Praveen Shivashankar

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My Fav Musicals from Hollywood

Music – that enchanting and captivating melody that has encompassed every form of art and transformed them within and without.  I cannot conceive of anything around me which isn’t touched by sound – the sound of music. Movies are the one form of medium where the role of music had rendered itself essential even during …

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Jayakka and Govindamma…

“Had I seen those two <bleep> guys, I would have taken my slippers and beaten them black and blue for doing this to you! Since you were a child, I’ve seen you grow in front of my eyes! Look how they’ve hurt you! I curse them! Oh how much badly did you suffer my child!” …

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The Great Indian Nautanki – Part 2

The verdict is finally out for Karnataka.  On the positive side, there is a clear mandate given for a single party which means there won’t be any scope for the multiparty fiasco as well as poaching and horse-trading.  The winners as well as the losers now need to do a lot of soul searching and …

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The Great Indian Nautanki – Part 1

Finally its here! The time for which every democracy waits with bated breathe! When the errors of the previous choices are given a chance to be repeated! When history goes in for a makeover, and comes out just the same – apparently there is no way we can mess with imperfections! And that in short …

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ಅಕ್ಕನ ಕಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ವಗತ…..

ಚಿಲಿಮಿಲಿ ಎಂದೋದುವ ಗಿಳಿಗಳನ್ನು, ಸ್ವರವೆತ್ತಿ ಪಾಡುವ ಕೋಗಿಲೆಗಳನ್ನು, ಎರಗಿ ಬಂದು ಆಡುವ ದುಂಬಿಗಳನ್ನು – “ನೀವು ಕಾಣಿರೇ? ನೀವು ಕಾಣಿರೇ?” ಎಂದು ಬೇಡುತ್ತ, ನಿನ್ನ ಗಂಡನಾದ ಚೆನ್ನಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನನನ್ನು ಅರಸಿ ಹೊರಟವಳು ಅಲ್ಲವೆ ನೀನು? ಎಲ್ಲಿಯ ಉಡುತಡಿ, ಎಲ್ಲಿಯ ಶ್ರೀಶೈಲ!  ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಿಂದ ೫೦೦ ಕಿ.ಮಿ ಕ್ರಮಿಸುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಹದಗೆಟ್ಟ ನಮ್ಮ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಎಲ್ಲಿ? ೮೦೦ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ, ನೀನು ಕ್ರಮಿಸಿದ ಈ ಹಾದಿ ಎಲ್ಲಿ?  ನೀನು ನಿಜವಾಗಿಯೂ ಮಾನವ ಮಾತ್ರಳೇ? ಅಲ್ಲಮನ ಎದುರಿಗೆ, ಅಷ್ಟು ಶರಣರ ಸಮ್ಮುಖದಲ್ಲಿ ದಿಟ್ಟವಾಗಿ ಉತ್ತರಿಸಿ, …

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(Leg)Breaking NEWS…

Right… so the last time I was here, I had promised that there’d be lots of new posts and new sections and what not! I have a growing feeling that it’s becoming the quintessential election manifesto! But not to lose heart, there are infact many posts that are in the draft stage. The problem being …

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