijaguna Kshetra, BasavanaGudi, NammaBengaluru.

Sri T R Shastri - Vatsala have been close family friend during our early Dubai days.Their second daughter Shreya's wedding took place on 18th at Bangalore.

Traditional wedding as usual, lot of friends and relations.

Grand lunch as usual on wedding occasion with chiroti, holige etc.

Returned home after lunch.

posted Sunday 20th Aug 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Tuesday 15th August 2017

We have hoisted India's National flag in the corridor of our house "BirthiMane" this morning.

Flag Hoisting at "BirthiMane" Bengaluru
Coffee Board Park also arranged a program for celebrating 71st Independence Day, Flag hoisting and a short speech by PuttaSwamy.

Sudents of Suma Public School

Coffee Board Park, NammaBengaluru
Retired military person MohanLal hoisted the National Flag and remembered about Uttam Singh who saw people killed by General Dyre at JalianwalaBagh. Uttam Singh struggled to go to UK, worked and followed Dyre and shot him dead in a function, where he was boasting of himself.

MohanLal is now a active social worker around BhuvaneshwariNagar, promotes clean environment, swachh Bharat and tree planting. The program also had students of Suma Public School with band set.

There was shouting of  "Bolo Bharath MathaKi Hai" and "Vande Matharam"

Posted Tuesday 15th August 2017


Sunday 13th August 2017
ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

It was the wedding of Priyanka, D/O Dr Vishwanatha Somayaji & Dr Padma Somayaji, who works in England and parents Late Dr Srinivasa Somayaji, my cousin brother, from the same family and have been living in Chennai for long.
with Banu and RameshRao
Sourabh and Mahathi

with Narayana Bhat

Ramadas, Ramachandra and Harini

Subramanya from Shimoga
The invitation came through Ramachandra Somayaji, who is also a cousin brother. We decided to go to the wedding celebrations and booked train ticket in Shatabdi Express for 12th Chennai and 13th evening in the same train to Bengaluru. It's 5 hour journey in the fast train, leaving City Railway Station at 4.30 pm and reaching Chennai central at 9.30pm.

with Seetha and Charu

I booked a can on Wuber, but could not locate the driver, hence engaged an auto to Mandavalli for Rs 200.00 We stayed at SarojiniJayaram house (mother-in-law of Ramachandra Somayaji).

Next morning, after bath and breakfast, we left for ITC Grand Chola, engaging a WuberCab,.and reached there by 9.30am. It's Five Star hotel, venue for the wedding was in a huge hall in the second floor. We again had sumptuous second breakfast with dosa, vada, crossant, kesaribath and tea.

Wedding formalities began at 10.30am, and there were more than 200 guests, relatives and friends. Some had come from Australia, USA, UK, Delhi, Bombay and Bangalore.

sumptuous buffet lunch
A purohit (priest) was giving explanation to all the rituals. After welcoming the bridegroom and the party, garlands were exchanged, KanyaDaana, and MangalaSootra procedure followed.

Dr Vishwanath Somayaji gave an emotional speech about his only little child growing up and getting married to Dr Pretheeb, who works in UK.

There were song from a famous vocalist ChiruChidambaram, and a song from a Lady .

Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Guindy, Chennai
Guests then proceeded to several course buffet lunch with so many varieties.

5.30pm, we left from Chennai Central back to Bengaluru and reached at Cantonment at 10pm.

That was quick enjoyable trip to attend the fantastic wedding and lunch.

posted Tuesday 15th August 2017