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My first Sanskrit Guru was Sri Kashi Raghavendracharya. Although there were numerous Sanskrit Vidwans in Mulabagal, there was no formal Sanskrit Patashala (School). The three or four schools in town didn’t have any facility to teach Sanskrit. My father had immense enthusiasm and reverence towards Sanskrit. He made repeated applications

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In an earlier episode, while discussing the revival of modern Kannada, we reminisced about Mysore’s GTA, the university graduates’ association. One among the main people driving the association was M L Shreekantesha Gowda. Soon after completing his B.A., B.L., he got a job in the government’s Judicial Department. For a few

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Avadhānam is an ancient art/sport of India. It involves extempore creation of metrical verses on a variety of topics under myriad aesthetic constraints. It is a quintessential representative of that defining trait of all Indian classical arts – spontaneity. “Cittaikāgryam avadhānam,” “Avadhānam is the focusing of the mind” is its

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The Kannada Sahitya Parishad appointed two senior scholars to carry out its work. One was Nanjundashastri of Togere. The other was Nanjundashastri of Kadaba. Both were eminent scholars. Togere Nanjundashastri was appointed upon the recommendation of Mahāmahopādhyāya R Narasimhacharya. Nanjundashastri had worked under Narasimhacharya in the epigraphy department, studying inscriptions. Shastri

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Sri Chandrashekhara Sastri belonged to the Hulusukamme (or Ulucukamme) Brahmana subsect hailing from Srinivasapura. He arrived in Mulabagal as the Headmaster of the Anglo Vernacular School. He earned the respect of all people owing to his character, scholarship, and work ethic. His elder brother Sri Nanjunda Sastri was a renowned Vedic

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ಮಾನವನ ಜೀವವಿಕಾಸದ ಹಾದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆಸ್ವಾದನೆಯ ಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೇರಿದ ಕಲೆಗಳ ಪೈಕಿ ಚಿತ್ರವು ಮೊದಲನೆಯದಾದರೆ, ಶಿಲ್ಪ ಎರಡನೆಯ ಅತಿ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸಾಧ್ಯತೆ. ಆಯಾಯ ಕಾಲದ ಆಸ್ವಾದನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಲೀನವಾಗುವ ಗಾನ, ನಾಟ್ಯಗಳನ್ನೂ ನವನವೋನ್ಮೇಷವಾಗಿ ಸ್ಥಿರೀಕರಿಸಿ, ಎಷ್ಟೋ ಕಲಾವಿಕಾಸಗಳಿಗೆ ಚಾರಿತ್ರಿಕವಾಗಿ ಶಾಶ್ವತತೆಯನ್ನು ದಯಪಾಲಿಸುತ್ತಲೇ, ಭವಿಷ್ಯದ ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಗಾನ-ನಾಟ್ಯಾವರಣದ ವಿಕಾಸಕ್ಕೂ ಉಪಕರಿಸಿವೆ. ಶಿಲ್ಪಗಳಿಗೆ ಮಾನವ ದೇಹಗಳೇ ಪ್ರೇರಣೆ ಎಂಬುದೇನೋ ನಿಜ. ಆದರೆ ಅವು ಯಥಾವತ್ತು ಪ್ರತಿಕೃತಿಗಳಾದರೆ ಚೆಲುವು ಸಾಕ್ಷಾತ್ಕಾರವಾದೀತೇ? ಇನ್ನು ನೃತ್ಯಕ್ಕೋ ಚಲನೆಯೇ ಉಸಿರು. ಆದರೆ ಚಲನಾತೀತವಾದ ನರ್ತನಶಿಲ್ಪಗಳನ್ನು

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M Venkatakrishnaiah, M S Puttanna, C Subbarao, and other language enthusiasts in Mysore decided to publish a monthly magazine called Hitabodhini. They decided it would have topics and discussions useful to the general readers that would encompass literature, science, history, and social welfare. After having finalized the size and the

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Once, a Department of Health employee visited Dr. Gundanna’s clinic and explained his brother’s illness. Gundanna patiently heard his description and then turned towards the elder brother; staring at him through his spectacles he asked: “What’s wrong with you?” He said, “I never get hungry!” “What’s your diet?” “Nothing.” Dr. Gundanna said, “Isn’t it

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