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Ayazuddin Patel only artist from Karnataka to participate in international art camp in Europe


Lalit Kala Akademi Awardee Mohammad Ayazuddin Patel will be participating in the 5 th International Cultural-Artistic event from July 8. | Photo Credit: ARUN KULKARNI
Lalit Kala Akademi Awardee Mohammad Ayazuddin Patel will be participating in the 5 th International Cultural-Artistic event from July 8. | Photo Credit: ARUN KULKARNI

National Lalit Kala Akademi Awardee and noted artist Mohammed Ayazuddin Patel will be participating in the 5th International Cultural-Artistic Event, a fortnight exhibition of painting and workshop-cum-art camp in Greece-Kosova-Balkan in Europe from July 8.

Mr. Patel is the only artist from Karnataka to attend the event which attracted 30 artists across the world. The event, which is jointly organised by Municipality of Suva-Reka and Department of Culture, Kosovo and Greece, provides a common platform for artists to exhibit their talent and get international exposure.

Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Patel said that five of his digital art works were submitted online for the selection to the event. The 46-year-old artist has bagged 20 prestigious awards including 55 th National Lalit Kala Akademi Award, National Award for Photography and National Award for Digital Painting recognised by the Ministry of Culture.

Mr. Patel has also participated in international group exhibition in six countries and displayed his digital art works painting and photography during exhibitions at 34 different places and organised 20 solo exhibitions across the country.

Mr. Patel is known for digital painting and mixed media and his works adorn several walls in important State buildings.

As per the event schedule, the selected artists would be visiting famous museums, art galleries, historical monuments and old places in nine European cities including Istanbul in Turkey, Thessaloniki in Greece, Suva Reka in Kosovo, Budva in Montenegro, Mostar in Bosnia, Sarajevo in Herzegovina, Dubrovnik in southern Croatia, Tirana in Albania, Ohrid in Macedonia and Kavala in Greece during the 15 days camp.

source: / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Karnataka / by  Correspondent / Kalaburagi – June 27th, 2017

Engineering students in Bengaluru launch 3 race cars

Bengaluru, KARNATAKA :


On the combustion, hybrid and electric platforms

Ashwa Racing, a brand under Ashwa Mobility of RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru, on Saturday launched three new race cars on the combustion (AMF RZX8- CO), hybrid (AMF X8-HY) and electric (AMF-RZX8 -ELE) platforms for the 2018 race season.

Undergraduate students, who conceived, designed and build formula race cars, would be competing in national and global events in the coming months.

The combustion vehicle (210 kg without driver) development is headed by team captain Sweekruth Shetty, project manager Rakesh H.N, chief engineer Prateek Bhustali. The racing hybrid vehicle (300 kg) development is headed by team captain Asfan Khan, project manager Suhas B.U., chief engineer Uday Naik and chief communication officer Tarun Kasa.

The electric vehicle (200kg) development is headed by team captain Pranave Nanda, project manager Rahul S.D., chief engineer Gautam Singh and chief communication officer Srivatsa Deshpande.

The combustion and electric divisions of Ashwa Racing would be competing in Formula Bharat, which will be held in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu from January 24 to 28, 2018.

source: / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Bengaluru / by Special Correspondent / January 15th, 2018

‘Spirit of sacrifice is fuelled by patriotism’

Madikeri, KARNATAKA :


The spirit of sacrificing one’s life for the cause of the nation is fuelled by a high degree of patriotism, Chief Executive Officer of Kodagu Zilla Panchayat Mirza Akbarulla said here on Wednesday.

He was addressing police personnel at the police parade grounds here on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day.

It was everybody’s bounden duty to remember the supreme sacrifice of police personnel in defence of people and property, Mr. Akbarulla said. Police personnel who had laid down their lives fighting for peace in the country should be remembered always, he said and quoted examples of those who sacrificed their lives during the November 26, 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Deputy Commissioner K.H. Ashwatha Narayana Gowda, who led others in paying rich tribute to police personnel who had died in the line of duty, said society should remember with gratitude the sacrifice of the police personnel.

Superintendent of Police, Manjunath Annigeri, who welcomed earlier, read out the names of 833 police personnel who had laid down their lives in the line of duty across the nation in the last one year. Three rounds of volleys were fired in the air to pay respects to the police personnel.

Those who laid wreaths at the police memorial included president of the zilla panchayat V.M. Vijaya; Mr. Gowda; Additional Deputy Commissioner K.M. Chandre Gowda; Mr. Akbarulla; Mr. Annigeri; Air Marshal K.C. Cariappa (Retired); Col. Uthaiah (Retd.); Home Guards Commandant, Kodagu, Maj. O.S. Chingappa; Madikeri CMC Commissioner Srikanth Rao; Deputy Superintendent of Police, Madikeri, J.D. Prakash; Somwarpet DYSP M. Narayana; Virajpet DYSP Annappa Naik; Madikeri tahsildar Devaraju; president of Retired Police Officers Association M.A. Appaiah, and journalists K. Thimmappa and Anu Cariappa.

source: / The Hindu / Home> National> Karnataka / October 22nd, 2009

Fort museum opened in Bidar


An amazing collection of artefacts, inscriptions and photographs are on display at the refurbished tourist information centre and museum opened by the Archaeological Survey of India on the fort premises here on Wednesday.

The museum had been closed for two years for restoration.

The old museum housed in the Royal Bath room inside the Turkash Mahal complex has been moved to the Awwal Talukdar office near the front gate, opposite Rangeen Mahal.

It has tools used by hunters in Neolithic times that were found in 11 archaeological sites in Bidar district. Stone tablets dating from the 1st century; inscriptions that speak of the genealogy of Hassan Gangu Behman, the founder of the Bahmani dynasty; and a space saving tablet that has an inscription on one side and a design on the other, are among the exhibits.

The weapons section is full of guns of various shapes and sizes, cannon balls and thorns and grenades. Metal armour, swords, and khanjars are on display.

Of special interest are implements used by doctors in the 14th century, ornaments made from sea shells, terracotta tiles and painted wall hangings.

It also has artefacts found in neighbouring sites of Sannati, Maski, Kalaburagi, Vijayapura and Basavakalyan.

Archaeologist Prasanna Kumar took visitors and students around the museum and explained the significance of the artefacts. He spoke of sculptors used soap stone to carve female figurines to symbolise that beauty fade away over time, like the rock it was carved on. Abdul Samad Bharati read Persian and Arabic inscriptions to the delight of young visitors.

A.M.V Subrahmanya, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI, pointed out that some Madanika busts found in Basavakalyan and other sites in Bidar district were older than those found in Belur and Halebid.

A 30-minute audio guide about Bidar would be prepared to help tourists, he said. He also said work would start on an interpretation centre and sound and light show in Bidar fort.

The ASI is working with various government departments to draft a proposal to be sent to the UNESCO seeking heritage city status to Bidar- Kalaburagi and Vijayapura, he said.

Hanchate Sanjiv Kumar inaugurated the museum and asked youth to take pride in their history. Prakash Nikam, Superintendent of police, asked youth to desist from defacing monuments. “If we don’t etch on the walls at home, why should we do so on the walls of monuments that are national treasures?” he said

source: The Hindu / Home> News> States> Karnataka / by Rishikesh Bahadur Desai / Bidar – February 05th, 2016

Inscription traces genealogy of Bahmani Kingdom founder


Historian Abdul Samad Bharati showing the stone inscription to visitors in the Bidar ASI museum.— File Photo: T. Gopichand
Historian Abdul Samad Bharati showing the stone inscription to visitors in the Bidar ASI museum.— File Photo: T. Gopichand

History textbooks in the State say that Allauddin Hasan Gangu, founder of the Bahmani dynasty, began his life as the slave of a Brahmin in New Delhi. However, other versions of history strongly claim that he hailed from Iran and served in the army of the medieval Delhi kings.

The latest evidence that argues against the slave-to-king theory is a stone inscription unveiled at the Archaeological Survey of India museum in Bidar that opened last month.

The inscription of two sets of seven lines, with neatly carved rectangular borders, starts with hailing King Ahmed Shah Bahmani and how his rule brought prosperity to the region. It speaks of how he was the ninth king of the Bahmani Sultanate founded by Allauddin Hasan Gangu Bahmani . It identifies Hasan Gangu as a descendant of the legendary warrior Esfandiyar Goshtap. It describes him as a proud son of a Bahmani village in Iran. “Experts have dated this tablet between 1350 and 1550,” said Prasanna Kumar, archaeologist with the Bidar ASI office.

“For long, scholars have argued with evidence that Allauddin was a general in Mohammad Bin Tughlaq’s army. He founded the Bahmani Kingdom in Kalaburagi, after rebelling against the Delhi kings in 1347. But, we continue to teach the legend that Allauddin was a slave who became a king by chance. This is unfortunate,” said Abdul Samad Bharati, historian and author of the book ‘Historic monuments of Bidar’. He hoped the Bidar inscription would help change the minds of history writers. “There are two other documents that refute the theory about Allauddin’s humble beginnings, a book published by University of Dhaka that speaks of the life and contribution of the hero and medieval era historian Abdul Mallik Esami, who said Allauddin was an Iranian, who joined the Delhi army,” he said.

International scholars also feel the same. “The whole story of Hasan Gangu being a slave to Gangadhar Shastri is a legend that is not supported by any primary source,” said Sara Mondini, art history scholar from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, who is on a tour of Ashtur near Bidar. Helen Philon, historian of the Deccan Heritage Foundation, says history books need to accommodate changes over the years. “Farishta, a court historian of the Bijapur Adilshahis accorded legitimacy to such legends and hearsay in the 17 th century. Most historians and writers seemed to have believed Farishta, without considering theories that offered alternative explanations,” she said.

Ashwath Narayana, professor of history in Bangalore University, and a member of the Karnataka state textbook review committee, said history textbooks should change with the emergence of new sources. “If history is an attempt at truth-telling, new research should prompt us to change the way it is written. We will study this inscription and make suitable changes to the history of the Deccan, if need be,” he said.

A stone inscription unveiled at the ASI museum in Bidar is evidence that negates the slave-to-king theory in history textbooks.

source: The Hindu / Home> News> States> Karnataka / by Rishikesh Bahadur Desai / Bidar – April 04th, 2016

Kirmani wishes team for ODI World Cup for the Blind

Bengaluru, KARNATAKA :

Mahantesh G. Kivadasannavar, founder and managing trustee of Samarthana Trustm, former cricketer Syed Kirmani, cricketers Prem Kumar Prakash Jayaramaiah, Mahender Vaishnav and others at the closure of the coaching camp for the Indian cricket team for blind, in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain
Mahantesh G. Kivadasannavar, founder and managing trustee of Samarthana Trustm, former cricketer Syed Kirmani, cricketers Prem Kumar Prakash Jayaramaiah, Mahender Vaishnav and others at the closure of the coaching camp for the Indian cricket team for blind, in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain

The tournament to be held from January 7 to 21

Syed Kirmani called on the Indian cricket team for the blind to bring glory to the nation, much like he and his teammates did when they scripted the historic 1983 World Cup triumph.

The Indian team goes to the 5th ODI World Cup for the Blind – to be jointly hosted by United Arab Emirates and Pakistan – as the defending champion.

India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Australia will participate in the tournament to be held from January 7 to 21.

“This talented Indian blind team has seven all-rounders, just like our 1983 World Cup side. I saw these guys train recently, and it was amazing to see them dive, make direct hits and hit big sixes. I am sure that they will bring laurels to our country by retaining the World Cup,” Kirmani said on Wednesday.

Kirmani, who donned the gloves with distinction during his long career, added, “The cricketers are as skilled as Virat Kohli, M.S. Dhoni and all the others of this era.”

Prakash Jayaramaiah, star batsman for the team, is confident of putting on a good show. “Pakistan and India are the strongest units. Playing against Pakistan brings out the best in us,” he said.

The 33-year-old, who was born in Channapatna, appealed to the State government to provide jobs to visually impaired cricketers. “When we won the 2017 Blind World Twenty20 in Chinnaswamy Stadium, the State government promised to give us jobs. But that hasn’t happened yet. If we are given a job in a public sector company, we will be able to provide for our families,” Jayaramaiah said.

The game

* A team of 11 players consists of three categories

– B1 (totally blind), B2 (partially blind), B3 (partially sighted)

* Underarm bowling

*The bowler has to give an audio clue before delivering the ball

* The batsman must respond with an audio clue to indicate that he is ready

* The ball is made of hard plastic, and fitted with ball bearings.

* The sound made by the bearings helps the batsmen and the fielders to track the ball

* Bats of standard International Cricket Council specifications

source: / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Bengaluru / b y Ashwin Achal / January 03rd, 2018

Hafiz Amjad Hussain Karnataki conferred Honorary Doctorate from Gulbarga University

Shikaripur, (Shimoga District ), KARNATAKA :


Gulbarga  :

The chairman of Karnataka Urdu Academy, Janab Hafiz Amjad Hussain Karnataki conferred with Honorary Doctorate from Gulbarga University at its 31st annual convocation held on 6th March 2013 in Jnana Ganga Campus.

Mr Karnataki was chosen for this honor for his services and contribution to Urdu language.

This year the University has chosen 11 persons including Mr Karnataki for this honor.

The program was graced by former CM of Karnataka Mr N Dharam Singh, ex-minister Vaijnath Patil, Gurpad Nagmarpallli, Mahanth Shiva Acharya, Mr D J Sagar and Senior Jounalist Mr Shrinivas Sarnurkar.

Bhatkallys News Service

source: / / Home> India / March 2013

Karnataka Urdu Academy, Awards Editors of Urdu Magazines



Bangalore :

“At a time when every effort is made to suppress Urdu language, bringing out magazines and journals in Urdu is a symbol of great ambition and perseverance. Hence they deserve to be felicitated” said, Hafiz Amjad Husain Karnataki, Chairman, Karnataka Urdu Academy while presiding over a felicitation programme organized by the academy here on June 28.

The programme was organized to felicitate the efforts of the editors of Urdu magazines and journals in Karnataka.

Zameer Pasha, secretary, Minority Welfare Department, who was the chief guest for the programme, applauded the innovative initiatives of the academy. “At a time when every other person is seen back biting one another, the initiative of the academy to honour the editors of Urdu journals is commendable” he said.

Appreciating the editors, Asjad Nawaz, resident editor, Rashtriya Sahara said, “You should continue your struggle since you are doing jihad in today’s testing times”.

Alhaaj Baba Ji was also present on the occasion. A few of the editors were also given an opportunity to share their message. The award given to the editors included a certificate, a memento, a shawl and a bouquet.

Following are the editors felicitated:

Moulana Abdur Raheem Sayeed Rashadi, Editor, Gulshan-e-Sayeed, Bangalore; Moulana Idrees Habban Raheemi, Editor, Nuqoosh-e-Aalam, Bangalore; Laeequllah Khan Mansoori, Editor, Majallatul ULAMA, Bangalore; Moulana Ubaidullah, Editor, Zia, Kandlur, Udupi Dist.; Fareeda Rahmatullah, Editor, Zarreen Shuaaein, Bangalore; Moulana Abul Khair Hamdullah, Editor, Lam’aat-e-Qalam, Bangalore; Abdul Hameed Rahi, Editor, The Hajj News of India, Bangalore; Khaleel Fateh, Editor, Jadeed Tehrik, Bangalore; Khaleel Ahmed, Editor, Zaraafath, Bangalore; Moulana Daniyal, Editor, Irshad Murshad, Channapatna; Moulana Ilyas Nadvi, Editor, Armughan-e-Hijaz; Moulana Abdul Aleem Qasmi, Editor, Naqsh-e-Nawait, Bhatkal; Moulana Imtiyaz Haider, Editor, Misbah, Bangalore.

source: / Karnataka Muslims / Home> Districts> Bangalore / by Staff Reporter , KMNN / July 02nd, 2012

‘I always wanted to be a filmmaker’

Bengaluru, KARNATAKA :

Saad Khan
Saad Khan

Director Saad Khan is a known name in the world of theatre and movies. And why not? He knew that he wanted to get into filmmaking and had a clear idea about how to go about it.

As his film ‘Humble Politiciann Nograj’ is all set to release in January, Saad is all excited. In a candid chat with Tini Sara Anien, he talks about the film and more.

How did your interest in direction come about?

I belong to the age when video cassettes were popular. I used to watch at least two movies every weekend. This is when the passion for films came in. At school, I was already into theatre. I remember doing a professional play and being yelled at by my director because I was mouthing everyone’s lines. The director told me that acting is not what I should be doing and that I should probably assist him. My passion grew. I did a summer workshop with Bangalore Little Theatre and finally directed my own play.

What kept your interest alive?

My first play ‘Idle Hand’ was a big moment for me as a director. I didn’t know about the method acting or anything then. The play was about a lazy man and how one particular night, when he sleeps, his hands take over his body. I was associated with many plays after that. I always wanted to be a filmmaker. I knew that I had to make a transition and at that time I felt theatre was the right way ahead.

Is theatre a stepping stone to filmmaking?

From what I have observed in the recent past, there is no particular design for artistes. I’ve heard so many filmmakers and actors’ stories that I know that there is no set formula for it. Eventually, I realised that I didn’t want to stick to any genre. I brought the Hollywood movie ‘Scream’ on stage. I’ve also done musicals.

What was the turning point in your career?

It was when my short film ‘Another Kind of Black’ went to the Cannes Film Festival. I felt I was too cool but I soon realised I was just lucky as the concept was pretty good. That was the moment when I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to sell stories.

How is your chemistry with actor Danish Sait who plays the ‘Humble Politiciann Nograj’?

Danish used to do prank calls on air as Nograj. Slowly he and I made YouTube videos with ‘Nograj’. Once we did a live video of it from Times Square. After this, I said ‘I think we are now ready to make a film on Nograj’. We already had the title of the film since we always referred to the character as a humble politician. Danish, Maaz (Khan) and I met and wrote the story. I took a bit more time to do the screenplay. We were lucky to get Pushkar Films, Lost and Found Films and Paramvah Studios as producers.

What’s next?

We are just focussing on the movie release at the moment. There are speculations about a sequel.

source: / Deccan Herald / Home> Supplements> MetroLife / by Tina Sara Anien / DH News Service / December 26th, 2017

Nooshin Al Khadeer bowled Lisa Sthalekar to pick up her 100th ODI wicket

Gulbarga, KARNATAKA :

Nooshin Al Khadeer bowled Lisa Sthalekar to pick up her 100th ODI wicket, India Women v Australia Women, 3rd ODI, Mumbai, March 16, 2012

source: Hindustan Times
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