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A to Z of Cauvery Dispute

September 20, 2016

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Kabali and Gang ’43’

July 23, 2016

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Say no to ‘Terrorism’

July 16, 2016

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Also see:
‘Terrorism’ anagrams to ‘Tremor Sir’

Random Jottings on Facebook – 6

July 15, 2016

ಬ್ರಿಟನ್ ಇಲ್ಲಿಂದ ಎಕ್ಸಿಟ್ ಆದ್ರು.
ಬ್ರಿಟನ್ EUಇಂದ ಎಕ್ಸಿಟ್ ಆದ್ರು.
ಬ್ರೆಕ್ಸಿಟ್ಟೋ ಗಿಕ್ಸಿಟ್ಟೋ, ನಮ್ದಂತೂ ಲಂಡನ್-ಗೆ ಡೈಲಿ ಎಂಟ್ರಿ ಎಕ್ಸಿಟ್ ಇದ್ದೇ ಇರತ್ತೆ.

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“Do not lose your friends.
When with friends, do not go near water.”
I’m sure you’ll agree with the above words.
There is a famous Mantra too, which says what is said above.
Shun ‘No’ Mitrah
Shun Varunah!

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ಇಪ್ಪತ್ ಮೂವತ್ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ, ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೋದ್ರೂ ಅಂದ್ರೆ, ವಾಪಸ್ ಬರೋ ಚಾನ್ಸಸ್ ಕಮ್ಮಿ ಇತ್ತು. ಈಗೆಲ್ಲ ಹಾಗಲ್ಲ. ಯಾಕೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾ?
“ಮೆಡಿಕಲ್ ಸೈನ್ಸ್ advanced ಆಗಿದೆ, improve ಆಗಿದೆ” ಅಂತ ಹೇಳಿದ್ರಾ? ಅದಲ್ಲ ಗುಟ್ಟು.
ಈಗೆಲ್ಲ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ ಕಾಂಪೌಂಡಲ್ಲಿ ದೇವಸ್ತಾನ ಇರತ್ತೆ. ಅದು secret.

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ಯೇನೋ ಕೋದಂಡ, ಫಾರಿನ್ ಹೆಂಗಿತ್ತು?
ಸಕತಾಗಿತ್ತು ಮಗಾ!
ಅಲ್ಲಿರೋರ್ಗೆ ನಿನ್ ಹೆಸ್ರ್ ಹೇಳಕ್ಕ್ ಯೇನ್ ಪ್ರಾಬ್ಲಮ್ ಆಗ್ಲಿಲ್ಲಾ ತಾನೇ?
ಇಲ್ಲ ಮಗಾ. ಅವ್ರು ’ವಾಟೀಸ್ಯುವರ್ನೇಮ್’ ಅಂದ್ರೆ Rambo ಅಂತಿದ್ದೆ.

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ಪೇರೆಂಟ್ ಟೀಚರ್ ಮೀಟಿಂಗಲ್ಲಿ ಟೀಚರ್ಸ್ಗೆ ಹೇಳ್ಬೇಕು: ಮೇಡಂ, ಕಾಲ ಬದ್ಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಇನ್ಮೇಲೆ ನೀವು ಕರೆಕ್ಷನ್ ಮಾಡ್ದಾಗ ಎರ್ಡ್ ಎರ್ಡ್ ಟಿಕ್ ಹಾಕ್ದ್ರೇನೆ ನಮಗ್ಗೊತ್ತಾಗೋದು, ನೀವ್ ನೋಡಿದೀರಾಂತ!

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ಗುಂಡ ಹುಡುಗೀನ್ ಒಪ್ಕೊಂಡ. ಹುಡ್ಗಿ ಓದಿರೋದು B.Sc. (Organic Chemistry). ಗುಂಡನ್ ಅಮ್ಮ ಹುಡ್ಗೀನ್ ಕೇಳದ್ರು: ಯೇನೇನ್ಮಾಡಕ್ ಬರತ್ತಮ್ಮಾ?
“Acid Mixture, Cyclohexanol, Phenol. Butyl chloride, Ester…ಇಷ್ಟ್ ಬರತ್ ಆಂಟಿ ಸದ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ.”

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ವೆಜ್ಜು, ನಾನ್-ವೆಜ್ಜು, ನಾರ್ತಿಂಡ್ಯನ್, ಸೌತಿಂಡ್ಯನ್, ಸ್ವೀಟು-ಖಾರ, ಚಾಟು, ಚೈನೀಸು… ಅಬ್ಬಬ್ಬಾ ಎಷ್ಟು ವೆರೈಟಿ ತಿನ್ನಕ್ಕ್ ಇದ್ರೂ, ಕೆಲವ್ರಿಗೆ ತಲೆ ತಿನ್ನಕ್ಕೇ ಇಷ್ಟ.

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ಅಪ್ಪ (ಸೋಫಾ ಮೆಲ್ ಮಲ್ಗಿರೋ ಮಗನ್ಗೆ): ಎದ್ರುಮನೆ ಅಂಕಲ್ ಮಗನ್ನೋಡೋ. ನೀನೂ ಇದ್ಯಾ.
ಮಗ: ಯೇನಪ್ಪಾ, ಯಾವಗ್ಲೂ ಅವ್ರ್ ಮಗನ್ನೋಡು ಅಂತಾನೇ ಹೇಳ್ತ್ಯಾ. ಅವ್ರಿಗ್ ಮಗಳೂ ಇದಾಳೆ.
*ಓಸಿಡಿ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಅಬ್ಸೆಸಿವ್ಲಿ ಕಂಪೇರಿಂಗ್ ಡಿಸೀಸ್

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ಪ್ರಪಂಚ ಎಷ್ಟ್ ಮುಂದ್ವರ್ದಿದೆ ಅಂದ್ರೆ – ಸಿಂಪಲ್ಲಾಗ್ ‘ಸೇ’ ಇಲ್ಲ ‘ಟೂ’ ಅಂತಿದ್ವಿ. ಈಗದನ್ನೇ block ಇಲ್ಲ unblock ಅಂತಾರೆ.

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(ಒಂದೇ ಉಸಿರಿಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ)
ಭಾರತ-ಶ್ರೀ ಲಂಕಾ-ಸಿಂಗಾಪೂರ್-ಮಲೇಷಿಯಾ ಮುಂತಾದ ದೇಶಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಿ ಮಾರಾಟವಾಗುವ ಹಲ್ಲು-ಪುಡಿ, ಗೋಪಾಲ್ ಹಲ್ಲು ಪುಡಿ.
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ಯೇನ್ ರಾಮಣ್ಣ, ಅಷ್ಟೊಂದ್ ಆಳವಾಗಿ ಯೋಚಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದೀ?
ಮನೆಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ದನಗಳ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿಗೆಗೆ ಯಾವ್ ಶೀಟ್ ಹಾಕಬೇಕು ಅಂತಾ ಯೋಚಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆ.
ಅದಕ್ಕ್ ಯಾಕ್ ಯೋಚಿಸ್ಬೇಕು? ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಚಾರ್ಮಿನಾರ್ ಶೀಟ್ಗಳನ್ನ ಕೊಂಡ್ರಾಯ್ತು. ನಮ್ ತಾತನ್ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೊಂಡದ್ದು, ಈಗಲೂ ಗಟ್ಟಿಮುಟ್ಟಾಗಿವೆ ನೋಡು.
ಹೌದಾ? ಸರಿ. ಚಾರ್ಮಿನಾರ್ ಶೀಟ್ಗಳನ್ನೇ ಕೊಳ್ತೀನಿ.
ಮನೆಗೆ, ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಗೋದಾಮುಗಳಿಗೆ ಚಾರ್ಮಿನಾರ್ ಶೀಟ್ಗಳನ್ನೇ ಕೊಳ್ಳಿ. ಪ್ರತಿ ನಗರದಲ್ಲೂ ಚಾರ್ಮಿನಾರ್ ದಾಸ್ತಾನುಗಾರರಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
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ವಿವಿಧಭಾರತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಂದನ-ಬೃಂದಾವನ ಶುರು ಆಗಕ್ಕೆ ಮುಂಚೆ, ಮುಗಿದ ಮೇಲೆ ಪ್ರಸಾರ ಆಗ್ತಿತ್ತು ಈ ads.
ನೆನೆಪಿದೆಯೇ?

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KAILASH WET GRINDER
ಸುಲಭದಿ ಉಪಯೋಗ
KAILASH WET GRINDER
ಸಮಯದ ಉಳಿತಾಯ
ವಿಶ್ವಾಸನೀಯ ಕೈಲಾಷ್.
KAILASH WET GRINDER
ಸುಲಭದಿ ಉಪಯೋಗ
KAILASH WET GRINDER
ಸಮಯದ ಉಳಿತಾಯ
ವಿಶ್ವಾಸನೀಯ ಕೈಲಾಷ್.
The ‘Kailash Wet Grinder’ 10 second TVC must have been the first Kannada ad that was consecutively played twice.
They sponsored the serial “CRAZY COLONEL” on Doordarshan in the mid-80s.
ನೆನೆಪಿದೆಯೇ?

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Universal Law of Change:
Since ages, ಮನೇಲಿ ದಿನಸಿ-ತಿಂಡಿ ತರಕ್ಕೆ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನ ಕಳ್ಸದ್ರೆ, ಚಿಲ್ಲರೆ ಅವ್ರದ್ದೆ.

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Feels ‘wow’ when this kid calls me “Magician Uncle”! Say “Thanks” to her, SK!
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Lord Krishna Bank was a private sector bank headquartered at Kodungallur, in Thrissur District of Kerala state in India. Lord Krishna Bank became a scheduled commercial bank in 1971. In 2007, Lord Krishna Bank was merged with Centurion Bank of Punjab. In the ’90s, the bus stopped right in front of Lord Krishna Bank branch near Sivananda Circle. By the time I got to know about LKB, LKB was gone.

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ಪ್ಯಂಟ್ ಜೇಬಲ್ಲಿ ಐವತ್ತೋ-ನೂರೋ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದಾಗ ಆಗೋ ಖುಷಿ, ಸಂಬಳ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿದಾಗ್ಲೂ ಆಗಲ್ಲ.

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ಗುರುಪೌರ್ಣಮಿಯಂದು ನಮ್ಮ ಗುರುಗಳ ಚರಣಾರವಿಂದಗಳಿಗೆ ಶಿರಸಾ ನಮಾಮಿ, ಮನಸಾ ಸ್ಮರಾಮಿ! ಅಣ್ಣಾವ್ರೇ ನಮ್ ಗುರು! ಅಣ್ಣಾವ್ರಿಗಿಂತ ಗುರು ಬೇಕಾ?!

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ಈ ನಡ್ವೆ ladies…bag ಹಿಡ್ಕೊಂಡ್ ಹೊರಟ್ರೆ – ಕಾಲೇಜೋ, ಆಫಿಸ್ಸೋ, ತರ್ಕಾರೀಗೋ – ಎಲ್ಲೀಗ್ ಹೋಗ್ತಿದಾರೆ ಅಂತ್ಲೇ ಹೇಳಕ್ಕಾಗಲ್ಲಾ.

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Me: Maga, which momo do you like?
Son: Egg Momo. And you?
Me: ನಗು momo.

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ಎಲ್ಲ ಪಾತ್ರೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಕಲಾಯಿ ಹಿಡಿಸಿದ್ರೆ, it becomes alkali.

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For a Mass hero, weight matters.

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When I saw my vehicle mechanic replace the bike tyres, I got to know that he will progress spiritually well and quickly because he knows chakra alignment.

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Kids are in their elements when you take them out of the compound.

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What do you call a part-time bus conductor?
Semi-conductor.

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To become a doctor, you got to write NEET. Later, you will anyway not write NEETLY.

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A liquor shop near a temple?
Heavenly D-Wine.

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Dumbiryani is a smart choice.

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Superconductor: Rajinikanth before he became a superstar

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ಅವನ ಹೆಂಡತಿ ಅವನನ್ನ ಎಕ್ಕಸ್ದಾಗೆಲ್ಲ ಅವನು ಮನಸಲ್ಲೇ ಹೇಳ್ಕೋತಿದ್ದ: ಎಕ್ಸು ಎಕ್ಸು…ಎಷ್ಟೇ ಆದ್ರೂ ನಿನ್ನೊಳಗಿರೋದು ಎರಡು ಎಕ್ಸು*.

  • XX Chromosome

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Duet or Diet, U and I can make a difference.

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Unexpected holiday ‘showers’! Really happy for these kids. Remembering our schooldays where we got loads of holidays ‘Sud-Suddenly’ due to Kavery Galaate, Gulf war, Babri Masjid demolition etc.!
Every time they are extending the holiday by another day, the kids in our street are celebrating as if India won the world cup!🙂

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ಊಟ ಮಾಡಿಸ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದಾಗ ಮಗು ಓಡಿ ಹೋದ್ರೆ: ತುತ್ತು ನಿರ್ಗಮನ

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ಶಾಲಾ-ಕಾಲೇಜುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಡುಗ ಹುಡುಗಿ ಒಬ್ಬರನ್ನೊಬ್ಬರು ಮೊದಲು ನೋಡಿದಾಗ, ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಹೊತ್ತು ನಾಚಿಕೆ-ಸಂಕೋಚ ಇರತ್ತೆ. Because it is ಶೈ ಕ್ಷಣಿಕ.

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ಮನೆ ಹೊರಗೆ ಹೊಗೆ ಇದೆ ಅಂದ್ರೆ, ಒಳಗೆ ಯಾರೋ ಹೊಗೆ ಹಾಕ್ಕೊಂಡ್ರು ಅಂತ್ ಅರ್ಥ.

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English Ma’m: Raju, tell me the future tense of “I slapped you.”
Raju: Ma’m, your scooty will be punctured by lunch time.

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Supernova: Lot of pain

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Dynamo: A person who is desperate to see Na.Mo.

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What are negative numbers?
Numbers <35
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Q. What are Roman Numbers?
Imagine making Iyengar puliogare using chinese ingredients!
Same way, Numbers written without using any numbers but English alphabet.
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Q. What are Whole numbers?
A. 4, 6, 8, 9, 0
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Cinders: ಮುಖ ಸಿಂಡರಿಸಿದಾಗ ಕಾಣುವ ಗೆರೆಗಳು
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Imagine a foreigner joining a class here which has 118 kids. Suppose 82 of these kids are named: Kallesha, Mallesha, Lakshmisha, Rakesha, Rajesha, Somesha, Harisha, Nagesha, Gowrisha, Madesha, Ganesha, Veeresha, Neelesha, Pranesha, Gyanesha, Anisha, Abhilasha, Manjusha, Amisha, Anusha, Shrisha, Usha, Nirosha, Manisha, Paresha, Ramesha, Paramesha, Natesha, Shailesha, Umesha, Mahesha, Kaatesha, Lokesha and so on.
That is like almost 70% of the 118 kids names are rhyming.
Imagine the foreigner trying to remember his classmates’ names! I think that is how kids feel when they read the names of the elements in the Periodic Table, with so many names ending with IUM.
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Escalator: Transition ಮೆಟ್ಟಲ್
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Allow: Used as a greeting while answering the telephone
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ಸದ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ, ನನ್ನ ಸುಪುತ್ರ ಮತ್ತು ನಮ್ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟರ್ಸ್ ಇಬ್ಬರದ್ದು ಒಂದೇ ಕಥೆ: ಟೆಸ್ಟು-ಟೆಸ್ಟು-ಟೆಸ್ಟು
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ಹೆಂಗಾಗ್ಬಿಟೀದೀವಿ ಅಂದ್ರೆ… ಶೆಲ್ಫಿಂದ ಹಳೇ ಫೋಟೋ ಆಲ್ಬಂ ನೋಡಕ್ಕೇ ಅಂತಾ ತೆಗೆದ್ರೆ, ಯಾಕ್ ಯಾವ್ ಫೋಟೋನೂ ಪ್ಲೇ ಆಗ್ತಿಲ್ವಲ್ಲಾಂತನ್ಸತ್ತೆ!
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Bheemana Amavasye: Chota Bheem’s birthday
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One of my Tamilian friend’s father was leaving to the US wearing a US Polo shirt. I told him it was a good choice to wear that shirt. Because ‘US Polo’ in Tamil means “Let’s go to US”.
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Radioactivity: RJ @ work
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ಇನ್ನೂ ಹುಟ್ಟಕ್ಕಿಲ್ಲ ಪೋಲಿ ಆಗೋದು ಯಾರು: ಪೋಲಿಷ್.
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Which is an atheist’s favourite movie?
GODZ ILLA.
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ಅಮ್ಮ (ಮಗನ್ನ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್ ಆಡಕ್ಕೆ ಫ್ರೆಂಡ್ಸ್ ಬಂದ್ ಕರ್ದಾಗ): ರಾಜು, ಮಳೆ ಬರ್ತಿದೆ. ಹೊರ್ಗ್ ಹೋದ್ರೆ ನೆಗಡಿ-ಜ್ವರ ಬಂದ್ರೆ? ಹುಷಾರ್ ತಪ್ಪಿದ್ರೆ? ಹೋಗ್ಬೇಡಾ ಆಡಕ್ಕೆ.
ಅಮ್ಮ (ಮಾರ್ನೇ ದಿವಸ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ): ರಾಜು, ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಗೆ ಲೇಟ್ ಆಯ್ತು. ಎದ್ದೇಳೋ.
ರಾಜು: ಅಮ್ಮ, ಮಳೆ ಬರ್ತಿದೆ. ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಗೆ ಹೋಗಲ್ಲ. ಹೊರ್ಗ್ ಹೋದ್ರೆ ನೆಗಡಿ-ಜ್ವರ ಬಂದ್ರೆ? ಹುಷಾರ್ ತಪ್ಪಿದ್ರೆ?!
*ತಲ್ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠೆ
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BCC : ಕಸದ್ ತೊಟ್ಟಿ or email related… depends which model you are.
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Milky way: ಹಾಲು ಚೆಲ್ಲಿಹೋದಾಗ, ಹರಿದು ಹೋಗುವ ದಾರಿ
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Odometer: A meter that runs… ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಓಡೋ ಮೀಟರ್, ಇನ್ನೇನು?!
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ಕೆಲವೊಮ್ಮೆ, ಎಷ್ಟು ತಲೆ ಕೆರ್ಕೊಂಡ್ರೂ ಸರಿಯಾದ idea ಬರಲ್ಲ. ಆಗೇನು ಮಾಡ್ಬೇಕು? start from scratch, once again.
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ಕೂಟು, ಗೊಜ್ಜು, ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಹುಳಿ ಇವೆಲ್ಲಕ್ಕಿಂಥ ಸಿಂಪಲ್ ಆಗಿರೋ ಸಾರು ಪವರ್ ಫುಲ್ಲು. ಯಾಕೆ ಅಂತೀರಾ? ಸಾರು ಒಂದಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು department ಇರೋದು. ಅದೇ ‘ಸಾರಿಗೆ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ’.
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Same-sects marriage has been prevalent in India for ages.
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ಬಯ್ಯೋದ್ರಿಂದ ಆಗುವ stress is ABIOTIC STRESS.
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Who Am I?

January 29, 2016

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Design: RK Bellur / RwB

The Mahabharata has made me ask those questions and that is what the text means to me. There is an obvious counter- question. Have I found answers to those questions? No, I haven’t. I am not sure there are clear-cut answers, and the answers for me won’t be the same as the answers for you. It is a journey and not a terminal goal and the Mahabharata has been the trigger and my companion.

2016: Leap into the New Year!

December 31, 2015

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40 more Songs that make me cry – Part 1

December 19, 2015

1. Sur Na Saje (Basant Bahar): Can experience the beauty of Raag Piloo here! The alap at the very beginning, the sitar piece all through the song and the line when Manna Dey sings ‘swar ki sadhana’.

2. Pucho Na Kaise Maine (Mere Surat Tere Ankhen): The intense pathos associated with raag Ahir Bhirav is captured beautifully in Shailedra’s lyric, incorporated in SD Burman’s musical composition and expressed uniquely in Manna Dey’s singing. Beginning till end, this song makes me cry.

3. Rishtey Bante Hain (non film: Dil Padosi Hai): Asha Bhonsle had teamed up with Gulzar and R.D. Burman to produce this soulful number. This was included in the album Dil Padosi Hai. A music lover will know that the songs in this album were experimental in nature with a completely new sound, an extension of the sounds introduced by RDB in Ijaazat. The oneiric ambience in “Rishte Bante Hain” is maybe due to Asha’s overlapping phrases which float like clouds over swelling strings, soft tabla beats… love the second stanza:
ek hi lamhe pe ik saath gire the dono
ho ek hi lamhe pe ik saath gire the dono
o khud sanbhalate yaa zaraa mujhako sanbhalane dete
kachche lamhe ko zaraa shaakh pe pakane dete
pakane dete

o rishte banate hai bade dhire-se banane dete
kachche lamhe ko zaraa shaakh pe pakane dete
pakane dete

4. Bheeni Bheeni Bhor Aayi (non film: Dil Padosi Hai): Again Pancham + Asha + Gulzar (1987)! Raag Miyan ki Todi at its best! I bow to RD Burman for composing, Gulzar saab for penning and Asha Bhosle for singing this song. She has brought this raga to life.

5. Tanha Dil (non film: Tanha Dil): Shaan’s best solo album to date! Released a year after my mother passed away. I was working at Music World when this was released. If you have a lump in your throat listening to this song, you are normal and alive! Excellent picturisation and very well rendered by Shaan.

6. Zindagi Ke Safar Mein Guzar Jaate Hain Jo Maqaam (Aap Ki Kasam): Life”s philosophy so melodiously sung by Kishore Kumar! You can feel the pathos in his voice here.
Umr Bhar Chahe Koi Pukaara Kare Unka Naam
Voh Phir Nahin Aate, Voh Phir Nahin Aate

Aadmi Theek Se Dekh Paata Nahin
Aur Pardey Pe Manzar Badal Jaata Hai
Ek Baar Chale Jaate Hain Jo Din-Raat, Subah-o-Shaam
Voh Phir Nahin Aate, Vo Phir Nahin Aate
Zindagi Ke Safar Mein..

Pierces my heart in the memories of whomever I have lost… True reality of life…

7. Theme music of Minchina Ota (1980): One of the best theme music I have heard, thanks to Prabhakar Badri. Me and my son simply love to hear the guitar and violin combination that brings to life the various hues of life.

8. Theme music of Kasturi Nivasa (1971): Close to the ending, where Raj is writing a letter (his Will) and hands it over to Ashwath. The guitar strings and the violin crescendo add up to the tragic scene. I don’t look at my son when this scene comes. He doesn’t see mine. We both know our eyes are moist.

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Also read:

40 Songs that make me cry – Part 1
40 Songs that make me cry – Part 2

Mobile phone mania

May 27, 2015

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Cartoon: RK

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Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri Anoints His Successor

January 23, 2015

 

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Preserving the Oldest Unbroken Heritage of Sanatana Dharma
Today, on January 23, 2015, continuing this unbroken Guru-Shisya lineage that stretches directly back to Sri Adi Shankaracharya, the 36th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji anointed His successor. In a traditional ceremony, the Jagadguru initiated Brahmachari Sri Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasada Sharma into Sannyasa and bestowed upon him the Yoga Patta (monastic name) of Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati. More information in the Press Release below.

The Official Press Release:

Ceremonies related to the Shishya Sweekara of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peethadhipati, Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji commenced at Sringeri on 22nd January 2015.

At 8 am, the successor-designate, Brahmachari Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasada Sharma first had Darshan of the Jagadguru Mahaswamiji in Guru Nivas, Narasimha Vanam and offered Guru Vandanam. After receiving the Jagadguru’s blessings, the Brahmachari accompanied by Vedic Pundits proceeded to the northern banks of the Tunga and entered the temple of Goddess Sharadamba. Inside the temple, the Brahmachari participated in the Poornahuti of the Mahaganapati Homa held near the Shakti Ganapati shrine. He then had Darshan of Goddess Sharadamba. CEO & Administrator of the Peetham, Dr. V R Gowrishankar and senior devotees then accompanied the Brahmachari for Darshan at the temples of Sri Adi Shankaracharya, Sri Torana Ganapati, Sri Kodanda Rama
Swami, Malayala Brahma, Sri Sureshwaracharya, Sri Vageeshwari Vidyaranya, Sri Vriddha Narasimha Bharati Samadhi, Sri Janardana Swami (along with Sri Anjaneya and Sri Garuda), Sri Vidyashankara, Sri Balasubrahmanya Swamy and Sri Sakshi Ganapati (inside the Yagashala). He then returned to Narasimha Vanam and had Darshan at the Adhishtanam shrines of the 33rd Acharya, Jagadguru Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji; the 34th Acharya, Jagadguru Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji and the 35th Acharya, Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji.

The Brahamchari then performed Krichraacharana where he made offerings of Vastra, Hiranya, Dhaanya and Aajyam. The Brahmachari then performed the Ashta-Shraadha ceremony. Tis ceremony is performed to free oneself of the three debts towards the Devas, Rishis and Pitrus. As part of the ceremony, the Brahmachari made offerings to 18 Vaidika Brahmanas and sought their blessings. Te Brahmachari will spend the day in Upavaasa (fasting) and Jagarane (staying awake all night performing Japa and Parayana).

On 23rd January 2015, the Brahmachari will perform the Purusha Sookta Homa and Virajaa Homa early in the morning and then receive the Sannyasa Deeksha from Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji on the banks of the river Tunga. Devotees from all over the world have been pouring into Sringeri to witness this historic event.

Year Gone! Year Ahead!

January 1, 2015

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