Sunday, November 21, 2010

Visit to Bangalore book festival 2010

I got an opportunity to visit to "Bangalore Book festival 2010"(ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಪುಸ್ತಕೋತ್ಸವ ೨೦೧೦)  on last saturday i.e.13th Nov.It is being held in Bangalore Palace grounds.

This is one of the third largest Book festival in India. Other two are of Delhi and Kolkata.

I went simply to have a look & had no intention of buying books as I went out from my home as I had some other works..Compared to last year this year entrance itself was not good..I had to ask couple of people to find out the entrance itself althought its a largest book fair in Karnataka.

But as we know "Taste of Coffe is more important than a glass"..i.e. ಸತ್ವ ಮುಖ್ಯ, ಹೊರನೋಟ ಅಲ್ಲ .
I  could not complete to view all stalls itself..For Kannada itself there were more than 100 stalls were there.Imagine how many stalls might have been set up for different languages. Entrance fee was Rs20.For students it was free..!

I met one of my old friend who was working as a branch manager in one of the public sector bank, who is now serving in one of the organization after VRS. He took me to lunch..We recalled our olden days, about  other old colleagues who were working with us & discussed various topics.He made an interesting point: In European countries News papers are under threat as most of them are reading news on Mobile screen itself.

One thing was clear : ಪುಸ್ತಕಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾವಿಲ್ಲ , Books never die.

When I came out I had purchased more than 10 books to my surprise.

Bangalore Book festival will close its curtains at 8PM today for this year. See you next year, Bangalore book festival :-)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Children’s day ಮಕ್ಕಳ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ

Children’s day (ಮಕ್ಕಳ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ ) is special day for the children. Universally, Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November, every year.

But in India it is celebrated on 14th November, because the date marks the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and independent India’s first Prime Minister – Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru.

As a tribute to Nehru and his love for children, Children’s Day is celebrated on his birth date.

This day reminds to each and every one of us, to renew our commitment to the welfare of children and teach them to live by their Chacha Nehru’s quality and dream.

Trying to collect my memories  when studying in Shisuvihara (at that time there was no LKG or UKG), and added couple of my old photos when I was a Kid .....

Thought of Sharing my Son Sujay's updates as he is kid..

Hats off & salute the kids the living gods as none of us have seen God live .On this memborable day of Childrens day (ಮಕ್ಕಳ ದಿನಾಚರಣೆ )which is being celebrated in India tomorrow .i.e.November 14th..