Change is in the air…

Along Bangalore getting changed its name to Bengalooru, thought of modifying the template. From template to updating the blogroll and finaly the name too. So from now onwards “Scribbles from my yesteryears” becomes – “avalokana” – with the new look. In sanskrit: avalokana – n. regard; observation, contemplation PS: Still lot of improvement need to be done. Let me know what you think about present look.

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On a reading spree

Got hold of few pretty good books and as of now I’m on a reading spree. Books that I have got are — Life of Pi by Yann Martel Rajanartaki/ರಾಜನರ್ತಕಿ – by Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar – Kannada Krounchavadhe/ಕ್ರೌಂಚವಧೆ – by Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar – Kannada To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee Chirasmarane/ಚಿರಸ್ಮರಣೆ by Niranjana – Kannada Chomana Dudi/ಚೋಮನ ದುಡಿ by Late Shivarama Karanth – Kannada This week, I finished Rajanartaki/ರಾಜನರ್ತಕಿ & To kill a mocking bird. And today started with Life of Pi. More updates and opinions on these later 🙂

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Yakshagana

It was usual journey back home from office. Frankly speaking I don’t know the exact route our cab driver takes. I spend those precious time in catching some sleep (sometimes even the driver wakes me up at my drop-off point). Last thursday, while returning I was awakened by loud drumming sound and was happy to find that there was a “Yakshagana” play at Shankaramata (Basavanagudi). I had seen many plays on TV, but never had a chance to watch it live. As soon as I reached home, just grabbed my camera and rushed back to venue. It was great experience to watch it. The plays were enacted by “Sri Mahalingeshwara […]

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My new acquisition

After using point and shoot camera (Nikon Coolpix 2100) for more than two and half years, I thought its time for an upgrade. And finally here I’m getting SLR’ed. 🙂 Bought this beauty: Camera body: Nikon D70s Lens: Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Thanks alot Shashank, Shimsha and Sudhakar for the help. 🙂

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Bombay and Bombs

A series of bomb blasts have rocked Bombay/Mumbai again. Close to 180 people dead and 460 injured during the blasts. This is the worst bomb blasts Mumbaikars have seen after 1993 blasts. Few months back, I met a friend, T V Srinivas, who is staying in Mumbai for more than 16 years. While we were talking he said – “All these blasts, heavy rain, floods are daily part of Mumbaikars. Very next day people start their day as if nothing happened yesterday.” And as usual Mumbai is returning back to its normalcy. And a group blog Mumbai Help is trying its best to help the victims and the affected. Photo […]

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