Praveen Shivashankar

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

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  1. A Pain called Indian Passport Office! — 41 comments
  2. Soulful Songs for Soul – Bhaavageete – II — 29 comments
  3. Bhaavageete: Soulful songs for hearfelt emotions – 1 — 28 comments
  4. Bhavani Ashtakam – An Ode to the Universal Mother! — 13 comments
  5. Favorite Kannada poetic numbers in movies! — 10 comments

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The Dilemmas of Leadership: Pt-1

Who is a leader? Since time immemorial, the trait of leadership as an important quality of a successful human being has been studied repeatedly. As times have changed, the qualities that represent who a good leader is have also changed. Some qualities of a great leader have persisted, some have been dropped or sidelined and …

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Spent….

Empty pages strewn on my bedYou robbed me of my words too!Today I am spent, my coffers are emptyThere’s nothing of value I can give! We are strangers again today,Passing by eachother as life moves on,The caravan of our dreams disbanded,They now entertain someone else! Do you think dreams rot too?Moistened by tears, fodder for …

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Timeless Beauties of Silver Screen – 2

A few years ago, I had started to do a throwback series on actresses from Hindi film industry – the key motive being to revisit some of the wonderful songs that have been pictured on them. The first part of this series can be found here. After a long hiatus as I continue to start …

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ಅಲ್ಲಮನನರಸುತ್ತಾ…….

ನೆನೆ ಎಂದರೆ ಏನ ನೆನೆವೆನಯ್ಯ!ಎನ್ನ ಕಾಯವೇ ಕೈಲಾಸವಾಯಿತ್ತುಎನ್ನ ಮನವೇ ಲಿಂಗವಾಯಿತ್ತುನೆನೆವಡೆ ದೇವನುಂಟೆ? ನೋಡುವಡೆ ಭಕ್ತನುಂಟೆ?ಗುಹೇಶ್ವರ ಲಿಂಗ ಲೀಯವಾಯಿತ್ತು! “ಮಾತೆಂಬುದು ಜ್ಯೋತಿರ್ಲಿಂಗ” – ಆ ಮಾತು ಅಲ್ಲಮರದಾದರೆ! ಪ್ರಭುದೇವರ ಮಾತೆಲ್ಲ ವಚನ, ವಚನವೆಲ್ಲ ಮಾತು. ಅದೊಂದು ಭೋರ್ಗರೆವ ಮಳೆ ಸುರಿದಂತೆ. ಭವದ ಬರಬರ ಬಿಸಿಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಝರ್ಝರಿತವಾದ, ಬರಡಾದ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನ ತುಂಬೆಲ್ಲ ಹರಡಿರುವ ಅಜ್ಞಾನದ ಧೂಳನ್ನು ತೊಳೆದು, ’ಶಿವೋಹಂ’ ಎಂಬ ಸುಜ್ಞಾನದ, ಸ್ವಜ್ಞಾನದ ಗಂಗೆಯಾಗಿ ಹರಿದು, ಹಸಿರಾಗಿಸುವ ಅಮೃತವರ್ಷಿಣಿ! ಶಾಲಾ ಪಠ್ಯಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, ಅಲ್ಲಮರ ವಚನಗಳನ್ನು ಕಬ್ಬಿಣದ ಕಡಲೆ ಎಂತಲೇ ವಿವರಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದನ್ನು …

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Keyboarding from Toronto…

Ok! Let’s get to the point right away! I graduated! MBA is now another 3 letters added to the list of qualifications. Montreal is now a beautiful memory – a place I now visit as a former student, a visitor, a lover longing for those mural clad streets, the sunny weekends reverberating with the sound …

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Changes… changes..

Better late than never!! Even as I type the heading for this blog, my body shudders! Quite literally! How often have you wondered about the direction your life is taking? The decisions we make, the paths we choose?! No matter how much we feel and convince ourselves of our preparedness, the unraveling of the events …

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