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Legendary C Aswath passes away

Legendary Kannada Sugama Sangeetha singer C Aswath has passed away this morning (29-dec-1939-29-12-2009) creating a big void in Kannada Music world.

His voice is still ringing in our hears. His style of singing Bhaavegeete (Expressive poetry) and Janapada Geete (Flok songs)  always used captivate his listeners. He took the poems of our greatest poets to common people. Santa Shishunala Sharif’s composition is one of his classical works. Its unimaginable to think that, his work can now only be listened to/seen on tapes and videos and there won’t be any more energetic performances by this legend on stage.

He entered Kannada Film industry through “Kaakana Kote” movie. Here is a song from that movie.

Santa ShishunaaLa Sharif’s favorite song: Kodagaana Koli nungitta.


On Wikipedia: English Kannada

Karnataka State Song of Farmers

May his soul rest in peace.

Image Source: Wikipedia

Podcast – Chaitrodaya – GSS Kaavyavaachana

Rasika Baaro team had organized “Chaitrodaya – G S Shivarudrappa Kaavyavaachana” program on 27th December, 09 at Ravindra Kalakshetra. Renowned  names from various different fields attended this event and read out poems written by Raashtra Kavi G S Shivarudrappa to pay a much needed tribute. It was a great pleasure and treat. Got a chance to listen to few of my favorite poems written by GSS. GSS documentary was also played at the end of the event.

I got a chance to live tweet the happenings of this event and you can find the same on my twitter account . I have tried my best to tag the postings with #chitrodaya and #kannada.

My HTC tattoo allowed me to record few moments of this event and here I present them for you. Listen to them and enjoy…


Event Pics: Mansore’s Janapriyarallada Janapriyaru

SanteyoLagina anaamikaru – Place specific peoples art work exhibition by Mansore event pics…

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It’s not an ad..


Mansore aka Manjunath S with his art work on Pedestrians over bridge on Kempegowda over bridge


Another art work..”Favorite of this project”, says Mansore


Find him some where near by…


Hey, don’t you know me?


“Janapriyarallada Janapriyaru” – People who are not well known but known to many…

Few words by Mansore on this occasion..

Kannada Blog post:

Smart Talk – Bluetooth add-on for my i10

Its too hard to talk over the phone while driving and that too within the city. While I visited autoshop few days back to get my car audio system checked for a minor fix, I found this wonderful product called Smart Talk designed and developed by iGadgets India.


This device lets me get hooked on to my phone via bluetooth. You can sync the phone book to quickly start making calls. It comes with two microphones, a hear phone for privacy (if required ;) ), FM channel to use car audio system, one touch dial and receive calls, gives an option to record and play the call etc. Call quality and clarity is good. Motorola phones seem to be having problems with phone book sync but Nokia just works. Rear view mirror is an attachment on top of your existing one. Its comes with day and night lens and quite wide to give clear picture.

It costs 5000 rs.. bit heavy on pocket but worth spending the money on such device if you drive a lot within the city.

Find more information on their website

ಸಂಪದದ ಸವಿಯ ಸವಿ


ಸಂಪದಿಗರಿಗೆಲ್ಲ ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವಕ್ಕೊಂದು ಸಂತಸದ ಸುದ್ದಿ. ಸಂಪದ ಮತ್ತೆ ಚಿಗುರಿದೆ. ಮತ್ತೆ ಎಲ್ಲರನ್ನೂ ಸಂಪದದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತನಾಡಿಸುವಾಸೆ. ಸಿಗೋಣ್ವೇ ಮತ್ತೆ!

Krushi sampada E-Magazine released under Creative Commons


Shri. Nagesh Hegde releasing Krushi Sampada e-magazine @ Institution of Agricultural Technologists

It’s a special day (21st September) for all of us from Sampada Community and Krushi Sampada team (

Our favorite technology writer, Nature Lover Shri Nagesh Hegde released Krushi Sampada E-Magazine‘s 1st edition this morning in an event called Agriculture, ICT and Community‘  (‘ಕೃಷಿ, ಮಾಹಿತಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ಮತ್ತು ನಾವು’) presented by Sampada Foundation in collaboration with Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore and Institution of Agricultural Technologists.

This is one of the first e-magazine to be released under Creative Commons Attributes Share Alike (CC BY-SA) License in Kannada.

After releasing the e-magazine Nagesh Hegde spoke and explained the need of taking technology and facilities to the farmers.  He gave us lots of pointers to reach out to people who are in real need of ICT’s in rural areas.

Shri Addoor Krishna Rao, who is heading the team of Krushi Sampada shared his experiences with the gathering.

Hpn and myself tweeted live from the venue and the queries raised in twitter (could be found under #esampada tag on twitter) took along the discussion with great spirits..Hopefully we will be able to upload the talks and the discussion as a podcast soon on ‘Krushi Sampada’ portal, so that all of those who couldn’t make it to the event today can listen to it.

First edition of Krushi Sampada e-magazine is now available on . Feel free to download it and share it!

Download Krushi Sampada first edtion (October, 2009)

On behalf of Sampada, We thank each and everyone for their support and encouragement in making this event a success.

Couple of clicks in Bangalore and BBMP


BBMP guys are up-to something on a busy evening near Khode Circle, Bangalore


A few minutes later I found these these on walls! Thanks to Traffic :)

Still wondering what up with these pics? I might get some more info while I drive back on the same road tomorrow morning.