Friday, November 27, 2009

Friend's marriage in Mudhol

Attended close friend's wedding in Mudhol. Enjoyed thoroughly.


This is in front of  'Kavi Chakravarthi Ranna memorial Library'.
While in Mudhol to attend my freind's marriage, my love towards books took me here.
Very well maintained, you get an environment to sit and read. They also avail the facility of membership with a nominal fee.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Just tried it on myself.How is it?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

All the King's Men

Have started watching the series of Oscar winner collection(1949-1955)

All The King's Men(1949) is the story of the rise of politician Willie Stark(played by Broderick Crawford) from a rural county seat to the spotlight. Along the way, he loses his initial innocence, and becomes just as corrupt as those who he assaulted before for this characteristic.
Based on the life of Huey Long (1893 - 1935), this is a gripping tale about a populist demagogue in a Southern state during the first third of the 20th century.

The movie has won 3 oscars,for the Best actor in a Leading role, Best actress in a supporting role and Best picture.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fly high

Its fascinating to look at an evening sky with its different shades. These photos confirm that.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Yet again i won an audio CD of Mohandas in the the "Radio Jhankaar Mohandas contest" held on Radio Jhankaar.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My new companion

Yes it is my new companion now, Scooty pep+
(courtesy: my brother and sis-in-law)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wintry morning

Photographed while in hometown, all in and around my house. Had a nice experience with winter on its start.Could feel dew drops,cool breeze,see the early birds while on morning walk on terrace. Probably this is what is called enjoying nature...

Can u spot the bird?


Sunday, November 1, 2009

History of Karnataka

In ancient times, Karnataka was called Karunadu, literally meaning elevated land.

The Early Karnataka

The evidence of Maurayan dynasty in Karnataka is the Ashoka's rock edicts found in the state. The great Chandragupta Maurya ruled the state and adopted Jainism at Shravanabelagola. After him many other dynasties like the Chalukyas, the Hoysalas and the Vijayanagars ruled it. These dynasties added value to the cultural and spiritual value of the state.

At Aihole in Karanataka, the Chalukyas constructed the early Hindu temples in India. These temples are regarded as the architectural wonders. Similarly, the Hoysala's who ruled from the 11th to the 13th century, built more than 150 temples having excellent architecture.

Karnataka Under Vijayanagar Empire

The most celebrated dynasty that ruled Karnataka is the Vijayanagar dynasty. The Vijyanagar kings were the greatest of all medieval Hindu empires and were lovers of fine arts. They have contributed a lot to the culture and traditions of the state. Many foreign visitors who came to this place during this period have described it as one of the most prosperous states.

The Fall of Vijayanagar Empire

The grand Vijayanagar dynasty disintegrated with its capital at Hampi after the attack of the Deccan Sultan in 1565 A.D. Therefore, Bijapur was established as the capital and many monuments were build around the city. It was ruled by the Bahmani Shahis and the Adilshahis, who have contributed a lot to the architecture, art and the spread of Islam in the state.

The Muslim Domination and The British Control

Later, the state was ruled by Hyder Ali and his brave son Tipu Sultan. They were responsible for the expansion of the Mysore kingdom. Tipu was a great scholar and lover of literature. He was a good administrator and offered expensive gifts to the Hindu temples. Tipu Sultan was also known as "Tiger of Karnataka", since he fought bravely with the British and never allowed them to overpower Mysore . He was killed in 1799 A.D. and thus the throne of Mysore went into the hands of Wodeyar's. In the beginning of the 19th century, entire Karnataka came under the control of the British.

Karnataka Post-Independence

After India's Independence, the state of Mysore was governed by the Maharaja of Mysore, who was appointed by Independent India. But later, on November 1, 1973, the integrated state was renamed as Karnataka.