Sunday, February 16, 2020

Rangayana Bahurupi 2020, Mysore, Inauguration, Shadanbagi Eshei - Manipuri drama

The first day it was very crowded as expected. It was also very noisy.
We couldn't even go to take a look at the stalls.
We had some snacks as I was feeling hungry, girmit and mirchi bhajji. Girmit was bland and disappointing. Give me churmuri and bhel any day. Mirchi bhajji was ok.

Hubby went to take a look at the inauguration function. Actor Anant Nag was inaugurating. I could hear the speeches from where I was sitting.

The Manipuri drama was supposed to start at 7.30. But, it started late. They let us in the theater 15 minutes late and then again made us wait more. The spectators got restless and started protesting, demanding the reason for the delay.

It turned out that the inaugural function was still going on and the organizers wanted to wait till it was over.

After some more delay and some shouting from the spectators, the drama started.

Rangayana Bahurupi 2020, Mysore

Rangayana bahurupi started on 14-2-2020 and will go on till 19-2-2020.
We went to Rangayana on 12th and booked drama tickets of each day. We are planning to watch total six dramas in six days.

For many years we have been watching bahurupi dramas. But last year, we were able to watch only a couple of dramas as we were unable to go for some reason.

So this year, we decided to watch as many as possible.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Yesterday we attended the Articulate festival - 36, at Gaanabharati, Veene Sheshanna Bhavan, Mysore.

We have been attending these programs regularly since a few months. Yesterday, it was all the male dancers with their Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odisi performances.

It is a pleasure to listen and watch Mr. Nagaraj when he introduces the artists and their performances.

Monday, May 06, 2019

The new house built after demolishing the old one

We recently shifted to a new house. We bought a site which had a 20 year old house on it. The construction was very good but the design wasn't to our requirements.

The bedrooms were too small. The bathrooms were too big. One bathroom had a bath tub. We do not use bathtubs at all. Never.

We tried to see if we could renovate the existing house. Even after consulting some architects, friends to see if it were possible to do some changes we found that it couldn't be done. So we decided to demolish the house and construct a new one.

It took about a year but it is finally done. And we shifted after doing the house warming ceremony.

We have some additional space now. We already have enough furniture for the ground floor rooms. We will need to get some furniture for the upper floor rooms.

I am happy that I will have some gardening space too.

We already have a few grown trees. Mango, guava, pomegranate, coffee beans etc. We retained all those as we did not want to cut them down.

I would love to have a kitchen garden. I am also going to do some home composting with my kitchen waste.

Let me see how things go!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

On 6th April we attended a dance program by Dr. Sanjay Shantaram. It was presented at  the Prasanna Parvati Kalyana Mantapa, VV Mohalla Mysore. The program was organized by Sri Rama Seva Mandali charitable trust during the Ramanavami celebrations.

The dance troupe was very good.

Chora Chandrahasa

Chora Chandrahasa is a Kannada language play by Natana, Mysore.

Today, the first day of Dasara festival, Natana presented the play directed by the Natana founder, Mandya Ramesh.
The play was good. In between, I felt that it dragged a bit. But overall it was entertaing.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Finally we bought a house. I am ok with that 20 year old house as it is  but the others are not. It is true that the design is not perfect. But I feel it is good. The construction is very good.

We  tried to see if we can renovate it, but looks like that is not possible. We will need to make lot of compromises to get what we want. 

Anyways, after a lot of deliberations we decided to demolish the old house and build according to our design. Now the architects are working according to our suggestions and then the work will start.

we are not in a hurry as I am not planning to shift till next May, till A's exam is over.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coming back here after a long time. I keep writing in my mind all the time and then there is no need to come and write here. today I returned here because got an email from google about updating blogs. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered.

I am kind of taking things easy now. Decided not to feel guilty about not doing things and feeling relaxed. I think I should have done that earlier too.

In January, I went on a tour to Orissa. It was very enjoyable.  

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

If I own my house.

I love the house I live in. It is a rented house and we have been staying here for about 18 years. It is spacious enough for us. The only small room is the kitchen and it is old fashioned too. I wish the kitchen was bigger and modern. Other than that I have no problems with this house.

The other day, i was walking on the terrace and i thought, may be the owner would agree to sell this upper portion to us. then we could make the changes that we like. i am not sure the owner would do that. but no harm in dreaming, isn't' it?