‘Muktha’ fans meet on ‘Friendship Day’

August 7, 2006


The only way to have a friend is to be one.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson 

But for the world of blogs, we might have never known one another, let alone meeting. That too on a ‘Friendship Day’. And this is what exactly happened, making the Sunday a memorable one. Some of us had met a couple of months back, for the first time. Meeting was just a formality. We had become close through our comments and posts. And on Sunday, we were happy to see the faces behind the comments!

The second edition of Muktha Abhimanigala Bheti was being planned ever since the first one happened on June 3, 2006. There were a few known faces this time, and some new faces. 

We met opposite Central Tiffin Room (CTR), on the Malleswaram Grounds ‘Katte’. Veena Shivanna was the first to make it to the meet. Myself, my better half and my son met her and as we kept chatting, Usha arrived. CTR was just ‘Open’ and the visitors started trickling in. A slight drizzle started when Srikanth joined us and we had to take shelter under the tree cover. Shruthi accompanied by ‘S’ arrived (although S had to leave right away). At first sight, Srikanth, Usha and Shruthi all thought Veena to be Vani!  

We had a small chat and went to CTR. The whole of the ‘Family Room’ was ours. Mr. & Mrs. Sanjay arrived. On popular demand, Sanjay’s mother joined us too. Vani came just in time. All of us enjoyed Benne Masale Dose, Maddur Vade and Manglore Bhajji. We washed it down with hot Coffee and Badam Milk. 

Shruthi had to leave almost immediately. And a quick photo session took place in front of CTR. The rest of us drove to Sankey tank which had quite a number of visitors. A delicious ‘Dose’ and the evening breeze made my son sleepy. I dropped him and my wife home and joined the crowd again. As we ambled along, we saw a snake swimming in the lake and a murder of crows. We reached the other ‘theera’. It was refreshing to sit down and just talk. On ‘Janaagraha’, myself and Vani sang a couple of popular songs. 

We sat for a while and proceeded towards the ‘Pay and Use’ Park in Sadashivanagar. Vani, Veena and Usha had some ‘Jolas’, while myself, Srikanth and Sanjay’s mother had ‘Churumuri’. Sanjay and Vijetha were away to get the car. 

We had a lovely time seeing the colourful fountain. There were lots of kids playing accompanied by their parents. The place looked clean and well-maintained. We managed to get a ‘kallu-benchu’ and the grass was fluffy too. There was no music accompanying the fountain. It became one after yours truly sang Naadamaya, the song that won Dr. Rajkumar a national award for singing.

It was pretty late and since some had to reach the other end of Bangalore, we left the park and the eight of us squeezed ourselves in the car. Vani and Veena got down later to catch an auto, Sanjay dropped myself, Srikanth and Usha near our bikes and we dispersed after bidding goodbye.

All in all, it was a memorable evening. Thanks to the world of blogs, without which we might have never known one another, let alone meeting.

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[Photos: Sanjay Mysoremutt]

25 Responses to “‘Muktha’ fans meet on ‘Friendship Day’”

  1. Usha Says:

    nice writeup Bellur,

    Thanks to all of you for a memorable evening…and of course a melodious evening too.

  2. Shruthi Says:

    Had a great time, though, for not as long as I would have liked to 🙂
    Well written, thanks!

  3. Vani Says:


    Thanks for the memoirs….A well spent unforgettable evening. Look forward to several more from here on…

  4. Veena Shivanna Says:

    Bellur, I think you missed writing one thing. ‘S’ came back to pick shruthi 🙂

    ayyappa, where were the murdered crows ? I missed it I think. ondakshara aakaDe eekaDe illa… chaachU tappade antharalla !!

  5. rk Says:

    Usha, Shruthi, Vani and Veena: Thank you all for making it from such far-off places.

    Veena, a group of crows is called a “murder of crows.”

  6. Veena Shivanna Says:

    oops!! I am very poor in such english. I don’t read too many english books you know. Funny but !!

  7. RK, podcasting shuru maadi. Nimma hadugalannu swalpa kelona. Belated friendship day wishes to you.

  8. rk Says:

    Navenu panthitralla bidi. Dhapp-dhapp bookalliro english dinabalkeli upayogsakkaagalla ri. 😉

    Happy friendship day nimgunu. Anna, Podcastnalli broadcast maado hagenu hadallappa, yeno allondu illondu hakthivi. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.

  9. srikkanth Says:

    its a nice write up. Thanks for the same.

    As Veena said, chachooo tapde bardidira. Good one.
    Looking farward to the Rangana Thittu/Janapada Loka/CTR again 😉 and such meets.
    Thanks for the Dose.
    Your son is really cute and friendly.

  10. Gangadhar Says:

    Wow..dat’s great meet,RK!! loved da pics!!

  11. Gangadhar Says:

    But the pics need description..Pl ask Sanjay to do that!!

  12. travel plaza Says:

    RK, Great write up.Belated Happy friendship day to you. Wish I could have been there too. Maybe next year….when I visit India….

  13. Sanjay M Says:

    Hey Gangadhar I’m adding some comments now…

    Its a good time to read this brilliant post by Shruti again:
    It’s the time to be on time!

  14. Sanjay M Says:

    Hey Gangadhar I’m adding some comments now…

    For me it was a good time to read this brilliant post by Shruti again: :mrgreen:
    It’s the time to be on time!

    Nice recap of a pleasant evening RK… thanks 🙂

  15. Gangadhar Says:

    Thanks Sanjay!!

  16. Vidya Says:

    Well narrated! Want to see that Pay park in Sadashivnagar.

  17. Shruthi Says:

    Bellur, you have been tagged! Please visit my blog for details 🙂

  18. mala Says:

    wow! wonderful meet, i was not there ade hote urithide,
    but next time i will really join u all.

    yes, phots jothe description needed. yaru yaryaru antha thililila!

    RK – u have very nice sense of writing ri, keep it up !!

  19. rk Says:

    Srik: I am glad you liked Dose and Jr.RK. Looking fwd to the next meet. wherever i.e.!

    Gangadhar: Thanks pal. Hope to meet u when u visit B’lore next.

    TP: Belated Friendship day to you also. Certainly, when you visit next, we can meet.

    Sanjay: Welcome 🙂

    Vidya: yes, it’s worth visiting with N!

    Shruthi: Read your blog…..but what do I do now? No idea, coz this is the first time I am getting tagged! But thanks for Tagging me!
    College mein ‘Ragging’, Blog mein ‘Tagging’!

  20. rk Says:

    Mala: Welcome to my blog. And thanks for your comments. Hope you can join us in our next meet.

  21. rk Says:

    Dear all,
    Forgot to tell you all. After our meeting, I can home at around 8pm and [V] channel was On. And which song do I see? IF YOU COME TODAY sung by our ANNAVRU! But in the title card, it said OPERATION DIAMOND ROCKET (it is RACKET).

    After Annavru passed away, this particular song has become widely popular. But I was so happy to see DR.RAJ’s song in [V] channel!

  22. Vijay M.R Says:

    You can watch the song all you want at the following URL:

  23. rk Says:

    thanks for the link.

  24. pkmnajeeb Says:

    hi muktha fans,
    how r u.i like to make a good friendship with u.

  25. Naveen Says:

    Hi Friends,
    Any one have idea of the location tank bund (kalyani) selected in almost all the serials by TNS.
    Where is the place and any route map / land mark for the same pls.

    Ph: 98452 57501

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