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Rajanikanth P
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8 books, 2000+ pages - It's all about +Chitradurga and the nayakas who ruled durga. The last one is the magnum opus and it's about the epic confrontation between Madakari Nayaka and Hyder Ali. A gripping tale about how the fort of chitradurga finally falls into the hands of Hyder Ali. Ta.Ra.Su, the author got Kendra Sahitya Academy award for the last book. I would like to visit the fort shortly. #Durgastamana   #KannadaKadambari   #TaRaSu  
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Faith and Trust are different. Faith is not directly or indirectly proportional to any external parameter. Faith is immovable and firm whereas trust is unstable and fickle. Trust can change but faith doesn't. Hindu dharma stands on faith. In our country believing in god is extremity, not believing in god is fashion, making a mockery of god is ಚಿಂತನೆ.

Among the few novels I read last month, I found "Karma" very intriguing. It was already popular. To be honest, I picked it up looking at the title. The author has done extensive research about the subject. In this Fast_Food_Information age why would somebody be interested about Garudapurana or funeral rituals in detail ? That's the same question the protagonist keeps asking himself when he is called to his native to perform his father's shraaddha. This novel is all about what happens for the next 13 days in his life. Forget about performing the act with sincerity, he is completely ignorant of the customs. Getting 13 days off from work, staying away from drinks and cigarettes, handling his binge_drinking_cheating_live in partner whom he married just to manage loans, confronting the priest by questioning every custom bringing science into it, guilty of not serving his father when he was alive, sick mother, poor brother, old flame - all this disturbs him a lot. But he just wants to express gratitude and move on and that's when comes a shocking twist in the tale with a tragic end. English version : http://www.flipkart.com/author/karanam-pavan-prasad
#kannadakadambari
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ನಾನು ಓದಿದ ಕಥೆ S.L. Byrappa's ನಾಯಿ ನೆರಳು  ( Dog Shadow ) ಇದು ಧರ್ಮ, ಕರ್ಮ ಹಾಗು ಪುನರ್ಜನ್ಮದ ಸುಂದರ ಕಥೆ.

The crux of this story is about the law of karma (ಕರ್ಮ)  and Reincarnation (ಪುನರ್ಜನ್ಮ). In the movie Kung Fu Panda, Wu Gui says "There are no accidents" to Master Shifu. There is a profound meaning to it. The date and location of where one is born is no accident. The events happening around when one is born may remind of what from the past needs healing in the present. Not everybody can remember one's past life. But this story begins with a small kid repeatedly saying "I am married and I have a son" to everybody around him. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. Like a dog that follows it's master everywhere, No matter wherever you go your karma (Dog-ನಾಯಿ) will follow you as shadow(ನೆರಳು). 

ನಿನ್ನ ಜನ್ಮದ ಹಿಂದೆ ಒಂದು ಕಾರಣ ಇದ್ದೆ ಇರುತ್ತೆ. ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ ಸಮಯ ಹಾಗು ಊರು ಆಕಸ್ಮಿಕ ಅಲ್ಲ. ನಿನಗೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಜನ್ಮದ ಕಥೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲದಿರಬಹುದು. ಆದರೆ ಒಬ್ಬ ಪುಟ್ಟ ಬಾಲಕ "ನನಗೆ ಮಧುವೆ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಅವಳ ಹೆಸರು ವೆಂಕಮ್ಮ. ನಮಗೆ ಒಂದು ಗಂಡು ಮಗು ಇದೆ" ಎಂದು ಮತ್ತೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಹೇಳಿದರೆ ಅದರರ್ಥ ಏನು? ನೀನು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ದಾರಿಯಲಿ ನಡೆದರೆ ಸಂತೋಷವು, ಕೆಟ್ಟ ದಾರಿಯಲಿ ನಡೆದರೆ ನೋವು ನಿನ್ನ ಹಿಂದೆಯೇ ಬರುತ್ತೆ. ಯಾವ ರೀತಿ ಒಂದು ನಾಯಿ ತನ್ನ ಮಾಲಿಕನ ಹಿಂದೆಯೇ ನೆರಳಿನಂತೆ ಸದಾ ಇರುವುದೋ ಅದೇ ತರ ನಿನ್ನ ಕರ್ಮ ನಿನ್ನ ಹಿಂದೆಯೇ ಇರುತ್ತೆ. ಅದೇ ನಾಯಿ ನೆರಳು.

Set in the times of Pre-Independence India this story is about sadhus, rebirth, rebirth, widow remarriage, and relationship in general and what happens to unfinished business and deeds left undone in ones life. #nayineralu   #kannadakadambari   
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The secret to staying young is not just consistent workouts, eating healthy, hiding your age but colouring your hair 😜 #UnclesHateGreyHair
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Road race #6 100Km EPIC Nandi hills

Bicycle racing is fun for some,challenging for others,daunting experience for the rest. The typical road racing scene in Bangalore has - nervous faces with hairy legs,the calm faces with shaved legs,fresh legs (who arrive in car),tired legs (who ride from home) locals,riders from Pune,Chennai,Hyderabad,Strong under 18 kids,Fast and Furious lovely ladies,Unavoidable accidents, Peeing and Puncture issues,Traffic problems ( remember we race on open roads ),Yelling in the pack,Sharing the snack, overlapping wheels and oops.

Not everybody wants to win or can win a race. We just want to ride better - better than our previous race or better than others. Winning feels good. Always.No matter how much you train,take care of your rest and recovery,sleep early the night before,eat and drink well before the race - the fact is You can never be too prepared for a race. Especially the EPIC Nandi hills race.

Normal race = Fun, Torture(optional), Fun.
Nandi race = Fun, Survive, Torture(Compulsory).

After the initial freshness and excitement began to wear off,the peloton settled down. You ride 90km into the winds with many around you,some behind,some ahead. Slowly some get dropped. Some manage to bridge gaps when a flurry of attacks happen. Nobody wants to loose the wheel that's in front of them. Either you keep yelling or get yelled at. Hold your line and Shout on that squirrely rider. Hear the wheels whizzing, gears clicking. See the riders planning attacks. Plans keep changing, pacing and positioning begins towards the last part of the race. The torture lies in the last 7km of the race when you climb the 40 hairpin bends with burning legs desperately trying to find your climbing rhythm.

No matter how much you try you might not be able to get your personal best on your training days. But come race day, the adrenaline, the extra energy will make you push more. I got my Personal best - I climbed the bull in 24m:55s. And even when I was climbing I knew I was with the Top10 group of riders - which resulted in me being the 1st in Masters category (>35 yrs).

But I realized that I was riding under the Elite category - once I came down the hill. My team mate had done the registration for all of us and I assumed that he knew the details. Shit happens. Sometimes you win Sometimes You learn. A big thanks to my team +Manchinabele Machas​who allowed me to suck their wheels, who tried to protect me from crosswind, who brought me in car to the venue.

A big thanks to my team mates +Balu BLR+Akash Ananthaswamy+Abhirama Mallela+Nagaraj mr​ for all the help. Thanks to Veloscope for the awesome pictures.

With the arrival of power meters - all that we want to do is, go to the next level. Hurt each other in training and Hurt others in racing. Till then... Sur la Plaque.
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Manchinabele reservoir ride. No climbing No suffering No vo2 max. Just enjoy the view from view point, Tasty breakfast #polygonbikes #manchinabelemacchas
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A podium at last on #bbch circuit race. 6 laps of 11+ km loop in just 2 hours isn't a fast ride but with the winds and wet roads I'll take it any day. 2 crashes and 2 injured riders. Sad indeed but happy to see all our boys safe. Could have easily got 2nd in masters category but a small mistake cost me and i landed 3rd. #Bangalorebicyclechampionship #cycling #bikeraces #polygonbike #Manchanibelemacchas
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Awesome solo ride . 3rd ride for this week. After 2 repeats of #manchinabele climb, I am riding back to home.
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