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Muktha – T.N. Seetharam


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I’ve never been much of a fan of Kannada serials, esp after trying to watch some typical family melodrama which my mother relishes, particularly the son-ditches-parents-after-marriage types. However some of the serials that I’ve seen over the past couple of years particularly in E TV – seem to be a radical shift.

The closest I’ve come to actually following a serial is undoubtably Muktha by T.N Seetharam. His tranquility in the most adverse circumstances is something I find pretty inspiring; I’d even say he’s a kind of role model.

Yesterday in the serial, an inspector almost arrests that lady (kid’s Ajji) but just by pure rational analysis he convinces the inspector not to do so. Both my mother and me really appreciated his incisive thinking.

[flashback: Earlier this week, I had a very bad fall in the rain while trying to catch the last shuttle in office and could barely walk. In the evening when I came home, with blood stained and dirty pant and painfully limping – the first thing my mother asked me of all things was – did you see God’s picture today morning!! And she was really angry with me that I hadnt!!]

Later on, after the serial, somehow that topic came back, she says a day depends heavily on what a person has seen in the morning.

Every morning she so kindly prepares breakfast and packs my lunch before I leave to work. She gave an example of a day when recently she woke up in a panic that it had become late for me. She didnt see the diety’s face that morning. On top of it she saw a particular photo (which she considers as bad luck to see first thing in the morning – but still feels obligated to put up on the wall anyway). Then while cooking that day she cut her hand and it bled quite a bit. She concluded that it proves beyond doubt the consequences of not seeing a diety’s photograph in the morning.

I tried to reason that
– she had forgotten to see the diety’s photograph
– she had seen some particular person’s photo (which she usually succesfully avoids seeing the first thing in the morning – though she’s still put it up on the wall out of obligation)

…only because her mind was already in a panicky absent-minded state. And it was because of this same state of mind that she cut her finger as well.

Therefore the root cause was her state of mind, and not what she had seen or not seen in the morning. I prompted her “Dont believe me, you yourself think about these simple facts”.

But without thinking she immediately said that I can’t disprove something that has been known for countless generations – that not seeing a diety’s picture brings terrible luck. (And also seeing some person’s photos as well?? 🙂 – but I didnt ask that!)

I said “how come you understand Seetharam’s arguments so well but you dont want to bother about mine?!”

She replied… “Oh, that’s only a serial!”

* Btw now my leg is better – no doctor nothing – I even played TT in the office.

Muktha – T.N. Seetharam

ಮುಕ್ಟ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳ ಬೇಟಿ (ಸಂವಾಡ ಅಂತ ಕೇಳಿ ಕೇಳಿ ಸಾಕಾಗಿದೆ 😉 ( ಜನ change ಕೇಳ್ತಾರೆ ಸಾರ್! )

Venue: Bugle Rock, Basavangudi

There is a high rised mantapa at bugle rock (from where the bugle used to be blown).

Time: 1 PM, June 3

“Kannadave Sathya” at palace grounds…

Bangalore’s music loving audience will be witness to a mammoth musical extravaganza, aptly named “Kannadave Sathya”.

* Date: April 23, 2005
* Venue: Palace Grounds, Bangalore

ETV KannadaThe program is being promoted by “Global Consultants” and the media partners are ETV Kannada. This program will feature well-known music composer and singer C. Aswath and 20 other popular singers. In accompaniment will be an orchestra comprising of 30 popular and leading musicians. A 30000+ crowd is expected to gather at this event.

Hope the unicode font’s are visible, basically its a list of links for some wikis in Indian languages.

Most of you might be familiar with wikis already – they’re a revolutionary open source project that provides free encyclopedias that anyone can contribute to.

ಕನ್ನಡ(kannada) संस्कृत (Sanskrit) – हिन्दी (Hindi) – தமிழ் (Tamil) – ગુજરાતી (Gujarathi) – मराठी (Marathi) – कश्मीरी (Kashmiri) – اردو (Urdu)

if the font’s aren’t visible, this might help:
Kannada Support


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