ಲೇಖಕರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಆತ್ಮೀಯ ಕ್ಷಣಗಳು
Posted March 28, 2007on:
Girish had organised and invited all of us to have a never before kind of chat with some biggies in Kannada literary world. MB gang was in full josh and following is an update of what happened during the function.
After major circus of trying to reach the planned meeting point at scheduled time we all reached Peenya 3rd Phase and arrived at the destination Navakarnataka Printers at 11.30 sharp 🙂
To our surprise and relief the programme had not yet commenced.
We were served cool nimbe hannina rasa (ramanavami special) kosambri was missing though 😉 and the program began at 11.45 am
Sahithya dhuriNaru mathu AkashavaNi -rainbow vyavasthapakaru hagu karyakramadha mukhyaathithi thamma aasanagaLanna alankarisidru.
Smt Nemichandra, Dr G Ramakrishna, Dr Shantaram Somayaji, Dr Ullas Karanth, DR Leela, Dr H S Gopalarao, Dr C R Chandrashekhar were the invted Writers (who are teachers, researchers and scholars).
Books which were introduced written by them druing the program were :
Nemichandra’ s Baduku badalisabahudu, DR G R ‘s –Bhagathsingh, Dr H S Gopalrao’s Karnataka Ekikaraadha Ithihasa, Dr C R C ‘s Mahileyallina Manasika aswasthathegaLu, Dr Shantaram’s Americada kathegaLu, Dr Ullas Karanth’s Hulirayana AkashavaNi.
After Prize distributions (We got books of Thams of Nihlani, Comparision of Gorki and Premchand and their works, Hosathu-Magazine special edition copy, Dostovisky’s translation work etc pack )
Sahithya samvada began.. audience posed diffft questions to the authors and got satisfactory answers to their queries i presume :). For the gist of Question answer session i request some of the balga members to take over the narration 🙂
After the samvada… all proceeded for lunch and the informal discussions with all authors began, and we all had nice time.
We all met Suchendra Prasad (Mukhya athithi) multifaceted personality in theatre, Kiruthere, hiri there, direction, and a good vaagmi , chintaka. Pantulamma(Veena) is a better person to narrate this discussion session :).
Stalls of Navakarnataka publishers offered books at discounted rate and CD of Suchendra prasad -Documentary of Karnataka ekikaraNa was on sale. We all picked few titles for our library and left the venue with pleasure of meeting the authors and of course last not the least i was thrilled to also visit the publishers garden which has rare varieties of trees , My special thanks to Vallish and Girish Hamapli for guiding me to that fabulous garden.
Yenadru miss madidre pls add madi
UPDATE : Don’t miss Veena’s comment.
Also, Please go thru this post by the man GH himself