Saturday, March 15, 2008

I have moved my blog from here to here. I have a new domain name,, set up a wordpress blog, and will blog there from now.

I have had this blog from 2003, for about 5 years now. though the posts were infrequent bursts of mostly nonsense, i have had a lot of readers, and lot of friends. thanks, guys !

Actually i moved to the new site some time back, and this is a very late post.

welcome to

see you there.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

jaanapada jaathre

the folklore festival of karnataka tourism

A nice initiative. Jaanapada jaathre is performed at an open air stage at Lalbagh. Different culutal groups from parts of Karnataka present their traditional folk art forms to a mesmerised audience.

I could recognise only Karaga and Dollu kunitha, there where many which i couldnt identify, sadly the compereing was only in kannada.

These traditional art forms are rich in color, rhythm, and abundant with the unpolluted symbols of raw village/forest life. Maybe they are not as sophisticated as yakshagana, but the tribal beats and the pace of the movements are so simple and foot-tapping.

Comparing these art forms with the traditional art forms of kerala would either be foolish or a topic for a doctorate thesis. Here the woman take up the lead, and they are as loud and fierce as males. In most of the dances, females were the main lead artistes while men mostly resorted to the backgound score or to the sidelines.

For the city dwellers of bangalore, who see the world only through their balcony windows, or through the 21 inch rectangle shaped hole in ur drawing room, this is a nice opportunity to admire the heritage of the land.

Jaanapada Jaathre is arranged on saturday and sunday of every second week, I saw it last week, so the next edition will be on march 10-11, 6 pm to 8 pm. Entry is free. Lookout in the newspapers for the listing of the events.

Tip: The stage is near the Kempagowda tower in lalbagh, entry through KH road. Please go early, by 6 it will be really crowded. Secret Tip: If you have a 'big' camera and can sport a serious look- just walk confidently right upto the stage. Chances are no one will stop you.

So what are you doing this weekend ?

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

My Visual DNA

Sunday, January 28, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

the most terrifying movie you will ever see.

Watch the DVD, for more. Please do.

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Friday, January 26, 2007


Friday, December 08, 2006 and other things


The gap between my blog posts are increasing. Maybe I am working too much or I am getting lazy or I dont have anything worthwhile to say. Any of those- dont know which.

Many things happened after my last blogpost. happened. leaving a few lasting impressions. I didnt do anything much, I just hanged around, talked a lot, experimented with my camera, consumed lots of biriyani and icecream, and yea, i made a few purple colored things.

Many of them asked me why purple ? of all the colors ?
Simple, everytime you ask me that, it just proves that the purpose behind using a rarely used color like purple worked- catch attention. As they say, there are no good ads or bad ads, only the effective and ineffective ones.

If you want other reasons, here you go: Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. [source]

Apart from all these, in my present mood, I like that color.

Oh, I just found out, this. Interesting !

After, a hurried trip to Kochi and back. Piles of work at office. Do others work faster when I am out of office ? :)

I have uploaded a few pictures of here. A few came out dark, the ones that i took before i fugured out how to change the ISO/ASA.

Here are a few more color resources:

Friday, November 10, 2006

Bangalore is Bengalooru

Bangalore is Bengalooru.
Mysore will be Mysooru.
Mangalore will be Mangalooru.
Hubli will be Hubballi.
Shimoga will be Shivamogga.
Belgaum will be Belagaavi.
Hospet will be Hosapete.

though we still to have the same problems, but hey, atleast we have a new name !

Would any one be interested in renaming the anglicized names inside the bengalooru city as well ?
Okay, lets start with Cox town and Dickenson Road.