Posted by dinesh maneer | 26 03 2016

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...

Posted by dinesh maneer | 22 07 2015

  Shri Chittani Ramachandra Hegde (ಶ್ರೀ ಚಿಟ್ಟಾಣಿ ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ ಹೆಗಡೆ )   Hailed as a  living legend of Yakshagana, Chittani Ramachandra Hegde is the first Yakshagana artist to win the prestigious Padmashri...

Posted by dinesh maneer | 02 05 2015

Everyone from Karnataka is familiar with Yakshagana, a form of folk dance, but do we know how Yakshagana is actually performed? Google the word and you get hundreds of websites...

Posted by dinesh maneer | 28 12 2014

" I am 40 now " Tabla mastero Shri Prithviraj Mishra started telling about an inspiring story from his own life after a mind-blowing solo Tabla performance at Bharatiya Vidya...

Posted by dinesh maneer | 16 12 2014

with the emergence of the second post-independence generation (+/- 30 age group today) of musicians  -- particularly vocalists -- younger audiences are returning to the concert halls. Recording companies confirm...

Posted by dinesh maneer | 10 10 2014

  It is always inspiring and motivating to meet Artists and discuss their life and art. And if they are very elderly, then it is even more interesting as they revive...

Posted by dinesh maneer | 27 08 2014

Believe me , if I am on internet , there was never a day without reading /watching cartoons of this amazingly talented cartoonist Satish Acharya . His cartoons  are something...

Posted by dinesh maneer | 12 05 2014

When I was in Rajsthan  last year one of the sweetest moment was meeting this incredible Photographer  Sir Shivji Joshi. I followed his photos more on facebook than his personality...

Posted by dinesh maneer | 26 02 2014

When reputed cartoonist Sridhar Comaravalli invited me to his house last Sunday I changed my schedule without thinking further. Senior watercolor landscape specialist and multi faceted personality Dr. Vijay Kakde was to...

Posted by dinesh maneer | 18 07 2013

"Baithak"is a traditional style of singing/ playing music in the absense of huge audience or electronic enhancers . "Baithak"s could be gathering of music lovers , or practice sessions  for...