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    August 31st, 2014adminArts, Culture & Entertainment
    Through powerful staccatos and crescendos. / The Hindu

    Through powerful staccatos and crescendos. / The Hindu

    Old and new favourites were rendered pitch perfectly at The Bangalore Choir Festival.

    A choir performing in the city may be a regular sight. But having various choirs coming together and singing as one is something else. The Bangalore Choir Festival, held recently in Goodwill School campus, did just that. Presenting an evening of choral and orchestral music featuring an augmented choir from seven churches, the festival was a musical extravaganza. Pavanasar Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Church, Memorial Church, Jesus the Saviour Church, Wesley Tamil Church (Haines Road), Wesley Tamil Church (Ashok Nagar) and Holy Trinity Church formed the set list.

    Projected under the theme ‘We Are One’, the festival’s concept was an attempt to unite churches across denominational divides through music.

    After the National Anthem to which the crowd diligently stood in attention, an octet of singers from the main choir stepped forward to render a beautiful accapella version of the famous Caribbean reggae song ‘By The Rivers of Babylon’, which was popularised by the pop group Boney M.

    With an eight-member violin group on one side, a band on the other and the choir taking centre-stage, they did a frenzied musical rendition of the popular Chris Tomlin song ‘Indescribable’. Conducted by Jeremiah Joseph, the choir sang through powerful staccatos and crescendos.

    Conductor Timothy Thomas took over for a softer and more melodic ‘Why Should The Father Love Us?’ by the legendary Gospel band Petra that flowed with amazing clarity by the vocals and flamboyant tonalities of the star-studded violin ensemble.

    Not leaving the other languages behind, the choir rendered mellifluous compositions by regional composers, much to the delight of the multi-lingual audience. The regional songs comprised a few original compositions as well as familiar choral hymns.

    A crowd favourite was the gothic Gregorian chant-based composition ‘Let The Veil Down’, sung in perfect synch with the track and polished off with a moving flourish by the dynamic choir. The ancient hymn ‘Count Your Blessings’, recreated in their own arrangement was a foot-tapping lively composition that had the audience cheering for more.

    Accompanied by two classical dance sequences, the festival moved into second half with the country swing song ‘I’m Gonna Let The Glory Roll’ before finishing with the title song, The Lion King’s anthemic ‘We Are One’. For cheers of encore, the choir went on to do another orchestral-led arrangement of the song ‘He’s Turned My Mourning Into Dancing’.

    Talking about the project, Jeremiah Joseph, said it was quite a task to bring different choirs together. “We needed to harmonise their minds before we could harmonise their voices. It was a wonderful experience to score the accompaniment for the songs as the choir was accompanied by some of the stellar musicians in the city like Geoffrey Martin, Reuben James and Noel Gerrard. It was fantastic to have Peter Appaji who led the eight-member string orchestra and a band of young musicians who set the stage ablaze. The task was achieved towards the end and hopefully this will grow bigger and we’ll have more churches across denominations uniting to make music together.”

    Philip Devadass, BCF’s general secretary and co-founder, says it began as a vision to unite churches through music. “The choral scene in Bangalore is a big movement and each choir has its own niche performance and following but none of them have really come together to perform as one. That is what inspired us to bring various choirs together. Through this initiative, we hope to have greater collaborations and support various other projects as well. It’s the beginning of greater things to come.”

    source: / The Hindu / Home> Features> Friday Review> Music / by Allan Moses Rodricks / August 27th, 2014

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    Peace-loving Bangaloreans even planted bombs, burnt police stations and post-offices and threw stones at the men in Khaki. When Britons used cavalry, Bangaloreans strewed ragi (millet) on the roads to make the horses trip.

    Bangalore City has geared up to celebrate 60th Independence Day. Sale of the Tricolour was brisk. Manekshaw parade ground will witness a colourful march-past and cultural show by various contingents and schoolchildren. Politicians will unfurl the Indian flag, while busy bees have a holiday this week.

    On this occasion, Deccan Herald dug into the past to explore the role played by the city in the freedom movement. Getting the information was a tough task. However, H Sreenivasaiah, a freedom fighter, who is a ready reckoner when it comes to giving the history of the freedom struggle, offered a lot of details to this paper.

    It is amusing to imagine the ‘cosmo city’ in swadeshi mode, when khadi was the dress code (unofficial) and Vande Mataram was the hit song. Peace-loving Bangaloreans even planted bombs, burnt police stations and post-offices and threw stones at the men in Khaki. When Britons used cavalry, Bangaloreans strewed ragi (millet) on the roads to make the horses trip.

    Some freedom fighters brought out underground newspapers. Interestingly, the newspaper was typed at a Commerce Institute that was right above the police station in Malleswaram and the police, unknowingly, guarded the publication office. Students used to drop the newspapers in houses after 11 pm to ensure that they were not caught by the police. Law provided for three years’ rigorous imprisonment if caught for the offence, says Sreenivasaiah, who brought out underground newspapers.

    Some students, who worked in government offices as temporary clerks, stole rubber stamps from the offices to dispatch the newspaper to government offices. 
    The freedom fighters also had their own underground radio station in a village near Kengeri. Some engineers, who worked at Government radio stations, had helped to set it up and operate. Mahatma Gandhi’s call for non co-operation in 1920 had received good response. Schools and factories started by British were closed.
    Mr Sreenivasaiah, who is also Chairman of Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi, recalled that National college, Basavanagudi, was started as a swadeshi college.

    During Quit India Movement (1942), when most of the senior leaders were put behind the bars, students held the reins. Bangalore was no exception. Students and labourers held rallies, processions and public meetings.
    Chikkalalbagh (Tulsi Tota), Bannappa Park, Malleswaram Grounds and a school compound in Ulsoor were the usual meeting places for the young feedom fighters, recalls C N Narasimhaiah, another freedom fighter.

    K Hanumanthaiah, H S Doreswamy, Vasanthaiah, Kunthala, K S Krishna Iyer and many more came forward to lead the movement. Students used to gather at Central College (near the Tower) in the presence of the police and used to sing Vande Mataram and other patriotic songs. Today’s Bangalore Education Society (school in Malleswaram) was among the usual places for flag hoisting. There was a tall flag pole at today’s KSRTC Bus Station at Majestic (then Dharmambudi Tank and later Subhashnagar), says N Kasturi Rangan (Neelathahalli Kasturi), a freedom fighter.

    Firings and lathi charges were common scenes during those days. Many went to jail and many sacrificed their lives. The freedom movement gained the momentum in Bangalore after the police firing at Binny Mill, killing four workers in 1926, freedom fighter M Somashekaraiah recalls.

    Many leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Acharya Kriplani, Ashok Mehta and Rajendra Prasad visited Bangalore. Mahatma had come to the city 14 times. In 1934, Mahatma Gandhi was on ‘Harijan Tour’ to mobilise funds. At Malleswaram ladies club, he just touched his ears, nose and hands, when ladies touched his feet. And, in response to it, all the ladies, removed their jewellery and donated them to him. Kumara Park was Gandhi’s prayer meeting venue and today’s Gandhi Bhavan was the place where he used to take a walk. He stayed at Nandi Hills for over two months and at Kumara Krupa Guest House for over a month.

    Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated in a big way in 1942 at Bangalore and unspent Rs 125 was used for setting up Gandhi Sahitya Sangha with 25 books. It has 10,000 books on Gandhian and national literature today, Mr Sreenivasaiah says.

    According to Karnataka State gazetteer, 10 people died in police firings at City post office, Balepet circle and Cottonpet in 1942. Tippaiah (15), Appaiah (16), H R Srinivasan (16), Narayanachar or Narayana Das (35), Subbasing Ramasingh (25), Ponnuswamy (16) and four others died in the incident.

    In another firing, Thimmanna Das died near Mysore Bank Square. According to freedom fighters still alive, there were many more deaths in Bangalore during the freedom struggle. But most of them were not recorded.

    source: / Deccan Herald / Home> City> Detailed Story / Wednesday – August 15th, 2014

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    Being a lead, heading a bunch of people skilfully isn’t an effortless task. Remaining one with such innate qualities that people would want to see the person continue being a head is a thing all the more tough. But a few possess such skills very naturally. One such is Asha Jayakrishnan.

    Ever since she completed her courses in designing, Asha has been associated with just one place for career — The Queen’s School of Fashion, a leading designs institute in city. The lady has been heading the institute as its Principal since 15 years and has been associated with it for 20 years, from the time of its establishment in Mysore in the year 1995.

    Talking of her experience, Asha explains, “I passed out of the JSS Polytechnic Institute as a graduate after which I did advanced fashion designing programme from JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore and upgraded with short term certifications in garment technology and styling from Delhi and Pune Institutes before joining Queens as a faculty in 1995.”

    Ask her how it feels being the head of an institute for years together, she says, “It is a very proud feeling. It feels wonderful to head and nurture many talented budding designers who have reached places today. However, I am thankful to the management of my institute for believing in my capabilities to head the school for so long.

    Like most of the designing students who decide upon taking up designing assignments post studies, Asha too initially started working as a designer under designer Gagan Thalwar of Palmis, Bangalore. However, her intuition always told her that she would make it better as a tutor and thus a few years later she switched over to the academic field.

    Today, she attributes her achievement not just to the encouragement by the management but to her family too. “My family is the reason behind my successful journey in making Queens carve out a unique place for itself in Mysore, which is a great educational hub. Even as I have been heading the school, I have also won many national level design awards in fashion and embroidery which makes me proud. Personally, I take up freelance designing assignments to kindle the designer spirit in me. I also do styling and counselling on how people can illusorily perfect their figure by changing their style since I believe style brings confidence in a person. My future plans involve designing and styling for larger women segment.”

    However, whatever she does, her main focus will always remain Queens School, Asha declares. “I remember it was started in a very small way but has come a long way and made a name for itself now. We have plans to introduce several new programmes including a degree in fashion designing shortly,” she explains.

    About Mysore, as the head of a designing institute in city, Asha says the fashion trends here have been changing unlike earlier. “People were not too open to designing or designers before. In fact, many thought fashion designing is no better a job than tailoring, thus hesitating to let their children pursue it for studies or career. However, now many know the value of it, allow their children to study the subject and they themselves head to designers to get their clothes designed.”

    Queens School has courses of many varieties that can suit the needs of different kinds of people. “Our streamline is fashion but we also offer interior and jewellery designing courses. As some join the school for professional requirements, some wish to take up designing just to design things for themselves, their friends and families. So, we have special courses that can benefit housewives as well as day to day users while some courses are very professional training students to work in both domestic and international market. Not all of them will become professionals but they show extreme happiness that they can design good products for themselves which makes us happy in turn,” says Asha.

    The institute which offers courses certified by National Council for Vocational Training has various kinds of short and long term courses and has been a leading institute since its inception here. “Many of our students own several boutiques in Mysore, have worked for designers across the country, have been associated with some of the best of clothing brand names and many are doing great in the field of interior designing too. And the institute plans to expand soon with many better programmes in offer,” reveals Asha who adds, she will do all the good that she can as a designer and Principal of the school and continues to strive to popularise fashion the right way in the heritage city. —AN

    source: / Star of Mysore / Home> Feature Articles / August 25th,  2014

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    August 29th, 2014adminRecords, All, Sports, World Opinion


    Tennis is a global sport and Mysore has been producing talented tennis players from time to time who have gone on to represent the country in different levels. One such player who has made his mark in the National and International level in the junior boys section is city’s C. Vasisht. A trainee at Davis Cupper Prahalad Srinath’s Tennis Academy, Vasisht won the National Under-18 Boys singles title in the Adidas National Junior Tennis Championships 2014-15, played in Chennai on Saturday. In the finals, Vasisht beat Nitin Kumar Sinha of West Bengal 6-2,3-6,6-1 and won the National title. He also won a grand double by clinching the U-18 Boys Doubles title with Mysore lad S. D. Prajwal Dev. He is our “Star This Week.

    C. Vasisht, a Mysorean, presently trains with Mysorean and Davis cupper Prahalad Srinath. Vasisht is ranked No. 2 in the State in the Under-18 Section and No.19 in the country. Encouraged by his parents, he has been performing well in the National and International circuit. A former trainee at the R . Nagaraj’s Tennis Centre in Mysore, Vasisht is making a steady progress in the junior ranks in the country.

    Vasisht has made all Mysoreans proud with his feat of being crowned as the National Junior Tennis Champion. Vasisht Cherukku of Karnataka, the new National Junior Champion with 6-2,3-6,6-1 triumph and Nitin Kumar Sinha of West Bengal, the runner up, provided the right climax at the Championship.

    Playing three positive sets, both players displayed excellent ground strokes and mobility. Vasisht broke Nitin twice with strong returns and held the serve to lead 4-1. Nitin then served to reduce the lead. But he was no match for Vasisht as the latter wrapped up the set at 6-2.

    In the second set Nitin broke Vasisht in the fifth game to take a decisive lead. He broke his opponent again in the ninth game to win the set 6-3 and level scores.

    In the third set, Vasisht served crisply and returned accurately to run up a 4-0 lead and go on to win the set 6-1 and the title.

    Vasisht also won the boys doubles title pairing with Mysore lad Prajwal Dev. In the doubles final the duo beat Nenwani Anurag and Venkata Gnana Bhaskar 6-2, 6-2.

    Vasisht has represented India in the junior ranks and has been making steady progress in the ITF tournaments in the circuit both in India and abroad. He aims to work hard under the guidance of his coach and with the support of his parents, intends to reach greater heights in this sport in the days to come.

    source: / Star of Mysore / Home> Sports News / August 24th,  2014

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    August 29th, 2014adminSports
     PED of Teresian First Grade College Anthony Moses and athletes are seen receiving the Team Championship title in the women’s section in the Mysore University Inter-Collegiate Cross Country Championships held at GFGC, Hunsur. Others seen are Zilla Panchayat President Dr. Pushpavathi Amarnath, Director of the Department of Physical Education, University of Mysore Dr. C Krishna and others.

    PED of Teresian First Grade College Anthony Moses and athletes are seen receiving the Team Championship title in the women’s section in the Mysore University Inter-Collegiate Cross Country Championships held at GFGC, Hunsur. Others seen are Zilla Panchayat President Dr. Pushpavathi Amarnath, Director of the Department of Physical Education, University of Mysore Dr. C Krishna and others.

    Mysore  :

    C. Navyashree of Teresian First Grade College, Mysore, won the 6 km race for women with a timing of 25.40 minutes while Shyamu of H.D. Devegowda FGC, Paduvalahepe won the Men’s 12 km race with a timing of 43.23 minutes and bagged the top honours in the Mysore University Inter-collegiate cross country championships 2014-15, held at Govt. First Grade College (GFGC) for Women, Hunsur yesterday.

    Teresian First Grade College for Women, Mysore, won the Team Championship for women with 14 points while Government FGC, KR Pet won the Team Championships in the Men’s section with 113 points.

    Results: Men: 12km: 1. Shyamu (HD Devegowda FGC, Paduvalahepe, 42.23 mnts); 2. C. S. Keerthiraj (H D Devegowda FGC); 3. S. Srihari (Govt. Science College, Hassan); 4. Shivakumara (PGSC, Mysore); 5. B. T. Prasanna (GFGC, Belikere); 6. A. J. Vasudeva (GFGC, K R Pet). Team Championship: Government FGC, KR Pet with113 points.

    Women: (6km): 1. C. Navyashree (Teresian FGC, Mysore, 25.40 mnts); 2. B. G. Anusha (Teresian FGC); 3. Chandrakala (Govt. Women’s FGC, K R Nagar); 4. M. Uma (Bharathi College, Bharathinagar, Mandya); 5. S. P. Bhavya (Teresian FGC,); 6. M. M. Likitha (Teresian FGC). Team Championship: Teresian First Grade College for Women, Mysore with14 points.

    source: / Star of Mysore / Home> Sports News / August 24th,  2014

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    by Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore

    Who has not heard of Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala at Tirupathi. Perhaps he has become the most popular Hindu deity in the whole world. Money-wise he is the richest god in India. He is so rich that he supports the entire town, its administration, colleges, guest houses, feeding thousands of devotees daily in an unprecedented manner. The Lord of Seven Hills has become international as can be seen with people from all over the world having darshan of the Lord, may be for two or three seconds.

    For this glorious three seconds, pilgrims wait for hours together in the queue. These pilgrims offer gold, silver and cash into the hundi or offer box. These boxes get filled up almost daily. They are emptied, the coins are counted and stacked in treasury safely. Thus thousands of bags of gold and silver coins were stacked and kept in the T.T.D. Treasury. At that point of time, the authorities decided to get all these gold coins examined by ancient coin experts, generally referred to as numismatists. It was my good fortune that I was asked to be the leader of a team of experts to examine gold coins deposited in the ‘Srivari hundi.’ This was conveyed to me through a young epigraphist Dr. Muniratnam Reddy and we began the work. Soon I realised that one life is not sufficient to complete the work and as a pilot project selected about 1,200 gold coins for our study. They were photographed, studied, notes prepared and the first volume of these coins has been published. Subsequent volumes are in preparation.

    It is interesting and puzzling to find that the earliest gold coin in this collection was a Roman coin minted by emperor Nero who ruled from 54 to 68 AD. The present gold coin of 7.6 gms in weight has a bust of Nero with writing in Roman script. The next coin from the chronological point of view belongs to Gangas of Talkad. These coins contain on the obverse (main side) a decorated elephant and a floral design on the reverse. The next issues belonged to the Hoysalas. The famous king Vishnuvardhana defeated the Nolambas and assumed the title ‘The conqueror of the Nolambas’ (Nolambavadigonda) and minted gold coins to commemorate this victory. These coins contain Goddess Chamundi on the main side and the writing Nolambavadigonda on the reverse. Such coins being found in Tirupathi hundi shows that devotees from Karnataka had visited Tirupathi at least 800 years ago. There is a single coin of the Alupa dynasty which ruled in South Kanara in the ancient times. It has a fish symbol and writing in Nagari.

    The Vijayanagar Kings had very close relations with Tirumala from the beginning. This is reflected by the discovery of gold coins of Vijayanagar Kings like Harihara I, Harihara II, Devaraya I, Devaraya II, Krishnadevaraya, Achyutaraya, Sadashivaraya and Kings of the Aravidu dynasty such as Srirangaraya, Venkatapatiraya, etc. More than 350 gold coins of the Vijayanagara dynasty have been found in the hundi. The most interesting are those of Krishnadevaraya representing Balakrishna on the obverse. Coins of Achyutaraya have Gandabherunda on the obverse. Coins of King Sadashivaraya have seated Siva and Parvathi on the main side. The coins of Aravidu Kings are highly interesting. They contain Lord Venkateswara under an arch holding sankha, chakra and gada in his hands. They contain on the reverse the writing ‘Sri Venkateswarya namah’ (salutations to Lord Venkateswara). In fact Krishnadevaraya performed Kanakabhisheka to Venkateswara by minting special gold coins which contain the portrait of Lord Venkateswara on the main side. All these gold coins represent close relationship of these rulers with Tirumala.

    Consequent on the downfall of the Vijayanagara empire, Nayakas of Keladi became important. Their capital Ikkeri assumed importance. Keladi rulers followed the Vijayanagara pattern in minting gold coins. Sadashiva Nayaka minted gold coins which became famous as Ikkeri Varahas. They contained on the obverse Siva and Parvathi seated; Siva holds a trident in his right hand and a deer in his left. The reverse has the writing Sadashiva in Nagari script.

    Then we enter into the era of Mysore Wadiyars who ruled from 1399 AD till the modern period, when it was amalgamated into the independent union. Only one coin of Chikkadevaraja Wadiyar has been found which has dancing Balakrishna on the main side. All the remaining coins belong to Krishnaraja Wadiyar III. These coins have on the main side seated Siva and Parvathi while the reverse has the writing Sri Krishnaraja in Nagari. It is of interest to note that about 200 gold coins of this King have been found in the hundi showing that pilgrims from the Mysore State were visiting Tirumala in large numbers.

    Princely States of Jaipur and Jodhpur are represented by three gold coins. Many Ramatonka gold coins (tokens) with Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana with Hanuman have been found in this collection. South Indian Kings minted small gold coins called panams or fanams. They are very tiny and contain one or two symbols. They are also referred to as Viraraya Panams. Such Panams minted at Coorg, Thanjavur and Travancore have been found in this hundi.

    Many gold coins issued by Muslim dynasties arrest our attention. Eleven coins of Akbar have been found here which are circular and square in shapes. They contain good calligraphic writing and are very elegant. Aurangazeb is represented by three gold coins in this collection. They have writing ‘Badshah Aurangazeb Alamgir.’ They have writings on both sides. 84 gold coins of the Asaf Jahi dynasty belonging to different Sultans have been seen in this hundi. They represent dates from 1803 to 1915 AD. This includes the last Nizam of Hyderabad.

    110 gold coins of Haidar Ali have been found in this collection. All of them belong to only one type; they contain on the obverse seated Siva and Parvathi while the reverse side has the Persian letter ‘he’ on a granular surface. Siva holds a trident in his right hand while the left hand holds a deer. The other hand is on the waist of Parvathi. It is worth noting that Haidar though a follower of Islam did not hesitate to mint gold coins in Hindu tradition which his son Tipu did not follow. 40 coins of Tipu are found in this collection which belong to Ahmadi, Sultani, Faruqui and fanam denominations. Arcot Nawabs are represented by two gold coins which have Lord Venkateswara on the main side.

    Then we come to the early modern period represented by East India Company. They established mints at Madras, Bombay and Calcutta. To please the Hindus they minted pagodas with Lord Venkateswara with Sridevi and Bhudevi on either side. They became famous as Three Swamy Pagodas. Another type has Lord Venkateswara with a star at the reverse. Then came queen Victoria type of coins which contained the bust of the queen with her name on the main side and reverse showing a lion moving in front of a palm tree. Indo-Dutch coins contained Lord Venkateswara on the main side.

    In addition to these local coins, the hundi contained, gold coins of foreign countries like Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Venice, Netherlands, Austro-Hungarian monarchs, USA, Iran and Turkey. It is amazing how these gold coins came to the Tirumala hundi. Perhaps Indians living in these foreign lands might have visited Tirumala as devotees and offered the currency of their countries to Lord Venkateswara. At any rate the gold coins are spectacular in Tirumala hundi. That is the greatness of Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala Tirupathi.

    source: / Star of Mysore / Home> Feature Articles / August 24th,  2014

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    August 29th, 2014adminRecords, All, Sports

    Mysore :

    City’s Teresian College bagged the rolling trophy for women at the University-level Cross Country Race held this morning at Hunsur.

    ZP President Dr. Pushpavathi Amarnath inaugurated the event at Hunsur Government First Grade College for Women.

    Navya Shri, B.G. Anusha, S.P. Bhagya and Likhita, all from Teresian College, Mysore, bagged first, second, fifth and sixth place respectively, thus enabling the college to bag the rolling trophy.

    K.R. Pet Government First Grade College bagged the trophy for men.

    More than 500 participants from over 100 colleges coming under the University jurisdiction took part in the Cross Country event.

    The race was 6 kms for women and 12 kms for men.

    source: / Star of Mysore / Home> General  News / August 23rd,  2014

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    Dharwad :

    Classical singer Padmashri Pt Ajoy Chakraborty of Kolkata has been conferred the Pt Basavaraj Rajguru National Award-2014.

    Pt Ajoy Chakraborty

    Pt Ajoy Chakraborty

    Dr Ravikiran Nakod (tabla) of Dharwad and Apoorva Gokhale of Mumbai (vocal) were honoured with annual youth award given by the Swarsamrat Pt Basavaraj Rajaguru National Memorial Trust here on Monday.

    While the national award carries a cash prize of `1 lakh, youth awardees were given `25,000 each.

    Deputy Commissioner P Rajendra Cholan presented the awards.

    Chakraborty saluted the musicians and artistes of the region and said he was blessed by an award from the land which has produced many luminaries in the field of arts, music and culture.

    Later, he enthralled the audience with his vocal rendition in Rag Bhairav. Pt Raghunath Nakod (Tabla) and Dr Panchakshari Hiremath (Harmonium) accompanied him. Apoorva Gokhale and Dr Ravikiran Nakod also performed.

    The award ceremony scheduled on August 24, was postponed to Monday following the death of Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthmurthy.

    source: / The New Indian Express / Home> States> Karnataka / by Express News Service / August 26th, 2014

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    Chairman of the State Film Awards selection committee, K C N Chandrashekhar (left), handing over the list of winners to Information Minister Roshan Baig on Monday

    Chairman of the State Film Awards selection committee, K C N Chandrashekhar (left), handing over the list of winners to Information Minister Roshan Baig on Monday

    Bangalore :

    The state film awards for 2012 were announced on Monday. The Best Actor award goes to Darshan for his role in Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna and Nirmala Chennappa has been adjudged the Best Actress for her role in Tallana.

    Announcing the winners, K C N Chandrashekhar, the chairman of the State Film Awards selection committee, said 58 films vied for the top honours of 2012.

    He said M Bhaktavatsala has been chosen for the Dr Rajkumar Award and Chi Dattaraj for the Puttanna Kanagal Award. The Dr Vishnuvardhan Award will be bestowed on senior actor Rajesh. All these awards carry a purse of `2 lakh and a gold medal.

    And the Top Films Are

    Tallana, directed by N Sudarshan, has been chosen as the best film of the year, followed by P Sheshadri’s Bharath Stores and D Suman Kumar’s Edegaarike. While the winning film gets a cash prize of `1 lakh and 50 gm gold, the second and the third best films will get `75,000 and `50,000, respectively, in addition to 100 gm silver.

    C Lakshman’s Karanika Shishu has been adjudged the best movie with a social concern. Naganna’s Kranthi Veera Sangolli Rayanna and K Shivaram Krista’s Little Master have been chosen as the best entertainment and children’s movie,  respectively. Santosh’s directorial effort Alemari has been chosen as the best debut film while Umesh Naik’s Konchavaram has been chosen as the best regional movie.

    ‘Awards Will be Given on Time’


    Information Minister Roshan Baig said from next year onwards, the awards will be given for the same year.

    “We are yet to constitute a selection committee for 2013. Awardees will be finalised soon. The date for the 2012 award ceremony will be fixed after consulting CM Siddaramaiah,” he said.

    source: / The New Indian Express / Home> States> Karnataka / by Express News Service / August 26th, 2014

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    August 27th, 2014adminSports
    S.Manu of CAVA, Mysore, who was selected as the Best Lifter in the MCICT Weight-Lifting Championships 2014 is seen in action in the 62kg category.

    S.Manu of CAVA, Mysore, who was selected as the Best Lifter in the MCICT Weight-Lifting Championships 2014 is seen in action in the 62kg category.

    Mysore :

    S. Manu of CAVA bagged the top honours in the Mysore City Inter-Collegiate Weight-Lifting Competitions 2014, conducted by the Department of Physical Education, University of Mysore here on Thursday after being adjudged as the Best Lifter of the championships.

    Manu had earlier excelled by winning the first place in the 62kg category with a total lift of 153 (70+83).

    National Institute of Engineering, Mysore won the team championship title with 21 points and Amritha School of Arts & Science, Mysore finished second with 13 points.

    Results: Weightlifting (Men): 56Kg: 1. V.Pranav (45+55=100 – Amritha School of Arts & Science); 2. K. Vikas (50+30= 80- ATME); 3. P. Vachan (30+35=65- NIE, Mysore); 62Kg: 1. S. Manu (70+83=153- CAVA ); 2. M. Vishal Sharbidar (55+65=120 -NIE, Mysore); 3. M. Raghunath (57+47=104 -NIE, Mysore); 69Kg: K. Puneeth Kumar (65+85=150 -Vidya Vikas FGC ); 2. K. Kamaraju (55+82=137- NIE IT);3.Varun Mohan( 57+65=122- Amritha School of Arts & Science); 77Kg: 1. N.K. Giridhar (57+70=127- NIE IT ); 2. S.P. Lakshman (48+65=113 -GFGC, Kuvempunagar); 3. Akshay Madhav Soodhanam (50+62=112- Amritha School of Arts & Science); 85Kg: 1. Harish Tarikere ( 67+82=149) -NIE Mysore ; 2. C.V. Kiran C (58+75=133 – NIE IT);3. M. Nithin (50+75=125 -NIE Mysore); 94Kg: 1. S. Suhruth ( 57+82=139- NIE, Mysore ); 2. G. Suraj (48+60=108 – DBCC); 3. Abil Jose (49+58=107 -Amritha School of Arts & Science); 105Kg: 1.Ashwin Kumar (47+50=97- NIE,Mysore); 2.H.S. Santhosh (35+50=80 – Yuvaraja’s College); 3. S. Chandan Kumar (30+42=72 -Sheshadripuram FGC); 105 + Kg: 1. Avinash Prasad (46+60=106 -Amritha School of Arts & Science); 2. Vinay Kumar (35+50=85 -B.Somani College). Team Championship: NIE College, Mysore -21 points.

    Best Lifter: S. Manu, CAVA Mysore.

    source: / Star of Mysore / Home> Sports News / August 22nd, 2014

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