Posts Tagged ‘Rambling with Bellur’

11 years on RwB. 5 years on FB – Thank you!

June 8, 2017

Sincere thanks to all readers for taking time out to visit and comment on RwB and here on FB wall. Both spaces are nothing without your active participation, encouragement and support.

With much gratitude and appreciation
Best wishes
Ramakrishna Bellur Shivaram

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‘Melnudi’ newsletter by Melbourne Kannada Sangha

July 30, 2013

July 2013 Melnudi

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This months’s Melnudi has a story on ‘Aksharagalalli Alankara‘ (designed by yours truly). Thanks to Amrutha Nandi for this wonderful article (Muktabalaga members will know her as ‘Ammu’).

About Melnudi – the Kannada voice of Melbourne is the monthly newsletter circulated by the Melbourne Kannada Sangha to all its members. Melnudi is written by various members/non-members across Melbourne. Melnudi is composed of articles like short stories, episodes which are written across few months, nagehani (comedy corner) and the latest news/events in Melbourne. We also have the latest shows/kannada movies being screened in melbourne, and their details. Melnudi at the moment is being published by Mr Yuvraj Hiriyur, a volunteer of Kannada Sangha, who dedicates some time every month to compile all articles and publish them on time.
All articles published in Melnudi are a result of voluntary work done by kannada writers across Melbourne. As a kannadiga, if you are interested in writing some article of interest, we would be happy to publish it in our next edition of Melnudi. So feel free to send in your articles/news/ideas to reach out to other kannadigas here.

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‘Rambling with Bellur’ turns 7!

June 7, 2013

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Design: RK / RwB

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200 not out!

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24 Lakh Classic Hits on Rambling with Bellur!

December 31, 2012

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Thank You for Commenting!

June 4, 2012

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Related Post: ‘Rambling with Bellur’ turns 6!

Dear Friends,

On the occasion of  Rambling with Bellur’s 6th birthday, I take this opportunity to dedicate this post to You!

Sincere and humble thanks to all readers for taking time out to visit and comment here, and guest writers for contributing high quality articles covering some of the best topics around with all of us. I also thank my friends who have shared lovely photographs and cartoons published in RwB.

This blog is nothing without your active participation, encouragement and support.

With much gratitude and appreciation

Best wishes
Bellur Ramakrishna

‘Rambling with Bellur’ turns 6!

June 2, 2012


Design: RK / RwB

Dear Friends,

RwB turned 6 on May 31st. And I have just one word to say to you on this occasion – THANKS!

Sharing the below links where I have elaborately said THANK YOU on reaching various milestones!

On this occasion, Let me know what comes to your mind when you hear the words – Rambling with Bellur.

Waiting to hear from you!

Take Care.

‘Rambling with Bellur’ turns 5!

400 Posts, 2 Lakh Hits, and Blog Hiatus

300 not out!

RwB’s First Birthday

200 not out!

Thanksgiving

Celebrating the 100th Blog Post

What does blogging mean to me?

Hello once again

‘Rambling with Bellur’ turns 5!

May 31, 2011


Celebrating the Quinquennial anniversary!
Design: RK

When I was first told “People would like to read your experiences, why don’t you start a blog?”, I didn’t really take it seriously. I kept reading various blogs (I still do). I really like the way some of the bloggers share their thoughts in such fantastic style. You can really feel the flow in their thoughts.


RwB at Blogspot: The first post

One cloudy morning, when RwB found yours truly here in the blogosphere five years ago, it was just a casual ‘Hi!’ from both of us, and nothing more. But after I shifted from blogspot to WordPress (thanks to Sanjay), I  felt nice coming here and rambling around the place. I have enjoyed writing and designing at RwB. Being a fan of quizzes, I have enjoyed putting up a few, and have always looked forward to your answers! And it feels nice that all of you have appreciated the cartoons and collages here. On rare occasions, RwB designs got featured in some newspaper articles and French textbook. RwB has not only introduced me to a wide range of people, it has helped me get a good career break too!


Blogging is a bane


A recent collage

Feels great to know that there are readers here who look forward to a post related to specific festivals, birthdays, topics, ads, songs or some information! When I posted the 69th Rama Navami Music Festival schedule, by Sri Rama Seva Mandali on March 14 2007, little did I know it would become the beginning of an annual affair, just like the Music fest itself! Every year, by November, RwB starts getting comments asking when I would be posting the next year’s schedule!

For a few days in between, I felt like a Senior Rehab Expert when some readers asked me serious questions about a peculiar disease called Blog Addiction! Some asked me deeper questions when I posted possible cures for Blog addiction!

I am overwhelmed by the response these posts have received:

 

Digging into some of the ‘gilky’ designs (above), I’ve done over the years to celebrate a milestone here at RwB, brought a smile today!

A few months after I took a hiatus in 2007, I got a letter from an avid reader of RwB. I felt humbled reading it and published it as a separate post ‘coz the reader had told me that I had become lazy. Mr.Rangachary, thanks for that strong letter!

Today, everyone has got totally hooked onto FB and Twitter. Top brands are smart enough to join existing social networking sites (like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or LinkedIn) as they feel building their own might not get in as many footfalls (or finger falls!)! Also, joining one makes it possible to engage in community conversation on (more or less) equal footing. I feel these popular social networking sites are like very popular malls people love to visit. And stay there.

After the FB-Tweet revolution, blogging looks an old man’s pastime! People feel it strenuous to read anything more than 140 characters. But still it is great to see people come here and leave their feedback. I would like to thank everyone for visiting RwB. This blog is nothing without your active participation, encouragement and support.

Sharing knowledge is so important and it is really heartening that RwB has got excellent contributions by way of articles, Rangoli designs, cartoons and photographs from endearing readers. I have thoroughly enjoyed posting them and reading your insightful and appreciative comments. And thanks to Vasuki for making me write my solitary guest post for his Gaadi Slogans blog.

So here I am, after 5 years, 542 posts and close to 11 lakh classic hits!

With much gratitude and appreciation

Best wishes
Bellur Ramakrishna

SAY NO TO SMOKING. YES TO BLOGGING!

  • Let me know YOUR FAVOURITE POST at RwB.

‘Blog Cartoons’ article in today’s The Indian Express

September 14, 2008


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Dear friends,

Today’s The Indian Express has an article about Visual blogs. Feels great to share the news that yours truly’s blog has been featured in it. A recent cartoon I drew about Nuclear Deal has been published with the article.

Article by Sharon Fernandes. Also featured are Anshul of Brainstuck, Amrit of Shitoons and Saad of Flyyoufools.

Unfortunately, haven’t been able to get the hard copy ofThe Indian Express in Bangalore. We only get The New Indian Express here.

Letter from an erstwhile RwB reader

May 29, 2008

Dear Ramakrishna,

I am P.Rangachary. I am a retired IAS officer from Chennai and i USED to be an avid reader of your blog for a long time. I used to personally know the sadasivams and later on my brother was an employee of The Hindu and we were lucky to attend a few talks R.K.Narayan gave.

I got hooked on to your blog when i was browsing through the net a few years back and carefully tracked how you were writing. I used to silently read it week after week and enjoy it. But, It has been a long since you have put up a posting here. Why? What happened? For those who want to contribute, they can surely open their own blog. This is not a ayappa swamy Hundi or Dharma sathram nor is it rocket science for them to open their blog. It is not difficult.

This blog is ramblings with bellur and it is for you to ramble and people like me who are fans of yours, to read. The others will learn to ramble on their own blogs. They must learn to. It is an old indian adage to say that ‘the curry in the neighbours house is more tastier’. Similarly you are also getting these other outsiders to blog in your blog. Similarly, I used to be an avid reader of your blog till others started seeping in and the quality of writing and everything came down drastically. I was so disappointed that i decided to stop my weekly dosage of RwB. I have come back here after more then a year and i still don’t see you writing that much.

Pardon my ignorance or arrogance, but i think You have become lazy in the excuse of others contributing. Writing is a sadhana that you have taken up. You must stick to it. If you have any friends who are writers, you ask them and they will tell you how much one needs to be dedicated to a work like writing. I remember a great writer once when asked if someone else could write his books, he replied that the same someone else will also ask him if he could sleep with his wife, take over his property and so on and so forth. If you want to read others writing, you can go to their blogs. People like me (who used to be avid readers and fans of your writing) find it very disappointing to see you not writing. So, it is a kind request to you start again. I am sure you have many wonderful topics to write on. I will wait eagerly for the next posting and hopefully it will be from you.

I am not happy that you have got 3 lakh hits. If only you would have written, you would have 10 lakh by now. Let the other fellows go and write their own blogs. I can see that you are yourself encouraging others to write and contribute. It is not bad, but you will agree with me when i say that, the neighbourhood curry tastes nice, but only ONCE IN A WHILE. Overdosage of it can make you forget your own taste or even make you forget the very art of cooking. This is a sincere request from an old retired man. Do not spoil my fun i used to have , of reading this blog, by allowing others.

I hope you will not take me in the wrong sense. I am like a fatherly person to you. I hope to re-start my weekly reading of your blog and hopefully i will see some more of the exciting material i used to read here.

My regards to your family and your children.

Yours Sincerely
Rangachary
Chennai
India