Reaching out to others! Free & Open Source Software, Kannada, L10n, L18n Data Science, Cloud Computing & more…

Makara Sankranti Wishes 2012

Sankranti Wishes 2012

ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಣ – ಪವಿತ್ರ ಎಚ್ .(
Via Flickr:
Makara of harvesting –

Image for this greeting in is contributed my wife @pavithra.chihan ;) thanks dear…

After all that hardwork, now we see the grain in storage and it gives us enough food to lead life for next year – hence we rejoice

Its a day to take rest for those who sweat in fields taking care of each and every seed they sow – hence we rejoice

The sun laughs at us and takes a turn to bring a new start after bringing extreme changes in climates such as heat and rain – hence we rejoice

Lots of sweets called huggi and its a festival / Suggi , we decorate animals who worked hard in fields, we spend the day playing day and night – hence we rejoice…

Tags: , ,

Vachana’s in a New Style by Vachana band

Vachana Band composed and directed by Mr. S. R Ramakrishna performed yesterday at ADA Rangamandira and it was a delight for the Deepawali. 12th Century Spiritual Poerty by Basava, Akka Mahadevi and Allama Prabhu set to Folksy, Contemporary tunes. People applauded to hear vachana’s in a new way. Program was sponsored by CitiBuzz  newspaper. Find more captures […]

Mothers day and more

It has been a relaxing weekend… have spent much of my time away from the laptop, though I have my little digital toy in my hand through out this weekend along with my brand new Camera. Yes, I haven’t written much about it here so far. I bought a Canon EOS 500D couple of months […]

Rule – O – Rules

BMTC, a government run organization here in Bangalore. I get to see BMTC buses slipping through a busy one-way in “Langford Road” almost all the days. This is a very common view for many commuters on this way to Hosur main road. I don’t see any police officer stopping them. Its bit irritating as we […]

Unexpected great loss

Yesterday it was an another shocking day for Kannadiga’s when they heard about the death of Saahasa Simha Dr. Vishnuvardhan. An another great actor ends his journey of life and fills in sorrow in the hearts of his fans across Karnataka.

Though I was bit hesitant to be on road, went out to see if I could get a glimpse of the star hero. While driving towards Basavanagudi, I was humming many of his movie songs being played on various FM channels. Recalled my childhood days where in I used to watch “ChitrageethegaLu (Flim Songs)” on every Friday evenings at 7pm on DD-1 Chandana and used to wait for songs from “Nagarahavu“, Bandana, Muttina haara and few other favorites of Vishnu.I have many of his movies on TV long long ago but still those dialogues etc ring in my ears and in last two years have seen some of his new movies in theater (Mathad Mathad Mallige is one which I liked much recently).

From the Movie Nagarahaavu, Directed by Puttanna Kanagal

Pala captures the day through his cam and I tried capturing some with my HTC though.. Here is a link for Pala’s album

Picture by Pala: Protest? against what?

I didn’t find it quite possible to get near by and my self and pala have been lucky to get away from the place where in the mob had burnt vehicles etc yesterday evening. People climbing buildings to through the long running queues and authorities pushing the men away to control the crowd and that recalls what had happened when Dr. Rajkumar passed away and everything came to stand still. Please people stay put from such activities atleast while we pay our last tributes to our own stars. This is not the way to end an year and not the way to say good bye to your hero.

Rest in peace Vishnu…


Wikipedia: English Kannada

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…