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 moreBhasa’s Dutavakya

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 moreKambala Time Table 2012-13

Mandra – A Novel-Musical Extravaganza

The book and music lovers had a thrilling experience on Sunday the 18th as they witnessed a rare experiment of exploring a novel through its music. It was an extraordinary event where the Saraswathi Samman award winning Kannada novel Mandra by litterateur S L Bhyrappa was described in the form of music. Mandra (2002), which … Read moreMandra – A Novel-Musical Extravaganza

Spellbound – Part 2

Here I present the second part of the Odissi dance Spellbound performed by Sutra Dance Theatre, Malaysia at Alva’s Virasat 2012. Spellbound, consisted of five Odissi compositions originally choreographed by Guru Durga Charan Ranbir, rearranged into group compositions by Ramli. The five items were Mangalacharan – Saraswati Vandana, Mukhari Pallavi, Ashta Shambhu, Oriya abhinaya – … Read moreSpellbound – Part 2

Spellbound – Part 1


I had a great opportunity to witness and document Odissi dance Spellbound performed by Sutra Dance Theatre, Malaysia at Alva’s Virasat 2012. Alva’s Virasat is a national level cultural program held every year at Shobhavana, Mijar. Last year Ramli Ibrahim and his Sutra Dance Theatre group had performed at Alva’s Virasat 2011 with Vision of … Read moreSpellbound – Part 1


During my last trip around Mysore I wanted to explore Chennakeshava temple of Somanathapura. I was traveling light with just Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens on Canon EOS 7D. being 1.6x crop camera it was not really giving me the ultra wide view but a normal zoom view of 25-56 mm at f/2.8. … Read moreSomanathapura