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Coin designed on Baradwaj Rangan’s 15 years as Reviewer

February 1, 2018

Don’t miss:

Fifteen years, and counting…

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


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!

Google Doodle to Two Karnataka Ratnas: ಕನ್ನಡಪ್ರಿಯ ನಮ್ಮ ಡೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ!

December 29, 2017

ಕನ್ನಡಪ್ರಿಯ ನಮ್ಮ ಡೂಡಲಸಂಗಮದೇವ!

Time machine: New Year

December 28, 2017

Time machine: New Year
Concept & Design: Ramakrishna Bellur Shivaram

Old Year’s adieu

December 27, 2017

Old Year’s message before leaving!

Random Jottings on Facebook – 15

December 18, 2017

Anything that starts with PADMA HASSSS to make NEWS – be it PADMAVATHI, or PADMAN, or PADMA awards, or PADMA itself… (now please don’t pull PADMA Lakshmi into this) 😉


You never know when the transformation happens!


What connects Daari Tappida Maga to Mayura?
(Ans is not abt artistes in both films).

Ans: To capture Prakash and his gang, the code word that CID Raju tells the Police Control Room is: OPERATION PEACOCK andre Mayura!


When People Become Just Numbers!


Every time I see Shivanna’s Mufti poster, I feel he is wearing Ayyappaswami maale.


It matters whether you’re among OTHERS or ADHURS!


Had I seen ‘Mufti’ after the Gujarat election results, maybe this was how I might have heard the punch dialogues.
ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಪ್ರಚಾರದ ಮೂಲ ಎಲೆಕ್ಷನ್.
ಅದರ ಅಂತ್ಯ ಇವಿಎಂ.

ವೋಟಿನ ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿರೋ ಒಬ್ಬ ಕಾಮನ್ ಮ್ಯಾನ್.
ಕಾಮನ್ ಮ್ಯಾನ್ ರೂಪದಲ್ಲಿರೋ ಒಂದು ವೋಟ್.

ಎಲೆಕ್ಷನ್ ಆದ್ಮೇಲೆ ಜಾಗ ನೀಟಾಗಿದೆ ಅಂತ ಅಪಾರ್ಥ ಮಾಡ್ಕೋಬೇಡಿ. ನಮ್ ವಿರೋಧಿಗಳು ಮಾಡೋ ಕೆಟ್ತನಾನ ನಮ್ ಒಳ್ಳೇತನ ಕ್ಲೀನ್ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇರತ್ತೆ.

ಇವ್ನು ಯಾರೊ ನಿಂಗೆ ವೋಟ್ ಹಾಕಿದ್ನಂತೆ.
ಯಾವ್ ಕೈಯಿಂದ ಹಾಕ್ದ ಅಂತ ಕ್ಲಾರಿಟಿ ಇಲ್ದೆ ಹುಡುಗ್ರು ಎರಡ್ ಕೈಗೂ ಇಂಕ್ ಹಾಕಿದಾರೆ.

ನಾನ್ ಸಿ.ಎಂ ಅಲ್ಲ…ಆದ್ರೂ ಸಿ.ಎಮ್ಮೇ ಯೇನೋ ಅನ್ನೊ ಹಾಗೆ ಎಲ್ರಿಗೂ ಅನ್ಸೋ ಥರ ಪಾಠ ಮಾಡೋ ಹಾಗೆ ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಮಾಡ್ತೀನಿ.

ನಾನ್ ಎಲೆಕ್ಷನ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಚಾನ್ಸ್ ಹೊಡೆದ್ರೆ ಇವಿಎಂ ಟಿಂಕರಿಂಗ್ ಆಪ್ಶನ್ನೇ ಇಲ್ಲ…ಡೈರೆಕ್ಟ್ ಗುಜರಾತೆ.

ಎಲೆಕ್ಷನ್ನು, ಪೋಲಿಂಗ್ ಬೂತನ್ನು ಸೃಷ್ಟಿ ಮಾಡತ್ತೆ ಆದ್ರೆ ಸೋತೋರು ಇವಿಎಂ ಅಂತ ನೆಪ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿ ಮಾಡ್ತಾರೆ.

ಎಲೆಕ್ಷನ್ ಇರೋವರ್ಗೇನೆ ಬ್ಯಾನರ್ಗೆ ವ್ಯಾಲ್ಯು.
ವೋಟರ್ ಐಡಿಕಾರ್ಡ್ ಇದ್ರೇನೆ ವೋಟರ್ಗೆ ವ್ಯಾಲ್ಯು.
ಆದ್ರೆ ಇವಿಎಂ ಕಂಡು ಹಿಡ್ದೋನಿಗೆ ಎಲೆಕ್ಷನ್ ಆದ್ಮೇಲೂ ವ್ಯಾಲ್ಯು ಇರತ್ತೆ.

ನಿನ್ ಸೋಲಿನ್ ತೂಕಕ್ಕಿಂತ ನನ್ ಗೆಲ್ವಿನ್ ತೂಕ ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ಅಂತ ನೀನ್ ಅರ್ಥ ಮಾಡ್ಕೋಬೇಕಿತ್ತು…ಇನ್ಮೇಲೆ ಅರ್ಥ ಆದ್ರೂ ಪ್ರಯೋಜ್ನ ಇಲ್ಲ.

ಎಡಕ್ಕೆ ಸುತ್ತ ಸಮುದ್ರ, ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಟಿ…ಅಲ್ಲಿರೋ ಮಾರ್ವಾಡಿಗಳಿಗೆ ೧೦ ಅಂಗಡಿಗಳು. ಅದನ್ನ ಗುಜ್ರಾತ್ ಅಂತ ಕರೀತಾರೆ.
ಸುತ್ತ ಕಟೌಟ್ಸ್. ಮರ ಗಿಡಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ಬ್ಯಾನರ್ ಪೋಸ್ಟರ್ಗಳೇ ತುಂಬಿರೋ ಊರು. ಅಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಅಮ್ಮನಿಗೆ ಒಂದು ತಲೆ ಆದ್ರೂ ಹತ್ತಾರು ಚಪ್ಲಿಗಳು. ಅದನ್ನ ಟಿಎನ್ ಅಂತ ಕರೀತಾರೆ.


ಊಟ ಆದ್ಮೇಲೆ ಚಾ ಕುಡಿಯಕ್ಕೆ ಇಷ್ಟ ಪಡೋರಿಗೆ ಯಾವ ಆಕ್ಟರ್ ಇಷ್ಟ ಆಗತ್ತೆ?


In which film does Dr.Raj say that he has scored a double century?



Satya Harishchandra: Based on a TRUTH story!


After the ramp show in Amdavad, a politician was seen walking behind a model. When asked, he said, ” I am following the Gujarat Model”.


Just as Souls render service to one another, Humour renders laughter to one another. Parasparopagraho Jivanam!


Winter tips by Bhakta Kumbara!


Before getting the Doctorate, Annavru got his Masters. True or False?

Ans: In 1976, he became Dr.Rajanna.
In 1966, he became MA Thammanna!


‘New Texas’ and ‘Sundowners Best’.
In which Rajkumar’s songs are these seen?

Ans. ‘Love me or hate me’ AND ‘Eneno aase’ from Shankar Guru.


He: What is a Start UP?
She: Anything that you begin in Uttar Pradesh I suppose.


In my dream, I was chatting with the Doctor. A moment before I woke up, he said: ಕನ್ಸಲ್tation hours are over. Got to go!


When Ravana forced him, Mareecha gave him an instant idea. ಧಿಡೀರ್ Plan.


Do you know your Nogaraj?


Brand Bengaluru logo that isn’t!


ಎಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ನೆಕ್ಸ್ಟ್ ಟ್ರಿಪ್?


What’s common betw. Kannada book cover and Chandan Shetty? Both’re ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಪರ್ಸ್.


Annavru and Lakshmi in the very 1st instance of a Mannequin Challenge song!

The guy who praises Cinema?
Vivekananda Kondadoraman
God is not a leftist. Coz he has kept our heart in the right place.
If DVG had visited Shaolin temple, he might have written ‘Monk Thimmana Kagga’.
Skipped several website links while proofreading?
Celebrating Kannada Novelist Kuvempu’s 113th Birthday:
The Rasarishi who brought ‘spring’ season to literature!

Thank you

December 15, 2017

Thank you! Feeling blessed!

Damp weather and ‘Jeevana Chaitra’

December 1, 2017