Chora Charanadasa

Stills From Chora Charanadasa Drama

Chora Charnadasa (Charandas the Thief) was shown on the last day of Alva’s Nudisiri 2012 soon after the presentation of Dutavakya which I covered in the last blog. Chora Charnadasa is based on the famous play by Habib Tanvir, which itself was an adaptation of a classical Rajasthani folktale by Vijaydan Detha. Present Kannada play … Read more

Bhasa’s Dutavakya

Duryodhana and Krishna

Alva’s Nudisiri 2012 is a three day Kannada literary festival at my home town Moodubidire. Even though I could not attend all the programs which were held during that three days period, I watched three drama performances. Here are the photos from the Kannada drama performed by Alva’s Ranga Adhyayana Kendra Students under the able … Read more

Kambala Time Table 2012-13

Here is the Time table of Kambala Races which are going held in Dakshina Kannada & Udupi Districts during year 2012-13. Theese are the dates announced by District Kambala Committee. My heartfelt thanks to Vishwas Shetty for collecting this information. 24-11-2012 – Surathkal Kambala 01-12-2012 – Bangadi Kolli, Belthangady 08-12-2012 – Baradi Beedu : Surya-Chandra … Read more

Around the Beach

Disintegrating Gods

In Mangalore we have several famous beaches. That Sunday soon after the Dussera festival I went to Sultan’s Battery area. Sultan Battery is situated in Boloor, at the confluence of Gurupur River enetring the sea. It is 6kms away from Mangalore City Bus Stand. It was built in black stones by Tippu Sultan to prevent … Read more

Juvenile Shikra

Juvenile Shikra (Accipiter badius)

As I was preparing for my upcoming Lightroom workshop I found these photos of Juvenile Shikra from 2010. At that time I was using Canon EOS 5D mark II and this photo is shot from the close quarters using Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM. This Shikra was sitting in a Jack fruit tree … Read more

Using Adobe Lightroom To Enhance Your Photos

I will be conducting a workshop on Adobe Lightroom on 11th November 2012, Sunday 10AM – 5PM Using Adobe Lightroom To Enhance Your Photos Adobe Lightroom is the essential post processing software of choice for digital photographers. This unique hands-on intensive workshop is focused on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Participants will learn to download, organize, manage, develop, … Read more