Dasara at Home

Dasara (Navarathri) has just concluded and here is a small video of Dasara doll arrangements at house. More than Dasara it was known to us as 'Gombe habba' (ಗೊಂಬೆ ಹಬ್ಬ) back when we were kids. For all the ten days during the festival, 50 to 60% of our living room used to get occupied with... Continue Reading →

ಮತ್ತೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ ಯುಗಾದಿ…

ಎರಡು ವರ್ಷದ ಹಿಂದೆ, ನಾನು ಮೊದಲ ಬಾರಿ ಯುಗಾದಿಯ ಸಡಗರ ತಪ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಾಗ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದು. ಈ ವರ್ಷ ಕೂಡ ಅಂದಿನಂತೆ ಹಿಂದಿನ ದಿನಗಳ ಮೆಲುಕು ಹಾಕುತ್ತಲೆ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಅಚರಣೆ. ಯುಗ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಕಳೆದರೂ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಮರಳಿ ಬರುತಿದೆ ಹೊಸ ವರುಷಕೆ ಹೊಸ ಹರುಷವ ಹೊಸತು ಹೊಸತು ತರುತಿದೆ ಬೇಂದ್ರೆಯವರ ಈ ಸಾಲುಗಳು ಕಿವಿಗೆ ಬೀಳದೆ ಬೆಳಗಾಗದ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ದಿನವೇ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೂ ಸಹ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ಬೇಗ ಏಳದವನು, ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಎದ್ದು ಕುಳಿತು ಬಕಪಕ್ಷಿಯಂತೆ ಈ ಹಾಡನ್ನು... Continue Reading →

Dasara is here…

Dasara festival (also called as Navaratri ), the state festival is here. After two years of gap, the ritual of arranging the dolls is back in our home. Here is a photo taken this evening while arranging the dolls. Well, its just a sneak-preview. More photos to follow soon. And here is another photo (an... Continue Reading →

Dream that’s gonna stay as one

I don't remember when I read 'Karvalo' for the first time, that was more than 11-12 years ago. After finishing the book, for the next week I was contending myself on the book whether it's a fiction or a true story. Over next few years, I've read the same book countless number of time. Just... Continue Reading →

Magic with words

I was reading 'Sanna Kathegalu - Volume 1', short stories by Maasti Venkatesh Iyengar, and there was this short poem in one of the stories. When I read it first, it felt familiar. It took me some time to make out the original rhyme. What a magic with words. Kannada What a wonderful language it... Continue Reading →

Neenaanaadre Naaneenena

Neenaanaadre Naaneenena (in Kannada) translates to - "If you are me, then am I you?". Its a Kannada version of William Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors". Scripted by S. Surendranath in Kannada on the same theme with a slight change in characters.Happened to watch the drama 'Neenaanaadre Naaneenena' in Rangashankara yesterday. A total laughter riot for... Continue Reading →

Varanga

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #FFFFFF;} .flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Boat way, originally uploaded by Prashanth Manikya. Varanga, a jain pilgrimage is approximately 75 KMs from Mangalore and 45-50 minutes journey from Karkala. It's a small village well known for the jain temple... Continue Reading →

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