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Sahithya Goshti, North California
We are organizing the next program of Sahithya Goshti on Saturday, March 15, 2003. You are all cordially
invited for this program as per the following details:
Date: March 15, 2003 - Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM to 1 PM
Venue: Community Room - Los Altos Library
13 South San Antonio Road
(At the intersection of Main St and San Antonio)
Los Altos, CA
1. Prayer by Smt. Annapoorna Vishvanath
2. Lecture on "U.R Anathamurthy Avara Bharathipirada ondu inuku nota" by Sri Ganesh Beedubail
3. Program on "naanEke mechchuththEne? - Bhyrappanavara niraakaraNa" by Sri Mahabala Sastry
4. MC: Sri Madhukanth Krishnamurthy
Brief Introduction about our speakers:
1. Ganesh Beedubail:
Mr Ganesha Beedubail hails from Kasargod District. He has obtained his B.E. (Electronics) from REC, Nagpur and M.Tech. from IIT, Madras and Ph.D. (Computer Science) from Texas A&M, College Station, Texas. In India, he worked as Software Engineer in TCS (Tata Consultancy Services). Currently he is working in IBM as a Software Engineer.
Ganesh had interests in Kannada Novels/Stories/Essays early on simply as a reader. He has not attempted any writing initiatives so far. His Kannada literature interests were hibernating for a long time and just got awakened (thanks to Sahithya Goshti). He likes authors such as Shivarama Karantha, S.L. Byrappa, B.G.L Swamy, Yandamoory Veerendranath, N. Narasihmayya, Jinde Nanjunda, Arthur Hailey, etc.
His other interests include Movies and Indian Classical Music. He has also presented some technicalpapers in conferences.
2. Mahabala Shastri
Sri Mahabala Shastri hails from Bangalore. He has obtained M.E Degree in Applied Electronics from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has been living in bay Area for about 12 years. He is currently working at Lucent Technologies as a software engineer.
He is interested in literature in general and in Kannada literature in particular. Literature that comes integrated with philosophy interests him the most because philosophy, especially Vedanta and Upanishads, are of enormous importance to him. His interests in Sahitya include Swami Vivekananda, Mahabharatha, Ramayana, Vedic literature, Puranas, Bhagavatha, Chandamama, Balamitra, jamini vachana chandrike, Mallari Mahatme, Acharya thrayas, history, Bengali writers (mainly Tagore, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya and Sharath Chandra Chattoadhyaya), Thomas Hardy in English, Anton Chekov, the Russian writer, Cardinal Newmans Portrait of a University. Bhashe, kalpane, soundarya, rasa make great mpressions on him. Among the literary figures he likes are his brother (an unknown genius who never writes), Kuvempu, KSNa, Bendre, NSL Bhatta, Channaveera Kanavi, Karki(Hacchevu kannadada deepa), Bhyrappa, KV Iyer, Tagore, Sharath Chandra, Bankim Chandra, Thomas Hardy,etc.
He has already given a lecture in Sahitya Gosti, which won him accolades. He has published some articles on www.thatskannada.com,Swarna-Setu and some previous Kannada Koota magazines. His other interests include simplicity in life, ecology, listening to a wide variety of music (rap completely excluded), appreciating the wild beauty in nature like King Cobra, stock market, animated discussions with soul mates, etc.
Thanks a lot for your continued interest and support. Please come on time and help us to maintain timeliness.
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