Monday, February 26, 2018

Kannada paksha : A ray of Hope in karnataka politics

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jayaprakash Narayan Park - JP Park

Jayaprakash Narayan Park (ಜಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ನಾರಾಯಣ್ ಉದ್ಯಾನವನ ) is popularly known as JP Park, located in Bengaluru, (Karnataka).

Around 3 months ago I got an opportunity to visit JP Park. I spent couple of hours inside the park, viewing various parts of the park. It is one of the well established and nicely maintained  parks even compared to already established Lalbagh and Cubbon parks of our Garden city, Bengaluru. There is no doubt about this...

It was opened in 2006. The park was developed by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP)  and is the biggest park in Bengaluru after Lalbagh and Cubbon Park.

The park has three grooves called Pavithra Vana, which will have mini grooves called Nakshatra vana, Rashi Vana and Navagraha Vana. Apparently, each star in the zodiac constellation has a particular plant/tree ascribed to it. This park has plants that subscribe to your sun sign.
Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park is actually located right adjacent to the Yeshwantpur Railway Station. Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park Promoted as the ‘Lal Bagh’ of the North. This park was conceived and constructed with a lot of elaboration. The authorities seem to have left no stone unturned in adding attractive structures and concepts to it. From pretty Gazebos, to a stone park, bamboo garden to life size dolls of farmers, labourers and cattle, all in keeping with Jaya Prakash Narayan’s ideology. There are three entrances and enough parking space is available outside each of these. 

The show up of JP Park is the fresh thought of an acupressure walk region. Walking on this bare-foot for the healing therapy you badly need. Music played mainly along this walk trail to keep the walkers energetic. There is a ‘Honge Garden’ in another corner, which seemed like a tropical forest, with a canopy. It is so dense that hardly any sunlight reaches the ground. In the heart of the park, there is a pond full of Indian Magur fish always fighting for foods thrown by children’s visiting the park. Main attractions in the park are the two water bodies of 15 and nine acres each. The bigger lake has already attracted migratory birds like pond heron, coot hen, little cormorant, moore hen, pelicans etc. You can also find various models of : Dr.Rajkumar on cart, rock garden, playing monkeys, pair of oxen and list goes on........

Timings :

The park timings are 5:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
How to reach :

Jayaprakash Narayan Biodiversity Park is actually located right adjacent to the Yeshwantpura Railway Station.

Or and pass Indian Institute of Science. Turn left onto MS Ramaiah Road towards Jalahalli (Mattikere). Arrive at Mattikere Bus-stop and follow the directions from Mattikere Bus stop below.

From Mattikere Bus stop :
Going towards Gokula / BEL / Jalahalli on MS Ramaiah Road, immediately after passing Mathikere Bus stop, take a left turn onto Mohankumar Road. After around 2 minutes, there is an intersection with a bus stop on the right side of the road. Take a right turn at the intersection onto Srinivas Murthy Road. The Jayaprakash Narayan Park will be on your left.

We can visit the park along with family and friends and spend freely with out any disturbance....

It is a must visit park. So lets get ready to visit whenever we are free for couple of hours...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Madhya Pradesh - A quick visit

Got an opportunity to explore bit of Madhya pradesh in last December 2012.

As I had enough leaves, I was lucky enough to accompany my Dad whose research paper was published in 5th Ayurveda world conference which held in Bhopal.

We left Bengaluru, (Karnataka) by train and reached by Bhopal, capital city of Madhya Pradesh. Attended world conference for couple of days there. Got a chance to meet research scholars from around 40 countries .... UK, US, Europe...along with our own Indian Eminent Physicians in the field of Ayurveda..

Here are couple of photos..

From Bhopal we went to explore and went for sight seeing to near by places : Ujjain , Sanchi , Tropic of cancer , Birla Temple, Bhojpur , Bhojtal  , Manav Sangrahalay and couple of other places. From there we went to Gwalior. Thanks to Sister Nive , we could see known Gwalior fort, Jai Vilas Palace 

Private dining hall of scindhias

Known person of world on a carpet. Rare in India

Sun Temple of Madhya pradesh 

I found literacy rate found to be low in Madhya pradesh. But got to know Hindi which is spoken here is in top class, in whole India. People are financially not so secured. Good to see western culture has not yet affected Madhya pradesh. When I spoke to one of the tourist/student he was telling me : Madhya pradesh is less explored state in India wherein hardly we get any information about tourist places in web.It found to be true. People are here  simple. Helpful.

Hope to visit Madhya Pradesh again some time. Thank you MP for making me such a memorable trip, returned with sweet memories..: -)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mysore Dasara then -now ದಸರಾ(ಮೈಸೂರು) ಅಂದು -ಇಂದು

Ongoing World famous Mysore Dasara (ಮೈಸೂರು ದಸರ) is coming to an end today with known Jamboo savari (ಜಂಬೂ ಸವಾರಿ) .. This is 402nd Dasara Festival in Mysore

" Video of World Famous Jamboo Savari - during Mysore Maharaja  (ಮಹಾರಾಜರ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ) "

In 2011 ( ಕಳೆದ ವರ್ಷ 2011 ರಲ್ಲಿ )
We can get more details (ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಮಾಹಿತಿ) of Mysore Dasrara through

Official Website :

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Bhavageethegalu (ಭಾವಗೀತೆಗಳು)

ಚಿಕ್ಕಂದಿನಿಂದ ನನಗೆ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದಲ್ಲೂ ಒಲವು ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ನನ್ನ ತಾಯಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಓದದಿದ್ದರೂ ದಿನಕ್ಕೊಂದು ಕಾದಂಬರಿ ಓದಿ ಮುಗಿಸುತಿದ್ದರು.! ಕಥೆ, ಕಾದಂಬರಿ, ಹಾಡುಗಳು ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಅಮ್ಮನಿಗ ಪಂಚ ಪ್ರಾಣ.  ತಂದೆ  ವೃತ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ವೈದ್ಯರಾದರೂ ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಜನಪದ ಹಾಡುಗರ ಅಂಥ ಅಮ್ಮ ಆಗಾಗ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿದರು. ನಾನು ಸಣ್ಣವನಿದ್ದಾಗ ಈ TV ನಮ್ಮ ಊರಲ್ಲಿ ಇನ್ನೂ ಕಾಲು ಇಡದೆ ಇದ್ದ ಆ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ , ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ , ನಾಟಕ, ಸಂಗೀತ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳು ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಆಕರ್ಷಿಸಿದವು. ನನ್ನ ತಂದೆ ನನ್ನ ಹುಟ್ಟ ಊರು ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದ  ಆಗಿನ ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಾತ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸಂಘಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಗೀತ, ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಕ್ಕೆ ಕರೆದೊಯುತ್ತಿದರು.

ನಾನು ಬೆಳೆದಂತೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತಯದತ್ತ ಒಲವು ಬೆಳೆಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತ ಬಂದೆ. ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗಾ ಮಣ್ಣೇ  ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ , ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳಿಗೆ, ಕವಿಗಳಿಗೆ, ಕಲಾವಿದರಿಗೆ  ಹೇಳಿ ಮಾಡಿಸಿದಂತೆ ಇದೆ.  

ನನ್ನ ಕೆಲವು ಹವ್ಯಾಸಗಳಲ್ಲಿ  ಒಂದಾದ ಬರವಣಿಗೆಯ ಜೊತೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ಹಾಡುಗಳನ್ನು ಕೇಳುವ ಚಟ ಬಹಳ ಹಿಂದಿನಿಂದ ಇದೆ .

ಭಾವಗೀತೆ  ( ಈ ಪ್ರಕಾರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ  ಒಂದು. ನನ್ನ ಫೇವರಿಟ್ ಅನ್ನುವ ಕೆಲವು ಭಾವಗೀತೆಗಳು ಈ ಕೆಳಕಂಡಂತೆ  ಇವೆ. But list never ends.........: 

ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಣ್ಣಿಗೆ, ಸಾಹಿತಿಗಳಿಗೆ , ಕಲಾವಿದರಿಗೆ, ಗಾಯಕರಿಗೆ,ಸಂಗೀತಗಾರರಿಗೆ , ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ, ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹ ಕೊಡುವ ಕೊಡುಗೈ ದಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ , ................. ........... ನಮೋ ನಮಃ .  ಕನ್ನಡ ಬೆಳೆಯಲಿ, ಉಳಿಯಲಿ,  ಮೊಳಗಲಿ .. ಜೈ ಕನ್ನಡಾಂಬೆ 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Engineer's day

Today is Engineer's day. 

It is celebrated in India on September 15th.  This day is celebrated in the honor of Sir.M.Vishweshwaraiah (, a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore.

I am happy and proud to be in an Engineer..

Hats to you Sir. We are proud of your achievement and contribution to Karnataka and India as a whole. 

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Saina Nehwal : Shuttle Queen of India

Saina Nehwal (March 17, 1990)  is an Indian badminton player currently ranked 5 in the world by  Badminton World Federation. 

Saina is the first Indian to win a medal in Badminton at the Olympics. 

Saina Nehwal was born in a family to Dr Harvir singh Nehwal and Usha Nehwal in the city of Hisar, Haryana and completed first few years of her schooling from Campus School. Harvir singh initially worked in  CCS HAU and they then had their residence in the University Campus. He later shifted to Hyderabad and so Saina spent her growing years in Hyderabad, India. Her foray into the world of badminton was influenced by her father Dr. Harvir Singh, a scientist at the Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Hyderabad and her mother Usha Nehwal, both of whom were former badminton champions in  Haryana.

She was spotted by PSS Nani Prasad Rao, badminton coach of the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh, at the age of 8 and he convinced her father to allow her to pursue a career in badminton. And Mr.Harvir Singh backed his daughter's dreams. 

Saina first caught India's attention in 2006, when she became the first Indian to win the Philippines Open despite going into the tournament as the 84th seed. Many top-seeded players lay vanquished in her wake as she announced her arrival on the international scene.

In 2008, she became the first Indian woman to make it to the quarterfinal of the Olympics in the singles event. That was the 29th edition of the Games in Beijing.

She also made it to the World Super Series semi-final in December 2008.

She made history in 2009 when she won the Indonesian Open, becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament. She repeated that feat in 2010. She also won a gold medal in the woman's singles event at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010, which helped India finish No. 2 in the medals tally.

She is being currently coached by Indonesian champion Atik Jauhari while All England Champion Pullela Gopichand is her mentor. She was previously coached by Dronacharya Award winner S M Arif.

Saina has been honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2009 and Indian Khel Ratna in 2010.

Below are couple of Videos on Saina Nehwal :

Hope Saina will become world number one player in couple of years .. All the best Saina..