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ವಾವೆ – ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಟಕ Vaave ‪#‎KannadaPlay‬ #KHKalaSoudha #Bangalore

ವಾವೆ – ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಟಕ

Vaave KannadaPlay‬

Vaave – Kannada Play

“ವಾವೆ” ಅಂದರೆ ಮನುಷ್ಯರ ನಡುವಿನ ಸಂಬಂಧವನ್ನು ವಿವರಿಸುವ, ಕನ್ನಡಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಬಳಸದ ಒಂದು ಪದ. ಉದಾಹರಣೆಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ದೂರದ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಗಳಾದರೂ, ಅವರು ನಮಗೆ ರಕ್ತ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಗಳಾಗಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.ಅಂಥವರು ವಾವೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಮಗೆ ಅಣ್ಣ ಅಥವ ತಮ್ಮ ಎಂದು ವಿವರಿಸುವ ವಾಡಿಕೆ ಇದೆ. ಸ್ರುಜನಾತ್ಮಕವಾಗಿ “ವಾವೆ” ಪದವನ್ನು “ಅಸ್ಪಷ್ಟ ಸಂಬಂಧ” ಎಂದು ವಿವರಿಸಬಹುದು.

ಯಾವಾಗಲು ಪರಿಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿರುವ ಮನುಷ್ಯರು ಯಾಕೆ ವೈವಾಹಿಕ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಬ್ಬರಿಂದ ಒಬ್ಬರು ಬೆಳೆಯದೆ ಬೇರೆ ಬೇರೆಯಾಗಿ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಾರೆ , ಬೇರೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಗಂಡ ಹೆಂಡತಿಯರು ಸಾಯುವವರೆಗೂ ಜೊತೆಯಲ್ಲೇ ಬದುಕು ಸಾಗಿಸಬೇಕೆ? ನಮ್ಮನು ನಾವು ಅರಿಯುವ ಒಂದು ಪೂರ್ವ ತಯಾರಿ ಹಾಗು ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಕುಟುಂಬವನ್ನು ತ್ಯಾಗ ಮಾಡಬೆಕಾದೀತು. ಇದನ್ನು ವಾನಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಶ್ರಮ ಎನ್ನುತಾರೆ. ಹಿಂದಿನ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಕ್ರಿಯೆಯನ್ನು ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಒಪ್ಪುತಿದ್ದರು ಹಾಗು ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆಯು ಆಗಿತ್ತು. ಆದರೆ ಈಗಿನ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂತಹ ಆಚಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಒಪ್ಪುತ್ತಾರೆಯೇ? ಒಂದು ವೇಳೆ ಇಂತಹ ನಿರ್ಧಾರವನ್ನು ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡರೆ, ನಮ್ಮ ಬಂಧು ಬಾಂಧವರು ಇದನ್ನು ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸುತಾರೆಯೇ? ಕೊನೆಯದಾಗಿ, ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಎಂದರೇನು? ನಾವು ಯಾವುದನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತೇವೆ. ಈ ನಾಟಕವು ನೋಡುಗರನ್ನು ಈ ಮೂಲಭೂತ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಯನ್ನು ತಮಗೆ ತಾವೇ ಹಾಕಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ. “ವಾವೆ” ಒಂದು ಗಂಭೀರವೂ, ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕವೂ ಆದ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನೂ ಸಾರಿ, ವಿಭಿನ್ನ ರೀತಿಯ ವಾವೆ ವರಸೆಗಳ ಪರಿಚಯ ಮಾಡಿಸುವ ನಾಟಕ. “ವಾವೆ” ಜೀವನವೆಂಬ ನಾಟಕದ ಒಂದು ಸಣ್ಣ ತುಣುಕಾದರೂ, ನಮ್ಮ ಇಡೀ ಜೀವನದಷ್ಟೆ ದೊಡ್ದದು.

ನಟರ ಪರಿಚಯ: ಕುಲದೀಪಕ್ ನಾರಾಯಣ್ ಹಾಗು ರಾಜಶ್ರಿ ಗಂಡ ಮತ್ತು ಹೆಂಡತಿಯ ಪಾತ್ರ ವಹಿಸುತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹೂವಿನ ಹಾಸಿಗೆಯಂತಹ ಜೀವನ ಒಂದು ತೀಕ್ಷ್ಣ ತಿರುವು ಪಡೆಯುವ ಹರೆಯದ ಹೊಸ್ತಿಲಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಂತಿರುವ ಮಗಳ ಪಾತ್ರವನ್ನು ಹಿತ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಕರ್ ವಹಿಸುತಿದ್ದರೆ, “ಕೆಟ್ಟ ಮನುಷ್ಯ” ನ ಪಾತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಶರತ್ ಪರ್ವತವಾಣಿ. ಇವರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಚಂದನ್ ಶಂಕರ್, ಸೌಮ್ಯ ಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನ್ ಹಾಗು ಉಮೇಶ್ ಪೋಷಕ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ವಹಿಸುತ್ತಿದಾರೆ.

ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರು: “ವಾವೆ” ಶರತ್ ಪರ್ವತವಾಣಿ ಅವರ ಚೊಚ್ಚಲ ನಾಟಕ. ನ್ಯೂಯಾರ್ಕ್ ಫ಼ಿಲ್ಮ್ ಅಕ್ಯಾಡಮಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿತ್ರಕಥೆ ಬರೆಯುವುದನ್ನು ಕಲೆತ್ತಿದ್ದು, ಇವರು ಹಿಂದಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆದು ಹಾಗು ಸಹ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ ಮಾಡಿರುವ ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರ “ಕಾಫಿ ಬ್ಲೂಮ್” ಮುಂದಿನ ತಿಂಗಳ ಮುಂಬೈನ ಫಿಲಂ ಫೆಸ್ಟಿವಲ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಅಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಇವರ ಮೊದಲನೆಯ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರವು ಮುಂದಿನ ತಿಂಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸೆಟ್ ಏರಲಿದೆ. ಶರತ್ ತಮ್ಮ ತಾತ ಕನ್ನಡ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿಯ ಅತ್ಯುನ್ನತ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆ ಶ್ರೀ ಪರ್ವತವಾಣಿಯವರಿಂದ ಸ್ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಪಡೆದು ಅವರ ದಾರಿಯಲ್ಲೇ ನಡೆಯುವ ನಿರ್ಧಾರ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಪ್ರಕಸಂ ಹಾಗು ಕಲಾಸೌಧ: ಕಲಾ ಕೃಷಿಯ ನೆರಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ಪ್ರಕಸಂ ಒಂದು ಸ್ವಯಂ ಸೇವಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ. ಇದರ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಉದ್ದೇಶ ಹೊಸ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆಗಳನ್ನು ಬೆಳಕಿಗೆ ತರುವುದು ಹಾಗು ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಿಸುವುದು. ಪ್ರಕಸಂ ಬಿಬಿಎಂಪಿ ಕಡೆಯಿಂದ ಸುಸ್ಸಜ್ಜಿತ ಸಭಾಗೃಹವನ್ನು ಪಡೆದಿದೆ. ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ನಾನಾ ಭಾಗದಿಂದ ಬಂದು ಕಲಾಸೌಧದಲ್ಲಿ ನಾಟಕ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಿಸುವವರನ್ನು ತುಂಬು ಹೃದಯದಿಂದ ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಿಸುವ ಹೆಗ್ಗಳಿಕೆ ಪ್ರಕಸಂನದು. ಈವರೆಗೂ ಪ್ರಕಸಂ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಸಹಯೋಗದೊಂದಿಗೆ ಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ ಕಲಾಸೌಧದಲ್ಲಿ ೧೨೦೦ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನಗೊಂಡಿವೆ.

ವಾವೆ – ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಟಕ
ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ದಿನಾಂಕ ಹಾಗು ಸಮಯ –
ಶನಿವಾರ | 29 ನವೆಂಬರ್ 2014 | ಸಂಜೆ 7:30ಕ್ಕೆ
ಶನಿವಾರ | 13 ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ 2014 | ಸಂಜೆ 7:30ಕ್ಕೆ
ಸ್ಥಳ:
ಕೆ.ಎಚ್. ಕಲಾ ಸೌಧ,
ರಾಮಾಂಜನೇಯ ಗುಡ್ದದ ಆವರಣ,
ಹನುಮಂತನಗರ,
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು – 560019.

Vaave
Kannada Play

Vaave is not an oft employed Kannada word in explaining relationships between people. For example, about two people who are somewhat related to each other, but not by blood or directly via marriage, it is said – “ In Vaave, you are a brother/sister/uncle/aunt to me”. It can be artistically interpreted as “ Unclear relationships”.

Why do two perfectly nice people grow apart? Should a couple remain together unto death? A preparation that enables one to discover oneself, that may involve solitary time away from family life – this was a norm in ancient times and considered a necessity. If a person chooses that in this day and age, how do the near and dears respond? Finally, what is love, or what we call love? The play thinks out loud about this so-called white collar but vitally fundamental questions through this play. ‘Vaave’ claims to be neither a “Serious” play nor a play with a “Social message”. It is a slice of life drama where the slice is as big as Life itself.

The Cast: Khuldeepak Narayan and RajShri play the husband and wife undergoing a metamorphosis, Ankitha Nihari plays their teenage daughter whose rose tinged spectacles are about to get a stark makeover and Sharath Parvathavani plays the “Ketta Manushya”. Chandan Shankar, Soumya Mallikarjuna and Umesh play supporting characters.

Director: Vaave is Sharath Parvathavani’s debut Kannada play. Having learnt Screenwriting at the New York Film Academy, he has written and co-produced a Hindi language feature film called Coffee Bloom, which is premiering next week at the Mumbai Film Festival. He has also just finished scripting his first Kannada film that is going on floors next month. Inspired by his grandfather Mr. Parvathavani, one of the legends of Kannada theatre, Sharath is in equal measure, proud and emotional, about following in his grandfather’s footsteps by staging his first play, supported and produced by Prakasam.

About Prakasam & Kala Soudha
Pradarshana Kalaa Samsthe (Prakasam) is an NGO working towards nurturing and cultivating culture under the entitlement of Kala Krushi. The organization has assisted young performing artists to showcase their talents and has created unique performing art productions. Please visit prakasamtrust.org/kk for all info on what Prakasam does. Prakasam has also undertaken KH Kala Soudha the newest performing space in Bangalore from BBMP. It has encouraged performers from all over the world to come and showcase their talents. As on January, 2014 there have been more than 1200 performances in KH Kala Soudha under Prakasam management

Saturday | 29th November 2014 | 7:30 PM
&
Saturday | 13th December 2014 | 7:30 PM

K H Kalasoudha‬,
Ramanjaneya Temple Compound,
Hanumantha Nagar,
Basavanagudi‬
Bengaluru‬ – 560019

“Strings which Sing” ‪#‎SitarPerformance‬ #Bangalore

“Strings which Sing”

a Sitar‬ Performance
By
Vid. Sameep Kulkarni
A Sitarist from Pune

Accompanist: Shri Vinod Sutar – on Tabla

Presented by
Bangalore International Centre
(A TERI Initiative)

About the performance

This will be a Solo ‪‎Classical Sitar‬ performance with Tabla accompaniment. It will start with slow speed ALAP – pure melodies music without the tabla, then the speed will increase and JOD will be played on Sitar without the tabla. Then speed will increase further to include TAANS and ZALA on Sitar without tabla. After the ZALA, the tabla will also start along with the Sitar. Tabla will start in slow speed first with Sitar and then eventually the concert will end with ULTRA HIGH SPEED JUGALBANDHI of SITAR AND TABLA. Once this is finished, there will be a DHUN (FOLK TUNE) on Sitar. Total performance of 90 minutes will be the fully enjoyable experience for the audience.

About Vid. Sameep Kulkarni

Sameep Kulkarni is based in Pune and learning Sitar under Ustad Shahid Parvez and doing concerts all over the world for last 26 years. He has done 684 concerts all over India, USA, Europe, Thailand, SIngapore and Japan till now. This is his 685th concert in Bangalore International Centre. He has won 19 prizes and 6 big awards like Best Artist in IT by Computer Society of India, The Maestro by Aperture India, The Challenging Sitarist by Ganvardhan, Young Achiever by DD News, The Best Instrumentalist by Verve and The Orkut Hero by orkutheroes.com. He has played Sitar in NewYork based album Fantasy which is released in 42 different countries in the world. 2 Sitar songs of him have got selected in 2 different hollywood movies. His solo music albums like Live In Chicago, Musician’s Guild have been released in India and abroad. This Internationally famous Sitarist has used his engineering knowledge and electrified his Sitar to sound like Guitar.

He has done Instrumentation and Control Engineering with Distinction from VIT College Pune and working as a Technical Lead in IT company Symphony Teleca Corporation, an MNC for last 10+ years. After working in office for full-time for the day, he practices sitar from 9 pm to 1 am everyday.

Sitar Performance‬
on
Saturday | 29th November 2014 | 6.30 pm

Venue:
Bangalore International Centre
TERI Complex,
4th Main,
2nd Cross,
Domlur‬ II Stage,
Bengaluru‬ – 560 071

RSVP : 98865 99675

“Strings which Sing” a Sitar Performance By Vid. Sameep Kulkarni

Ananya Nritya Neerajana – 6 #FestivalofArts #SevaSadan #Bangalore

Ananya Nritya Neerajana – 6
A Festival of Arts

Ananya Nritya Neerajana - 6   A Festival of Arts

Supported by: Dept. of Kannada and Culture, Govt. of Karnataka

Event Details:

29th November at 6.00 pm onwards

Inauguration
Presided over by:Guru B.Bhanumati
Guest of Honour: Sri Kiran Subramanyam

Release of CD Nritya Sangeetha-12
Directed by Vid.Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma
Odissi Dance Recital
Smt. Sharmila Mukerjee and Disciples
Abhayalakshmi,Siddharth Deuri,Shubha Nagarajan,Aparna Mohaptra,Shweta Krishna,Srividya Angara Sanjali School of Dance
Sharmila Mukerjee is a senior disciple of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and has participated in many productions under the direction of Guruji. Sharmila Mukerjee is the founder and artistic director of Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance in Bangalore. She has worked very closely with hearing impaired children as she taught dance and movement therapy at The Oral School for Deaf Children. Grade A artist of Doordarshan and an empanelled artist of the ICCR, Sharmila has performed at various prestigious festivals and conferences in India and abroad in countries like Fiji, Malaysia, Australia , New Zealand, Italy, U.S.A,Indonesia and U.A.E.

MITRA – DANCE HYMN TO FRIENDSHIP
A critically acclaimed solo Bharatanatyam dance-story by Smt.Ramaa Bharadvaj
Ramaa Bharadvaj is a renowned dancer, choreographer and published writer and was the founder-director of Angahara Dance Ensemble, an award winning California based dance-company. A winner of multiple Lester Horton Dance Awards, she was the first Indian dancer to be featured on the cover of the Dance Magazine and was honored with the Directors Award from California Arts Council. She was selected as one of 21 exceptional South Asian women presented in the book “Spices in the Melting Pot”. She served on the dance faculty of Pomona College and Orange Coast College. She currently heads the Dance Department of Chinmaya Naada Bindu – an Arts Ashram, near Pune, India.
30th November at 9.30 am

Ananya Rasaprashne – 2
-a quiz on Indian Classical Dance
Conducted by Ms.Anuradha Vikranth and Ms.Shama Krishna
Ananya Rasa Prashne -2, conducted by Smt. Anuradha Vikranth and Smt. Shama Krishna is the second edition after its launch last year. Anuradha Vikranth and Shama Krishna are seasoned dancers in the genres of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi respectively and have collaborated in several duo jugalbandhi presentations. They combine their performing skills with an in depth study of the art forms and its allied subjects theoretically. Their excellent rapport, communicative skills and popularity among the dance community have been most appreciated and the quiz (Rasa Prashne), being conceived by them cuts an interesting scene.

3.30 pm
Workshop on ‘Jathis in Nattuvangam’
Vid.D.V.Prasanna Kumar
Sri D.V Prasanna Kumar is known for his unique artistic calibre as an ensemble artiste. Specializing in Nattuvangam and instrumental support on the Ghatam, Khanjira, Morching and Rhythm pads, he has the credit of accompanying stalwarts and young artistes of classical dance across the country. A disciple of Sri. S.V Giridhar and Sri Anoor Ananthakrishna Sarma, he is an impeccable part of Laya Lahari’s music ensemble. Sri Prasanna is invited by cultural organizations and academic bodies to conduct workshops on Nattuvangam. Under the banner of ‘Daivi Kala Kuteera’, he has been organizing music concerts for the past three years. Ananya is pleased to honour Sri Prasanna Kumar with ‘Ananya Puraskara’

5.30 pm
Bharathanatya Dance Recital by
Disciples of Dr.Sridhar and Smt.Anuradha Sridhar
Khechara Academy of Bharatanatyam

6.15 pm
Felicitations
ANANYA PURASKARA to
Dr.Shridhar & Smt.Anuradha Shridhar
and Vid.D.V.Prasanna Kumar

Guests of Honour
Abhinaya Exponent Smt. Bragha Bessel
Vid. Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma

A thematic dance feature
PARIVARTANE
Bharatanatya Recital by
Dr.Shridhar and Smt.Anuradha Shridhar
Natuvangam: Vid Sri.Prasannakumar
Vocal: Vidushi Smt. Bharati Venugopal,
Mridangam: Vid Sri.VR Chandrasekhar
Flute: Vid Sri.Narasimha Murthy
Violin: Vid Dr.Sri.Nataraja Murthy
and Lighting: Sri.Krishna
Performers, choreographers and scholars- Dr.Shridhar and Anuradha Shridhar are internationally acclaimed duo dancers of Bharatanatyam and have individuated themselves by their niche dancing. Their dance features like the Ramayana, Mahabharatam, Mahaveera and Karna and their latest feature, “The Upanishads” have received great critical acclaim and applaud. The duo have received numerous awards, to mention a few are Karnataka Rajyotsava Prashasthi, Karnataka, Kalasri Award and U.S.Krishnarao & Chandrabhagadevi award. Ananya is pleased to add to this by presenting them with the ‘Ananya Puraskara’.

Ananya Nritya Neerajana – 6
on
29th and 30th November 2014

Venue:
Seva Sadan
14th Cross, West Park Road,
Near Sai Mandir (Sampige Road)
Malleswaram,
Bangalore 560 003.

Directions to the Venue : https://goo.gl/maps/yGqds

 

#Bharatanatyam Group Dance by M/S. Navya Natya Sangama #Bangalore

Bharatanatyam Group Dance
by
M/S. Navya Natya Sangama, Bengaluru

Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme
31st Successful Year

Organised by
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Department of Kannada and Culture

Friday | 28th November 2014 | 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

at
Yavanika State Youth Centre,
Nrupathunga Road,
Bangalore 560 001.

Directions to the Venue : http://goo.gl/maps/PGYih

#ChitraSanthe – 2015 ( #ArtFair ) #ChitrakalaParishath #Bangalore

Chitra Santhe – 2015

Organized by Karnataka Chitra Parishath.

Chitra Santhe 2015

Chitra Santhe — “ART FOR ALL” is an art event/annual art fair organized by Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath on Sunday 4th Janauary 2015. This year is 12th successive year of organization. 

This event will spread out from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath on to the Kumara Krupa Road, Bengaluru. This one-day event will feature artists from all over the country. It is an unique opportunity to showcase art to the public. The event will display affordable art like Paintings, Graphic Prints, Miniature Formats, Sculpture and many more. This is an attempt to bring art to the public, to make art a part of everyday life. It also introduces affordable visual art to all.

About Chitrakala Parishath

CKP is a unique multi-dimensional Art Complex, which meets international standards of visual art galleries, attracts artists and institutions from all over the world.

CKP has a comprehensive collection of Leather Puppets, Traditional, Folk and Contemporary Art.

CKP is an ideal location for art and art activities and it is the most sought after exhibition venue in the city, attracting buyers, art collectors and connoisseurs.

The College of Fine Arts, a wing of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, is a visual arts college that offers Bachelors and Masters’ Degree courses (Painting, Sculpture, Graphic, Applied Art and Art History). Animation is an added feature to the existing courses. The PhD research centre will also be established soon.

Chitrakala Parishath Executive and Chitra Santhe Committee
President : Dr. B.L. Shankar
Vice Presidents : T. Prabhakar Prof. K.E. Radhakrishna, A. Ramakrishnappa General Secretary : Dr. D.K. Chowta
Asst Secretary : Harish.J Padmanabha
Treasurer : Prabhudev Aradhya
Members : G.N. Satyanarayana, Uma Patil, Dr. Lakshmipathy .G, B.L. Shrinivasa Dr. Prabha Shankar, S.N. Shashidhar S. Ramasubrahmanyan
Executive Officer : Dr. K.R. Kamalesh
Co-Ordinator : Dr. R.H. Kulkarni (Principal, i/c, CFA)

Submit your applications now. Only 1000 applications accepted. you can Download applications from  http://bit.ly/1v89Qip

Last date to submit your application 30th November 2014

Preview of Scratch Built Models and Release of Biography by K.S.Raman Art foundation #ChitrakalaParishath #Bangalore

Preview of Scratch Built Models and Release of Biography

Preview of Scratch Built Car and Plane Models, Paintings, Sculpture, dolls, and other Handmade artifacts
and
Release of his Biography “The Incredible Life of a Vishwakarma”
by
K.S.Raman Art foundation

Mr.K.S.Raman
“An International Personality and Indian Personage”

Creativity, Intelligence, Dedication personified to their fullest meaning describes Mr. K.S. Raman. An Aeronautical Engineer by Profession, his interests encompassed the faculties of aerospace, automobiles, architecture, photography, music, culture and history. Cutting across the borders – there was no discipline left unturned by him. One can see the exquisite craftsmanship and dedication in all his aircraft automobiles models and paintings. The 1:24 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost scaled miniature model is one of the most prized possessions in the abode of Raman’s miniatures. This model won immense commendation from the Rolls – Royce headquarters in England. His other models include a S.S. Jaguar 100, 1929 41/2 litre Bentley and SR-71 – The Black bird. His ingenuity and passion for aircraft and cars brought out the ‘self-taught’ painter in him. Two of his aviation paintings were on display at the EAA’s museum in USA for one full year and won the medal of honour. He was the only Indian member to be nominated to the guild of motoring artists U.K. He was the driving force and the project leader for the successful completion of the Wright Brothers aircraft full scale model which is on display at the VITNI. Museum, Bangalore. Raman has authored a number of articles on various subjects like balloons to cars and airplanes. His articles also featured regularly in Kannada, (a science journal published by NAL) overdrive, Auto India Vignana Sangathi, Taranga and other magazines.

Books are one of man’s best friends. They cover an entire gamut of subjects and appeal to almost everyone across age-groups. Especially for the young, they help in the acquisition of knowledge and to make reading an every day habit.
Mr. K.S. Raman, a scientist by profession with varied Interests like modelling, painting, photography, sculpture etc has tried to capture the young minds towards aviation.

“Vichitra Vimanagalu” was the first book published in Kannada by the Kannada Association of National Aerospace aboratories. This book is aimed to imbibe and create an awareness about aviation among the younger generation.

Amazing Airplanes” is the English version of the book “Vichitra Vimanagalu”.
Being a pilot himself, he explains the basic aspects of aviation, and describes a few renowed aircrafts that have made their mark in the history of aviation. Having a thorough knowledge of these aircraft, he has explained the various technical specialities of these machines, in a language that is easily understood. The illustrations depicted in the book Hove been painted by the author himself.

This book has been dedicated to the Wright Brothers on the occasion of the Centenary celebrations of the Powered Flight.

Mr. K.S. Raman was drawn to the world of books right from his childhood days. As a kid, he used to flip through which ever magazine his eyes were laid on! This started into a big time addiction and he became synonymous to books and was on a constant knowledge acquisition. He completed his ME (Hero) from IISC, Bangalore. It was from that time, he started collecting books on his areas of interest which encompassed the faculties of aviation, art, automobiles, scientific research and others. This not only had a profound impact and increased his knowledge acquisition and also resulted in his rich vocabulary. He had the perfect choice of words in all his articles.

Raman believed sharing his knowledge and wanted the masses to read and learn about many of the developments happening in the world. To make this a reality, he started penning down articles as a hobby which .later became a full time task apart from his regular schedule. Dating back to his college days, his articles on various aspects in aviation started rolling out from his Hanger! His captivating articles, in English and Kannada were published in various magazines like Prajamata, Sudha, Taranga, Vignanasangathi and others. His articles on automobiles which rolled down from the assembly line were seen in magazines like Overdrive, Auto India, Autocar and others.

“Vishesha Vignana Prabhandagalu” is a collection of 24 articles authored by K.S. Raman in the Vignana Sangathi. Each of these articles was written in a short span of 3 days! Raman used to assimilate the needed material and categorize the same. This used to retrieved and given the final touch with the necessary and captivating illustrations or photographs.

One can see the varied subjects Raman has covered across articles. The collection published in this book is only a few among the various other articles written by Raman on various other scitific topics.

Mr. K.S. Raman showed his keen interest in aviation right from his childhood. As a kid, he used to flip through the magazines and with a constant endeavour to identify the airplanes! Indeed this interest made him a product of IISc, Bangalore with an ME (Aero).

His enthrallment towards aviation was sown from the young age itself as his father owned a Stinston Sentinal L – 5 aircraft at Jakkur. From then on, following his father’s footsteps, he made it to the sky and had his own Private Pilots’ License. He made several cross – country flying in Pushpak and Cessna aircrafts and had even maintained a log book for the same. His passion for flying also made him to fly the powered hang glider.

Raman believed in sharing his knowledge and wanted to make people aware of the latest developments in science and aviation. Dating back to his college days, his articles on various topics on aviation began to roll out from his Hanger! This not only showed his proficiency both in English and Kannada, but was very educating to the masses. He wrote many alluring articles which was published in Prajamata, Sudha, Taranga, Vignana Sangaathi and more.

His articles encompassed a gamut of the interesting and some amazing facts about aviation. Raman’s articles used to be event – specific with relevant pictorial representation. For example, his article on St V was published just when the SL V had its first flight! One can here appreciate the choice and relevance of the topic chosen.

All his articles had the choicest of technical essence in them but the words were so carefully used that any layman with least intellect could understand, comprehend and appreciate the matter.
Being a self-taught artist, he has sketched a few of the illustrations which were difficult to procure and reproduce in his articles. These with astounding clarity and to scale, no doubt they look like an imprint of the original captured in black and white!

He also authored a book by name “Vichttra Vimanagalu” in Kannada, which gives an introduction to airplanes and also portrays five of the famous aircrafts. “Amazing Airplanes” was the English translation of the same book. This also coincided with the centenary celebrations of the powered flight and was dedicated to the Wright Brothers.

Apart from aviation, he wrote many articles for Overdrive and Auto India about automobile enthusiasts and their works. T’h’ese articles were thoroughly researched and were not complete without the illustrations and photographs.

“Manavana Gaganayanada Mailigallugalu” is a comprehensive collection of Raman’s various articles on aviation. These articles were published in Kannada magazines. The collection published in this book is only a few among the other many articles written by Raman on various topics.
- Rekha

Preview of Scratch Built Models and Release of Biography
on
24th and 25th November 2014

Venue:
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath,
Art Complex,
Kumara Krupa Road,
Kumara Park East
Bengaluru-560 001

Cover of the book The Incredible Life of a Vishwakarma by Dr.Latha Srinivas Tantry.

#ContemporaryArt Show by The Art Rays at #ChitrakalaParishath #Bangalore

“Contemporary Artists from India and other Countries”
Presented by
The Art Rays
Committed to Creativity,

Contemporary Artists from India and other Countries by The Art Rays

Participating Artists.
Dr.Shefali Bhatnagar, Dr.Jaspal S, Kamini Baghel, Chitra N, Buddhi Thapa, Gurmeet Singh Bajwa, Kiran Jeet Kaur, Amrit Kaur, Shalini Gupta, Anuradha Devi, Sahil Ohri, Aman Sagar, Dr.Hemlata Agarwal, Rita Singh, Dr.Ravi Hebballi, C.S.Rout, Tripti Kushwaha, Mukhtar Ahmed Sardar, Chandana Khan IAS, R.B.Santosh Kumar, Ashok, Vanchha, Vigyan Vrat,

President’s Note
The gesture of organizing the group shows in India and across the world in other countries is my way of transporting the Contemporary Art of the established and upcoming artists. The participating artists are from multifarious backgrounds; may it be due to being from different places of India and other countries or due to individual disposition and thinking of artists.

I am sure the shows will be appreciated by the Art Lovers and the participating artists will reach new heights.
Vigyan Vrat

Contemporary Art Exhibition
24th to 30th November 2014

Venue:
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath,
Art Complex,
Kumara Krupa Road,
Kumara Park East
Bengaluru-560 001

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