Praveen Shivashankar

Hmmm.. something about myself?!! One of the kind... :)

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  1. A Pain called Indian Passport Office! — 41 comments
  2. Bhaavageete: Soulful songs for hearfelt emotions – 1 — 28 comments
  3. Soulful Songs for Soul – Bhaavageete – II — 27 comments
  4. Bhavani Ashtakam – An Ode to the Universal Mother! — 13 comments
  5. 2 Movies and a Nite!! — 9 comments

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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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And the show’s back!

It’s already been 2 months nearly since I keyed something in here!  Geez! I seem to be losing my touch!  It used to be atleast a couple of months before I would start feeling the gnawing sense of abandoning the web space, but seems like am already on my way to tread the same old …

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The Bridges of Madison County

One of the things am ever grateful for are my wonderful friends who’ve continuously inspired me for many things. One of my dear and close friend gave me the idea to start writing about my favorite movies.  And hence this new series wherein I want to share my thoughts on movies that have left an …

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Sense, Sensitivity & Spirituality

I took a long coveted break about 2 months ago – 10th August to 20th August. 😉 A luxury that it may have seemed at the outset (what with 10 days – 240 gleaming hours at my disposal), seldom do vacations really turn to be ‘personal’ time off for me.  More often than not, it …

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