Archive for the 'People' Category

Kaapi Nirvana

July 31, 2019

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by Ramki Bellur

they believed that
a lot can happen over coffee

inside and outside the CCD
everyone will now realise
Devil’s Own can give
something that is not Perfect
an Eye-Opener Espresso
with a cup of Dark Frappe
Intensify With Sea Buckthorn
in an Inverted Cappuccino
as the Kaapi Nirvana
serves a hot Wakecup call

fate took him
as there are a few
Rush Hour Deals That Cannot Be Missed

when the Coffee Maker
loses the Zest and
runs out from the hangout
into the Dark Forest yield
it means
something unnatural is brewing

when the rich and aromatic life
is stifled out with a Charge like this
it is taxing and not an instant coffee

when HE handpicks us and
sends us here
we are bound to be roasted and ground
and for best results HE uses a Plunger to brew us

you need to be the strong coffee
with an extra dose of chicory
to jump start every morning
You need to have the great gift
to get your friends out of their beds.

but who imagined he would jump
and get us out of our beds with this ?
and that he would plunge out of the brew
into the eye of the river?


The very first MAC

July 9, 2019

Trivia: Macmohan, popular for his role as ‘Samba’ in Sholay, was born on 24 April 1938, Karachi, Pakistan. He shares his birthday with Dr.Rajkumar and Sachin Tendulkar.


July 3, 2019

ರಚನೆ: ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ ಬೆಳ್ಳೂರು

ಮರಗಳ ಸಾಲು ನೆನಪಿಸುವುದು
ಸಾಲು ಮರದ ತಿಮ್ಮಕ್ಕನನ್ನು
ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಬೇಕು ನಾವು ಆಕೆಗೆ ನಮನ
ಮರಗಳ ಸಾಲನ್ನು ನೆಟ್ಟಿ ಬೆಳೆಸುವುದರತ್ತ ಗಮನ
ಹೆತ್ತ ಜನನಿ ಜನಕರ ಹಾಗೆ ಪೋಷಿಸುವುದು ಮರಗಳು
ಕೊಟ್ಟಿ ನಮಗೆ ಆಮ್ಲಜನಕ
ತಿಮ್ಮಕ್ಕ ನಡೆದ ಹಾದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯಲು
ಇರಬೇಕು ನಮಗೆ ತವಕ
ಎಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲೂ ಹಸಿರು ಪಸರಿಸಿದ ತಿಮ್ಮಕ್ಕ
ಅಲ್ಲವೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಮನೆ ಕರುನಾಡಿನ ಹಿರಿಯಕ್ಕ!

Tribute to CRAZY MOHAN

June 10, 2019


Front Pages of Today’s newspapers (May 24, 2019) – Namo Namaha Again!

May 24, 2019



Rahul hugs Modi: Pappu ki Jaadu ki Jhappi

July 20, 2018

Extremely Goody Baddy

March 24, 2018

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Don’t miss:

Fifteen years, and counting…

Coin designed on Baradwaj Rangan’s 15 years as Reviewer

Also read:

Pongalo Pongal! Rangano Rangan!

The World of Baradwaj Rangan

Our Film Companion is Baradwaj Rangan

The inimitable Baradwaj Rangan

Baradwaj Rangan, a writer par excellence


March 5, 2018

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Pongalo Pongal! Rangano Rangan!

January 14, 2018

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Literary Harvest
by Ramki Bellur

With his Kwik Gun and Wrong ‘un
Literary farmer Baradwaj Rangan
is here with his new harvest
his Reviews are top draw, always the best.

To relish the word’s worth see no further than Baddy
His interviews are as green as paddy
Just as the earth waits for the clouds to drop down as rain
We await BR’s books, which is as sweet as sugarcane.

We are awaiting a bounty from this wordsmith
who busts several well known film’s myth
Ask BR for a Bitty Rumination
Who are his fans? We the nation.

Similar to Pongal, we wait for Brangan
to spread warmth and illuminationwith his writing
He adds passion of Rice with literary milk and humour jaggery
A visit to BR’s blog helps us forget life’s vagary

Pongalo Pongal!
Rangano Rangan!