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Babbrabaahu at Rangashankara


I was almost dragged out of all my technical work by Murali day before yesterday.. He took me to Rangashankara for a play called “Babbrabaahu” wirtten and directed by Murali Sringeri. Play was wonderfully performed by Nagamangala Kannada Sangha kalavedike members. The play is all about Babbrabaahu/Urdwavroma of Mahabharata. Music composition was awesome along with the performances of the Babbrabaahu – lead character of the play and Bramharaakshasa.

I really enjoyed the play and thanks to Murali for taking me to Rangashankara.

You can find few more pics of this play on my picasa album.

Ammavra Ganda


Sunday I got a chance to watch a play called “Ammavra Ganda” written by T.P Kailasam at Jayanagar National College. Jayalakshmi Patil and his team  performed on stage. It was a nice experience to sit and watch drama after a long time with friends. Few more pics will be up on my Picasa album soon. Event was announced on Sampada. Hari, Myself, Srinidhi, Palachandra and Aravinda did enjoy the evening around Basavanagudi and Jayanagar..

Themes Pour – Gnome

Themes to paint your Ubuntu/Gnome box…

bisgi (Click on the image) Check out this project for wonderful themes…

If you can’t wait then use the following apt sources for Jaunty.

##Themes du ZgegBlog: Project Bisigi
deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

Then install wild-shine-theme, balanzan-theme via apt-get. Change the theme and see. I’m just loving it.

One Saturday at Siddarabetta


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Did i tell you about our last week’s visit to Siddarabetta (Sidda = saint, Betta = Mountain)? Nope, I didn’t. Few of you might have received my picasa album link but there was no much detail or comments on the same.

It was an incomplete journey to Siddarabetta. This place is around 95+ km’s away from Bangalore and 35Kms away from Tumkur. A very nice place with a hill temple of a rocky mountain and caves. If you’re looking for a good trekking experience, visit Siddarabetta. Still can’t compare this with Savana Durga. Thousands of people visit this pilgrimage every year. “Lord Shiva” is worshiped here.

As nature lovers enjoy the scenery around this place and they might get more exited about cave exploration (we didn’t get inside and yes our journey was incomplete) but, this place has got no maintenance.  You can see a small gutter created by the pilgrim’s as they take bath with the “Sacred Water”. You can see that most of the rocks are painted. Why was that so necessary? They would have put some boards for sure..I don’t know what is the condition of the cave etc.. There seem to be a Kalyani and we could even see few saints living here for years etc inside. I really want to get back to this place when time permits and explore even the backside of this hill.

I went there with my Sampada friends HPN, Anil Ramesh, Chamraj Savadi to spend some time away from work and we all got a chance to meet our Tumkur friends Mallikarjun Hosapalya and Bhushan Midigeshi.We all talk above various things, enjoyed eating Mango’s (Anil and Myself got some ripe Mango’s bitten by Parrot.. read my earlier post on this), purchased some sweets, books etc. I can write a big list of topics that we choose to talk about during this trip :) .

It was really a nice weekend spent before I started off with this hectic week. Thank god its above to end as I write this blog post. I guess I was still driving back in Vijayanagar at this hour after dropping HPN back home.

1000 tweets and growing


Just few months back I had hopped into worlds famous microblogging website and now I have more than 1000 updates registered on it. Why I count on all these numbers? I shall write about it in detail. Keep watching my blog space.

It has been real fun being on twitter. Lots of updates in a single place. It has really made me lots of those links which I normally miss while reading RSS feeds. I have even found lots of new friends on twitter. Lot more knowledge addition to my knowledge bank. Thanks twitter.

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Online visibility test

I have been  through a real tough time without broadband connection at home for almost 85days. Suffered major losses and sleepless night’s. With my GPRS connection I could just complete some high priority tasks which were on my to-do lists. My blog almost got drained up without much posts this month, though I had loads to write on it. I blame BSNL for sharing such a nasty experience with its customer service. My twitter tweets had some time to time updates on how I really lost my temper with these guys. So not repeating them all here again. Issues still remain with BSNL though they restored my service this morning. I don’t know how much more have to bug them to get the bugs fixed.

Thanks to Airtel GPRS for keeping me online and for allowing me to get my work done even at its low speed. (I had to call nobody for any reason wow!)

Here is my current BSNL speed test results. I shall keep posting my experiences with ISPs regularly.