the ritual of throwing chickens !

otturu of Ballari district is one of the  historical place of Karnataka . Bikkimaradi  Durgavva temple is outside the town on the bank of a now-dried Kotturu lake. This temple has no known history. People who worship the Goddess here believe

puddle patterns

I was exploring some locations in the Closepet granite regions of Ramanagar and Magadi and this photo I wanted to share with you to show you how wonderful is nature. I found this small puddle but with some algae but

Kusthi at Kondli fair

We all photographers love Kusthi a lot . Here is one from me as well! I visited Kondli ( Siddapura, KA )  fair this year which happens every five years. I was there during a nice golden hour in the

submerged  graveyard of Sharavathi

Today is the earth day and we are celebrating it . Intellectuals run talk shows, politicians release funds, TVs run countless save earth ads, nature lovers show their  affection towards nature by planting seeds , digital people  blabber about it  all

Sculpture walk at Cubbon Park

I was part of a walk intended to learn about the wooden sculptures installed in Cubbon park last Sunday , April  17th which was organised by VAG Forum . It was nice to meet some good artists from the city


Few days back Kollam in Kerala witnessed a tragedy due to fireworks that killed more than hundred people and wounded many . Last month a fire-walking mishap killed one person and wounded many in Tumkur. Every year people die due

How to make Ugadi long weekend useful!

Long weekend is on! thanks   to the new year festival Ugadi . Many might be wondering  what to do for next three days ! Here is a small list of the things happening around Bangalore a! But I am


ಸುಮಾರು ಐವತ್ತು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ಒಬ್ಬ  ಹುಡುಗ ಮತ್ತೆ ಆತನ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಾಳದ  ಕನಸು  ಶುರು ಆದದ್ದು ಹೀಗಂತೆ ;  ಹಿಂದಿನ ದಿನ ರಾತ್ರಿ ತಾನು ಕಂಡ ಆಟದ (ಯಕ್ಷಗಾನದ) ಗುಂಗಿನಿಂದ  ಹೊರಬರಲಾಗದೆ  ಸಮಯ ಸಿಕ್ಕಾಗಲೆಲ್ಲ ಮನೆಯಿಂದ ದೂರದ ಗುಡ್ಡೆ ಬದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರ ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೂ ಬೀಳದಂತೆ ಕುಣಿಯುವವನು  ಈ  ಹುಡುಗ ; ಶಂಭು ,ಚಿಟ್ಟಾಣಿ , ಜಲವಳ್ಳಿ ಅಥವಾ ಮಹಾಬಲ ಹೆಗಡೆಯವರು  ಮಾಡಿದ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳ  ಅನುಕರಣೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾ   ಗುಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕುಣಿಯುವ  ಈ ಹುಡುಗ ಒಂದು

Talk about ” Portraits of Mother: Introduction ” at The Confluence

Glad to announce that I will be one of the speaker at ” the Confluence” an annual festival from ” Landscape Wizards ”  a Bangalore based group.  I will be showing my long term project ” Portraits of Mother”  at

photo studios at Yellamma fair

Sadananda around 60 years old photographer welcomed me to his makeshift  photo studio openhearted and offered me a place to sit and a glass full of  water to drink. Yellamma fair is one of the biggest fair and it is so

Savadatti Yellamma Fair

I had a preconceived notion  regarding Yellamma fair after going through so many stories, article, documentaries about the Savadatti yellamma fair before saw it myself . This fair is always in news for the Devadasi system , one of the highly controversial religious practice

A sweet complaint !

Yes, I am still here and trying to finish my half written posts. There are so many folk practice posts, chat-with-artist series , so many landscape photography photos.   Everyday I decide to finish in the morning but when I come back

Gokarna Landscape workshop 2016 :photos

Back from an awesome workshop at Gokarna and I must tell you indeed it was a different experience again. We had a full house and very energetic people . Though weather  was not as good as the previous workshop but

Karnataka FOLK( ಜನಪದ) events Calendar

This calendar is an effort to post  folk  events happening throughout Karnataka. Every effort will be put to keep this calendar accurate but the events are always subjected to change due to various factors ( eg:  weather, sudden death, political

The temple at Devimane Ghat

here is a temple ( ಶ್ರೀ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಪಾಲೇಶ್ವರ Shri Kshetrapaleshwara : means  god Shiva who protect the surrounding area  )  at the start of Devimane ghat  of Sirsi to Kumta road where the vehicles offer a small donation  to the god

Pallakki Dance (ಪಲ್ಲಕ್ಕಿ ಕುಣಿತ )

  Pallakki Dance , where god’s idol is decorated with cloths and flowers carried on head , is seen almost all the small and big fairs around Bangalore , Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajnagar,Hasan,Tumkur . The pallakki weighs around 30-40 KG and

Phandari bhajana Mandali ( ಫಂಡರಿ ಭಜನಾ ಮಂಡಳಿ)

Phandari bhajan mandali near Bettakote, Devanahalli gets very busy when there is no rains in the area. They do a unique bhajan for the whole night for two or three days for the rain god to show mercy . The