Posts Tagged ‘India’

Begging in Railway Station – Cartoon

January 14, 2013

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Cartoon: RK

Also visit the Cartoon page on RwB.

My Dear Kuttichathan 3D!

January 5, 2013

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Design: RK Bellur / RwB

 

My Dear Kuttichathan!! A favourite movie of mine. Watched it with my parents in Ernakulam when it was released in 1984. What a thrilling experience to wear those goggles! Still get nightmares when I see that Mantravaadi!

My Dear Kuttichathan 3D

What do you see?

January 4, 2013

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PILLARI GEETHE PARODY by Ramakrishna Bellur Shivaram

August 30, 2012

[Apologies for the video quality - incidentally this is the first ever video to be posted on RwB]

Parody composed and sung by: ramakrishna bellur shivaram

(lambodara)
india is one nation full of sensation
where ever you see there is commotion

(sri gananatha)
enter any place there is politics
talk to anyone & you will see gimmicks

(siddha charana)
currently there is lot of inflation
rise in prices is the cause of frustration

(sakala vidya)
backward classes want lot of reservation
ladies only want woman’s liberation

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(kundagaura)
cricket is our common religion
people following it make a huge legion

(mandara)
people are crazy about filmstars
they sit on the tree to see a superstar

(hemakuta)
our prime minister is a mute puppet
only if madam says he will read this couplet

(chandamama)
people are busy buying property
firstly they must learn to make a proper tea

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(kereya neeranu)
children daily carry heavy bags to the school
some of them don’t study and think it is very cool

(hariya)
kids feel like watching CN-POGO and everything
but parents are strict and say NO to everything!

(sri purandara)
where ever you see there is lot of competition
only if you are lucky you will get recognition

(hariya)
passing an exam is just not the only thing
everyday life is where you must achieve something

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(padumanabha)
people are only bothered
about money today
honest people are becoming
extinct day-by-day

(viduravandhya)
we see a lot of jams
we read about only scams
if you see Twenty-20
its simply wham bam

(udadinivasa)
terrorism is becoming a common thing
just like hazare sitting and fasting

(yadukulottama)
be it the house or office or parliament
wherever you see woman is dominant

(vibhishana)
national security is posing a big threat
rise in the cyber crimes are posing a bigger threat

(shubhaprada)
but the common man is ignorant of all this
because he still believes ignorance is bliss

(abhinava)
those who heard this and also read it along
will have a great life from rk now its so long!

Engrave.in: Memories, etched forever

June 11, 2011

We see them everywhere – on the wall, on the shelf, on the desk, all across the city, on hoardings, at the road entrance where people are mourning someone’s death, on the mini screen with a series of visuals of the birthday kid, behind the chairman’s seat in his chamber, hung to a tree inside the temple, leaning against the electric pole, hung on a bare chested man at the traffic signal, inside the wallet, on your boss’ table… not to forget the albums with velvet covers in every home. Today you can expect any PC, laptop and mobile to be brimming with these. The Picasas, Flickrs and Photoblogs were all started to facilitate us to make a better use of this which is equivalent to a ‘k’ words.

Well, imagine a world without photos! In today’s age, we cannot. But long long ago, there was one . Since the last 100 years, photos have transformed from being a status symbol to a necessity.

Any place you go today first asks you 2 passport sized photos and only then, your name! Today, a mobile without a camera is like a girl lacking oomph. You can manage a wedding without a bridegroom (No, I am not talking about LGBT.) Remember so many movies where one of the guests marries the bride. But without a photographer – are you in your senses?

For a long time, humans have been recording history (hmm… Nala or Neela should have blogged about Ram Sethu). Jokes apart, in the puranas, we know that the Śrauta tradition was used very effectively for teaching and recording events. Other methods include cave drawings, etchings and engravings on wood,  stories with illustrations, manuscripts, paintings, sculptures, wall carvings, books, newspapers, online diaries, blogs, photographs…

I can already see a thousand images when I hear the last word PHOTOGRAPH – so you can imagine the power of an actual photograph! As a kid, I saw my father using Alpha Reflex camera, while my uncle in the US had a Polaroid camera for some time. I still cherish those pictures I took using my Kodak camera (a special gift indeed!) in the mid ’90s.

A world without photos would be impersonal, sad, colourless, lonely and depressing. The joy of holding a picture cannot be matched when one sees it online on the computer screen, mobile phone, digital camera or on the television – we have to agree that we have a soft corner for the hard copy print!

Today, it is not just photo prints, we are able to etch and engrave pictures on different materials to add that special touch. Technology can help us keep memories etched forever! Gone are the days when these were available only in the developed nations. Today, there are firms in India which are capable of catering to any specific demands and requirements when it comes to engraving.

One place I can recommend immediately is Engrave.in – which is your source for photo etching and personalized gifts. Engrave.in utilizes state-of-the-art laser engraving combined with a master craftsman’s eye for detail to produce top quality laser engraved products & gifts, perfect for any occasion.

Whatever your engraving needs, you can trust the quality of Engrave. Their engraving materials are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. With several products in-stock, Engrave offers you a large choice of materials for the Plaques, Crystals and Wall hangings in their product catalogue – Wooden Plaques, LED Illuminated Acrylic Plaques, Brushed Aluminium Foils, 2D Engraved Crystals, 3D Engraving – Religious Idols, 3D Engraved Crystals and Wooden Wall Hangings.

It was strange how I got to know about Engrave – I received a congratulatory mail from them a few days ago. It read:

Was browsing through some art blogs and got your link. Congrats for turning 5! Read the post and could connect with your journey. Keep the posts coming.

A start-up and going to turn 1 pretty soon, Engrave.in sent me a Wooden plaque of my picture.It measures exactly 20cms wide and 14.5 cms high. It is a beautiful solid wooden piece 10mm thick, with a drilled hole at the back to fit the 6cm long brass easel.

Engrave.in handled the complete process in a very professional manner. They asked me to send my picture (their FAQs page is very informative and answers clearly most of your queries), and before processing the artwork, they mailed it to me for a preview.

I received the wooden plaque in a week’s time in a well packed carton. It was amazing to see the details in the engraving. I got the smell of fresh wood bringing nostalgic memories. The engraving is very close to the actual picture!


Clockwise from top left:
1. The original photograph. 2. The design before engraving. 3. The wooden plaque arrives. 4. Front view. 5. Side view. 6. Rear view (notice the easel. Engrave logo is at the bottom right.)

The amazing detail of the designs, coupled with beautiful and unusual materials makes these products memorable gifts and eye-catching marketing materials as well as powerful memorials.

It will be a lovely way to surprise your loved ones with a laser engraved personalized photo gift that is designed to last a lifetime. What more – Engrave.in are now offering Cash-on-Delivery at no extra charge!

Thanks to Engrave.in, memories needn’t disappear when they can be etched forever, shared and cherished so easily.

ENGRAVE.IN
(Mon-Sat 10am-6pm)

Mail Photos to:
Gratifi Ecommerce
B-236, Popular Center,
Shyamal Cross Road, Satellite,
Ahmedabad – 380015

Tel: +91.8128128223
Email: support [at] engrave [dot] in

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Video: The engraving process on a wooden plaque

Supreme Court stays Allahabad High Court verdict on Ayodhya

May 10, 2011


Cartoon: RK

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  3. It pays to be a non-Hindu in Hindustan

Anna Hazare’s fight against Corruption

April 8, 2011

2011 Cricket World Cup Finals: Front pages of today’s newspapers (April, 03, 2011)

April 3, 2011


Design: RK
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FINALLY!

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HAPPY UGADI

May bevu and jaggery
bury life’s misery
And bring lots of
lovely things extraordinary

May bevu and jaggery
delete life’s erratic vagary
And ward off things fiery
only showing all things flowery

Enjoy a happy Ugadi
with sweet bevu and bitter jaggery
Eating a yummy holige on this day
is equal to winning a lottery

HAPPY UGADI TO ALL OF YOU.

- ‘English Hanigavana’ by yours truly

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Bevu-Bella significance: Jaggery increases haemoglobin in blood and provides additional energy for the body. Sugarcane, the raw material for producing jaggery, helps in having strong teeth and health gems. (More)

April 2, 2011: Rama Vs Ravana

March 31, 2011

April 2, 2011 - Rama versus Ravana – Mumbai – The Cup that counts…
April 12, 2011 - Sri Rama Navami – India – Panaka-Kosambari that counts…

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